6:45 - One of the JU players went to GFP.
Did PDA start a D team with all the JU players then?!
What happened to JU? Why did they fold?
They (Spartans) didn't show up at MSSL Summer College Showcase this past weekend. Screwed up teams that arrived to play them and the college coaches that came to watch players from both teams.
JU forfeited after the first game in the U15 division also.
It took longer than i thought but it finally looks like that organization is falling apart.
Anybody else watch the U16s National Championship between YMS Xplosion and JFC? I'm curious to hear the feedback from the soccer minds on here.JFC beat YMS 3-0 and the game was not even that close. (YMS got a red card after the 2nd goal, but the game was over by then anyways)I wouldn't go as far to say that JFC put on a clinic because YMS has a couple good players, but JFC dominated every facet of the game from start to finish. Their passing, movement, and creativity was of a high level and not surprising that they consistently beat a disorganized back 4 for YMS. One bright spot for YMS was a MF player that appeared to be head & shoulders above her teammates technically, athletically and with fitness. You could argue that she may have been the best player for either team as well for most of the game.One surprising thing was that in a National Final, the YMS coaches did not change their tactics once it became obvious to anyone watching that they were consistently getting broken down by JFC. Maybe I missed it on the video feed. JFC was relentless and it was only a matter of time before they netted a couple of their opportunities. Counting the number of quality chances both teams created, JFC could have easily won 5-1 on the day.Congrats to JFC on winning back to back championships, not an easy task.
YMS Xplosion are now officially the Buffalo Bills of girls soccer.
Even if JU as an organization does not fold completely, the club should be banned (All ages) for at least 3 years from participating in any tournament or showcase for what they did in the U15 and U16 girls groups. Not sure if they did the same in others.It was unfair not to inform the tournaments much earlier that they would not be fielding teams, especially when college coaches were potentially coming to the games. Not only did they did their own players get screwed, they screwed players on the other teams and wasted potential college coaches time.I find it hard to believe that they could speak to their players a week or two in advance to get an idea that they were in trouble with players to give the tournament a chance to replace them.
I agree 11:37. Not sure how far ahead they told the other U16 teams, but in the U15 age group, JU still hadn't officially forfeited the whole tournament. The first team they were to play Sunday morning actually checked out of their hotel early to get to the field to play and were warmed up and waiting on the bench when they found out JU wasn't coming.They did the same thing to the second team they were supposed to play on Saturday. All the JU girls were in their cars on the way home after losing their first game while the team they were to play second waited around after their first game until the game was officially called before the start.Inconsiderate to all the players, families and team/college coaches to say the least.
I don't know how anyone could try and bash YMS? They have made it to the national finals for the last three years without a big roster(14-15)field players. This is amazing in today's day and age when they compete with all the large clubs around the country. Whomever posted this nonsense really does not understand the game and that they actually develop players which is a lost trait in youth soccer today or someone who is just jealous.
My daughter has played with and against YMS players since she was 11. Much credit goes to the team. However, I was shocked when I saw them play Blues last month. Not the same team. Perhaps they were missing some players. I know a few have left for ECNL teams, but not many. The MF you are referring to is National ODP and is committed to Harvard. The only other player that stood out was a very fast winger. Although they may not be as strong as they once were, still a great team.
If you really watched YMS play Blues you might have noticed the girls laughing and having fun on the field. That game was used as practice for Nationals. YMS declined going to Indiana for Nationals. Have you ever watched YMS beat O'Reilly? 3 times. If YMS played at 50% they would have killed Blues.
I did not see any laughing but it certainly looked like they were playing at 50%. So thank you for clearing that up. I knew something was not right.
@ 5:08, YMS used the mid-Atlantic regionals as a practice for regionals ... OK.... But then proceeds to play at 50%? Really, that makes sense to you? How is that preparing? Come on you can't be that dumb, after all you managed to turn your PC on. Besides, they destroyed JU in that event, I assume playing at 50% as well?
Moral of the story, next time take your practice games seriously and play at 100% to be ready for Nationals!
Long time reader, first time poster.@1:50pm - Bashing YMS? Seems like you are referring to the cliff notes version someone posted about the Finals at Nationals between JFC and YMS. Haven't watched the match and doesn't seem like anyone is bashing YMS on here, but rather sharing insights to a game.Yes I agree with you, what they have been able to accomplish with a smaller roster is not common. With the DOC as their Head Coach I'm sure it doesn't hurt either that the team probably receives preferential treatment with training times, allocated practice space and access to resources. They only have 1 Premier team, so why wouldn't they put all their support behind this team? Anything less than making it back to the Finals probably would be considered a failure. Making it to the National Finals, 3 years in a row is not on accident and I applaud YMS on accomplishing that. Although they didn't win State Cup, Regionals or Nationals, they are still back in the National League which everyone should consider a success.
Imagine if they could win something!!!!
Well, JFC is in the ECNL now, so won't have to worry about them.
Anybody know anything about the Match Fit North NPL Team ? Quality etc.?
I wouldn't ask that question on here... do the research yourself. You are only going to get negetaitve feedback from opposing clubs and teams. There are two NPL North teams. One plays in the NY league and the other in the Northeast NPL. The Northeast team appears to be pretty solid... raising in the ranks quite a bit. They have a strong coach.
Neither are top 15 in the State. The NE NPL team is better than the NY NPL team but the NE one plays very direct soccer.
NJSA appears to have taken over the Linden Diamonds and another team, plus Sting... 3 u17 teams. I'm surprised they would be so agressive at this age.
Never too late to earn a buck. The ultimate driving force in youth soccer. Cynical .... Yes. True .... Largely. And now Linden and the other team have a found letter acronym to pretend to their team name hoping to look more credible to college coaches.
What's going to happen in the Fall to the U17 girls that are late 1998 birthday and current Juniors? Who will they play for with the birth date changes going into affect? How many U19/20 good club teams will be available? My daughter will be a senior without a team. Even if she commits to a college this year, who will she train with and play tournaments with and how many college coaches come to see U20 games?! I feel like she has been cheated out of a year of recruiting, as she will have a very hard time being seen her senior year. For the kids looking to play D3, Senior year is where the final commitments are made. We are so upset about this change and don't understand why the oldest teams were not grandfathered in for the upcoming year.
The age group changes will affect the ECNL, as well. I counted 7 or 8 players on the PDA O'Reilly team that are late 1998 birthdays but 2017 grads. They will not be able to play on an U18 ECNL team next year, their senior year of high school. What is the plan for these kids? The ECNL national championship finalist, Star Mass ECNL has 11 girls under this scenario. Surely, the ECNL has a plan to address this?!
I don't think that's technically true 5:11am. Right now in the 2015-16 year everyone is U17 and i doubt any club will be making the changeover to birth year mid season like US Soccer has proposed (ludicrous idea by the way). The switch technically begins Jan 1 2016 but most teams in NJ will put it into effect by Sep 2016. Looking at the link below that means that everyone in a team formed in 2016 should be in U18? Or do the age groups switch over every single year on Jan 1st? So Dec 31st teams are playing U17 and Jan 1st all tournaments etc. get switched to U18? Despite all the information for it online it's still not entirely clear to me!http://usclubsoccer.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/USSF-calendar-year-competition-age-chart-2016-18.png
This is the US Club Soccer link with the exact wording of the changes to come:http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/changes_coming_to_youth_soccer_in_2016/If you scroll down to Calendar Year, you will see it says "Effective August 2017, the grouping of players will also change nationwide, with encouraged adoption of best practices in August of 2016. U.S. Soccer will go back to calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs."Encouraged adoption by Aug 2016 but EFFECTIVE August 2017.
I really think the high school aged girls will play up for a few years. The colleges will be aware of the changes and will come to the u19 games.
Wow ! some good tournaments in Bethesda and here locally w EDP Cup. Any input? STA Morris, What happen? FC Copa, Cmon man ?just saying
EDP had some really good teams, very competitive weekend. Copa was a semi-finalist!
A semifinalist along with the rest of the group!
semi means fourth right? TBAA had a nice run until it plays teams better then them. Tough Bethesda tourney and now last in their bracket at EDP Cup. STA Morris had a very difficult two weeks as well. Getting cold around here. burr...
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