NPSL Preseason Primer on Three Western New York Clubs

And so one became two and two became three… FC Buffalo was Western New York’s sole representative in the National Premier Soccer League in 2015. Rochester Riverdogz FC (now the Lancers) joined the league in 2016, and this upcoming season sees Syracuse FC join the fray. The three clubs are inextricably linked by more than…

AFC Cleveland Topples Des Moines in USOC 2017

This article is reprinted with permission and encouragement of AFC Cleveland. The AFC Cleveland Royals defeated the Des Moines Menace 3-1 on a wild, entertaining night of soccer between two of the NPSL and PDL’s finest. Both teams traded chances throughout the match, and were kept in the game by excellent goalkeeping performances, but the…

AFC Cleveland 2017 Season Preview

This article was reprinted with permission and encouragement of AFC Cleveland. After a long, nine-month offseason, AFC Cleveland returns for its sixth season in the National Premier Soccer League this summer. The excitement leading into the 2017 season is like none other in club history as the Royals look to defend the national championship they earned in…

Dayton Dynamo FC Releases 2017 Schedule

Dayton Dynamo FC has released its schedule for 2017. The campaign includes a slate of preseason tune-ups followed by the regular season, which will include several exhibitions intermixed with NPSL Midwest Region North Conference matches. The fans first chance to see the Dynamo in their new home at Roger Glass Stadium will be on May…

NPSL Brings Italian Flair to Washington

Coming soon to soccer fields across Pierce County, Washington, is a National Premier Soccer League expansion team with Italian flavor. Giuseppe Pezzano and Italian College life are partnering to bring a fifth team to the Northern Conference of NPSL’s West Region. The new team’s name and branding will be announced in the next few weeks. College Life…

NPSL Adds Beaches and Ozarks to League Map

Already one of the largest amateur soccer leagues in the United States, NPSL has increased its numbers by almost two score this offseason. Two more clubs have joined the ranks of the National Premier Soccer League. Beaches FC, based out of Jupiter, FL, and Ozark FC, located in Springdale, AR, are set to make their…

Dayton Dynamo FC Deyhle Up Another Defender

Dayton Dynamo FC welcomed defender Michael Deyhle back to the roster in an announcement on Thursday. Deyhle is the sixth player added to the 2017 team so far, the fourth listed as a defender. The 2012 graduate of the University of Dayton played three seasons for the Flyers after redshirting his freshman year. As a…

Dayton Dynamo FC Retain Christian Johnson

An integral part of the Dayton Dynamo FC back line will be returning in 2017. The club announced on Monday that Christian Johnson has agreed to return for the upcoming NPSL season. The Dynamo did not take to the pitch last year without Johnson. The Hamilton, OH native appeared in every match. Johnson started his…

NPSL Continues to Grow

Expansion continues at a torrid pace in the NPSL. When Scratching the Pitch last reported on the addition of teams, 15 had been added. In the last month, another 8 clubs have elected to join one of the largest amateur leagues in the country. The most recent slate of NPSL expansion teams stretches across the…