The Venue: Aurora Sports Park to host the 2013 NPL Champions Cup
May 23, 2013
Over the weeks leading up to the 2013 NPL Champions Cup, we will be taking a look at all aspects of the tournament through a multi-part Web series each Thursday. Part I took a look back at the inaugural event last year.
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It takes a special venue to host the NPL Champions Cup.
From July 18-22, champions of each of the 17 National Premier Leagues will converge on one location for five days of competition to determine national champions.
What's more, the event is held alongside the National Cup XII Finals, meaning more than 200 top teams from across the country will need room to play and prepare.
That's where Aurora Sports Park comes in. The facility in suburban Denver will serve as the host for the 2013 NPL Champions Cup and National Cup XII Finals, and it is no stranger to big events, having held the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) National Championships in 2011.
2013 ECNL / id2 National Training Camp to take place August 2-6 at Nike World Headquarters
CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 22, 2013) – US Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) have announced that the 2013 ECNL / id2 National Training Camp will take place August 2-6 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
At the camp, around 100 of the top female soccer players born between 1995 and 1998 from across the United States will come together for three full days of elite training, competition, and presentations at one of the world’s premier athletic facilities, where U.S. Soccer staff will scout players for potential inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team Programs.
The 2013 ECNL / id2 National Training Camp is a joint effort between US Club Soccer’s id2 National Player Identification and Development Program, the ECNL and Nike. The camp is open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation, or lack thereof. Olympic Development Program status applies to all id2 Program events, including the 2013 ECNL / id2 National Training Camp.