As the youth soccer landscape continues to ebb and flow, the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is amid its second year of existence. The Development Academy and National Premier League are both well-established and have earned positive reputations, though the Boys ECNL is certainly making inroads.
To preview what's in store this spring, New England Soccer Journal's look at the region's four clubs continues. Who should some standouts be at FC Stars, Boston Bolts, FSA FC and Connecticut FC?
We answered that by highlighting each team, especially as college recruiting interest picks up at the U-17 age group. Many of the below players come from the public school ranks and have another national recruiting event to look forward to at ECNL San Diego from April 26-28.
Let's get right into it.