When the 2019 ENPL National Finals are held July 11-15 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., another marquee event will also take place.
Concurrently, the 2019 Girls NPL Finals will see champions crowned, with U-13 through U-18/19 age groups featuring top qualifiers from throughout the country.
As that unfolds, nine teams from New England will be in the running after emerging from either the New England Premiership or the Northeast Girls NPL. There'll be a strong Massachusetts presence, too, as NEFC, FC Stars and South Shore Select are each sending two teams. The clubs have a strong track record of developing college-ready players, mainly for the Division 1 and Division 3 ranks.
Let's take a look at all the qualifiers, starting with the New England Premiership crowd.