Downtown United Soccer Club is excited to continue participation in the younger boys league structure with New York City FC in the 2019/20 season for blue and orange teams.
NYCFC will continue to offer a league environment for boys in the U9-U11 division and will be extending it’s offering to the U12 division in the fall of 2019. The league will also be expanding the playing format to engage with the broader tri-state soccer community. Formerly the NYCFC Affiliate Development League (ADL), the restructured league will be named the NYCFC City Soccer League (CSL).
As a youth affiliate of NYCFC, DUSC, along with the seven affiliate clubs will continue to play in the reformatted CSL, along with the addition of clubs from New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Connecticut, and New Jersey areas.
DUSC families with players participating in the the CSL can expect the following:
Meaningful competition: Inclusion of top-level clubs in talent-rich areas
Managing league format and structure: Prioritizes development with age-appropriate guidelines
Reduced travel and cost: Increases local competition with no team registration fee
Shared sporting values: Allows a transparent player pathway to professional soccer
To streamline integration into the competition, the CSL will be registered and operated under the New York Club Soccer League structure. The internal support from NYCSL will offer players a centralized platform for registration and team mobility as needed for development.
NYCFC Youth Affiliate Clubs:
Manhattan Soccer Club
New York Soccer Club
"DUSC is very excited about extending this league to the U12 age group. This is the only league where all of NYC's top clubs play together. Limiting travel and cost while enhancing development and meaningful competition makes this the model league for youth players." – Executive Director, Kevin McCarthy