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National Premier League - Boys 2021-22

Projected Schedule - Fall 2021


The boys teams (U13 - U19) are expected to compete in the following league games:

Aug. 14 ~ v Gretna  FC (at FC United)
Aug. 15 ~ v Sporting Omaha  (at FC United)

Sept 11 ~ v Villareal Nebraska (in Omaha)

Sept 18 ~ v Sporting IA (In Cedar Rapids at Midwest Classic)
Sept 19 ~ v VSA (in Cedar Rapids at Midwest Classic)

Oct 2 ~ v Gretna FC (in Omaha)
Oct 3 ~ v Sporting Omaha (in Omaha)

Nov 6 ~ v Villareal (in Des Moines)

NPL - National Premier League



National Premier League

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.

 

FC UNITED CLUB OBJECTIVES  THROUGH THE NPL ~

 

  • 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.
  • MANAGED AND MINDFUL TRAVEL / EXPENSES 

 

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 

 

 

 

PROJECTED FALL 2021 NPL CALENDAR ~

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

 

One-Offs

- IA(VSA) vs IA(Sporting IA)
- NE(GEA) vs NE(SOFC)

 

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


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8610 Milburn Rd 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411

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