This was our first year participating in MRL and we played in Prem2. I was able to see some Prem 1 games as well and I have to say that after many years playing in the NPL (on the girls side), that I was very impressed. The there was some really good teams that were clearly way above the best teams in the IWSL A division but just under some teams I have seen in ECNL and DA - so very well placed in the ladder of girls soccer IMO. Above that the schedules were very nice - instead of jamming in 2 games a week, our schedule had us off on multiple weekends which allowed my kid to also play with some high school girls as well as local friends. So we got in soccer but without all that travel every week. When we traveled for games, my daughter and I spent the ride home exploring - seeing museums, state parks, national monuments, checking out potential campsites for next summer and visiting relatives. Solid time with my girl that I could not love more! It's a shame that NISL keeps plugging the NPL on the girls side that seems to be sinking year after year in terms of talent and numbers. I would be great too see teams top A teams, some Club Open and NPL teams compete in conference qualifiers and move up into the upper ranks of the National League platform. I think over time - such a league may equate to a solid competition and some nice matches.