The club soccer season is officially upon us.
To preview the landscape across the region, New England Soccer Journal has taken stock of the Elite Clubs National League, highlighting each team in the older age groups.
This version explores the 2000/2001 division, which is arguably the most talented in New England. The vast majority have Division I and III commitments sorted, so there's a sense of what the future has in store for the below FC Stars, Connecticut FC, FSA and Scorpions SC players.
For each team, focus turns to ECNL Florida, a national showcase event for the U16-U18/U19 age groups held Jan. 11-13 in Sanford, Fla. This follows ECNL South Carolina, held just after Thanksgiving as the first national event for the older ECNL age groups.