NSL POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT
Tournament format and rules
1. Knock-out format, tied matches go directly to penalty kick shootout.
2. Costs (field rental and referee fees) will be split equally among the competing teams and the league, with each team paying one-third.
The NSL will be holding its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 16, at the ISSA office, 2025 S Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 111, in Arlington Heights. Start time is 8.00 PM. Please make plans to arrive at 7.30 and enjoy snacks and drinks.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CLUBS
We will have our regular agenda, and the biggest item will be preparation for the 2019-20 indoor season, details below.
Game nights: Fridays, beginning on December 13
Venue: The Odeum in Villa Park (entry of $7 every Friday)
Length of season: TBA, dependent on the number of competing teams
Competition format: Teams will be grouped based on competitive ability and we will use last year’s final standings as a starting point. We may play in two Divisions, Major and First Division. Or we may arrange the teams in three Divisions, Major, First, and Second.
Affiliation fee: $800 if paid in full by November 1; $1000 after November 1. All teams intending to play must bring a minimum deposit of $400 to the October meeting.
NSL membership fee for 2020: $100, payable at the October meeting.
Registration: All players must have 2020 passes in order to be eligible to play.
Teams who have paid their fees in full by November 1 are guaranteed a place in the indoor competition. All others may be slotted in, but there is no guarantee for any team who fails to meet the deadline.
The National Soccer League appointed Boris Vukovic as the newest member of its Executive Board. Boris will occupy one of the three Board Member positions. Having served the League as a referee and referee assignor, Boris is well suited to contribute to the League's growth.
In order to make room in the Board's structure, NSL President Ante Loncar appointed George Gorecki to take over the vacant Secretary position.
RWB Adria outlasted AAC Eagles (Metropolitan Soccer League) in a penalty shootout to reach the championship match of the Illinois State Cup. The teams were knotted at 1:1 and Adria were more accurate from the penalty spot.
Gazelle SC, however, failed to reach the final to make it an all-NSL affair. They dropped a tightly fought 2:1 decision to Morelia (CLASA).
The final will be played on Saturday, July 20, at Wheeling HS, 900 S Elmhurst Rd in Wheeling. Kickoff is at 7.00 PM.
RWB Adria achieved regional soccer supremacy last Tuesday when they defeated Bavarian Soccer Club (Milwaukee) 1:0. The lone goal of the contest came in the dying seconds of normal time, as Adria toppled the reigning champions of Region 2.
Adria advance to the USASA Amateur Cup finals, a four-team tournament involving the four regional champions. Dates, times and venues for the finals will be announced shortly.