Memphis Americans Announce Full NISL Season Schedule
MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis Americans is pleased to announce the full schedule of games for its sophomore campaign in the National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) where the women’s team will look to defend their championship title from the inaugural season.
NISL added two expansion teams in the Sunshine State during the off-season, Tampa Bay Strikers and Central Florida Crusaders out of Orlando. The Strikers and Crusaders join the Americans and other returning teams in Fayetteville (Fury) and Columbus, GA (Rapids).
The Americans will host the league’s opening matches on Friday, January 20 when Columbus Rapids, a familiar foe, comes to town. The first kick of match one is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CST. After this initial match in January, the Americans will travel for four games. They’ll take on both expansion teams for the first time, before heading to Fayetteville for their only trip of the season. On Sunday, February 26, the team will be back home for a 2:00 p.m. CST opening match kick.
In March, the team will have two matches in Columbus before finishing the month at home with a weekend of doubleheaders against Tampa Bay. The team will travel back to Florida for their last regular season road trip to begin the month of April. They’ll be home to welcome Central Florida Crusaders for the first time before closing out the season against Fayetteville at home.
The team’s full home schedule can be found on the website under both the Men's Team and Women's Team tabs. The Americans home schedule is included here.
Friday, January 20 Columbus Rapids 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 Columbus Rapids 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 25 Tampa Bay Strikers 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 26 Tampa Bay Strikers 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 15 Central Florida Crusaders 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 16 Central Florida Crusaders 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 30 Fayetteville Fury 2:00 pm
Monday, May 1 Fayetteville Fury TBA
Season tickets are on sale now and are currently featuring team apparel incentives with each full-season ticket purchase (for a limited time). To purchase season tickets, fans can visit each team’s website: https://www.memphisamericans.com/season-tickets Single game tickets are expected to be on sale by Friday, January 6. These may be purchased through the link on the team’s website or through the Landers Center website.
A post-season tournament will be held at the conclusion of league play to crown champions in both the Men’s Division and the Women’s Division. The regular season champion in both divisions will automatically advance to the post-season championship match. The teams that finish in second & third place from the regular season will meet in a semi-final game with the winner advancing to the championship game.
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL): The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of seasoned sports team/league owners with over 50 years of ownership experience. The league features both a Men's & Women's Division, competing in double header game days over a 16-game regular season that takes place between the months of January and April. Current teams include Central FL Crusaders (Orlando), Columbus Rapids (Georgia), Fayetteville Fury (North Carolina), Memphis Americans, Rome Gladiators (Georgia), and Tampa Bay Strikers. The NISL is committed to promoting and supporting our member teams, while providing an avenue for players, coaches, and front office staff to develop their skills and gain exposure for opportunities at higher levels, all while providing high-quality, affordable entertainment in the communities we serve. For more information, go to nislpro.com.