Baltimore Union and Baltimore Celtic partner up to enter Girls Academy League
Baltimore Celtic and Baltimore Union have partnered in an effort to join the newly-launched Girls Academy League for the inaugural 2020-2021 season.
The two clubs will combine their player pools to compete under the name of Baltimore Celtic Union in the Girls Academy League’s Mid-Atlantic Conference.
As the latest member of the fast-growing league, Baltimore Celtic Union becomes the 60th club to be announced as part of the Girls Academy. Baltimore joins eight other members of the Mid-Atlantic Conference ahead of the opening season.
Baltimore Celtic Union will be playing alongside other Mid-Atlantic clubs from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Those clubs include: Arlington Soccer (VA), Baltimore Armour (MD), The St. James FC Virginia (VA), Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth (NJ), PA Classics (PA), SJEB Rush (NJ), Metro United (VA) and Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals.
The Girls Academy League is a new competition platform launched by members of the Development Player League (DPL). The DPL has stated that it will continue to provide its clubs with flexibility in the following two key areas:
- Permission for all players in the Girls Academy League to participate in high school soccer.
- Revising the substitution rules to encourage clubs to better utilize their player pools, especially when showcasing their players to college coaches.