The U-16 age group is a pivotal one in boys soccer, as college recruiting interest picks up steam and a clearer picture emerges of who can make it at the next level.
Such dynamics are unfolding throughout the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) landscape, where Class of 2021 players – high school sophomores – form the player pool.
League play won't resume until mid March and the next national event comes at ECNL San Diego from April 26-28, though there's plenty of anticipation before then. Thus, New England Soccer Journal has highlighted its standout players at the region's four clubs.
The below top players at FC Stars, Boston Bolts, FSA FC and Connecticut FC are sure to garner increased recruiting interest. Let's get right into it.