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NPL West
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Qualifying boys’ teams in five age groups from 14-U to 19-U from the NPL West will advance to the ENPL Playoffs in summer 2019. These teams will earn qualification to the postseason ENPL Playoffs based on their performances throughout the regular season.
The NPL West includes the following clubs:
  • Albion SC
  • Arsenal
  • FC Golden State
  • Irvine Strikers
  • LA Galaxy
  • Pateadores
  • Real So Cal
  • Surf
“The addition of a new NPL featuring the strongest clubs in Southern California, and our long-term member NorCal Premier, which boasts the top clubs in Northern California, ensures that the best players throughout California now have the opportunity for a top-level, league-based competition culminating in a true National Championship,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “For players who are not playing in the Development Academy, ENPL will ensure a similarly outstanding, every-day training experience and fantastic competition.”...
A Yale soccer coach caught in a sting: How the FBI broke open the sweeping college admission scandal
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Inside a Boston hotel room April 12, 2018, Yale Women's Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith allegedly met with a father from California who was ready to pay to get his daughter into the Ivy League school.

A deal was reached, federal prosecutors said.

Meredith, 51, allegedly agreed to designate the young woman, identified in court documents as "Applicant 2," as a Yale soccer player in exchange for $450,000. Prosecutors said he accepted an initial payment of $2,000 in cash at the hotel and later received $4,000 through a wire transfer into a Connecticut bank account.

What Meredith, who resigned as the team's coach in November after 24 years, did not know was that the FBI was secretly recording the meeting.

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Messi: What Cristiano Ronaldo did was impressive
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Lionel Messi was the star man with two goals and two assists as Barcelonadismantled Lyon on Wednesday evening, matching what he himself described as an impressive midweek performance from Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese had netted a hat-trick on Tuesday to steer Juventus past Atletico Madrid and Messi was asked about his rivals' achievement after his own side's win.
"What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was impressive," the forward said after the match.

"I thought Atletico Madrid would be tougher.
"Ronaldo had a magical night with three goals."

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