2019 NorCal NPL Fall Showcase Recap: U15 Girls
In the wildest girls division of them all, five teams entered the showcase within three points of each other and we’re no closer to figuring out who the top team is in the U15 Girls Champions League after four teams exited the weekend within two points of each other. Top dogs MVLA and San Juan took care of business Saturday before playing to a 1-1 draw on Sunday to enter the winter break tied on points at 23. Meanwhile, both California Odyssey and Pleasanton Rage each dropped points and are currently standing on 21 heading into a period of inaction. It should be noted, however, that San Juan and California each have games in hand over MVLA and Pleasanton.
Coming into the showcase, Santa Clara Sporting held a five-point advantage over second-place Palo Alto SC. Leaving the weekend, they still have that same lead after a 3-0 victory over South Valley United, but Palo Alto are now joined by Mustang SC in second as the Danville-based club picked up a pair of 1-0 victories to move into contention for the NPL 1.
Coming into the weekend, Sacramento United and Pleasanton Rage stood atop the table with 19 points. Exiting the weekend, United gained a three-point advantage over the Rage, but only because Pleasanton only played one game as opposed to Sacramento’s two. Still, Sacramento did Pleasanton a favor by knocking off San Ramon FC, who were also contending for the division, but now are nine points off the lead.