NSL teams participated in tournaments over the weekend, just before the resumption of the regular season.
CKS Warta reached the semifinals of the Alianza Cup, eliminated by Atletico National. Warta topped their group, winning all three matches. They dispatched Club America 3:1 in the quarterfinals, and were beaten 2:0 on late goals from Atletico in the semifinals.
SAC Wisla took second place at an all-Polish tournament in Lawrence, Michigan. Wisla were group winners and knocked off Dabrovia on PKs in the quarterfinals. They trounced Czarni Jaslo 5:0 in the semifinals and took on powerhouse AAC Eagles in the final. That match ended 0:0 and Eagles prevailed 6:5 in the penalty shootout.
Gazelle SC and AAC Winged Bull will be traveling to Beavercreek, Ohio this weekend to represent the NSL in the Joseph L. Rodrigues Tournament of Champions. The competition brings together the top teams of the Midwest Region (Region II).
There are 16 teams in the Open Division, set up in four groups of four teams each, with matches played on Saturday. The group winners will advance to the semifinals, to be played on Sunday.
RWB Adria took their traveling show to Baltimore on May 22-24 to compete in the US Soccer National Amateur Championship. And as usual, Adria came home with the hardware. They beat North Texas Rayados 3:1 in the semifinals and then took care of NPSL side Sonoma County Sol 1:0 in the title match. Read all about it here.