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NorCal NPL Fall Showcase Recap: U19 Boys

NPL 1 EAST

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Division Winner

Diablo FC

Champions League Qualifiers

Diablo FC, Sacramento United, Impact, Placer United


diablo-fc-u19-champsComing into the weekend with three of four Champions League spots already decided, only the title and fourth spot were left up in the air. With a win and a draw, Diablo FC claimed the league title by a five-point margin, while Placer United Gold booked their CL spot with a pair of wins over California Odyssey South and Mustang SC, the latter of which could have garnered that final spot with a win Sunday. Sacramento United Red and Impact round out the top four teams by virtue of second and third-place finishes, respectively.

NPL 1 WEST

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Division Winner

Marin FC 99

Champions League Qualifiers

Marin FC 99, Force I, CV San Jose Gunners, Palo Alto Blue


marin-champsNeeding a victory Sunday to capture the title, Force I could only play Marin FC 99 to a scoreless draw, giving the latter the division championship. Force put themselves in this position Saturday by virtue of a 2-2 draw with East Bay United after coming into the weekend tied on points with Marin, who defeated Palo Alto SC Blue 4-0. Despite the setback Saturday, Palo Alto responded in resounding fashion to defeat Santa Rosa United 5-1 on Sunday to claim a Champions League spot with a fourth place finish. CV San Jose FC Gunners Red grabbed the other CL spot with a third-place finish.

 

 NPL 2 EAST

Division Winner

California Odyssey


cal-odyssey-u19As the only men’s division that came into the weekend wrapped up, the two matches for California Odyssey SC didn’t count towards anything, though they won both anyway to win the league by nine points and qualify for the NPL 1. Via a pair of one-goal victories, Central California Soccer Alliance finished second to qualify for the NPL 2, while the Clovis Crossfire and Heritage SC joined them, despite the latter falling 2-1 to the former Sunday.

NPL 2 WEST

Division Winner

Santa Clara Sporting 99


Santa Clara Sporting 99 picked up a pair of 5-0 victories over Atletico Santa Rosa Inter and Castro Valley SC United to finish atop the league by six points and book a spring spot in the NPL 1. Star Academy, SF Elite Academy and Marin FC 98 may not have won the title, but all secured NPL 2 spots by going a combined 5-0-1 over the weekend, with Marin’s 3-3 Sunday draw against MVLA Sao Paulo Blue the only hiccup.