Exciting competition, college recruiting at day one of CCL Fall Showcase
(Via CCL) – The Club Champions League Fall Showcase kicked off on Friday evening at the River City SportsPlex and Stratton Park in Richmond, Va. Other matches were also played at satellite locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland before the full slate of games take place in Richmond the rest of the weekend.
A wide range of college coaches from the throughout Virginia and the surrounding states attended the first rounds of games on Friday night, representing every level of collegiate soccer.
Each participating CCL team has points on the line this weekend as they compete in league play in front of college scouts to create a unique showcase format. Several non CCL clubs including Triangle Futbol Club and Lee Mt. Vernon SC also have teams playing in the event, with those games counting as friendlies.
“I think it’s a smart idea for the CCL because you get the college coaches watching games that count for something,” said Fredericksburg FC U18 Girls Coach Pete Cinalli. “We got to play a good Triangle FC team from North Carolina and that was a great opportunity for us, and we have some important league games coming up the rest of the weekend.”
The first round of Fall Showcase matches begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, and run throughout the day with the final round starting at 7 p.m. The 12 turf fields at River City SportsPlex will be in use for all age groups, U15-U18, and the remainder of the U15 games will be played on turf fields at Stratton Park.
All 16 CCL clubs: Arlington Soccer Association, Annandale United, Beach FC, BRYC Elite, DC Stoddert, FC Richmond, FC Frederick, Fredericksburg FC, Loudoun Soccer, Maryland United, McLean Youth Soccer, Potomac Soccer Association, Roanoke Star, SOCA, SYA and Virginia Legacy have teams featured at the Fall Showcase.