reports that the ECNL, a national girls league since 2009 sanctioned by U.S. Club Soccer, is planning to launch a boys league. "Our membership has
been asking about a boys ECNL for a long time, and we’ve also heard from a lot of great boys clubs from outside of the girls ECNL,” ECNL president Christian Lavers
"The leadership and governance model, club-focused philosophies, and programming quality that built and represents the girls ECNL aren’t gender-specific."
The ECNL's girls league faces an
uncertain future in the wake of the U.S. Soccer Federation launching a Girls Development Academy in 2017. The U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy launched in 2007.
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