11 Results for month: 10/2012

ECNL Recap: No Star, No Problem

*Courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 30, 2012):  With U.S. Soccer holding an important U15 and U14 Girls National Team megacamp in North Carolina this week, a number of teams were without top players. However, most of the teams showed they have the depth to replace the youth national team absences. Find out how the clubs fared ... More

Surf U17 Girls seek to realize potential

*Courtesy of TopDrawerSoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 26,2012): For the San Diego Surf U17 Girls team, a trip to last season’s ECNL National Finals was a good accomplishment, but not good enough. Coach Ada Greenwood keeps pushing to team to improve itself, player by player. “I feel we can be good enough to win at nationals and I’ve told ... More


RICHMOND, VA (October 22, 2012):  The Elite Clubs National League released Vol. 4, Issue 1 of "Inside the ECNL," the ECNL Member Newsletter. Download a copy of the newsletter here.  More

Fine Start By Travis Clark, ESNN

*Article courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 18, 2012):  Maintaining consistency through a long, challenging ECNL season is no small feat. Starting strong can go a long way in attaining that, and the CASL Chelsea U17 squad has begun that lengthy slog in a positive fashion through the first couple of months. “We started ... More

ECNL Recap: Back to Conference By J.R. Eskilson, ESNN*

RICHMOND, VA (October 16, 2012):  In this week’s ECNL recap, FC Virginia scored wins in a number of age groups, Surf’s Brazilian star nets another hat trick, and a Florida commit leads the nation in scoring.  [CONTINUE]   More

Quick Adaptation: MVLA U17s liking new surroundings By Robert Ziegler, ESNN*

*Courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (Octoebr 12, 2012):  New surroundings, whether we’re talking about residence, work or competition, can take some getting used to. For the ladies of Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) in the U17 age group, adaptation seems to be coming quickly. The Northern Californians, coached by Erin Montoya, are ... More

ECNL Preview: Southeast Clash By Travis Clark, ESNN*

*Courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 12, 2012):  Can ECNL games this early in the season be that important? While most clubs play enough games that mid-October matchups won’t make or break a team’s postseason chances, this point of the season is an opportunity to lay down a marker. And that’s more or less what’s at ... More

Merger Momentum By Robert Ziegler, ESNN*

*Courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 11, 2012): Mergers in all walks of life can be complicated things. You’ve got marriages, new roommates in an apartment or dorm room, business acquisitions, etc. In the highly-charged atmosphere of competitive youth soccer, where what’s in it for my kid (me) is often the primary evaluat... More

ECNL Recap: U14 Showcases Highlighted By J.R. Eskilson, ESNN*

*courtesy of www.topdrawersoccer.com RICHMOND, VA (October 10, 2012): One week after the Phoenix Showcase, the action was understandably subdued in the ECNL for most age groups except the youngest. The U14 age group had two showcase events over the weekend in Rockford, Illinois and Seattle, Washington. West Coast FC forward Sophia Serafin scored ... More

ECNL Preview: Stars Return By Travis Clark, ESNN

Visit www.topdrawersoccer.com. TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM (October 5, 2012):  With the disappointment in the rear view mirror, the return of ECNL action provides a chance for members of the U.S. U17 WNT to erase memories of their tough World Cup campaign. The U.S. was knocked out in heartbreaking fashion, exiting on goal differential after a 1-1 draw ... More