Wednesday, April 1, 2015

U16B - Competition is thick, diverse and talented

What can we say? This age bracket attracts a lot of attention and several teams have very different rosters going into Fall 2014.

Better than ever.

Region 1 at this age bracket offers a lot of talent at the top of the rankings.
U16 Boys soccer is where the action is.

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Anonymous said...

Marlboro vs SDFC will be good

Anonymous said...

11:17 learns nothing. When top ranked teams play one another at this point (U16), they all are good games. One will have a break or two and that will be the difference. Don't get caught up on the final score, worry about how you play.

Anonymous said...

11:34 quit trying to preach like you an only you understand youth soccer. Don't get caught up on the final score? Sounds like something a loser would say.

Winning tough games is great for development.

Anonymous said...

12:17, you are correct that winning tough games is great for development. Are you suggesting that losing tough games isn't good for development? That isn't an understanding of youth soccer but it is an understanding of youth development. Hopefully you can grasp this.

Anonymous said...

Yes, losing tough games can be great motivation and teaches valuable lessons. Overcoming tough opponents has the edge over losing to tough opponents all day.

You learn from wins or loses. Wins are better than loses. Play to win. Overcoming>Giving in...Hopefully you are Overcoming tough opponents each game instead of giving in to opponents each game.

Understand that developing a winning mentality trumps trying to take positives away from every tough loss.

Anonymous said...

A tough loss still feels like a loss

Anonymous said...

You can have a winning mentality and still lose a game. Dont try to candy coat it.

Anonymous said...

SSC really pushing this issue. We still think you are a good team, no worries.

Anonymous said...

MF scores 7
SSC scores 1

Good team just not good enough. 6 goal differential. Hahah ouch

Anonymous said...

We might see another MF vs SSC in us club finals, if they can win their way into the Finals

Anonymous said...

I would think they are both favored to meet in the finals. Anything can happen on the way there but they are the odds on.

Anonymous said...

Have not heard from Ocean in a while. Still think you can play with the top dogs?

Anonymous said...

Of course, That's a dumb statement.

Anonymous said...

Non biased review. SDFC vs Marlboro. Good match tonight as I live close and mist if our team went. SDFC scored 4 on 4 Marlboro mistakes. Keeper dropped a ball a couple of fortunate bounces to stud SDFC forward and a 4-1 final. I would say possession was fairly evenly split with both sides having scoring opps. SDFC had more but I wouldn't have been surprised if Marlboro out in a couple more. Overall a good and but SDFC is better

Anonymous said...

Marlboro was a one season wonder and that's it. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while and Marlboro found two last year. No body is surprised that they are slipping back into the shadows. The coach acts like a mad man on the sidelines.

Anonymous said...

I knew this was going to happen. It’s a freaking loss and SDFC is posting as a local spectator. That is not true and a local average Joe would not know about this blog. SDFC had a lucky night and that’s it. They did not out play us and if we didn’t make mistakes there would have been a different result….

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, Marlboro had atleast 3 shots on net the whole game, if anything it should've been 10-1 from all of those great 1 v 1 saves from the second half keeper of Marlboro.

Anonymous said...

lucky night? whatever...how many times has narlboro beat sdfc in the last 7 or 8 year years? Once...but not. sdfc beat narlboro in the state cup last year...completely dominated in both overtimes and scored a goal that was incorrectly ruled offsides and then had a their keeper called for coming off the line in the in the pk's (and he didn't). the video proof is out there on the tube to prove this. plus narlboro video'd the game and they know it's true. post it guys...and let the blog decide. you lost tonight.

Anonymous said...

I was there last night with most of the holmdel team. SDFC was the better team but only because they capitalized and finished on Marlboros mistakes. Marlboro could have scored 4 goals and SDFC could have scored 6. SDFC regarding your loss last year, if you outplayed them you would have won. To bring it to now sounds bitter and you can control what happens this year so fix it. You retooled and brought in new players because you didn't think you had enough to wi with what you had. Again you have the chance to prove it in state cup competition and I feel you have a good chance.

Anonymous said...

^^not from Holmdel....SDFC beat Marlboro while SDFC was missing key players. That game was a lopsided affair. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I would say stop making mistakes, that would fix a lot wouldnt it. Also to the 9:47 poster, you dont know who posts what. On another note, was the Holmdel team there? Why?

Anonymous said...

if you were from Holmdel you would know that Holmdel may face SDFC in state cup competition if SDFC gets through TSF and if Holmdel gets through Mantua...then they play.

So to say you feel SDFC has a good chance to win state cup means that you believe they will get through you in order to do that.

nice try Marlboro parent pretending to be Holmdel.

Anonymous said...

I am not from Holmdel, so I would not know that they could play. I no longer follow the state cup as my sons team is no longer in it. Not sure how you made the leap of faith that you did but if it makes you sleep at night go ahead. However, now knowing, there is no shot in hell that Holmdel will beat SDFC. NONE.

Anonymous said...

Hahahah Classic multiple personality syndrome....ask questions then answer them yourself from a different anonymous personality but from the same computer.

Anonymous said...

10:37 exactly. No one cares enough to go scout a team they might play 3 rounds from now.

Anonymous said...

I agree only wacko's like SDFC and Marlboro scout games. In other words their fathers have nothing better to do but play soccer thru their sons. Stop acting like you are from other clubs. I admit that our SDFC dads have gone to games to check the competition and disagree with their actions. However, to each his own

Anonymous said...

Yet here you are.

Now to why I came on here today. Any predictions on State Cup matches this weekend?

Anonymous said...

SDFC over TSF
Holmdel over Mantua
Marlton over PDA
STA NPL over SJEB red
NJ Force over Jersey Knights
Jersey United over Jersey Shore Boca
Marlboro over Next Level Arsenal
Match Fit over Howell

Sorry Stronghold, there is always next year.

Anonymous said...

Is SSC not playing a state cup game this weekend?

Anonymous said...

SSC is still alive and well in the NJ Cup.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel...you don't show up to games to watch, you show up to games to play. And when it's game time to play, you don't show up. Your GS results hardly ever has you playing any of the teams above your #7 ranking. How can you constantly miss these teams schedule-wise? Your tournament play has you most often against teams with double digit rankings and in some cases high double digits.

And finally, you don't win those tournaments.

And the previous posts about winning State Championships is laughable. That wasn't your team. That was the other NJX team.

You guys are all smoke and mirrors and even your parents know it. They're just playing out the string.

TALKING YOUTH SOCCER in said...

Someone posted the name of a player on this page--a 16-year-old kid BY NAME. This is not acceptable and does not follow the protocol for use of this site. We're all for freedom of speech but we do not mention names or initials of children, or any other individuals, under any circumstances.

This purpose of this site is not to go after individuals.

If we see this again, we will delete this page permanently.

Anonymous said...

I never saw it. Wrong though

Anonymous said...

Please delete this page permanently!

Anonymous said...

But that would throw off my routine. I usually read this board right after I read the local police blotter and the obituary page. Then I go out and see if I can find some fresh road-kill.

Anonymous said...

I saw the reference made to a certain player's last name. The jab was directed at the father. Plain and simple, wrong thing to do. FYI most boys we are talking about on this site will have to go through the same routine as other kids. Get through HS, earn a college degree and get a decent job. Instead on focusing so much attention on which team is doing what, find time to talk to your sons about the value of education and enjoy the next two years of soccer with all it's pitfalls.

Anonymous said...

Did Marlboro beat MF?

Anonymous said...

Marlboro 2-1 over Matchfit
Great job Marlboro!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You played a good game Marlboro, no excuses from us. We thought we might get the tie towards the end but you held on. Looking forward to the next game.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Marlboro surprises everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

Not a Marlboro fan and I don't think they are the best team out there but they can win a big game. MF is very good, I repeat very good and this is a nice win for Marlboro. They proved last year they can beat you so I wouldnt call it a surprise. I am sure they will play MF again and I am equally sure the result will not be the same. I guess this puts SDFC at the top of the food chain.

Anonymous said...

SDFC is ranked #1 but they haven't won every game. They lost recently to 2 NY teams.

Anonymous said...

The best teams will loose games which is why this league is so interesting because anyone can win, great attitude by MF without complaining

Anonymous said...

Ummm hear that SSC. No excuses

Anonymous said...

MF losing by no means puts SDFC at the top. SDFC beat Marlboro, Stronghold beat SDFC, Match Fit beat Stronghold, Marlboro beat Match Fit...all of these teams are top teams and can win on anyday.

Anonymous said...

I think SDFC then MF then SSC then Marlboro

Anonymous said...

Where does STA, Marlton and SJEB stand?

Anonymous said...

For the record! Marlboro got lucky, had a good game and MF was missing players. Nuff said and next time Marlboro will easily fall. As for SDFC we are expecting a good game and to win by 2 goals at least

Anonymous said...

Ok poser.

Anonymous said...

"expect to win by two goals at least"...that can't be an MFitter. Who makes such a stupid comment/prediction? How did you get past the I'm not a Robot prompt? Please be a little more subtle in your efforts to stir things up

Anonymous said...

A lot of parody. A lot of drama week in an week out. Games are won games are lost. Who writes the scripts!? Not the parents with their power of hindsight but the players in the minutes they have on the pitch. It can be so cruel it can be so beautiful an that's why we love it.

This age....these teams....make for exciting games. Talk all you want.predict all the outcomes you want..just don't try to take away from what these kids accomplish on the pitch.

Humility people...humility.

Anonymous said...

Stronghold tied but they were missing 11 key players

Anonymous said...

It is really strange that a team decides to play with the entire starting lineup missing!!!!! Stronghold!!!!

Anonymous said...

F. U

Anonymous said...

How did stronghold do in the state cup today?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you tell us how you did? Ahole

Anonymous said...

Did SSC win? Who did they play? Always a good team to watch

Anonymous said...

Any state cup scores from today?

Anonymous said...

MF won vs Howell

Anonymous said...

Mboro wins over some other team.

Anonymous said...

4:20 That is a 15/16 yr old, one whose IQ is highly questionable. If that is a parent's response- you need a proper hobby. Get a life. Wonder why the blog administrators are overlooking that post. Remove it. If such idiotic comments are posted as to how the entire team was missing and our great team tied the game brace yourself for some sarcasm coming your way. You invited it.

Anonymous said...

Marlton, sdfc, Marlboro, matchfit and sta are the teams alive in both state cups.. All are top teams in nj and should be a fun rest of the competition.

Anonymous said...

4:20 Got your feather's ruffled?

Anonymous said...

STA beat SJEB 6-0? Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

B team dope

Anonymous said...

You forgot NJ Force is alive in both state cups

Anonymous said...

9:33 where were they? At the White House?

Anonymous said...

NJ Force or Boca getting to the semi finals. Wow that's a gift to either of them. Looks at what the others will have had to do to get there. Oh well. Luck of the draw I guess. No disrespect to either of them but this is a little crazy.

Anonymous said...

Should not be that way. Although Force and Boca are fine teams they are NOT top 10 teams. They should have had a path that would have had some challenge in it. It is not right that a team like SSC is out and they are in. Yea I know, SSC could have won but they should not have had to play the top team in the state in the first round either. NJ Cup is a bit better because they seed the top 4.

Anonymous said...

NJYS and NJ Cup both have reached the 1/4 finals. Congrats to all teams that have made it that far, regardless of how. There is some consistency in who makes both which shows a bit who the top teams are. STA Morris, Marlton, MF, Marlboro,and NJ Force are in both. SSC, SDFC are in one due to not applying for both or plain bad luck. Washington United was happy with their draw and have won their way through. Ironbound had an easy path as did NJ Force but NJ Force is still alive in both.
Upsets coming this weekend? Look out for Holmdel over SDFC and Marlton over STA. NJForce will beat BOCA, but lose to SSC making one of two semi's.

Anonymous said...

NJ Force has SSC next and SSC should be prepared because this isn't the same team from last year. I think NJ Force could pull the upset based on some consistent play against some above average teams.

Anonymous said...

That's hysterical.

Anonymous said...

Do I think NJF can win against SSC? Not really but I believe SSC needs to be prepared. I could be wrong but that's why they play the game right?

Anonymous said...

I dont think it is so funny or far fetched. would i be surprised, yes but it could happen. Play a complete defensive game and get fouled in the box, why not. if you remember the Galacticos made it to the finals last year and NJF is waaaaaaaaaaaay better.

Anonymous said...

10:28 they were at the white house receiving their national championship Medals

Anonymous said...

Did you bring guest players to receive them too?

Anonymous said...

Who delivered the medals, Bo Obama?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

As I walk through the fields at any soccer tournament it pains me to listen to how kids are treated by both parents and coaches. Instead of building character, community, morality, integrity and the like, we focus on winning at all costs. Coaches and parents can either break young people's psyches or build their souls. As the players say on the fields "clean it up".

Anonymous said...

You are clearly on the wrong website!

Anonymous said...

It is called competition and during any a person will say and do things that they wouldnt say or do in a different setting. It will never change and those that are most competitive succeed. If you want daisies and bluebirds dont go to the fields.

Anonymous said...

Sweep the legs, Johnny.

Anonymous said...

How do you define success?

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Anonymous said...

Sadly you dont get to see your son play in HS.

Anonymous said...

To the 8:20 post, there must be something about the letter M as the teams left in both state cups are
Marlton, Marlboro, Matchfit, Morris and their cousin N (NJforce)

Anonymous said...

Stands for Minners!

Anonymous said...

new on gotsoccer. Mistake or is this true. MARLBORO SA (NJCSA)

Anonymous said...

President/Coach must now want the added academy exposure and connections for his own team, while previously preventing same for many many others in the club looking for the same.

Anyone surprised that this could possibly happen in NJ youth soccer?

Anonymous said...

Surprised what could happen?

Anonymous said...

predictions

NJYS
Marlboro win over Washington UTD
MF win over Marlton
SSC win over NJF
STA win over IB

that will result in two great games
Marlboro vs MF
SSC vs STA

NJ Cup
SDFC over Holmdel
STA over Marlton
NJF over Boca
MF over Marlboro

that will result in
SDFC vs STA
NJF vs MF

NJF enjoy the ride as it ends there.

Anonymous said...

Marlton losing in both tournaments? That's a little rough prediction maybe to match fit but it will be a good game, I don't see them losing to sta at all.

Anonymous said...

STA could win both tournaments. It was not a negative to Marlton, they are a very good team, but STA and MF are a bit better. With Marlton, MF, SSC, Marlboro, SDFC, STA, we are talking top 50 teams in the country. It is not so bad to lose to them.

Anonymous said...

STA is a good team, has the potential of winning one the Cups. MF wins the other.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be a big problem if MatchFit didn't win both? They were an academy team last year, did well in the academy league and now are playing the lowly club teams. They didnt lose players, they have the same team. How do they not win both. Even if they do win both cups they have already proven that the academy teams may be better but the gap is very small.

Anonymous said...

MF did not do great last year in Academy, they are doing excellent this year. Training and player selection matters.

Anonymous said...

Really? 14-7-4 is pretty good in my book. 5th place out of 12 teams.

Anonymous said...

STA might have an small advantage because they don't seem to be playing that many games. Most likely getting some good practice time.

Anonymous said...

STA can beat MF, I just predict they will not.

Anonymous said...

NJYS Cup - Match Fit needs to get past Marlbor first.

Very good chance that Marlboro will repeat and get another W against MF.

Anonymous said...

Mf will also have to be Marlton tonight..

Anonymous said...

I don't think it would be a big problem if MF doesn't win both cups because on any day any team can lose

Anonymous said...

Ok u have told us forever how the academy teams are at superior.

Anonymous said...

Marlton 2-1.

Anonymous said...

All powerful academy please rise!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! MF is denied their heavy horses ride to the finals! Anyone care to sum up the game!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Marlton. Impressive all the way around. Matchfit is a very good team you beat. Two final fours now two years in a row.

Anonymous said...

And the galacticos are out

Anonymous said...

Oh marlton beat STA? That is the only way they would be a final four in both

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on the game? Impressive result

Anonymous said...

Why so impressive? MF has not run through the competition

Anonymous said...

As a matchfit parent I can say this was a very entertaining and fun game to watch. Unfortunately our side came up short but we still have the other cup to look forward to. Best of luck to Marlton, any teams playing them they have s big physical fast back line and there stricter I believe #9 is a very excellent player, there captain.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahah well done Marlton

Anonymous said...

10:31 b/c Matchfit is really good u idiot.

Anonymous said...

The best actually..behind SSC

Anonymous said...

When they're not missing players of course.

Anonymous said...

So Marlton is NOT real good? Was it a good win, yes. Amazing, NO. Marlton is a top 5 team, it is no shock or surprise. Hope that helps MR IDIOT

Anonymous said...

10:32, if you are a MF parent (I know you are not), you do need to brush up on your writing skills. To the HS kid from Marlton who wrote it, nice try.

Anonymous said...

I am a matchfit parent, I don't know who you are but I believe they were a good team and that one player was excellent. I don't know who you think I am but I am not a "kid" sorry if my language skills are not up to par for you.

Anonymous said...

10:38 What you are saying is that your defense was rattled by 1 excellent kid? You guys have played and beaten them once, could it be you all were taking it easy ?Should have known their style of play. There is always a next time though!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Marlton got nice win.

Anonymous said...

Marlton doesn't believe this was an outrageous victory. Proud, yes but not something that wasnt expected or planned for.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit has egg on their Face.. After all the taunting they did on this Site..

Anonymous said...

A bit maybe but losing a game is not the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

Marlton made it this far last year also right? That is good and consistent.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Marlton was in semi finals in both last year. Not bad. Outstanding coach. Supportive parents and awesome young men as leaders, with character, and as soccer players. Doesn't get much better. The team has been together for years and added a couple of key players to the roster over the last few years. Same group through for the last couple. How about that. Something positive said on this site. I'm sure I'll get blasted for that, but I'll take my chances. I suspect the other top teams here feel the same way and if that's the case, congratulations to you and for every sacrifice you've made now for a decade in terms of time and money for your boys. These boys will be leaders and I'm personally glad to know so many of them.

Anonymous said...

Marlton has been a very consistent team the past two or three years, very strong program and hardworking.

Anonymous said...

10:54 Kudos to your team. Great going but since when do you equate leadership skills with doing well on the soccer field?

Anonymous said...

Umm, you didnt win anything did you? Dont get me wrong, making the final four is great but it seems like you are celebrating 2 matches too early.

Anonymous said...

Huh? How about building character, how to win, how to lose, motivating people, building relationships, working to over come difficult situations, how to accept criticism, how to lead a team, how to make quick decisions? The list goes on. These are the traits of a leader. This is what our boys are really getting out of soccer hopefully.

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Anonymous said...

Have not heard from Marlton in a while, they win one game and here we go. Marlton, those who know are aware that you are a very good team. Those lower level teams that see some losses dont recognize the level of teams you are playing.

Anonymous said...

Let's see where Marlton will be at the end of the season.

Anonymous said...

What does that mean? How many teams have made the state cup semi finals each of the last two years? Of course Marlton will lose other games this year, but they deserve credit for doing what they have.

Anonymous said...

NJYS SC this weekend.

In what can only be seen as a dream come true, NJ Force and BOCA will play this weekend and the winner will move on to the semi finals. Neither team is a top 4 team but the draw was kind. Winner NJ Force

Matchfit vs Marlboro
The SC champions are in for a tough one here. MF still fuming over their loss to Marlton in the NJ Cup will look to take revenge on that loss and an earlier loss to Marlboro. MF will be focused.
Winner MatchFit

SDFC vs Holmdel
A good matchup with a lot of knowledge on how to play one another. SDFC is the more talented team, problem is that they know this and Holmdel may jump up and bite them.
Winner SDFC

STA Morris vs Marlton
STA has quietly had a good spring, winning matches along the way. Marlton talks about being a top team but came out of the gate slow. They advanced to the semis in the NJ Cup and their momentum might just be enough.
Winner Marlton

Anonymous said...

While some may not agree with all completely, you seem to have a good pulse on things. Should be an interesting couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear correctly that SSC devastated NJ Force tonight with a 4-0 win playing without 6 starters. I'm not a SSC fan but go SSC tonight as they put NJ Force in check tonight. Tomorrow go Marlton!!!!

Anonymous said...

How would u possibly know that. Why would ssc play without 6 starters. Where could the possibly be.

Anonymous said...

As predicated NJ Force is a only a nice mid-level team. Congrats SSC.

Anonymous said...

For NJYS Cup it's crazy that MF or Marlboro will be out but either NJ Force or Boca will be in Semi's. Decent teams, but not in same league as any combination of the other three that will make it to the semi's. Guess it means either Marlboro or MF should pretty easily be in the final and the other three have to fight for the other spot in the Championship game. SSC got screwed too back in the first round. Not saying who is better, SSC or MF, but really? Having them play in the first round is pretty stupid. Yes we can all read gotsoccer rankings for whatever that's worth, but in no order best teams in the state are SSC, Marlton, MF, Marlboro, STA, and SDFC. Not Boca or NJ Force. Good luck everyone.

Anonymous said...

Is there ever a game SSC is in when there not missing starters? No other team says that after every game.

Anonymous said...

First of all that post was not by a SSC parent and the game was lopsided and SSC easily won. The team is experiencing a lot of serious injuries but in no way crippled as the bench is very strong.

Anonymous said...

ssc is always missing someone -- their starters, their academy players, etc....

Anonymous said...

SSC has no academy players.

Anonymous said...

Match fit is in trouble today, playing in Marlboro in a field of their choice (most likely small grass field) and have to deal with marlboro bias referees... Tough one

Anonymous said...

You are a child to even think to write something like that.

Anonymous said...

Truth hurts..

Anonymous said...

Please tell us why is childish

Anonymous said...

9:59 Funny comment on those points and pretty intuitive of you. Also, kind of stupid that all these semi/finals games are on grass fields every year. This always hurts the better soccer teams. Guess there are no turf fields in the whole state of NJ.

Anonymous said...

To say that anyone has bias refs is childish You are looking for excuses, just go out and be the better team that day and you can go brag at work. Some grass fields are not good but some grass fields are great. Do you complain when you win? Was the turf at Marlton not to your liking? Which is it, make up your mind

Anonymous said...

Any scores in state cup games?

Anonymous said...

Match Fit 4
Marlboro 1

Anonymous said...

Good job Matchfit. To be honest Marlboro had the better of the play in the first half. Matchfit scored 15 into the second half and a quick pk made it 2-0. Marlboro then went with 3 defenseman and it was easy pickings. No repeat for Marlboro.

Anonymous said...

Marlton wins against Morris in PKs.

Anonymous said...

NJ force goes out of both cups this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel hangs tough but loses.

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Anonymous said...

Marlton in both semifinals, great team run so far. Match fit should destroy boca and await the winner of Marlton vs sdfc, should be a great last two games. In the other Marlton vs Marlboro is always close and ssc vs sta should be another great two games good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

SSC, SDFC, Marlton, Marlboro, STA, Matchfit and Boca. Congrats to all and notice the consistency (except Boca). Coachies and players should all be rewarded for their hard work

Anonymous said...

Sounders hang tough? 6-0 must be pretty close then.
SDFC rangers can beat any team in the state with a performance like today's.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm new to New Jersey. Used to play for LA Premier White. What are the best teams in the area. I know gotsoccer points aren't always reliable.

Anonymous said...

9:26. Ok dad

Anonymous said...

Reigning National Champs Stronghold are the best team in the state. No question. Come to us.

Anonymous said...

No repeat for Marlboro in NJYS State Cup this year.

Anonymous said...

SSC reigning national chumps. What "National" Championship did they win?

Anonymous said...

SSC won US club National championship

Anonymous said...

Not a real National Championship. That is a pay to play format. Like any other tournament. Any team can enter and play if willing to pay.

Anonymous said...

You are incorrect, you have to Win state championship or 1 of the regional tournaments to be invited

Anonymous said...

Any predictions for both state cups?

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Anonymous said...

Matchfit and STA

Anonymous said...

SDFC and SSC

Anonymous said...

SSC earned their national championship. They won, credit deserved

Anonymous said...

No, you see you don't get it in Holmdel/NJX land. When they think about entering the State Cup, that alone counts for a first round victory. Then if they get a bye, you guessed it, they are into the round of 16. Now here is where it gets good. If they actually win one game, they fast forward to the quarterfinals. Another result and they declare semi-final status. And if they so much as play in the semi-final, you guessed it....We're State Cup Champions!!!!! That's how they have now 3 State Championships. It's the new way to the top. And they have it perfected.

Anonymous said...

Marlton in both State Cup Semi's. Good work and hard work pays off!

Anonymous said...

9:40, seriously, what are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

9:40 post is funny and accurate. Previous posts (having to be from a Holmdel person) talk above this HolmdelNJX team winning State titles but they have not won any. Not even a finalist. There was a former Holmdel team in the age group that won those events. This team also writes posts including their name in with other "top" teams as if to be included among them. Only difference is that the other teams mentioned have actually won something like SC or big events. Holmdel has won stugats.

Anonymous said...

Regarding SSC and it's "US Club National Championship"

SSC did not win State Cup last year and the regional tournament that they entered was open to any team to enter if they payed the tournament entry fee. have to agree with previous post that it is a pay to play event.

Anonymous said...

Njys state cup you also have to pay to play, you still have to win. Just like the us club regional tournament. teams attended last year regional tourney Pda,sta,yms,hota,Ssc etc you still had to win to advance. Let's give credit to SSC they won the US Club national championship.

Anonymous said...

SSC won even though they were missing several starters.

Anonymous said...

No worries They brought many

Anonymous said...

SSC would crush SDFC at least 3-0. No question in my mind, coming from a MF supporter.

Anonymous said...

Agree. SSC can beat SDFC without 6 of their starters 3-0.

Anonymous said...

SSC parent needs to shut their mouth and let their kid play. In 2 weeks we will see who is talking, after that if SSC wins they can talk all they want. All this trash talk doesn't mean anything if you don't win it all. Anything can happen in championship weekend, for example Marlboro winning both cups last year (no disrespect to them they disserved it ) but nobody expected that, everyone thought SSC or SDFC would have one and they didn't. All I'm going to say is wait to talk all this trash, you never know what will happen on both of these crazy weekends.

Anonymous said...

How did SSC do when they played in a real national tournament --- Disney Showcase?

Anonymous said...

Where were the starters? What do you expect with us missing all those starters?

Anonymous said...

Dopes, all of you. SSC, SDFC or any of the other top teams play in top tournaments against the best the nation can offer. Can your team say this? Keep playing in the 4th flight of EDP local tournaments, it will get you nowhere. Being able to play the top 20 nationally ranked team is an honor and those that do have earned it.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel loses 6-0 to SDFC. What happened? Did they go to the bench again too early? Or were they told to just play possession and not shoot the ball?
Blowing a 3-1 lead with 4 minutes to go and then getting waxed 6-0 tells you everything you need to know about this group.

Anonymous said...

7:38, cut back on the coffee. Holmdel is not a top tier team, just working to get there and getting closer every day. If beating on them in this forum makes your day then you are the one with the issues.

Anonymous said...

Nationals that SSC won are REAL. Regional winners advance to Nationals and SSC won. Sorry to those that didnt qualify.

Anonymous said...

Agree that Holmdel is not a top team. The only way you'd know if they are "working" on getting there is if you are on the team. If you are on the team then you know that they have worked on padding their roster with more players (more money) after losing many of their better players. These players left because they concluded that as you stated, Holmdel is not a top team AND they are in fact not working on it.

Holmdel processes money and player cards. They beat no one. They choke in big games. Thems the facts.

Anonymous said...

I don't see it that way. I don't believe many see it that way. Sorry you are so negative on a team you have no affiliation with.

Anonymous said...

Many. Any. Words. Look at numbers. Many have left the team. As many as 10. Those who came are serial soccer travelers who defaulted to Holmdel (and Holmdel is happy to process the check.)
There are at least 8 current parents who spend a lot of time voicing their unhappiness or the "where else can I go" comment.
That's not the mark of a solid group. And the on field play is likewise weak.

Anonymous said...

Then leave. Pretty simple. There are other teams in your area. Howell, Marlboro, NJCSA, MatchFit, to name a few.

Anonymous said...

Rosters on top teams are full so chances of getting plenty of playing time is low, at least until you can prove you deserve it. Better to stay as a starter in Holmdel.

Anonymous said...

You might be surprised. If you are a good player you will get play time. If you question your skills, stay on Holmdel.

Anonymous said...

if there ever were 8 unhappy parents they've long gone and are now getting their jabs in on this blog for the past year or two since they departed.

Ask state semi finalists Marlton if they think Holmdel is a weak team

Marlboro in the last minutes of the game came back....they won't tell you Holmdel is weak.

SDFC #3 in the nation SDFC understands that 6-0 doesn't accurately represent that match up.

Trying to belittle and slander Holmdel doesn't accomplish anything.

Wherever you are from, which ever team you represent and speak for I feel bad that they now have to deal with you.

When we play, if we play...you will see us and your opinion of our group of guys and our coaching staff will be altered.

Anonymous said...

The reality is that Holmdel is a notch below. Simple as that! That doesnt make them a bad team, in fact to even be mentioned in the same sentence as the top teams is quite an accomplishment. Holmdel has players that can play for YOUR team and some that cant. That is the difference. Some of their contributers are hard workers but not that great, some of their better players are really pretty damn good. Add a defense to Holmdel and you will see a difference.

Anonymous said...

State Cup matches.

NJYS
Marlton vs SDFC
Great matchup. Marlton has been to the alter before and choked, I dont see it being any different here except this will be loss they earned.
SDFC will win.

BOCA vs MatchFit
Not even a good scrimmage for MatchFit. BOCA's easy ride to the semi finals comes to a quick end.
MatchFit wins easily.

SDFC vs MF
Fantastic final, get your tickets now! Who ever wins, congrats. Who ever loses, dont lose sleep over it, you lost to a great team.

Winner SDFC

NJ Cup

Marlton vs Marlboro
Look at the history between these two teams, always a close competitive game. A bad break will determine the victor.
Winner Marlboro

SSC vs STA
STA coming off a tough loss in the NJYS cup will come out firing but SSC has depth and that will be the difference.
SSC will win

SSC vs Marlboro
In a rematch from last years NJYS finals match SSC is out for blood. SSC power and strength will be a bit too much for the gritty Marlboro team.
Winner SSC

Anonymous said...

Your entitled to express your opinion on a blog site but when you say something try to have some facts to back it up otherwise your not Contributing anything of worth. Merely blowing smoke no breathe of fresh air.

Add a defense??

vs SDFC 1 cb was playing in his first weekend of games in 3 weeks. 1 cb Tried but was unable to play at a high level due to quad strain. 1 cb down with serious knee injury. Left back suffering ligament strain in ankle. 1 Cm didn't play. Other cm forced back to cb.

That leaves many gaps in a teams structure and shape when players are slotted around in uncomfortable/unfamiliar roles. Not to mention playing a team like SDFC in a state cup game....please tell me how much better your team would have faired in the same position.

It's no excuse. we lost to a very good team. But to say we were laboriing is an understatement. And to say we are weak is laughable.

Goodluck to all those still left in the cups.

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