On July 10th, the 2004 FCUSA NPL Girls along with coaches Rob Jones and Paul Turner set off for the NPL National Finals in Denver, Colorado.
The finals took place at the beautiful facilities at the Dicks Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, which is home of MLS side, Colorado Rapids.
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FCUSA Mass Technical Director Rob Jones on the FCUSA Mass 2004 Girls trip to NPL Nationals in Denver Colorado
Posted by FCUSA Mass on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The altitude and 95 degree heat weren’t the only battles facing the team in the tournament as they played strong competition from around the country. The team would face North Central United (IL), Northern Steel Fire (PA) and GPS Florida West (FL) in the group stages.
Unfortunately a 0-2-1 record in the group stages meant that the team did not progress further but the girls played well in spite of the conditions and represented the club fantastically.
Making the NPL National Finals is a fantastic acheivement and all of the girls, and coach, should be proud of their accomplishments in the 2018/2019 season. We look forward to seeing how the girls fair in 2019/2020.
Check out some of the pictures from their trip!
The 2004 girls were the second FCUSA Girls NPL team to make the tournament in as many seasons with Paul’s 2002 NPL Girls attending the tournament in 2018.