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SAN DIEGO SOCCER NEWS

SAN DIEGO SURF AND REAL SO CAL LEAVE DA AND JOIN ECNL GIRLS

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Two Founding Members of ECNL Return

As the landscape continues to shift in response to U.S. Soccer closing the Development Academy, nationally recognized, high-level competitive clubs seek sanctuary and future growth with ECNL.

The Elite Clubs National League Girls is excited to announce that the San Diego Surf and Real So Cal will be joining the ECNL Girls in 2020-2021.

For more than a decade, the ECNL has supported the nation’s leading youth players to compete at the highest level while supporting the development of their players based on the specific needs of their players, teams, and culture.

Read: TOP SO CAL BOYS TEAMS MOVE TO ECNL IN ANTICIPATION OF DA DEMISE

San Diego Surf was...

WHY U.S. SOCCER CLOSED THE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

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How Can The Soccer Federation Not Have Answers? If Not Them, Who?

While the idea of the DA was born from a necessity to raise the level of training for both players and coaches in the USA, and the concept was to not have the program last a lifetime but to gradually give the age groups back to the clubs, why during a time of unprecedented uncertainty would any Federation totally abdicate their role and responsibility now?

It is with profound disappointment that U.S. Soccer has made the determination to end the operation of the Development Academy, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/WdnmrsIqZr

— Development Academy (@ussoccer_da) April 15, 2020


After days of torrid tales of the impending demise of the U.S. Soccer Development...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19: US CLUB SOCCER CANCELS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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EPNL Nationals Playoffs, EPNL Nationals Finals, Girls NPL Finals and National Cup XIX Finals Canceled Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

The disruption in soccer around the globe is continuing to have a massive impact. This entire spring soccer season for both youth players as well as professionals is slowing being wiped out.

Here is the latest in cancelations in American youth soccer:

A Letter from Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club regarding COVID-19; impact on summer 2020 events was released April 14th

Because of a variety of factors stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, US Club Soccer will take the regrettable step of canceling all our National Championship events scheduled for this summer at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Colorado. While we realize this will be a great disappointment to clubs, teams, players and their families, we also want to be sensitive to the situation at hand.

Our first priority...

EDDIE LOWEN ON GRATITUDE, DISCIPLINE & CHARACTER DURING COVID-19

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An Open Letter From Eddie Loewen, CEO of Global Soccer Development

Eddie Loewen is a former German professional soccer player who is a UEFA A Licensed Coach and is dedicated to developing youth soccer players to reach their peak performance and realize their dreams. Very well connected and an expert on German soccer, Loewen’s company, Global Soccer Development, arranges trials for select players as well as organizes youth soccer training trips to Germany as well as other countries. In addition, Global Soccer Development holds highly elite annual youth soccer tournaments in Berlin, Duesseldorf and Munich, Germany.


Global Soccer Development Youth Soccer Tournament in Germany
“Adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records.”

William Arthur Ward
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