“It was a fantastic inaugural season for the SoCal Premier U23 league. The high level of competition was exactly as we expected.” Said Matt Morse, President of SoCal Premier / CSL-Adults.
Chivas USA won the league with no loses and just one tie. Corinthians USA Pomona United was a very close second with the most goals scored throughout the season. Sports Club Orange County (with the lowest goals against) and Chula Vista Premier FC rounded out the top four.
The U23 California Championship game will be played on August 4th between SoCal Premier and NorCal Premier in San Luis Obispo. The top two teams will go head to head to determine the California U23 champion.
The feedback from the teams (coaches and managers) was very positive, the level of play continued to push their players to improve their game, the venues were top notch and the level of officiating was at par with the competition level.
A few of the teams will join the CSL-Adult/SoCal Premier division for the fall season now that they have been exposed to high level of competition that is provided.
Next summer you will see the return of the U23 summer league, because of the great success and the “buzz” we anticipate many more teams to participate, including a women’s division.