News Coverage: San Antonio 2012

The Elite Clubs National League resumed its National Showcase Events series in San Antonio, Texas on the weekend of Februrary 24-26, 2012 at the South Texas Area Regional (STAR) Soccer Complex for the third event of the 2011-12 ECNL season.

Based in the northeast part of the Texas city, the ECNL National Showcase: San Antonio featured U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 action in a showcase format with one match per day from Friday through Sunday.

The Texas event, along with the league’s four other National Showcases in Phoenix, Ariz., Sanford, Fla., San Diego, Calif. and Zarephath, N.J., collectively dubbed “The Road to Waukegan,” help determine ECNL’s national champions with the season culminating in the 2012 ECNL National Championship at the Waukegan Sports Park in Chicago, Ill. in late June.

Each team at the U-15 and U-18 age groups participates in two national events, while each team at the U16 and U17 age groups participates in three of these events.

Arizona already hosted the season’s opening showcase in October, followed by the Florida event in late December. The season’s final showcases will take place San Diego, Calif. and Zarepath, N.J. later this spring. ECNL typically welcomes around 200 college coaches and recruiters to each event, as well as U.S. Soccer scouts.

Follow our ongoing coverage on our website, as well as these reports filed by national soccer news organziations. You can also keep up with the league by following us on Twitter @theECNL.

Feb – 27: ECNL San Antonio Showcase draws to a close – US Club Soccer

Feb – 27: ECNL Showcase provides high-level competition – Top Drawer Soccer

Feb – 26: Dallas clubs spearhead Texas dominance at ECNL Natl. Showcase: San Antonio – The Soccer Wire

Feb – 26: ECNL Showcase produces shutouts in Texas – Top Drawer Soccer

Feb – 25: Regional variations add spice to ECNL National Showcase in San Antonio – The Soccer Wire

Feb – 25: ECNL Showcase gets underway in San Antonio – Top Drawer Soccer

Feb – 24: Notable quotes from day one at ECNL National Showcase: San Antonio – The Soccer Wire

Feb – 24: Gale-force winds, firm surfaces challenge ECNL combatants on day one in San Antonio – The Soccer Wire

Feb – 24: San Antonio ECNL Showcase Preview – Top Drawer Soccer

Feb – 23: ECNL action heats up in San Antonio – ESPN HS

Feb – 22: ECNL: top teams set to perform in front of 200+ college coaches at San Antonio Showcase – The Soccer Wire