Big weekend in men's national amateur league playoffs

USL League Two

A goal by Alex Horveno and an own goal gave the Des Moines Menace a 2-0 win over visiting Portland Timbers U23 in the League Two semifinals. The North Carolina Fusion U23s beat the Western Mass Pioneers, 3-1, in the other semifinal played in Statesboro, Georgia. Police had to be called on to the field in the 90th minute because of trouble that resulted in four Western Mass red cards.

Regional Finals
Friday, July 23
Eastern: Western Mass Pioneers 1 West Chester United SC 0
Southern: South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 2 North Carolina Fusion U23 4
Central: Des Moines Menace 2 Kalamazoo FC 1
Western:  Portland Timbers U23 3 Park City Red Wolves SC 3 (Portland Timbers U23 wins on penalties)

National Semifinals
Sunday, July 25
North Carolina Fusion U23s 3 Western Mass Pioneers 1
Des Moines Menace 2 Portland Timbers U23 0

National Final
Saturday, July 31

Des Moines Menace vs. North Carolina Fusion U23s
(at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa)


FC Baltimore Christos completed the field in the NPSL semifinals when it survived a shootout to beat FC Motown after their cliffhanger ended 3-3. Goals by Admir Suljevic and Corban McAvinew gave the Cleveland SC a 2-0 win over Minneapolis City SC for a repeat of its Midwest title. The Denton Diablos overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit, getting two goals and an assist from Trevor Amann in a 4-2 victory over FC Golden State. Rio Mello's goal in the dying seconds of overtime gave Tulsa Athletic its first regional title with a 2-1 win over Southern States SC. 

Regional Semifinals

Friday, July 23

East: FC Baltimore Christos 1 Hartford City FC 0
FC Motown 2 Georgia Revolution FC 1
Midwest: Minneapolis City SC 3 Carpathia SC 0
FC Milwaukee Torrent 1 Cleveland SC 2
South: Southern States SC 5 Naples United FC 1

Regional Finals
Saturday, July 24
West: Denton Diablos 4 FC Golden State 2.
Sunday, July 25
FC Baltimore Christos 3 FC Motown 3 (Portland Timbers U23 wins on penalties)
Midwest: Minneapolis City SC 0 Cleveland SC 2.
South: Tulsa Athletic 2 Southern States SC 1.

National Semifinals
Saturday, July 31
(at higher seeds)
FC Baltimore Christos vs. Tulsa Athletic
Cleveland SC vs. Denton Diablos

National Final
Saturday, August 7
(at higher seeds)


Lucas Montelares' penalty kick broke a deadlock late in overtime to give the Florida Tropics a 3-1 win over Georgia's Kalonji Pro Profile in the Southeast Region final. Alain Murhula's two goals were the first for the Boise Cutthroats in their 2-1 win over Capital City SC in Texas in the Central Region final.

Regional Finals
Saturday, July 24
Southeast: Florida Tropics 3 Kalonji Pro Profile 1
Central: Capital City SC 1 Boise Cutthroats 2
Sunday, July 25
East: Minnesota City SC 2 0 NY Contour United 2
Western: Cal FC vs. East Valley United

National Semifinals
Friday August 6
(at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.)

National Final
Sunday August 8
(at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.)


Paddy McCann and Shamir Mullings scored to give the Lansdowne Bhoys a 2-0 win over the New York Pancyprian Freedoms, their Metropolitan Conference rivals, in the Eastern Premier Soccer League's championship game. The final four was played at the Capelli Sports Complex Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Friday, July 23
Lansdowne Bhoys 4 DMV Rangers 1
Connecticut Rush vs. NY Pancyprians

Sunday, July 25
Lansdowne Bhoys 2 NY Pancyprian Freedoms 0

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