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Friday, May 27, 2016

U17B - Is College Soccer in Your Future?

Players are sticking with youth soccer club and academy teams as they look forward to collegiate play in the fall of 2018.

Buckle up for an exciting ride.

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Anonymous said...

Haven't seen CSA yet. Their results from last fall aren't great and they haven't really played a top team so far this spring.

But if the claim that they are effectively the St. Benedict's HS team are true then a lot of us may be in for a surprise.

Anonymous said...

who does this CSA team play next

Anonymous said...

Csa play tsf next round in state cup.

Anonymous said...

They are a completely team from last year and they look very promising for this season. With key players from DoL, east Brunswick and some other recruits making their transfer to St. Benedicts the team shows much chemistry and can knock the ball around and break down teams. Their game vs TSF will be a great matchup and it will be hard to predict a winner

Anonymous said...

How many St. Benedict's students play soccer? Every CSA Newark team of high school players are all students there? That's probably about 100 players.

Anonymous said...

They are a relatively small HS, about 550 students.

Anonymous said...

I believe every team in St Benedict's (Frosh, JV, Varsity) has about 30 players each. A lot of players paying all that money, so their kid can sit on the bench!!!

Anonymous said...

So I guess u16 is their JV team.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany just beat sdfc 5-1

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the game start at 6:30? Nice try Parsippany boys!

Anonymous said...

Tsf just scrimmaged gotschee and won 3-2 in a close game. While I don't agree that tsf is the BEST team in the state, they have to be in the top 2.

Anonymous said...

Why are we supposed to believe the score of scrimmages? Especially after some TSF kids just popped on here and talked trash. Obviously you are a TSF-associated person, trying to talk yourself into believing that you're good.

Anonymous said...

Honestly enough with the tsf jealousy. If you want to be on this team, try out and see if you can get on but don't be rude and jealous because we're the best team in the state.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha... enough with this TSF talk. That last comment got a good little chuckle out of me. Results will show how good they are, and if they do well, I'll by all means call them a top-2 team in the state. Parsimony vs SDFC over by now, any news on how it went?

Anonymous said...

*Parsippany i meant

Anonymous said...

Parsippany 1-0 sdfc

Anonymous said...

Where did the match Fit blue team come from?

Anonymous said...

parsippany dispose of SDFC quite confidently.
"Sdfc is actually a very good team and should beat parsippany easily."
-march 29, 2016

Anonymous said...

not the greatest game (parsippany vs sdfc). parsippany undoubtably the better side and sdfc gave absolutely no threats besides some throwins, but both teams ended up stooping down to the level of classlessness of the parents. I must say, I've been to a lot of youth soccer games and the sdfc parents were absolutely appalling and I am glad my son will not be playing them in future rounds of NJ Cup. obviously, the parsippany parents stabbed back, which was hard to blame, but the expression of frustration coming from sdfc ruined their entire game. they seemed to have no game plan whatsoever and completely lost everything after parsippany scored a nice goal. parsippany ended up playing much poorer in the second half but managed to contain a very aggressive sdfc quite well, besides the launching of throwins. sdfc ended up with a deserved red card after the constant unnecessary aggression. don't get me wrong, u16 games do get very intense, especially in state cup between two good teams, but i will never understand the disgusting behavior by many of those parents, particularly on the sidelines for sdfc, who should be very ashamed of themselves and really look at their lives a bit more before attending a YOUTH SOCCER GAME IN NEW JERSEY.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany and SDFC was hotly contested.

In terms of "quality," I don't think SDFC managed to string 4 passes together at any point in the game.

SDFC play some pretty ugly "soccer." But they are a tough matchup as they certainly do play with intensity.

This one should have been a second round draw.

Anonymous said...

VERY hotly contested

Anonymous said...

I was going to leave the SDFC "supporters" behavior without comment. But since you brought it up...

Yelling at referees is common. But yelling at the opposing teams players is really low rent.

And yes, I think they managed to get the goat of some of the Parsippany "supporters" so the whole thing was unnecessarily unpleasant by the end.

Anonymous said...

after seeing SDFC for the first time it's hard to understand why they would want to play that kind of soccer. yes, the had great intensity but despite having some talented players, they could not pass the ball for anything. quite disappointing to see a coach (i am assuming the coach commands their way of play) allow that sort of play. some of their players seemed to just be "thugs" on the field and totally brought down any possibility of linking up with the good players. but anyway, good win by Parsippany!

Anonymous said...

always nice to have good, classy parents at youth soccer games! good job sdfc

Anonymous said...

"Sdfc is actually a very good team and should beat parsippany easily."
hahahahahahhahahahaha

Anonymous said...

So I am an MF Blue parent who was at the Parsippany vs. SDFC game and I believe that Parsippany 100% deserved to win that game without a doubt. Parsippany completely dominated the first half and scored a very nice goal. Then in the second half held back and displayed some solid defense and just kept defending the monstrous long throw in that I thought was only used in High School soccer. SDFC didn't play the good soccer that I am sure they are capable of playing. They had some very good plays with the ball but it wasnt consistent enough to pull through with a win. The only thing that SDFC did consistently was curse and complain to the referee. Yes the referee wasn't very good but complaining just made you look like such a bad team. Now the last thing is the sportsmanship by the SDFC parents was just absolutely putrid and so ugly to listen too. So much disrespect to the opposing team's players and parents. Now I'm sure people will disagree with me but just know that this is what I believe if you believe something else thats great for you I dont really care im saying what i believe.
Goodnight

Anonymous said...

I'll limit my picks to Jersey teams:

7 out of 8 with two still awaiting results!

WINS:
1-Apr / SJEB over Cherry Hill (NJ Cup)
2-Apr / Princeton Spurs over Delran (NJ Cup)
2-Apr / Mt. Olive over Jersey Spartans (NJ Cup)
2-Apr / CSA Newark over Arsenal Max (NJ Cup)
3-Apr / NJ Force over Torpedoes (NJ Cup)
3-Apr / Montco over SDFC (EDP)
4-Apr / Parsippany over SDFC (NJ Cup)

LOSSES:
3-Apr / Gottschee over MF Blue (EDP and NJ Cup?)

PENDING:
3-Apr? / MF Black over DOL (EDP)
5-Apr / Princeton Orange over FC Copa (NJ Cup)

"In reality, I expect to get about 6 out of the 10 right."

Considering my only loss so far was a draw that went to PKs, I'm pretty happy with my crystal ball!

Anonymous said...

"BTW, North Utd. have a player that's very tough to defend. I hope MF Black and Rooney fare well against them as this would a good thing for NJ.

I can't say I know much about Abbey Villa other than they're from MA and lost to Happaugue last month. So I'm thinking our Jersey teams can handle them."

Rooney got a draw with North Utd. in the Region 1 Champions League over the weekend and MF Black lost 1-0 to them. Rooney also beat MF Black 1-0 and they both crushed Abbey Villa by 4. Not too bad NJ!

The curious result was that North Utd beat Abbey Villa by just 1 goal.

Kind of an odd group in this one with a number of very good teams and then Abbey Villa and Happaugue tossed in.

Anonymous said...

Some parents really need to get a grip. They just add pressure and angst to stressed out kids playing the game they love and enjoy. You pay a lot of money for professional coaching so let the coach do his job and be supportive.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain what happened at the sdfc game and what specifically the parents did that was out of line?

Anonymous said...

sdfc parents were talking to parsippany players and screaming and cursing at refs after every play. players ended up doing the same which resulted in their red card. constantly complaining about throwins and freekicks. just really embarrassing stuff coming from grown men and women at their son's youth match. mocking other teams players talking to them or really getting involved with them whatsoever is out of line

Anonymous said...

With parsippany up 1-0, they were taking their time when it came to throws and corners which is what any team would do but the sdfc parents accused parsippany of cheating and told the players to start playing soccer and stop cheating. Said the same things to the ref and others. Overall just bad behavior out of adults who are at a youth soccer game. Red card was from a kid yelling explicits at the ref

Anonymous said...

"Red card was from a kid yelling explicits at the ref"

Okay, this makes sense to me. I was surprised by the straight red at the time as I didn't think the foul was a sending off. But I know the ref had had a conversation with the same player earlier in the match (without giving him a card). So he probably should have known to stay in control and apparently wasn't able to do so.

He definitely didn't exit quietly.

Anonymous said...

Not easy for kids not to yell explicits when they hear their parents yelling the same/worse things from the sidelines. Disappointing to see at a soccer game for 15/16 year olds.

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you but these comments about TSF are from some person who is not at all affiliated with TSF and we never said that we were the best team in the state and its some complete fraud sorry to ruin all the fun you guys were having

Anonymous said...

How could you possibly know that?

Anonymous said...

s0 what are the apparent lies about tsf?

Anonymous said...

cant believe sdfc beat parsippany so easily last night!

Anonymous said...

1-0 is a close score so nobody should be boasting that they won easily and time wasting isn't something to be proud of.

Anonymous said...

because we never even talked about us being the best in the state and if we thought we were we wouldn't do it over this blog

Anonymous said...

Conclusion tsf and parsippany best teams in the state. Tsf could smash any team 5-0 except for parsippany who we only beat 2-1.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

ok...this once useful blog has gone to waste....now that the immature kids have found it!

Kids....go do your homework or something constructive with your time.

Anonymous said...

That's so obviously not Anyone from TSF like no one would talk about Their own team like that it's just kinda funny how you guys all believe it.

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Anonymous said...

1-0 isnt a close score but even from neutral eyes it was quite comfortably in favor of parsippany and you could bet on them outplaying that sdfc team any day. sdfc unexpectedly plays very poor soccer

Anonymous said...

The NJ Cup's "Sweet 16" is now set after Princeton Orange's win over FC Copa.

If I had to pick the most competitive corner of the bracket at this point, I'd probably have to go to the upper right with EB, TSF and CSA (and Elizabeth YSC).

Should be MF Black and Parsippany in the lower right.

And I think we may see some upsets on the left side. I actually think NJ Force has a shot to get to the semifinals from the upper left and maybe even one of the Princeton teams from the lower left.

Anonymous said...

Round 2 of the NJ Cup kicks off at 7:30 tonight when DOL take on STA at Riverfront Park in Newark.

Let's see how the parents behave at this one.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you that parents of DOL have respect for themselves and their children.

Anonymous said...

I think sdfc has made a bad name for themselves as a new club

Anonymous said...

"I can tell you that parents of DOL have respect for themselves and their children."

I agree. But it's the refs and the other team's children I'm concerned about. I've been to a few DOL games in the past!

Anonymous said...

update on DOL vs STA?

Anonymous said...

Dol won on pks

Anonymous said...

I think the MF Blue/NJ Force winner will make it to the semis. And I won't be too shocked if it's NJ Force.

Anonymous said...

Instead of NJ Force, I could call them the old Howell Utd. just for those who have been watching this age group as long as I have!

Can't say I'm picking them. Just that I won't be too surprised if they get past MF Blue and DOL.

Anonymous said...

And if they do, the final is not out of the question either (where they would lose to any one of 3 or 4 teams)

Anonymous said...

round of 16 predictions to move on in state cup and perhaps win it all?

Anonymous said...

"round of 16 predictions to move on in state cup and perhaps win it all?"

The right side of the bracket is a strong favorite, but it's anybody's guess as to who will emerge. Despite all the banter on this board (much of it seems to be just an attempt to get someone else's goat), EB, TSF, Parsippany and Match Fit Black are all at a similar level and any of them could win it. That said, a few of the teams on the left side have a relatively easy path to the final, so I wouldn't discount one of them pulling the upset.

But I think it will either be the Parsippany/MF Black winner or TSF.

Anonymous said...

Sdfc would win it all if the refs didn't go against our team.

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User12747 said...

Predictions for CSA vs TSF (home)? Two too teams

Anonymous said...

9:35

Very funny!!! LMAO.

Anonymous said...

I predict Cedar Stars Newark will win. St. benedict's is a top notch HS program and now they've partnered with Cedar Stars and offer a residency program, attracting a lot of top talent. Even the mighty Red Bulls should watch out!

Anonymous said...

Just saw the NJYS State Cup (not to be confused with the NJ CUP) racket for the first time.

Really seems like somebody doesn't like Gottschee. Not only did they draw MF Blue in the first round of the NJ Cup, but now they have NJ Force in the State Cup 1st round with the winner getting MF Black in the round of 16!

The crazy part is that teams like STA Jackson Athletico, PDA Jinky and Princeton Spurs all get 1st round byes! And if STA Jackson Athletico (whoever they are?) can beat the Washington Utd/Aresnal Maximus winner in their first game they'll advance to the quarter finals!

Horrendous bracketing here. Who the heck does this stuff?

Anonymous said...

For whatever GS rankings may be worth, the 13th ranked team in the State (Arsenal Maximus) will play the 70th ranked team in the State (Washington Utd) with the winner getting the 30th ranked team in the State (STA Jackson Athletico) in a round of 16 match.

But in another bracket, the 7th ranked team in the State (Gottschee) will face the 12th ranked team in the State (NJ Force) to see who gets the #1 ranked team in the State (MF Black) in the round of 16.

You can't make this kind of stuff up.

Anonymous said...

The big winner has to be Arsenal Maximus as it looks like just showing up for their first two matches punches their ticket to the quarter finals!

Anonymous said...

Can u provide a link

Anonymous said...

I just found it.

https://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=51083&Gender=Boys&Age=16

Anonymous said...

It must be completely randomized. That's the only explanation

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised if the first 8 to pay the entry fee get byes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe because they didn't participate last year? Not saying that's the case, but some states assign the top seeds to the top finishers the previous year.

https://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/event.aspx?EventID=44066&GroupID=420032

Anonymous said...

"Maybe because they didn't participate last year?"

An interesting thought. But it doesn't explain how NJ Force (who participated last year) would be given such a nasty draw (Gottschee and then MF Black if they win the first round game) while Arsenal Maximus (who didn't participate last year) would get an easy trip to the quarters.

I hope it's just random but I doubt that. So I'm left thinking NJYS either has chips on their shoulders for certain clubs, based this on who paid first or are just plain clueless. And any one of these three would be disappointing.

Anonymous said...

TSF won 1-0, off of a howler. Right back passed a bouncing ball to the keeper, going under his foot giving TSF the win.

Anonymous said...

Against whom did they play?

Anonymous said...

I will say that the goal that gave TSF the win was a botched back pass that the goalie messed up. CSA Newark are a good team who had a mix of academy players and St. Benedicts players who are talented. TSF had to show defensive resilience as they were putting 10 men up. I do think TSF has a shot at winning the State Cup however they will have challenges in their way . They did beat MF Black 3-0 last time they played and beat Parsipanny 1-0 so they have a good chance. This years State Cup ending should be very entertaining

Anonymous said...

"This years State Cup ending should be very entertaining"

Just for the sake of clarity, the event you are discussing is the "NJ Cup" and not the "State Cup."

The NJ Cup is a US Club Soccer event that is now playing the 2nd round. The NJYS State Cup has yet to begin.

And while some of us were complaining that the "lower left" bracket in the NJ Cup was weak, the brackets in the upcoming State Cup are just plain silly. So for this reason alone, I would consider the NJ Cup to be a more interesting event.

One other differentiating factor of note is that Rooney did not enter the NJ Cup while Parsippany is not in the State Cup. Most other teams of note are playing in both tournaments.

And all of this is somewhat pointless as posters here will continue to refer to both tournaments as the "State Cup anyway."

Anonymous said...

But I should add that, by the time both of these tournaments whittle the field down to the semifinalists, both will have 4 very good teams playing.

Anonymous said...

But then again, maybe not as I'm not sold on likely semifinalists Mainland (NJ Cup) or Logan (State Cup) as "very good" teams.

I suppose there's room for debate about these two.

Anonymous said...

"Most other teams of note are playing in both tournaments."

Not all of them. Mainland won last year's State Cup but I don't see them on the list of teams this year.

Anonymous said...

Going back to the posts here a while back about Gottschee playing a "qualifying" game for the State Cup, I believe you must have played at least 3 NJ teams over some recent time range to qualify. So that might explain why Parsippany is not in this one as they play in that NY league.

Not sure why Rooney passes on the NJ Cup but they didn't play in it last year either.

Odd that Mainland isn't in this year's State Cup to defend their championship.

But for the most part, the good teams in the state play both.

And for whatever it's worth, GS recognizes the State Cup winner as the State Champ.

Anonymous said...

Just got off the phone with the State, they confirmed that they have it in for Gostchsee and NJ Force. They just say it's a randowm draw but they spent extra time this year, putting those teams in a bad draw. They asked that I kept it to myself.

Anonymous said...

Kudoos to the State and Buddy Hart for scheduling all the state cup games in Pittsgove/Burlington. It centrally located for everyone in the state correct? No! Th only thing dumber than that is the stting up the draw and how it reads from round to round.

Anonymous said...

"...They asked that I kept it to myself."

GREAT JOB! (LOL!)

Anonymous said...

Predictions on Staten Island Gunners vs The Parsippany White team in Edp?
Should be easy match for Staten Island.

Anonymous said...

Actually parsippany white competed with tsf and I would probably rank them 4 or 5 In the state over parsippany blue.

Anonymous said...

Although the goal that gave TSF the win was very lucky, it appeared to me that they were the better team with more opportunities throughout the game. The TSF keeper did have to make one spectacular save but TSF hit the post and missed a penalty. On another note, the Parsipanny blue team is leaps and bounds better than their B team so I wouldn't be too surprised to see a Parsipanny Blue vs. TSF semifinal in the NJ cup.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany white 5- 1 Statan island. Nobody listened. They said we couldn't win. Now they know. Shame shame shame

Anonymous said...

Not to belittle the importance of Parsippany White and the Staten Island Gunners 2nd Division EDP match...

Any word on the 2 NJ Cup quarterfinal games today?

MF Blue vs NJ Force?

Mainland vs Princeton Spurs?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Anonymous said...

parsippany white better than blue team? not sure about that. yes they killed staten island gunners but are staten island gunners a team to use in any sort of comparison. im sure any of the top teams in nj could beat them by 3-5 goals

Anonymous said...

Woah, I'm not related with any Parsippany club, but 3-5 goals is a huge overstatement. TSF only beat them by 1. Parsippany would lose, but by 1-2, on a really, really bad day maybe 3.

Anonymous said...

TSF is so overconfident in their abilities. They beat Cedar Stars by playing very defensively and imo not the better team.

Anonymous said...

I didn't watch the match, but playing defensively is not a bad thing. If you think you're a better team playing on the counter-attack, play that way. I will say that winning is not something to be underestimated, as anyone can beat anyone in this age group. We say that last night with NJ Force and Princeton Tottenham.

Anonymous said...

Surprised to see no one has made mention of the weekend results from the NJ Cup.

No "Black and Blue" final this year as NJ Force has knocked MF Blue out.

And Mainland has bowed out as well having lost to Princeton Spurs.

April 5, 2016 at 11:48 PM
"And I think we may see some upsets on the left side. I actually think NJ Force has a shot to get to the semifinals from the upper left and maybe even one of the Princeton teams from the lower left."

Pardon me while I take a bow!

Anonymous said...

If DOL gets to the final I will lose it, and there's a very real chance of that happening

Anonymous said...

No worries. No one will remember which team got shellacked in the final.

Anonymous said...

The schedule for the remaining 4 NJ Cup 2nd round games:

EB vs. Elizabeth - 4/14 (8:00, Heavenly Farms Complex)
Parsippany Blue vs. Mt. Olive - 4/15 (8:00, Central Park, Morris County)
SJEB vs. Princeton NPL - 4/16 (4:00, Hammonton)
MF Black vs. Voorhees - 4/18 (8:00, Mercer County Com. Col)

EB, Parsippany and MF Black all seem likely to advance to me. Who knows about SJEB and Princeton?

Anonymous said...

"No worries. No one will remember which team got shellacked in the final"

I remember that EB got shellacked in last year's final. Although I didn't see the game and still wonder how that could have happened (even with a red card).

Anonymous said...

Gottschee has weird issues. In their state cup game they went with 2 subs one of which was injured. They were short 2 starters including their striker and couldn't score. They seem like a part-time club at times and it leads to inconsistency.

Anonymous said...

the comment about "any of the top teams in nj could beat them by 3-5 goals" was referring to staten island gunners, not parsippany white who beat them 5-1, which was mentioned after someone stated "Should be easy match for Staten Island" and "I would probably rank them 4 or 5 In the state over parsippany blue." parsippany white is not a top team in the state, but would not get hammered by any of them, as seen in the tsf game

Anonymous said...

Well, I would have though the same but it seems like Parsippany White is one of the only teams to beat Staten Island by a large margin. Staten Island beat Princeton Tottenham and DOL, tied New York SC and Brentwood, and lost to TSF, NJ Force, SDFC, and Copa all by one goal. So that statement of "any of the really good teams in NJ could beat them by 3-5 goals" is not right. Staten Island's high press is difficult to deal with for many teams.

Anonymous said...

Gottschee beat DOL in a game that wasn't as close as 2-0 makes it seem.

Anonymous said...

SI Gunners started the match against Parsippany White with just 9 and only added a 10th about midway through the 1st half.

Regardless, SI Gunners were up 1-0 at the half! However, they lost by a big score.

Credit to SI Gunners for showing up ready to play, regardless of how many you had.

Credit to Parsippany White for "righting the ship" in the second half and getting the kind of result (5 - 1) expected!

Anonymous said...

The scrimmage that the TSF person said a while back was a lie because gottschee has not played any scrims. I'm a parent of the Roma team and I can promise you we haven't. If they say they did play gottschee we'll show me a video or pictures because we always record our games.

Anonymous said...

I was at the gottschee v. DOL game. It wasn't that much of a close game, gottschee missed so many shots including one where the number 10 chipped the keeper but hit the crossbar and went out. Also a lot of their shots just went near the side bars. But the one thing I did question was the disallowed goal that the ref called in the first half. He said it was an offside when the the player behind the defense let the ball go through so that the teammate on side could score. Although I did say before that it wasn't that much of a close game it was difficult for gottschee to get through the defense in the first half. The first half was probably the closes part of the game. Second half was the part where I say it wasn't a close game because DOL couldn't pass the half unless by blasting the ball to gottschee's side so that the keeper could get the ball.

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Anonymous said...

lol we from TSF never said that either we obviously never scrimmaged u guys

Anonymous said...

Look at the April 4th comment (7:37pm) it says that TSF scrim gottschee beating them 3-2.

Anonymous said...

Well, somebody is lying in here!!!

Anonymous said...

grrhrh those little boys are up to mischief again!
is okay - the weekend is coming up. you can spend your energy running around after the ball soon. lol

Anonymous said...

I'll say. The actual score of that scrimmage was 9-8.

Anonymous said...

I heard 8-0 TSF from a reliable source, so I don't know what everyone is talking about

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Anonymous said...

Seriously?

That's hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

But if it is true, then TSF has just punched their ticket to the semis.

Anonymous said...

Tsf woudlve won anyway because were the best team in the state

Anonymous said...

East Brunswick not same team from last year or year before. Lost many players to academies and two best players to Cedar Stars. Mostly players from old Monroe team now.

Anonymous said...

TSF has a high opinion of themselves but time will tell.

Anonymous said...

TSF has been very fortunate with their two NJ Cup wins. But you shouldn't blame them for that. There's nothing wrong with good fortune and just about every team that wins gets some along the way.

And if EB is as diluted as claimed, the top right of this bracket turned out to be disappointing as well.

Anyway, no way TSF can win this one. Good fortune is often fleeting!

Anonymous said...

These comments about TSF saying there the best team in the state aren't from TSF players or anyone affiliated with us like that's the problem with an anonymous blog people pretend to be who there not

Anonymous said...

the person that said "grrhrh those little boys are up to mischief again! " is probably the same person that said "Kids....go do your homework or something constructive with your time."

... "lol"

Anonymous said...

I see Parsippany took care of Mt. Olive last night as expected.

So unless Voorhees can pull an "Elizabeth" on MF Black, the Parsippany/MF Black semifinal should be the best one the NJ Cup has to offer this year.

Anonymous said...

You mean the Parsippany/ MF quarterfinal

Anonymous said...

you mean the parsippany/voorhees quarterfinal

Anonymous said...

"You mean the Parsippany/ MF quarterfinal"

I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Gottschee vs MF Black tomorrow is the game to watch in the nj state cup

Anonymous said...

I hope that's true because I was at their game today and New Jersey force took out 3 of gottschee starting players. The ref did a poor job once the first kid got injured and thus two more kids did from gottschee. I don't expect gottschee to do well knowing that they lost a midfielder, main forward, and their key center back.

Anonymous said...

State Cup SJEB 4-0 over Princeton

Anonymous said...

The concerns about EB look to be legit as they were knocked out of that other State Cup today by STA.

And newcomers MF Blue and SDFC are both gone here too after falling to Mainland and Logan.

But I keep harping on the draw here as Monroe (who I don't recall winning a game since U12) have made the quarterfinals and await the winner of the MF Black/Gottschee matchup. And one of STA NPL, STA Athletico or Arsenal Maximus will make the semis.

All we can hope for now is a decent final in this one. What a mess!

Anonymous said...

Who cares about the draw. The best should make it through anyway whether they play each other in an early round or beat the weaker fodder first. It will be the same usual teams in the end and probably the same complaints about refs, red cards, parents, field conditions. Are you expecting anything different?
And yes, agree, EB on the decline, MF Blue not there just yet and good to see the newcomers SDFC and Monroe.

Anonymous said...

"Who cares about the draw(?)"

Did you miss this part?

"And one of STA NPL, STA Athletico or Arsenal Maximus will make the semis."

When the brackets are set up so that stronger teams knock each other out in the first round while less accomplished teams need only to beat each other to advance to the semifinals, you have a poorly organized event. The idea is to give the stronger teams an opportunity to compete when the championship is in sight. Not when they still have to win 3 or 4 more games to get there.

So this one won't have "the same usual teams" in the end as a number of them are already gone and at least one team that no one could have possibly expected will get, at most, just one game from the final.

And the NJ Cup isn't that much better as the "lower left" bracket didn't include enough of the strongest teams. Sorry, but neither SJEB or Princeton Spurs have ever shown me anything that looks like what I'd expect from a State semifinalist.

The organizers made a mess of both of these, although the NJYS debacle is the worse of the two.

Anonymous said...

So what if stronger teams play in a first round or semis? The cream will rise to the top. Doesnt matter if they play each other early or late. Eventually they will have to play one another. Unless the it's an ego thing or a point thing with you. Which it sounds like. Some may like the cinderella STA or Arsenal story. Sounds like sour grapes. Were you eliminated today? If so, sorry. If not, you should enjoy the weaker teams still being around so you can beat on them next week.

Anonymous said...

It's not a "Cinderella story." It's poor organization.

Can't imagine how you are missing the obvious here. The NJYS State Cup quarter finals will include only 8 of the 25 teams that entered the competition. Yet this year, 3 of them will be teams that no one would have dreamed were good enough to accomplish this. And it's not because Daveys knocked of Goliaths. It's because Daveys knocked off other Davey's while the Goliaths took care of each other.

So this is really 3 "Cinderella stories" if you wish. And that's way too many Cinderellas for the competition to have much validity. Sorry, but there just aren't that many silver slippers to go around.

Anonymous said...

Someone is taking U16 Youth Soccer waaaaay too seriously. Don't worry, you'll get your points. There can only be one winner anyway. Enjoy it for the couple of years you have left! In 5 years all your points will have vanished and this will be a fond memory.

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Anonymous said...

State Cup Qtr final SJEB 2-0 over Princeton

Anonymous said...

who won? matchfit or sdfc?

Anonymous said...

PDA takes it over Mainland in pk's

Anonymous said...

mainland gave pda trouble again?

Anonymous said...

Heard pda's coach decided to try new player positions in this game and it backfired in the first half.

Anonymous said...

Any predictions for Parsipanny vs MF Black in the NJ cup qf? Winner to take on TSF in semis.

Anonymous said...

I think MF Black will win over Parsipanny.

Anonymous said...

Predictions- PDA over STA and Match Fit over Logan. Anyone think differently.

Semi-Finals A
PDA ROONEY
STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 99

Semi-Finals B

LOGAN SC BLACKJACKS
MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC 99/00 BLACK

Anonymous said...

"I think MF Black will win over Parsipanny."

I think you're probably right. But I won't be shocked if Parsippany gets through.

Either one of them will beat TSF.

Anonymous said...

"Predictions- PDA over STA and Match Fit over Logan."

Agreed. And then Rooney over MF Black in the final.

Anonymous said...

MF Black are in both state cups? Talk about a need for points. I'll never understand why there isn't one concrete state cup but I don't see MF winning either one. Lose to PDA Rooney in final of NJYS state cup and lose to TSF in NJ Cup (if they get past Parsipanny which is no easy task).

Anonymous said...

There was just one state cup until about 8 years ago when good old American competition (on the business side) kicked in. The USYS (ie: NJYS here in NJ) State Cup was the clear State Championship until this point.

But then along came US Club Soccer to compete with them. And over the ensuing years, the automation they offer (along with better customer service in general) created competition. Simple fact is that US Club became significantly easier to deal with than their more traditional competitor.

So now we have two State Championships with the US Club version called the NJ Cup (as opposed to the more traditional State Cup}. and some teams qualify for entry in only one of these (although most can play in both).

In the end, it probably all works out okay...unless Rooney (who doesn't play the NJ Cup) and TSF or Parsippany (who don't play the State Cup) are the winners, Because if this happens then we don't know who the real champ is.

Anonymous said...

any other good nj cup fixtures besides parsippany match fit? that should be an interesting match and i wouldnt be surprised to see extra time or a single goal win for either side. i say 1-1 and maybe parsippany slips through but MF are looking like favorites

Anonymous said...

NJ Cup Qtr Den of Lions vs NJ Force, not sure about this one, since DOL got knocked out of State Cup by Logan. Winner plays SJEB in semi-final.

Anonymous said...

Logan Blackjacks win the NJYS State Cup, no questions asked

Anonymous said...

"Logan Blackjacks win the NJYS State Cup, no questions asked"

Well of course! Considering the highest ranked flight the Logan Blackjacks have ever won was a four team flight at the NYC Cup, who else could possibly win the State Cup?

Let me put it this way...if Logan wins the State Cup, I'm going to have to move the family to another State to avoid the embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

What are you trying to say about Logan? what is everyones thoughts on logan

Anonymous said...

"Logan Blackjacks win the NJYS State Cup, no questions asked"

Why no questions allowed, kind of arrogant statement. So I guess we should just move and not discuss.

Anonymous said...

I wanna talk about Logan

Anonymous said...

Logan is trash. no questions asked

Anonymous said...

You people know nothing about Logan. Logan is underestimated. They have it all. They will prove it to you all. Just watch

Anonymous said...

Logan parent- What does having it all mean.

Anonymous said...

All the talent that they need

Anonymous said...

Looking at Logan's recent history, I see they played in the top flights at 2 weekend events last month. One was the EDP Easter Showcase and the other was APC Premier.

In these two events, Logan won 0, drew 0 and lost 6 times. They scored 3 goals in these matches while conceding 15.

So clearly, this is a powerhouse of a team that is not only certain to win the NJYS State Cup, but should heavy favorites to win the National Championship.

Nothing like "having it all."

Anonymous said...

yeah alright bud

Anonymous said...

Calm down. Looking at Logan's recent history, they are more than qualified to win the NJYS State Cup. It was you that put "national championship" in the same sentence. Sheesh. Like any NJ team is capable of that.

Anonymous said...

"Calm down. Looking at Logan's recent history..."

I guess the concept of sarcasm is one you're not familiar with.

Anonymous said...

Logan Blackjack Parent:

I appreciate your enthusiasm and I am sure that there is talent on your squad like all teams. In all reality, any team can beat the other on any given day in every sport including club soccer. No argument there. These boys are playing their hearts out in every game and giving it 110% in every game. Unfortunately, too many parents take this way too seriousl too the point where there is anymosity & insults. If your boys knew how ridiculous your posts were, they would be mortified. Just enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above post

Anonymous said...

Logan is as much as a joke as Mainland Parsippany TSF Matchfit PDA EB And maybe Gotschee are levels above the rest of the teams facts are facts

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Anonymous said...

EB has lost too many players to pro clubs and academies.

Unless they do some heavy recruiting, they will continue to fade away.

However, kudos to them for creating a program that has showcased players
and allowed them to move onto better development opportunities.

At the end of the day, isn't this what we want for all our kids?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the result of den of lions and nj force Qtr final nj cup game today

Anonymous said...

Dol beats nj force in penalties

Anonymous said...

Tonight MF plays Parsippany and winner gets TSF in Semi in NJ Cup
DOL will play SJEB in other semi
Predictions
SJEB over DOL and MF over TSF
What do people think

Anonymous said...

As for Matchfit vs TSF...a little premature. I am not a Parsippany parent but tonight can go either way. A lot of it depends on who shows up and how well they match up.

As for SJEB vs DOL, same thing applies.

Anonymous said...

MF over Parsipanny in PKs

MF played 75% of the game with 10 men.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit beats Parsippany in pks. Outstanding effort by Matchfit playing with 10 men but Parsippany struggled with there pressure. Parsippany dominated the whole game and had almost all possession. One mistake cost them otherwise they had it in the books with full possession and control of the game. Anything could happen in pks and we got the result. Classy match between them both but Parsippany dominated and I believe they were clearly the better side in this match.Looking like Matchfit will win this state cup.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany dominated because they had an extra man for 60 minutes. For the first 20 minutes it was an agressive and even match.

It's a shame Parsippany did not take advantage of the extra man and the possession, because they could have won this. They actually sat back and allowed MF to pressure them instead of the other way around.

Either way, a very entertaining match to watch.

Anonymous said...

I had Parsippany winning this one. Matchfit definitely showed me something and this applies to most teams..to win being down a man for 60 minutes to a very good team, they demonstrated that heart wins games. It would have been the same if Parsippany was down one as well. Matchfit has a very tough game ahead. TSF beat them in their last meeting. It should be a very good game. Good luck to both teams.

Anonymous said...

Spf United boys u17...don't you dare sleep

Anonymous said...

11:00 AM

Thank you for the warning but you may want to post this on the u17B Blog as this is a u16B Blog.

Anonymous said...

"For the first 20 minutes it was an agressive and even match."

Not so sure I can agree with this. I thought Parsippany had the better of this one from the kickoff. And while the advantage they had in possession and passing was surely enhanced by the sending off, I's say they were enjoying much the better of it even before the red card.

But when you score only one goal, conceding an equalizer negates much of your good work and leaves you in the crap shoot that is PKs.

Congrats to MF Black on a gutty win!

Good game to watch. Would have made for a worthy final.

Anonymous said...

one mistake cost parsippany... end of story. They dominated MF with 11 and 10 players but massive credit to match fit boys for capitalizing on their one out of two opportunities in the match. that is what makes it such an amazing game. penalties will always be an unfair decider but that's the game. unlucky for parsippany (who I think otherwise would have won the cup) with going out early and we will now most likely see MF go on to win the rest. what are others' takes on this

Anonymous said...

I think you are downplaying MF's play. Dominated is a misrepresentation of the game.

Parsnippany played well, but MF had more than two opportunities.

The Parsippany goalie alone saved 3 or 4 other opportunities, including a header that was surely going in the back of the net.

I'm not so sure they would have won the cup either.

Anonymous said...

MF clearly sat back after going down a man. Parsippany looked content to try and nurse the one goal lead. They were content to play with the ball in the back and for much of the game MF let them. Then with about 15mins left MF came out and pressured the ball and turnovers started happening. Parsippany clearly took their foot off the gas with a 1 goal lead. Turned out to be a very poor decision. Tactically MF outplayed them.

Anonymous said...

7:27am Poster hit it right on the head.

Parsippany had the advantage and talent to beat MF, but they did stop pressuring for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Tommorow night, Loagn plays Matchfit Blue in the quaterfinals of the EDP Open Cup. Predictions?

Anonymous said...

Logan*

Anonymous said...

Parsippany was out coached and Matchfit had more heart.
Parsippany also showed how deceiving Gotsoccer points are. They are clearly a top team in the state.

Anonymous said...

"Parsippany was out coached..."

Just curious if this was your general observation or if there were specific circumstances that caused you to come to this conclusion?

Anonymous said...

See the post at 7:27am. Those are specific circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Saturday, TSF vs. Matchfit Black in Semis of NJ Cup. Predictions?

Anonymous said...

TSF will beat Matchfit this weekend

Anonymous said...

Potomac flights are out and Delco's should be coming soon... Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

http://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=50241&Gender=Boys&Age=16

Potomac Tournament: Tsf top bracket parsippany and pasco fire? second bracket.
anyone know anything about the fire?

http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=46577&Group=Boys_16

Delco tourney

Match fit first bracket 5 times from nj in second bracket a couple in third and fourth.


Thoughts????????

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Parsippany, Penn Fusion and NYSC all sent their B teams to Delco. Surprisingly, both Penn Fusion B and NYSC B were put in the second flight at Delco, despite not havig neither the ranking or the results to support this. Did Delco think they were getting the first teams?

Meanwhile, Parsippany B were flighted below both Stallions teams in the 5th bracket despite both stallions teams being very poor this spring. Unfortunate for those players.

The biggest point about both Potomac and Delco is that the best teams seem to be split between the two, though Potomac's lower flights appear to be much stronger. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit Blue 2 Logan 0 in EDP open cup last night

Anonymous said...

Logan had an off night. Matchfit Blue was definitely the better team and deserved the win. Logan plays MF Black next week in NJYS State Cup Semis.
Do I hear redemption?

Anonymous said...

"Do I hear redemption?"

If so, I would suggest a hearing test.

Anonymous said...

NJ Cup Semi SJEB 1 Den of Lions 0

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the Pasco v Rancocas Valley NJ Cup premier semi result?

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Anonymous said...

1-0 TSF over MF Black in today's Nj Cup semi-final. TSF vs SJEB final. TSF beat them 3-0 already this year

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