- Feb 4, 2012
That is so confusing. So same old same old, new name. Beachside and Oakwood from CT are on the list. My kid is EDP so doesn't impact us but we had been hearing those two CT clubs would be landing in our midst since ECNL already has two CT clubs. Guess we wont be playing them after all.I really have no idea what is happening anymore with youth soccer.
It's a new era for soccer development in North America. A total of 65 elite academy clubs which formerly participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy will join MLS's existing club academies as part of a new elite player development platform that is set to transform youth player development inwww.mlssoccer.com
The MLS has created its own youth league.
But heavens to betsy, it is the same 95 DA clubs from the now defunct DA.
So, was it US Soccer throwing in the financial towel and not supporting the DA which killed it?
Because clearly, MLS clubs have no qualms about travel or the level of competition, as was rumored.
If anything, there will be a slight drop in competition with this new MLS league (given the lack of support from US Soccer).
My kid's club is one of the founders, apparently, of this MLS thing, which is no surprise. There were 90+ DA clubs. There are 90+ MLS clubs now.