Arlington Soccer Association Joins ECNL Boys
RICHMOND, VA (May 8, 2020) – The ECNL Boys is excited to announce that Arlington Soccer Association has joined the ECNL Boys for the 2020-2021 season, becoming the 127th member of the growing league.
“Arlington Soccer has a decades-long history of success in various leagues within the United States, growing from a small, grassroots organization to a leader in player development on the East Coast,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner, Jason Kutney. “The ECNL Boys continues to grow in quality, and in this case, welcomes a very strong club that will add to the competitive level of the MidAtlantic Conference.”
Arlington Soccer Association has been a decorated club within US Youth Soccer over the past decade, highlighted by a USYS National Championship in 2018. Arlington SA has more than 90 competitive club teams and offers recreational, developmental, and travel soccer opportunities to over 9,000 children in Arlington and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1970, Arlington Soccer was a pioneer in the Northern Virginia youth sports scene, becoming the first to offer programming across two seasons, fall and spring. The club has grown exponentially over the past 50 years, and has expanded its Travel programming to include placement in a host of regional soccer leagues, providing opportunities for youth players of all levels in the communities it serves. Most recently as a member of the US Development Academy, Arlington Soccer will join an ECNL Boys MidAtlantic Conference that has added considerable strength heading into 2020-2021 play.
“We are committed to continue our efforts to raise our Academy program standards and provide our players with a clear pathway to compete and showcase their talent on a competitive national platform,” said Oscar Feliu, Arlington Soccer Boys Academy Director. “We are honored to join the ECNL Boys and are looking forward to working with the league and clubs to further player development.”
Additional announcements regarding league membership growth will continue through the coming weeks.
About Elite Clubs National League Boys: Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) 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 ECNL Boys 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 ECNL Boys is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.