MORRISTOWN – With its regular first season concluding this weekend, the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has had a successful first season in Morristown.
FC Motown, playing its first season based in the county seat after six seasons as the Clarkstown (NY) Soccer Club, has dominated the third tier of the American soccer pyramid.
Entering Tuesday night’s road game vs. the Electric City Shock in Scranton, Pa, FC Motown was a perfect 8-0-0 in NPSL-Keystone Division play with a goal differential of +29. The local squad had previously defeated their northeast Pennsylvania counterparts, 6-0, on June 24.
Coached by Šaćir Hot – a one-time All-State selection at Fair Lawn High School and capped by the United States U-20 team in his playing days – FC Motown appears to be barreling towards the top seed in the upcoming Keystone Division playoffs, which will begin on July 11 and see its championship game held on July 14.
The NPSL features 98 teams spread across 13 divisions nation-wide. Should FC Motown advance in their Keystone playoffs, they will enter the Northeast Region playoffs, which encompasses three divisions of teams ranging from Maine to Virginia.
Mike Olla, a Montclair State product out of St. Benedict’s Prep, has scored at a torrid place for the locals thus far, already scoring five goals in just four games played.
After tonight's match, FC Motown will host the West Chester United Soccer Club at Drew University on Saturday July 7 at 6pm.
For more information on the team, visit www.fcmotown.com
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