No other club in San Diego county deserved ECNL when it was formed based upon results on the girls side. Look I live in San Diego and my daughter played for the Strikers until her senior year. Unfortunately up until the creation of ECNL nobody in San Diego other than Surf had much of a reputation to attract the best players and that is just a fact. My daughter’s roommate left Carlsbad Elite her junior year to go to Surf so that she could get more consistent competition. Unfortunately there are only enough elite kids to form half of a top team in San Diego in any particular age group and that is the big limitation.