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Our Leagues

USL LEAGUE TWO

USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally. Throughout the United States and Canada, League Two franchises continue to provide the elite amateur player the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. With ownership of teams coming from the likes of MLS and USL franchises as well as leading business and sports individuals, League Two serves as the leading development platform for the game both on and off the field.

League Two is more than the leading national pre-professional league. League Two is the defined and proven pathway for players to progress to the ranks of professional soccer, while its clubs become fixtures in the communities where they operate.

FORMAT

USL League Two regular season takes place during the summer from early May to mid-July. Each team plays a 14-match schedule against their respective divisional opponents, seven at home and seven away. In conferences with three divisions, each division winner, plus the highest-finishing second-place team in the conference, advances to the playoffs in the conference semifinals. In conferences with two divisions, the top two teams from each division advance to the conference semifinals. The playoffs occur in late July, with each conference champion advancing to the national semifinals and the winners of those matches advancing to the USL League Two Championship in early August.

Division / Conference

For its inaugural season in 2020, Philadelphia Lone Star FC will be competing in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

  • Cedar Stars Rush (NJ)
  • Evergreen FC (VA)
  • FA Euro New York (NY)
  • Lehigh Valley United (PA)
  • Long Island Rough Riders (NY)
  • New York Red Bulls U23 (NY)
  • Ocean City Nor’easters (NJ)
  • Philadelphia Lone Star (PA)
  • Reading United (PA).

League Website:
https://www.uslleaguetwo.com

League Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/USLLeagueTwo

League Twitter:
https://twitter.com/USLLeagueTwo

League Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/uslleaguetwo

National Premier Soccer League

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is one of the largest established men’s soccer leagues in the United States with over 90 teams competing across the country. The NPSL is a successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. The NPSL is a member of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and is thereby affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The NPSL’s cooperative and turnkey ownership platform has led to its explosive growth, countless player development opportunities, and commitment to grow the game in the United States.

PHILOSOPHY

We compete for 90 minutes on the field, we are business partners…always. We all work together to grow the game, build the NPSL, and develop our respective clubs.

MISSION

To grow the sport of soccer in the United States of America — by providing our members with a sustainable business model and professionally managed soccer platform, and by serving as an inspiration to players and soccer fans in our members’ communities.

VISION

To be the foundation of the U.S. Soccer development pyramid with over 100 profitable teams in over 100 communities; in turn, doing our part to help the United States become a soccer nation and win a World Cup.

 

FORMAT

The National Premier Soccer League regular season takes place during the summer from early May to mid-July. Each conference decides the number of games to be played during the regular season but the minimum is 10. Each conference decides its playoff structure. The playoffs occur in late July, with each conference champion advancing to the regional semifinals and then the regional final. The four regional champions will then advance to the national semifinals and the winners of those matches advancing to the NPSL Final in early August.

Conference / Region

Philadelphia Lone Star will be returning for its 9th season in the Keystone Conference of the Northeast Region.

  • Atlantic City FC (NJ)
  • Electric City Shock (PA)
  • FC Monmouth (NJ)
  • FC Motown (NJ)
  • First State FC (DE)
  • Hershey FC (PA)
  • New Jersey Copa FC (NJ)
  • Philadelphia Lone Star (PA)
  • Torch FC (PA)
  • West Chester United SC (PA)

League Website:
https://www.npsl.com

League Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/npslsoccer

League Twitter:
https://twitter.com/npslsoccer

League Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/NPSLSoccer

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was founded in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams Nationally. The UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019/20 Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL minimum standards at all tier levels.

UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

In 2019, the UPSL has expanded the league by launching a Youth Academy Division (U18 – U10), Men’s Masters Division (Over 30-40-50) and a UPSL Open Women’s Division. The UPSL is officially sanctioned with US Club Soccer on the youth academy level.

VISION

The United Premier Soccer league (UPSL) was formed in 2011 and is a National “Pro Development” (amateur) soccer league for Men, Women and Youth, and designed to provide players, coaches and fans with a highly-competitive year round playing league platform while featuring the United States’ first National Promotion/Relegation system for its member clubs.

The UPSL’s vision is “Connecting American Soccer” through a nationwide professionally-managed network and teams, players, coaches, fans, and business partners.

The UPSL strives to offer the advancement of the game at the highest levels of the American Soccer pyramid, while providing team ownership opportunities and playing opportunities nationwide.

FORMAT

Two seasons are played each year, with regional play culminating in a playoff system that crowns a single national champion each season. The league features internal promotion and relegation with up to three levels in some regions; only clubs in the top tier Division I are eligible to compete for the national championship.

DIVISION / CONFERENCE

Philadelphia Lone Star will be returning for its 3rd season in the American Division I of the Northeast Conference.

  • Allentown United FC (PA)
  • Astoria Knights FC (NY)
  • Fox Soccer Academy Pro (NY)
  • Krajisnik FC (NY)
  • New Jersey FC (NJ)
  • New York Contour United (NY)
  • North Jersey Alliance (NJ)
  • Philadelphia Lone Star (PA)
  • Real New York FC (NY)
  • Santa Fe NY (NY)

League Website:
https://www.upslsocccer.com

League Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/unitedpremiersoccerleague

League Twitter:
https://twitter.com/UPSLSoccer

League Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/UPSLSoccer

WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE

The Women’s Premiere Soccer League strives to provide the highest level of developmental opportunities for amateur players in the United States.  Entering its 22nd season, the WPSL has grown to more than 100 clubs and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world.  Team rosters consist of highly skilled players from collegiate, post-collegiate, international and standout prep athletes.

  • The WPSL has clubs in 40 of the 43 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • 33 of the 50 states are represented with two additional states already committed for the 2019 season. It also has Canadian clubs based in Vancouver and Victoria.
  • Los Angeles leads all metropolitan areas with eight clubs followed by San Francisco, New York City and Philadelphia (four clubs each) and Charlotte, San Diego, Houston, Seattle and Portland, Oregon (three clubs each).

FORMAT

The Women’s Premier Soccer League regular season takes place during the summer from early May to mid-July. Each conference decides the number of games to be played during the regular season which is between eight to twelve games. Each conference decides its playoff structure. The playoffs occur in late July, with each conference champion advancing to the regional semifinals and then the regional final. The four regional champions will then advance to the national semifinals and final in late-July.

CONFERENCE / REGION

Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women will be returning for their 2nd season in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the East Region.

  • CAFC Osprey (DE)
  • Hershey FC (PA)
  • Lehigh Valley Tempest (PA)
  • Old Dominion (VA)
  • OPSA Magic (MD)
  • Penn Fusion (PA)
  • Philadelphia Fever (PA)
  • Philadelphia Lone Star (PA)
  • Steel City FC (PA)
  • Torch FC (PA)

League Website:
https://www.wpslsoccer.com

League Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WPSL

League Twitter:
https://twitter.com/WPSL

League Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/WPSL