Over the next two weekends, EDP Soccer will host the EDP Cup Fall Showcase, annually ranked one of the top showcases in the nation by GotSoccer. The first weekend, November 21-22, will feature the 15U-19U girls, while the second weekend, November 27-29, will feature the 15U-19U boys. The event will be held at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, NJ.
In addition to college coaches on site, EDP Soccer has partnered with ScoutingZone and Next Level Video for the event, so that Division I coaches (NCAA mandated dead period till 4/15/21), and coaches who were not able to make the event due to budget and travel restrictions, will be able to evaluate players through video after the event.
Teams from USYS National League Conferences, Girls Academy, EDP, ECNL, and Elite Academy League will all be in attendance, creating a best vs. best experience as clubs compete against different platforms.
Importantly, EDP will be following strict health and safety protocols, and continue the use of the innovative scheduling that proved to be effective during the summer events. The schedule format includes back-to-back game times that provides for important social distancing protocols and the ability for tournament operations staff to properly sanitize as needed between groups leaving and entering the facility. EDP Soccer is also continuing the use of its new field layout for the weekend, which creates extra space between fields to ensure teams and spectators have the ability to distance themselves. Home teams and their supporters will be positioned on one side of the field and away teams and their supporters on the other side to limit commingling of participants. In addition, home teams stay on the same field for both of their games as this technique reduces the need for team movement across the facility.
A look at some of the events brackets:
USYS Eastern Regional champion Real Jersey FC headlines an exciting group that includes USYS National League Playoff participant PSA National 06, as well as top National League Conference teams, Cedar Stars Academy Bergen of the Girls Academy League, and SUSA 06 ECNL, one of the top ECNL sides in the region.
Three Girls Academy League teams will be in action as well as some of the top teams from the USYS Mid Atlantic National League Conference. Cedar Stars Academy Bergen GA, Long Island SC GA, SJEB Rush GA, STA-MUSC 2005G NL Wall Elite Strikers New Jersey Surf South Shore will all be in action.
2018-2019 ECNL Northeast champion SUSA 04 ECNL join USYS Mid Atlantic National League Conference member PSA SDFC, and Cedar Stars Academy Bergen GA, Long Island SC GA of the Girls Academy League. East Meadow SC 04 ECNL Barca, and Force FC G04 NL will also be in attendance.
2019-2020 National League participants, New Jersey Rush 02 Grey and PSA National 03, will battle with SUSA 03 ECNL Composite in the 19U Diamond bracket. At U18, both Cedar Stars Academy Bergen and SJEB Rush from the Girls Academy will be competing.
National League Conference teams Ironbound SC 06 Fever, Real Jersey FC '06, WUSC '06 and NJ Premier FC 06 will take on STA 06 ECNL, Manhattan SC Wolves ECNL and in the platinum bracket.
USYS National League Mid Atlantic Conference members Torpedoes SC, Future SA, PDA Shore Shearer and Ironbound 05 Super Eagles, will be in action alongside STA 05 ECNL, Manhattan SC Freedom ECNL and in the platinum bracket.
Two of the best ECNL teams in the country, STA 2004 ECNL and Manhattan SC Thunder ECNL will be battling with USYS National League North Atlantic Conference member FC Somers Arsenal and USYS National League Mid Atlantic Conference members Dutchmen FC 04 and Real Jersey FC.
The top teams from the area will be in attendance, with many of the top players in the class of 2021 and class of 2022 finalizing their college choices. Some of the top teams include, STA 03 ECNL, Manhattan SC Fury ECNL, Peninsula SC Premier Eagles, SJEB Rush 02, FC Copa Academy 02/03, NJ Stallions Bayern 02, RUSA 03, Cherry Hill Premier FC Premier Scorpions and STA 02 NL.