Now that the World Cup has ended, do you find yourself missing soccer? You might not have to look farther than Willows Road to find the best girls’ soccer in the country. The national championships of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) will be held Thursday, July 16th through Saturday, July 18th at Sixty Acres Soccer Park. The ECNL is the premier girls’ soccer league in the country, with U-15, U-16 and U-17 divisions. The league is a non-profit national youth soccer league founded in 2009 to provide the best possible competition and developmental environment for American female youth soccer players.
Twenty top clubs from across the nation compete in the “A” division, including Crossfire Premier, the premier division of Lake Washington Youth Soccer and the only WA State club competing in this national league. ECNL teams will compete for age group championships and an overall ECNL National Club Champion. "The ECNL National Championship is the culmination of the season, and will be one of the most exciting youth soccer events of the year," said ECNL Vice President Doug Bracken. "More than 2,000 of the best female soccer players from all over the country will be competing in one place with so much on the line. It will be a special atmosphere that the players should really enjoy." The Crossfire Premier Club is very proud to host this elite event and to showcase Sixty Acres, one of the best soccer facilities in the country. The championship games will be held on the new fields on Sixty Acres South.
Key matches this weekend will include the much-awaited showdown between #4 nationally ranked Crossfire, coached by Dick McCormick, and the #1 ranked Mustang Soccer Club of Northern California in the girls U-16 division. The U-15 Crossfire girls, coached by Andy Schmetzer, will face off against the Concorde Fire from Atlanta in what promises to be an exciting match. After playing in ECNL events in Texas (snow), Las Vegas (wind), and New Jersey (heat/humidity) during the year, the Crossfire girls are happy to play in the championships on their home fields. “We’re glad the last ECNL event of the year will be played in beautiful weather at home,” said midfielder Amy Johnson of Kirkland.
For schedule and further information: http://usclubsoccer-eliteclubs.d4sportsclub.com/pagecustom.aspx?id=92&o=340781