This past Memorial Day weekend involved several U-15 through U-17 teams from New England trekking south for the ECNL Boys Virginia showcase event.
FC Stars, FSA FC and NEFC all had teams in attendance, offering three group-stage tests against teams from other divisions. They've been navigating Northeast Conference play, so out-of-region opponents presented a good change of pace.
The showcase was well-attended by Division II and Division III coaches, with games unfolding just before the Division I recruiting dead period ended. As for recruiting hopes, Class of 2022 and Class of 2023 players are most on the radar of college coaches.
From local clubs, here's a rundown of key performers and takeaways. New England's ECNL sides are also gearing up for playoff runs in the coming weeks.