ECNL Playoffs

The San Diego Showcase is for U13/U14 teams (they are optional showcases), so college coaches will not attend this young age group. The Phoenix one is right after the college regular season ends. Teams in the NCAA tournament typically send a coach or two to the event while the rest of the staff prepares for the NCAA tournament.
You have great info. But your Debbie Downer.


After a very difficult year, congrats to all for getting back to into the swing of things and being able to play the great game of soccer. It was really nice to see the fields packed with players, fans and college coaches again.

U17 -
MVLA ‘04 is a very special team both on and off the field, one that doesn’t come around very often. They went through an extremely tough path (Michigan Hawks, Concorde Fire, Solar FC…) and was able to win the All-California final 1-0 over LAFC Slammers this morning. 2-Time ECNL National Champions (with a 3rd place as well)!!!
Of the twenty teams that made the final four in the U13-U17 age groups there was a good mix of usual suspects plus smaller clubs that had a team make a deep run into the playoffs.

LAFC Slammers (4), Solar (4), So Cal Blues, Surf, Eclipse Select, PDA & MVLA.

San Juan SC
Jacksonville FC
KC Athletics
World Class
Richmond United
Tampa Bay United
United Futbol Academy
sometimes hard to put predictions in writing - guess this didn't come to fruition as it was an MVLA-LAFC final.
It's not easy to compare teams that haven't played each other by watching them play independent games. Even if they both played the same team, comparisons aren't as easy as it may seem due to how the team's strengths and weaknesses match up.

I'll add this as it was interesting despite the relatively small sample size. For the U17s, I looked at the YSR before the playoffs started. The final 8 (quarterfinals) included the teams ranked 1-6, 15 (LAFC), and 16 (Ohio Elite). The teams ranked 7 and 8 were in groups with higher-ranked teams with the higher-ranked team qualifying.