By Jonathan Sigal

The inaugural MLS NEXT season's second half is nearly here for teams from New England, and we're getting you prepped with our club-by-club preview.

Teams are currently planning for a March 13 opener, picking up from a Fall 2020 portion that included several stops and starts. The COVID-19 pandemic still looms, of course, and its complications are bound to impact the Spring 2021 portion as well.

As clubs get prepared, our preview includes U-15 through U-19 teams at Beachside, Oakwood and Seacoast United, as well as the Boston Bolts and New England Revolution. Bayside FC, NEFC and Valeo FC all have MLS NEXT teams, too, though they're at the younger age groups.

With that preamble, let's get underway.