CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 15, 2012) – The Midwest Developmental League, part of US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues (NPL), has announced expansion plans for the 2012-13 season including an increased number of games and five additional clubs.
The NPL has been created to provide a unified, league-based national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in given geographic areas, and to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon fundamental principles outlined in US Club Soccer’s 10-year vision.
The five clubs joining the Midwest Developmental League for the 2012-13 season include:
"The Midwest Developmental League will look to build on its very successful first year with the addition of four high-quality clubs in the southern part of the region and another strong club in the Chicago area," said NPL General Manager Chris Baer.
- Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (Ohio)
- Raiders FC (Ill.)
- River City Rovers (Ky.)
- Springfield SC (Mo.)
- TSC Hurricane (Okla.)
The 2012-13 Midwest Developmental League season will include an increased number of regular season games, with 18-19 contests for U-13 and U-14 teams and 15-16 matches for U-15, U-16 and U-18 squads. Top teams in each age group from each conference will advance to the 2013 Midwest Developmental League Playoffs. Champions at that event will qualify for the 2013 NPL Champions Cup.
For more information on the Midwest Developmental League, please contact NPL General Manager Chris Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 783-2237.