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National Premier Soccer League
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Countries  United States
Confederation US Soccer
Founded 2003
Divisions 5
Number of teams 32
Promotion to None
Relegation to None
Levels on pyramid 4
Domestic cup(s) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Current champions Sonoma County Sol (2009)
Most championships Arizona Sahuaros
Detroit Arsenal
Pennsylvania Stoners
Sacramento Knights
Sonoma County Sol
Southern California Fusion
Utah Salt Ratz
(1 title each)
Website Official site

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is a United States soccer league recognized by the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA as a Division IV league. It is the successor of the Men's Premier Soccer League, a regional league originally based out of the Western United States, which has now expanded nationwide to encompass teams from 19 states.

Although the league is officially affiliated to the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup through USASA channels, the league is generally considered to be at the fourth tier of competition in the United States soccer pyramid, behind Major League Soccer, the USL First Division and the USL Second Division, and roughly equal with the USL Premier Development League and the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

The league's motto is "A National League With A Regional Focus". Some of the clubs are former United Soccer Leagues (USL) clubs.

The league began in 2003 as the Men's Professional Soccer League (MPSL), and was initially offshoot of the Women's Premier Soccer League, and marked the first instance of a women's soccer league spawning a men's league. The league expanded into the Midwest in 2005 with the addition of several new teams and a new conference, expanded further in 2007 with the addition of a new Northeast Conference and five new teams from the eastern United States. The league has since continued to expand, adding more teams throughout the entirety of the country.

The Official Ball of the NPSL is Molten. The NPSL currently uses the FX-1000A FIFA Approved ball provided by Molten. They are in the second year of the sponsorship.

Contents

2010 Teams

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Northeast Keystone Division

Northeast Atlantic Division

Southeast Division

Midwest Division

Western Division

Expansion Teams

Champions

Former MPSL/NPSL Teams

References

External links


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