With repsect to DPL I feel a lot of the DPL clubs in the SW region felt shut out by ECNL for many years and had to find aleternative ways to showcase talented players in their clubs, i.e. National League in the past. Forming a new league (second teams), which is exactly what ECNL is for the four remaining clubs in SW that are dual DA/ECNL, DPL is a league for these non dual clubs to continue to complete for high level players, to play in a league that is strong, with limited travel. An excellent option for a lot of players and their parents. As far as the numbers are concerned, DPL, as of now, would only add approx 170-180 players per age group. With automatic acceptance into Showcases like Vegas and Silverlakes, I would say the likelihood that many DPL players will have the opportunity to play in college, shoukd they choose to play at the next level, is pretty good. If not in a D1 program, then a strong possibility at a D2 D3 or NAIA peogram. Which is still an incredible experience for many girls!!!!