Atlantic Soccer League boys complete opening weekend at Bethesda
The Atlantic Soccer league completed its boys opening event weekend on Sunday as teams competed in U14-U17 age brackets at the Maryland Soccerplex as part of the Bethesda Thanksgiving Showcase. Teams from Atlanta to New York were treated to one of the top facilities in the country, with reasonable November temperatures, competitive matches and tremendous exposure with over 100 college coaches in attendance.
“The value and attractiveness of this league was evident over the course of the boys and girls weekends,” said ASL Commissioner Kevin Darcy. “Players, coaches, club directors, families and and most importantly college coaches were very impressed with the level of the ASL teams and the overall event – and are looking forward to Event Weekend #2 at the Triangle Friendlies in late January. It is evident that the new member clubs have raised the level of competition and have more than held their own in the opening event weekend.”
ASL returns to Fayetteville, NC as part of the Triangle Friendlies in late January and early February with the hopes of another great weekend with cooperative weather, great facilities, high level competition and top exposure for the players. The ASL has scheduled three major events throughout the fall, winter and spring and will culminate in a season-ending championship tournament. The 2012 season has kicked-off at the Bethesda Thanksgiving Showcase in Maryland, and is followed by the Triangle Friendlies event weekend in Fayetteville, NC. The Richmond Strikers will again play host to ASL teams in the prestigious Jefferson Cup Tournament and to finish the regular season SAC will host the boys and girls clubs on Memorial Day weekend in Columbia, Md.