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Nine South Florida Clubs Commit to Inaugural Season of EDP Soccer's Miami Metro League

By Evan Unger, 06/15/20, 4:00PM EDT

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The new EDP Florida Competitive Leagues program today announced that 9 clubs in the South Florida area have committed to play in the inaugural season of the Miami Metro League, one of three EDP Florida Metro Leagues being formed for competition to start in the fall. The other two planned Metro Leagues are in Tampa and in Orlando.

 

The 9 clubs in South Florida are:

Additional clubs that will be part of the EDP Miami Metro League will be announced shortly.

According to EDP Technical Director Simon Collins, what distinguishes the EDP Soccer leagues in Florida is that teams playing within this structure — like the EDP Miami Metro League — are part of a connected system of leagues. Teams have the opportunity to earn their way to the appropriate level of competition that best suits their abilities. 

“Involvement in a league with like-minded clubs whose priority is player development can only be positive. Pairing that with an opportunity for players to access higher levels of competition within the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program gives clubs, teams and their players exciting opportunities,” said Collins. He added, “Ensuring standards on and off the field will set our member clubs apart within their respective markets. We look forward to supporting and being part of their growth.”


"Doral SC is excited to be a "Founding Member" of the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues. We are well aware of their professionalism in the Northeast and pleased that they have provided a platform in Florida. We look forward to collaborating with forward thinking clubs with high standards that genuinely put development at its forefront." 


Beymar Piraquive
President - Doral Soccer Club

Elite Soccer Academy is excited and honored in becoming a Founding Member of the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues in South Florida. Our partnership with a distinguished brand, along with forward thinking clubs, provides a unique opportunity in shaping the landscape in Florida. This platform enhances the meaningful experiences our members will have, driving a developmental process that reaches their highest potential. 


Dusko Piljic
President/Director of Player Development - Elite Soccer Academy

“Being a part of the growth of EDP Florida Competitive Leagues in South Florida is an exceptional opportunity for our club. To be able to provide another excellent platform for our boys program was important to our model & further pushes the vision of the club into the forefront."


Jonathan Frias
Director of Coaching - FC Prime North

"We are excited to join the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues and offer this as an elite option to all of our membership. It is essential to compete consistently at a high level and the EDP league offers just that given the announced clubs. It’s a well needed platform and we can’t wait to begin league play soon."


Omar Persad
Director of Coaching - FC Prime South

Ives Estates Soccer is proud to participate in this great league. We can't wait to see our players compete against the best players. It is a great opportunity for the boys to prepare for the amazing events that await them this season.”


Julio Alvarez
Director of Coaching - Ives Estates Soccer

"J Petrov Academy is honored and excited to be a Founding Member of the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues. Being able to stand side-by-side with like-minded clubs to make an impact on the future of the sport by providing the right development platforms in Florida, coupled with the EDP Brand, is a powerful opportunity that we couldn't pass up."


Jeff Rubin
Academy Administrator - JPetrov Academy

"We are very excited to be a founding member of the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues that fosters player development values above all else, which is and will be the philosophy of Juventus Academy.  We look forward to sharing and participating in the development and growth of this league for the benefit of all Florida soccer players."


Stefano Ledda
Executive Director - Juventus Academy

“We are excited to be a Founding Member of EDP Florida Competitive Leagues in South Florida.  Not only does this platform provide our teams with a club-centric environment, which will foster a sense of community within our organization, our older teams will have access to some of the strongest college showcase events in the country.  EDP has a great reputation across the country and we are looking forward to building a relationship with their brand." 


Josh Kirk
Boys Director of Coaching - Pinecrest Premier SC

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Florida is excited to be a founding member of the EDP Florida Competitive Leagues in South Florida. This league gives our players opportunities to compete at the highest levels, regionally but most importantly nationally, with the best environment for their development.”


Raul Escoin
Director of Coaching - PSG Academy Florida