The Elite Clubs National League is well into its second decade and continues to produce some of the top youth soccer players from New England.
That should again be the case in 2019-20, as Connecticut FC, FC Stars Blue, FC Stars White, FSA FC and Scorpions teams all dive into Northeast Conference play. The conference is among the most competitive nationally, putting New England teams to the test on a weekly basis.
Our preview series examines how all five teams are shaping up and highlights some top players to watch for. From the U-16 age group, players are mainly in the Class of 2022 and entering a vital recruiting period. College coaches will closely track them throughout the year, and then communication begins as they enter their junior season.
Let’s take a look at who could be turning heads as teams vie for seeding at the National Playoffs from June 23-30 in Greensboro, N.C.