2016 NPSL season

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National Premier Soccer League
Season 2016
Champions AFC Cleveland
Matches played 513
Goals scored 1,799 (3.51 per match)
2015
2017

The 2016 National Premier Soccer League season was the 104th season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States, and the 14th season of the NPSL.

Regions and Conferences[edit]

Changes from 2015[edit]

Incoming teams[edit]

Team Location Region/Conference Notes
Albion SC Pros San Diego, California West - Southwest Expansion
North County Battalion San Diego, California West - Southwest Expansion
Southern California Sports Club San Bernardino, California West - Southwest Expansion
Corinthians USA Fontana, California West - Southwest Expansion
AFC Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan Midwest - Great Lakes West From Great Lakes Premier League
Grand Rapids FC Grand Rapids, Michigan Midwest - Great Lakes West From Great Lakes Premier League
Kalamazoo FC Kalamazoo, Michigan Midwest - Great Lakes West Expansion
Rochester River DogZ FC Rochester, New York Midwest - Great Lakes East Expansion
Chicago Mustangs Chicago, Illinois Midwest - Central From MASL
LC Aris FC La Crosse, Wisconsin Midwest - Central Returning from Hiatus
Milwaukee Torrent Milwaukee, Wisconsin Midwest - Central Expansion
Fort Lauderdale Strikers U-23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sunshine - South Expansion
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 Tampa, Florida Sunshine - South Expansion
Birmingham Hammers Birmingham, Alabama Southeast - South Expansion
Memphis City FC Memphis, Tennessee Southeast - South Expansion
Tobacco Road FC Durham, North Carolina South Atlantic - South Expansion
Houston Dutch Lions FC Houston, Texas South Central - South From PDL
Little Rock Rangers Little Rock, Arkansas South Central - South Expansion
Shreveport Rafters FC Shreveport, Louisiana South Central - South Expansion
Junior Lone Star FC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Keystone - Northeast Returning from Hiatus
New Jersey Copa FC Metuchen, New Jersey Keystone - Northeast Expansion
Boston City FC Boston, Massachusetts Atlantic - Northeast Expansion
Kingston Stockade FC Kingston, New York Atlantic - Northeast Expansion

Moved and/or Rebranded teams[edit]

Team Prev Name Location Prev Location Notes
East Bay FC Stompers San Francisco Stompers Hayward, California San Francisco, California Relocated
OSA FC FC Tacoma 253 Seattle, Washington Tacoma, Washington Rebrand and Move
Dayton Dynamo Cincinnati Saints Dayton, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Rebrand and Move
Indy Eleven NPSL Indiana Fire NPSL Indianapolis, Indiana Acquired by Indy Eleven
Jacksonville Armada U-23 Jacksonville United Jacksonville, Florida Acquired by Jacksonville Armada FC
Atlanta Silverbacks Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves Atlanta, Georgia After NASL team folded, Reserves took over brand
Richmond Strikers Chesterfield United FC Richmond, Virginia Richmond and Chesterfield clubs merged

Outgoing teams[edit]

Team Location Notes
FC Force San Diego, California Inactive
Fort Pitt FC Regiment Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Inactive
Jersey Blues FC Morristown, New Jersey Have not played any games in 2016 and look to be inactive.
Madison 56ers Madison, Wisconsin Moved to PLA
Minnesota United FC Reserves Minneapolis, Minnesota Moved to PLA
San Diego Flash San Diego, California Hiatus

Standings[edit]

Northeast Region[edit]

Atlantic Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos B (C, Q) 16 12 2 2 49 19 +30 38 2016 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 Boston City FC (Q) 16 10 4 2 25 22 +3 32
3 Rhode Island Reds 16 8 7 1 36 37 −1 25
4 Greater Lowell United FC 16 6 5 5 27 24 +3 23
5 Seacoast United Phantoms 16 6 6 4 27 33 −6 22
6 Brooklyn Italians 16 5 6 5 31 24 +7 20
7 Kingston Stockade FC 16 5 8 3 28 29 −1 18
8 New York Athletic Club 16 3 8 5 17 28 −11 14
9 Seacoast United Mariners 16 2 11 3 14 38 −24 9
Updated to match(es) played on July 10, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Top scorers[edit]
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Isaac Nana Addai Rhode Island Reds 18
2 Michael Creswick Kingston Stockade FC 9
3 Rasmus Hansen Brooklyn Italians 8
4 Ivan Bertarame New York Cosmos B 7
5 Michael Bustamante Boston City FC 6
Homero Morais Boston City FC
7 Quincy Appah Greater Lowell United FC 5
Franklin Castellanos New York Cosmos B
Trey Williams New York Cosmos B
10 Daniel Bedoya New York Cosmos B 4
Joao Cardosa Rhode Island Reds
Kareem Joachim Brooklyn Italians
Tanor Jobe Rhode Island Reds
Franklin Pena Greater Lowell United FC
Corey Phillips Kingston Stockade FC
Matias Ruiz New York Cosmos B
Augusto Silva Greater Lowell United FC

As of July 11, 2016[1]

Keystone Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Clarkstown SC Eagles (C, Q) 12 10 1 1 31 12 +19 31 2016 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 New Jersey Copa FC (Q) 12 6 1 5 22 10 +12 23
3 Junior Lone Star FC 12 6 3 3 27 19 +8 21
4 GBFC Thunder 12 4 6 2 21 28 −7 14
5 Hershey FC 12 2 5 5 19 27 −8 11
6 Electric City Shock SC 12 3 7 2 20 29 −9 11
7 Buxmont Torch FC 12 1 9 2 16 31 −15 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 10, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Mid-Atlantic Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fredericksburg FC (C, Q) 10 6 2 2 17 8 +9 20 2016 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 Legacy 76 (Q) 10 6 2 2 18 11 +7 20
3 Virginia Beach City FC 10 5 2 3 20 12 +8 18
4 Richmond Strikers 10 4 5 1 14 20 −6 13
5 FC Frederick 10 2 6 2 10 16 −6 8
6 ASA Charge 10 1 7 2 11 23 −12 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

South Region[edit]

South Atlantic Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny (Q) 10 6 1 3 23 10 +13 21 2016 NPSL South Atlantic Conference playoffs
2 Atlanta Silverbacks (Q) 10 5 1 4 17 10 +7 19
3 Carolina RailHawks NPSL (Q) 10 4 4 2 24 14 +10 14
4 Tobacco Road FC (Q) 10 3 4 3 16 22 −6 12
5 FC Carolina Discoveries 10 2 4 4 20 23 −3 10
6 Georgia Revolution 10 1 7 2 10 31 −21 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 3, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

South Central Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tulsa Athletics (Q) 12 11 1 0 38 9 +29 33 2016 NPSL South Central Conference playoffs
2 Houston Dutch Lions FC (Q) 12 9 1 2 34 13 +21 29
3 FC Wichita (Q) 12 9 2 1 31 11 +20 28
4 Dallas City FC (Q) 12 6 5 1 23 17 +6 19
5 Liverpool Warriors (Q) 12 6 5 1 26 17 +9 19
6 Shreveport Rafters FC (Q) 12 5 5 2 18 20 −2 17
7 Little Rock Rangers 12 5 6 1 16 18 −2 16
8 Corinthians FC of San Antonio 12 4 6 2 27 30 −3 14
9 Houston Regals 12 2 9 1 10 35 −25 7
10 Joplin Demize 12 2 10 0 11 40 −29 6
11 Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 12 1 10 1 11 38 −27 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 3, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Southeast Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chattanooga FC (Q, C) 10 9 0 1 21 3 +18 28 2016 NPSL Southeast Conference playoffs
2 Memphis City FC (Q) 10 5 3 2 17 12 +5 17
3 New Orleans Jesters (Q) 10 4 4 2 16 15 +1 14
4 Knoxville Force (Q) 10 4 6 0 13 24 −11 12
5 Nashville FC 10 3 7 0 12 16 −4 9
6 Birmingham Hammers 10 2 7 1 10 19 −9 7
Updated to match(es) played on July 3, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Sunshine Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Miami United FC (C) 10 9 1 0 28 13 +15 27 2016 NPSL South Region playoffs
2 Jacksonville Armada U-23 10 5 2 3 26 13 +13 18
3 Miami Fusion FC 10 5 2 3 21 9 +12 18
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 10 4 4 2 17 12 +5 14
5 Storm FC 10 3 4 3 19 14 +5 12
6 Kraze United 10 3 4 3 21 24 −3 12
7 Fort Lauderdale Strikers U-23 10 4 6 0 12 24 −12 12
8 Weston FC 10 0 10 0 8 43 −35 0
Updated to match(es) played on July 10, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Midwest Region[edit]

Central Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Milwaukee Torrent (C) 6 6 0 0 27 2 +25 18
2 Chicago Mustangs 6 3 3 0 13 9 +4 9
3 Minnesota TwinStars 6 3 3 0 11 17 −6 9
4 LC Aris FC 6 0 6 0 8 31 −23 0
Updated to match(es) played on July 23, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Great Lakes East Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AFC Cleveland (C, Q) 10 8 2 0 25 9 +16 24 2016 NPSL Midwest Region playoffs
2 Indy Eleven NPSL (Q) 10 6 3 1 18 15 +3 19
3 FC Buffalo 10 5 3 2 16 12 +4 17
4 Rochester River DogZ FC 10 3 4 3 12 14 −2 12
5 Erie Commodores FC 10 2 4 4 18 16 +2 10
6 FC Indiana Lions 10 0 8 2 5 28 −23 2
Updated to match(es) played on July 10, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Great Lakes West Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Grand Rapids FC (C, Q) 12 7 1 4 21 11 +10 25 2016 NPSL Midwest Region playoffs
2 AFC Ann Arbor (Q) 12 6 3 3 19 16 +3 21
3 Michigan Stars FC 12 5 3 4 17 13 +4 19
4 Lansing United 12 4 4 4 16 14 +2 16
5 Detroit City FC 12 4 4 4 24 21 +3 16
6 Kalamazoo FC 12 4 6 2 12 15 −3 14
7 Dayton Dynamo 12 1 10 1 8 27 −19 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 15, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

West Region[edit]

Golden Gate Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sonoma County Sol (Q) 14 8 4 2 40 25 +15 26 2016 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 CD Aguiluchos USA (Q) 14 7 4 3 36 20 +16 24
3 East Bay FC Stompers (Q) 14 6 4 4 28 23 +5 22
4 Sacramento Gold 14 7 7 0 29 29 0 21
5 Real San Jose 14 1 11 2 8 48 −40 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 4, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Northwest Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 OSA FC (Q) 10 5 3 2 17 12 +5 17 2016 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 Portland Spartans FC 10 4 5 1 12 13 −1 13
Updated to match(es) played on July 4, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Southwest Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Albion SC Pros (Q) 12 8 0 4 30 8 +22 28 2016 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 North County Battalion (Q) 12 7 2 3 36 19 +17 24
3 Deportivo Coras USA (Q) 12 7 3 2 34 17 +17 23
4 SoCal SC (Q) 12 5 5 2 23 20 +3 17
5 FC Hasental 12 3 7 2 21 32 −11 11
6 Temecula FC 12 3 7 2 18 32 −14 11
7 Sports Club Corinthians USA 12 0 9 3 9 43 −34 3
Updated to match(es) played on July 4, 2016. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Playoffs[edit]

[2]

South Atlantic Conference Playoffs[edit]

Semifinal
July 7
Final
July 9
      
1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny 0
4 Tobacco Road FC 1
4 Tobacco Road FC 1
2 Atlanta Silverbacks 2*
2 Atlanta Silverbacks 4
3 Carolina RailHawks NPSL 0

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

South Central Conference Playoffs[edit]

  Wild Card
July 6
    Semifinal
July 9
    Final
July 10
                           
      1 Tulsa Athletics 4  
  4 Dallas City FC 0     5 Liverpool Warriors 1    
  5 Liverpool Warriors 2         1 Tulsa Athletics 1
      2 Houston Dutch Lions FC 2
      2 Houston Dutch Lions FC 5    
  3 FC Wichita 3     3 FC Wichita 0  
  6 Shreveport Rafters FC 0  

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Southeast Conference Playoffs[edit]

Semifinal
July 8
Final
July 9
      
1 Chattanooga FC 5
4 Knoxville Force 0
1 Chattanooga FC 2
2 Memphis City FC 1
2 Memphis City FC 3
3 New Orleans Jesters 0

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Regional and National Playoffs[edit]

  Regional First Round
July 9–16
Regional Semifinal
July 16–22
Regional Final
July 23
National Semifinal[A]
July 30
National Final
August 6
                                               
       
  SE Chattanooga FC 4  
    SC Houston Dutch Lions FC 0  
     
       
  SE Chattanooga FC 0(5)  
  SS Miami United FC 0(3)  
       
       
  SS Miami United FC 2
    SA Atlanta Silverbacks 0  
     
       
  1 Chattanooga FC 1  
  4 Sonoma County Sol 2  
1SW Albion SC Pros 1(3)  
4SW SoCal SC 1(1)  
  1 Albion SC Pros 2
    4 OSA FC 1  
2GG CD Aguiluchos USA 2
3GG OSA FC 3  
  1 Albion SC Pros 0
  3 Sonoma County Sol 1  
2SW North County Battalion 5  
3SW Deportivo Coras USA 3  
  2 North County Battalion 0
    3 Sonoma County Sol 3  
1GG Sonoma County Sol 3
4GG East Bay FC Stompers 1  
  4 Sonoma County Sol 2
  3 AFC Cleveland 4


       
  1 Clarkstown SC Eagles 1  
    4 Legacy 76 0  
4 Legacy 76 0(5)
5 Boston City FC 0(4)  
  1 Clarkstown SC Eagles 2  
  6 New Jersey Copa FC 0  
       
       
  2 New York Cosmos B 0
    6 New Jersey Copa FC 1  
3 Fredericksburg FC 2(8)
6 New Jersey Copa FC 2(9)  
  2 Clarkstown SC Eagles 2
  3 AFC Cleveland 3  
       
       
  1W Grand Rapids FC 1
    2E Indy Eleven NPSL 0  
     
       
  1W Grand Rapids FC 0(1)
  1E AFC Cleveland 0(3)  
       
       
  1E AFC Cleveland 0(4)
    2W AFC Ann Arbor 0(2)  
     
  • ^ A Note: The national semifinal teams were reseeded and matched-up based on regular season points per game average
  • Bold = winner
    * = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

    NPSL League Awards[edit]

    Week NPSL Player of the Week
    Player Position Club Reason
    Week 1 Jose Martinez FW Sacramento Gold [1]
    Week 2 Eric Lopez FW North County Battalion [2]
    Week 3 Simon Rawnsley FW CD Aguiluchos USA [3]
    Week 4 Cody Guthrie FW Portland Spartans FC [4]
    Week 5 Matt Clare MF Albion SC Pros [5]
    Week 6 Alberto "Tito" Anguiano MF FC Hasental [6]
    Week 7 Bljedi Bardic FW Clarkstown SC Eagles [7]
    Week 8 James Stroud GK North County Battalion [8]
    Week 9 Michael Creswick FW Kingston Stockade FC [9]
    Week 10 Jon Ander Ibarrondo FW Myrtle Beach Mutiny [10]
    Week 11 Simon Rawnsley FW CD Aguiluchos USA [11]
    Week 12 Skye Harter MF AFC Cleveland [12]
    Week 13 Evan De Ycaza MF Tobacco Road FC [13]
    Week 14 Santiago Patino FW Kraze United [14]
    Week 15 Luke Winter FW Chattanooga FC [15]

    Attendances[edit]

    Teams with an average home attendance of at least 1,000:[3]

    Team Home average
    Detroit City FC 5,208
    Grand Rapids FC 4,652
    Chattanooga FC 4,294
    Tulsa Athletics 3,457
    Little Rock Rangers 1,866

    References[edit]

    External links[edit]