Not belittling anyone, but not so sure that Knights were so solid or if it was more like Marlton blew every scoring opportunity they had, which was probably about 8. Looked pretty self inflicted to me. No one to blame but themselves for this one. Then they lost in the 29th minute of OT. Painful to say the least.
Anyone, how is it going this morning?
Marlboro wins 2-0
anyone paying attention to super y this summer?
I must tip my hat to the "dark horse" of the season....Congratulations Marlboro on your win. You beat two good teams this weekend.
How the hell??? Wow
Congrats to Marlboro you outplayed us today. We hope to play you again soon! You showed much more class and sportsmanship in victory then Marlton did in defeat. I do think the Jersey Knights showed all that they do belong in the "conversation" of top NJ teams. Keep working and only good will come
Any reason all you sounders came to a tryout? I thought you were improving. What gives?
Sounders breaking up, says who? Please tell.
New top 101 Marlboro (cant win both cups and not be up here)2 SDFC (The best team in NJ but didn't win a cup)3 SSC4 Marlton5 STA6 SJEB7 Jersey Knights (credit earned)8 TSF9 Holmdel10 NJ Forceout, Howell and Hudson
Congratulations to Marlboro on another state cup win. Although it is arguable that they do not always perform in tournaments or EDP, winning big games is a part of the game and winning two state cups is a big accomplishment. Also I watched the Galacticos Marlton game and noticed many missed opportunities by both teams, primarily Marlton. Unfortunate ending to the game. Good luck to all in future performances.
I looked at Marlboro's EDP record and it isn't impressive. However, their two state cup runs were impressive and had victories over every top team in NJ with the exception of STA who they didn't play. The difference is very apparent and it has to be that they played a shorter bench in the state cups and they cant or don't play a short bench in tournaments or EDP. Either way, what I take out of it is that they have a great 11, 12 or 13 but after that they may need some help.
Sounders tried out where? Maybe they are trying to go to an academy and good luck to them.
Congrats to Marlboro for a solid performance. Would love to see them and SDFC do it again.
Said a losing team. So losing team, please define how they are "a bunch of thugs". Losing team, please give examples. Thank you losing team for your cooperation.
Anonymous said...New top 101 Marlboro (cant win both cups and not be up here)2 SDFC (The best team in NJ but didn't win a cup)3 SSC4 Marlton5 STA6 SJEB7 Jersey Knights (credit earned)8 TSF9 Holmdel10 NJ Forceout, Howell and HudsonJune 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM Retraction 1 Marlboro (Won both State Cups and is the best Team in NJ)2 SDFC (Was best team in NJ but didn't win a cup)3 SSC4 Marlton5 STA6 SJEB7 Jersey Knights (credit earned)8 TSF9 Holmdel10 NJ Forceout, Howell and HudsonJune 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM
4:26, not hard at all to figure out just exactly who you are.
4:26 Is this a Mens only forum?
You are out if your mind. Reputation in your mind maybe. Tell us who you are coward! I am not from Hudson or Marlboro and u am appalled by your statement. I am from SDFC There now you have it. Where are you from COWARD
SDFC dad you should spend more time practicing with your son, rather then spending time on this forum. then you would not loose to inferior teams
Sdfc stop being a sore looser and stop calling Marlboro names
9:14 is not from SDFC. This is someone trying to cause problems. Good Job Marlboro on your win this past weekend.
I agree with 7:08. Stop trying to cause problems unnecessarily where none exist.
The use of CAPS tells me it's a kid trying to be funny and cause some trouble. I agree with 7:08. Not someone from SDFC.
9:14 Why are you trying to cause problems by pretending to be a SDFC parent? What is your true motivation behind this? What are you trying to accomplish & why are you trying to make someone else look bad? Do not think for a moment that you are anonymous.
How would you or anyone else know where someone is from. Seems to me that the poster was angry at a different poster, not sure why they would lie about where they are from or even tell where they are from for that matter. I think it is just the way the world works. If you are on top, and clearly Marlboro is in that conversation, people will be jealous and say stupid things. Marlboro beat some good teams to win both state cups, no backdoor championships in either. Not sure who can argue that they deserved it. Congrats Marlboro, we hope to beat you next time but for now you deserve to be on top.
i Agree with 8:49. Marlboro had solid performances throughout its state cup run and for now do deserve to be on top.I also agree with 7:57, the impersonation to create strife between 2 parent groups unnecessarily when none exists is what's not needed.
I believe all this BS began when someone called Marlboro thugs. (which by the way I find comical because Marlboro can be called a lot of things but thugs just isn't one of them) So, what was the intent there?
Big ups to Marlboro for great success this year. My opinion Right now Marlboro sits comfortably on top for winning both cups. Good teams find ways to win the important ones. But No team is great at U15 there is just too much growth and development left to be had. I'm excited to see what these players look like next year, see who puts in the extra work over the summer. Who improves most physically, mentally and technically. There are some very exciting prospects. Mistakes will happen, it's not about whether we make them or not that's important...it's what we do after the mistake that defines us(parents included.) it's exhausting reading how angry some people are..what kind of example does that set for your children? Enjoy the moment and don't get caught up in the BS. Youth soccer isn't a forever moment. Enjoy it.
Some interesting ranking changes.Jersey Knights #5Howell down to #17Hudson down to #22PDA down to #38 (now that is a bang for your buck!)
ball is life
congrats to marlboro... now the true measure of your play is in the upcoming rhode island regionals. this is the true measure for your team. The cups were just practice. who knows maybe you will get to meet SDFC there. good luck.
My son plays for a team that registered for only one of the two state cup competitions. I believe that the true measure for Marlboro has already been accomplished. They won both SC and that couldn't have been an easy thing to do. Why is the true measure RI? All the teams that will be playing in RI have proven they are top teams. Someone will come out on top and everyone else will lose. That doesn't diminish what any of the SC winners have accomplished. If you are trying to tell us that SDFC will be there also and that they will have to beat you again, then just say it.
Marlboro is this years state champion, twice over. Marlboro's real test will be against other state champions, not SDFC. as good a year they've had they aren't state champions so the dynamic is different, therefore the true measure of how good this Marlboro team can be will be based on results in RI. Best of luck to them. Best representative for NJ this year they proved it
Marlboro without a doubt is this year state champion twice over. The reality is that there just may be a rematch at regionals with SDFC based upon the tournament lottery and how the brackets are formed. The good news is that this is good for everyone and will make for another great game.
Something to look forward to SDFC and Marlboro, drive to RI and play each other.
Agree with 2:58, The fact that NJ is going to have 2 teams representing our state at Regionals is Great and says a lot about the level of youth soccer in our state. Congratulations to Marlboro - US Club & NJYS State ChampsandSDFC - Region 1 Regional Wild CardGood job Players, Coaches & Trainers !!!!!!!!
3:05 you are right. It is something for the players to look forward to in RI. Playing in a Regional Cup is a great experience. They may play each other and they may not. If they do it will be a good game.
There is a lot of talk about Sounders players looking elsewhere. Any truth to this?
Why? Are you looking to add some talent to your team?
no, not looking for any talent. Heard the sounders are improving. Also heard players are trying out for other teams and just asked the question. One poster up above mentioned this also.
Don't the Sounders carry a bunch of players? Maybe the bottom half are looking, that would make sense.
Where could they go to play at their level, which is good, and local? Maybe academy tryouts? The are free to do what they want and I am sure someone would pick up some. Don't they have RW as their coach, he is supposed to be real good.
Why is this years State Champion twice, playing the second bracket in the EDP Cup? Marlton in the third bracket, confusing to say the least.
Ask EDP. Only 8 in top bracket. Could have done 12 or 16. If only 8 in a bracket 4 will get points. There is your answer
I looked at the current NJ state rankings on gotsoccer. Jersey Knights had a big jump up and I was surprised to see Stronghold as low as they are. Wasn't Hudson UTD a top 3 team this time last year? Now they are in the 20's. Very up and down with a lot of teams. SDFC, Marlboro, Marlton seem to be the only constants.
Give and take a few losses those teams have been some of NJs best so far.
Still a big Stronghold believer. They will be back.
surprising how quickly they dropped out of the discussion, just look back 2 months ago on this blog, lots of big stronghold talk
Self lauded depth. Don't worry they will rebuild. SDFC still the best for my money
FYI cape express could have won the NCS state cup. Cape is good!!!!!
That is a joke right, or do the lower level state cup teams really think that way?
Who do u guys think are going to win the 1st, 2nd,3rd bracket of edp cup this weekend?
1stArlington over OBGC2ndVSA over Marlton3rdHBC over NYSC
As far as the 2nd flight, bracket 1 is concerned in the EDP cup, any team could move on. Downtown, Morris and State Champs Marlboro could upend Marlton any given day. Vice versa too.
Real soccer should be discussed now. Will USA make it out of the group stages? Any folks headed to Brazil?
Yes brazil is safe lol
9:42 Do you know which country has the largest number of fans headed for Brazil? Feel free to guess.
6:17, so what? That makes it safe?
8:19 Very paranoid is what you are. Is anyone safe here? Crimes committed in this country is way higher than any other country. South Africa was doomed to fail, because of safety issues. Not one glitch. Was there, it was beautiful. Brazil will be a HUGE SUCCESS.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/brazil-crime-world-cup_n_5368592.htmlvery safe indeed
Tomorrow is the big day. We will see how things unfurl.
2:09 Like the articles in NY Times better. Brazil is going through a tough economic crisis, but it is a beautiful country with people who understand the beautiful game. Wish them stupendous success as host's.
Tear gas and rubber patons today. Let the safety begin
9:50 Thousands of your fellow countrymen are there, actually enjoying themselves. Stop being such a pessimist.
You don't know who my countrymen are. Regardless, Brazil is a dangerous country to visit, if you want to stick your head in the sand go right ahead. I see you are not there, good for you.
12:03 Why are you assuming I will not be there. It is a month long tournament.
Stupid, you could have said you are there. This is the Internet. You aren't going and you shouldn't
9:39 nincompoop. Going for 2 weeks. Did you see Kobe enjoying himself. Makes me think, you are scared of traveling abroad. Broaden your horizon.
Kobe can afford security. You cant
9:25 No horror stories trickling out of Brazil yet! Those thousands of fans seem to be doing just fine. It is wait and watch time for people like you. Yes, I cannot afford security, but I do not need it too.
A weird weekend of soccer in EDP Cup bracket 2, the number 1 (Marlboro) 2 (Marlton) and 4 (STA) in the state all played each other. Also Downtown was in that bracket..STA beat Marlboro 2-0. Marlboro beat Marlton 2-1. Marlton beat STA 2-0. So the number 1,2,4 teams in the state all had a win and a lose against each other. Downtown won that side of the bracket win a win over Marlboro, and 2 ties against STA and Marlton. SJEB gets 3 easy games on the other side of the bracket and wins all of them. SJEB ends up beating Downtown in the final.. These brackets were not very even
All close and good games. Good job by all
Downtown had 2 wins and a tie to win their bracket. Final was a good game and SJEB came out on top. Barons bracket was a little easier but the final game was a really good one.
Yes the Barons won and yes they deserved it We hope to see them on a different day. Our Marlboro match was top notch. STA decent. Marlton a blood bath. Maybe the roughest dirtiest team we have played. Our bracket was more difficult and very competitive but in the end the Barons came out in top.
SJEB making a strong case for being a top 3 team in the state. All the hard work has turned the season around.
20,000 at the USA vs Ghana game. Go USA. Hopefully the ultra cautious folks are watching. Nothing but a beautiful experience for folks there.
Totally fortunate result for USA...completely outplayed by Ghana
Yes they were but I will take that win anyway I can get it.
With the way things unfolded for Portugal today( loss of 3 starters due to injury and red card), game against USA should go to USA. Lady Luck is looking down on USA.
SAO PAULO — Police say they are investigating the alleged rape of an American woman visiting the Brazilian World Cup host city of Cuiaba.The police department says in a statement the 24-year-old woman told them she was attacked Friday night after the Chile-Australia match.She told police she was sleeping in the house of someone she had met in a party held to celebrate Chile’s victory when she was attacked. Her screams woke up her boyfriend and scared away the rapist.Police say she was treated at a local hospital and is now in the care of representatives of the U.S. EmbassyRead more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/american-woman-raped-brazilian-world-cup-party-police-article-1.1830059#ixzz34tigHIiO
8:16 Things like that happens in alarming regularity across college campuses in this country. While I sympathize with the young lady and wish her a speedy recovery, what on earth was she doing sleeping " at someone's house she met at a party"? That is calling for trouble.
yes, blame the victim. Nice work ass. Very safe country Brazil is.
these posts are getting weird
Past weekend, correct, SJEB side of bracket was ridiculously easy... Can't blame them and they got their job done, but seriously EDP are you for real? Marlboro, Marlton, and STA on same side and the others on the other side? Pretty crazy how stupid you can be. There is no logic.
Good job gotsoccer... You have Egg Harbor U14 team sitting on top of NJ standings in first place in the U15 group. Hopefully that gets fixed quick.
SJEB home fields maybe? In reality you have to beat who you play and SJEB did just that. Good job SJEB.
Sjeb congrats on a great weekend, but you dot deserve to be I'm front of Sdfc or Marlton from one tournament.
No one deserves to be in front of SDFC with maybe the exception of Marlboro for the moment. (dont come off the line too early). Marlton, please stop, what have you really done to say you are better? Are you a very very good team, yes, but relax and prove it. SDFC still going to region 1 championships in a couple of weeks and I am sure they will put on a great display.
Region 1 Championships? Where is that? How do you get in?
A very very good team should not spend time obsessing with got soccer points. Interesting how a Downtown parent has referred to your team as being the dirtiest they have played. Sad.
Why are u folks assuming that any of this in the few posts from above are from Marlton? You guys must know how to decode annonymous posts. Please let me know how you do that. It's amazing how two people can the exact same words and interpret as so different.
My sons team has played Marlton probably 4 times over the last year. Not sure where anyone would say there are dirty. Interesting.
Hard to even think of teams that are "dirty". The old Hudson team was as was Ridgefield. Not one I can think of now though. Marlton not dirty at all.
Region1 championships is a tournament with all region 1 state champions, and the region 1 league champion or representative. This year SDFC is the region 1 rep. To be played next week at RI. Schedules are out, good luck to the NY/NJ teams.
SDFC got a real tough draw. Marlboro's draw was a bit better but still difficult. Penn Fusion, keep your hotel rooms because you are going to easily be in the semi's. NYE should be fine if they can get by DE Rush. predict semis as PAE vs VA and NYE vs MD.
SDFC has not won anything in 2 years..not sure why they keep padding themselves in the back...
Yes, they keep inserting padding under the skin of their back. I wish they would stop doing that as they haven't won anything in 2 years and don't deserve that cushioned inside their back
Who really wins anything. SDFC plays a highly competitive schedule, trains hard and have improved. That's a win
I see PDA is hosting the US Club Regionals end of this month. The Super Group has some good teams involved, SSC, YMS, HOTA, STA etc. NJ Force was put in the lower bracket. Dont you apply for one or the other?
Poor showing by STA and even a worse showing by Howell this weekend. Rider Cup guys, you are supposed to win this. STA has been playing well so they get a pass but Howell has done nothing all year with the exception of winning a poor EDP flight. Hopefully the new players you picked up can play soccer.
Maybe Howell was missing players? Who knows.
Is SSC still considered a good team?
Of course they are, why do you ask?
Howell needs more than new players to be competitive. I'm willing to bet they received more cards than goals….
How did the NJ teams do in the Regionals? I cant find results.
NJ Force applied for the Super Group, but were placed in Premiere.
Force, that is NOT true. If you applied for one or the other that is what you get placed in. If you meant super and applied for premier they will not switch you. They will not.
Force is inconsistent. Flashes of brilliance at times but a weak bench makes them not as well rounded as most in the top 10. Winning the lower brackets with convincingly might help their cause the next time around.
Force has a couple of really good players. The problem they have is that they dont train with other really good players. They really should challenge themselves elsewhere.
Marlboro in semis on Mon. v. Delaware Rush. Sdfc eliminated.
Great job by Marlboro winning all 3 games in group play and advancing. Tough weekend for SDFC with 2 ties and a loss - only scores 1 goal and gave up 2. Good luck to Marlboro in the semis.
how do loudoun red, fsa, mass stars and sdfc end up in same bracket? none of the weakest nh, vt, me, ri or wv in that bracket? good luck to malboro
Random draw. No crazy scores so all 16 seem fairly equal. Loudon still the favorite
Here's how I see it. My sons team didn't make regionals I would hope that any nj team would do well because that makes my sons team look better. Looking at the scores SDFC did fine and Marlboro is in the semis. Good luck
SDFC had a tough draw..outclassed but a great effort..let's go for the sweep Marlboro!
Marlboro lost 2-0 in the semi-finals. Loudon and Delaware in final. Good effort Marlboro!
Well done Marlboro.
SSC wins today on the march to nationals
Would much rather have Marlboro or SDFC representing NJ..could get pretty ugly.
Ugly? What do you mean?
SSC lost to PDA? Wow! I am shocked. Can someone give details of that game?
PDA scored more goals
You can say the US lost today because of what goes on right here, right now. Parents give no time for development at the younger ages because we are all consumed with the win, then as you move up, expect to pay outrageous prices for coaches from overseas who could really care less but to win and get paid more or to nail down a green card. ODP is a total joke in this state. 300 million people in this country and we can't produce a world class competitive soccer team. Seriously, we're screwed up from the bottom up.
SSC a top team? PDA national champs then
Odd result. Congratulations to PDA.
PDA sorry but SSC falcons one step closer to nationals. We will prove nj strong
SSC will embarrass NJ. You heard it here first.
Will SSC be the only team at nationals ranked #8 in their state?
Did they win? Scores not posted.
SSC will be just fine. Good luck to all local teams
851: do you really think there are seven NJ teams better than SSC in this age group. C'mon really? Rankings fluctuate as teams loose points after a calendar year. falcons will be fine and get back up there soon.
NY Hota Thunder and SSC Falcons both advance to US Club Nationals as final called because of severe storm.
Why did SSC lose the points? Because they didn't win. So yes
Will SSC bring guests.
SSC didn't win the tournament. Lost to PDA and goes to nationals. Seems about right
you guys are still talking about state cup and all this nonsense. play academy an see how competitive it is
Spoken like a duped NJSA believer...
PDA? MF? NJSA? All good teams but none would run over the top club teams. Redbulls are the only real academy.
If you ever need a really good laugh go watch Marlboro play and just sit back and watch their so called "coach" and the 90 minutes of nonsense from him on the sideline. Someone should get him some big shoes and a red nose to go with his sideline act.
Sounds like someone is a little jealous of Marlboro's consistent success.
Not a Marlboro fan but someone needs a life. No one was talking about Marlboro so that post is out of the blue and not provoked. We play Marlboro quite often and at the beginning it was not always a pretty scene. Over the years the parents and the players all seem to get to know one another and now the games are very competitive yet not out of order. To "pick" on Marlboro now does not seem to be the right time. Won both State Cups, went to the regional semi's and will be playing in Nationals. Who knows where they will go but spring of 2014 was their season. They lose 2 players and they can fall quickly, they add 2 players and they can be as good for a long time. Sound familiar? Yes, Marlboro is on the same path as just about every top team.
2:07, well put.
match fit lost the academy status and PDA and red bull would be very good as a club team. njsa is iffy
PDA who won nationals last year in Colorado is a completely different team who play in the club level
Completely different, agreed. Yet that PDA team has players on it that really aren't that good. Put the PDA and Marlboro posts together and you know who is writing them.
Huh? Clarify old cryptic one.
Good job DSA speed at FCNJ!!!
What is FCNJ? Is that a college?
DSA Speed? Yes congratulations on beating the worst possible teams that could be assembled in any tournament.
Is that shorthand for SSC?
To all of you SSC haters, you wont want to play SSC next year. Key additions made!
Will the additions be in attendance at the Pocono Tournament?
Otto is chasing those Gotsocccer points
Agreed, no reason to post a name but really Stronghold, the Pocono tournament? Maybe (if the above post is accurate) they are trying to implement their new players in time for Nationals that they backed into.
I see the old academy vs top club team debate stirring again. Clearly academy teams have an advantage in getting quality players and I would agree that an academy team would be favored to win the match vs a top club team for the most part. I guess the real question is, what is the actual gap? Would the matches be competitive, 1 goal games or would they be blowouts? What % would the academy teams win?
Here we go again. Once again a few club team parents flex their verbal muscles since their sons team has now won a NJ State Cup. You really believe your sons club team is on par with the academies- REALLY. You seem to forget that over 100 players from each of the 99 & 98 age group have left the club ranks to play academy ball. Thats over 200 quality players if you count both age groups that are now not playing U15B club ball ( RB, NY Got, NY Club, PDA, NJSA04, & MF ). I'm not saying these club teams aren't decent but there's a huge difference in how these teams prepare & play. If you actually watch both club and academy games you would know that .Who's really drinking the Kool-Aid here.
11:15, I dont see anyone flexing their muscles with the exception of you and your academy teams. What I read was that the academy teams would be favored to win. Did I miss something? Relax and enjoy your sons games.
Are you seriously saying that the 200 players who left are all very good soccer players? You need to get a grip and understand that there are many club players that are just as good if not better than many academy players. Go to a college ID camp and you will soon learn your lesson.
12:43 you said the magic words. "Go to an ID Camp" and you will see. No one is dismissing the positives of playing for an academy team but college coaches will find the best players for their programs. If you are just looking to say that you play for an academy team go to Match Fit as they are now begging for players.
Anyone know how EDP works? Will 1st division teams that didnt do well get moved to 2nd division?
Got to love this time of year at this age group. No player movement because next season is so far away. Nice and calm.
SSC wins first game 2-0.
Is the competition that poor?
It's better than I expected and I don't think this was their national team.
Marlboro Vs SSC rematch at nationals
Why is SSC in nationals?
SSC ties second game in a very good bracket. Need to win or they won't go to finals.
Am I the only one that doesn't care?
Why all the SSC updates
SSC won regionals and earned the right to go to nationals
sorry...how did i miss this...ssc was terrible this spring...they're at nationals? c'mon
How was SSC terrible? Get real
You're right. Not terrible. But not great. How'd they do in EDP, NJ CUP, and top tournaments (FC Delco, EDP Cup) etc. etc?
The US Club Regional Cup is like any other competition. Any team that can cut a check can enter and if you place well you can go to National Cup. That is how SSC got into the US Club National Cup. The format for entrance is not as strict as the USYS National Cup Series.
Shame they didn't earn it.
4 local teams in nationals. Be proud. HOTA, Brentwood, Marlboro and SSC. Good luck to all
I am still not convinced that SSC belongs there. Marlboro has earned their place in the finals. What am I missing here?
SSC played very well this weekend bur did not dominate like I expected. Hopefully they will reload and represent NJ well.
SSC participated in the Regional tournament. Winners advance to Nationals, SSC "earned" the right to represent NJ. Good luck.
BWG is the real team to watch in this region. Finals today.
Was it the spring version of SSC or the new version of SSC playing over the weekend?
SSC paid their way into the Regional tournament. Did not a spot based in performance. Marlboro will prove they belong there. SSC's 2 new additions are returning players that left last year for Red Bulls and were not offered a spot back this fall.
11:28 is a post meant to pose as a Marlboro post, but no one from anywhere other then Stronghold would know the 2nd part. Stop playing games.
SSC qualified through the mid-atlantic regional. Final was cancelled due to thunder storms so both teams were offered to go to finals. This is US club's practice as you can not reschedule finals when you have teams that are not local with travel plans. This has happened before in this tournament as well as the NPL finals.
True, no way a team from NYE could play a team from Northern NJ easily. Its not like that happens EVERY DAY.
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