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Local lower league recap: Week of May 16

Photo courtesy Carl Gulbish / Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals

While the Union got back into the win column over the weekend, how did the area’s other men’s soccer teams do? Let’s take a look back at the week of May 16 to find out.

Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL)
  • Saturday, May 21 – Albion SC Delaware 2-6 Danubia SC
  • Sunday, May 22 – International New Jersey FC 4-1 Philadelphia Heritage SC
  • Sunday, May 22 – Kensington 2-1 Salone FC
    • Last week’s Local Lower League Recap, Game of the Week was another good one as Kensington picked up a big 3 points to keep their playoff hopes alive. Updated standings and the remaining schedule can be found here.

Next up:

  • EPSL will be off this weekend for Memorial Day and will return to action Sunday, June 5.
United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
  • Sunday, May 22 – Philadelphia Lone Star FC 3-1 New Jersey Alliance FC
    • Lone Star get back in the win column after a loss last week and currently sit 5th in the UPSL Northeast – American Division table.

Next up:

  • The Stars have one remaining UPSL regular season game, which will be on Saturday June 5. The top 6 teams in the division make the playoffs so they’ll look to take 3 points and then table watch as a few other teams have some games in hand.
NISA Nation
  • Union SC 1-0 Atlantic City FC
    • ACFC continue their rough NISA Nation campaign with their 4th loss in their first 6 games.

Next up:

  • Atlantic City FC has the holiday weekend off in NISA Nation and will return to play on Sunday, June 5.
USL League 2
  • Monday, May 16 – Lehigh Valley United 2-4 West Chester United SC
  • Wednesday, May 18 – West Chester United SC 1-3 Reading United
  • Saturday, May 21 – Real Central New Jersey 1-1 Ocean City Nor’easters
  • Saturday, May 21 – Reading United 2-2 Philadelphia Lone Star FC

Next up:

  • Tuesday, May 24 – West Chester United vs Real Central New Jersey
  • Thursday, May 26 – West Chester United vs Lehigh Valley
  • Friday, May 27 – Ocean City Nor’easters vs Philadelphia Lone Star
  • The Philly Soccer Page Lower League Recap Game of the Week:
    • Ocean City Nor’easters vs Wester Chester United at 7 p.m. at Carey Stadium – Sunday, May 29.
      • In addition to the Philadelphia Union, the other two local representatives in this year’s US Open Cup square off in a Memorial Day Weekend showdown at “The Beach House” on Sunday night. After responsibly tailgating on the beach during the day, check out some local soccer before taking an Uber over to the Ocean Drive for the night.
National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
  • Wednesday, May 18 – Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 2-0 Jackson Lions FC
  • Saturday, May 21 – Atlantic City FC 0-2 Electric City Shock FC
  • Saturday, May 21 – FC Motown 2-3 West Chester United
  • Sunday, May 22 – Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 2-0 Pennsylvania Classics

Next up:

  • Saturday, May 28 – Torch FC vs Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals at 4 p.m. at Pennridge HS Field
  • Saturday, May 28 – Electric City Shock vs West Chester United at 7 p.m. at Scranton University
  • Sunday, May 29 – Hershey FC vs Atlantic City FC at 5 p.m. at Hershey HS Field

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