SIMA Aguilas, Myrtle Beach Mutiny, and Colorado Rapids U23 all folded, allowing Red Bulls U23 to qualify along with Lakeland Tropics and The Villages.
How did RB U-23 qualify?
Ranked 11th in USL-2, which qualified only 10?
NPSL qualified 14. Brooklyn ranked 17th, FC Monmouth 29th.
NPSL allocates based on rank, but also on size of the region and number of teams in the region. Each conference needs to be represented starting with spot 9, which allows for some lower seeded teams to get in.