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The ECNL regular season came to a close over the weekend and the playoff seeds have been finalized. Continue reading for a recap of the final two weeks of regular season play for Mid-Atlantic Conference clubs along with a look at which teams will be moving on to San Diego for the National Playoffs.
With less than a month remaining in the ECNL regular season, Champions League playoffs spots are coming down to the wire as teams continue to battle for higher seeds and secure their place in the postseason. Several Mid-Atlantic Conference teams earned critical points over the weekend, strengthening their playoff push.
Teams from across the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference competed in divisional play this weekend, as several teams extended their leads in the standings and others made strong pushes for Champions League playoff spots of their own.
ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference teams representing Bethesda SC, Internationals SC, Maryland United FC, McLean Youth Soccer, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy, Ohio Premier and Richmond United competed in the ECNL San Diego Showcase over the weekend, going up against some of the nation's top teams in front of over 150 college coaches.
Many ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference clubs wrapped up the 2015 portion of their 2015-2016 season schedule over the weekend as inter-division play continued between the Chesapeake Division and Ohio Valley Division.
The weekend before Thanksgiving was the busiest of the season so far in the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference, as the Ohio Valley Division collided with the Chesapeake Division for a full slate of inter-division competition.
There was plenty of movement in the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Division table this weekend across the age groups as the regular season quickly winds down for most teams, and even came to a close for others. Potomac area clubs Bethesda SC, FC Virginia, Richmond United and Maryland United FC each had teams improve their playoff standing with crucial late-season wins.
The following players have been submitted by coaches, club technical personnel or SoccerWire.com staff so they could be recognized for impressive performances in competitive soccer games during the month of April.