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    Tri-State DA-ECNL Review: Met Oval shine vs. Everton FC Westchester
    The colder weather is coming and will slow down play in the U.S. Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League in the weeks ahead. Some Tri-State sides already headed early to a winter break, while others are off to prepare for regional events in the weeks to come.
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    Development Academy Winter Showcase kicks off in Fla. this weekend
    While the wintry bluster may slow the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's schedule to a crawl in the northern regions, the Development Academy's Winter Showcase will give many sides competitive fixtures over the coming week before winter hits full swing.
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    Potomac DA-ECNL Review: Bethesda-Olney go unbeaten at home to Richmond United
    With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, competition continued apace in the United States Soccer Development Academy and the Elite Clubs National League for teams in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. On the boys’ side, Bethesda-Olney won all three games over Potomac rivals Richmond United, while in the ECNL, FC Virginia and Richmond United’s girls sides looked strong against the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy and the Indiana Fire Juniors.
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    U.S. Soccer planning sweeping overhaul of youth system, reports NY Times
    The U.S. Soccer Federation is ready to move forward with a major renovation of its youth development system, according to an in-depth report from the New York Times. With the founding and subsequent rapid growth of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, the fede...
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    Potomac DA-ECNL Preview: Virginia, Richmond head west for ECNL Phoenix
    The winter months are quickly approaching, but teams from D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue their hard work in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). On the boys’ side, plenty of the Potomac region’s teams are on their travels, while there are some local clashes. Meanwhile, FC Virginia and Richmond United send teams to the warmer climes of Phoenix, Ariz. for the ECNL Phoenix tournament.
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    Young Mexican-American talents, Liga MX and the new soccer reality
    Pull back the curtain on elite U.S. youth soccer and you'll discover a complex cadre of Mexican scouts, agents and profiteers, all intent on poaching the best and brightest young Mexican-American and Latino talents from their American clubs. Tim Froh takes a look at the benefits, and pitfalls, in front of these players and their families.
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    Virginia State Cup: How three of four girls’ champions used ECNL players to win
    Three teams out of four that won championships in girls divisions at last weekend’s Virginia State Cup hail from clubs that are also members of the Elite Clubs National League, the selective national girls competition which boasts much of the nation's top talent. Were they violating the spirit of the rules, or merely providing their players with the best possible developmental opportunities? SoccerWire.com investigates.
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    Virginia State Cup: It’s trophy or bust for No. 1-seeded Arlington Eagles Red U-15 boys
    It's been a very successful spell for Anthony Damiani and the Arlington (Va.) Eagles Red Under-15 boys team. Over the past two years they've won the Region 1 tournament, earned a Region 1 Premier League title and a semifinal appearance at U.S. Youth Soccer's national championships. But up to now, Virginia State Cup glory has eluded them.
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    Tri-State DA-ECNL roundup: Solid weekend for Blau Weiss Gottschee, BSC Connecticut
    It was another busy weekend of action for Tri-State teams in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while Elite Clubs National League action remains sparse as the area’s top players focus on other competitions. USSDA Albertson U-13/14s – BSC Connecti...
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    Tri-State DA-ECNL Preview: As ECNL clubs look for improvement, will Red Bulls continue to roll?
    Another weekend of Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League is soon to get underway. For some teams across the Tri-State area, it has been all joy to start the season, while harsh realities are starting to settle in for others.

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