• March 20, 2019

18 New Clubs and a New Conference to Debut

RICHMOND, VA (March 20, 2019) – The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) is excited to unveil a significant class of nationally-renowned clubs joining the rapidly growing youth platform for the 2019-2020 season, including the creation of a new conference.   

Adding to recently announced new members Minnesota Thunder Academy and Loudoun Soccer, the Boys ECNL will add 16 additional clubs that are proven top-level performers for the fall.  Collectively, these clubs have developed hundreds of players for NCAA Men’s Soccer programs and will immediately elevate the on-field standard within the league.

In addition, the Boys ECNL has created a new Northwest Conference to be launched this fall, stretching the league footprint to fully cover the United States from coast to coast in a meaningful way, brokering opportunities for powerhouse clubs in an exploding soccer market to join its ranks. 

The full list of new member clubs of the Boys ECNL for the 2019-2020 season is below:

Charlotte Soccer Academy (NC)Minnesota Thunder Academy (MN)
Crossfire Premier (WA)Pacesetter Soccer Club (OH)
Discoveries Soccer Club (SC)Pacific Northwest SC (WA)
Eastside FC (WA)Palm Beach United (FL)
FC Alliance (TN)Rockford Raptors FC (IL)
FC Golden State (CA)Seattle United (WA)
LA Breakers (CA)Snohomish United (WA)
Loudoun Soccer (VA)STA (NJ)
Manhattan Soccer Club (NY)Washington Premier (WA)

“The addition of such a potent lineup of nationally-recognized clubs speaks to the excitement around the Boys ECNL right now,” said Boys ECNL Commissioner Jason Kutney.  “I am incredibly excited by the number of high-caliber clubs seeking out opportunities in the league and in the ENPL, and with the strong desire of all our clubs to make this platform even stronger.”

The Boys ECNL was formed to provide a top level, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players, with conference competition in five age groups (U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and collegiate exposure through multiple Boys ECNL National Events.  In addition to the competition platform, the Boys ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players, as well as unique coaching education and club development programs.  Top teams from every Boys ECNL conference qualify for the post-season ENPL Playoffs, along with top teams from US Club Soccer’s NPLs.

All New Member clubs will begin competition within the Boys ECNL in August 2019. 


About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game.  

The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.

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