Saturday, February 13, 2016

U16B - Are you ready for some football?

Teams are streamlining at this age group, fewer teams comprised of more talented high school age players.

Many clubs have new coaches, new leagues and new competition that spans several states.

High school soccer, club team, academy team.

Buckle up for an exciting ride.

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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

Anonymous said...

7:39
Posco won 1-0 in over time.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to TSF, but who cares about the NJ Cup?

Anonymous said...

10:16
You sound bitter. Did your team not make it this far.

Anonymous said...

From one who been less than excited about TSF of late, I must congratulate then on their win over MF Black. That's 3 in a row against them, right?

Also, and with all due respect to the Parsippany supporters, the TSF/MF match was really the best game of the tournament...so far anyway! The Parsippany/MF game should have been a semifinal. The TSF/MF game was the real final!

Anonymous said...

Well, how about give the Barons some credit for getting to the final, instead of saying the TSF vs MF game was the real final.

Anonymous said...

who won? TSF or SJEB?

Anonymous said...

SJEB in penalties

Anonymous said...

There you go, whoever said TSF vs MF should have been the final. Give teams credit where credit is due, and acknowledge that literally anyone can beat anyone in this age group. Let's stop being elitist and judging teams on their performance instead of predisposed, biased opinions.

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Anonymous said...

The matchfit TSF game was 10x better

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're being a sore loser.

Anonymous said...

Damn bunch of sore losers everywhere. Every time you don't win its the refs fault and the opposing team parked the bus, even though parking the bus is a completely respectable tactic that professional teams use and succeed with.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there were a few games that have been decided by poor refs.
Congrats to SJEB but this is as big of a fluke as Mainland winning the State Cup last Spring over PDA.
I hate to agree but SJEB representing the state of New Jersey is somewhat of a farce.
Please do not make us look bad!

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I watched the second half of the SJEB v DOL game. Ref was bad. DOL doing the usual flopping, rolling around on the ground, grabbing and playing chippy. SJEB just played physical and DOL didn't like it. Ref called a PK late in the game and Barons converted. Call it karma. DOL has won more games from diving in the box then 10 teams combined. Afterwords, players and coaching MF'ing the ref. Classy!!!

Anonymous said...

It's embarrassing for any players like us who play on a good team in the state

Anonymous said...

Congrats to SJEB, good for you!!

Anonymous said...

College coaches will no longer be spectators at NJ matches. What s shame!

Anonymous said...

seems like parsippany was the only team that couldn't park the bus successfully ! congrats to SJEB... I'm sure the rest of the teams in NJ won't be too thrilled with them going to nationals though in their place

Anonymous said...

It has very little to do with going to Nationals in their place..SJEB is just nowhere near a top team in the state and is in no way indicative of the talent that is in NJ. We did not play in the NJ Cup. TSF would have at least made NJ look respectable.

Anonymous said...

In terms of playing what we all call "the beautiful game" there is no team in NJ that plays more beautifully than Parsippany. In the few games I've seen them play, their possession and understanding of the game is incredibly fluid and a very high level. Based solely on playing style, they are the best team in the state.

With that said, as the NJ Cup shows, playing "the beautiful game" and out passing the opposition does not necessarily produce results. If that were the case, Barcelona and Bayern would never lose. There is a certain sort of beauty in a team tactically getting results by playing to their strengths. Would everyone rather watch a Barcelona v Bayern game than an Aston Villa victory over Arsenal? Yes. But you still have to accept and respect the lesser quality team getting a victory. So stop being upset about SJEB winning NJ Cup and respect that victory.

Anonymous said...

So there's a challenge to all NJ teams!

Play beautiful like Parsipanny and try to understand the game better than them.



Anonymous said...

Hey buddy your comparisons are dumb and biase comparing u16 youth teams to Barcelona is dumb but u You say parsippany is the best team in the state and they lost to matchfit and then say respect SJEB win.
If you were at the game I would like the hear your input but u weren't but when my team plays parsippany and wins I'll be sure to tell you cause now there the best team in the state

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations and respect to SJEB for winning. Did anyone notice they did not give up a goal the entire NJ Cup run. The won 2-0, 2-0, 1-0 and 0-0 in final. They earned the Cup. Upsets in sports happen, just look at Villanova beating North Carolina and who would have ever thought Leister City would win the EPL. The opponents that lost to them showed respect and congratulations. Same here for SJEB.

Anonymous said...

Add 4-0 to the wins SJEB had in the NJ Cup run. No allowing a goal in five games is impressive no matter who you play.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the NJYS State Cup this weekend as well

Anonymous said...

Don't pat yourselves in the back too much.

They stacked the brackets heavily with the top teams on the right side and had the best teams eliminate themselves.

Had the top teams been evenly distributed, SJEB would have been eliminated weeks ago.

Let's see how they perform from this point forward to see if it was just a fluke like DOL and Mainland.

Anonymous said...

What is everyone's thoughts on the differnce between the US Club State Cup, and the NJYS State Cup? Which one determines the real State Champion?

Anonymous said...

You can only play who they put in front of you. Anyone can speculate on what if's. Fact are facts, they did well and deserve congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on this upcoming weekends state cup matchups?

Anonymous said...

May 10 @10:07
Get real coach. You're coaching youth teams in club soccer. Stop comparing youth teams to professional teams. Typical TSF attitude.

Anonymous said...

SJEB is best team in region... without a doubt best team in Marlton, NJ

Anonymous said...

Just wondering what team are you affiliated with

Anonymous said...

I will go with PDA over STA and Matchfit over Logan. PDA then beats Matchfit for the Cup.

Anonymous said...

Parents should be the first to behave on the sidelines and refs need to know how to handle them.

Anonymous said...

12:02

"SJEB is best team in region"

Which part of the world are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

SJEB won against TSF who is a great team. So SJEB did have a hard match and they proved themselves to win. Also this is because SJEB is the best.

Anonymous said...

Jared Schultes is the best looking kid on SJEB

Anonymous said...

UPDATE: Zach Garcia tore his acl and will not be playing anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Markus Kern is the greatest player in the area

Anonymous said...

LSA is only bad because the son plays to much and the coach doesnt put in someone that knows what their doing on a soccer field. Very proud to whoevers on that team to put up with that crap well done.

Anonymous said...

Logan has one goal scorer and that is it. No one else scored and the coach plays his awful son the whole game. The bench is soft and relies too much on the starters who aren't anything special. MF black will easily cruise past them

Anonymous said...

I only wish SJEB would play out of another state to save NJ from utter embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Logan Blackjacks has a great forward #3.

MF Black should watch him play and offer him a spot on the MF roster.

He does not belong on Logan Blackjacks.

Anonymous said...

When SJEB win the state cup and everyones salty because it wasnt them>>>

Anonymous said...

Utter embarrasment? You're probably terrible.

Anonymous said...

Out of all the flavors out there and you have to be salty come on

Anonymous said...

Logan is terrible

Anonymous said...

Logan gives me AIDS

Anonymous said...

Parsipanny don't deserve to be on a soccer field. If I had describe them it'd be: arrogant, bad, unprofessional, disrespectful, bad, and not a soccer team.

Anonymous said...

In response to the comment about the SJEB vs DOL game: Shame on you for making false rumors! The DOL players or the parents were never rude to the ref. There wasn't any cursing as you posted here. You are right that the ref was bad, but also DOL were not having a very good game. A very questionable penalty was given to SJEB and then about 20 minutes after that a DOL player was red carded. Although some bad calls were made, players or parents never yelled at the ref or at other parents. It's a shame an adult like yourself would like to give a team that doesn't get into arguments with other parents or players a bad rep. You can say DOL did't play well or the ref made very bad calls, but don't trash the team please. The score was 1-0.... Good luck to SJEB.

Anonymous said...

Well this blog is completely useless now other than to find out results a couple hours before they are posted. We had a good run! To finish my time on the blog I will post my NJ top 8 and whether you will agree or not I do not know because after this I am done.
1. PDA Rooney
2. TSF
3. MF Black
4. Parsipanny
5. Gottschee
6. East Brunswick
7. Logan Blackjacks
8. MF Blue

Anonymous said...

This is a player on TSF. The players want to stress that the comments regarding our acceptance in tournaments such as Surf Cup and others is not us speaking and the talk of us being "super great" and "the best team ever" and all the other cocky stuff. We have all agreed that we are only as good as our record and championships show.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately..this will be my last post on this blog and I am sure that other parents will agree..
It is very easy to distinguish an immature teenager from a father who simply visits the blog to get information about upcoming events, etc.
The previous four posts are somewhat pathetic and is not what this blog is meant to be.

Administrator of this blog: please do a better job removing inappropriate posts that are irrelevant and offending.


Anonymous said...

pretty sure SJEB got the penalty before the red card so firsy get your shit together and facts straight before speaking.

Anonymous said...

Whoever the idiot is talking about the DOL vs. SJEB game I'm pretty sure the DOL player was red carded for walking right up to the ref and cursing in his face. Her your facts right and get off this page you moron. The parents were out of control and if you've even been to a DOL game then you know the coach is a complete physco unless you're too stupid to know that as well

Anonymous said...

No doubt TSF deserved that game they beat SJEB before 3-0 even tho SJEB had no subs the still dominated in possession but during the final their head werent on by screaming at eachother which made them not play A1.

Anonymous said...

SJEB was missing 3 of their most important players during that game. TSF and SJEB both failed to really get a great scoring chance in the final. It was deserved of a tie.

Anonymous said...

Hi mom

Anonymous said...

Hi dad

Anonymous said...

SJEB won because they got lucky with there penalties except for that one they missed which that man has missed previous pks

Anonymous said...

It's their** by the way, are you even literate. It seems unlikely. TSF had some bad PKs. It's life buddy.

Anonymous said...

Considering TSF shanked a pk 20 yards over the bar and their second pk my mom could've kicked harder and the one the Barons missed was cause the goalie made a great save I think the term luck in inappropriate for this conversation

Anonymous said...

I really don't know why TSF has to make themselves look weak after playing a good, hard game against SJEB. It was a tough game throughout, but SJEB deserved it at the end. TSF should take it like men, learn from it, and not make fools of themselves by commenting childish things.

Anonymous said...

We do it to bother that dads on this site that need a life

Anonymous said...

MF Black vs Logan should be a good game this weekend. They tied 3-3 in the preseason and since then I hear both teams have made significant adjustments to their game.

Anonymous said...

Logan's results in tournaments aren't the best but, they do play hard it won't be an easy win for MF Black but they will get the Win I believe. I see a PDA v MF Black final with MF Black winning.

Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting how Logan is the only good team in that whole club impressive how they're this talented coming from a mediocre club.

Anonymous said...

There is not one kid on the team that lives in Logan

Anonymous said...

Why all the hate on Logan I personally think they can be a top team in NJ they just need some work they have lots of potential.

Anonymous said...

SJEB were not even in the hardest state cup. Not real state champions and they cannot compete with the top teams in the region. This weekend will prove who the REAL state champ is and anyone one of the 4 teams left can win it.

Anonymous said...

I will post my NJ top 8 and whether you will agree or not I do not know because after this I am done.
1. PDA Rooney
2. TSF
3. MF Black
4. Parsipanny
5. Gottschee
6. East Brunswick
7. Logan Blackjacks
8. MF Blue

Someone must be a fan of East Brunswick? I say Mainland and DOL are better teams. East Brunswick have not won a game in EDP this season and are not a .500 team overall. Likely will be dropped to second division EDP for Mainland, SJEB or STA. They did a good job sending older players to academies. What left is average team.

Anonymous said...

EDP Spring Showcase schedules are out and now we know directors don't think and just focus on got soccer to flight teams. What the hell is nj stallions doing in the 5th bracket above teams like STA and Monroe that beat them 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. I mean, as parents we know that stallions sucks, and these directors are supposed to know more than us and they still disappoint me time and time again.

Anonymous said...

Don't speak for all parents. Do you think parents of Stallions team think they suck?

Anonymous said...

Yes... They lost 3-0 to Parsippany B team, who are not on the level of a MF B team

Anonymous said...

SJEB moving up to 3rd in the state

Anonymous said...

Better redo your top 8 then if SJEB 3 now.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha TSF #2. TSF sour grapes because SJEB won.

Anonymous said...

That is blasphemous

Anonymous said...

A few changes already to the EDP Spring Showcase Brackets.

And why are points being distributed for the Champions League when the season is not over? I am assuming that they adjust.

Anonymous said...

Score predictions for this weekends state cup semi-finals and finals.
PDA 3 STA 0 MF Black 2 Logan 1 Finals MF Black 1 PDA 0... thoughts??

Anonymous said...

core predictions for this weekends state cup semi-finals and finals.
PDA 3 STA 0 MF Black 2 Logan 1 Finals MF Black 1 PDA 0... thoughts??

PDA over MF in the final

Anonymous said...

1:18 PM

I am not affiliated w/ TSF in any whatsoever and am not a fan of theirs. While I appreciate your enthusiasm and am truly happy for you, TSF is and will always be a far superior team. I am not taking anything away from your win. You should be proud! The game could have gone either way. In some instances points are very deceiving. The only thing that points are good for is getting into higher brackets at tournaments and for bragging to your friends who know nothing about club soccer that their son's team is Ranked ? Although I am wishing you success at Nationals, it will be a big wake up call for you.

Anonymous said...

OK but I don't agree with you. If you think TSF is a "Far" superior team they would have easily won but they couldn't score. They play safe, defensive style, nothing special about them.

Anonymous said...

The game has be over for about 4 days now why do you care so much they lost.

Anonymous said...

654 were u at the game the one thing TSF is not is a defensive style team but you probably know best

Anonymous said...

As a player on TSF we apologize to the whole state we saw sjeb and we we're like this is a joke but they worked hard and fouled the fuck out of us but hey that's soccer they didn't deserve to win but a close match was definitely what happened. We apologize to the state as its embarrassing for us parsippany matchfit pda etc to have them represent us.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure I diced your whole team up in one play bro but that's none of my business tho TSF "player"🐸☕️

Anonymous said...

Man you think SJEB is so bad haha there the team going to Colorado and you guys rnt bc during the game instead of worrying about it you guys were to busy shoving your thumb up the refs ass asking for a call. A player on TSF even flipped off his other teammate so that was pretty fun watching and what was even more fun then that was winning the fucking state cup.

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Anonymous said...

Don't talk about acting like a champion when this whole page is filled with sore losers

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Anonymous said...

Be a leader not a follower, it will help you in life as well.

Anonymous said...

"Guard your tongue in youth, and in age you may mature a thought that will be of service to your people."

Anonymous said...

Last two comments are well said about life.

Anonymous said...

TSF was much better. SJEB won the game. I even think SJEB players/parents would agree that they were outplayed.

Anonymous said...

Time to move on from that game. NJYS State Cup games this weekend. Hope the four teams in it play well and good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

How was SJEB outplayed if the won? May i ask

Anonymous said...

Never possessed the ball, really had no opportunities. Have you never been to a game where the team that played better lost?

Anonymous said...

If TSF is so sure you should've won, you should be embarrassed that you couldn't put Barons away. Why should Barons be embarrassed? Better luck next year sore losers.

Anonymous said...

I never said SJEB should be embarrassed, in fact they should be very proud of what they did. TSF is the better team, SJEB won the game. Pretty simple actually.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to tomorrow's games. Any predictions.
STA vs PDA and Logan vs Match Fit.

Anonymous said...

PDA and MF will cruise to the final and then I'm sure this one could be one for the ages. After seeing MF get played off the pitch by TSF though, I believe PDA will squeak this one out and win the cup. Oh, and before I get accused of anything, I am a parent of a team that was not in either state cup semifinals so I have a completely neutral point of view and I hope I am taken seriously! Good luck to all!

Anonymous said...

For those related to SJEB:

Congratulations for winning the NJ Cup. It is a tremendous accomplishment and you should be proud. No matter how you won, well done.

With that said, please act appropriately. We get it, you won. It is basically a consensus that you were not the best team in the field, but you managed a victory and it was well deserved. Do not act like everyone should have expected you to win. Hopefully you guys do well at nationals.

Another important point though that all need to understand is that the nationals that SJEB will be attending in Colorado, while they are nationals, are not the highest level of competition. USYS is a far larger national soccer system, and few states have multiple state cups. The Nationals that SJEB qualified for are generally not attended by the best teams in the country, as shown by the fact that you can get there simply by winning a rinky dink regional qualifier tournament at PDA.

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Anonymous said...

3:57

Thank you for clarifying how much of a farce the Colorado Nationals are. Can we all please move on from SJEB? Who cares anymore? We did not participate in the NJ Cup so I have no hard feelings. Just tired of the conversation about a "Rec Team" Good luck to SJEB & good riddance?

Anonymous said...

"Rec team" Don't even know what that's supposed to mean. Are you trying to be funny?

Anonymous said...

3.57
Nice back handed compliment. No one cares!

Anonymous said...

Well we can all agree we hate SJEB which is good

Anonymous said...

PDA wins over Logan 5-0 and MF down 3-0 so far

Anonymous said...

I meant to say PDA wins over STA 5-0 and Logan is beating MF so far 3-0

Anonymous said...

"MF Black should cruise by Logan easily"
Logan 3-1 MF Black

Anonymous said...

I hate to recite what I've been saying all along but... anyone can beat anyone! MF probably the more consistent and 'better' team in terms of style, but Logan is in the semifinals of state cup for a reason. Don't forget to give teams credit where it is due, and Logan deserves a lot for that stellar performance today.

Anonymous said...

Going to be a physical battle tomorrow

Anonymous said...

SJEB

Anonymous said...

Player #3 is all Logan have! They dump the ball forward to him and let him do the rest.

He scored a hat trick today against a Swiss cheese MF defense.

Let's see if they can do it again tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

If that is all they have. Then why was MF only goal a PK?? Seems to me they have a lot more than that

Anonymous said...

Do not get me wrong, #3 is a fantastic player, but in the past 2 games vs. DOL and MF black #4 has assisted all six of his goals. A team could not win against other top knotch teams with 1 good player. Logan is underestimated and so is the talent on their team and they play wth a chip on their shoulder. This is why I cannot wait to watch them take on PDA tomorrow for the state final. I believe they lost to PDA in the Semifinals last year but I am not sure.

Anonymous said...

6:50

We were eliminated early on by neither team so there is no bias. Not a fan of PDA and am hoping to see Logan win the cup, but it will be no easy task. Logan was dominated by MF Blue early in the week. MF Black's defense was "Swiss Cheese" yesterday as their starting lineup was not on the field due to injuries. You can't judge yesterday's performance by MF Black on what to expect from PDA today. PDA had no flaws and are playing very well although they squeaked past Mainland. Although I would like to see Logan pull this off in a stunning upset, unfortunately I predict:

PDA 3
Logan 0

Anonymous said...

How many MB Black starters were missing?

The defense did look weaker than usual.

Anonymous said...

Logan goes up 1-0 30 seconds into the game. This one will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Final?

Anonymous said...

PDA 2
Logan 1

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Rooney for winning and restoring at least some semblance of order to this age group's state championship mess.

Bad planning and strange results in the past couple of years have rendered these competitions rather meaningless to me. DoL/Mainland was pretty bad last year and SJEB/Logan would have been another joke.

So with the age group changes pending and resulting restructuring of teams in this age group coming in August, here are my ALL TIME NJ TOP 10 for this age group.

1: Rooney
2: EB
3: Millburn
4: MF Black (NJ history only)
5: Gottschee
6: Marlboro
7: TSF
8: SJEB
9: DoL
10: Parsippany

Please note that the inclusion of Millburn and Marlboro are clear indications that these rankings are based on results over the past 5 or 6 years and not the present.

Anonymous said...

Spring '12 - Spring '13
Millburn Titans won 3 straight State Cups. On the run in the fall they beat EB & Rooney (6 players went on to play academy for Rooney)
They were the dominant team over the last 5 yrs. Millburn #3? I strongly disagree.

Has any other team ever won 3 straight State Cups?

Anonymous said...

Old stallions were very good too

Anonymous said...

I don't consider PDA Rooney an academy team. PDA has club teams as well as academy teams. Rooney is a club team or they wouldn't be playing EDP league.

Anonymous said...

"They were the dominant team over the last 5 yrs. Millburn #3? I strongly disagree."

They were the dominant team for about 3 years. But they don't exist any longer and have been gone for a while. So for the past couple of years they have been useless.

Finishing 3rd without having been in the game for a couple of years is rather impressive. Placing them 1st when they haven't won a game in years would be silly.

Anonymous said...

"(6 players went on to play academy for Rooney)"

This is not correct.

Anonymous said...

"Old stallions were very good too"

The Gunners were pretty good. But this was just another stop along the way for what was originally the Galicticos. This group would have made my top 10 had they worn the same jersey for more than a year. And they kind of made my list anyway as a number of these players are now at Parsippany.

Anonymous said...

EB has produced the most players moving to professional or development academies.

Anonymous said...

"EB has produced the most players moving to professional or development academies."

This may very well be true(although it might not be too). Regardless, I'd say the poster making this claim is heading in the right direction about what "success" really is about for youth programs. In the end, accomplishments like state championships earned at 14 or 15 years of age are great at the time, but become nothing more than memories soon thereafter. All right, they're good memories...but they're memories nonetheless.

For me, hoping my child will become a professional has always been pie in the sky. So I don't pay much attention to aspirations like these. My "goal" with my kids' youth soccer has always been to allow them a chance to develop to a point where their ability with this game will enhance their collegiate opportunities. So in this regard, I see the teams (and coaches) who have helped players the most in this manner to be the real winners. From this perspective, teams like Millburn or Marlboro are no longer significant as they didn't survive long enough to finish this task.

Anonymous said...

Good point made by the poster above.

The ultimate goal of the Elite teams these boys play for is to continue developing them so that they can compete at the collegiate level if they choose to do so.

A small fraction of club and even academy players will make it to the pros.

EB has fallen out of top 10 in the state for the first time ever, and it does jibe with the fact that they've lost many players to professional academies.

Anonymous said...

Define professional academy. You're contradicting yourself by saying the goal is collegiate play so what's the goal of professional academies? Is there a difference between academies and professional academies?

Anonymous said...

Either way...you choose.

My point is that even when a player is accepted into a Development Academy or a Professional Academy (MLS), a small fraction of players will make it to the pros. Hence, my assumption that most if not all players in this situation WILL want to play in college.

Anonymous said...

Assume all, and if 1 makes it to the actual big team consider it lucky.

Anonymous said...

Galactcios/Gunners are the best because one of their players is now on the roster for the u17 tournament in India so where did marlboro kick and run and millburn kick and run get them. Half the millburn kids on sdfc with the other half on tsf. Who knows what happened to marlboro. East brunswick also had some very good kids who are now professional. There is not really another team other than PDA who constantly competed with these top teams.

Anonymous said...

East Brunswick had kids who went professional? Where? Are they still in HS?

Anonymous said...

6:59

I am sorry to say but you sound like a bitter jealous father of a "rec" soccer player. As long as your son had fun and learned valuable life lessons should be enough to make you happy. I feel badly for people like you. This blog is not meant for people like you.

Anonymous said...

All Millburn players have left TSF to join the hugely disappointing SDFC team. Also, where did the MF black team come from? I know they were Princeton Black before MF but weren't they from Pennsylvania previously?

Anonymous said...

I know many of the players on Princeton Black came from the old Match Fit Chelsea squad.

Anonymous said...

5:40

All Millburn Players? I believe only 5 or 6 players went to SDFC..the 2012 Millburn team went in different directions after the season..although a very bad start at SDFC, they are a brand new team at the u16 age group..

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call SDFC hugely disappointing. Their results seem ok to me.Why do you think that?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Big shakeup in rankings at the bottom of the top 10 in EDP Central.

Anonymous said...

MF Black was Princeton Black after they first moved to NJ from PAE where they were Patriot Black.

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't call SDFC hugely disappointing. Their results seem ok to me.Why do you think that?"

I would agree that their results don't look too bad. But having seen them play on two different occasions, I wouldn't say they are fun to watch. As a matter of fact, it's looked pretty ugly to me.

But they definitely play hard.

Anonymous said...

Gottschee beat PDA 4-3 with PDA trying to catchup after goin down 4-1

Anonymous said...

It's been said a million times on this blog.

Any top team can beat each other on any given day, so this should not be a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Gottschee beat a PDA team comprised of U15 & U16's playing together. Rooney had at least 7 players not show that night.

Anonymous said...

Yeah whatever!!!

Likely excuse.

Anonymous said...

Why would a team like PDA have 7 players NOT SHOW UP for a game? That wouldnt be accepted on a Bridgwater B team.

Anonymous said...

11:29

Great point..

PDA Father:
Just accept the loss & move on. Your players didn't show up. It doesn't matter. They got the "W" and you got the "L"

Anonymous said...

"Rooney had at least 7 players not show that night. "

Maybe PDA Dad wasn't speaking literally, but figuratively instead?

Anonymous said...

wasn't there some disucssion before that you play whoever you play?
whether they had 7 players show up or not, literally, figuratively or otherwise, there was a game to play. if pda is going to grouse about 7 players not showing up and losing a game, then they shouldn't be so smug when they beat a team who is playing injured or missing key players. eh whatever.

Anonymous said...

any updates on this weekend's tournaments?

Anonymous said...

SDFC and east brunswick in the final at delco tomorrow

Anonymous said...

EB beats SDFC 2-0!

Anonymous said...

We competed against quality teams!

Anonymous said...

And lost? Anyone can compete against quality teams and lose. The real quality teams win.

Anonymous said...

So join us in the top bracket next time. When was the last time East Brunswick was in a top bracket? Real quality wins in a second bracket with 20th ranked teams.
But it is not about pushing players to their limits with you.
It is about winning and points!

Enjoy your hollow victory!

Anonymous said...

That's funny and such a lie that you don't care about pts and winning. Wasn't someone from TSF on this board screaming about how pts were getting their son into a D1 college program? No club cares more about pts and rankings than TSF. You can't win in the top flight but that's where you get the most pts. Don't worry, you can still get lots of pts for coming in fourth place.

Anonymous said...

Hey daddy what r u saying TSF never said anything about teams in the top bracket and we have been in the highest bracket at almost every tournament not gettin points so isk what your saying champ

Anonymous said...

I'm saying maybe you shouldn't be in the top bracket because your team never wins. Your results were better in the 2nd bracket. But you want everyone to believe you're a quality team.

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Anonymous said...

Anyone competing in the top bracket in Potomac is obviously somewhat quality idk what your saying

Anonymous said...

Enjoy losing to better teams boys but your parents and coaches all tell you you"re top quality.

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