Expansion 2020

2019 Playoffs

Playoffs Structure

2019 NPSL West Region Playoffs
  • Conference champions are determined by regular season PPG
  • 8 Teams qualify:
    • Northwest Conference: 2 teams
    • Golden Gate Conference: 3 teams
    • Southwest Conference: 3 teams
  • Teams are re-seeded after Quarterfinals based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL West Region Quarterfinals – July 6: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 Golden Gate Conference x #3 Golden Gate Conference
#1 Southwest Conference x #3 Southwest Conference
#2 Golden Gate Conference x #2 Southwest Conference (hosted by team with higher regular season PPG)
#1 Northwest Conference x #2 Northwest Conference

2019 NPSL West Region Semifinals – July 13: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL West Region Final – July 20: Hosted by higher seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL Midwest Region Playoffs
  • Conference champions are determined by regular season PPG
  • 6 Teams qualify:
    • East Conference: 2 teams
    • Great Lakes Conference: 2 teams
    • North Conference: 2 teams
  • The 3 conference champions will be seeded 1-3 by PPG
  • The remaining 3 teams will be seeded 4-6 by PPG
  • Top 2 seeds receive a Bye into the Midwest Region Semifinals
  • Seeds 3 thru 6 will be split geographically with the two western-most teams playing each other, and the two eastern-most teams playing each other
  • #3 Seed will host a Quarterfinal match against the team seeded 4-6 that is closest to them, based on the geographical split noted above. The remaining two teams will play each other with the higher seed hosting.
  • Semifinals & Final to be held at one venue voted upon by Midwest Region club owners; home teams are determined by the highest seed in each match

2019 NPSL Midwest Region Quarterfinals – July 16: Each game hosted by higher seed
#3 seed x #4-6 seed closest geographically
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL Midwest Region Semifinals – July 19: Host TBD (to be voted upon by Midwest Region owners)
#1 seed x Lowest remaining seed
#2 seed x 2nd Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL Midwest Region Final – July 21: Host TBD (to be voted upon by Midwest Region owners)
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL HEARTLAND CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 4 teams qualify based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL Heartland Conference Semifinals – July 10: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Heartland Conference Final – July 13: Hosted by higher seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL LONE STAR CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 4 teams qualify based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL Lone Star Conference Semifinals – July 11: Both games hosted by #1 seed
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Lone Star Conference Final – July 13: Hosted by #1 seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 4 teams qualify based on regular season PPG
  • Semifinals & Final to be held at one venue voted upon by Southeast Conference club owners; home teams are determined by the highest seed in each match

2019 NPSL Southeast Conference Semifinals – July 12 or 13: Host & final date TBD (to be voted upon by Southeast Conference owners)
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Southeast Conference Final – July 13 or 14: Host & final date TBD (to be voted upon by Southeast Conference owners)
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL SUNSHINE CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 4 teams qualify based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL Sunshine Conference Semifinals – July 10: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Sunshine Conference Final – July 13: Hosted by higher seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL South Region Playoffs
  • 4 Teams qualify:
    • Heartland Conference Champion
    • Lone Star Conference Champion
    • Southeast Conference Champion
    • Sunshine Conference Champion
  • Teams will be seeded 1-4 by regular season PPG for hosting purposes, but semifinal matchups are set as noted below

2019 NPSL South Region Semifinals – July 16: Each game hosted by higher seed based on PPG
Heartland Conference Champion x Lone Star Conference Champion
Southeast Conference Champion x Sunshine Conference Champion

2019 NPSL South Region Final – July 20: Hosted by higher seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL Keystone Conference Playoffs
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 4 teams qualify based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL Keystone Conference Semifinals – July 2: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x #4 seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Keystone Conference Final – July 6: Hosted by higher seed
Highest remaining seed x Lowest remaining seed

2019 NPSL North Atlantic Conference Playoffs
  • Conference champion is determined by the conference playoff below, not regular season PPG
  • Top 2 teams qualify based on regular season PPG

2019 NPSL North Atlantic Conference Final – July 10: Hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x #2 seed

2019 NPSL Northeast Region Playoffs
  • 3 Teams qualify:
    • Keystone Conference Champion (determined by conference playoffs)
    • Mid-Atlantic Conference Champion (determined by regular season PPG)
    • North Atlantic Conference Champion (determined by conference playoffs)
  • Teams will be seeded 1-3 by regular season PPG
  • #2 seed plays #3 seed; winner plays #1 seed

2019 NPSL Northeast Region Semifinals – July 13: Hosted by higher seed
#2 seed x #3 seed

2019 NPSL Northeast Region Final – July 20: Hosted by higher seed
#1 seed x Remaining seed

2019 NPSL National Semifinals & Championship

2019 NPSL National Semifinals – July 27: Each game hosted by higher seed
#1 Seed x #4 Seed
#2 Seed x #3 Seed

2019 NPSL National Championship – August 3: Hosted by higher seed
Higher Seed x Lower Seed

Tiebreakers

Tiebreakers between 2 teams:
  1. Head-to-head results
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matchups
  3. Most wins in conference competition
  4. Goal difference in conference competition
  5. Fewest losses in conference competition
  6. Coin toss
Tiebreakers between 3 or more teams:

A mini table involving only the tied teams shall be used. If there is a 2-team tie in the mini table, the 2-team tiebreakers listed above will apply. If there is a tie for points between 3 or more teams, the following tiebreakers will apply:

  1. Most wins in conference competition
  2. Goal difference in conference competition
  3. Fewest losses in conference competition
  4. Coin toss
  1. Regular season average points per game
  2. Regular season average goal difference per game
  3. Regular season average goals scored per game
  4. Coin toss