NSL State Cup 2018 Options

The Northeast Soccer League will be supporting the NEP Super Group and Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Cup Competitions.

This spring we will be offering TWO levels of State Cup Competition: NEP Super Group & NSL/USYSA Premier Group.

The NEP Super Group and the Massachusetts State Cup provide competitive pathways for clubs and teams to advance to either a National or Regional FINAL based on the competitive level of the teams.

The Super Group WINNERS will advance DIRECTLY to US Club Soccer’s National Cup XVII in Aurora, Colorado.

In Massachusetts, NSL Premier Group teams will be vying for the opportunity to represent Massachusetts at the USYS Region I Championships. The NSL, Massachusetts Youth Soccer and New England Premiership are collaborating on this dual sanctioned level of competition.

Massachusetts NSL Premier Group participants will compete to make the FINALS of the NSL side of this Premier Group level of play. They will then compete against the TWO FINALISTS from the NEP side of the bracket in the Premier Group Semi Finals:

NEP v NSL
NSL v NEP

The WINNERS from these Massachusetts PREMIER GROUP FLIGHTS will represent Massachusetts at the USYS EAST REGION TOURNAMENT in Virginia.

The Super Group State Championship will be KNOCK OUT Competitions. The NSL Premier Group State Championships will be a ROUND ROBIN tournament format.

Massachusetts Super Group State Cup Series

The Super Groups for BOTH Boys and Girls will ACCEPT a MAXIMUM of (12) teams. The TOP four teams will be SEEDED #1-4. Teams 5-12 will be matchup during a LIVE DRAW (Date/TIME TBA).

PRELIMINARY KNOCKOUT MATCHES will be played on SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.

The (4) WINNERS will ADVANCE to the SUPER GROUP QUARTERFINALS.

The (4) LOSERS will DROP DOWN into the NEP PREMIER GROUP KNOCKOUT PHASE.

NEP PREMIER GROUP KNOCKOUT MATCH QUARTER FINALS AND SEMIFINALS WILL BE SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MAY 19& 20, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.

NSL Premier Group Play

The NSL Premier Groups for BOTH Boys and Girls are open to all NSL teams.  Preliminary games will be played in early May, as needed, to reduce the number of teams for the Round Robin.

ROUND ROBIN MATCHES will be played on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MAY 19 & 20, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA and other fields as needed.

The semifinalists from the NSL Round Robin matches will play against the semifinalists from the NEP Knockout matches on Saturday, June 2, 2018 and the finals will be played on Sunday, June 3, 2018

  • NEP Super Group Quarterfinals: Saturday, May 19: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
  • NEP Premier Group Quarterfinals: Saturday, May 19: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
  • NEP Premier Group Semifinals: Sunday, May 20: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.

NSL Premier Group Round Robin Play, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20 at Progin Park in Lancaster and other fields as needed.

NEP Massachusetts Super Group State Cup Semifinals/Finals
  • NEP Super Group Semifinals: Saturday, June 2, 2018: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
  • NEP Super Group Finals: Sunday, June 3, 2018: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
  • Massachusetts Premier State Cup Semifinals/Finals
    • Saturday, June 2, 2018: Semi-Finals: NEP v NSL & NEP v NSL: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
    • Sunday, June 3, 2018: Finals: WINNER v WINNER: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.

    *Questions in regards to the Super Cup should contact Sean Carey (sean@newenglandpremiership.com) this week as registration will close shortly. Sean Carey needs to know this week if any of our NSL teams plan on entering the US CLUB SUPER GROUP STATE CUP COMPETITION.

    *Questions in regards to the Massachusetts Premier Group State Cup, please contact Terri Filippetti (tfilippetti@mayouthsoccer.org)
    Note: Registration will open on January 1, 2018 http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/

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