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NorCal NPL Fall Showcase Recap: U17 Boys

NPL 1 EAST

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Division Winner

Placer United

Champions League Qualfiers

Placer United, Galt FC, Sacramento United


u17-placer-vs-galtThe NPL 1 East’s three Champions League spots may have already been secured coming into the weekend by Placer United Gold, Galt FC United and Sacramento United Reds, but it was a pair of victories from Placer that decided the title race with Placer defeating Galt 2-1 Sunday to officially decide the race. Galt had a tough weekend schedule, also facing Sacramento United Reds on Saturday, but they were able to pull out a late winner in a 1-0 victory to finish in second place overall.

NPL 1 WEST

Division Winner

Santa Clara Sporting

Champions League Qualfiers

Santa Clara Sporting, Force, MVLA, Marin FC, Atletico Santa Rosa


sporting-u17-chamosUndefeated Santa Clara Sporting, the only squad to have secured a Champions League spot before play began Saturday, rounded out the U17 Boys NPL 1 West Fall title with a 3-0 victory over Ballistic United and a 2-1 win against Atletico Santa Rosa. Despite the loss, Atletico just qualified for the Champions League, finishing in fifth place after a 3-1 win over Lamorinda Saturday. The pair of qualifiers are joined by second-place Force I, third-place MVLA Dortmund Blue and Marin FC Blue, who all went undefeated on the weekend with a 2-2 draw between Force and Marin the highlight.

NPL 2 EAST

Division Winner

Heritage SC


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With only four games on the slate on the weekend and the title and NPL 1 spot already decided for Heritage SC, there was little notable action in this division during the showcase. Union Sacramento FC and San Juan Lightning did both qualify for the NPL 2 after a scoreless draw Sunday, though both were all-but assured of that placing after fourth-place Impact Soccer fell to Heritage 1-0 Saturday.