ECNL, ECNL RL & RCL
Eastside FC teams compete nationally in the ECNL and ECNL RL, and regionally in Washington's RCL.
Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is the highest level of club soccer in the United States, consisting of some of the best competition in the country. Eastside ECNL teams compete with other ECNL-level teams across the United States, both in our own region as well as at several National Events throughout the year that bring clubs together to compete. This is the highest level of competition that Eastside FC provides and it is designed for the elite player looking to play at high-level colleges or potentially within the US Youth National Team programs.
Eastside also offers ECNL Regional League (ECNL RL) programming as an addition to the season schedule for our U15-U19 Red teams, giving ECNL opportunities to more teams than ever before.
The Regional Club League (RCL) is made up of the top 18 clubs of Washington Youth Soccer, and provides the highest level league play and player development in the state. Eastside FC fields boys’ and girls’ teams at all ages in the league, which outlines rigorous standards including criteria and levels of coaching licensure, player development curriculum and training guidelines to ensure a high level of competition. Some of these teams also qualify to play in the regional and national playoff events. Eastside FC has three-four teams per age group, with our Red, White, Blue, and Grey teams playing in various divisions in the RCL. Top EFC teams will also travel to one or more top tournaments outside the state to give players and teams additional exposure to higher levels of competition.