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...

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.

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