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Tournament Time for NSL Clubs

NSL teams participated in tournaments over the weekend, just before the resumption of the regular season.


At the Region II Tournament of Champions in Ohio, Gazelle SC and AAC Winged Bull represented the NSL. Gazelle earned 7 points in the group stage, but were cruelly eliminated on the total-goals tiebreaker. Gazelle and Columbus United ended group play level and both had a +4 goal difference, but Columbus advanced after having scored 7 goals to Gazelle's 4. Winged Bull were defeated in all three of their group matches.


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.

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