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...

After the results this past two Weeks.
Top Five
1. SSC
2. Matchfit
3. Marlton
4. SDFC
5. Marlboro

Anonymous said...

Match fit has played SSC twice, and beaten them by a combined score of 7-1. How would they be ranked ahead?

Anonymous said...

Because a SSC Parent did the rankings.

Anonymous said...

I think it is time you start putting SJEB into the equation. Tied SSC and outplayed them. Beat Marlboro, and based on that game I dont know how Marlboro defensively stops anyone. We are not a high power scoring team and their defense was real poor. There are more teams to worry about at this age.

Anonymous said...

SJEB is not even in top 10, they can't beat a town team in cup tournament

Anonymous said...

At this age injuries are a factor, maybe SJEB were having some. Marlton had to go to PK 's to beat a township team. Even decent teams have very off days.

Anonymous said...

SJEB is clearly a top 10 team. Ask their opponents.

Anonymous said...

SSC isn't better than MF and Marlton

Anonymous said...

Personal Rankings:
1. Matchfit
2. SDFC
3. SSC
4. Marlton
5. STA

Anonymous said...

The difference is 9:33, good teams find a way to win, no matter if they are having a bad day or not. That's why everyone is down on SJEB right now.

Anonymous said...

1. Match fit
2. SDFC
3. Marlton
4. SSC
5. Marlboro

Anonymous said...

Gotta have STA in there.

Anonymous said...

1. Match Fit
2. Marlton
3. SDFC
4. SSC
5. STA

Anonymous said...

No one in their right mind would list Marlton over SSC and SDFC. Good try Marlton

Anonymous said...

Marlboro's not top 5. STA is.

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Anonymous said...

Marlboro gave up 7 goals in 2 days. NOT good. They never give up goals, that is what they are good at. What happened to them.

Anonymous said...

Marlton is very good. No doubt about it. Curious as to how they have done at National Tournaments against the state cup winners and top teams from other states -- especially West Coast and TX teams. And of course, Penn Fusion, Loudoun Red, Baltimore, etc. Maybe they've done well. Just asking.

Anonymous said...

I guess we will never know. I do know they would have competed well.

Anonymous said...

Last year made both semifinals and lost, maybe could have done better in both. This year lost in both finals beating sta, Marlboro, matchift(in one of them), sdfc who are all the "power 6" of the state and lost in both finals to teams who are ranked top 25 in the country 2-1 and 1-0 in both very close games that could have gone either way. So to everyone doubting what they would do against other powerhouses, if we have all these great teams in nj and they are beating them... Idk they may be good

Anonymous said...

Marlton sounds like sour grapes. All I see is a bunch of second place finishes. Win something big in the state or national level then you will gain respect. Otherwise you are a stepping stone for the big boys to win championships.

Anonymous said...

Who are the big boys?

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to that jackass Marlton. Winning a state cup is an amazing accomplishment and anyone that has won one will tell you that you not only need to be a great team but also need good fortune. You did great and we look forward to playing you as they are always great matches

Anonymous said...

5:47 is a knucklehead. Marlton just played 2 full weekends of very tough soccer and played every game hard. Team has heart. NJ is a tough state to play in. I am sure you guys will keep your heads up and continue to improve. I know you have our team's respect.

Anonymous said...

3:46 funny comment. I had to read it twice to get it then I did. Quite witty

Anonymous said...

5:47 gets the idiot of the year award.

Anonymous said...

3:48. My son goes to school with some of these players. They made a change and it didn't work. It happens I guess.

Anonymous said...

I think 5:47 was pretty harsh but I have to agree kinda. Marlton has been ranting for months on here and came up short of two titles. The difference between #1 and #2 is everything. One team had the title and in the record books and the other team is forgotten. It's mean but what the reality is. I'm happy MF beat you guys so I don't have to hear about your success and tremendous accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

7:25 where was your team while Marlton was playing this weekend? Edp games? Golf? Sitting at home?

Anonymous said...

I disagree. Wish my team made it that far. I don't hear Marlton bragging.

Anonymous said...

My sons team (MF) was beating your sons team in the cup finals.

Anonymous said...

Imposter alert!!! Don't know anybody on MF dumb enough to say something like that!

Anonymous said...

OMG is it always about Marlton. Geeze find something else to do. We are all bored with hearing you guys cry. Win something already. We are all happy you guys lost both cups.

Anonymous said...

SDFC has been pretty quiet recently. I guess they are locking their wounds from their loss to Marlton

Anonymous said...

Just trolling along...

Anonymous said...

Haha Marlton had a lucky day. Let's leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

What tournaments are people playing in this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Delco. Top flight is packed!

Anonymous said...

Look out Marlboro, if the previous messages are correct you will be in trouble with these top notch teams.

Anonymous said...

The posers on this site amuse me.

Anonymous said...

Marlton you must win something first before you can brag. Just be lucky you are playing in a tough league and that you made both state finals. I will commend you for reaching both finals, but next time you at least have to win won.

Anonymous said...

If you are to bash us please learn how to spell.

Anonymous said...

3 out of top 10 teams in the country in the top flight at Delco

Anonymous said...

Marlboro has no shot.

Anonymous said...

National rankings on got soccer are a joke and very inaccurate.

Anonymous said...

Some teams are attending the Potomac Tournament!

Anonymous said...

If you are ranked #5 nationally on gotsoccer, does that is a joke? That means your team is not good? Ok maybe not the 5th best team in the country but lets say it is 5x off, so you are the 25th best team in the country.

Anonymous said...

Marlton #4 in the State, ahead of SSC,STA and Marlboro.
See rankings
www.youthsoccerrankings.us

Anonymous said...

Was the final a good match between Marlton and MFC, or one sided?

1-0 seems very close

Anonymous said...

Close in score only. MFA out shot Marlton 20+ to 5 and out cornered them 13-2. MFA also hit 5 post. Marlton keeper is exceptional (very bright future) and the kid up top is a handful if not Two. Marlton has played MFA very tough, but honestly the scores in all of the games could have been more lopsided (yes even their win). Definatley the best team we've played in NJ.

Anonymous said...

Where's the response from Marlton? Was that true?

Anonymous said...

Mr MF, and with those statistics we all know who it is, put the ball in the net. We all can say we come close.

Anonymous said...

3:35 Could not understand what you were implying!

Anonymous said...

And we all know who mr. mboro is too.

Anonymous said...

3:44, not implying anything, stating facts. Every team can say they come close, the only way to win is to put the ball in the net. To be honest, I am a bit tired of the Marlton negativity, Marlton should be proud.

Anonymous said...

Potomac is a loaded tournament, dont just look at Delco. Potomac has many excellent teams.

Anonymous said...

Potomac has a couple of good teams. Enjoy the drive!

Anonymous said...

So bitter and wrong at the same time. You must be a pleasure to be around.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Penn Fusion and MFA have crossed paths? Would love to see that game.

Anonymous said...

MF?

Anonymous said...

I checked out Potomac, looks very good to me.

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:32, you didn't come to this blog to find pleasant people, did you?

Anonymous said...

SDFC get off of Penn Fusions Mutz already. We all know who posted that dum comment about them and MF. For the record Penn Fusion always beats SDFC

Anonymous said...

Still trolling..........

Anonymous said...

Hey Marlton. You just played SSC, SDFC, and MF. All tough close games. How would you rank the 3?

Anonymous said...

MF, SDFC then SSC.

Anonymous said...

Marlton Dad here.

I would say SSC, MF and then SDFC. My reason is that SSC plays a very aggressive (in a positive way) offensive attacking game. Their strikers are very very fast and hard to contain. MF is pretty similar to SSC but plays the long ball up to to their Stryker. SDFC is balanced but becomes predictable after you play them a couple of times. All three were very good teams that offer different styles.

Good luck this weekend to all the NJ teams.

Anonymous said...

Predictable in what way?

Anonymous said...

Predictable in the sense that SDFC plays the same format and seams to stick with what works for them. A team that always plays the same format makes it easier for their opponents to try and make a counter format to win. It's not a negative thing

Anonymous said...

Marlton Dad -- your team has only played SDFC once EVER...so how do they become predictable for your team? BS post dude.

Anonymous said...

And Mr. Penn Fusion above. "Penn Fusion always beats SDFC". Really? A 5 sec search on Gotsoccer (see below) shows that Penn Fusion tied SDFC 1-1 in Disney Showcase 2013 and SDFC finished first in that bracket and went on to the finals and Penn Fusion finished last in the same bracket.

https://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/team.aspx?TeamID=98274&Page=2&History=yes&compact=

Just fact checking your incorrect post

Anonymous said...

It's impossible to direct a question at a particular team because anybody can answer. For any team it is hard to rank the top teams in the state because on any given day each can beat the other.

Anonymous said...

true

Anonymous said...

You have to look at the entire season thus far. EDP and Region 1 games, state cup games and tournaments. Not just individual games. Do that and see what you come up with.

Anonymous said...

Here's another website that is out there. Something other than GotSoccer.

http://youthsoccerrankings.us

Anonymous said...

Why do NJ teams want to go to Potamac tournament? Do you get more got soccer points for winning?

Anonymous said...

Play different teams Tired of playing the same teams over and over

Anonymous said...

It's a good question. A good team just played 3 good teams - and would be interesting to hear from them their thoughts. Who cares about rankings. Who did they think were the best. No right or wrong answer. Just an opinion from a team that has the most recent exposure to them.

And yes, people just have to jump in....

Anonymous said...

OK so what teams are on the brink or have decided to close up shop?

Anonymous said...

I hear that SDFC is on the brink of disbanding. Lots of arguing amongst the coaches and parents.

Parents are upset with how much it cost and they still don't have a championship.

Anonymous said...

What kind of radius does SDFC attract from?

Anonymous said...

That stinks SDFC was a good team to play. Arrogant management but a good NJ team.

I would say they get most of their players from north central NJ

Anonymous said...

You seriously believe this? It is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Where there is smore there is fire. Look at the old Holmdel X team. The rumors hit the street and BAM! The team was already disbanding. I beleive it.

Anonymous said...

Not a chance, go back and read your bedtime stories.

Anonymous said...

Some will leave, most will stay. There aren't too many quality teams in the area. The players are happy. Some parents aren't.

Anonymous said...

Grass is always greener on the other side. SDFC is a top program, top team, top tournaments, top coaching. You will not find that easily. No one is leaving.

Anonymous said...

I Dont doubt it, SDFC has no titles since u-13. Thats a long time for a team that considers to be one of the best teams in NJ

Anonymous said...

Seems the kool Aid is not sweet any more. Tastes like sour grapes..

Anonymous said...

SDFC cost is equivalent to other programs in Jersey considering they have a dome which allows practice sessions in winter. As far as this team is concern, you have multiple different talent. Some are academic and some are recreational status. Coaching remains simple, non aggressive conduct which at this age group becomes obsolete. Either you have a competitive group of boys or you play all because they pay. Therefore, you win some and you loose some.

Anonymous said...

ALL BS. Could there be a parent that isnt happy, sure. Show me a team where all are happy. This is all BS.

Anonymous said...

11:33 it sounds like someone hit a nerve at The SDFC camp. Like the previous post says. Where there is smoke there is fire. I hope you can keep the ship afloat longer than the X team.

Anonymous said...

Bickering, self centered parents will put an end to any team. Your kids get hurt in the end. Coach gets tired of listening to them.

Anonymous said...

Self centered how?

Anonymous said...

Thinking about your child, wanting to put him first, he deserves more playing time, the team would win more if he's kept on.

Anonymous said...

So with your definition 99.8% are the issue

Anonymous said...

It is not about self center parents nor one individual player getting more playing time . It is about consistency on the players part on the field at all time. It is not difficult to determine how teams like the academy Red Bulls , play talent and don't have to worry about paying parents. That is all. It is obvious that you will have more consistency with outcomes, wether you win or loose. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what you are trying to say.

Anonymous said...

I wonder where the SDFC players will go?

Anonymous said...

Nowhere as they aren't breaking up. Stop the insanity

Anonymous said...

Looks like all the sdfc trolling finally got a strike. Just keep throwing the chum and they will come.....

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Anonymous said...

SDFC has benefited from setting up shop in a geographic area that really does not present many other quality soccer club options--especially since IB has gone downhill. Sure, there is TSF, Stallions, Hudson, DOL--but none of these clubs ever really stay at the elite level. Now, however, CSA has moved in and I think they will increasingly attract players who previously would have simply gone to SDFC as the obvious elite club in northern NJ. It's already happening at the younger age levels.

Anonymous said...

Where is CSA located? Practice fields?

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars is in Bergen County and they don't have a u16 or u17 team so their not going there.

Anonymous said...

Because CS would not take their money and form a team.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars has done really well. They're only a few yrs old and they already have academy status, They're growing like crazy but mostly at the younger age groups..They have a Bergen County division and a Newark Division.

Anonymous said...

They have academy status because of Tab Ramos, take him away and so does the status.

Anonymous said...

Why? The deal is done.

Anonymous said...

From what I can see, USSF is only opening up U14 academy teams. I think they are trying to identify players earlier. After U14 they want the selected kids to go to the MLS academy teams (RB, Union). So they will keep those feeder academies (MF, CSA, NYSC etc) alive. Eventually PDA will have same status as the feeder academies. Just my theory...

Anonymous said...

Tab Ramos is at NJCSA. CSA has their own management, They got their foot in the door by buying NJSA but now they're a separate academy.

Anonymous said...

They are NOT an academy.

Anonymous said...

They're listed on USSDA so they are

Anonymous said...

are they listed

http://academy.demosphere.com/

Anonymous said...

Yes, under u13/14. Their club is only 4 yrs old, they'll be adding more academy teams as their players get older

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the list provided encompassed all academies. Not listed.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit isn't listed under clubs either. Don't they have a u13/14 academy team? Believe what you want. You sound pretty narrow minded and opinionated anyway

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars does have the Tab Ramos Academy (not sure why the link above doesn't show it). Capelli paid a lot for it. It was at NJ Stallions for approx 1 yr and then Capelli bought it. Younger teams are okay -- not great just yet. Biggest threat that CSA Academy (or whatever it will be called) is not to SDFC, but PDA. There are a fair number of kids north of PDA who don't want to play for RB (or don't make the cut) who play for PDA and who will opt out of the 1 hr drive south to Zarepath and play w/ CSA in NWK or wherever they set up shop in the area north of Zarepath

Anonymous said...

Just to correct 12:10 on CSA--they do have a U17 team in Newark that is made up of u17 and u16 players. And they are very good. CSA Newark at the older age groups is largely comprised of St. Benedict's players. The relationship between CSA and St. Benedict's basically makes this an academy-like environment--in that it offers true year-round very high-level soccer. I hear that there will be a U17 team next year and it will be interesting to see how they compete against the current top teams in the U16 (rising U17) group.

Anonymous said...

Academy like is not academy

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Anonymous said...

Seems like you hit a wall. End of story

Anonymous said...

4.29
How is it possible that CSA has a u14 academy team on the academy league schedule and not be academy?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like SSC is trying to prove that they're as much of an academy as CSA is.

Anonymous said...

Did MF and Marlton show up at Delco tournament with key players missing?

Anonymous said...

SSC also went down in Potomac..not just MF and Malton. 3 of the "big 6" goin down in the first games. Ouch

Anonymous said...

Add Marlboro to your list of power 6 NJ teams going down in opening games

Anonymous said...

Marlton not trolling?

Anonymous said...

When your team plays in the top flight of a top tournament against the best that Canada can bring then please let me know. Until then enjoy your empty victories over subpar teams

Anonymous said...

That should not mean you get blown away. MF, you are a top NJ team. Should do better, and how good were they? Must have been an excellent team. No disrespect to MF.

Anonymous said...

Did any NJ teams have a good showing?

Anonymous said...

Define showing I assume you mean win which shows how shallow you would be if so. A team can win 3-1 and have the lesser of play.

Anonymous said...

True. A good showing isn't defined by just a win or a loss. Tournament play is a different story altogether though. You enter with the hope to win so a positive result (good showing) would be a win, a tie, or a low scoring loss. Especially for teams playing in top 1 or 2 brackets with very good competition.

First games can set the tone for the rest of the weekend. It becomes more difficult (not impossible) for teams who lose to advance.

To go deeper shutouts, GF and GA become major factors if you don't win out?

3 goal deficits hurt. IMO any team who scraped a win or tied had a pretty good showing if they are in top 2 maybe even top 3 brackets.

Anonymous said...

MF was bragging that they will wi9n the tournament. Maybe, you spoke too soon.

Anonymous said...

Why is Marlton playing in a lower bracket at Delco? Why not the top bracket?

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me how holmdel can play without s carded coach.

Anonymous said...

Marlton got dropped out of top flight to make room for 1v1.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Howell you know you are wrong

Anonymous said...

Howell has 1 pt and Marlton 0. Not sure why Howell has to shut up.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel needs to be disqualified. No coach on the sideline after getting thrown out.

Anonymous said...

^^ your crazy. There was a coach. There wasn't a referee but there was a coach. You have no argument. Game could have been 10-0. Just stop it an be proud you only lost 3-1. That's quite an accomplishment in itself.

Move on to whatever it is your going to move on to after this tournament Howell.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh holmdel sending out secret information. Nice

Anonymous said...

SDFC, MF, Marlboro all knocked out at Delco

Anonymous said...

Very true. Great level of teams participated

Anonymous said...

SSC out of Potamac tournament

Anonymous said...

Why all the negativity. These teams are all real good. We lost to a Canadian team that was as good as I have seen from top to bottom. Beat s good Marlboro team that we were fortunate we weren't 2 down at half. Tied a good east meadow team but we completely outplayed them just didn't finish. At this level anything can happen.

Anonymous said...

What's negative about saying you're out of the tournament? If you won, you'd be shouting it from the rooftops.

Anonymous said...

Why are you following us. Envious?

Anonymous said...

No, but if you won Id be impressed

Anonymous said...

I don't think MF would say they were fortunate to not be down 2-0 even if it was true why would they say it idk just my opinion

Anonymous said...

Why not maybe it is true. They won so it is easier to be truthful maybe??

Anonymous said...

MF parent. Fortunate might be a stretch but they could have had 2 goals. We could have had one first half goal too. They collapsed we didn't

Anonymous said...

Nice showing by holmdel. All the way back power 6. Wish you were playing monday?

Anonymous said...

Way to go Holmdel! One NJ team is playing a final!

Anonymous said...

2nd tier team winning 2nd tier flight.

Anonymous said...

Marlton was in that flight and they're considered a top team.

Anonymous said...

MF parent here. Good luck Holmdel!

Anonymous said...

SSC played in the 3rd tier flight. Why hate on Holmdel calling them 2nd tier? Good on them. Good luck Holmdel.

Anonymous said...

too bad this forum can become so weak with all of the back and forth negativity. to quote the blog guidelines, "Keep the discussion informative, lively and engaging not negative"--so why not try discussing some actual issues instead of always firing petty shots at Matchfit, SSC, SDFC, Marlboro, and Marlton? how many parents on this board have sons who are talking to college coaches? what is that process like so far? who thinks that they have a son who will play at say D1 or D2? What do you all think matters in the profile of a player who wants to be recruited at a competitive college program?

Just some examples of informative and useful conversation topics.

Does anyone know of a comparable blog for NJ youth soccer that has more consistently meaningful discussion?

Anonymous said...

Talking to D1 or D2 coaches? They can't talk to you right?
And good luck holmdel

Anonymous said...

Congrats Holmdel!!!

Anonymous said...

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