Sunday, February 14, 2016

U17B - Fewer teams, better quality, look out

What can we say?

This age bracket attracts a lot of attention and several teams have very different rosters going rolling into Spring 2016.

Fewer teams, better quality, look out.

U17 Boys soccer is no joke.

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Anonymous said...

No SSC????? I guess that coach will be yelling at new kids this year.

Anonymous said...

Has EDP fixed the Holmdel mistake yet?

Anonymous said...

No way SSC in 2nd bracket

Anonymous said...

Possible explanation of parents calling looking for roster spots??

Anonymous said...

7:25, are you speaking of SSC or Holmdel parents? Although I find both would be BS statements. Who is leaving at U17, especially when they are both excellent teams.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry SSC, if there is justice you will not have to play the likes of group two.

Anonymous said...

SSC in. Holmdel out. NJ Force in. Holmdel, what did you do for that to happen? EDP got this one wrong.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel doesn't have the political connections the others have to weasel their way in.

Anonymous said...

So who "weaseled" their way in? Holmdel, I do think you should be in but only over one possible team (NJ Force). You don't think SSC is a better team then you are? At worst equal? Go dominate the 2nd group.

Anonymous said...

EDP schedules are out. Let's go coaches and get these schedules going.

Anonymous said...

Predictions for the spring? State cup runs and edp finishes? Top 5 teams?

Anonymous said...

How can anyone know at this point? Rosters are barely complete, if at all. Schedules are not out. State cup brackets are not out.

Match Fit should have the best chance, but that is just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Edp schedule is out. And my prediction for best in state should be
1. Matchfit
2. Sdfc
3. Marlton
4. Sta
5.Sje
This based on performance wise man the statecup and edp league.

Anonymous said...

You are forgetting SSC.. Last year only loss came to Matchfit in EDP and Sate cup..

Anonymous said...

Stronghold will be VERY strong once again. Not to be in the top 5 is a farce. Marlton in the top 5? Good team, yes, top 5, no. Same with SJEB, they have scoring issues.

Anonymous said...

Didnt these teams lose some players. Some gained some players. Some moved from team to team, right. No one really knows what team will be what, not yet.

Anonymous said...

When is the deadline to card a player for the spring? What are the rules about changing teams? How do you find phone numbers for team coaches? I'm trying to find another team for my son. I haven't told my sons team yet but hope to make a transition before spring season. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Most of the teams use US Club cards so changing teams is very easily done. Are you suggesting that you have not paid for the spring yet? Has your son been carded to his team yet? That will impact his availability. Look at the teams websites that you are interested in and send an email to the coach.

Anonymous said...

7:55 Why is your son looking? What are you looking for out of his next team that his current team does not offer? What area of the state? If you can give this information, I do think that people can offer suggestions and contacts.

Anonymous said...

EDP League has to go away. After appealing members of this organization do not reply to emails. They establish a relegation and promotion league but then they move up teams that stay next to last and also bring new teams in to upper divisions without competing in edp. Shameful.... Wake up, it's not all about money... respect coaches and players. Some of these league administrators have NO soccer experience.

Anonymous said...

Example??????

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the Manhattan KOC is going to happen this year? Normally they have a very updated website with applied teams and are ahead of the curve with information. This year they have no information.

Anonymous said...

So what. Who cares. You talk about this like it is the EPL. Its a kids league - they all grow out of it. Big deal.

Anonymous said...

What is the next tournament some of these teams will be playing in? Anything in February?

Anonymous said...

ironbound navigators is a u16 team got placed on 2nd division north without competing in a u17 age level , ironbound milan stayed next to last in last year's division got moved up njcsa never played edp at this age got placed higher...why?

Anonymous said...

Because Ironbound club pays a lot of money to EDP so EDP listens to them. Money talks

Anonymous said...

This makes me realize how phony the got soccer pt. system can be. New teams go into high flights in EDP where they can quickly collect pts. EDP gives out extra pts. for defeating higher ranked teams. At the end of the season, a team can come in 6th out of 8 teams and still get loads of pts.

Anonymous said...

Really. Please give an example

Anonymous said...

Ironbound pays a lot of money to EDP? How would you say that they pay as much or more then any other club? I would say they pay less.

Anonymous said...

edp lost the all the respect from most clubs of running a true league. This season everything changed when league has been up for a few seasons. Top teams move up bottom teams go down. How simple is that....Stick to tournaments and leave the league format.
This is not a religion it's a sport, stop asking in your application if" you're all in" as part of your system clubs get rewarded for being "all in". Clubs should start to look into their local, area leagues and participate in club driven tournaments. support each other not a multi million dollar business.

Anonymous said...

Stop your crying. Unless you can prove you should have been moved up then it means nothing.

Anonymous said...

Yes Manhattan is on but at a much smaller level. The details will be out within the next 5-7 days

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to beat a dead horse but how the hell did Holmdel not get into the first division of EDP. They have at least 8 players on the team that will play in college. Top keeper, great forward and mids and a great defender or two. EDP really let these players down.

Anonymous said...

Which team in 1st division central would you remove in order to put Holmdel into that division (assuming you don't want them traveling too much by being put into the north or south 1st divisions)? I think with the possible exception of NJ Force and Marlboro (just based on recent form over the past year) the rest belong there?

Anonymous said...

I actually think they all belong in the first division with maybe the exception of NJ Force. Marlboro did not have a good record last year but at least it was in the first division. NJ Force will have a tough time moving up in class. Holmdel cant complain too much about Marlboro, they lost to them in their only appearance. The difference between the first and second divisions is large, why not just add Holmdel to the first group where they belong. They are by far the best team in the second group.

Anonymous said...

Teams don't want to play that many matches.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel can schedule cross over games with first flight teams.

Anonymous said...

Tell me which team will. NO time to do it. Champions league, EDP, tournaments, ID camps, State Cups = no time.

Anonymous said...

No harm in asking but I guess you know everything!

Anonymous said...

What part of that said not to ask? I said, "tell me which team will".
I gave reasons why they will not. I did not say not to try. Reading comprehension is a problem for you I see.

Anonymous said...

Being civil is a problem for you !

Anonymous said...

I was very civil until you acted like an ass and stated that I know everything. That was civil? Just stop now, you have shown your true colors and ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Manhattan applied teams list is posted. Seems to be a good group at the U17 age.

Anonymous said...

Might be a "good group", but if you dont know who you are playing, does it matter?

Anonymous said...

Most top NJ teams are playing Manhattan...missing in action are Matchfit, Holmdel, NJ Force....where are they playing?

Anonymous said...

Top teams?! Aside from academy New Jerseys top teams are SDFC and Match Fit. Huge drop off from those two teams. End of story.

Anonymous said...

Yes Matchfit and SDFC are stron teams but give some other teams in NJ credit... it's less of a "huge drop off" from those two teams than you may think.

In my opinion there are 8 "CLUB" teams that can beat each other on given days...some have a better chance of doing so than others of course but how is that not competitive or discussion worthy?

Of course none of these puny club teams could ever even think of being competitive with academy teams in a million billion years!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Does your team ever play a friendly against a academy team? You might be surprised at what you see.

Anonymous said...

The MLS Academy teams are clearly better than the best club teams. The other Academy teams could be beaten by the top club teams on any given day. That's the reality. No question that the top teams can compete with PDA and NJSA. Million, billion is as silly as it sounds.

Anonymous said...

Red Bulls yes. Phil Union, I don't know. There are some playing for Phil Union now that are not that good. Maybe they don't play, maybe there are multiple teams, but they travel almost 2 hours to get there and it makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

Marlton, SJEB, SSC Can beat both of those teams and have. End of story

Anonymous said...

Can beat both teams? Meaning who?

Anonymous said...

I think they mean MF and SDFC, both of which have been beaten by other teams in NJ other than SSC, Marlton and SJB. How about STA and Marlboro. So basically any of these teams can win on any given day but MF, SDFC, and SSC are a slight step ahead.

Anonymous said...

Club teams can argue forever about defeating academy teams but since the teams play in different leagues and nobody will ever know for sure.

Anonymous said...

Add Holmdel and we got 8 top teams in NJ with 2 teams slightly ahead of the pack. All the while each of these teams are highly competitive with one another. forget about academy because that is a different league and talk club top teams. Which tournament is MF playing in 2 weeks?

Anonymous said...

Holmdel 100% in the conversation. They have some very good players but not great depth.

Anonymous said...

Next tournament for MF is Jeff Cup.

Anonymous said...

On any given day. Blah, blah, blah! Are there any teams in NJ that can even think about winning a national championship besides Match Fit and SDFC? Answer, no chance! These teams are very consistent in their approach and play. They play the top teams in the country on a consistent basis. How many other teams can say the same? You talk about competing against the academy teams. Other than MF and SDFC, no other team in NJ could even compete with the nations top club teams.

Anonymous said...

How do you explain the fact that SDFC didn't have good results at the Disney Showcase. I don't see them dominating on the national stage.

Anonymous said...

MF is the best in NJ right now, end of story. No one can compete with them currently.

Anonymous said...

Does MF feel their matches are competitive? If so, other teams can compete with you. Get off your high horse. Do you blow all your competition away? I don't see it. Youre a very good team, thats all.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit has first game vs Penn Fusion at Jeff cup. Thats an intriguing match up

Holmdel has Batlimore Celtic at Annandale. Equally intriguing match up

Anonymous said...

holmdel is going to learn the hard way they're not nearly as good as they think they are. Celtic are national champs for good reason.

Anonymous said...

So by that reasoning, if Holmdel loses to the National Champions, they are no good?

Anonymous said...

U17 is the year where those teams normally ranked 12-20 make their moves to the elite level. Generally speaking those teams had good players, just not enough. At this age teams break up and the better players from those teams are now spread around.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Manhattan tournament might actually happen this year. Someone please wake up the scheduler for the tournament, he needs to actually put one together.

Anonymous said...

lets not forget SSC is the only team with a national championship, and 3 state titles

Anonymous said...

A bogus National Championship where you can bring players that are not on your team. Let us not forget that either. 3 state titles is impressive.

Anonymous said...

SSC has A national championship, they don't have THE national championship.

Anonymous said...

Fact. If you are a top ten NJ team, you lost to SSC!!!

Anonymous said...

Check your facts, son.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 4 years ago playing SSC was frightening...definitely not anymore...sorry bud

Anonymous said...

Big ups to MF beating Loudoun. That's a marquee win. Well done guys.

Anonymous said...

What has changed with Stronghold that people think they are not as good as they were. Did they lose players or did they gain players? They brought back a few that played for RB and added more very good players. What logic are you using?

Anonymous said...

Not saying they aren't an excellent team but SSC is in the 3rd flight at the Jefferson Cup behind MF and STA. That says something about the quality of the team.

Anonymous said...

Does it? Or does it say something about the quality of the team last season? Rankings do not take into consideration injuries, key additions etc.

Anonymous said...

If the Stronghold coach felt his team should be flighted higher, wouldn't he have requested that and provided the reasoning?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he did. Maybe they didnt care. How does that change the fact that there are different players on the team.

Anonymous said...

Get better results this year and then make a case about how strong stronghold is....everyone had injuries last year. Everyone had a player added or dropped. Get a grip on reality.

Anonymous said...

Your season last year was mediocre at best

Anonymous said...

Why would anybody leave the Red Bulls to play on a team that is in the 3rd flight of anything?

Anonymous said...

because they are the best team in NJ

Anonymous said...

I want my sons team to be mediocre like SSC. Looking at Edp and Us club state cup. They beat SDFC,Marlboro,STa,Marlton, NJ force. Looks like they beat the best teams in NJ.. With the exception of Matchfit.. Good luck to all teams this year..

Anonymous said...

SSC is the best team in NJ? Something tells me that those players weren't invited back to Redbulls. Why would anyone give up free soccer to go back to pay to play?

Anonymous said...

Who cares about who is the best team? It's all about college exposure at this age. Lots of kids being actively recruited right now. Time for arguing about who is best is over.

Anonymous said...

"It's all about college exposure at this age"
Go back to this blog at U13/U14.......same thing said.

Anonymous said...

Except it's true now.

Anonymous said...

7:44

So enlighten us on who is actively being recruited. Are these colleges DI or DIII?

Anonymous said...

1:53, what would it matter if it was Division 1,2 or 3? If you are a junior in HS and not being recruited by anyone at this point I would think that you are behind a lot of others. It does not have to be UNC or Syracuse to count as being recruited. You could simply have been contacted by a coach who saw you play at a tournament, you send your highlight video and they decide that they would like to speak to you.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit had kids commit to Syracuse and Rutgers last week. SDFC has an Indiana commit. They are TOP D1 programs.

Anonymous said...

Good for them! This is where the rippling will begin and the pyramids get tighter for college coaches.

Anonymous said...

Marlton, sjeb, Marlboro, ssc... Any division 1 players?

Anonymous said...

yes

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all NJ teams playing in tournaments this weekend

Anonymous said...

So let me see if I have this right. SDFC has one player committed to a D1 school and now all the other teams are crap?

Anonymous said...

No 9:06 you have it all wrong. There are D1 level players on all of the top teams. Some have more than others, but most of these kids can play college soccer. Whether it's D1,2 or 3. The big question is how much or how long they will play? Did your child put everything have into the last 10 years to get to this point? Would it be worth it to say, I'm playing D1 soccer and not play much? Most of these potential college soccer players have never had to sit the bench. Why would you want to start now? Make sure your kid loves the SCHOOL, not the soccer, not the coach, not the logo on the sweater. There are so many factors out of your child's control that could change the soccer experience at the flip of a switch. Good luck to all!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice post and very true. Many D3 schools are a much better match for most on so many levels including the fact that the top D3 schools will beat the mid to bottom D1 schools. You might be surprised. D2? Go ahead, play for Georgian Court and be bored out of your college life.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel surprised a lot of people with their results at Annandale this weekend. 3 wins in the top flight! Congratulations! You've proved to everyone that you deserve to be in the top flight of EDP.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel never doubted Holmdel. Keep sleeping

Anonymous said...

How many different tournaments were there this past weekend? I see Holmdel did well, did others play too. Where was it played?

Anonymous said...

The manhattan tournament. Marlboro won their flight with 3 wins.

Anonymous said...

Manhattan NJ results (different flights)

Marlboro 3-0
SSC 2-1
SDFC 2-1
Marlton 1-2
SJB 0-3
TSF 1-1-1

Anonymous said...

Top 5

1 Matchfit
2 SDFC
3 Sounders
4 SSC
5 Marlton

Anonymous said...

Why all the Marlton love? Good team, yes, but what have they done lately to deserve a top 5 ranking?

Anonymous said...

Thought for sure no other teams in the state could compete with the top teams in the country besides MF and SDFC.....and then Holmdel takes down the national champs....any of the intelligent soccer minds on this blog have a good explanation for that?

Anonymous said...

I don't claim to be an intelligent soccer mind, but I think I have an explanation. Taking nothing away from Holmdel. This is not the same Celtic team that won the National Championship. There are a least 5 players that have all committed to D1 schools that are no longer with the team. Last years Celtic team was on the older side. They had somewhere between 6-8 juniors on the team. Those kids are all seniors now and have moved on for one reason or another. That said it's very hard to win 3 games in one weekend. So congrats to the Sounders boys!!

Anonymous said...

So they lost between 11-13 kids from last years team? Or am I reading that wrong? And how do you know they lost all those players for sure?

Anonymous said...

He said they lost at least 5 kids.

Anonymous said...

All of their top players went to the DC United Academy except for one. They are all starting there too by the way. But take nothing away from the Sounders. That Celtic team is still one of the best in the country. Still putting it together though.

Anonymous said...

Always an excuse. Always.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how celtic got invited to Nationals since they lost at regionals?

Anonymous said...

Top 4 National League teams qualify for Nationals. Top 2 at each Regional tournament (NCS State Champs Tournament) also qualify. That will put you in Frisco, Texas in July for the National Championship. At this point, Loudoun (VA), Solar Chelsea (TX) and Baltimore Celtic have already qualified due to National League. Kudos to Holmdel for a nice win, but Celtic have punched their ticket already. We'll see where everybody else is in July...

Anonymous said...

Loudoun had already qualified for the national tournament before regional tournament so they took 2nd place team.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Holmdel calm down. You only beat a team that qualified for Nationals, it isnt like you took down Marlton or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Why everyone hating on Marlton?

Anonymous said...

So the national tournament that Celtic qualified. Is basically a pay and play tournament also..no different than the us club nationals..So you can win your state cup and then loose at regionals and still have a spot at the national tournament..very similar to Us club.. You can loose your state cup but then signup for regionals and win regionals and you have a spot at Nationals.. I have seen on this blog criticism on the us club nationals.. But most high end teams compete under is club cards at tournaments etc...the other system is outdated and will eventually be replaced... Or they will change their ways to try to survive or compete with Us club..

Anonymous said...

Not exactly 5:15, to get to the real regionals you have to win your state cup. If you lose in the regional final to a team that is already qualified for nationals they take the runner up. That's it, no guests allowed either. Nothing like US Club.

Anonymous said...

Nothing at all like US Club. The 4 National League spots are the result of the top 32 teams playing in league that is of the highest caliber. Otherwise, 2 teams from each region. Look at the list of teams that played in US Club nationals last year... Most were bounced from their state cups in quarters or earlier. Can't even get to your states semis in USYS, but top bracket at US Club Nationsls??? Last year, 97 of the top teams in the country applied to get into the national league. US club regionals and nationals take EVERYONE that is half decent and the tournaments are a money grab.

Anonymous said...

academy teams are not invited to either nationals.. then both are a joke.. if academy is the highest level why are they not invited?

Anonymous said...

Academy teams choose to play in their own league. It' s not about being invited. You have to play in the league and win or win a State cup to qualify for regionals and Nationals.

Anonymous said...

I see SJEB advanced against Matchfit in the EDP cup. Was that due to a forfeit or was the game played?

Anonymous said...

There would be no reason to forfeit in the EDP Cup. You can play anytime you want too.

Anonymous said...

Game was played. Sjeb played a great game.

Anonymous said...

Played on grass I bet.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Congrats to SJEB. Must have played well.

Anonymous said...

MF is not the end all be all. They are good but beatable. Many teams in NJ want to knock them off their high horse and many teams believe they can...

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing MF live so I can form my own opinion on if they got better stayed the same or slid a bit.

Anonymous said...

Please do tell us your observations. We all await your opinion.

Anonymous said...

You're a funny guy... or girl.

Anonymous said...

MF is playing in the Jefferson Cup this weekend and a lot of people are interested in their results.

Anonymous said...

Yes and no matter what people say......all press is good press. GL MatchFit

Anonymous said...

Did they win?

Anonymous said...

Did they win?! If you consider there were 40 plus college coaches watching their game. Id say they won regardless of the game result. 1-1 tie, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with Rutgers Newark and Camden

Anonymous said...

Marlboro got a good win.

How did Morris and Stronghold fare?

Anonymous said...

SJB win again.

Anonymous said...

SSC won 3-0

Anonymous said...

Nice. Good job SSC

Anonymous said...

6:44? SJB win again?! Didn't they just lose all 3 games at the Manhattan tournament?

Anonymous said...

SJB WINS AGAIN

Anonymous said...

4th tier group you guys. Your beating average teams at best. Congrats

Anonymous said...

4th tier at Jeff cup is very good comp. best of
Luck with your Edp flight 2

Anonymous said...

Yes. Best of luck to the teams in edp 2. we may see some of them in states but that's it. 4th tier is not very good. Just look at the competition and you see it

Anonymous said...

So MF can't beat SJB but because they are in the top flight we need to diminish SJB

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Match Fit can't beat SJB! Anybody with any soccer sense would be able to figure out that SJB beating MF was a fluke. MF had the ball for 80% of the game. Just look at the results before and after that game for both teams. SJB played really hard and well that game, Let's be realistic. Saying MF can't beat SJB is just a dumb statement. You deserve to be hated on because of it.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, Harvard, Villanova, Lehigh, Lafayette, UPenn, Army, Navy, Colgate, Hobart, Holy Cross, Bucknell and many others. They were all there. Not Rutgers Camden. You have no clue...

Anonymous said...

You have no clue. They were there to see MANYteams and players not just you

Anonymous said...

Could you point out where I said they were there just to see our team?

Anonymous said...

Matchfit, TSF, Marlboro and SJB all had good weekends at Jeff cup.

Anonymous said...

STA finished 1-1-1 in the second flight, I think that's pretty good.
SSC finished 1-0-2 in the third flight. Good but not great. FC Copa finished last with 13 goals against. Don't waste your time and money!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't spend too much time on the brackets. Yes, the top bracket vs the last bracket is a big difference but the mid level brackets are all interchangeable. Copa is not a good team and the problem here is that they were even accepted, that is the issue here. SSC should have done better in their group, I think even they would admit to that. STA has been playing very well for some time now and Marlboro or NJCSA what ever they are has been posting good scores also. TSF? I have not seen them play but looks like they have improved based on results.

Anonymous said...

577 points Marlboro earned as champions as the 4th bracket of Jeff Cup. Don't tell me flights and brackets don't matter. 577 measly points tells me Brackets do matter.

Anonymous said...

According to your post, points matter. Do you understand points and how they are awarded? Marlboro was a higher ranked team in their bracket and as such would have a difficult time earning points. Let's get real, the points are nice but these players are playing for their future colleges at this time.

Anonymous said...

Then they got flighted wrongly. They should have been in a higher bracket.

Points are recognition for years of hard work. I'm not from Marlboro and cannot speak on behalf of Marlboro but they are a good side. State champs not too long ago and I believe they may feel a little disgruntled by the amount of points(national/regional recognition) rewarded for their hard work.

Anonymous said...

Seemed strange that those points would be handed out so I looked at the schedule of Marlboro. They played 2 teams that were state semi finalists, the schedule itself seemed fairly strong. Nothing any team could do about it. Just go out and win the matches you are given.

Anonymous said...

SJB, same bracket, didnt come in first, and got more points. Anyone????

Anonymous said...

Points awarded take into account how many points you had at the start of the tournament. 20% of your points total are subtracted from the points available for your finishing position. That is so teams with lots of points (and supposedly better) don't get any points for playing in tournaments or brackets with teams with lower point totals.
If the flight is only worth 1000 points, and you start the tournament with 4500 points - 20% of your total (900) would be deducted from the 1000 points should you win - so you would only get 100 points. So once you get to a certain points level - you have to play in the big tournaments/brackets with the high flight point values - otherwise you never really accrue more points.

Anonymous said...

ok. SJB has more points in this case, yet were awarded more points.

Anonymous said...

At the start of the Jeff Cup, Marlboro had more pts. because they had just won their flight at the Manhattan tourn. They probably should've been flighted higher at the Jeff Cup but the schedule was already done.
The amt. of pts. they could be awarded was limited and SJ Barons ended up with more total pts.

Anonymous said...

2:48, that is not correct. SJ Barons have been ahead of Marlboro on points. Both SJ Barons and Marlboro should have been flighted higher but that doesn't answer the question.

Anonymous said...

It likely has to do with Marlboro winning at Manhattan but your right, it doesn't seem fair.

Anonymous said...

3:02 Flighted higher?! Why? What has either of those teams done recently to deserve to be flighted higher? Marlboro won flight 10 in Disney and flight 3 in Manhattan. I mean really, that's one flight above u16. And the Barons? They lost all 3 games the weekend before against okay competition. Jeff Cup is a top tournament. They both were flighted right where they belong.

Anonymous said...

They both went undefeated By that alone they were flighted wrong

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter, I am sure there tons of college coaches watching their games. Right?

Anonymous said...

At Jeff cup. Yes

Anonymous said...

MF take down Loudon and Celtic. No big deal because it was expected.

Anonymous said...

Yes we did expect it. Don't you expect to win when you play. You go in thinking you will lose?

joe said...

you guys realize college coaches dont gaf about got soccer rankings or points so your arguments are pointless!!!

Anonymous said...

Rankings matter to the coaches that came to the game yesterday. When 2 top 5 teams play against each other they seem to care.

Anonymous said...

Yes. That is why MF is the place to be

sean said...

I'm sure your players who sit on the bench don't think that, or do they? Is everyone on MF a D1 player just because the team has a high ranking? College coaches want good players, they don't care about the team.

Anonymous said...

Ummm all play. Our bench is stronger than your starters I would think.

Anonymous said...

Holmdel again. 2nd flight=joke

Anonymous said...

So MF did you use your bench players in your loss to FSA? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

Some bench, some staters and some didn't make the trip. The reality is that some games are more important than others. The games that are most important are being won.

Anonymous said...

I actually agree with your opinion 4:44. However you do remember this post right "Ummm all play. Our bench is stronger than your starters I would think."
So which is it? Do all players play? Is your bench stronger than other teams starters? I would guess not.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you and think that comment was over the top. For the most part if a kid is on the roster he plays meaningful minutes. The starting lineup changes quite a bit from game to game. There are lots of good teams in the state but they are not as deep as MF.

Anonymous said...

players 12-18 are #12-18 for a reason. I'm sure that a few of the bench players on top teams are pretty damn good and could easily start games and contribute to consistently winning games.. Then I think that a few of them are capable of giving you 30 minutes and working hard but not consistently accomplishing much versus good teams other than giving some guys a breather.

The record states that since the beginning of this new year MF is 4W-2T-2L which is not great for a team boasting about how the bench players are stronger than most teams starters. (Granted they have got wins vs Loudon, Celtic and tied Penn Fusion which many teams would really struggle to do)

Anonymous said...

MF is playing a schedule that others would lose 4-1 every match. You cant compare records.

Anonymous said...

7-3-2 if you count Disney. 9-3-2 if you count Mainline Friendlies ( college coaches were all over so teams were playing very hard). Check out how many of the teams they have played that are ranked #1 in their state.

Anonymous said...

What an emotional response "others would lose 4-1 every match."

You can't possibly know or believe that especially when you've lost games recently.

SDFC Could beat those teams.

Holmdel took down Celtic as well.

Marlboro is like 8-0 to start the year.

SJB beat MF.

SSC could hang with those teams.

Marlton as well would be more respectable than 4-1 every game.

All teams are closer to you than you might like.

Anonymous said...

Point being, no one is playing the caliber teams that MF is. Records can not be compared.

Anonymous said...

SJB beat MF... Let's not pretend that game was a real soccer game. A Weds night down by Atlantic City in 34 degree weather with 20-25mph winds. That's why we generally don't play soccer outdoors in the dead of winter. They scored 2 mins. in on a corner and backed up the bus. They did what they had to do to win. We play them again, If they beat us then I will acknowledge the win and congratulate them.

Anonymous said...

You dont acknowledge that win? MF elitist!!!!!! You must be great on the sidelines.

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Anonymous said...

To not count a result though? That is not debatable.............they lost. But that is nothing new with MF, when they lose they have an excuse.

Anonymous said...

Some of these comments are so immature that I feel they're coming from the players. If they're from adults, that's a shame.

Anonymous said...

Only games that are won are real soccer games. If I'm losing I'm gonna take my ball and run home to make sure no one else can play...boohoo boohoo

Anonymous said...

MF parent. Stop, stop now please. I do think that most do consider your team to be the favorite in all matches against other NJ teams. You recruit well, train well, and play well. You do not need to come on here with excuses, please lose and win with equal grace.

Anonymous said...

Only about 2 percent of high school athletes win sports scholarships every year at NCAA colleges and universities. Yes, the odds are that dismal. For those who do snag one, the average scholarship is less than $11,000. (And remember... Soccer *isn't* a money sport! (Only Football & Basketball.) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/8-things-you-should-know-about-sports-scholarships

Anonymous said...

Yet almost everyone you know tells you how their child has a scholarship. People confuse the listed price of tuition and the actual cost of tuition as a scholarship all the time.

Anonymous said...

STA awarded over 3000 points as the best team in a subpar top group at the EDP Easter spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Good for them

Anonymous said...

Any Edp games this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Marlton vs. Sdfc

Anonymous said...

That's a big one Where will it be played?

Anonymous said...

1 MatchFit
2 SDFC
3 Morris
4 Holmdel
5 Marlton
6 TSF
7 South Jersey
8 Stronghold
9 Marlboro
10 Ironbound

gotsoccer ranking order.....throw it out the window....

Which team do you least want to play in the state tournament?

Anonymous said...

1.matchfit
2.sdfc
3.marlton
4.morris
5.sjeb
6.holmdel
7.ssc

How the rankings should be, toughest out in state cup.

Anonymous said...

2-0 Marlton over Sdfc

Anonymous said...

I thought matchfit and sdfc were on a different level from the rest? I guess not? Explain game whoever was there?

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