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Maryland SoccerPlex Named Best Soccer Facility in US



The Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center was named the best soccer facility in the United States by a poll of experts conducted by Connect Sports Magazine. The honor is just the latest the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center has received over the years.


“Under Executive Director Trish Heffelfinger, this facility in Germantown, has established as one of the premier sites in the Mid-Atlantic region,” wrote Connect Sports. “Home of the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, the 24-field complex serves more than 15 major soccer tournaments for year, drawing 650,000 visitors per year and has nearly $25 million in economic impact annually.”

“I personally want to thank our exceptional staff for all of their effort and dedication. What they do daily is what led to today’s announcement of our facility being named the best in the country,” said Maryland SoccerPlex Executive Director Trish Heffelfinger. “For the athletes, coaches and families who come here to compete they may not realize how passionate we are about making this the safest and best facility we can. We want everyone to have the best possible experience when they are here and this recognition proves we are accomplishing our goals.”

Here is the final ranking by Connect Sport:

• Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown.

• Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex in Salt Lake City.

• Bryan Multi-Sports Complex in Goldsboro, NC.

• MoneyGram Soccer Park in Dallas.

• Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park, Ill.