The start of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL - Girls) and US Soccer Development Academy (Boys) seasons are coming up. This week, rushsoccer.com will run a series of Season Preview articles for the Rush clubs participating in these Elite leagues. Today's club, the ECNL Girls from Texas.
2012/13 marks the first year that Texas Rush will be participating in the Elite Clubs National League after they were awarded a position earlier this year. The teams kick off their first season on September 8th when they travel to Challenge SC.
Texas Rush Director of Academy Dave Dengerink had this to say about the season, "On the ECNL side, our club is entering the National level of competition for the first time. This is unchartered territory for the players and it will be a learning experience. However, we do have the willingness to compete and have done a solid job in preparing the players. The ECNL for us represents an opportunity for our players to test themselves against the best in the country and it's going to be a tremendous step forward for the club and the Houston community."