For many teams playing in the prestigious NPL and ECNL-RL, this weekend represents their final chance at winning a title, earning promotion, or staving off relegation. Much of the league action culminates this weekend as NPL/ECNL-RL Matchday #11 kicks off this weekend.
Here are your NPL/ECNL-RL games of the week:
| U15 Boys ECNL-RL
|South Valley Chivas
| 10:00 a.m. @ Riverway Sports Park - Field 3
|Albion SC Central Valley
|South Valley Chivas, having already clinched to the U15 Boys ECNL-RL, have one more opportunity to make a statement when they face local rivals Albion SC Central Valley this weekend. Despite the two teams coming into the game on opposite sides of the table, derby matches are always big and anything can happen.
| U16 Boys ECNL-RL
|De Anza Force
| 2:00 p.m. @ Evergreen College - Turf
|Turlock Academica Jrs
|Moving over to the U16 Boys ECNL-RL, there's another de facto title game this weekend when De Anza Force host Turlock Academica Jrs Saturday afternoon. Turlock come into the match at the top of the table and will claim the league championship with a win or a draw, while De Anza need to win.
| U15 Girls ECNL-RL
|San Juan South
| 3:00 p.m. @ St. Mary's High School - Football/Soccer Field
|Diablo Valley Wolves
|San Juan South currently have a three point advantage at the top of the U15 Girls ECNL-RL table. They'll host Diablo Valley Wolves this weekend with the chance to capture the title. A win or a draw will see San Juan lift the trophy, while a loss could open up the door for Stanislaus United.
| U17 Girls ECNL-RL
|Walnut Creek Surf
| 11:15 a.m. @ Carondelet Athletics Complex
|Folsom Lake Surf
|In the Surf derby this weekend, Walnut Creek host Folsom Lake in a match that has major title implications. Folsom Lake sit just a point behind IR Academy, who have played all of their matches already. Should Folsom win, they'll claim the league championship, while a win or a draw will give IR Academy the title.