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NPSL 2017 Expansion Tracker

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Keeping track of the madness so you don’t have to

The offseason is a chaotic time for lower-division soccer in the United States. In the National Premier Soccer League, a de facto fourth division, new clubs are announced with much fanfare while others fold without a sound.

Dirty South Soccer will attempt to keep a running record of the turnover so that you don’t have to. Below you’ll find three sections: Confirmed Expansions, Confirmed Departures, and Uncertain. Next to each club is a link to the announcement confirming their status for 2017.

Bookmark this page and buckle your seat belt: it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Net Expansion: +18


Confirmed Expansions

  1. FC Arizona (Phoenix, AZ) - 9/22/16
  2. Kitsap Soccer Club (WA) - 11/1/16
  3. Asheville City SC (NC) - 11/14/16
  4. Orange County FC (CA) - 11/15/16
  5. Milwaukee Torrent (WI) [P 16] - 11/16/16
  6. Inter Nashville FC (TN) - 11/18/16
  7. TSF Academy (Lincoln Park, NJ) - 11/25/16
  8. Hartford City FC (CT) - 11/28/16
  9. Oxnard Guerreros FC (CA) - 11/30/16
  10. Ft. Pitt Regiment (Monroeville, PA) [H 16] - 12/6/16
  11. Tyler FC Kings (TX) - 12/8/16
  12. Boca Raton FL (FL) - 12/9/16
  13. Midland-Odessa FC (TX) - 12/13/16
  14. Minneapolis City SC (MN) - 12/14/16
  15. Duluth FC (MN) - 12/15/16
  16. Greater Lowell NPSL FC (MA) - 12/15/16
  17. Dakota Fusion FC (Fargo, ND) - 12/16/16
  18. VSLT FC (St. Paul, MN) - 12/19/16
  19. City of Angels FC (Los Angeles, CA) - 12/19/16
  20. Sioux Falls Thunder FC (SD) - 12/20/16
  21. Med City FC (Rochester, MN) - 12/21/16
  22. Napa Valley 1839 FC (CA) - 12/22/16
  23. Elm City Express (New Haven, CT) - 1/9/17
  24. West Chester United FC (PA) - 1/18/17
  25. Spokane Soccer Club Shadow (WA) - 1/19/17
  26. Ozark FC (Springdale, AR) - 1/23/17
  27. Beaches FC (Jupiter, FL) - 1/25/17
  28. Pierce County (WA) - 2/1/17
  29. Syracuse FC (NY) - 2/8/17
  30. PDX FC (Portland, OR) - 2/13/17
  31. Naples United FC (FL)

Confirmed Departures

  1. Nashville FC {USL in 2018} - 7/1/16
  2. Tobacco Road FC {PDL} - 11/16/16
  3. North County Battalion {PDL} - 11/28/16
  4. Myrtle Beach FC {PDL} - 11/29/16
  5. Weston FC {PDL} - 12/9/16
  6. Real San Jose {UPSL} - 12/23/16
  7. Greater Lowell United FC {CSL-USA} - 1/17/17
  8. Corinthians FC of SA - 1/30/17
  9. Dallas City FC - 1/30/17
  10. Tampa Bay Rowdies U23 {PDL} - 2/2/17
  11. Storm FC [Hiatus] - 2/4/17
  12. Carolina RailHawks U23 {PDL} - 2/10/17

Uncertain

  1. ASA Charge (Missing)
  2. Chicago Mustangs (Missing) [P 16]
  3. FC Hasental {UPSL?}
  4. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers U23 (Financial)
  5. Indy Eleven NPSL (Missing)
  6. Richmond Strikers (Missing)

Key

  • [P 16] Provisional member of NPSL in 2016
  • [H 16] Previous NPSL club on hiatus in 2016
  • {PDL} Destination league
  • {...?} Uncertain destination
  • (Missing) Absent from NPSL.com