The most committed and skilled players gravitate toward premier soccer. While the term "premier soccer" has begun to be used casually in recent years, historically, "premier soccer" was played by regional soccer clubs that brought together the most committed and skilled players from local clubs in a region to train together and play against the most committed and skilled players from other regional cubs.
Washington State Youth Soccer has sanctioned the Regional Club League, "RCL," for these regional soccer clubs in order to foster like v. like competition. MIFC's sister club, Eastside FC, is the only RCL club in the Eastside Youth Soccer Association, which encompasses Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Issaquah. Other RCL clubs in the area include Crossfire Premier, Seattle United, Pacific Northwest Soccer Club, Snohomish United, and FC Alliance.
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