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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Collegiate Soccer

See you later, youth soccer...

It's a college game now.

Who went on to play in college, who didn't?

Where are they now?

Share your collegiate soccer experience at DI, DII or DIII.

Trust us, the kids are all watching.

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Anonymous said...

Match fit. Shmatch fit. That's great that so many MF players are going on to play in college. But I certainly wouldn't gloat like this means something real in the long run. There are a small handful of players from nj who aren't academy players and are going to actually play in D1. When it's all said and done there may be 3-4 players from this class that will have significant playing time and will get through all 4 years on the team. The success of the MF club is wonderful but not very relevant from here on out.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they were just using soccer to get into a school that they wouldnt have been able too. Maybe you are wrong on your numbers. Maybe you are right, so tell them not to dream?

Anonymous said...

Well, it is all over. As stated, Stronghold did not finish their season, and Europa screwed us all. Well done boys.

Anonymous said...

It is not over yet, still have mid atlantic regional championships.

Anonymous said...

Are all the boys going on to play in college on summer teams? There seems to be a huge increase in the number of summer teams around but I think kids need to rest before their demanding college season starts in August, they've been playing a HS season, indoor winter. then spring. A few months rest is important.

Anonymous said...

Good question. MF and Marlboro still have regionals to play. They have the advantage of practicing because they have too without worrying about a schedule to deal with

Anonymous said...

regionals begin today. Mostly 99's

Anonymous said...

LOL PDA playing in the B flight AND not going to win their division.

Anonymous said...

Ok ass, PDA 8 goals today.

Anonymous said...

Good effort MF. Great work and great watching you Best of luck in college

Anonymous said...

So is that it? No tournaments, no games, this age group has completed to the end? It was fun, good luck to all that are moving on.

Anonymous said...

Stronghold parent. We would like to wish good luck to our boys as they approach their next steps in life. Thanks to all the parents and boys to their commitment to the team. Thanks to their trainer, coaches and managers. It truly has been lots of fun and made some lifelong friendships Both parents and players.. we would also like to thank our opponents over the years for some great games.. good luck to this age group. We will miss the fun times...

Anonymous said...

You could have written this last year; bunch of quitters...

Anonymous said...

NYSCm great work at the NPL nationals. Double OT loss is nothing to worry about, effort and attitude was great. Still have 2 National Championships under your belt.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

NYSC, that close to a 3peat. Moving up and moving on.

Anonymous said...

Good team i am surprised they lost.

Anonymous said...

How come the score of the marlboro national final is not posted? Game was played this morning and all other games are posted.

Anonymous said...

Marlboro was in the National Finals again? Where was it played? I dont see a link to it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

It was the US CLub National Cup. Same and only National they won last year.

http://clubsoccer.us/TTSchedules.aspx?tid=USCLUBI&year=2017&stid=USCLUBI&syear=2017&div=U19M01

Anonymous said...

That is impressive. Now onto college.

Anonymous said...

Hearing Marlboro and their big mouth coach got into yet another fight and the final was stopped. What a discrace. Great way to play your last game as a team. Typical of the 2 Marlboro Coaches.

phann son said...

Bethesda results were mixed for NJ teams. No real dominating or overly positive results but these teams have not practiced right? At this point do the scores even matter?

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Anonymous said...

Where did you hear that? What is your source?

Anonymous said...

MF final ranking #1 !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

MatchFit, again you jump the gun. Marlboro has not yet been awarded the US Club Nationals points. Either finalist or champion, whichever it is. When those points are awarded Marlboro will end as the #1 team in NJ. My opinion is that Matchfit is the best team but points and head to head Matchfit vs Marlboro show Marlboro as the better team.

Anonymous said...

There may not be any points awarded to either Lake Gtove or Marlboro for the poor exhibit of sportsmanship. Rumblings are both teams to be disqualified.

Anonymous said...

9:56 please stop. Do not listen to rumors. I am a coach and I too heard some "rumblings". I spoke directly to the LGN coach and he was very clear on what happened. LGN scored in the last 3 minutes to take a 2-1 lead over NJCSA Marlboro and when the match ended a player, and coach made it very clear that it was only one player, punched a Marlboro player. A referee saw it and intervened and while he did the LGN player then punched the referee. The referee's called the police and charges filed. There was no team fight, no coaches fighting, it was one player who made a couple of real stupid mistakes. The tournament does not want to reward LGN and I do not know what has since happened with any of that.

Anonymous said...

It's not a rumor. What went on was bad sportsmanship. There should be zero tolerance!

Anonymous said...

If the above is true then why would Marlboro be disqualified? For that matter why would Lake Grove be disqualified, the game was over.

Anonymous said...

The game was not over because the teams were still on the field. Would a fight that took place on school grounds after hours be any less significant? And I'm sure the Marlboro player did not go down quietly.

Anonymous said...

Ok so say the game wasnt over, the score was still 2-1, so now what? ONE red card was given out (to the LGN player). NO other cards were handed out at the end of the game. Please dont say you are sure what someone did when you are in fact making up your opinion.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there was a fight if the ref had to break it up. That's just logic. I don't care what the final decision is but bad sportsmanship in youth sports should not be acceptable or rationalized.

Anonymous said...

U guys are funny. No fight. I repeat no fight. One jerkoff from lake grove ran around punching a player and a ref. No one was happy with the kid from either team. It really was that simple

Anonymous said...

My wife and I are taking our son to college tomorrow. It's long enough of a drive that I should have gone to bed hours ago. But I'm feeling rather nostalgic and unable to sleep.

My son played at the high end of the EDP level and was able to attract a decent amount of attention from college coaches from all three NCAA levels. In the end, he made his own decision and I was pretty happy with it. My son's a rather frugal kid and the school that both met his academic credentials and made his education least expensive for him was the one that got his signature. It's a school where he should definitely get playing time by his sophomore year and may even be able to earn a fair share of minutes as a freshman. He's going to study business and I think he's started his education with a good business decision. Assuming he stays the course for 4 years, he'll graduate without any debt which was always my goal for him.

As I keep rather ridiculous records, I recently spent a couple of hours estimating what we paid for him to play club soccer over the years. The detail of the data I was able to compile was extremely complete (down to miles driven to and from training). I left out hotel costs for our family as I see these more as the vacation money we never spent because we were too busy going to Bethesda (or the like) instead of the Bahamas. The final number was just over $47K! I never looked at club soccer costs as an investment as I wanted to give my son the opportunity to compete at an appropriate level for his ability. And, unless you can land on an Academy roster, club soccer certainly has its' costs. But in the end, he's ended up with a LOT more than $47K's worth of education offered to him so I guess it turned out to be a good investment anyway.

College will offer a whole new experience not only for him, but for me as well. Just about all his school's matches will be streamed so I'll be able to watch on my computer. But that hardly sounds like as much fun as going to see matches live. I'll get to a few (at least) I'm sure. But my son's youth is ending. Of course, this is a good thing! So why am I so sad tonight?

Sorry for the ramble. This was more for me than the readers here.

Fall's coming! Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Yes, all will be leaving today/tomorrow or at some point over the next week. Statistically speaking 28% will not play soccer for their college this time next year. Hope they break that trend. Choosing the correct school is so important yet we all get caught up with the sport of choice. These are top players going to good programs and some can not handle the mental aspect of not playing. It is a grind both fall and spring semester and many feel it just is not worth it.

Anonymous said...

Going to be interesting to follow the players we know and the new teams they now play on. I hope they all find success on the field and in the classroom.

Anonymous said...

August 7, 2:26

Congrats, I am happy to hear that your kid will be one of the fortunate ones.

Also, sometimes we just want to mention out loud how happy we are with our kid's accomplishments and that is fine. It is not easy managing practice 3 to 4 times a week, games on the weekend, homework in the car and etc...

Good luck this fall.

Anonymous said...

Thanks August 10, 12:14.

Getting used to life with him elsewhere. Trying to leave him alone as there were no cell phones to stalk me with when I went away to school back in the last millennium.

The house certainly is quieter.

But I can't wait for that first live stream! I'm going to hook my computer up to the TV and invite the neighborhood over!

Anonymous said...

Livestream college games are tough to watch, camera work not that good.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers Freshmen class is a special one, good recruiting job done and a bright future ahead.

Anonymous said...

Rowan brought in a bunch this year, not all will will be on the team. Just too many players.

Anonymous said...

What's special about Rutger's freshman class? RU struggles against other big ten teams. The others are stacked with international players. Good luck to RU but I'd be surprised to see many wins.

Anonymous said...

Have you not looked at Rutgers recruiting class? Maybe you have not seen them play but if you had you would know this is a great job of recruiting by the RU staff.

Anonymous said...

OK proud papa of a former MF player. They have a recruit from Uraguay who is probably excellent. Other than that, about 80% of the roster consists of NJ players. We'll see how the team does but past results have not been too positive.

Anonymous said...

Oh so because he is from Uruguay he is excellent? This is the issue with college recruiting. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. BTW no way that is a MF parent writing that, I know them both and I am positive they both feel lucky to be there and do not feel they are the top recruits. Rutgers coach is a nice guy but a poor recruiter and does not get results. Should not be leading the program at Rutgers.

Anonymous said...

Do you realize that 2 years ago coach of Rutgers was voted Big 10 Coach of the year? I realize you guys have axes to grind but c'mon...

Anonymous said...

There are no axes to grind. Prior results can't be argued. Good luck to RU in the future but there's not much diversity in that roster.

Anonymous said...

10 games under .500 over 7 years is not a good record no matter how you cut it. Lucky to have the job.

Anonymous said...

Think they just extended his contract too!

Anonymous said...

And are now predicted to come in last this season. Oh now that is good recruiting

Anonymous said...

Granted it was just an exhibition but RU did just beat UCONN. Hope they have a good season.

Anonymous said...

Scrimmages in full swing, season to start very soon. Players will now begin to love or question their decision to go where they did and school has not yet started. Add in the school work and that will really make some question what they really want to do. Good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

What a way to get the season started! RU plays 2 top 5 teams Wake Forest and North Carolina. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Well that didn't go well. Can you say overmatched. Freshmen playing but not well

Anonymous said...

Hate to be a braggart, but my son scored his first collegiate goal last night. A preseason friendly so no big deal for most...except me!

But what's far more important is the massively increased level of maturity I've seen from him over the past month! Wasn't convinced my boy would grow up and behave like a man so quickly and am really impressed with how wrong I was about this!

Anonymous said...

One other thought about collegiate soccer.

My son has now played 3 friendlies at the D1 level and I don't think any one of these matches exhibited the same quality of soccer as I'd seen at the "elite" youth club level. Quite frankly, I think my son's U18 club team could have at least competed with (if not beaten) any of the three schools I've seen so far.

Just hoping college soccer isn't a step backwards?

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Anonymous said...

Congrats on the goal, hope there is more to come. I have watched one college game scrimmage so far and it was ok. You could see some flashes of brilliance and some rough play. I thought the speed of play would be much faster but tbh I do not think it is.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, college soccer is like the physical style of play that you see in HS. I don't see the quick possession style of passing that was enjoyable to watch in club. College coaches seem to put a big emphasis on fitness and player size over skill.

Anonymous said...

My son and I had been to some matches at a local DI, DII and DII schools in the year before he graduated and I thought they all looked oddly similar. The DIII schools is a very good one so I suppose that contributed to the similarity.

But as I watched one of my son's recent friendlies live and got video of the other 2, I was also surprised by the speed of play, or lack of it rather. Not nearly as fast as so many people led me to believe it would be. And these are not bottom of the barrel DI programs (although definitely not the ACC either).

The more I think about it, the more confident I am that my son's U18 club team would be a real surprise for these schools...assuming the referee made sure to protect the youngsters.

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Anonymous said...

Mixed thoughts tonight (or this morning now that I think of it.)

My son's college team played their first regular season match today. My freshman son started and played at least 70 of the 90 minutes. The result for his team was disappointing as they got a draw despite being the much better team.

The quality of the soccer was ugly at best. I'm trying hard to be optimistic but can't ignore my disappointment,

My son's ability as a soccer player has given him an opportunity to play at a very good school where he can get a very good education at a very discounted rate. So I should be very happy, right? And for the most part, I am. But it would feel better if the brand of soccer didn't suck!


Anonymous said...

I should add that my son's school is clearly in a "rebuilding" year as most of last year's first team have graduated. So expectations are appropriately tempered. But still, for God's sake, please don't ask me to watch a match where the keepers punt the ball back and forth to each other repeatedly as it's an incredible bore.

My son's U 18 team would beat his DI college team easily. An well!

Anonymous said...

...and that's despite the international element of his college team. With all due respect to the Europeans and South Americans who are playing with my boy, there are a BUNCH of Jersey kids that are much better than you!
GO JESREY!

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention the foreign players as that along with the academy kids get the first look. We will see if performance = playtime or does the coach need to save face by playing the touted players. Foreign = good to most people. Academy = the best to most people.

Anonymous said...

A little surprised you are so upset about the quality of college soccer. I often told my son last year that he is probably playing the highest quality soccer that he will play in his life. Many of the college coaches are products of the way soccer was played 25 years ago here in the US. They still put a premium on big kids who kick it high, far and wide. It's going to take some time and turnover to get college soccer played at a high level. Sounds like you have a very good result from your son's soccer career, good school and partial scholarship. Enjoy it, these 4 years are going to fly by too!

Anonymous said...

I have talked to a player who played in the UK and was recruited to play college D1 in the US. He doesn't think the quality of coaching in college is as good as he got in the UK and the US coach won't let him play like he always did, for example, no pass backs. so maybe mixing foreign and US players don't have a great result.

Anonymous said...

"A little surprised you are so upset about the quality of college soccer..."

I wasn't expecting great soccer at the outset. As I'd mentioned previously, my son an I had watched a number of matches at all three NCAA levels in the past year so I was reasonably prepared. I think the fist match of his season just happened to be a particularly ugly example of the "beautiful" game.

Saw his second match today and it was much easier on the eyes.

But you're definitely right about the big picture here. A good education at a nicely discounted rate is a very good thing...and it will be over in what will feel like a flash!

Anonymous said...

"...no pass backs..."

Good grief, that's a disturbing report! Please tell me you were kidding!!!

Anonymous said...

Looking at playtime allotted, some have made very poor choices if getting on the pitch was their plan.

Anonymous said...

This great play in college is showing with the MNT. Wow we are unstoppable! Did you see that incredible draw last night and the last loss. I guess we will be watching Russia from home...

Keep up the good work boys!!!

Anonymous said...

That team is an embarrassment. They couldn't string more than three passes together. They were very lucky to get a draw and maybe qualify for the World Cup. Relying on an 18 yr kid old to be their play maker is sad and that kid has lived and played in Germany since he was 15.

Anonymous said...

The goal was scored by a player who went to live and play in Germany as a young teenager as well. I don't have too much confidence in US colleges turning out quality players.

Anonymous said...

Last night was embarrassing but I do attribute some of it to the use of players at the end of the cycle. Beasley should be in a rocking chair by now and morris and Pulisic were the only ones with a decent work rate (Bradley is always running but seems to have lost his focus). There is hardly any communication on the field and the back line is USL level at best. I think US soccer needs to rely a bit more on the College game as US Basketball and American football use it as a training ground for their professionals. Take the DA concept one step better and focus on DA colleges where the US can influence training and selection of players. I also believe the FIFA conspiracy that has held a throttle on the US ever gaining ground in the men's game. We really should replace the head of US soccer as his tenure at the helm has not produced any stellar results. Repeal Sunil!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of Pulisic's but he didn't complete his passes last night. I think expectations for that kid are too high. He's young and he should be protected. If you saw the foul against him, he really got slammed. He goes out on the field and he's targeted.

Anonymous said...

11:16am

Agree, that was the one non-annoying comment the commentators made last night. Pulisic is young and good but has no respect from International players and no protection from his own US team. He is well protected @ Dortmund. There was another kid from the Philly area that was a home grown Union player and drafted at 16, went over seas and was never heard from in the soccer world again.

https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/post/2010/12/22/union-sign-pfeffer-first-home-grown-player

Anonymous said...

At what point do college coaches move away from the "lets play the upper classmen" mentality and move onto the players that will be there for 4 years and are just as good if not better? Is there a norm?

Anonymous said...

"At what point do college coaches move away from the "lets play the upper classmen" mentality..."

I'll give my son's coach some credit in this regard. The first 11 for their first match of the season included 5 freshmen. I should add that 3 of them were internationals who are a bit older so maybe that spoils the point. But the other two were American players who just started college and apparently earned their spots.

So there's definitely no "Johnny's a SR so he's going to play based on his seniority" mentality going on. College coaches need to win.

Anonymous said...

All coaches need to win. The idea that "player development" will ever be seen as a success without winning is a pipe dream. Fact is, development equates to winning.

Bottom line is that, at this point, NCAA soccer isn't what we all hope it could be. But patience is a virtue and it will better and better over time. The game has come a long way in my li, etcfetime in this country and I've quit predicting when and where we'll collectively progress to by any particular time.

But at some future point, this country will produce some of the best soccer players in the world (along with most of the best baseball, basketball American footballers, golfers, tennis players, etc)

We'll probably always suck at darts though.

Anonymous said...

Darts and cricket. We suck at cricket too!

Anonymous said...

Interesting point about the international players. Some are much older, like 10 years older! No rules being broken but it is a weird dynamic.

Anonymous said...

It can sometimes be men vs boys. As far as freshmen playing over upperclassmen I can only speak for my sons team. They started Freshmen game one and after 4 games the Freshmen are taking over the playtime. I am sure all teams are different but different because of the ability or inability of the upperclassmen. I will say this, if you are a freshman and not traveling or not getting a minute of playtime you are in for a long road. Next years class and transfers will get a look before those sitting the bench now will.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers not able to win again. Difference now is that the local products dont get to see the field. Keeper is real good.

Anonymous said...

How can you say that, Rutgers has a ton of GotSoccer points!

Anonymous said...

Time to get a life guys.

Anonymous said...

The GS points comment was a stupid one but the others seem legit. Rutgers does not recruit the top NJ talent. They accept 2nd tier talent out of NJ, it is that simple. They put them on the roster to show they are a local team. Once they play they realize what they really got.

Anonymous said...

They try to recruit the best talent but top talent have better choices. First, Rutgers team needs better results. Good Luck but tough road ahead for them. Big ten is a tough league.

Anonymous said...

Went to watch one of the D1 school's that are recruiting my son and they had 2 freshmen and 3 sophomores starting and 5 of the 7 players that came off the bench were freshman. 9 freshman played during the game, which I think is a good number. The coach spoke to us and said that he does want the young guys to have game experience so when they have to take over they are ready.

Anonymous said...

Generally speaking, if you are not logging ANY meaningful minutes as a freshman you are not in the right program. That does not mean you have to start, but you need to have a consistent role with minutes. Without that the freshmen class of 2018 will be given priority over you and you will be out by your junior year. Of course there are exceptions, but this is the rule of thumb.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...... maybe

But still doesn't mean you should transfer

If you are happy with the collegiate life, your academic process - just not getting on the field - could still be wise to ride it out with pride.

Anonymous said...

11:22, that's good so long as your son is a freshman or sophomore. When he's a junior or senior probably not so good.

Anonymous said...

1:01 PM
why would you say if you are not logging ANY meaningful minutes as a freshman you are not in the right program?

Look around the NCAA rosters and see how many freshmen are logging meaningful minutes.

A lot of players don't start to play until they are sophomores or Juniors, not that I agree with that, but that is a fact.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, wrong.

Anonymous said...

That's a really narrow minded opinion 10.22. Soccer is only a small part of college life . If a student athlete only cares about playing soccer, why is he in college? College soccer is not developing players, the coach just wants to win, just like high school. Do you think a student athlete's future employer cares whether he got "meaningful" minutes whatever that means, on his college team? Being part of a college team is an asset in the job market and nobody cares who was a starter. The rosters are huge.Everyone can't get meaningful minutes. This isn't youth soccer anymore. These kids are young adults getting on with their lives.

Anonymous said...

That is poor reading skills 1:28. The 10:22 response was to the 1:41 posting which stated " Look around the NCAA rosters and see how many freshmen are logging meaningful minutes.A lot of players don't start to play until they are sophomores or Juniors".

Although there are many cases where that is true, there are many more documented cases where the players that don't play their freshman year do not get to get on the field anytime after that also. Many quit all together.

Anonymous said...

I'm down with the whole collegiate experience thing. And "meaningful minutes" are more important to some players than others. Regardless of what the college system does (or doesn't do) to with respect to player development, some players are highly motivated to succeed so playing time (not to mention winning) makes a big difference to them.

I don't have any reliable data on the matter, but my gut is that if you're not getting any time in your first year at school, you might find yourself looking around and wondering where you think you might be able to play.

Unless you're just down with the whole collegiate experience thing, which is cool.

Anonymous said...

Some good players decided the D3 route would be better for them and felt they would be starters or get alot of minutes rather then sit on a D1 bench. Choosing William Paterson or Stockton over a Rider or FDU as examples. Some of those D3 players are a bit surprised now by the lack of playtime. Do some of these D1 players not playing change schools?

Anonymous said...

Lines of communication have to be kept open with the coahcing staff

That is rule #1

Then of course you have to know whether to believe them if they tell you there may be more minutes in year 2 and 3....

I dont ever see a reason to transfer after year 1 - given that you like the school part of the school - unless you feel you were flat out lied to and also that you could line up a gig elsewhere that you would be perfectly happy with

Transferring blindly can be dangerous. Have a bare bottom outlet - say a D3 or juco that you know will take you and play you, before thinking of severing ties with your first D1. Then with that in place - at least in your head - you can seek other locales at the D1 level.

Anonymous said...

Why the D1 mandate? Would you rather have a degree from FDU or Tufts? Would you rather have a degree from Monmouth or U of Chicago? Top schools, top programs. Soccer is secondary. The D2 schools are mainly garbage in all aspects but there are many D3 schools that offer a great education and you might be surprised at some of the soccer programs out there.

Anonymous said...

Another victory for Rutgers!!

Anonymous said...

This could be it for Dan. No chemistry at all on that team.

Anonymous said...

Great guy but results have to matter.

Anonymous said...

RU new Brunswick is 1-6-1. RU Newark is 8-0

Anonymous said...

How do you spect to survive, especially in the Big 10 when you have 25 players on your roster from NJ. I am not saying that NJ players are not good, but when you're recruiting is mostly coming from in-state and everyone else is recruiting across the country, I see that as a problem. Smaller schools with much less money and notoriety than Rutgers are doing a better job in the recruiting department.

Last year a lot of the Rutgers players were hurt, what is the problem this year.

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Anonymous said...

Not the top NJ players either

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the top players did not go to Rutgers. I know of many NJ players that are playing D1 soccer and some D3 players that I would love to see on Rutgers over the players they now have. I don't know the reasons why they were not recruited and I certainly don't know why Rutgers settled for what they did. All good players but the Big 10 is no joke and the coaches should have known better.

Anonymous said...

Mike takes for his Rutgers team mostly PDA players. So he shuts out many other potential good players. Remember many good players already played at PDA and were not happy btw and left PDA making sour grapes with Mike

Anonymous said...

13 players, that is big recruiting class. Out of those 13 players, how many of them are really big 10 material!!!

Anonymous said...

That's just a matter of opinion but obviously Rutgers D1 coaches thought so. What's your idea of a D1 player?

Anonymous said...

D1 and Big10 are two different animals. Interestingly enough Rutgers won a game last night, notice any difference in the subs?

Anonymous said...

Talk about needing attention. Ok whose kid got subbed in at RU for the win?

Anonymous said...

I dont know but the goal scorer is like a 23 year old junior - is that correct?

Anonymous said...

I don't know what you mean by "goal scorer." There aren't too many goals being scored by that team. The most any player scored this season was 2.

Anonymous said...

Relax. It is just a down year. Did they miss on some good NJ talent, yes, but I think other schools can say the same.

Anonymous said...

So what do you mean by goal scorer?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what that meant. I just know they have NO defense at all.

Anonymous said...

1 South Carolina
2 Stanford
3 North Carolina
4 Duke
5 UCF

6 Princeton

7 West Virginia
8 Texas
9 UCLA
10 Tennessee
11 Cincinnati

12 Rutgers

13 Notre Dame
14 Florida St.
15 Florida
16 Texas A&M
17 Wake Forest
18 Pepperdine
19 LSU
20 Penn St.

I think Rutgers is doing great with what they have #12 in the country out of 300+ not bad in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Nothing against Rutgers but that poll doesn't make any sense. Rutgers is 8th in the big ten standings. The only other big ten school on that poll is Penn State and they're above RU in standings. Where's Maryland and Indiana? Both schools have great records. Fact is RU's record is terrible.

Anonymous said...

The above rankings are from the NCAA.

Rankings - NCAA Women's Soccer RPI
Through Games OCT. 01, 2017

61 Maryland
79 Indiana

Anonymous said...

The rating percentage index, commonly known as the RPI, is a quantity used to rank sports teams based upon a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule.

Anonymous said...

Why the D1 mandate? This is a soccer board not an academic board. Of course great academics rock but when talking soccer which we are top of the pyramid is D1 the reward for all that hard work the girls did.

Anonymous said...

If a kid goes to Duke and doesn't get the minutes? Why would they leave it's still Duke. Unless they picked Duke for the wrong reasons.

Anonymous said...

apologies @215
I assumed you were referring to men's soccer. Rutgers woman's team have always done well.

Anonymous said...

As a soccer board, actual play time received is part of the equation. So that brings in the question why sit D1 at a subpar school when you can play (better chance) and get a great education D3. That was the point. Also, whoever changed this to Rutgers girls, well you are on the wrong blog. Rutgers girls does recruit NJ players too, difference is they get the best players not the 3rd tier.

Anonymous said...

8:05 I'm confused. Isn't this a college blog Boys/Girls? I don't see just boys.

PS. One major difference - the best Boy soccer players don't play college soccer - they go overseas or play for MLS clubs getting paid.

Examples:
Christian Pulisic (UEFA 19 years old)
Djordje Mihailovic (MLS 18 years old)

So we are talking Tier 2/3 for the boys also.

Anonymous said...

This blog has been boys soccer throughout the years and was recently changed to collegiate soccer from u18 boys. I think everyone agrees that men and women soccer have differences. When someone posts,it's a good idea to specify men or women.

Anonymous said...

9:05 my bad - I only went back to the below post to catch up. Thought it was both

Anonymous said...
Mike takes for his Rutgers team mostly PDA players. So he shuts out many other potential good players. Remember many good players already played at PDA and were not happy btw and left PDA making sour grapes with Mike
September 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM

I'm out. I don't want to change the norm.

PS. Boys or Girls it's the same conversation when it comes to recruitment.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers going strong

2-9-1 overall

0-6-0 conference

Anonymous said...

You mean PDA going weak...

Anonymous said...

Men NOT women. The womens program is strong.

Anonymous said...

Forget Rutgers, how embarrassing is our National Team? I almost want to pull my kid out of the sport! Trinidad and Tobego??? And Arena says no changes need to be made...what a clown!

Anonymous said...

The Rutgers's coach's days may be numbered but so are Bruce Arena's. Who will go first?

Anonymous said...

If results matter, both. Arena is gone regardless, it was decided months ago.

Anonymous said...

I think the PDA feeder into RU is securing the Coaching staff's future.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers just added GERRY MCKEOWN from PDA to their coaching staff this year. So that is now 2 PDA coaches on the Rutgers staff.

Anonymous said...

Pretty smart move. They will be great scouts with deep knowledge of and exposure to academy players.

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