The EDP Florida Competitive League has kicked off its third year of league play with divisions in four regions including West Florida for the first time. The West Florida divisions join the highly-successful North, Central, and South, with teams in each division vying for a spot in the coveted EDP League Playoffs, being held this December in Palm Beach Gardens.
The league has grown to over 825 teams this Fall, featuring some of the top clubs from throughout the state in the 9U-19U age groups. Games kicked off August 20th, with over 400 matches played in the first few weeks of the season. With promotion and relegation on the line for the Spring 2023 season, teams are experiencing the meaning of earning their place while taking part in a good game every week with limited travel.
See highlights from some of the Leagues Brackets below:
The 12U Boys saw Miami Shores SC, Weston FC and Key Biscayne SC get early wins, while in the 11U Bracket FC Prime got off to a fast start with a win over Weston Select, and then drew 4-4 with Key Biscayne SC over the weekend.
At the older age groups, Doral SC Premier 2006 opened up with a 2-1 win over Key Biscayne SC, and in the 15U age group Miami Breakers 2008 Black and Key West 2008 Boys got the first wins of the season.
In the 13U Boys age group, Winter Park FC, Nona SA and Indialantic all started the season with a win, and the three teams sit at the top of the table. At 14U Boys, the opening weekend saw two close games, with High Soccer Prospects winning 2-0 and Nona SA winning 2-1.
At 12U Girls, Brevard SA has started the season 2-0, with a big 6-0 win over OCSS Lake Nona, and a 3-0 win over Southeast Volusia.
Ancient City SC 2012 is 4-0-0 in the 11U Boys age group, winning all four of their games by one goal. They defeated Jacksonville FC 2-1, Warner SC ASG 1-0, Florida Prime 4-3 and Jacksonville FC 2013 Pre-MLS 2-1.
The 14U Girls has Ancient City SC and Jacksonville FC both 2-0-0 at the top of the table, each allowing just one goal through their first two games.
Games in the West Florida divisions begin this weekend, featuring teams from Cape Coral Soccer, FC Sarasota, FC Tampa Rangers, Florida Hawks FC, North Port Fusion FC, Plant City FC, Silva Soccer, St. Pete Raiders, and Venice Area YSA.