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...

Marlton, STA, and TSF all finished second in their divisions at Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

10;03
Why shouldn't the scores matter? All the kids have been playing for the past 4 months.

Anonymous said...

2nd out of four teams? I guess that's not terrible.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 2nd of 4 teams in a competitive beacket seems like a good result.

Anonymous said...

Boys, if you are in the top bracket or two you can come in last and still play good competitive soccer.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel still proving people wrong. Players change winning doesn't

Anonymous said...

I'm sure half of Holmdel's players didn't get a chance to play. That roster size is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Wher did they win? I don't see where Holmdel won anything at Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

Why is roster size an issue to you? Just keep on plugging along winning

Anonymous said...

Good for Holmdel, good for NJ, congrats on winning the tournament

Anonymous said...

I thought the first holmdel comment about proving people wrong was sarcastic, as they lost two and tied one at Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

What tournament?

Anonymous said...

You can't be referring to the edp fall showcase because holmdel didn't win the flight, marlboro did.

Anonymous said...

The holmdel team playing in the u20 bracket in Bethesda finished last in their bracket and the u19 at edp showcase finished 2nd in the bracket. The roster size is an issue with me because half your team isn't playing. It is a showcase but I guess you don't care about that, Winning is what matters to you.

Anonymous said...

Is sdfc team still around? I heard that after coach left for CSA, the players scattered. Is this true?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about sdfc. They certainly aren't entering tourneys so far this fall/winter.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't EDP put Holmdel and Marlboro in different groups so that they would play each other? They both won all their games. They are both good teams. Why didn't they match them up?

Anonymous said...

The bracket was loaded with teams ranked #1 nationally to #25 nationally. What would make you think that EDP would know that those two teams would both go undefeated?

Anonymous said...

Setting up a rematch of the US Club National Championship Final seems like a no-brainer to above all else get as many college coaches as possible to attend.

Anonymous said...

They did setup a match between both the US Youth Soccer champion (Pipeline) and the US Club National Champion (Marlboro). Maybe they were more interested in that. Marlboro and Holmdel are bordering towns right? I am sure they can play as much as they would like too.

Anonymous said...

Who do you mean when you say "they" were more interested?

Anonymous said...

EDP of course. Pretty simple to see that.

Anonymous said...

EDP didn't set anything up. The coaches did. EDP deals with hundreds of teams so the chance that they will focus individual attention on two teams is unlikely. Simple to see that

Anonymous said...

2:10, you think the coaches pick the brackets and schedule the matches? You stated that EDP deals with 100's of teams, yes that is their job. That is how they make money. Even at this stage people still are crazy about their soccer. There are two youth soccer organizations, both had national champions, both played in the same tournament. A 6 year old would know to make that matchup.

Anonymous said...

You're crazy about youth soccer, that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Holmdel trains for college, worry about your own roster.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that Holmdel players don't need to get playing time? Training alone will get them into college? If so, I don't agree with that and neither would college coaches. I can tell you that I wouldn't want my son on a team with a roster that size but I guess some parents do.

Anonymous said...

I understand your point, and it is not a bad one. Holmdel challenges their players to play at their peak and if they dont then they will not be on a game day roster. This will bring out the best of everyone in practice and in turn will bring out the best of all at all times. Sorry if it is not perfect or fits in your plans.

Anonymous said...

Great idea to challenge your players! If you had two teams, the players won't do their best. If you could combine three teams, all the better. More money for you and the players will be at peak performance fighting each other for a chance to get playing time.

Anonymous said...

10 of those players aren't on the team anymore and 1 is a double

Anonymous said...

Do you think Holmdel is the only team carrying more than 18 players? There are more. Injuries, work, school, a lot happens at this stage of their senior year. I think it is great that many still want to play, look at it that way. They only issue will be when everyone is healthy and able to play, who doesnt get put on the roster?

Anonymous said...

Strange that Holmdels roster isn't updated yet when other teams are.

Anonymous said...

why do you care if you can see their roster? What would you gain?

Anonymous said...

Here this blog goes again. Another really meaningful and enlightening back and forth over one team. There must be more worthwhile topics like how families are dealing with recruiting and college soccer opportunities for example. Also, what do people think about klinsman firing and the current directions of us scooter in terms of how we see it from the developmental vantage point of youth soccer.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about scooters!

Anonymous said...

When you have a roster of thirty players, development of youth players is not the priority and if anyone claims to love this sport and wants to see a great US Mens team, youth players would receive excellent training and plenty of playing time. I'm tired of seeing huge rosters and listening to coaches claim that only training matters.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when spring edp brackets and schedules come out?

Anonymous said...

Recruiting sucks. Coaches don't tell you all the facts and you have to guess at what is true and not true.

Anonymous said...

No more SDFC, most are now playing on the U18 team.
MF will now play in the ECNL, anyone else?

Anonymous said...

What's up with ECNL? What other nj teams are playing in this league?

Anonymous said...

I do not see any Holmdel posts? Lost again?

Anonymous said...

It is almost universally accepted that MatchFit will be the SC favorite and by a fairly healthy margin. There are some very good teams out there but I do not believe anyone has a roster from top to bottom as good as MF.

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