EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ECNL NEW JERSEY
The final ECNL club competition event is finally here. More than 170 teams from more than 70 clubs will travel to the Garden State this weekend for ECNL New Jersey. With the ECNL National Playoffs right around the corner, the event will be the last chance for teams to earn a postseason bid and to prepare for the chase for a championship.
Check out all the information below to learn everything you need to know about the event.
National Selection Game: The ECNL National Selection Games will continue this weekend, pitting some of the best and brightest the league has to offer against each other. Two ECNL New Jersey National Selection Games will take place on May 28, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. at PDA Complex, with a U15 game being played on Field 3 and a U16/17 contest taking place on Field 4. To view the rosters for the National Selection Game, click here.
Schedule: Every team is guaranteed three games in three days, playing competition of similar levels and designed to allow teams to play others outside of their conference. To view the complete schedule, click here.
Full Team List: More than 70 clubs. More than 170 teams. See every team that will be competing at ECNL New Jersey right here.
Like a Hawk: Heading into the final event of the season, Michigan Hawks’ U15 squad ranks first in the Midwest Conference and is just outside the top 10 in the ECNL Champions League qualifying. A good showing at ECNL New Jersey would not only help the team prepare for playoffs, but also could vault them into the top 10. With a schedule against top clubs, including Connecticut FC, PDA Blue and Charlotte SA, Michigan Hawks will surely have a great test in advance of the postseason next month.
Nothing But Class: World Class’ U16 team has had a tremendous season so far in the New England Conference, winning 14 of its 15 games, putting the team first in the Conference and making them one of the best teams across the country. At ECNL New Jersey, World Class will face some tough competition, competing against Minnesota Thunder Saturday, MVLA on Sunday, and closing out the weekend with So Cal Blues on Monday. All three of its opponents have also qualified for the ECNL Champions League, giving World Class a taste of what is yet to come at the ECNL National Playoffs in June.
Leaving a Legacy: In the U17s, Davis Legacy heads to ECNL New Jersey third in the Bay Area Division in the Northwest Conference, and the event could provide the club a chance to lock up its ECNL Champions League bid and secure a favorable draw in the postseason. However, the schedule will be daunting, as the team will face both World Class and PDA Blue, both of which are top 5 in the ECNL Champions League seeding. Davis Legacy will also face Ohio Elite, who will also be fighting to gain a spot in the ECNL Champions League. Each of its three games will be a great test for the club, and will prepare every athlete for the ECNL National Playoffs in June.
Merch: Exclusive ECNL New Jersey merchandise will be on-site for the event, but pre-orders are on sale now! To pre-order your gear and to see what will be available on-site, click here.
More Information: To view the address for the complex, parking and more ECNL New Jersey information, click here.