METUCHEN, N.J. – New Jersey Copa FC will kick off its National Premier Soccer League season at home against expansion team Atlantic City FC Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

The Jersey side, which again will call Saint John Vianney High School home, has a schedule that features five regular season home games.

NJCFC’s Keystone Conference season will consist of 10 regular season games – five home and five away.

“We are beyond excited to kick off the 2018 season,” NJCFC general manager Steve Lengen said. “We have worked diligently with our opponents and the league to provide an outstanding schedule of top level soccer to the New Jersey Copa FC fans and supporters.”

NJCFC will compete in the Keystone Conference, which features nine teams. They include Buxmont Torch FC, FC Motown, Electric City Shock, Hershey FC, Junior Lone Star FC, West Chester United SC, FC Monmouth and Atlantic City FC.


5/12 Saturday 7:00 PM Atlantic City FC
5/19 Saturday 6:30 PM at Electric City Shock
5/30 Wednesday 6:00 PM at Stockton University
6/02 Saturday 4:30 PM FC Motown
6/09 Saturday 7:00 PM West Chester FC
6/13 Wednesday 7:00 PM at FC Monmouth
6/16 Saturday 6:00 PM at Buxmont Torch
6/23 Saturday 6:30 PM at Hershey FC
6/30 Saturday 4:30 PM Junior Lone Star FC
7/07 Saturday 7:00 PM FC Monmouth

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