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National Premier League - Boys 2021-22

Central States crowns Champions

Central States Announces 2021-22 Boys NPL North Division Winners and Girls NPL Champions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 7, 2021) – After the conclusion of its fall season, the Central State NPL has crowed its National Premier Leagues (NPL) Boys North Division winners and Girls NPL Champions for the U13 through U-18/19 age groups.

In Boys NPL North Division winners have now earned a spot in Central States Boys NPL championship matches for their respective age groups. Those matches will be played against the Boys NPL South Division winners, which will be determined and played in late spring of 2022.

For the girls competition, the Central States NPL championship teams from the U-13 through U-18/19 age brackets have now qualified to participate in a single stage post season event, the NPL Girls Finals, where qualifiers from member NPLs throughout the country will compete for the national title July 7-11, 2022, in Commerce City Colorado.

A total of 12 champions from six clubs were crowed champions this fall season. Below is a list of the Central States fall champions for the U13 through U18/19 age groups:

FC United dominated the boys brackets with four winning teams for the North Division in the U13, U14, U16 and U17 age groups. Sporting NE claimed the final two championships at the U15 and U18/19 age levels. Lou Fusz FC and Puma FC led the way with two titles each in the girls backets. Additionally, JB Marine won the season title in the girls U16 division, while Sporting St. Louis claimed the girls U18/19 title.

To help celebrate this year’s NPL postseason, leagues and clubs are encouraged to highlight finals and playoffs qualifiers, submit story suggestions, as well as share photos and videos by tagging @USClubSoccerNPL on Twitter, tagging @nationalpremierleagues on Instagram, or emailing [email protected].

For more details on the NPL Boys and Girls post season, please visit

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We are excited about the opportunity to compete in the NPL beginning Fall 2021.

Instilling a development pathway for our players and teams has always been at the forefront of our club decisions to apply and enter into various leagues, such as the NPL and/or Regional Leagues, as these align with our club/player objectives. We are certain that our players and families will enjoy the level of competition and that our players thrive from these experiences.

With this being the first experience with the National Premier League for some of our families, we are providing some information as it will help shape the expectation and experience in advance.

We realize that families like to plan schedules far in advance, and this has always been a challenge with many leagues as most will not provide calendars until late July and even August. We are providing the projected calendar for planning purposes as we cement these schedules in the upcoming weeks.




  • COMPETITION / GROWTH - High-quality and regional level games on a consistent basis throughout the season, which will aid in player development.
  • EXPOSURE - NPL and regional level games are more frequently attended by colleges. An important feature for our high school players as well as those preparing to enter high school.
  • ADVANCEMENT - Teams winning the division will advance to a regional playoff game.
  • PLAYER EXPERIENCE - Games are longer than most other league games, however, only 1 game per day, which is a preferred format to allow for proper recovery, injury prevention, and a quality game experience.


Following the traditional NPL format, our teams are likely to play as indicated below, which means a traveling team would play no earlier than 10AM on a Saturday and likely not any later than 2P on a Sunday. The teams scheduled to play in the early game on Saturday would also be done earlier on Sunday, meaning you can get on the road and back home at a more reasonable time.

This format significantly helps ease travel as typically there is only one night stay for most teams on a travel weekend. Only the team assigned to play at the 10A game is likely to have a two-night stay on that given travel fixture. (game schedules are yet TBD)



  • Saturday: 10A / Noon / 2P / 4P 
  • Sunday: 8A / 10A / Noon / 2P 





The projected calendar is a preview of the anticipated weekends. Game times are TBD and there is a potential for minor adjustments to occur.

August 14/15
·IA (FC United) vs NE(GEA) in Cedar Rapids -SATURDAY at FC United Complex
·IA (VSA) vs NE(OmahaFC) in Des Moines
·IA (FC United) vs NE(Omaha FC) in Cedar Rapids -SUNDAY at FC United Complex
·IA (VSA) vs NE(GEA) in Des Moines
·IA (Sporting IA) vs NE(Villareal) in Des Moines


September 11/12

·IA (VSA) & IA(Sporting IA) vs NE(GEA) & NE(SOFC) in Omaha
·NE (Villareal) vs IA (FC United) in Omaha


September 18/19 (During the FC United Midwest Classic)

·IA(VSA) & IA(Sporting IA) vs IA(FC United) in Cedar Rapids at the Midwest Classic (Tuma)
·NE(Villareal) vs NE(SOFC) & NE(GEA) at Villareal


October 2/3

·IA(FC United) vs NE(GEA) & NE(SOFC) in Omaha -SATURDAY & SUNDAY
·IA(VSA) & IA(Sporting IA) vs NE(Villareal) at Villareal


November 6/7

·IA(VSA) & IA(FC United) vs NE(Villareal) in Des Moines(LIKELY SUNDAY FOR FC UTD)
·IA(Sporting IA) vs NE(GEA) & NE(SOFC) in Des Moines



- IA(VSA) vs IA(Sporting IA)


June 5th, 2022 - North Division winner plays the South Division winner (highest points host this one-off game)

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