THE DREAM STARTS HERE

During Saturday’s match against New Zealand, there will be millions of eyes watching the US Women’s National Team chase the team’s fourth consecutive and fifth overall gold medal.  And among all of those fans cheering on the team, there will be girls watching, dreaming, that one day, they’ll be able to share ... More

ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS DAY 3: SWEET VICTORY

After the U17s, U16s, U14s and U13s held their national championship matches Sunday, it was the U15s’ turn Monday morning. And KC Athletics and San Diego Surf did not disappoint.  Both teams advanced to the title game by winning penalty kicks in the semifinals and dipped into that momentum and emotional victory to ... More

ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS DAY 2: CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

This was it.  It was the day teams had been dreaming of since the beginning of August. It was what got them through tougher training sessions and even tougher games. It’s what made the early mornings, long nights, travel days and everything else worth it.  It was Championship Sunday.  Four age groups (U17, ... More

ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS DAY 1: ONE STEP CLOSER

For some, Saturday marked one step closer to the season’s ultimate goal. For others, it was the end of one pursuit and the beginning of another.  Twenty-four teams across the U17 - U13 age groups descended onto West Creek Soccer Complex in Richmond, Va., for the ECNL Girls National Finals. For the U17s, U16s, U14s ... More

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS

It all comes down to this.  After a fantastic showing at the ECNL Girls National Playoffs, which saw a record number of players, teams, collegiate coaches and fans attend the largest ECNL event in history, it’s time for the ECNL Girls National Finals.  Starting with as many as 32 teams in the Champions League and ... More

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND: ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS U13 PREVIEW

For the first time in league history, the U13s will be heading to Richmond.  Due to Hurricane Elsa, the U13s were not able to finish their championship bracket at the National Playoffs in Lakewood Ranch, FL. And with a trophy still needing to be handed out, the remaining four teams will battle it out for a national ... More

ECNL JOINS FORCES WITH PIONEERING WOMEN’S FOOTBALL COMPANY, ATA FOOTBALL, TO INCREASE ACCESS TO GAMES IN SUPPORT OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

RICHMOND, VA and MIAMI, FL (July 15, 2021) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the premier youth soccer league in the United States, and Atalanta Media, a women’s football company dedicated to building a global consumer hub, announced today a partnership for the 2021-2022 season. The ECNL is the first youth ... More

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND: ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS U14 PREVIEW

The best of the best U14 teams are heading to Richmond, Virginia for the ECNL Girls National Finals, where four teams will battle it out for a national championship.  Jacksonville FC, LAFC Slammers, So Cal Blues and Solar SC all finished at the top of their groups at the ECNL Girls National Playoffs in Lakewood Ranch, ... More

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND: ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS U15 PREVIEW

The best of the best U15 teams are heading to Richmond, Virginia for the ECNL Girls National Finals, where eight teams will battle it out for a national championship.  Challenge SC, Colorado Rapids, Internationals SC, KC Athletics, San Diego Surf, Solar SC, WNY Flash and World Class FC all finished at the top of their ... More

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND: ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS U16 PREVIEW

The best of the best are heading to Richmond, Virginia for the ECNL Girls National Finals, where the top four U16 teams in America will battle it out for a national championship.  LAFC Slammers, PDA Blue, Richmond United and Tampa Bay United Rowdies all finished at the top of their groups at the ECNL Girls National ... More