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EDP Partners with US Youth Soccer

Set to Manage Four US Youth Soccer National League Conferences in the East Region Starting in 2018-19
& Provide Direct Pathways to National League and National Championship Series


EDP, one of the country’s largest leagues with over 3,500 teams located on the east coast of the United States, has entered into a long-term agreement with US Youth Soccer to manage four National League conferences in the East Region starting in 2018-19.

These conferences are:

  • US Youth Soccer National League New England EDP Conference
  • US Youth Soccer National League North Atlantic EDP Conference
  • US Youth Soccer National League Mid Atlantic EDP Conference
  • US Youth Soccer National League South Atlantic EDP Conference

In addition to managing these conferences, EDP will see its league play, tournaments and college showcases sanctioned by US Youth Soccer. 

Beginning in the fall of 2018, these US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will offer an expected two tiers of divisions in addition to the existing EDP programming. Both EDP and new to EDP teams will be eligible to apply for these divisions with top teams advancing directly into the US Youth Soccer National League and the Regional Championships in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS).

To learn more, see the full press release & US Youth Soccer announcement.

USYS National League EDP Conferences

Founding Member Committee:

  • John Ellinger, SAC
  • Jordi Meijer, NJ Elite 
  • Lee Glover, CSA Bergen West Girls 
  • Andy Scruton, DUSC 
  • Rich Nuttall, Massapequa SC 
  • Bobby Puppione, FC Virginia 
  • Jonathan Colton, Bethesda SC 
  • Dan Harmon, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 
  • Kieran Patrick, Cedar Stars Academy Newark 
  • Santino Quaranta, Pipeline SC 
  • Cliff Simmons, SJEB Rush 
  • Charlie Naimo, Cedar Stars Academy
  • Jeff Zaun, TSF 
  • Roberto Aguas, FC Copa 

US Youth Soccer National League EDP Leadership Council

This council was created to be the voice of our clubs. Members will provide feedback and strategic guidance in order to set the trajectory of this platform from a developmental standpoint and ensure that our course remains in-line with that of our clubs.

  • Leadership Council Chairman:
    • John Ellinger, SAC 
  • Leadership Council Technical Director:
    • Simon Collins, EDP Soccer
  • US Youth Soccer National League Representative:
    • Paul Luchowski, National League Director 
  • Leadership Council Members:
    • Bobby Puppione, FC Virginia 
    • Jonathan Colton, Bethesda SC 
    • Dan Harmon, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 
    • Kieran Patrick, Cedar Stars Academy Newark 
    • Santino Quaranta, Pipeline SC 
    • Cliff Simmons, SJEB Rush 
    • Charlie Naimo, Cedar Stars Academy 
    • Jeff Zaun, TSF 
    • Roberto Aguas, FC Copa 
  • Independent Development Academy Consultant:
    • David Longwell, NY Red Bulls Academy Director 
  • Independent Referee Consultant: TBA



Pathways to National Competitions

The Path From US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences

Pathways to National Competitions From US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences

Clubs That Have Committed To The New EDP Platform

EDP clubs that have committed starting 2018/2019  to the new EDP platform. All participating clubs – in both the club v. club or team v. team formats — are listed below. More clubs to be announced.