After shrugging off the high school cobwebs at Thanksgiving tournaments, the 2017-18 club soccer season has come to an end in New England. Eight months full of weekend tournaments and late-night practices in the book.
The conclusion is marked by national playoffs for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and National Premier League (NPL) teams. Held around the country, these tournaments crowned national champions and brought about some personal awards.
To keep track of it all, New England Soccer Journal compiled a year-end wrap up of club soccer in New England, which included two national titles, both from Massachusetts-based clubs. Because the Development Academy, put on by U.S. Soccer, operates on a different schedule and scale than the ECNL and NPL, we’ve done separate recaps for their 2017-18 seasons.