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...

If ts aren't considered a quality team in the state who is just pda and parsippany

Anonymous said...

TSF is definitely a quality team. Not the best, but definitely quality. Some troller out here to just bash all the teams.

Anonymous said...

Hate to burst your bubble, but MF Black also played some tough competition.

Tougher than what TSF played.

Anonymous said...

I c montaco fewster and northern United and TSF and they lost all those games
TSF lost to montaco in overtime Manhattan in the last minute Loudon beat la premier and tied Dix hills twice and lost to Yonkers by one once and beat bryc I think their somewhat quality idk

Anonymous said...

Parsippany was at Potamac and they had better results than TSF so maybe TSF should stop bragging. They won 1 game.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany played a team TSF beat 6-1 and 4-0 wtf r u saying they were in the second bracket

Anonymous said...

I do not understand why TSF gets so much attention on this blog. What is so special about TSF? What do they offer that makes them superior to other teams in this age group? I am trying to figure this out.
What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

NOTHING special about TSF.

Someone just keeps bringing them up on this blog at an attempt to keep them relevant.

Anonymous said...

Gottschee put it on Black for a 2-0 win.

Anonymous said...

MF played one man down after a red card.

Outcome would have been different if at full strength.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit played their reserves good try

Anonymous said...

Why would MF play their reserves?

The EDP league is still up for grabs.

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Anonymous said...

Yes MF did get a red card. But Gottschee was already in the lead 1-0. The red came 20 minutes before second half ended. Also either way Gottschee was creating more oppertunites to score. Correct me if I'm wrong but that's what I saw. The second goal was going to to happen either way in my opinion. Maybe it helped a little that you were one man less but it was coming. I think Gottschee just dominated more. But either way like people have said in this blog. Any top team can beat anyone else at any given day.

Anonymous said...

Guys please.. Stop making excuses like that PDA parent made. Face it you guys lost and they won. No team would send in reserves for a league like this. What would be the point of that? Isn't the point to win the league so they get first? Not just give up losses?

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Anonymous said...

will be interesting to see EDP showcase group of Parsippany, Gottschee, and SJEB next week

Anonymous said...

11:36

MF lost the game fair and square. But I don't understand why a handful of their starters were on the bench. Maybe they didn't get playing time in the previous tournament? What I am seeing more & more in "pay to play soccer" is that coaches are sacrificing EDP games to play everyone and only play their starters in tournaments & state cup games. MF isn't the only team that does this. When the focus is on points this seems to be the trend.

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Anonymous said...

8:50 am

yes, I was wondering about that too - if all they care about is points, then why sacrifice the EDP games. you still get points for EDP, right? or why even bother playing in the EDP if you don't care for those points?

MF - why didn't you play your starters, and then trash gottschee because they beat you. same with PDA - you complain that 7 players didn't show up to play. and then you're a sore loser, downplaying gottschee because they beat you.
if you come to play a game, then play with whatever players you have, starters or reserves, or don't come at all. suck up the loss and move on.

Anonymous said...

Everyone on the team is paying. A coach can't just play his starters all the time and if they do, they players who never play are going to leave and that could be a big financial loss. What really seems unfair is you have some families paying $0 and their kid plays all the time and the players on the bench have to subsidize him.

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Anonymous said...

Who cares where your from. You're disrespectful and your coach should talk to you about not embarrassing your club and family.

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Anonymous said...

I ageee

Anonymous said...

MF black played horrible this weekend they should pay people to play for them not charge them.

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Anonymous said...

10:04 am

Are you talking about MF?
or just any team?

Whether a coach plays his starters some or all of the time, that is his decision.
But if you don't play your starters because you need to play the other players, then don't cry if you lose.

Anonymous said...

It appears as though a player has decided to impersonate someone from Parsippany again, as they claim to have been style Match Fit v Gotschee game which occurred at the same time as their practice two hours away. This is not appreciated and is frustrating to those that are regulars on this board.

As for the person that responded to the Parsippany impersonator claiming they are a glorified town team, you are also misinformed. Parsippany recently aligned itself with Bayern Munich and just last month had a player represent the club as part of a "Bayern US Affiliates" team in Munich. Please do not make negative statements about other teams without proper evidence or research.

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Anonymous said...

4:41

State of New Jersey?

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Anonymous said...

4:41, your post is very difficult to decipher but it appears as though you are mocking Parsippany once again. Please do not use players names as that is against board rules

Anonymous said...

Ok sorry I didn't realize where can I find these blog rules

Anonymous said...

Click on talking youth soccer at the top of the page for authors profile. You 16 yr olds are not as smart and tough as you think you are.

Anonymous said...

FACTS most underrated team in nj is pasco

Anonymous said...

10:18

I am a 16yr old that is embarrassed by the ignorance of some on this blog. I guarantee that none of my teammates are feeding into this nonsense. I have never posted before in this blog but felt it necessary

On June 2 12:27 some kid bashed the parents on this blog..parents should be encouraged to share on this blog..besides being very immature & undisciplined, these kids are very unappreciative..without our parents driving us to/from practice, tournaments, and spending thousands of dollars traveling, etc. we would not be soccer players.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post, I'm sure you're a good kid as most youth players are. It's unfortunate that a few ignorant kids(and parents) can ruin a good experience for others.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for representing Jersey soccer talk, 12:11.

Anonymous said...

Predictions on next weekends tournament at hammonton?

Anonymous said...

EB beats Logan Black Jacks 2-0

Take first place in Region 1 Premiere DIvision of Champions League.

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Anonymous said...

If I'm white can I play on Match Fit Black?

Anonymous said...

Top 3 teams in the state and why ?

Anonymous said...

TSF now ranked first in state after finishing 4th in EDP north. Would love to see a PDA Rooney vs. Tsf game. Winner of that would be the undisputed number 1 team in NJ if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

TSF is in the 2nd flight of EDP tournament. MF in first.

Anonymous said...

Wierd how TSF is in the second bracket even though they beat matchfit

Anonymous said...

TSF is a fluke.

PDA versus MF Black is undisputed best in NJ.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit black has already lost too gotschee TSF and pda and Logan this year sooooooo

Anonymous said...


I am fairly new to this blog..

What does TSF stand for? Are they an academy? From what I heard, they charge almost $3,400? Is the training that good? Is it a good investment? My son was offered a spot for next year. They only saw him play 1x and I felt as if they are more concerned with filling a roster.

Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

the sports factory. not an academy but tells parents they are. They need to justify those huge fees. overpriced compared to other clubs. My son was there and got very little playing time because they play the same starters most of the game and then tell parents it's all about training for player development.

Anonymous said...

whats his name

Anonymous said...

why? whats your name?

Anonymous said...

What's my name?

Anonymous said...

Looks like MF Blue had a draw against TSF 2-2 a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

11:44

Was this the TSF academy or club team? If it was their club team, it is a non-event.

Anonymous said...

theres no academy team there all teams. Are they playing in the academy league?

Anonymous said...

TSF and MF tied in an EDP league event. Interested how the two teams do this weekend in EDP showcase

Anonymous said...

9:44

No affiliation w/ either team..they are each in separate brackets..MF is definitely facing tougher competition. Unfortunately for NJ teams, we are lagging behind other states top teams. I would be very surprised if either team won their bracket. I hope that I am proven wrong.
Good luck to all NJ teams!

Anonymous said...

Any news about 1st games in Hammonton?

Anonymous said...

No scores posted from today's EDP Showcase results as yet. That's pretty weak.

I can tell you that EB and SJEB drew 0-0. And while I didn't see it myself, I was told that Parsippany blasted Gottschee.

Anonymous said...

Parsippany beat Gottschee 4-0.

And it is odd that no scores (for any of the flights) are posted. Must be a technical problem.

Anonymous said...

May 9, 2016 at 9:43 PM
"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."

I thought I'd read that TSF was heading to the Surf Cup this year. But this appears not to be the case as they are not on the Accepted Teams list for this one.

https://events.gotsport.com/events/teamlist.aspx?eventid=51482
(U18)

Anonymous said...

Yea because it wasn't us talking

Anonymous said...

Matchfit black had a rough weekend. While cedar stars matchfit blue parsippany gotschee and TSF all won

Anonymous said...

I was at Tuckahoe today and wouldn't put any credence on any of the results. Yes, the grass is great. But the wind there today made it impossible to play soccer in any reasonable manner.

Anonymous said...

I am not going to say a lot about this weekends results but everyone should know that FC Copa who talks like they can compete with a top 10 team in the state lost 8-0 in the finals of the 2nd bottom bracket to a team I had never heard of. Also know that Parsippany white lost 8-0 to a team who had 0 points prior to that game. The silver bracket was the only bracket where all teams were evenly matched. Other than that, poor bracket making by edp.

Anonymous said...

Actuallly the bottom bracket was also competitive with Edison, Montclair and Aberdeen all competing fiercly.

Anonymous said...

Stop spreading rumors. That was the FC Copa B team that lost 8-0. The A team won their group at EDP Showcase this week. The B team sucks, the A team can compete with anyone.

Anonymous said...

"...the A team can compete with anyone."

Isn't Porto the "A" team at FC Copa? If so, congrats on that impressive win in the 7th flight today!

This tremendous victory, coupled with their 9th place finish (out of 10 teams) in a 2nd division EDP league this spring is clear evidence that they "can compete with anyone."

C'mon Bro!

Anonymous said...

Is anyone familiar with youth soccer in other countries? I ask because I'm wondering if the quality of refereeing in other parts of the world is as bad as we see here.

I know refereeing a soccer match is a very tough job and that by the end, you'll have pleased half the people (the winners) while ticking off the other half (the losers). So I appreciate the difficulty.

But the quality of refereeing I see regularly is so poor it's hard to stomach. Refs who don't seem to have any grasp of playing advantage when a foul is committed are the norm and not the exception. And the common practice of merely cautioning players who foul to deny obvious goal scoring opportunities makes dragging down a player on the way to the goal a good tactical decision. These are examples of just a couple of errors I see far too frequently.

But not fully grasping the laws of the game isn't their worst offence. This honor goes to the host of refs who seem to think the point of the game is for them to exercise their authority. So instead of a youth soccer game, we get some sad middle-aged man on a power trip.

There are some very good referees. But, unfortunately, they are few and far between and I wonder if this is an American problem or if we share this collective incompetence with the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

Refereeing is bad everywhere at every level. Just take a look at the handball goal from Peru against Brazil.

Anonymous said...

That Peru goal was a blatant cheat, but you can't blame the referees for missing that call. It happened so fast that unless they implement the two goal line referees as a standard practice, this will continue to happen.

Unfortunate for Brazil, but then again what goes around comes around.

Brazil has cheated plenty of times to advance.

Anonymous said...

You know what team cheats? Match fit blue paid the refs which is why Cedar Stars Newark didnt win.

Anonymous said...

6:33pm

Thinking a Cedar Stars player is still recovering from the EDP showcase.

Anonymous said...

PDA 2-0 over MF Black last night which is not a surprise. MF Black is now the "B" team of the U16 Boys at MF.

Anonymous said...

Any thoughts/info on the new ENPL boys league for next season?

Anonymous said...

SJEB lost 10-0 to Manhattan Villa yesterday

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is quite a score from the SJEB/Villa match!

Manhattan Villa is a very good team and SJEB is not as good as some seem to think. But that is a crazy result regardless and has me wondering if there were a few Barons sent off.

Anonymous said...

11:53

I doubt if there were players sent off. Let's assume there were..so it would have been 7-0 worst case scenario. SJEB is not a good team. Why is this so shocking! In all reality, most teams in NJ would have lost (not by that margin) NJ is simply mediocre compared to top teams in many states.

Anonymous said...

11:50

"...most teams in NJ would have lost (not by that margin) NJ is simply mediocre compared to top teams in many states."

Can't say I disagree. I doubt there's a team in NJ who could beat Manhattan Villa these days without a lot of good fortune. But as you have said yourself, not too many of the recognized NJ teams would lose by a 10-0 margin. So the fact that we agree about the overall mediocrity of top NJ teams, I think you'd have to agree that this is still a pretty shocking score line.

I thought Chile would beat Mexico. But I was shocked by that 7-0 result as well. (Not to compare the quality of U16 soccer in NJ to International teams of course).

Anonymous said...

So why are you comparing a professional game to u16 soccer? Your point is?

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Anonymous said...

3:18

Maybe we should compare Pop Warner football and the NFL!

Anonymous said...

11:21

"(Not to compare the quality of U16 soccer...)"

I guess you didn't fare too well in Reading Comprehension.

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Anonymous said...

Middletown Coyotes Red are really on the rise after picking up a few quality players this year. Finished 1st in Edp Maps elite central, won the EDP Cup and are beating top teams such as Arsenal Maximus Rage, Toms River Elite Newcastle. FC Gotschee. I could see them being ranked very good after next season.

Anonymous said...

9:25

In the top 100?

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Anonymous said...

Get a life jerk. You are coaching kids? God help them!

Anonymous said...

Most likely he's coaching his son's "Rec" team..still not good for the kids.

Anonymous said...

What is the Regional tournament being played this week at PDA? What is the National Cup? The competition is lackluster at best. Why is Matchfit in every tournament?

Anonymous said...

Why are you so bothered that MF participate in so many tournaments?

Anonymous said...

"Get a life jerk. You are coaching kids? God help them! "

A simple apology for being unable to read in context would have been sufficient.

You're an imbecile.

Anonymous said...

you are the fool here. You are obviously a very aggressive person and you shouldn't be coaching children. Does it make yo feel good to rant like an idiot?

Anonymous said...

Of course as we talk about top teams in NJ being unable to compete against top sides from other states, Parsippany goes out and defeats GPS MA Elite (the number one team in Massachusetts) 3-0 today at the regional tournament at PDA. Oh the irony

Anonymous said...

You're an imbecile.

Anonymous said...

What? Why??

Anonymous said...

Just took a look at the teams playing at PDA this week. There are some pretty good ones there. GPS, NYSC, MF Black, TSF and Parsippany isn't a bad field at all.

Surprised Rooney isn't playing at home.

Anonymous said...

Rooney start regionals in West Virginia on Thursday, so no surprise there

Anonymous said...

Okay. That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.

Anonymous said...

How does TSF get the lucky draw of playing FC Copa Porto and NJ Arsenal?

Both seem significantly weaker than TSF.

Anonymous said...

TSF won narrowly against FC Copa 2-1, the same difference they beat NYSC by. FC Copa was also unlucky to tie NJ Force as they deserved to win and had much more chances.

Anonymous said...

Is FC Copa a NJ team?

Anonymous said...

I'd say the new "Jekyll and Hyde" team is Parsippany. They beat a top flight GPS team 3-0 and then lose to CSA Newark the next day?

Anonymous said...

8:59

And they will follow up with a dominating 3-1 win over MF Black tomorrow. Guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

Guaranteed!.....that's a laugh!

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