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EDP Futures Maryland SoccerPlex Review

By Evan Unger, 05/18/22, 9:45AM EDT


This Spring EDP Futures completed its third successful year of league programming at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Designed for 8U-10U teams, the league provides a controlled environment and puts an emphasized focus on development. All games are held on the Maryland SoccerPlex world-class grass fields, which allow for age-appropriate field sizes and configurations. 

Clubs from Maryland, DC and Virginia gathered each Saturday of the Spring season for organized league play at the SoccerPlex. Over 50 teams from some of the area's best clubs participated, including Achilles FC, Bethesda SC, Cerritos SA, Children's SA, DC Way Academy, DCYFC, DeMatha SA, Go Premier Soccer, Juventus Academy DC Metro, Laurel SC, Maryland Rush Montgomery, OBGC, Pinnacle FC, Potomac SA, ROSA, Total Futbol Club, World Class Premier and Xeneizes MD SA. 

These games followed the EDP Zone 1 initiatives for 7v7, with no public scores or standings being kept. Jim Oman, EDP South Atlantic Regional Manager stated, “As we conclude our third year with the program, we look forward to year four starting next Fall. In addition to our new collaboration with CMSSL, we can now fill the needs of different clubs across the area, and continue to create developmentally-appropriate platforms and help grow the game in the youngest ages.”