The ECNL Playoffs provided quite the showcase for a gaggle of U17 players closing in on the final stages of their club careers.
The TopDrawerSoccer.com U17 Best XI is certainly reflective of that miles-deep player pool.
The U17 group in Rockford, Ill. for the playoffs was illustrative of the sort of parity the age group boasted that perhaps no other group had. It was more or less an open run to the ECNL Finals, and the parity showed itself in a handful of scintillating performances that set the tournament on fire. Here’s a glimpse at 11 of the best worthy of Best XI status.