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ECNL Apr 16, 2018

Girls ECNL welcomes Seattle United FC as new member club

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RICHMOND, VA (Via ECNL) – The Girls Elite Clubs National League has announced that Seattle United FC will be joining the Girls ECNL beginning in the 2018-2019 season. The Girls ECNL will be the only national league in which the club will compete, and the focal point of its competitive efforts.

Seattle United FC was formed in 2009, and currently has over 2,100 players across 146 teams. The club has captured numerous state cup championships, competing at both the Region IV and USYS National Championships.  Seattle United is the only club in Washington to win the Dallas Cup. In addition, approximately 70 percent of Seattle United alumni go on to play collegiate soccer.

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“ECNL presents a wonderful player pathway for our female players who aspire to play soccer in college,” said Amy Gaffney, Seattle United’s President of the Board. “The Board is excited to be able to offer to our female players collegiate exposure through ECNL events and showcases, and the top-notch development opportunities for players and coaches in the club.”

The Girls ECNL is one of the nation’s top development and competition platform for female soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and extensive collegiate exposure through the ECNL National Events, some the largest collegiate showcases in the country.  In addition to the competition platform, the Girls ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in every conference, unique coaching education and club development programs, and player health and education resources.

“On behalf of the Girls ECNL, I am pleased to announce the addition of Seattle United FC to the Northwest Conference,” said ECNL Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “The commitment to player development and competitive history will make the Girls ECNL a stronger league overall.”

Seattle United will begin formal competition in the Girls ECNL in August 2018. Additional new clubs will be announced in the Girls ECNL in the coming weeks.

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