EDP is a joke. Did anyone look at the list of teams? Half of the teams(at least) aren't even in the top 30-40 of their state rankings. Shouldn't it be an Elite league for teams that progress out of MAPS? They'll take anyone willing to pay the $$$.
EDP is what MAPS used to be but with lots of got soccer pts. They give out pts. for just showing up. Give us your business, we'll give you pts.
Good luck playing the top EDP teams. Unless you are one, you will have the right to pay to lose. There are some impressive teams out there
If you finish in 7th place in your flight, you'll get about 1800 pts.
If u get to the top flight. 2nd flight first place Howell got about 550 points. Work your way up
10:21 Any suggestions where the boys can play. If EDP is a joke and you wish to play HS soccer, what league should they play in? Suggestions are welcome.
Any feedback on the Marlton vs Marlboro game?
Last time I checked the best teams in our region are playing in the EDP league. What else are you looking for?
Only other option is the Region1 Champions league but the acceptance into that is a bit stiffer to be in the first division of the Champions league.
All of you so called top teams take notice. Ocean beats STA! Ocean.
Where is Ocean flighted?
Marlton vs marlboro was 0-0 very good game, good to see soccer again but could have gone either way last minute penalty missed by Marlton
I think to get into Region 1 Champions League you need to have a very successful EDP history. So the only other league that is considered better than EDP and Region 1 is Academy League (Red Bulls, Philly Union etc.).
Ocean you beat the B team at STA. Congrats on your victory but please understand who you are playing.
I'm not saying the upper flights of EDP is a joke. There are very good teams up there. EDP was set up for the teams that progressed out of MAPS. There are teams in EDP that would be flighted low in MAPS. EDP shouldn't be accepting those teams. But the $$$ is too good. Really a joke.
Haha. Ocean, you beat the B team 2-0. Which means the A team beats you about 5-0. I only wish I could have seen the Ocean parents face when they read it was the B team they beat. Hahahahaha.
What makes you think that Ocean cares. They won a game and that was the goal.
Why is MAPS Elite part of EDP? Shouldn't those flights be part of MAPS?
No one takes those teams seriously, relax.
Ha. Ocean knew what team it was playing. Just kids having fun with the idjits on this pathetic board.
only idiots spell it idjits.
12;48,That's exactly why people are saying EDP is a joke. No need to relax.
I thought it was egits.
909am, someone at Ocean cares as they said, "all of you so called top teams, take notice, Ocean beats STA!" Some misinformed parent thought they beat the A team. Just kids having fun....agreed. Parents being maroons, true dat.
If EDP is not your answer, what is your solution? Be concise as we all await your youth soccer fix.
Hey 12:55, and here you are...
I have a solution. Practice really, really hard and make the Red Bulls.
12:48you sound like an arrogant jerk. Every team is a team worthy of being taken seriously.
EDP should be the league it was started to be. Elite for those that progress out of MAPS. The top 25 teams or so in the region. MAPS should be those that progress out of their local leagues, but aren't good enough to make EDP. It's obvious that EDP is taking anyone willing to pay the money. Its not the Elite league it said it was going to be when it started. That's my solution.
The top flights of EDP are Elite. You can't expect all of the EDP flights to be elite.
Why not? It cost 2x as much to play EDP as it does MAPS. The league was created to make money, not promote Elite teams. It started as such and has become nothing more than a money maker. Why do we need MAPS then? It should be gotten rid of. There are teams playing only MAPS that are way better than teams playing EDP. It's a little screwy
Jersey Knights as an example. Princeton also a top 25 team in NJ according to GotSoccer. Think these teams are better than a lot of EDP teams? They're only playing MAPS. There are some very low level teams playing EDP. It's backwards in many examples
Maybe those teams chose to play in MAPS so they could save money. You think they were excluded?
Not excluded. Chose not to pay the $$. Point is that EDP is not elite. They'll take anyone who will pay the $1100. Money for points. If you are not in the top 25 in the state, you are there for the points, the appearance or both.
Good competition is not available in MAPS. Most of the teams that were in MAPS have moved to EDP. I don't care about pts. but a team needs good competition to improve.
Your missing THE POINT. I'm talking about the far below elite teams that are only in EDP for the appearance to everyone else that they are elite or for the points. Those teams have plenty of competition in MAPS. They are accepted into EDP because they are willing to pay the money. This has nothing to do with elite teams. Just the mediocre teams at best being in an "elite" league.
He may be talking about Howell when he says mediocre at best being in an elite league
I see the Holmdel tears on the above post.
11:29 I agree with you.EDP is not what it use to be. I remember a lot of teams that applied to EDP back in the day and got turned down because they were not good enough. Now they become just about the money and are taking anybody. You all remember when their was only First Division North and South and Second Division North and South. Now there are 3 Divisions plus Maps Elite. It was a an accomplishment to join EDP, now it is not like that anymore!!!
Zero affiliation with Holmdel but Howell will have a tough time where they are. Regardless best of luck to Howell winning games could make for an interesting story
Maps tournament canceled. What low level team will MF try to beat on now?
The Ironbound Tournament is having problems with snow covered fields.
MFA plays Stronghold on Saturday in their next low level match.
Best of luck to you MFA. Not sure why you advertise your games but you must have your reasons.
MFA was kicked out academy and they think EDP is below them.
Beneath? All will soon see the results.
Time and location of Matchfit - stronghold game?
Sorry Sold out
8:55 good one! Very witty.
Wow with so many tournaments canceled. Rankings will be affected..mom and pops that spend your money on all the tournaments didn't get your money's worth this year..
Well Matchfit just beat stronghold who were 2014 national champs 4-0 #matchfitaintshit
Bad day for the MF haters.
Matchfit just isn't that good, they got lucky today.
Haha. You are a qualified observer...
SSC not what they used to be. Losing 4-0 to Matchfit.
I'm sure stronghold had starters missing, the ref gave match fit 3 penalties and the sun was in their eyes!
4-0 is a big win. #mfwins
Hahahaha. Luv SDFC.
Looking forward to it. Should be a fun match.
Parent from Stronghold here; Matchfit is a team to fear, very talented.
No way the previous post is frm a STronghold parent. MAtch fit continues the self promotion.
Actually, I can believe that is a Stronghold parent. They congratulated our team after the game was over. It's called sportsmanship.
This website should be used for the right purposes, not to talk about other teams in a bad way. You all need to grow up.
You are obviously new to this site. This is a place for the frustrated soccer parents and kids to vent their anger at the teams that did something wrong, in their minds, to their kids or them. Most of it is just silly kids living vicariously through the relevant teams at the top of soccer in NJ. If there is a successful team they feel the need to tear them down. I know, kinda sad.
Just a bad day. Don't underestimate or you will pay
Agreed. Stronghold had some chances and if they put 1 or 2 in it's a different game. Early in the year with little practice. It was a closer game than the score. See you guys down the road.
Glad to hear Matchfit is up there. It improves the overall NJ competition. I just hope we can have the top ten NJ Teams compete against each other so we do not have to travel hundreds of miles for a challenging tournament. We have very good talent in NJ. Good Luck to all of you guys, represent your talent and Jersey well.
5:46 well said. I agree, plenty of good teams in NJ. Playing against one another is competition enough. We should stop wasting $ and time. Time saved should be used by the boys to focus on school.
I guess MF plays a late game today since this blog is silent
Did anybody else play this weekend?
I believe holmdel was scheduled
EDP not updated. Region1 has Marlboro with 2 wins over the weekend.
First game of the season means nothing. Not in any sport at any level.
Means nothing? May not be a look into the future but it means something
2nd ames count but not 1st games.
That is great news. My sons team is still undefeated!!!!
Marlton is awful? You cant possibly mean that. What team do you play for? It will be very difficult to name a team that is better then Marlton so be careful in making up that team.
He He He Ocean beat last years State Cup finalist Galacticos and Ironbound Rebels to win the group at Ironbound Spring tournament. Also tied EB. Great to be watching outdoor games again. Does Galacticos have a B team? LOL
If you are going to define your team by how you do against the Galacticos then you show what level you are really at. But hold on you beat the Ironbound Rebels? Now that is impressive.................NOT. Tied East Brunswick? You should be very proud. Keep laughing, it may seem like you are joining the rest of us as we laugh at you.
State Cup = Marlton NEXT!
Let's all given in to Ocean. They are top 5 in the State because they beat JK Galacticos. Ironbound's B team beat them 3-0 so they obviously had players missing or lost some players. Ocean's bracket was way easier than the other.
Ocean Soccer, where B teams Fear the shore!
Did I see that correctly, Matchfit over SSC 4-0. How can that happen?
Didn't you hear, first games don't matter. I'm sure if SSC won, firstgames would matter.
Is match fit that good?
Yes. Expect it to occur again
They're much better then the way they played against Stronghold.
Don't thump that chest too much now Matchfit. It is only one game and the game was much closer than the final score reflects.
Pretty sure it's not somebody from MF that is pumping their chest. Just another troll...
Take a look at the prior posts and you will believe it is matchfit. Listen to the matchfit coaches and parents talk about how they cant find a good game to play and how every team is subpar now that they arent an academy team and it all makes sense.
Go ahead, point out those posts...you have quite an imagination.
3:48 were you at the game? Closer than score indicates? Okay!? First half was pretty even both keepers made one big save. Both teams missed an open net. MF lead 2-0. Second half was completely lopsided. SSC keeper kept the game respectable. He was phenomenal! Both teams were missing a few key players so can't use that as excuse. I thought SSC played extremely well early and ran out of steam. I'm sure the two teams will see each other again and it will be very competitive. Not sure who's chirping from either side, but I wish it would stop. Both parents and players showed nothing but good sportsmanship after the game. Let's leave it at the field.
Not sure why MF would be silly enough to come on here and bad mouth other teams. What would they have to gain other than to put a target on their backs? MF is looking forward to playing the top teams in NJ and the region. We know we are going to lose our share, nobody is going to go undefeated. We have nothing but respect for what the other teams have accomplished and are happy to be playing against high quality clubs outside the academy league. And our kids love playing in High School. End of story... Now go ahead and twist those words...
The problem is the top teams are not used to getting thumped 4-0 and when it happens they start talking smack in this blog. Everyone in hear just needs to realize that their might be a new sheriff in town.
Why did MF lose academy status? I don't buy that it's because the kids love playing high school soccer. High school soccer is very different from academy soccer.
They would love to still be an academy. High school ??? Funny
The reality is that SSC dominated the first half of the game. Mf had 2 counters and were able to finish. Second half MF dominated 70% of the time. Was a good competitive game. With both teams with full squads it would be a different game with a tight result that could go iether way.
Lots of stories as why MFA lost academy. They didn't lose their academy they walked away from it on their own for several reasons. MFA found that once their players reached the end of their junior year and received college commitments many of their players chose to play high school instead of continuing with the Academy which mandates players can not play for their high schools. Keeping a high level competitive academy team together was difficult under these circumstances. Instead of fighting their customers MFA took a look at themselves and their customers and found that their players were looking to play in colllege. MFA decided that the Academy system wasn't necessarily needed for their players to get into a college. They felt this area prodvides enough quality soccer where quality players can be developed. MFA still maintains their U14 Academy, which by the way is free, to jump start their competitive development. MFA also kept the U14 Academy because this is the age where elite players are identified. If these players are id as such, MFA provides an alternate pathway into the US development academy program for them as they get older. In the end MFA's talent pool with level out with other area clubs. Currently this MFA team is really good because it has competed at the academy level. They have some really good players and the results will reflect that but on any given day even the best team are beatable. It will be interesting Next season to see how well MFA U14 Academy team competes in the EDP U15 division.
I don't understand why everything is always about MF. Just let the play do the talking. The season hasn't even really started yet; everyone will see by the end of the season who the top team really is.
MF didnt leave, they had NO choice. Either it is free or you must leave.
Just saw the Ocean dig. Not funny!
Money is always the most important factor. USSDA mandates academy teams must be free.
Keep selling the High School experience. See ya on the pitch. NOT
7:46 that is not necessarily true.USSDA does want all academies to be free, but that has not happened yet.DC United, Cedar Stars and many other academies still charge their players.
Marlton advances. Seemingly barely, but a win is a win.
State cup games tonight. Any scores?
Only a few NJ teams in the Dallas Cup... Should be intresting to see how they do.
TSF? I'll be surprised if they win a single game but good luck!
Only a few teams applied for the Dallas cup from NJ. They took some weak teams
Idk why do many people say Match Fit is a bad team. Only 3 teams in the state (for our age group) have played us so far; NJX, Ocean, and Stronghold. Unless you are from one of those three teams you have no right to judge us. We beat Ocean with them putting 10 men in their box the whole game (aka parking the bus). We beat NJX both outdoors and indoors. Outdoors we controlled the whole game and it was a joke. Quite literally, we worked the ball all the way to their goal, pulled it back, and did it all over again. And in the indoor game we beat them by double digits or something close to double digits. And then that leaves Stronghold. They are a good side no doubt. The BS excuse that they were missing players is invalid because we were missing players too. You just have to learn to play with what you are given because you will rarely have a full roster. But none the less, they are a good side. And the comment made earlier is right, we did not play a very good game of soccer that day. Coach was disappointed with the boys on how they played even though they won 4-0 vs the 2nd in the state.I have one question for all of the other teams. Why do people assume we are a bad team? Is it because we dropped out of the academy league? That's bull because we made it to a league you have never reached before. And trust me when I say there is a huge difference in the level of play at the academy level. Much faster, much more physical, and it becomes a lot more cutthroat. Even the top teams in this league would struggle to beat the lower seeded teams in the academy league.I hope I don't come off as someone who is bragging because that is not my intention. I just wanted to get this off my chest because I feel there have been a lot of assumptions (mostly bad) made about Match Fit and what we are capable of. Also, I am really looking for a response to my question earlier.
You want to know what? I hope you are a player because at least I could say you don't know any better. You are a whiner, that's for sure You did beat up on mighty Ocean. You tied holmdel, remember.
No one said Match Fit is a bad team and you do come off as bragging. Nobody cares that you played in academy league, now you're in EDP league. Show sportsmanship and don;t beat teams by double digits. What are you trying to prove?
MF is a bad team? Since when?
Match fit u beat us. We lost. Wasn't as lopsided as score would indicate. U will not beat us next time we play.
Looney toon MF dad for president! Get a grip man
NJ Cup, what now? Go ahead and keep sending out your threatening and demeaning emails. What will you actually do to your PAYING customers?
8:13 could you be more specific! All teams scheduled to play today has to have their games cancelled. Weather does not want to cooperate.
Nj cup has made it clear. No excuses. You has time now find a field
Grass fields = no games
Hudson vs marlboro state cup game should be a blood bath...
Someone get Hudson a body bag!!!
Why would it be a blood bath? What do you mean? Is there a history here or are you just spouting off?
Stupid comments above. Just someone trying to be funny.
UFC Match on the pitch. Who do we have as a favorite for the knock out?
Last time they played, marlboro dad had his police uniform and tried to intimidate hudson coach and kids. Even threats of local police was on call..
What? Stop the BS
Hudson/Marlboro could be a good match. Hudson seems to play quality opponents tough. Defense keeps them in games. Marlboro can be potent though. Should be interesting.
Any good games this weekend?
All I have to say is, that Hudson is not the same team they use to be!!!
Enough about Hudson, who cares. Clearly it is just someone stirring the pot, just like they did about Match Fit.
Surprised to see that SDFC is not in the state cup this year. Why?
Perhaps you are not aware of the schedule that a team like SDFC manages. National exposure comes at a price, your time.
Oh really?? I didn't realize SDFC were such obnoxious big shots now.
There are only so many days in the month to properly train and get matches in. If you find that obnoxious, that is your choice.
How many State Cups do you need anyway? Looks like SDFC is in the other one. And didn't they drop out of one last year?
How does it look like SDFC is in the NJ Youth Soccer State cup? That information is not published, so unless you are the one who submitted the application you wouldnt know.
Ummmmmm, someone was caught with a hand in the cookie jar!!
Sounds like SDFC Red Bearded coach is on this site..
fools...every parent and player on each team knows what leagues and tournaments that they're playing in for upcoming season and talk w/ friends and parents on other teams. no surprise in comments above. and what parent makes a snide comment about another coach. sounds like your a coach that got pounded by sdfc.
"Looks like SDFC is in other one". Is there an applied list that I dont know about?
Thanks for the info Red bearded man
Stinks of jealousy about level of play an your own beard growing ability or lack there of both
BTW, he is NOT the type of person that would even justify any of your stupid comments. Very good guy, good coach. Stop the BS
You're a troll 10:08 and 11:23. Pretty classy of you hiding behind "anonymous" ---- punk.
Never said he was a bad guy,,, he just got busted on this site..
Troll caller, why don't you tell us who you are? Anonymous
Sunday edp games Matchfit. vs howell Marlboro vs Ssc
Howell. Keep doubting us!!! Good work, keep it going
What did Howell do?
The Legends of Howell
SSC 2Marlboro 0
MF 5Howell 0
I'm not surprised. Marlboro were paper weight state cup champions. STA and Howell are going to smash them this season.
Lol paper weight champions. That's funny. It was apparent that their team was healthy and the only reason they won. That was last season and their championships are faded memories.
SDFC does well, attackedSSC does well, attackedMarlboro does well, attackedMF does well, attackedMarlton does well, attackedSee the pattern? If you are not getting attacked I guess you having issues.Now some dope is pretending to know the health of teams rosters? I would love for each the posters who come on with idiotic and negative posts to be outed. It won't happen though as the keyboard bullies keep typing.
Sanity on the forum? Please stop 8:34, you will ruin my daily entertainment. In all seriousness though, you make a great point. It's when they are not talking about you that you have a problem.
Haters gonna hate...Ainters gonna ain't...They hate us cus they anus
MF keeps posting big wins...5-0 ouch
No doubt MF is a team to watch. Always have been a good team and they have gotten better.
I will admit, I thought we were playing pretty good soccer, enter Matchfit.
The season just started, MF is a team to watch but we'll see what happens. Maybe they should've gone out to Dallas Cup.
Goal differential of +18 last 3 games.
So who did they beat by 7 goals
Ocean nice job, despite not advancing, still proved a lot of people wrong.
MF showing kinks in their defense allowing 2 goals vs den on lions
OMG, were you there? Did you see them? Lets get real.
Sorry Ocean but no
A 4-2 win over Den of Lions is far from a blow out. Let's see how MF does in the tournament this weekend.
The tournament this weekend is a cakewalk for MF. Really easy.
Matchfit vs Marlton tomorrow night
MFyou are so arrogant and over confident, Please stop being so annoying and tone it down, And don't think we don't know that all the comments about MF being so great are coming from your side.
What makes you think that MF wont ease through this weekends tournament?
Matchfit has no depth
no depth. are you serious. Once again a top team gets beat down. Dont worry MF , no one with real knowledge thinks this way. Keep playing well, keep training, keep on keeping on.
Thanks MF dad
MatchFit must "ease past" the Connecticut state champions and then Ukranian nationals. Getting out of the group will not be a "cakewalk."
Ok. You will see.
We will walk through every team and all competition. We are an unstoppable force guaranteeing wins not just because we put PED's in the koolaid we are all drinking too much of but because we choreograph a dance to Hammer- can't touch this before each game. You will see soon enough. -insert Dr. evil laugh- muahaha also Jesus himself bets on us
Here comes the April fool jokes.....
MF 2Marlton 0
Really wasn't that close. MF dominated play
Matchfit lost... April fools.
Mr Marlton, do you really think it was that close? If you are being honest with yourself, who was the better team? Who played better soccer? Who controlled play?
How can we be so sure that the person who is saying these things is actually from MF? If it is, I would agree that they are being classless by denigrating other teams. But I am not so sure it's not somebody else who is just stirring the pot.Anybody can hide behind anonymous. If it is a MF person I am begging you to stop and show some class! It's a looong season....
With all the recent wins is MF now considered the favorite to win the state cup? On any given Sunday I understand but given the most recent results have they raised enough concern from us? In my mind yes. The way the brackets are set up I believe they are now the favorites.
MF league games are different than state cup games, seems you have alot to learn..
I would say they are one of the favorites. SDFC, SSC, MF, Marlton, Marlboro are the only teams that have legit chances.
NJ Cup, round to be played no later then 4/6. Why set an end date and then not enforce it. Game should have been played and it should be a forfeit.
This board is getting kinda hung up on MF. Could be because they had 4 games in 5 days but surely other teams are playing out there. Let's move on.
MF is hung up on MF.
This board is so funny. When SSC, SDFC Marlboro and etc... come in here and start raving and ranting about how good their team is and how well their playing it is OK. But now that Match Fit has arrived and is taking care of business, it is not. You guys are too much.By the way, I am not an MF parent.
I always thought that most of this silly banter was being done by the kids. But now I see all of these posts when the kids are in school and I am realizing that there are parents (I won't call them adults) who are really caught up in this stuff. Good grief!!
12:23, do you own a smartphone?
Howell. The reason people doubt you is because you go to a mid level tournament, play in aid to lower bracket/group, and lose. You bring the doubt on yourself.
MF moving right along. Big match tmmrw. Rest up.
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