Today, that report has become a reality as Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer are collaborating to create a new national competition and development platform for U-14 through U-18/19 boys beginning in August 2017.
The league will be called Elite National Premier League (ENPL). It will provide local and national regular-season competition, national showcase events, and postseason playoff competition for top boys teams across the country.
The ENPL will include both member clubs and member leagues (NPLs), providing club- and team-based entry into the competition. Member clubs will qualify teams into the ENPL in all five age groups each year while member NPLs will qualify individual teams in all age groups based on performance in their respective NPLs the prior season.
Further details, including the first member leagues, will be announced shortly, and applications for interested clubs will open in the coming weeks.