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Elite Clubs National League

On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the Elite Clubs National League ("ECNL") announced the inaugural member clubs for the 2009- 2010 season. The ECNL will kick-off its inaugural season at the Eclipse Select Challenge Cup August 14-16, 2009, in Chicago and will continue with year-long competition in conjunction with multiple national showcase events that culminates in the ECNL National Championship in Seattle in July 2010. In addition, the ECNL will provide a subsidized player identification program for players to be scouted for youth national teams in conjunction with US Club Soccer's id2 Program.

In 2009-2010, the ECNL season will feature 40 of the top youth girls clubs in the United States in the U15-U17 age groups competing in a 12-game season. Te ams in the ECNL will compete for individual age group ECNL National Championships and an overall ECNL Club National Championship.

In each age group, teams will be placed in two flights of 20 teams each, (Challenge A and Challenge B), based on team strength. The ECNL will host stand- alone events and partner with existing national showcase events for completion of a 10-game regular season. Upon completion of a 10-game regular season, multiple four team playoff groups in each flight will be established based on the regular season standings. The top four teams in each age group in the Challenge A division will compete for the ECNL National Championship and the winner will be crowned the age group ECNL National Champion.

ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE MEMBERS (52):

Albertson Fury, New York
Arsenal FC
, California
Atlanta Fire, Georgia

Bethesda SC
, Maryland
Birmingham United, Alabama

Carmel United
, Ohio
CASL
, North Carolina
CESA Premier
, South Carolina
Challenge SC
, Texas
Charlotte Soccer Academy
, North Carolina
Colorado Rush
, Colorado
Concorde Fire
, Georgia
Connecticut FC
, Connecticut
Crossfire Premier
, Washington
Dallas Sting
, Texas
D'Feeters
, Texas
De Anza Force, California
Eclipse Select, Illinois
FC Bucks
, Pennsylvania
FC Dallas
, Texas
FC DELCO
, Pennsylvania
FC Milwaukee
, Wisconsin
FC Stars of Mass
, Massachusetts
FC Virginia, Virginia

Freestate Soccer Alliance
, Maryland
FSA SoccerPlus
, Connecticut
Irvine Strikers
, California
KCFC, Kansas
Lonestar SC, Texas
Michegan Hawks, Michigan
Minnesota Thunder, Minnesota
Mustang SC
, California
Neusport FC
, Nevada
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
, Ohio
Ohio Premier
, Ohio
PDA
, New Jersey
Pleasanton Rage, California

Real Colorado
, Colorado
Real So Cal, California
San Diego Surf, California
San Juan SC, California
SC Del Sol
, Arizona
Scorpions SC
, California
Sereno SC
, Arizona
Slammers SC
, California
Solar
, Texas
St. Louis Scott Gallagher
, Missouri
Utah Avalanche, Utah
Vardar, Michigan
Virginia Rush, Virginia

Washington Premier
, Washington
West Coast FC
, California