The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) today announced the dates, times, and locations for the established group of 11 clubs competing in the first-ever NPSL Founders Cup. The East Region will be starting the weekend of August 10, and the West Region following the weekend of August 24. The Founders Cup semifinals will be held at the home of the highest remaining seeds on November 2, with the final to be held at a TBD location on November 9.
The East Region clubs for the Founders Cup will include Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, Miami FC, Miami United FC, Milwaukee Torrent, and New York Cosmos.
The West Region clubs for the Founders Cup will include ASC San Diego, Cal FC, Napa Valley 1839 FC, FC Arizona, and Oakland Roots.
The opening weekend of August 10 will feature the New York Cosmos at Chattanooga FC, Miami United FC at Milwaukee Torrent, and Detroit City FC at Miami FC.
The West Region openers on August 24 will be Oakland Roots at ASC San Diego and FC Arizona at Cal FC, with Napa Valley 1839 FC receiving a bye.
Detroit City FC's final tune-up before the inaugural Founders Cup will be its annual friendly vs. Windsor TFC on Tuesday, August 6. The friendly match at Keyworth Stadium will kick off at 7:30 PM.
2019 DETROIT CITY FC FOUNDERS CUP SCHEDULE
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 10||@ MIAMI FC|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 17||7:30 PM||VS CHATTANOOGA FC|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 24||@ MIAMI UNITED|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 31||7:30 PM||VS MILWAUKEE TORRENT|
|SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21||7:30 PM||VS NEW YORK COSMOS|
|SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28||7:30 PM||VS MIAMI FC|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5||AT CHATTANOOGA FC|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12||AT NEW YORK COSMOS|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19||7:30 PM||VS MIAMI UNITED|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26||AT MILWAUKEE TORRENT|
The full week-by-week schedule for each club can be found at npsl.com/founders-cup-schedule.
ABOUT THE NPSL FOUNDERS CUP: Announced in 2018, the first-ever NPSL Founders Cup competition has taken select clubs of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and split into two regions playing an expanded schedule to better build rivalries and maximize interest in the property, with plans for a full league schedule in the future.