Strikers FC leaves DA; joins ECNL
STRIKERS FC is proud to announce that it will be joining six other clubs in the 2020-2021 Elite Clubs National League to form the Southwestern Conference.
Arsenal, FC Golden State, Pateadores, Real So Cal, and San Diego Surf will make up the other teams.
“A platform based on club collaboration, aligned by core values, and where top-level competition comes with reduced travel, is critical to the future of the game,” said ECNL President Christian Lavers. “The Southwest Conference is modeling the future of the youth game, and we will continue to work to fulfill our mission to raise the game and make the ECNL better for every player, club, and coach involved.”
“These six clubs all felt very strongly that we needed a platform that fit our makeup and addressed our needs better, ECNL does that. ECNL understands youth club soccer and they have a great national platform that is geared to youth clubs.” said Strikers FC Technical Director, Don Ebert.
ECNL will provide avenues for multiple teams per age group to compete at a higher level and minimize travel costs.
“Like in all things, change is natural and good from our perspective.”