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EDP Futures Spring 2021 Midseason Review

By Evan Unger, 05/11/21, 10:30AM EDT

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The EDP Futures League is in full swing with teams heading into the back half of their seasons. The league includes 9U and 10U divisions playing in the 7v7 format, and stretches from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware up to Hartford, Connecticut. The league has grown to more than 370 teams this Spring, with some fantastic match-ups taking place throughout the season’s first half.

In each geographic region, top clubs are participating, showing why EDP Futures is the chosen developmental pathway for so many. 

In Connecticut, AC Connecticut, Ajax Premier, CFC Valley, Chelsea Piers Shoreline, Cheshire United, CT Rush, Ginga FC, Inter CT, Ole Impact, Revolution United, South Central Premier and Vale SC are some of the clubs involved.

In Pennsylvania, top clubs include FC Delco, FC Europa, Lehigh Valley United, Lower Merion SC, Penn Fusion, PA Rush, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals, Upper Dublin, VSA, West-Mont United SA, YMS and more.

In New Jersey, the wide range of top clubs includes AS Junior Elite, Cedar Stars Academy Bergen, Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth, Cedar Stars Academy Newark, Cherry Hill FC, Cohansey Premier, Deptford FC, Elite Plainfield, Europa Lions, FC Berna Legacy, FC Copa Academy, Futboltech, Future SA, Holmdel FC NJX, Ironbound SC, Jackson SC, Kearny Thistle United, Liverpool FCNJ IA, Morris Elite, MSA, NESA, NY Red Bulls, NJ Premier FC, NJ Stallions, NJ Crush, Ocean United, PDA, PDA Hibernian, PDA Shore, PFC, PSA Monmouth, PSA North, PSA Princeton, Real Jersey, SC Vistula Garfield. Scotch Plains, SFL, SJEB FC, STA-MOSC, STA-MUSC, Stateline, Steel United, Summit, Football Academy of NJ, TSF Academy, Wall Elite, West Morris SC, World Class, WUSC and more.

On the Eastern Shore, Bayshore SC, CAFC, Delmarva, Henlopen, River SC, Salisbury and Shore FC are all participating.

“This Spring, EDP Soccer continued to implement its Zone 1 initiative that is targeted for 7v7 play, with no scores or standings being published,” said Simon Collins, EDP Soccer Technical Director. “The most important thing at this stage of a player’s career is their development, and making sure they are learning to play the game the right way. By implementing these initiatives, clubs are able to focus on the player, and improving teams so they can move on to play in some of the country’s top leagues later in their youth soccer careers.”