The Northeast Academy League (NEAL) launches a U23 competition to further strengthen the professional and collegiate pathways for elite level players in the Northeast.

The Northeast Academy League, which was formed by the leading clubs of the region, announces the formation of its U23 competition for elite level players. The competition will facilitate the professional and collegiate pathways for top talent during the summer period. Consisting of 16 teams from NJ to New Hampshire, the competition will have a north and south division with games played from May to July. This coupled in concert with NEAL’s strategic relationship with MLS Next will provide the platform players require to advance their development opportunities through the highest level, best in class playing environment.

Participating clubs include Metropolitan Oval, TSF, FC Westchester, Beachside, BW Gottschee, LI Slammers, FA Euro, NY Elite, Boston Bolts, Seacoast, NEFC, Bayside, IFA and Valeo.

The Northeast Academy League is a member owned and controlled league established in 2021. The league is sanctioned and operated under USYS through state associations including New Jersey, Eastern NY, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

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