The full NPSL Final Four schedule has been released. Rocket City United is hosting the three day event that will feature five matches including an All-star match featuring the best players from around the NPSL taking on RCU.
The seeds for the Final Four tournament were determined with a points per match formula due to the uneven schedules between the Regions. Northeast Region Champion FC Sonic-Lehigh Valley earned the first seed, followed by Chattanooga FC , Madison 56ers, and Sacramento Gold FC. The semi-finals will be a 1v4 and 2v3 matchup with the losers playing in the 3rd Place match on Friday while the winners are given an extra day of rest to prepare for the Finals on Saturday. Friday night will also feature the NPSL All-stars taking on Rocket City United.
Here's the schedule of the matches.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
5:30pm NPSL Semi-final 1 --FC Sonic (Northeast) v Sacramento Gold (West)
8:00pm NPSL Semi-final 2 -- Chattanooga FC (Southeast) v Madison 56ers (Midwest)
Friday, July 30, 2010
5:30pm NPSL 3rd Place Game (Semi-final 1 loser v Semi-final 2 loser)
8:00pm NPSL All-Star Game (NPSL All Stars v Rocket City United)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
7:30pm NPSL Final - (Semi-final 1 Winner v Semi-final 2 Winner)
Since the part of the NPSL's charter is to develop aspiring professional players, the NPSL will host several player combines where coaches and scouts from various professional organizations will be able to see promising NPSL stars up close in a training environment. This is a great opportunity for of the players to be "discovered" during three sessions on Thursday and Friday.
In addition, there are several fun soccer related games and activities for kids and parents alike going on as part of the Soccer Wars Festival adjacent to the field at the Madison City Schools Stadium. The festival will culminate with a parade a 5PM on Saturday from downtown Madison to the Madison City Schools Stadium.