Top Drawer Soccer, one of the Country’s websites that follows youth soccer, as well as college and beyond, recently wrote an article regarding US Club Soccer’s National Premier League (NPL). Currently, Triangle United’s u13-u15 Boys and Girls Gold teams participate in this league.
Below are a few excerpts from the article (full article you can read here):
"The first goal is to have leagues all over the country in every major market, with the top clubs in the area being involved in the NPL," Lavers said. "We recognize the Academy and ECNL are the highest level of club competition in the country. The NPL should be a level just below that."
The NPL welcomes teams from the U13 to the U18 levels, with a single winner in each age division from each regional league advancing to the NPL Champions Cup in the summer. It’s not unlike what the Academy does with its Finals Week format, just blown up to accommodate more age ranges and both sexes.