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ecnl logoThe third National Event for the 2012-13 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) season is set to take place in Frisco, Texas February 22-24 and 11 Rush teams will be in attendance. Below, directors for the three Rush clubs in the ECNL, Colorado, Texas and Virginia, preview the weekend.

COLORADO RUSH ECNL
“This weekend represents an excellent challenge for our teams," said Colorado Rush Technical Director Erik Bushey. "We are coming off of a good winter season of training but unfortunately one filled with few competitive matches. The positive side to that is our players will be hungry for the real match play. The 15’s and 16’s play some of the toughest games at the event and will need to be at their best to come out on top. For sure all four teams have games that will test them. Results will certainly impact our standings one way or another but more than anything we want to perform at our highest level possible, play attractive soccer for those who are watching and to begin our spring on a positive note.”

TeamDay 1 Opponent/Conference RankDay 2 Opponent/Conference RankDay 3 Opponent/Conference Rank
U15 CO RushD'Feeters - 8th in TexasDallas Texans - 2nd in TexasMichigan Hawks - 2nd in Midwest
U16 CO RushDallas Sting - 1st in TexasD'Feeters - 5th in TexasDallas Texans - 2nd in Texas
U17 CO RushAHFC - 7th in TexasCarmel United - 8th in M.AtlanticSporting Blue Valley - 1st in Midwest
U18 CO RushLonestar SC - 5th in TexasDallas Sting - 3rd in TexasD'Feeters - 7th in Texas

TEXAS RUSH ECNL
"The ECNL National Event in Dallas is the biggest on our calendar with all 5 of our ECNL teams attending and 15 games in 3 days.  A break from conference play is always a great opportunity to evaluate our program on a national level.  The players are looking forward to some very competitive matches and the opportunity to perform in front of the extensive list of college coaches attending," commented Texas Rush Director of Coaching - ECNL Andy Squire.

TeamDay 1 Opponent/Conference RankDay 2 Opponent/Conference RankDay 3 Opponent/Conference Rank
U14 TX RushSockers FC - 3rd in MidwestSereno - 4th in MountainMichigan Hawks - 1st in Midwest
U15 TX RushMichigan Hawks - 2nd in MidwestSLSG - 5th in MidwestCarolina Elite - 7th in Southeast
U16 TX RushWA Premier - 2nd in NorthwestCarolina Elite - 8th in SoutheastAtlanta Fire - 4th in Southeast
U17 TX RushOrlando City - 7th in SoutheastBethesda - 7th in MidAtlanticGwinnet Academy - 9th in Southeast
U18 TX RushCarolina Elite - 3rd in SoutheastSLSG - 5th in MidwestMinnesota Thunder - 4th in Midwest

VIRGINIA RUSH ECNL
"This weekend kicks off an 8 game schedule of the next month," said Matt Mittelstaedt, Director of ECNL for Virginia Rush. "Getting off to a great start this weekend will carry huge momentum into the reminder of our conference schedule.  We have been talking about making a end of season run with the girls and it all starts this weekend."

TeamDay 1 Opponent/Conference RankDay 2 Opponent/Conference RankDay 3 Opponent/Conference Rank
U16 VA RushColorado Storm - 5th in MountainSolar-Chelsea - 9th in TexasWisconsin Eclipse - 8th in Midwest
U17 VA RushReal Colorado - 6th in MountainUtah Avalanche - 2nd in MountainCarolina Elite - 4th in Southeast

Good luck to all teams!

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