USL adds new Super-20 League

In order to bridge the gap between the Super-Y youth league the PDL, the United Soccer Leagues has added a new U20 league. The new Super-20 League is designed as a graduating youth league for elite players from 17-20 as they advance beyond the traditional youth bracket to the senior professional and amateur development leagues. The league will debut this summer with teams representing all levels of US and Canadian soccer from elite youth clubs to first division professional teams in the US and Canada. Teams such as Ironbound SC (Super Y-League), Brooklyn Knights (Premier Development League), Cleveland Internationals (W-League), Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Second Division), Toronto Lynx (USL First Division) and the MetroStars (MLS) will be fielding USL Super-20 League teams. It will be interesting to see how, if at all, this new league impacts the Raleigh Elite as many of our players have traditionally fallen within this age bracket.