Wednesday, July 27, 2016

U18B - Fewer teams, better quality, look out

What can we say?

Fewer teams, better quality, look out.

U18 Boys soccer is no joke.

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Anonymous said...

Ironbound is this weekend, they do not cancel or at least have not in the past.

Anonymous said...

They've got to be worried. Maybe they can shovel all the fields but that's unreasonable. They probably use about 100 fields.

Anonymous said...

Shovel? Why not plow? Do they really use 100 fields? Seems like a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care about the Ironbound warmup? Do competitive teams even go to it. No way they will clear their fields, they will lose money.

Anonymous said...

Ironbound teams are competitive. It's a good local tournament. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to spend on fees, hotels meals, plane fare, etc.

Anonymous said...

Low to midlevel teams at best.

Anonymous said...

No need for that comment. We all can read an applied team list.

Anonymous said...

To the poster above you only agreed with the post above yours. Question for you. Why would there be no need for stating it is a tournament for low to mid level teams? It is true and what is wrong with that type of a tournament?

Anonymous said...

I've been told it will be canceled Too bad for IB and players

Anonymous said...

So we know that Match Fit has most of their players committed to play college next year, what about the rest of the top teams in here. Do they also have a lot of college commitments?

Anonymous said...

nice trolling. of course the top teams do. Define top teams = top 5 teams, if you want to play in college you will.

Anonymous said...

I guess MF cant stand the feeling of people not thinking about them so they start the same conversation again. Good luck being backups.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, because most freshman go in and start right away. What a tool!!!

Anonymous said...

3:52, someone always bites...

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, because most freshman go in and start right away. What a tool!!!"

Or better yet, never start at all. I went to a D1 match last fall in which 21 of the 22 starters were international players. And my understanding is that the 1 American starter (a goal keeper) was actually a back up filling in for an injured international.

Anonymous said...

21 out of 22? That's just stupid. Were you in the United States??

Anonymous said...

Looks like not all the NJ Cup games have been played. Likely that extensions have been given out due to field conditions. No real surprises that I see so far.

Anonymous said...

That's nuts. What were the names of the schools playing?

Anonymous said...

Check out a Rider/FDU/LIU/Adelphia/Georgian court (should I go on?) match. Easily can field an entire starting team of foreign players. Why is this such a shock to you?

Anonymous said...

I was at a Rider game when they played Nova. They do have a bunch of foreigners on their team. I think Rider had about 7-8 starters. Villanova had 1 or 2. To act like those 4 teams you mentioned are representative of what college soccer is like is a bit misleading.

Anonymous said...

Albany, St Bonn, Rhode Island, Stoneybrook. Just a few more.

Anonymous said...

I took a look at some of the schools listed, no so surprisingly they are mostly foreign players. I have a relative who is a staff member at Mercyhurst University and he tells me that their team is at least 85% foreign players.

Anonymous said...

Just for the heck of it I checked out last year's D1 final four teams. 10 foreigners total on all 4 rosters.

Anonymous said...

So US players are better!!!! I knew it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ocean vs Holmdel in the next round. Do not be surprised at the result.

Anonymous said...

The US players are just as good as the foreign but college coaches recruit a lot overseas and these players are offered full scholarships. Not a great situation for US athletes.

Anonymous said...

Foreign players do have an easier time getting into D2 and some D3 schools as many of them don't have the academic history required by more competitive schools.

Anonymous said...

Wall upsets Marlton. Or is it an upset? Wall has flown under the radar for some time.

Anonymous said...

It is at the very least an interesting result. Marlton is a very good team that has never won a State title. Only one more chance.

Anonymous said...

What's upsetting is a self inflating parent whose little toe poker is on Wall is on here to tell us about thier first win out of MAPS. You probably dominated the MOSA Premier flights too...

Anonymous said...

Toe poker? Is that what you saw? LOL

Anonymous said...

#10 losing to #24 is not that big of a deal. Could happen to any team on any day. New rosters for most teams, I think you will see more so called upsets in the future.

Anonymous said...

I agree, there are going to be lots of upsets this year. This age group is going to be a real wild card. Kids are all playing for different reasons. Some to keep in shape, some hoping to possibly catch on with a college team, some for the fun of it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. TSF over holmdel prolly not an "upset" either. Teams are stacked with players with a variety of reasons for playing at this point-as an. Earlier poster pointed out.

Anonymous said...

to keep in shape or for the fun of it wont work if you want to win

Anonymous said...

why is winning so important to you? It doesn't mean much at this stage.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the time for winning is kinda over. Years past you wanted to win so you can get to the top flights of best tournaments so you can be seen by college coaches. Pretty sure these 18-19 year old kids aren't looking for trophies and medals.

Anonymous said...

Do you seriously think that these players do not want to win when they step on the field? How do you think many of them go to where they are and will be (playing in college). No one said there was an end game of getting into better tournaments, but the will and desire to win a game is there.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that most players think winning is the most important thing. They play because they love the sport. If kids only motive is winning, they end up losing interest.

Anonymous said...

Yes, on some teams out there the parents want it A LOT more than the kids.

Anonymous said...

Top level athletes care about winning. That is how they became top.

Anonymous said...

Top level athletes care about winning but they know it's not the most important thing and that's what makes them top.

Anonymous said...

"winning doesn't matter anymore" Marlton.

Anonymous said...

It's all over in 3 months, what are guys gonna do??

Anonymous said...

Some will move on to their younger children, some will look for college forums, some will vanish.

Anonymous said...

"playing doesn't matter anymore" SSC

Anonymous said...

Is Stronghold bagging games again? If you cant give an example dont bring it up.

Anonymous said...

They bagged this Sunday's game vs. MF

Anonymous said...

For all you know there was a legit reason. Fields not ready maybe?

Anonymous said...

Turf. No snow at all. You would think after what the team did last year that would make it to early season games...

Anonymous said...

what? "that would make it to early season games"???? What are you trying to say?

Anonymous said...

Typo, THAT should've been THEY, you still should have understood my point. But I get it, you are trying to change the subject. I will be totally stunned if SSC plays all of their games.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldnt they play their games? What is their point, hey guys lets pay to join this league and I know how we will get them, we wont play our games. Now lets go show them!

Anonymous said...

That's what they did last year...

Anonymous said...

They didnt play their last 2 games, now why would they join a league and not play their games this year? That makes no sense at all, they all have money to throw around and just want to be a pain to the league? There is a reason they couldnt play their game, sorry it didnt work out for you but they are not trying to please you.

Anonymous said...

I am not upset, you asked for an example of SSC bagging games. I provided you with an example. Yet you feel compelled to defend them.

Anonymous said...

You have yet to give a reason as to WHY any team would do this.

Anonymous said...

Ask the SSC coach

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why, but I do know they have bailed out of their first league game. That's what you asked for. Since you seem to be part of SSC maybe you can tell me why they bagged the game this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Fear of MF, obviously.

Anonymous said...

I guess...

Anonymous said...

Isn't MF playing in a different league than SSC? Any game was probably just a scrimmage. I'm sure no team is scared of MF unless they deliberately go out and try to hurt other teams.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? Scrimmage?? You have no idea what you are talking about. None...

Anonymous said...

Why league game was it then?

Anonymous said...

EDP

Anonymous said...

Edp games are changed all the time. Relax MF the game will get played

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