Gulf States Premier League playoffs wrap up; NPL Finals list of qualifiers growing

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 16, 2013) - The Gulf States Premier League playoffs, held May 10-11 in Mississippi, produced 12 winning teams in U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups. Those winners secured slots for the upcoming NPL Finals, July 10-14 in Greensboro, N.C. Six different clubs were represented as champions.

Mississippi Fire had an impressive showing with seven teams winning titles. Louisiana Fire, Cajun SC, Baton Rouge SC, Gulf Coast United FC and Baton Rouge SC/Cajun SC Alliance each produced a championship team.

The tournament's semifinals and finals matches were held at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, Miss., and at the Jackson Futbol Club in Jackson, Miss. Winning teams are shown below:

AGE GROUP BOYS GIRLS
U-13: Mississippi Fire Mississippi Fire
U-14: Mississippi Fire Mississippi Fire
U-15: Mississippi Fire Baton Rouge SC
U-16: Louisana Fire Mississippi Fire
U-17: Mississippi Fire Gulf Coast United FC
U-18: Cajun SC Baton Rouge SC/Cajun SC Alliance

The 12 winners joins a growing list of qualifying teams for the NPL Finals. Other leagues that have completed their qualifying process are:

  • Florida Premier League
  • Midwest Developmental League
  • NorCal Premier League
  • South Central Premier League
  • Southern California NPL
  • Washington State Premier League

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