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ECNL Boys is excited to announce three more clubs will be joining ECNL national competition for the 2022-23 season: El Camino FC -Salinas (CA), Kansas City Athletics (MO), and Sporting Springfield (MO). El Camino FC – Salinas enters the league after being promoted from NorCal Premier’s NPL and will play in the Northern Cal Conference, while Kansas City Athletics and Sporting Springfield will make the jump from the ECNL Regional League – Heartland to the Heartland Conference in the Club Competition.
“El Camino FC – Salinas, Kansas City Athletics and Sporting Springfield have all positioned themselves, through their on-field performance levels, for ECNL Club Competition membership next season,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney. “ECNL Boys supports club development and aims to reward high performance within the ECNL pyramid across multiple age groups. All three clubs have done that and more, and will make the Northern Cal and Heartland Conferences that much more competitive for every team for the 2022-23 season.”
We are excited to announce our selection into the “Partners in Development” program with the San Jose Earthquakes. As the only soccer club in all Monterey County, and one of a select few in all Northern California, we will work jointly on a direct pathway for ECFC players who demonstrate the ability to join Earthquakes full academy programs. Our partnership will further enhance our local programs with access to our coaches and club administrative staff to Earthquakes curricular, training and organizational support systems.
Three years ago when we started our club we began our very first girls team with a mix of 2010-2008 girls, many of which are part of this picture. We quickly expanded this group of girls to three teams ages 2010-2008. This team gave motion to our girls program that now has a girls team at almost each age group. Excited to see this team achieve the very first CalNorth State Cup championship for our girls program, and represent the State at US Youth Regional Championships in 2020. After losing 4-1 the first game of the event against the same team they faced in the final, they fight hard until the end winning 1-0. Great work girls!
Many thanks to our Board Member Yulissa Juarez and her husband Samuel for spearheading this volunteer effort for our club with the Salinas California Rodeo. ECFC players and parents alike worked hundreds of hours during Rodeo week and other Salinas Sports Complex events these past months. In just two years our club has become one of the highest supporters and non-profit earners of the Rodeo. All proceeds go to help pay player registration fees and other travel expenses. Thanks to all team managers for also supporting the efforts and coordination of assignments, it takes a club effort to make this work.
Great work behind all the players, coaches, and families of our 2007 Boys Necaxa team. After qualifying into regionals as the CalNorth State Champions in 2018, they showcase all their skills in Regionals. After taking 2 of the 3 group stage games with wins vs. Alaska and Colorado, take a last minute win vs. Tuzos from Arizona in the round of 16, they fall short of making the semifinals as they lose in last minute of overtime to Heat of Las Vegas. Thanks for representing our club and area, proud of all your hard work, more great things to come.
Our partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes continues to provide great opportunities for our club players. 2002 United players Gabriel, Guadalupe, and Felipe- pictured alongside Jerry and Joel, both former ECFC players and current members of the U19 Quakes academy team- have been attending evaluation sessions with the Quakes. Also 2003 United players Jose, Danny, and Pedro alongside academy coach Luciano. Best of luck to all of them as they make the most of these opportunities.
Congratulations to 2006 Boys player Jose Vasquez for his selection into the USClub id2 National team, he made final roster of 18 players who will participate in an all expenses paid trip into Europe where they will play a number of professional clubs academy teams. They will also do a number of camps and tour various countries in Europe. Jose and Yair Miranda of our club 06 Boys Real Madrid team were selected from the regional pool of NorCal's PDP program to represent our district. Both did very well and we hope to continue to showcase our players at these regional, state, and national events.
Congratulations to our 2004 Boys United team for representing our county and city very well at US Youth soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. What a great week and experience for all the players, coaches, and supporting families. A very busy schedule with official luncheons and dinners set up by the organization, tour of the city, and taking the team right into the best four teams in the National at its age group. They fall a bit short vs a very good side out of New Jersey in semifinals. Salinas, and the county of Monterey are very proud of your accomplishments.
In what was a homecoming of sorts for former ECFC players Joel Garcia and Jerry Ayon, they get to face their former teammates now as members of the San Jose Earthquakes Academy teams. Our partnership in development at work as we look to continue to showcase our players at the highest youth levels. Both our ECFC do very well and showcase great before head club scouts for the Quakes. We look forward to sending them to San Jose to get further evaluations on possibilities of making their Academy teams.
ECFC Salinas is proud to announce the direct qualifier of its first team to US Youth Soccer FarWest Regionals in 2018 to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The team took its division during this past fall season going unbeaten in league. Congratulations to all players, coaches Juan Moreno and Sergio Herrera, and all the parents for the dedication with this team.
Also in contention to do the same will be our U15B United and our U19B Pumas who are leading their respective divisions in fall league competitions. Stay tune for updates on these teams in all our web and social media outlets once the final brackets close.
ECFC is proud to announce its direct partnership with PUMA as the official club sponsor for all player uniforms and fan apparel. We have now gone to renew our past three year agreement form 2017 with a new extension until 2023. Please visit our club store and shop today.
ECFC is excited to announce the call up for Jerry Ayon to the 24 Man roster of the U.S. Under 18 Men’s National Team. He will be joining his teammates and taking part in a week long training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Much deserved for all the hard work and dedication on and off the field, he will most certainly keep making his family, friends, and his hometown of Salinas proud.