Jul 17, 2017

With the match at North Carolina in the rearview mirror, Puerto Rico FC closed out another chapter in its brief history. Along with the Fall, comes the Club's second calendar year of competition, as well as new opportunities and hope.

“I have faith in the guys and I know we have enough talent to win games in this league. We will of course be looking at the possibility of adding players, but until that time comes we have to work harder and turn it around in the Fall,” said Interim Head Coach Marco Vélez.

These opportunities come thanks to the NASL’s format in which the year is split into two seasons, Spring and Fall, and the winner of either guarantees a spot in The Championship, the NASL’s one-game-knockout playoffs.

Each season is a 16 game Round Robin in which all teams face each other at least twice. Teams accumulate three points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. At the end of the season, the team with the most points wins the season’s title and an automatic berth to the postseason.

The Spring and Fall champions will host a semifinal game, but who are they playing? The final two spots are awarded to the teams with the best combined points total from both seasons that have not already qualified for The Championship. If both seasons are won by the same team then the third club with the most combined points qualifies for the playoffs.

Puerto Rico FC kicks off the Fall Season at North Carolina FC on Saturday, July 29th at Sahlen’s Stadium in Wake Med Soccer Park. They return home for their first match at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in over a month to host Jacksonville Armada FC on August 5th. Get your tickets at PRTicket.com or puertoricofc.com/tickets.

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