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DC Soccer Club Joins ECNL Regional League for the 2024-2025 Season

By DC Soccer Club Staff, 02/23/24, 4:00PM EST


WASHINGTON, D.C. -  DC Soccer Club is pleased to announce it has been accepted to compete in the ECNL Regional League beginning in the 2024-2025 season. The league’s expansion into the city gives DC Soccer Club players access to a higher competitive level and a pathway for elite development within the structure of the prestigious ECNL. 

“I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the ECNL league directors and club directors who have supported our club and made it possible for us to compete against elite clubs in the regional league,” said DC Soccer Club Technical Director Edu De Souza. “Our main goal is to provide the best opportunities for all players in the DC area to compete at a high level. We are extremely excited to get started!”

The ECNL is the premier youth soccer league in the nation, managing and operating both a regional and national platform. The ECNL Regional League provides elite competition within a closer geographical area and provides access to national events and showcases, with opportunities for post-season advancement at the regional and national stage. 

DC Soccer Club Executive Director Greg Andrulis said,  "Our DC Soccer Club is proud to become a member of the ECNL family. At this stage in our travel program’s development, our coaches and players are ready for a league that provides enhanced experiences and competition. The players’ pathway is a critical component to their development, and joining the ECNL Regional League continues elevating us in that direction. Thank you to our players, parents, coaches, staff and Board of Directors who represent us each weekend and whose commitment led us to this day. Our club's culture is grounded in a sense of mission and shared goals. This is a positive step forward for our club and the city”

DC Soccer Club’s top U13-U19 boys and girls teams will compete in the ECNL Regional League Virginia in the North Conference beginning next fall,  and the U11-U12 top teams will compete in the league as Pre-ECNL.  The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and offers a State Cup competition, with winners advancing to regional and national cup championships. ECNL RL Virginia is coming off a strong 2023 campaign with its member clubs winning two national championships and two more being national finalists. 

Tryouts for all DCSC travel teams, including ECNL RL teams, will take place this spring and the schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.