2020 Fall NISA Tournament Championship

After the brief Fall NISA season in which both Eastern Conference and Western Conference teams played each team within their conference once, the standings looked like this:

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Chattanooga FC 3-0-1 = 9 points
Michigan Stars FC 2-2-0 = 8 points
NY Cosmos 1-2-1 = 5 points
Detroit City FC 1-2-1 = 5 points
New Amsterdam FC 0-0-4 = 0 points

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Oakland Roots 1-1-0 = 4 points
Cal United Strikers FC 0-2-0 = 2 points
LA Force 0-1-1 = 1 point

For the 2020 Fall NISA Tournament, the teams were placed into two groups based on the results above, with each team within each group to play each other once.

GROUP A
Oakland Roots
Michigan Stars
Detroit City FC
New Amsterdam FC

GROUP B
Chattanooga FC
Cal United Strikers FC
New York Cosmos
Los Angeles Force

The tournament was set in a bubble environment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the teams staying at a hotel, with one floor for each team.  The schedule was set, and the matches began on September 21, 2020 at historic Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, MI.

A few former MLS players saw action in this tournament.

Group A Standings

  • Oakland Roots 1-0-0  3 pts +3 goal differential
  • Michigan Stars 1-0-0  3 pts  +2 goal differential
  • Detroit City FC  0-0-1 0 pts  -2 goal differential
  • New Amsterdam FC 0-0-1 0 points -3 goal differential

Group B Standings

  • Cal United Strikers 1-0-0 3 pts +2 goal differential
  • Chattanooga FC 1-0-0 3 pts +2 goal differential
  • Los Angeles Force 0-0-1 0 pts -2 goal differential
  • New York Cosmos 0-0-1 0 pts -2 goal differential

Group A Standings

  • Michigan Stars 1-1-0  4 pts  +2 goal differential
  • Oakland Roots 1-0-1  3 pts +2 goal differential
  • Detroit City FC  1-0-1 3 pts  -1 goal differential
  • New Amsterdam FC 0-1-1 1 points -3 goal differential

Group B Standings

  • Chattanooga FC 1-1-0 4 pts +2 goal differential
  • Cal United Strikers 1-0-1 3 pts +1 goal differential
  • Los Angeles Force 1-0-1 3 pts -1 goal differential
  • New York Cosmos 0-1-1 1 pts -2 goal differential

Group A Standings

  • Oakland Roots 2-0-1  6 pts +3 goal differential
  • Detroit City FC  2-0-1 6 pts  +1 goal differential
  • Michigan Stars 1-1-1  4 pts  +1 goal differential
  • New Amsterdam FC 0-1-2 1 points -5 goal differential

Oakland Roots and Detroit City FC advance.

Group B Standings

  • Los Angeles Force 2-0-1 6 pts 0 goal differential
  • Chattanooga FC 1-2-0 5 pts +2 goal differential
  • Cal United Strikers 1-1-1 4 pts +1 goal differential
  • New York Cosmos 0-1-2 1 pts -3 goal differential

Los Angeles Force and Chattanooga FC advance.

Tournament Stats

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