The SLSG ECNL Boys program returned to ECNL conference play this past weekend after just under 14 months from the last time ECNL Boys conference games were able to be played. All six of the ECNL Boys teams from U13-U18/19 traveled up to Rockford, Illinois on Friday and played games against fellow Midwest Conference club member, Rockford Raptors. The program earned three wins and a draw on the first day of the weekend, including a shutout, two dominate wins and a dramatic come from behind win with three goals in the second half. On Saturday, the teams faced off against Minnesota Thunder Academy. The teams were able to improve on their first day’s performance by winning four of the six games, including one shutout and a seven goal performance.
The program went 7-4-1 on the weekend and brought home 22 out of the possible 36 points. This is not an easy feat as the ECNL Boys Midwest Conference is very competitive and playing away from home, especially considering the high school aged boys had only returned from the Illinois High School spring season less than two weeks before the games. While having success and achieving many positive results was enjoyable, getting back to competing at a high level in the ECNL after such a long layoff was the most rewarding. The program is excited for the remainder of the season and what lies ahead with the future of the program.
The boys play next this coming weekend at home against Michigan Wolves and Vardar, who are from the Detroit area. The games will be played at O’Fallon Family Sports Park on Friday night (U13s, U14s, and U16s only), Saturday (U13s, U15-U18/19s) and Sunday (U13-U18/19). Rockford will also be at the complex competing against the same two clubs on Saturday and Sunday. The remaining SLSG ECNL Boys schedule is below. We are also very excited to be hosting the ECNL Boys National Finals at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, MO July 22nd – 26th. The top ECNL Boys teams from across the country in the U14-U17 age groups will all play for the title of ECNL Boys National Champion here in St. Louis.
For more information regarding the SLSG ECNL Boys program, you can visit SLSG IL Boys ECNL Program | St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club (slsgsoccer.com), check us out on Twitter SLSG Boys ECNL (@SLSGBoysECNL) / Twitter & Instagram SLSG Boys ECNL (@slsgboysecnl) Instagram, and/or email our ECNL Boys Director, Kyle Riebeling, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding ECNL Boys, visit them at Boys ECNL | Raise The Game (ecnlboys.com), on Twitter ECNL Boys (@ECNLBoys) / Twitter, or on Instagram ECNL Boys (@ecnlboys) Instagram.
Remaining SLSG ECNL Boys Schedule
Friday May 7th – Home vs Michigan Wolves (U13s, U14s, and U16s only)
Saturday May 8th – Home vs Michigan Wolves (U13s, U15-U18/19s)
Sunday May 9th – Home vs Vardar (U13s, U15-U18/19s) & Michigan Wolves (U14s)
Saturday May 22nd – Away vs FC Wisconsin
Sunday May 23rd – Away vs Eclipse Select
Saturday May 29th – Monday May 31st – ECNL Virginia Showcase (U15-U17)
Friday June 4th – Home vs Minnesota Thunder
Sunday June 6th – Home vs Rockford Raptors
Saturday June 12th – Away vs FC Wisconsin
Sunday June 13th – Away vs Eclipse Select
Saturday July 3rd – Friday July 9th – ECNL Boys Playoffs – Greensboro, NC (for qualifying teams)
Thursday July 22nd – Monday July 26th – ECNL Boys Finals – Fenton, MO (for qualifying U14-U17 teams)