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...

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

Anonymous said...

congrats Cape May, state cup champions. Only gave up 1 goal the entire tournament.

Anonymous said...

That's cute...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Cape Express for winning but it shouldnt be called a State Cup Championship. I know it is a different level but the state shouldnt even allow it to be called that. No one is saying the kids didnt work hard, but to be a state champion you should have to play the top teams. Two levels of play is a joke at U17.

Anonymous said...

Great job cape express!

Anonymous said...

Hate to be the person to say it but it really isn't a great job. A great job would have been to challenge yourself not beat teams that can't play the game.

Anonymous said...

Thats your opinion and hate to say it but you sound like an arrogant jerk.

Anonymous said...

He probably is from Matchfit

Anonymous said...

Surprise SSC coach thrown out of yesterdays game against Force. Pretty embarrassing

Anonymous said...

Does seem a bit arrogant but also has a ring of truth to it.

Anonymous said...

Don't be sore looser Force, how about your coach would not shake hands with SSC coach

Anonymous said...

What did the SSC coach do this time, trip someone as they were running by? He is such an ass and yells at opposing players all the time. Does the coach have the same penalty as a player, cant play/coach in the next game?

Anonymous said...

So the Force coach simply joined the ever growing list of coaches who wont shake this guys hand. What is the question.

Anonymous said...

Our coach shook everyone's hand before and after the game (opposing coach and team) except the guy that was red carded because he was in the parking lot after being tossed. Who gets thrown out of a U17 boys game? Those dads are out of control. They shouldn't really be on the sideline and if I was a parent of an SSC player I would demand that they were not or I would take my kid somewhere else to play. One thing is to win and another thing is to win with class.

Anonymous said...

You KNOW that your coach shook all of their hands? You sat there and watched for it? I would bet you don't even know why he was thrown out of the game.

Anonymous said...

Force stop complaining, get some players that can compete.. You are a second tier team, not sure why you are in the top division..cry babies

Anonymous said...

As Holmdel chimes in.

Anonymous said...

Force parents were yelling (mother FCKR) at SSC players and coaches before the game started.. They are a classy bunch..

Anonymous said...

The Force was not with them..

Anonymous said...

Wait Wait Wait. Do you want me to believe that parents would yell at players before a game let alone curse at them? How is this even possibly believable.

Anonymous said...

Who makes this stuff up. SSC do you really believe in the BS you say.

Anonymous said...

The only thing consistent in this story is that a Stronghold coach was thrown out of a game. It has happened many times before so THAT IS believable. Force parents, why was he thrown out this time?

Anonymous said...

He's a clown. Great example for the kids/young men.

Anonymous said...

I see that the Force can NOT give a reason. There is a reason for that, understand that.

Anonymous said...

Homdel you got duped, force does not belong in the top division..homdel is a better team..

Anonymous said...

Holmdel should have been in over Force and Marlboro

Anonymous said...

Holmdel really? Look at marlboros record and make that statement.

Anonymous said...

Are the semi finals and finals games played in Holmdel on grass or turf?

Anonymous said...

The SSC coach was thrown out for arguing with the ref. Something he does on the regular, but this ref had the guts to toss him. As for Holmdel being better than Force, maybe. Force did beat them 3-1 in NYC Cup last year. Force won the second division last year and that is why they moved up, so like it or not they earned it.

Anonymous said...

Good points. Not sure how it can be argued.

Anonymous said...

Scotch Plains United U17...don't sleep

Anonymous said...

Who are they?

Anonymous said...

Pretty much the whole scotch plains high school team u17-u15 playing on a u17 "super team"

Anonymous said...

"Super team" that's funny. They will never get a chance to prove how SUPER they are. They'll play in lower level tournaments and games.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, you will wind up playing no one.

Anonymous said...

Super team.... HS soccer is awful

Anonymous said...

NJ US Club State Cup predictions. Congratulations to those that made it to the Semi Finals.

Stronghold Falcons vs STA Morris
Both are very good teams and both are having a great spring seasons. The difference is this match could be the different scoring options that Stronghold brings to the pitch, it will just be a bit too much.
Stronghold 2-1

South Jersey Elite Barons vs (NJCSA) Marlboro Warriors
Marlboro is having the better spring of these two teams and one of their finals was a 4-0 victory over the Barons. The Barons seem to have played much better as of late and will have revenge on their minds but I have a hard time seeing a 4-0 recent match reversed.
Marlboro 3-1

Anonymous said...

Barons vs SSC in the finals is my prediction with Match Fit playing where it counts.

Anonymous said...

Where's MF playing?

Anonymous said...

Counts for what?

Anonymous said...

Maybe MF meant NJ Youth Soccer State Cup?? They dropped out of US Club due to a conflict.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they meant the Region 1 league championship. That's this weekend. Thus leading them to drop out of US club SC.

Anonymous said...

Pretty good guys, went almost 3 full days without bringing up MF. Progress!!

Anonymous said...

Force proves once again that Holmdel was screwed.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about force or Holmdel....

How did the semi final games play out today?

Anonymous said...

Jersey Cup results?

Anonymous said...

SSC on PK's
Marlboro on PK's

Anonymous said...

Brutal coaching decision not to play defensively in the end. Not sure this can be forgotten

Anonymous said...

Who won? What happened?

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Anonymous said...

If you want to know who won , look on the NJ CUP site

Anonymous said...

Site says Marlboro wins 1-1 - PKs

Anonymous said...

I see on the website 2-1 Marlboro.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit tell us how you did at region 1

Anonymous said...

Let me clear some things up for the Marlboro/Stronghold game. Unbiased as I didnt care who won and since tournaments allow you to stand where ever you want I had a unique perspective from behind the coaches side. Marlboro coaches yelled instructions the entire game, they were involved. Stronghold coach whined a lot about the calls but nothing crazy. It was very windy and each team had a half where they had a major advantage. 0 at half. Stronghold scored a goal with about 20 to go in the game on a strange bounce and a nice finish. Marlboro goalie got a red card for a foul on breakaway, not a dirty play but the right call. Marlboro countered by playing less and less players on defense as the game went on, eventually looking like they only had one player back on defense. At the end of regulation, most likely in extra time Marlboro put a ball through the Stronghold defense and the striker placed it in. Marlboro won in Pk's. It was a good game to watch and the Stronghold coach only did one thing that was obnoxious which is a step in the right direction for him. In extra time as the ball was going out of bounds he faked stopping the ball to let it run. The Marlboro player said something to him and the Stronghold coach said to the player "yes but we are winning". Who does that? Otherwise, a hard fought game that was back and forth and a game where the wind was the real game controller.

Anonymous said...

The powers to be at region 1 did something really cool this weekend. They sent the four teams that made it to the u17 final four back to when the boys played u11. It was awesome!! Hey boys, for starters we are going to let you play on a middle school field and for good measure we are going to have you play 30 min halfs. Well done region 1!! Sour grapes, yeah a little. Really more about getting it right. Let's see if njys will do that this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hold on, MF are you saying that you played a 60 minute game? That is horrible. What was the purpose?

Anonymous said...

Yes, 60 minute game on a field that was some where between lg and sm sided. Meanwhile they played u14 and u15 girls games on regulation fields and regulation time. Pathetic!

Anonymous said...

I will admit that makes no sense at all but there has to be more to the story.

Anonymous said...

The people at Reg. 1 waited until Fri. Night to come up with contingency plan after Kirkwood closed their fields After a solid week of rain. They found a turf field and put us on it. They found out Sat. that the field was only 85yds long and 50 yes. wide. They tried to move the games off of that field. Penn Fusion was able to get 2 full fields at 7:30 on Sat. night for 90min games. 3 of the 4 teams said yes and 1 said no. Region 1 caved to that team even though they knew the field was not regulation. Not saying we would have won, Penn Fusion is a very good team and congratulations to them.

Anonymous said...

That is a shame and shouldnt have been allowed. Put it behind you and focus on the NJYS state cup. Good luck to the teams playing.

Anonymous said...

Lets be honest and upfront about the SSC/Marlboro match, it never should have come to a late goal to tie it up. The coach decided not to play their top scoring option for a long portion of the game and failed to play defensively in the last 10 minutes. Never once tried to play the ball to the corners, never made substitutions to run clock, never put an extra defender in the back. If that staff was thinking correctly that last minute pass would never have worked. The players played hard on both sides. It was physical, not dirty and both sides could have won.

Anonymous said...

Marlboro got luck and won again. But isn't that always the case. They had a hard time beating Bergenfield in the round of 8, which Bergenfield played with 10 players for most of the game. Marlboro should thank both Match Fit's and Stronghold's coaching staff for their State Cup Trophy!

Anonymous said...

12:31, you were at the Bergenfield game? Doubt it as Marlboro would not say they were lucky so they wouldnt write that. Are you from Bergenfield? If so you know nothing about the top end soccer teams in NJ as you dont play any of them. Was it "luck" that MF dropped out? I would say so, but wouldnt that suggest bad luck that they were scheduled to play so early in the tournament to begin with? All the top teams know one thing, they can all win or lose against one another on any given day. STA, SJEB, Holmdel, Marlboro, SSC, MF, SDFC, Marlton, they all know it and all the players know it. Everyone called Marlboro lucky two years ago when they won both state cups now a third, as I look on I dont see that as lucky but more so a team that takes advantage of their opportunities.

Anonymous said...

Somebody hates Marlboro. Give them credit, they beat the teams that they needed to. No, not from Matlboro.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why Stronghold thinks they are so much better then everyone else. They are a very good team, just like the rest of the top 10 teams.

Anonymous said...

There are more good teams than just the top ten. Why do you want to have an exclusive club of teams. Any team should be allowed to challenge any other. If teams weren't put in their designated box maybe there would be more surprises.

Anonymous said...

I used top ten because that is a normal phrase in our language. Who do you propose to be able to successfully compete with the top teams on a regular basis? I have excluded your team, please let us know and I am sure you will hear others opinions.

Anonymous said...

Bergenfield for one, Cedar stars newark another. You stated that there is nothing special about the top ten, they can all beat each other. Why players choose to sit on the bench on one of these teams instead playing on another I'll never understand

Anonymous said...

Bergenfield has never beaten a top team, get real. Didnt Bergenfield lose 3-0 this weekend to a mid level team? Cedar stars too new to know. As far as sitting on the bench, I agree with you there. No reason to sit but ALL teams EVERY level have pecking orders of talent. That is not something that is specific to the top teams only.

Anonymous said...

Marlboro is such an overpowering team. They got a bye in the first round, beat SJA 1-0 in the second round, third round they beat Bergenfield which had 10 men most of the game 3-1 and in the semi-finals and finals both of their games went into PKs. So maybe if MF had not dropped out, they could of beat them in PKs also.

Anonymous said...

Who said Marlboro was overpowering? Did I miss that comment? Unless you were at the Bergenfield game you would not know when the red card came. So, if you are telling us that you are from Bergenfield when did the red card come out? Why did it come out?

Anonymous said...

I never heard of Bergenfield before so I looked them up on gotsoccer. They play in the second level of Maps. They don't even have a winning record in that flight!

Anonymous said...

Marlboro is kick and run team.. Had no shots on goal the whole game,but the 50 yards pass that ended up in a goal..

Anonymous said...

Bergenfield was competitive with Marlboro. A team doesn't have to win to be competitive. I bet Marlboro expected a lop sided victory

Anonymous said...

Bergenfield please come back when you have a winning record with your lowly Maps schedule. Say what you want about Marlboro and I can say plenty of negatives, they have 3 state championships in 3 years. I will have to check and see if any other team has the ability to claim the same.

Anonymous said...

Just to be clear Bergenfield played a man down for how long vs Marlboro and Marlboro played a man down for how long vs Stronghold?

Either way it sounds to me that Marlboro came out the victor man up or down.

Anonymous said...

We have played against Bergenfield before and they played a physical game maybe to physical. They do have some talent and they are able to move the ball but that is against my sons team and we dont have a good defense, which resulted in a 5-4 game. There should be more mixing and matching of the so called upper tier teams against the mid level teams. I don't see the harm in playing and seeing what happens.

Anonymous said...

What the hell. Where did this Bergenfield stuff come from

Anonymous said...

Really, this team that nobody has ever heard of lost the only really important game they played. Now they can go back to anonymity.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, why is anyone naming a team that isn't in the usual handful talked about on here. They're the only ones worth talking about.

Anonymous said...

The top 4 teams are playing this weekend in the state cup semis, any prediction?

Anonymous said...

Top 4 teams? MatchFit and SDFC yes I agree. STA is 100% in the conversation but SSC has yet to prove they are any better than a list of teams.

Anonymous said...


MFA vs STA Morris both very good teams, MFA just better. 3-1 win

Stronghold vs SDFC both can beat any team they play and both can lose to a team that would surprise you. SDFC 2-1

Anonymous said...

I predict MF vs SSC in the final. MF wins it all.

Anonymous said...

TSF continues to move up in the rankings!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah TSF! At this rate you will #1 in NJ by the time they are u25.

Anonymous said...

Unless you play for Matchfit, SDFC, South Jersey Barons, or Marlboro you are below TSF in the rankings. I would say that is a great place to be.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for got soccer! That is one trust worthy system. Where would we be without it?

Anonymous said...

Lol....look at the got soccer rankings. TSF has less points than Holmdel but are ranked higher and seem super proud of themselves...well done celebrating early TSF...lol

Anonymous said...

They should be proud of themselves. TSF has done really nice moving up.

Anonymous said...

They should be proud, they are a good team. However if you are going to live and die based off of how got soccer ranks teams you should atleast get your facts right. some teams dropped points for a short time and I'm sure will again pick many more points up in the near future. finishing eep schedules, state tournament, champions league schedules, memorial day tournament. expect the got soccer rankings to again change in a couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

already changed again actually.....

Anonymous said...

Stronghold will jump over many of you with the NJYS points. Marlton will lose many points.

Anonymous said...

If only TSF had entered into NJYS state cup. You could've earned more pts. to prove you're great.

Anonymous said...

If that were the case maybe one of the 4 left wouldnt get their points either

Anonymous said...

Good luck to the 4 teams competing this weekend for the NJYS state cup. 4 quality teams, all can win it all.

Anonymous said...

NJYS, what the plan for the weekend?! The weather doesn't look good for tomorrow afternoon. Please tell us you have a plan.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if Friendship fields get beat up, oh sorry they already are.

Anonymous said...

All this Got Soccer discussion reminded me of a question I had when the Ironbound Navigators team suddenly showed up in the U17 rankings. The team seems to be a U16 team that plays up at U17? However, when they moved into the U17 rankings most of their points were from previous U15 tournaments and games (not U16 tournaments or games). I didn't understand how they got to use U15 points in the U17 rankings. Does anyone know how that works?

Anonymous said...

As long as you have a % of players from the folded team (believe it is 8) you can carry your points. Now should you be able to carry points from a different age group? Different question. With that being said, no one believe that Ironbound is a good team at this level.

Anonymous said...

Super Y league has started awarding got soccer pts. Most good teams don't even play in Super Y. Too many tournaments award pts.

Anonymous said...

You can give points to whoever you want too, the top teams just dont lose to the lesser teams. It is easy to predict.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Stronghold you deserve one. Two best teams are left standing

Anonymous said...

SDFC lost? Have they ever won a state cup?

Anonymous said...

MF goes back to back.

Anonymous said...

Heads up stronghold. Many championships and finals

Anonymous said...

EDP today, Marlton 3, Marlboro 2. Usually a good game between these two. Lots of respect for each other.

Anonymous said...

MF, thank you for your words but we don't need them. 3 State Cups in 4 years and 1 National Championship. Good luck to you in Regionals.

Anonymous said...

4 teams have played in the past 4 state cups in two years.

Marlton vs match fit
Marlton vs Ssc
Ssc vs Marlboro
Ssc vs match fit

Says a lot about these teams

Anonymous said...

9:42, your post got my curiosity up. If you take the NJYS SC and the US Club SC for the past 4 years you have 8 possible winners. Here are the results I found:

Stronghold 3 State Championships
Marlboro 3 State Championships
Match Fit 2 State Championships

Stronghold may be the most impressive as they were in many finals games too. Match Fit newer to all of this after coming off academy status. Marlboro with 3 is the shocker, who knew. That leaves REALLY good teams like STA, SDFC, Marlton, SJEB on the outside looking in and I think we all know that they all are good enough to have won any one of these state championships.

Anonymous said...

MFA is the top team, but give credit to Stronghold, they just might be a very close #2

Anonymous said...

I'll agree with that if I ever see a convincing win by those two teams over any other top teams.

Anonymous said...

Ask yourself this, if your team is playing MF or SSC would you be the underdog in that game? No one is saying that teams cant lose. If you think that your team is better, let us know and provide facts to back it up.

Anonymous said...

MF played a great match, no doubt, but even they would have to agree that Stronghold had the better of play for much of the time. MF attempted a possession strategy but that was not the best plan in those conditions.

Anonymous said...

Really? On a very windy day hitting long balls high up in the air is the best strategy which is what SSC did all game. Keeping the ball on the ground and possessing it seems like the smart move to me.

Anonymous said...

SSC better of the play?! They had one shot on goal the entire game. That comment is just rediculous.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit strategy was to kick the ball from their backs to the one African American forward the whole game..

Anonymous said...

Bergenfield top 25 now. Don't sleep

Anonymous said...

Oh mighty and dominant MF, you won by one goal. You complained when you lost by one goal now you are blast emailing your title. Just remember you still don't have as many championships as us.

Anonymous said...

7 D1 commits so far. They must do something more than just kick the ball up to the African American kid...

Anonymous said...

Match Fit has two championships in two years. Will probably have three a year from now.

Anonymous said...

3 ACC🤔1patriot League🤔1 Big 10🤔 And many more... But SSC is better. Competed for club state cup for 2 years and won both. If the math adds up looks like a third to me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Greg

Anonymous said...

Yo you old angry dads on here racist af. African American forward? Racist AF. Well done MF. Stronghold tighten up all you do is whine and get red carded no one likes you no one respects you Cus you don't command respect...just bitch and whine.

Anonymous said...

How exactly is that racist?

Anonymous said...

"Old angry dads", "racist" the liberal indoctrination of another of our youth...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the recruits will go to schools that play the same style as MF, kick to the atheletic African American forward...I don't think those schools have won anything at the college level.

Anonymous said...

What other top teams have division 1 players? Anyone, sdfc, ssc, Marlton, Marlboro, sta?

Anonymous said...

Are you both serious? 7:47, you sound like a complete tool. 8:21, do you really think that MF is the only team that has/will have D1 players? You may also want to get a grip on the D1 BS. Do you know that there are D3 schools that can offer a better education, can play as well as some D1 schools and can offer more money to get you to go there? If you don't maybe it is time to do your homework. Players, don't get caught up in the D1 trap, it is great for some but not good at all for others. Please remember that you are there for an education and soccer WILL take away from effective study time. Not everyone can handle it.

Anonymous said...

A voice or reason at 8:36. Be careful people might learn something.

Anonymous said...

I'm intrested to see where all the top players from top teams are going. I've heard of match fit players and sdfc player, where are marlboro, sta, Marlton, sjeb, ssc players attending? Also there is a difference between the divisions, d1 and d3 are different styles of play.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you have heard of the MF players because they run this board and they are the only one's shouting it out.

Regarding your question on difference of D1 vs D3 style of play, I am not sure what you are getting at. D1 schools have the same style of play as a community college or maybe they dont have the same style of play. The worst D3 school could very easily utilize the exact same style of play as Maryland does, what is your point.

Anonymous said...

So besides match fit and sdfc is anyone playing in college from the top teams?

Anonymous said...

No. No players will be playing in college. The college system will crumble and the sport will no longer exist. MF, because you want to share your successes that does not mean everyone feels the same way. Worry about yourself and your players may or may not see them on the pitch for another 4 years.

Anonymous said...

A lot of these kids will be playing in college. Most have not even applied yet. Many will choose to focus on academics and play club. Some might choose not to go to college at all and see if they can make it as a professional player. I heard of kids leaving the US to play in Europe or Latin America. If the goal is to play professionally, why even go to college?

Anonymous said...

It is a stupid question asked by GD. Just egging you on.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why we are fighting over kids going div 1 or div 3, I bet boys from the top 6 teams will end up as teammates in college..

Anonymous said...

Well if we knew where people are going we could find out? Any insight of where kids from Marlboro, ssc, Marlton, sjeb or sta are going?

Anonymous said...

Got to love the tenacity of 8:05. He just keeps rephrasing his question in the hopes that someone will be as gossipy as he is.

Anonymous said...

Will MF start playing the players that are not committed now to give them a chance to play in college?

Anonymous said...

Probably not. Winning is too important to them

Anonymous said...

Just intrested to see where the top players of the top teams are going besides match fit and sdfc.

Anonymous said...

You know your MF players and you know where one SDFC player is going. It is killing you because you just need to know

Anonymous said...

MF wants everyone to think they're the best because they have the most college commits. Bravo MF, Now give it a rest!

Anonymous said...

Actually, the only reason college commitments came up was because one of you knuckleheads, who knows nothing about soccer, said all MF does is kick the ball up to the "African American forward". Just pointing out how pathetically stupid that remark was. BTW another commit today, #8.

Anonymous said...

Then you are dumber than I thought. Did you really take that comment as credible? Only an idiot would write what they did and you went right for it. Do you really think that people believe MF is not a good team? Do you really think that people think MF plays kick and run? You should have just laughed at the idiotic comment and moved on.

Anonymous said...

Question for you guys that know it all, how good would MF be without the African American strikers? Who would be your target player? Please enlighten us

Anonymous said...

Every good team has fast, athletic strikers. Race doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

12:42 I hate to take MF side here but you are clueless if you really think that one player makes that big of a difference. They are a talented group of players. There are other strikers that are as good and SDFC would say much better. Personally I would say the teams they play on are better for having them but they dont make the team.

Anonymous said...

12:42 just to show you how much progress I am
Making, I will simply laugh off that idiotic comment...

Anonymous said...

Marlton has two seniors on their team. One is committed to La Salle. The other is committed to Cabrini. Several of their players have multiple options that are in process and already on the table with more on the way. I'm sure the other top teams have numerous players in the same boat, which is great. Not going to say any more than that. Not appropriate while discussions and decisions are still in the works. It's still early fellas. Very confident that many players from the top teams will see each other in college and that should be fun for them....while they focus on their education.

Anonymous said...

By the way the 8 MF that are committed is worthless as of now..are only verbal by both.. School can change their mind due to a better prospect or an injury.. The athlete could also change his mind and decide for a better school or simply decide not to play soccer.. Marlton is correct is to early for the Juniors..

Anonymous said...

Holmdel is not lighting it up in the second division as predicted. So much for their claim to getting screwed by EDP.

Anonymous said...

relax, Holmdel is a very good team just like the others. Still say NJforce should not have been moved up. They of course have proven that.

Anonymous said...

4 games played minimum in top division: Force, Morris, Europa, SJB, SDFC, YMS at 7 points or under. plenty of good teams not lighting it up but still have plenty of games to earn points and jump up in standings.

Holmdel has played 4 games: 8 points. 2W-2T-0L in 2nd division which is not great but I wouldnt pick against them to finish top of the table.


Anonymous said...

The top teams have not played many games at all in the top division. They have not had the opportunity to light it up. Holmdel, you should be crushing that flight and you are not. Whether you win it or not does not change that fact.

Anonymous said...

Marlton players even that good haha? Don't think they are no offense, never impressed me.

Anonymous said...

when you say ha ha you mean offense. Offense intended.

Anonymous said...

Most of these players on club teams are going to play D3 if at all. Reality is D1 teams are full of academy players and foreign players. MF is an exception since they played academy and many colleges still consider them academy quality.

Anonymous said...

Match fit you are not perfect, you have players that are great and going to college everyone knows that already. Marlton has a D1 player, Sdfc has a D1 player(s). Other top teams have d1 players not just you, the comment of d1 schools have academy or foreign players I'm sure the kids from sdfc or Marlton aren't foreign and haven't played acadamy.

Anonymous said...

I think 11:42 is talking in general terms, of course there are always exceptions. Still not sure why D1 is such a point of emphasis. There are some exceptional schools that play very good soccer and happen to be D3. There are not a lot of quality D2 choices in NJ but in other parts of the country there are. LaSalle has been named as a landing spot for a player and good for him, he gets to say he is playing D1 soccer. LaSalle however is not a top D1 team and there are D3 schools that can easily compete with them. Worry about choosing the right school first.

Anonymous said...

I said most and I'm not from MF. Just reality. Just look at D1 rosters. They also favor big players.

Anonymous said...

There's a lot of hype about foreign players, academy players, huge defenders. The assumption by college coaches is they're better players. I heard of college coaches not even seeing foreign players play, they just call up the coach on the phone and take their recommendation. Almost all of athletic scholarship money is going to these players and they haven't even heard of US development academy. My son is stuck in this D1 nonsense and I'm trying to convince him that many D3 schools are very competitive.

Anonymous said...

Schools generally don't withdraw their commitments. Some do but they are in the minority. If schools backed out of commitments on a regular basis it would get around and kids wouldn't commit to them. That said, it is still very early in the process for the kids graduating in '17.
This summer and next fall will be when the bulk will commit.

Anonymous said...

Big, Foreign, Academy. Why do coaches lean this way? Job security! I cant be wrong they are big and from Spain. I cant be wrong they played for Red Bulls. Coaches have to make a living too.

Anonymous said...

To 1:10 I agree that you need to choose the school that fits especially with major and athletic abilities, you need to feel at home or comfortable where you go. I also feel that if a school offers you a large scholarship and they compete with schools such as Villanova, Temple and Rider in the Atlantic 10 or Big East wherever they play, the school is a good for especially for a non " Acadamy or foreign player". It may not be a Virginia or Syracuse such as other but it is a Division 1 school that competes. Taking nothing away from the kid but don't see him playing big minutes early. Also don't see how you say D3 schools can compete with D1 schools, different styles of play.

Anonymous said...

Why do some people put quotes around certain words? What does that mean? Are you poking fun or think it's a lie? "Foreign Players" "Academy players" They are what they are. I find it annoying when people use Quotes around words.

Anonymous said...

@2'23
Please explain why you think there is a different style of play between divisions.Have you watched a lot of college soccer games at D1 and D3 level? I don't think anyone could really make a general statement like that in reference to every D1 or D3 game. I have heard youth coaches tell kids and parents that but they never explain why they think that. What about European players playing on the same team with US players. What's the style of play?

Anonymous said...

My son, who plays right back, o attended an ID clinic at D1 Villanova and the coach told him they play with a static back four. He doesn't play like that so he was not too interested. High School soccer is played that way. He also attended a clinic at D3 Scranton. Nice possession style. He likes that team and coach.

Anonymous said...

Same $ each school. Go to nova and get the education.

Anonymous said...

Any good drama from this weekends games? SSC coach get tossed out of another game or what?

Anonymous said...

Stop being an ass

Anonymous said...

EDP 1st division central, which is a beast of a division has only one team without a loss. Match Fit.

Anonymous said...

We all know that GS has some major flaws, but it's interesting that 8 of the 11 "Diamond" teams are in R1 - definitely a competitive hotbed here in the NE.

Anonymous said...

For those worried about Holmdels demise in the 2nd flight, all good.

Anonymous said...

who is playing in what tournament this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Really? Just look it up, pretty simple

Anonymous said...

Marlboro 2, Matchfit 0

Anonymous said...

It would be a nice gesture to cut the grass before play begins. You can't really expect us to bring our clippers do you.

Anonymous said...

Interesting result. MF resting players for a big tournament or was it played full out?

Anonymous said...

Grass was a bit long but give credit to Marlboro, they had more chances and outplayed on this day

Anonymous said...

What? Matchfit lost? I thought it was said that no one can compete with them. You know, with their roster full of D1 commits how could they fail.

Anonymous said...

Smart to slow down a fast team by keeping grass high. If they did it on purpose, that is smart. Home field advantage should be just that.

Anonymous said...

Teams that play on public fields have the pull and power to have them cut exactly on the day that they want them cut. Oh, no they dont. I cant believe that a team would use grass as an excuse. Didnt they both play on the same field? We all play on different surfaces and field sizes, we all have to adjust and play the game. Seems one did and one didnt.

Anonymous said...

Long ball to African American does not work on long grass..duh

Anonymous said...

Late to the show folks, just saw the two NJ State Champions played this week. Must have been a good game.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel showing first division ability

Anonymous said...

Holmdel holmdel Holmdel

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