First ECNL Girls champions decided as 2021 National Finals field is set
The field is set for the 2021 ECNL Girls National Finals and the first group of national champions were crowned this past week at the ECNL National Playoffs in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Teams across the U14-U17 age groups have booked their spots in the ECNL National Finals, which will be played later this month in Richmond, Va. The Champions League, which is the top flight of ECNL postseason competition, will see the U14, U16 and U17 age groups play their semifinals and finals in Richmond.
Due to inclement weather during the National Playoffs in Florida, the U15 age group was unable to complete its quarterfinal round. The U15 Champions League division will send eight teams to the National Finals, where they will begin play with the quarterfinals.
Other ECNL postseason divisions include the North American Cup (2nd flight) along with the Showcase Cup and the Open Cup. Numerous champions were decided in those competitions in Florida, while others were unable to compete play due to weather.
See below for a listing of ECNL National Finals qualifiers in the Champions League, in addition to the champions and/or teams left standing in the Cup divisions.
To view the full results from the ECNL National Playoffs, Click Here.
ECNL National Finals Qualifiers (Champions League)
- U13: Eclipse Select SC, Solar SC, San Juan SC, LAFC Slammers
- U14: Jacksonville FC, LAFC Slammers, Solar SC, So Cal Blues
- U15: Challenge SC, Colorado Rapids, Internationals SC, Kansas City Athletics, San Diego Surf, Solar SC, World Class FC, WNY Flash Academy
- U16: LAFC Slammers, PDA Blue, Richmond United, Tampa Bay United
- U17: LAFC Slammers, MVLA, Solar SC, United Futbol Academy (GA)
North American Cup, Open Cup and Showcase Cup
North American Cup
- U15: McLean Youth Soccer, Michigan Hawks, Utah Avalanche, San Juan SC
- U16: Ohio Elite 🏆
- U17: WNY Flash Academy 🏆
- U15 (A): Mustang SC, FC Bucks, South Carolina United, FC DELCO
- U15 (B): Match Fit Academy, Maryland United FC, Ohio Elite, Tulsa SC
- U16 (A): SUSA 🏆
- U16 (B): MVLA 🏆
- U17 (A): Sting Dallas Black 🏆
- U17 (B): Loudoun SC 🏆
- U15: Legends FC RL, Orlando City SC, Arizona Arsenal, Florida Premier FC
- U16: Beach Futbol Club 🏆
- U17: Beach Futbol Club 🏆
- U18/19: So Cal Blues 🏆
*Legends FC was disqualified from the U18/19 Composite competition after it was determined that they had ineligible players on their roster.