CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 31, 2017) - 'Tis the season to look back at 2017 and reminisce on national championships, developmental breakthroughs, league enhancements and more.
Head over to usclubsoccer.org for a similar top five countdown of news articles on that site.
Before you scroll down, any predictions on what generated the most excitement? Did a particular member league garner nationwide attention? What about the ENPL? Something else?
Without further ado, here are the top five news articles in 2017 from nationalpremierleagues.com:
- Keeping up with the 2017 NPL Finals (July 13-17)
- Not surprisingly, the 2017 NPL Finals created significant buzz around the country, and the daily log - filled with photos, updates and scores - comes in at the top of the list. Four championship games were live streamed and made available on this page during the final day of the NPL Finals, which surely boosted its stats.
- 2017 NPL Finals and National Cup XVI Finals to be held at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2016)
- Although this article was published in 2016, it was continually referenced throughout 2017 during the anticipation of the league-based national championship.
- 2016-17 NPL update: Northeast - EDP, NEP, NYCSL, NE Girls NPL, NEPAL - (March 17)
- A plethora of news came out of the five NPLs in the Northeast, including the announcement of three clubs to the EDP and NYCSL, more PDPs coming to the NEP, reminder of the NE Girls NPL's playoff structure and programming change to the NEPAL.
- ENPL qualification and playoff formats for Boys 2018 ENPL National Championships and 2018 Boys NPL Finals announced (Aug. 30)
- Long headline for lots of news. One of the most exciting initiatives in recent years to hit the competitive boys landscape, US Club Soccer and the ECNL are collaborating on the new Elite National Premier Leauge (ENPL) platform. This article released the inaugural playoff dates, locations, qualifying slots per league and more - as well as the resulting changes to the NPL Finals.
- Eighty-five collegiate commitments announced from Northeast Girls NPL (July 7)
- The Northeast Girls NPL's annual release of collegiate commitments rounds out the top five news articles from the NPL in 2017. These girls are now undoubtedly enjoying the beginning of successful college careers at their respective colleges and universities.
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