Sunday, February 14, 2016

U17B - Fewer teams, better quality, look out

What can we say?

This age bracket attracts a lot of attention and several teams have very different rosters going rolling into Spring 2016.

Fewer teams, better quality, look out.

U17 Boys soccer is no joke.

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Anonymous said...

Location did suck.

Fields not great but not horrible be honest...

Draw? There has to be a winner and there has to be a loser.

Next time just play better....Marlton

Anonymous said...

Why mention Marlton did they say anything about the game? You won, it's one game good job you must be the best team in the world.

Anonymous said...

State cup game scores
Sdfc 3 Marlboro 1
SSC 3 Marlton 1
Homdell 2- sja 1
Westfield 2 copa 1

Anonymous said...

Predictions now?

Anonymous said...

SSC vs SDFC final

Anonymous said...

Duh! That can't happen..

Anonymous said...

NJYS- Predictions

MF
STA
SDFC
SSC

Anonymous said...

Ocean for the win

Anonymous said...

Ironbound Milan loses 7-1 to Cape May?? What did they show up with 8 players??

Anonymous said...

Exciting day of soccer in the quarterfinals. All 8 teams should be proud, represented NJ soccer very well!

Anonymous said...

Who won today?

Anonymous said...

MF and SSC both won 2-1
STA 2-1 and SDFC 4-2 both games went to OT

Anonymous said...

Ocean for the win???

Anonymous said...

That was before the game even started... Check the time of the post.

Anonymous said...

The 4 best teams in the state won today.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about that. NJX is very impressive. Much better team than STA. Very unlucky today. Not an NJX parent.

Anonymous said...

Barely win.

Anonymous said...

STA were a man down for 50 minutes and won....NJX sorry but that's not very impressive

Anonymous said...

NJX played FC Europa the day before state cup in Region 1 league...tough game the day before State cup when no other teams played Saturday. Poorly scheduled. Not an excuse for them but that could have played a part....how large or small I can't say. Tough weekend.

Anonymous said...

NJX barely win games. They are arrogant for no reason. Best 4 teams went through. End of story.

Anonymous said...

NJX parent bashing your coach (11:23). Every time Holmdel loses you blame it on your coach. NO wonder your kid changes teams all the time.

Anonymous said...

NJX is a vary capable and solid team, they can beat anyone on any given day. In any match there will be a winner and a loser, were they dominated? Was it a blowout? No, it was a very close match and one team moved on. The bigger question is how did Ocean only lose 1-0 to the mighty Match Fit?

Anonymous said...

How did SSC only win by 1, how did SDFC get taken to OT? All close games by tactically smart teams. Like Al Davis said, "just win baby".

Anonymous said...

Don't believe these teams are the top 4 in the state... Matchfit, Sdfc I agree but sat and Ssc can be replaced by Marlton or njx. One game dosent mean you are better, that day yes but not overtime.

Anonymous said...

NJX isnt even in the top flight of EDP. When they get to play the best teams on a consistent basis they can enter the conversation. For now, just continue to lose to them.

Anonymous said...

Is Marlton even that good?

Anonymous said...

SSC beat Marlton 3-1 two weekends in a row

Anonymous said...

SSC is better. New midfielder is making a big difference.

Anonymous said...

He can't possibly replace the kid who went to Redbulls.

Anonymous said...

Since u-11 the best teams in the state have been STa,SDFC, and SSC, Matchfit naturally belongs with them after being kicked out of the academy..

Anonymous said...

He is better.

Anonymous said...

Colleges must be pounding on his door then.

Anonymous said...

Any one dares to make predictions for both state cups

Anonymous said...

SDFC x Match Fit in the finals of NJYS cup.

Anonymous said...

Colleges don't pound on your door. You look to see if it is open

Anonymous said...

They do if you are better than an all-American, redbulls academy player. Don't be naive.

Anonymous said...

This kid tried out for every top team... Not that great, didn't do much in either game! (SSC parent)

Anonymous said...

Must have done something! Doesn't he take every throw-in and corner kick?

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:18 you sound a bit ungrateful.

Anonymous said...

Wow he takes every throw in. He is so good that they don't want him to receive the ball

Anonymous said...

No he takes throw in and receives the ball at the same time..you guys have not idea what you are talking..

Anonymous said...

Seriously. U can't be talking about wallhog I mean ballhog.

Anonymous said...

Reality is Redbull player is over rated.. Plays very few minutes at Redbull

Anonymous said...

If you really think he is an all American caliber player then you know nothing. Very slow, can't go to his left. Sorry that isn't someone that is an all American. Not sure how that bogus award happened. Maybe it was all the pk's he took after his teammates did the work

Anonymous said...

In other news, the NJ Cup 1/4 finals begin this week. The matchups are:

SSC vs Holmdel
STA vs TSF
Marlton vs SJEB
Bergenfield vs Marlboro

SSC vs Holmdel, I wouldnt be surprised to see either come out with a win, both have speed up top and finishers to boot. Holmdel wins in PK's.

STA vs TSF, STA is the favorite but TSF will put up a good fight. STA will hold on for a 2-1 victory.

Marlton vs SJEB, a match between two teams that know each other well. There will be no surprises in this one, but SJEB defensive liabilities will hurt them again. Marlton 4-1

Bergenfield vs Marlboro, I guess Bergenfield could surprise us and maybe they added a lot of new players. Who knows? Who ever heard of them or saw them play before? I would think most are rooting for you though. Marlboro 3-0

Anonymous said...

SSC vs. Holmdel is easily the most intriguing match up. For my money they are the two best out of the 8 in it.

Anonymous said...

I agree, at least we know there will be some yelling. If SSC loses their coach will whine and yell at the NJX players. If NJX loses the parents will yell at the coach. Either way, drama.

Anonymous said...

With no Matchfit or SDFC, just feels like this is Europa league.

Anonymous said...

True, they both played with such domination over inferior opponents on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Yes, winning isn't nearly as impressive as Holmdel, Marlboro, and Marlton losing. I see your point.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is trying to make a point that MF and SDFC are superior to other teams, MF and SDFC should be winning by huge margins. Why is that not happening?

Anonymous said...

12:03, good point. Take a look at who they played. Do you really think they are THAT much better then everyone else when they beat mid level teams. Not sure that there is an argument that they are the two best teams but the margin is not great at all. Hell Ocean almost beat MF.

Anonymous said...

Since Disney MF has beaten or tied 9 of the top 16 teams in the counrty. I know that the rankings can be a bit bogus at times. That doesn't change the level of competition they've played. Won one of the top flights in Disney, finalist at Jeff Cup, top seed at regional playoffs and in the semis of the NJ SC.
Have they won every game, no. They win the important ones. No team can possibly get up for every opponent. Do you think Ocean gets pumped up to play the DOL Eagles? Probably not. I can assure you they got up to play us and for the most part played harder than us. It's only natural. How pumped up do you think sdfc was to play NJ force? Not very! Backs to the wall they turned it on and got the win. It's my guess no other u17 team has had the success MF has had this season. Other than very few, no one will have the chance to go to regionals or nationals. Thats the goal for this team, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Didnt get up for a SC game? Coaching issue. Relax MF, I cant think of a single person that doesnt think you are a top team.

Anonymous said...

MF easily forgets the fact that they are not in the academy league anymore. The academy league is more competitive than EDP. They weren't top in academy but now they can brag they're top in EDP. #1 in the state and 1 of the best teams in the country because got soccer says so!

Anonymous said...

Not the point of this forum however. On this forum MF is #1

Anonymous said...

Matchfit is a better team than most, can lose on a given day yes. sdfc is not much better than top 5 in New Jersey, Marlton beat them 2-0, Marlboro played them 4-3, really not much better than top teams in state.. Last year lost to Marlton in semifinals of state cup!

Anonymous said...

MF and SDFC have more depth than the other teams. SSC/Marlton/SJEB/Marlboro/Holmdel/ all have very good players but not a great 11 and certainly their benches are not as strong.

Anonymous said...

I agree with some of your predictions, but not all.

SSC vs Holmdel Holmdel wins 3-2
STA vs TSF TSF wins, it means more to them
Marlton vs SJEB Marlton wins, they are better
Bergenfield vs Marlboro Marlboro wins, they are better

Anonymous said...

I know TSF hates to lose but why would winning matter more to them?

Anonymous said...

I would think this is their chance to show they belong.

Anonymous said...

The two times that SDFC has faced NJ Force both games went to over time. Now I'm not saying NJ Force is better team because they are not, but they are team that goes out and tries to compete. They do a pretty good job of it.

Anonymous said...

Half the MF roster was never academy... That argument is not relevant anymore

Anonymous said...

Yes. The other half was heavily recruited top players off of their competitors

Anonymous said...

Boy, somebody is obsessed with MF... Don't worry about academy, it's all about colleges now.

Anonymous said...

If you call tryouts "recruiting" then you are correct. You probably should have come. Give me one example of a kid that was playing for a competitor and is now playing at MF. Nobody has come from the teams that are considered top 10 right now. None. more kids have left MF and are playing with other teams in top 10. Wish them the best. I'd say there are 5 kids on the team that were playing on mid level teams that came for a tryout.

Anonymous said...

The Daily MF Rhetoric. When will it stop.

Anonymous said...

So you don't stop opposing parents after games and ask them to come to MF? Be careful with your answer, truth hurts

Anonymous said...

Same old sour grapes. You made your choice, live with it.

Anonymous said...

Still can't come up with one kid, can you??

Anonymous said...

Actually many, you are an elitist and feel anyone NOT on your team is a mid level team. Certainly wont name them but you know the truth. When you say I made my choice you are supporting my claim, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Please enough about Matchfit. We do not care.

Anonymous said...

Actually not 1 kid from current top 10 in state. Not even 1 kid. You really don't know what you are talking about. Elitist...

Anonymous said...

STA 2 TSF 1 Great game of football, both teams looked sharp.

Anonymous said...

Both are good teams. STA is better but not by much.

Anonymous said...

Who won the sjb vs Marlton

Anonymous said...

SJEB 1 Marlton 0

Anonymous said...

Marlton just beat them 3-1 a week ago. Just shows you that anyone can win on any day. If anyone knows, how did this play out? Is the score indicative of the game?

Anonymous said...

Marlton goalie missed ball through his hands. Unlucky but happens.

Anonymous said...

So Marlton goalie is to blame for the loss? How about the zero for goals scored!!!

Anonymous said...

I didnt read that the goalie is to blame, I read that is how the goal happened. Touchy?

Anonymous said...

The zero goals scored of course would be a problem, cant win if you dont score. A little surprising, SJB have been giving up goals and Marlton is known to be able to score. These are two teams that know each other well, might even have HS teammates on opposing teams.

Anonymous said...

Ten posts without mentioning MF. MF rules!

Anonymous said...

Holmdel just about to show everyone why they will play the semis on their home turf.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel down 1-0 one minute in.

Anonymous said...

How did that happen.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel will have home field advantage in the semis. A special viewing section will be set up for them.

Anonymous said...

Final 3-1 I could have been 6-1

Anonymous said...

No excuses. Stronghold was the better team today. Score line is not and would never be that lopsided though. 6-1 get real.

SSC has won 1 and lost 3 vs Holmdel in the past 2 years. Loss happens to be at the worst time for Holmdel and best for stronghold. NJ soccer is good. Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Watch the rest of the tournament on your fields. Learn to lose with class

Anonymous said...

what? Your saying we're classless? We said you won. We said congratulations and good luck. Wtf is your deal looking for more than that?

Anonymous said...

Learn to win with class.

Anonymous said...

Not talking about the players The parents on the holmdel side were well, bitter to say the least

Anonymous said...

***Wanted*** U17 boys Head Coach
No experience necessary- looking to stop daddy ball
please send all resumes to director of coach

Anonymous said...

If a team loses to a very good team the coach is too blame? Doesn't make sense and is unreasonable

Anonymous said...

Did the very good team your referring to start their best midfielder? I bet they did...

Anonymous said...

Your point?

Anonymous said...

Games played today or cancelled due to rain?

Anonymous said...

MF 4-1 over Marlton.

Anonymous said...

Ssc 2
Force 1

Anonymous said...

SSC. Big weekend. Keep fighting

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