NPL Weekly: August 25-26 Preview
With the return of the NPL season, our selections for the games of the week are back as well. Each week, we’ll highlight the biggest and best matchups all throughout the state.
U16 Girls Champions League
PSV Union vs. MVLA Barcelona 04
8/25: 2:30 PM @ Greene Middle School
After a season away from NPL play, PSV Union, historically one of the strongest girls clubs, are back. Their first opponents will surely test PSV as they face a tough MVLA side that wiped out all competition last year en route to the 2017-18 NorCal NPL title. NPL Matchday will be on-site covering all of the action.
U17 Boys NPL 1 North
Santa Rosa United Gold vs Placer United NPL
8/25: 11:15 AM @ Trione
While Placer United finished second in the NPL Champions League in the spring, don’t count out their opponents in Santa Rosa United who made a run to the State Cup Final last year, only to lose out on the title on penalties.
U17 Girls Champions League
Vision Academy vs Livermore Fusion Maroon
8/25: 4:00 PM @ Del Monte
In a rematch of the 2018 State Cup Final, Livermore Fusion will look to get revenge on Vision, who defeated them in penalties after a scoreless draw this past June.
U16 Boys NPL 1 North
Ceres Earthquake vs Merced United Green
8/25: 5:00 PM @ Ceres River Bluff Park
If the rematch of last year’s U15 Boys State Cup Final is anything like the previous game, expect a barnburner as Ceres Earthquake will look to avenge a 6-4 loss against Merced United, who have merged with Central Valley Leon, the victor of last spring’s match.