The Elite Clubs National League resumed its National Showcase Events series in San Diego, California from March 30 - April 2, as the country’s top girls’ club teams convened at the San Diego Polo Club for the fourth event of the 2011-12 ECNL season.
Based in the northern San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe, the ECNL National Showcase: San Diego featured Under-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 action in a showcase format with one match per day from Saturday through Monday.
A very high standard of play is the norm at ECNL National Showcases, and the action in San Diego again included teams from national contenders like Colorado Rush, PDA (N.J.), FC Stars of Massachusetts, Mustang FC (Tex.) and Bethesda SC (Md.) along with a strong contingent from the host state, including San Diego Surf, So Cal Blues, Arsenal FC, Slammers FC and others.
The event, along with the league’s four other National Showcase Events in Phoenix, Ariz., Sanford, Fla., San Antonio, Tex. and Zarephath, N.J., collectively dubbed “The Road to Waukegan,” are played in a tournament format, but technically qualify as "league games" that help determine ECNL’s national champions. The season cluminates at the 2012 ECNL National Championship at the Waukegan Sports Park in Chicago, Ill. in late June.
Following is a list of event information and coverage from national soccer news organziations. You can also keep up with the league by following us on Twitter @theECNL and on Facebook
March - 28: Top teams take teh field in San Diego Showcase - The Soccer Wire
March - 29: ECNL San Diego: U14-16 event outlook - ESPN High School
March - 29: ECNL San Diego: U17 event outlook - ESPN High School
March - 29: ECNL San Diego: U18 event outlook - ESPN High School
March - 29: ECNL Bring Top Girls' Teams to San Diego - SoccerNation.com
March - 30: ECNL team descend on San Diego Polo Club - SoccerAmerica.com
March - 30: ECNL weekend preview - TopDrawerSoccer.com
March - 30: List of teams particiapting in San Diego - The Soccer Wire
March - 30: Day 1 Coverage As It Happened - The Soccer Wire
April - 1: Day 2 Coverage As It Happened - The Soccer Wire
April - 1: ECNL team plays without U-17 WNT stars - TopDrawerSoccer.com
April - 2: Day 3 Coverage As It Happened - The Soccer Wire
April - 3: Christian Lavers Q&A from National Showcase in San Diego - SoccerNation.com
April - 5: Sereno SC under-16 looling to squeeze into playoffs after 3 wins in San Diego - The Soccer Wire
April - 5: Q&A: UVa. assistant women's soccer coach Ron Raab at ECNL San Diego - Potomac Soccer Wire
April - 6: Slammers FC make statement in San Diego - SoccerAmerica.com