June 25th, Waltham, MA, 2019; Five GPS MA Elite Boys teams will be traveling to Illinois later this week for US Club Soccer ENPL National Playoff.
The ENPL features the best boys players in US Club Soccer via the NPL and Boys ECNL competitive platforms. The regular season competition within each NPL and Boys ECNL Conference are unique and independently structured but both lead to the same postseason destination: the ENPL Playoffs.
The Playoffs will be hosted at the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Park in Rockford, Illinois from June 28th to July 3rd Eight teams will qualify from the event at each age group for the ENPL National Finals to be held in Colorado in July, with the exception of U14 which will see four teams advance.
Competing at the event will be the MA Elite Red 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, teams and the 2002 MA Elite White team. The action starts on Friday June 28th with each team playing three group matches. Following the round robin, group winners and wildcards (depending on the age group) will advance to a play-in game to determine who will move on to the ENPL National Finals.
Last year the 2002 Boys were inaugural winners of the U16 ENPL National title and they will begin their defense of their title with matches against Carolina Elite Soccer Academy, San Juan Lightning and Eclipse Select. The 02 White team will face Met Oval, Phoenix Rising and Empire Niagra. In addition to the GPS MA teams, the club will also be represented by GPS Orlando (02 Boys) and Rochester FC (04, 03 and 01 Boys).
The event marks the opening of the summer national competitive season which will see GPS teams compete at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, NPL Finals and National Cup over the next month.
For more information on the MA Elite Program please contact Rohit Gautam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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