U17 Boys NPL Fall Showcase Recap
NPL 1 NORTH
Atletico Santa Rosa
Champions League Qualifiers
Atletico Santa Rosa, Placer United, Sacramento United, Union Sacramento
Unbeaten throughout the fall season, Atletico Santa Rosa (18 points) clinched the NPL 1 North fall title thanks to a 2-0 win over Davis Legacy Sunday. The win came at a huge cost for the Legacy (12 points), who missed out on the Champions League by one point. Elsewhere in the division, Placer United (17 points) picked up a pair of wins over the weekend to claim second place, while Sacramento United point on Saturday with Atletico clinched their spot. Union Sacramento (13 points) rounded out the qualifiers for the spring with a win over Diablo FC on the final day.
NPL 1 SOUTH
Santa Clara Sporting
Champions League Qualifiers Teams
Santa Clara Sporting, Lamorinda United, SF Elite, Ballistic United
The NPL 1 South truly came down to the wire, with the division not being decided until two days after the showcase ended. The final league matchup, between Santa Clara Sporting (22 points) and SF Elite (19 points) ended with a 5-1 result to Sporting, meaning that Sporting took the title by a two point margin over Lamorinda United (20 points). Still, all three of those sides qualified for the Champions League, with Ballistic United (18 points) also sneaking into the spring’s top division thanks to a 1-1 mark at the Showcase.
NPL 2 EAST
Galt FC Tarascos
In the NPL 2 East, no one could stop first-place Galt FC (28 points) all season, and not much changed during the Showcase. Galt posted 4-1 victories over third-place Clovis Crossfire (13 points) and last-place Atlas (6 points) to confirm their title and join the NPL 1 in the spring. Heading to the NPL 2 are California Odyssey, who finished in second with 22 points.
NPL 2 WEST
Napa Sport paced the NPL 2 West in the fall with a whopping 28 points and plus-27 goal differential. With a pair of 2-0 victories over the weekend, they cemented their NPL 1 status, while Mavericks (22 points) head to the NPL 2 despite picking up just a solitary point during the Showcase.