RICHMOND, VA (April 15, 2020) – The ECNL Boys is excited to announce the addition of United Futbol Academy and Concorde Development Academy as new member clubs in the ECNL Boys Southwest Conference. The clubs will bring their former Development Academy teams into the ECNL Boys, creating an exceptional competitive environment in a division that continues to reduce travel for participating teams.
“Concorde has been a long time member of the ECNL, and UFA will be the newest ‘All-In’ club in the league,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney. “We are excited to welcome these new players and teams into the league and to continue to build a fantastic platform for our clubs.”
United Futbol Academy has been a leader in the Southeast Division of the Development Academy, most recently with their 02/03 team claiming the Southeast Region championship and reaching the National Quarter-Finals in 2018-19. This fall, the UFA Class of 2020 is headed to collegiate programs in the ACC, Ivy League and many other top Division I programs. “This is an exciting evolution for our club,” said Iggy Moleka, UFA’s Executive Director of Soccer. “The ECNL platform will provide tremendous opportunities for the growth and development of our players. At UFA, our goal has always been to build a youth club that combines exceptional training and competitive excellence in a positive and safe environment, the ECNL will furnish both top-flight competition and high-level exposure for college and beyond.”
Additional new clubs for the ECNL Boys 2020-2021 season will be announced in the coming days.
About Elite Clubs National League Boys: Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the ECNL Boys is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The ECNL Boys is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.