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Tournaments Feb 24, 2016

Over 700 teams set to compete in Manhattan Kickoff Classic

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More than 700 teams representing clubs from 11 U.S. states and Canada will compete in the 2016 Manhattan Kickoff Classic, which will be played in the New York City metropolitan area from March 4-6.

The event will include U-9 through U-18 age groups on both the boys and girls sides, with some 250 college coaches expected to be in attendance for the showcase divisions. Participating clubs will come from Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, in addition to eight Canadian sides.

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Attending teams will hail from many of the top youth leagues, including the Eastern Development Program (EDP), New York Premier League, New England Premiership and various other top US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues, as well as future ECNL and U.S. Soccer Development Academy sides at the younger age groups. US Youth Soccer State Cup and Regional champion squads have also been accepted to the event, representing USYS programs such as the National League and Region I Champions League.

This year’s event will be the first running of the newly-merged Manhattan Kickoff Classic and National Elite Soccer Showcase (NESS), which is continuing under the Manhattan name. NESS, a high level tournament run by Albertson Soccer Club and Paul Riley Soccer School on Long Island for 15 years, will provide field space and additional teams for the event.

The merger with Manhattan and NESS provides the new event with more than 100 total turf fields as well as top referees from multiple states accompanied by National Assessors, State Assessors and Referee Administrators, as part of MSC’s Referee Identification and Development Program.

Manhattan Kickoff Classic 2016 Attending Clubs

Canada: Club Soccer Fabrose, Dixie SC, Fabrose, FC Challenger, West Ottawa SC

Connecticut: AC Connecticut, Beachside SC, Connecticut FC, Danbury Youth SC, Everton America CT, Northeast United SC, Norwalk Junior SA, PSC, Revolution United, Shelton FC, Shoreline FC, Southeast SC, Trumbull United SC, Westport Soccer Association, Yankee United F.C.

Delaware: Delaware Revolution FC

Florida: FC Florida

Maine: Seacoast United Maine SC

Maryland: Arsenal SC, Baltimore Celtic SC, FC USA, Maryland Rush, Montgomery SC, Pipeline SC

Massachusetts: FC Boston, JSSA Napoli, New England FC, St. Michaels Club, Western United Pioneers FC

New Hampshire: GPS NH, World Cup SC of Greater Nashua

New Jersey: AC Milan Club of NJ, Americans SC, Arsenal Premier, B’Elite Player Development SC, Bergen Bulldogs SC, Bloomfield SC, Bridgewater United SC, Cedar Stars Academy, East Brunswick SC, East Windsor PAL, Excel FC, FC Berna, FC SPORTIKA, FCUSA New Jersey, Freehold SL, Future Soccer Academy, Hans Soliz Soccer School, Harrison SC,Holmdel FC, Hudson United FC, International Girls Futbol Academy, Ironbound SC, Jersey Celtic FC, Jersey Shore BOCA Jr. FC, Mantua MTSA, Manalapan SC, Marlboro SA, Marlton SC, Match Fit Academy FC, Metuchen Travel SC, Mt. Olive SC, NJCSA, NASA United, Next Level Soccer Academy, NJ Crush, NJ Stallions Academy, Old Bridge, Parsippany SC, Passaic Youth Soccer, Performance In Technique (PIT), Player Development Academy (PDA), Princeton SA, Soccer Domain FC, South Jersey Elite Barons, STA Morris United, Stronghold SC, Teaneck Stingrays, Thistle, Torpedoes SC, TSF Academy, Westfield SA, World Class FC

New York: Alleycats SC, Albertson SC, Atletico FC, Auburndale SC, Blackwatch, Brentwood SC, Brooklyn United, BW Gottschee, Capital United SC, Chelsea Piers SC, Clarkstown SC, Cold Spring Harbor/Huntington SC,Commack SC, Deer Park, Dix Hills SC, DMS Soccer, DUSC, East Islip SC, FC Long Island, FC Westchester, East Fishkill, East Meadow SC, Empire United SA, FA Euro, FC Somers SC, Farmingdale SC, Future Stars Futbol, Garden City, Gold Coast F.C., Gotham Girls FC, GPS NY, Great Neck SC, Hamptons Elite FSC, Hauppauge Soccer League, Hicksville American SC, HBC, Intense Soccer Academy, Jericho, Lake Grove Newfield SC, Levittown SC, Long Island Rough Riders, LVBSC, Lynbrook East Rockaway SC, Manhattan SC, Massapequa SC, Mattituck SC, Merrick SC, Met Oval Academy, Mineola Portuguese S.C., Nassau United (Garden City), New Hyde Park Wildcats, New Rochelle, New York Elite, New York Rush, New York SC, North Babylon/ Score F.C., Northport Cow Harbor, NY HOTA Bavarians, NY Stars Premier, NY Xtreme FC, Oceanside United SC, Oyster Bay, PDB, Plainview Old Bethpage SC, Pleasant Valley United SC, Port Washington SC, PMYSL, Primo FC, Pro Youth Soccer Academy, Quickstrike FC, Rockville Centre SC, Sachem, Scarsdale Youth Soccer, Score FC, SC GJOA, Silver Lake SA, Smithtown Kickers SC, South Huntington SC, Southampton SC, Staten Island United, Stony Brook Rush, Stony Brook SC, Syracuse Development Academy, SUSA Academy, United Soccer Alliance, Vera’s Soccer Academy, Village of the Branch, Wappingers United Warriors, Westchester Flames, West Islip SC, West New York S.C., West Side Soccer League, White Plains Youth Soccer, Yonkers United, Yorktown YSC

Ohio: OP Fire

Pennsylvania: FCUSA Philadelphia, FC Pocono Elite, Fusion SC, Lehigh Valley United, Lower Merion SC, Philadelphia SC, Warminster

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