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Autlan top B-H Lilies in Anniversary Tournament

Autlan grabbed top honors in the NSL's 100th Anniversary Tournament, held on Sunday at the Odeum Sports Expo. They downed B-H Lilies 2:1 in a back-and-forth final.


CKS Warta and United Serbs Hellenic advanced to the semifinals by virtue of winning their respective groups in the first phase of the tourney. Autlan dispatched Warta 5:0 in one semifinal match, while the Lilies doubled up United Serbs Hellenic 4:2.


Over 400 people attended the day-long event, serving as a celebration of 100 years of great soccer.


Please go to our NSL 100 page for a full summary of the groups and scores of the matches.

NSL Celebrates 100 Years!

The National Soccer League will celebrate 100 years of exceptional soccer with a tournament on Sunday, December 8, at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. Group Stage matches kick off at 11.00 AM. All of the tournament details can be found here.

NSL Meeting - October 16, 2019

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.




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.



NSL Appoint Boris Vukovic to Executive Board

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.

Warta U-23s Tournament of Champions Winners

Fresh off of their victory in the Illinois State Cup, CKS Warta's U-23 Team added another trophy at the USASA Region II Tournament of Champions in Fort Wayne, IN. Warta blanked Livonia City FC (MI) 2:0 to win the title.

Adria advance to State Cup final, Gazelle fall in semis

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.