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ECNL May 13, 2020

Partnership between Baltimore Celtic and Baltimore Union to include Boys ECNL teams

The newly-announced collaborative partnership between Baltimore Celtic and Baltimore Union will feature at least six teams that will compete in the Boys ECNL under the name Baltimore Celtic Union.

Under the partnership, both the Celtic and Union will provide coaches and players to field teams in the Boys ECNL’s U-13 through U-18/19 age groups.

As part of the same agreement, Baltimore Celtic and Union will also combine their talent on the top-end of their girls programs to compete in the new Girls Academy League.

[+READ: Baltimore Union and Baltimore Celtic partner up to enter Girls Academy League]

The collaborative partnership is an effort for the two Baltimore clubs to create multiple development paths for players and coaches. It is not a merger of the two organizations.

Both clubs will continue to operate as normal for all age groups under U-13. Even in the U-13 and older age groups, both clubs will continue to field their own teams in US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer sanctioned leagues, outside of their Boys ECNL and Girls Academy teams.

Player evaluations for all pathways within the clubs will take place consistently throughout the season, as they continue to emphasize college placement in the high school age divisions.

See below for a summary of the partnership:


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