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ECNL Aug 29, 2012

ECNL 2012-13 season gets underway over Labor Day weekend

By Jimmy LaRoue

The Elite Clubs National League’s 2012-2013 season begins for five Southeast Conference teams over the Labor Day weekend, with most of the other teams beginning play the following weekend.

Orlando City and VSI West Florida Flames, two of the seven new clubs to be added to the ECNL earlier this year, will play three matches on three straight days beginning Saturday, while Birmingham United, Concorde Fire and Gwinnett Soccer Association will play twice each.

Orlando City’s U-14s tuned up last week by playing in the Disney Preseason Tournament, reaching the final, while the U-16s won the tournament.

“This was a great opportunity for our girls to prepare for future ECNL events,” coach Hue Menzies told the club’s website. “Our girls have a solid base to grow from and will continue to improve throughout the season in order to showcase our young talent.”

With a few new teams in the mix, conference structures have changed.

In the Southeast Conference, new teams Orlando City and VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) have entered the mix, while Virginia Rush has left and will play in the Mid-Atlantic Conference this season.

In the Mid-Atlantic Conference, along with Rush as newcomers, it will still be a 10-team group, but the teams have changed. The other newcomers to the conference are Internationals, a new ECNL club this season, and Carmel United, which played in the Midwest Conference last season. The three Pennsylvania clubs, FC DELCO, FC Bucks and Penn Fusion SA, will play in the Northeast Conference.

The Northeast Conference includes the three Pennsylvania teams, but will otherwise be unchanged from a year ago.

In the Midwest Conference, it drops from 10 to nine clubs, with Blue Valley Soccer Club merging with KCFC. The lineup of teams there otherwise remains the same.

The Texas Conference adds two clubs to its strong staple, with Albion Hurricanes and Texas Rush joining the mix.

Santa Rosa United and Mountain View Los Altos have been added to the ECNL and will play in the Northwest Conference.

The Mountain West Conference and the Southern Cal Conference are the only ones that remains unchanged from a year ago.

To refresh your memories on what happened last season, here’s just a sampling of our ECNL coverage, this from the 2012 National Finals in Waukegan, Illinois. Be sure to bookmark soccerwire.com for ECNL coverage all season long.

Complete schedule for this weekend:

Under 14 September 2012
  Sat, September 1, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
14356  8:30 am Real Colorado ECNL U14 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U14 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
14357  9:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U14 vs Heat FC ECNL U14 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2
14136  12:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U14 vs Birmingham United ECNL U14 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
14137  4:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U14 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U14 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
  Sun, September 2, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
14352  8:00 am Real Colorado ECNL U14 vs Heat FC ECNL U14 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
14325  9:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U14 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U14 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
14139  2:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U14 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U14 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
14138  2:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U14 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U14 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
  Mon, September 3, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
14140  8:00 am Orlando City YS ECNL U14 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U14 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
14322  9:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U14 vs Heat FC ECNL U14 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
14141  9:00 am VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U14 vs Birmingham United ECNL U14 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
14353  9:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U14 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U14 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2
 Under 15 September 2012
  Sat, September 1, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
15201  11:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U15 vs Heat FC ECNL U15 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2
15355  2:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U15 vs Birmingham United ECNL U15 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
15356  4:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U15 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U15 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
15200  4:30 pm Real Colorado ECNL U15 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U15 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
  Sun, September 2, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
15171  9:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U15 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U15 Gates South Soccer Complex 2
15358  12:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U15 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U15 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
15196  4:00 pm Real Colorado ECNL U15 vs Heat FC ECNL U15 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
15357  4:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U15 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U15 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
  Mon, September 3, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
15168  9:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U15 vs Heat FC ECNL U15 Gates South Soccer Complex 2
15197  9:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U15 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U15 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #1
15360  11:00 am VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U15 vs Birmingham United ECNL U15 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
15359  12:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U15 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U15 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
Under 16 September 2012
  Sat, September 1, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
16201  1:00 pm Colorado Rush ECNL U16 vs Heat FC ECNL U16 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2
16356  2:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U16 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U16 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
16355  2:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U16 vs Birmingham United ECNL U16 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
16200  2:30 pm Real Colorado ECNL U16 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U16 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
  Sun, September 2, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
16171  11:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U16 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U16 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
16358  2:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U16 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U16 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
16196  2:00 pm Real Colorado ECNL U16 vs Heat FC ECNL U16 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
16357  4:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U16 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U16 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
  Mon, September 3, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
16359  10:00 am Orlando City YS ECNL U16 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U16 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
16168  11:00 am Colorado Storm ECNL U16 vs Heat FC ECNL U16 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
16360  11:00 am VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U16 vs Birmingham United ECNL U16 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
16197  11:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U16 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U16 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2

 

Under 17 September 2012
  Sat, September 1, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
17201  11:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U17 vs Heat FC ECNL U17 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #1
17355  12:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U17 vs Birmingham United ECNL U17 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
17200  12:30 pm Real Colorado ECNL U17 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U17 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
17356  2:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U17 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U17 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
  Sun, September 2, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
17196  12:00 pm Real Colorado ECNL U17 vs Heat FC ECNL U17 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
17357  12:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U17 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U17 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
17171  1:00 pm Colorado Storm ECNL U17 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U17 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
17358  4:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U17 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U17 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
  Mon, September 3, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
17360  9:00 am VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U17 vs Birmingham United ECNL U17 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 6
17359  10:00 am Orlando City YS ECNL U17 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U17 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
17168  1:00 pm Colorado Storm ECNL U17 vs Heat FC ECNL U17 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
17197  1:00 pm Colorado Rush ECNL U17 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U17 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #2
Under 18 September 2012
  Sat, September 1, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
18201  9:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U18 vs Heat FC ECNL U18 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #1
18200  10:30 am Real Colorado ECNL U18 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U18 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
18356  12:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U18 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U18 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
18355  4:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U18 vs Birmingham United ECNL U18 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
  Sun, September 2, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
18196  10:00 am Real Colorado ECNL U18 vs Heat FC ECNL U18 Real Colorado Soccer Park # 1
18357  2:00 pm Orlando City YS ECNL U18 vs Concorde Fire ECNL U18 Seminole Soccer Complex #02
18171  3:00 pm Colorado Storm ECNL U18 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U18 Gates South Soccer Complex 1
18358  4:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U18 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U18 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
  Mon, September 3, 2012
GAME# Time Home Away Location
18359  8:00 am Orlando City YS ECNL U18 vs Gwinnett Soccer Association ECNL U18 Seminole Soccer Complex #04
18197  11:00 am Colorado Rush ECNL U18 vs Las Vegas Premier SC ECNL U18 Pleasant View Community Park at Camp George West #1
18360  1:00 pm VSI West FL Flames (Brandon) ECNL U18 vs Birmingham United ECNL U18 JC Handly Sports Complex JC Handly 7
18168  3:00 pm Colorado Storm ECNL U18 vs Heat FC ECNL U18 Gates South Soccer Complex 1

 

 

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