-League welcomes new clubs into the platform for 2022-23 season-

RICHMOND, Va. (April 12, 2022) – ECNL Girls is thrilled to announce the creation of the ECNL Regional League – Great River with clubs located in Indiana and Ohio, set to kick off in the 2022-23 season. The league will introduce new clubs to the ECNL platform and will expand the ECNL in one of soccer’s most talent-rich regions. 

“We are extremely excited about the launch of the ECNL Regional League – Great River and the continued expansion of the Regional League platform,” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Girls Commissioner and COO. “This league and these six new clubs will bring more depth and talent to the platform, will increase competitiveness in the Midwest, and will allow athletes new opportunities and chances to reach their full potential.” 

Alliance FC

  • Location: Bargersville, IN
  • Founded: 2012
  • Partnership between three local clubs to cater to the elite athlete

FC Dayton 

  • Location: Dayton, OH
  • Directors of Coaching Bradley Schulter and Nick Kinder both also currently work for NCAA college soccer programs

Greater Toledo FC

  • Location: Toledo, OH
  • Founded: 1996
  • Hosts more than 1,000 across more than 75 teams

Indiana Elite

  • Location: Crown Point, IN
  • Founded: 2006
  • More than 350 athletes across all age groups

Indiana Fire Juniors South

  • Location: Evansville, IN
  • Founded: 1991
  • Part of extensive Chicago Fire club network

NWI Lions United

  • Location: Crown Point, IN
  • Founded: 2011
  • More than 90 alumni have competed in collegiate soccer

Ohio Galaxies FC

  • Location: Dayton, OH
  • Founded: 1974
  • Alumni have gone on to play collegiate soccer at more than 30 different schools

Sporting Columbus

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Founded: 2018
  • Committed to developing high-level players on and off the field

TFA Cincinnati

  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Founded: 2009
  • Has qualified for USYS National Championship tournament in each of the last four seasons


About the ECNL:

The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential. 

The ECNL mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.

The ECNL Commitment:

We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly. Born out of the belief in a better way. Continued in the ever-evolving pursuit of excellence. 

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