WOW! Parsippany won their group at the Surf Cup and then a quarter final as well. They're playing in the semi-final today!Nice job representing Jersey!
The next team parsippany plays is Marin FC who is currently 4 in the country on gotsoccer. If parsippany manages to win this game, it will put west coast soccer to shame. I have seen fewster and Arlington play before and they are very challenging teams so parsippany must bring their A game. Good luck.
Parsippany lost their semifinal in San Diego today. But they sure made a good run out there.With all due respect to DoL and Mainland, making the final four out of 32 teams in the top flight at one of the very top tournaments in the country is easily the most impressive accomplishment by any team in this age group this year. And it might even be the most impressive ever.Good job Parsippany!
On this website dailymotion, i saw some of the parsippany game against Corinthians which was the 3rd game and the winner moved on from the tournament. Parsippany played really well and while there was times when Corinthians had a non stop attack, 9 or 10 players were always working to get behind the ball. Then, I'm not sure, but a guest player who was really fast on the right side would get the ball for parsippany. I believe he scored the lone goal in the game but I'm not sure. The parsippany team had something to prove and you could tell by the way they always went into a tackle like they were professionals. Im sure it got all of the southern teams who are technical (like Eb) very frustrated. As for Marin, because they are from California north, my guess is it is a team like tsf or PDA Rooney with better players who can keep more possession. Those teams could've kept Posseion for the entire game to wear down parsippany until they made a mistake or lapse of concentration and gave up a goal or 2.
Any chance you can provide a link to the video you mentioned? I looked on dailymotion for it but had not luck. Thanks.
Too bad this season had to end but I would say that Parsippany receives around 2200 points for their semi finals run. This would put them into 4th in the rankings behind eb. Over the fall, DOL will lose 5000 points, SJEB will lose 10000, EB loses around 3000, Parsippany loses 6000 in November and another 2000 in December, PDA loses 3000 in August and another 4000 in January, TSF loses 3000 but supposedly is falling apart, MF loses around 2500, Blackjacks lose 1000, Ironbound lose 4000, and stallions lose 2500. This will put the rankings estimated as EB, PDA, TSF, MF, Blackjacks, DOL, Parsippany but thats without their surf cup points and finally stallions and Ironbound and SJEB. These are in no way guaranteed. Hope everyone has a good high school season. Bye for Now!
"And it might even be the most impressive ever."Didn't PDA Rooney go pretty far in the Nationals a few years ago? If so, that was probably more impressive. But Parsipanys Surf cup success is pretty big for NJ.
I just took a look at the (roughly) 2,000 GS points Parsippany got for the Surf Cup and it seems pretty low to me. The idea that making the semifinals at a big tournament like this could have such a small payoff seems wrong. It got me thinking about the way GS goes about awarding points and I came to the conclusion that this case uncovers a real flaw in their approach.Frequently top tournament flights will include just 8 teams. And if 5 of them are ranked high enough, the point value can be pretty high. So being the best of 8 teams usually results in a maximum point award and being 2nd out of 4 in your group will get you semifinalist points.But the top flight at the Surf Cup included not 8, but 32 teams. So it was like four 8 team tournaments that then carried on two additional rounds before determining a champion. Clearly it’s a lot harder to reach the semifinal level in a tournament like this than in an 8 team format. Yet the GS system has no provision to award teams for this.If the 4 teams in Parsippany’s group and the 4 from the other group that matched up against them in the quarter finals had played in an 8 team top flight together, the flight value would have been about 7,500. And as the “champion” of these 8 teams Parsippany would have earned about 4,000 more points than they did at the Surf Cup.So my point is that flight values should have some relationship to the number of teams in the flight to more accurately reflect the value of a team’s effort. 4,000 more points would push Parsippany up to #2 in NJ and, after going to San Diego and getting the results they got, that sounds like a much more accurate ranking for this team.
TSF is not falling apart.
Got Soccer Points are useless - who cares anyway.
I heard TSF players have to buy another expensive uniform for the new season. That place is such an endless money grab!
People look way too far into the rankings. For one thing, the rankings start off inaccurate because academy teams aren't ranked. Second, the rankings are always changing because some kids continue to switch teams. Its not like professional soccer where players can only be transferred for 2 or 3 months of the year. Kids can switch teams at any time (and do) and a team like SFL (millburn) had all their points even after the good kids left. This resulted with Millburn having some 20000 points but the quality of team who deserved 2000 points. Then, they went to the top bracket at EDP cup and lost every game 4-0 because they couldn't compete. Meanwhile, Stallions or some other average team won the second bracket after beating Millburn 2 weeks prior. While this was 3 years ago, it still happens today. But most importantly, the rankings don't even matter because most of these club soccer kids want to play in College, and Colleges couldn't care less about whether your team was 1 in the state or 100 in the state. If you are good, Coaches will notice you. And meanwhile, Den of lions points come from: Maps fall challenge, edp cup, edp league, state cup, mssl explosion cup and edp cup spring. How many of those tournaments sound prestigious to you? And, because Den of Lions barely leaves New Jersey, they can only get their name out so far. Now look at parsippany. 8000 less points but they get their points from surf cup (California), Super Y Finals (Florida), NPL Finals (North Carolina) and edp cup. While they aren't ranked as high, their players must have much more exposure because they travel around. Think about how many coaches must have been at their surf cup semi final match. And no, they don't aren't 7 in the region but I assure you that more kids will go play soccer in college from parsippany than from Den of Lions. And then there is TSF, who prides themselves on raising professionals. And while it may not look like TSF has done anything special, I believe that TSF is one of those clubs who invites their good kids to go to places like Brazil or Spain or England in hopes that they will become successful. SO just remember that rankings aren't everything and the next time your kid wins edp cup, make sure they know what else is out there
TSF or any other club sending kids to Spain is purely a money maker. They don't care about kids becoming professional. They're not making any money from that.
The whole story about Millburn and GS points actually makes the point. Yes, in this case a team that no longer merited top flighting continued to get it because old points had not yet expired. But it's a clear example of how a teams get into top flights or prestigious tournaments...with GS points!Go back to the last Disney Showcase field and find all the teams that didn't have a good GS standing at the time when compared to other teams from their state/region. I haven't looked myself but would be very surprised if there were any, barring a USSF Academy team or two.So like it or not, earning GS points and maintaining high state/region GS rankings continues to be a ticket to the places where the coaches you want to play in front of are watching. My guess is Parsippany's showing at Surf Cup will get them almost anywhere they want to go for at least a while (assuming the tournament director isn't incompetent). But due to their current point total they could get a second (or even lower) flight at a tournament with 8 team flights and a bunch of highly ranked entries. And at tournaments like these, coaches tend watch the higher flights play.
I do not believe that is necessarily the case. Yes, you need to be an average/above average team to make some of these tournaments but there are a few poor teams in these tournaments as well. Go look at some of the teams in the Dallas Cup and the Surf Cup. Pay your fees and get in. How do these weaker teams get in without the valuable GotSoccer Points? The main reason good teams go to these tournaments is because of the past reputation of the tournament itself - it's also the reason why weaker teams stay away - who wants to travel such a distance to get blown out.All soccer coaches know the reputation and quality of play at all these tournaments - they don't need GotSoccer Points to know that.And as far as College Coaches - go ask any of them and most will say they do not look at GotSoccer Points. Had a nice conversation with a D1 coach recently and he laughed when I asked him about GotSoccer Points. They are looking for the individual player, not the team - and if a kid has the attributes the school is looking for they will go see him play regardless of where his team is ranked.Has anyone else spoken to a college coach about GotSoccer? I'm curious to see what was said.
My son recently went to one of those college camps in south jersey and he said that when he asked one of the coaches about gotsoccer, they said something of the same "looking for individual talent" speech. With that said, if you look at the bottom brackets at edp cup or one of those average tournaments, you can see that those teams are ranked 50th in the state with some 500 points and some of those teams have 1 or 2 very good players. And some of those teams like Mainland, may actually have been good for a long time but never gained points. Its the same way for Parsippany: the first time I heard about them was when they got to the finals of some tournament at Fort Dix but the finals were rained out. I had no idea who they were are thought that they couldn't be any good due to their lack of got soccer points but clearly they were good enough to make it to the finals in one of these top brackets at EDP cup of whatever. My point is that while got soccer points are not important, if your team isn't going to these big tournaments, the kids on those teams may not get looked at by college coaches. It is highly unlikely that a good player (who could compete in the top bracket) that is playing in the bottom bracket for Central Jersey Spartans or Mount Olive will get looked at as much as a kid who players for East Brunswick, PDA or any of the other top teams in the state. Because if you look at the logistics, it is much more likely that a good player will be found in the top bracket and coaches know that. So in conclusion, while Gotsoccer shouldn't be considered the way for a kid to get into college for soccer, it can be an asset if used correctly.
If a kid is good he will be looked at regardless of rankings.To gain a good look by a college you need to attend that school's College ID Camp and then follow-up with the coach when you are playing in Tournaments regardless of your team's ranking. If the coach has interest, he will come look at you - again, regardless of ranking.College coaches are not going to walk around tournament fields in all parts of the country following top ranked teams in the hope of getting a kid to attend their college - not soccer anyway. Especially if you are not one of the notably top ranked players in a given area - those players will be catered to. The player needs to show interest in the school first in order to start the process - and a good College ID showing is even more important. Got Soccer Rankings are meaningless to coaches in that respect. From those who I have spoken with anyway.
Looking at what is written here.One must be careful of GotSoccer rankings as teams which play in more tournaments, naturally, have the opportunity to gain more points. PDA does not appear to play in as many tournaments as SJEB or EB and it does seem that both of those teams gained most of their current points from last year or won tournaments in a lower bracket at a few tournaments. Perhaps both of them are going the way of Millburn?
It's funny how different people get different stories. I have a boyhood friend who's a D3 coach and I asked him about College ID camps. When he heard about the high level tournaments my son has been playing in he told me not to bother with the ID camps. He said most of them were fundraising driven and that playing at top tournaments will get my son in front of the people who will matter.Not saying my guy is definitely right. Just commenting on how what sound like very good arguments can be made for polar opposite opinions when it comes to this subject.
"Go look at some of the teams in the Dallas Cup and the Surf Cup. Pay your fees and get in."I think there are some blowouts at the Dallas Cup because they go out of their way to take teams from different regions and countries. Seem they want a field that comes from everywhere. But by the time the groups stage is over I don't think there are anything but very strong teams that survive. And I can tell you that the vast majoiryt of teams that apply for this one are turned down. So I think your claim that teams buy their way in is way off base.Surf Cup has a very clear western (California) flavor for sure. But I just looked at the group stage scores and they looked extremely close in almost every game. So I didn't spot to many weak teams in this one at all.With the number of teams trying to get accepted to Dallas, Surf Cup and Disney, a claim that you only need to pay the fee to play sounds silly to me.
Getting into the big tournaments are hard. And they do use some acceptances based on ranking. For example, there was a team from Florida who went to surf cup and they were the only other team not from region 4 in the u16 area. So you would expect that after making all the effort to go to california, they would get put in the first bracket regardless of ranking. WRONG. They went into the second bracket which shows how competitive it is to get into these tournaments. While it may not be cheap once you are accepted, it is still hard just to be able to get in. According to San Diego website, 3 state cup champions and finalists were turned down because they weren't good enough so that shows how competitive these tournaments are. As for Dallas, there is a rumor that not as many college coaches go because there are so many international teams. And it makes sense. Why would a coach go to see kids from England or Mexico when they can go to Disney or Surf and see all of the kids.
Some of the college Id camps may be a scam, but some of them can actually be very important. There are so many teams at tournaments and so many people the coaches have to see that it is hard to get noticed. or at least harder than going to an id camp. because those camps never have more than 500-600 kids and you're bound to have the coach you want to see you play look at you at least once.
I believe ID Camps for individual colleges are beneficial. That way the coach of that particular college can train/instruct to his specificity and see who may fit. The ones where they say 50 coaches will be there are a waste and certainly a money grab.
"There are so many teams at tournaments and so many people the coaches have to see that it is hard to get noticed. or at least harder than going to an id camp. because those camps never have more than 500-600 kids"500-600? I would think it would be awfully hard to get noticed amongst an army of this size.If a coach attends a high level tournament and focusses on one age group due to recruiting needs, he can probably see a dozen games over a two day period. Assuming he sees some teams twice, I'd guess that 16-18 teams may get a chance to show what they'd got. So the total number of players might be 180 or less and that includes the substitutes. Seems to me that getting noticed in this type of environment while playing competitive matches would be a much better way than with wearing #526.
"And it makes sense. Why would a coach go to see kids from England or Mexico when they can go to Disney or Surf and see all of the kids."I'd agree this makes sense to some degree. But there are still a bunch of outstanding American teams at Dallas. And besides, what would prevent an American College coach from recruiting players from foreign countries? My college team had a bunch of players from England and Ireland many years ago.
Funny how US college coaches love to get foreign players (offering them full scholarships). They know that other countries have better player development
Last week I met a recent college grad from a well known NJ school who played soccer there. He was from Columbia and had a free ride.College coaches want the best players they can find and don't care where the come from,
I should add that this young man I met was an impressive kid and I am sure he made his school very happy that they'd managed to find him!I haven't seen him play but something tells me he's pretty good!
Been extremely quiet in here.Any movements/rumors/break-ups?
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What is the story at EB.They were a very large roster last year if memory is correct.Did more players go Academy?
EB is making the necessary changes to field the best team possible and get the most looks from college coaches.
Very unusual. By changes we assume cutting players. Why cut so many players from a successful team ranked 2 in the state and then post for more players? The last time we played EB the roster was maxed. Something is wrong with this picture. Perhaps they were expecting the academy players to come back but they never did.
Assume what you want. The core EB team is still strong and looling to get stronger with the right talent added to the roster.
I think the head coaching change EB U16 is the most interesting one.
Very good point. Losing one third of team and coaching change late in the season when many teams are set. Sounds like mass exodus. It will be curious to see. The two midfielders made that team. Did they leave as well? Such a small roster does not leave room for error or injury.
Late in the season?Their season doesn't start until November at this age group, Besides, most players are in the midst of their High School season, so changes at this stage are not as shocking as you make it seem.Why can't it just be a sensible coaching change to make the team better............nothing more......nothing less.
The contact for the tryout info is the long term coach. So he clearly looks to remain involved. But it appears he is stepping aside to put the St. Peter's coach in charge. That's what I find interesting.EB has been at or near the top of this age group since the boys were in elementary school and I don't expect that to change now.
I always wonder what might have been posted that was so inappropriate the admin felt the need to delete it.
Just looking at the teams on the list for next month's EDP Cup/MSSL Showcase and it looks like there will be a very strong top flight there.Montco, Fewster, LDC, North Utd., Pachuca, Patriot Red, and Parsippany would seem to be locks for what has typically been an 8 team top flight. And there are some interesting options for the remaining spot. My guess is they'll take Delaware Rush, but teams like Mainland and even Pipleine might warrant some consideration. There's also a Canadian team that I know nothing about.And there are a number of new teams on this list including the SDFC startup, a new Match Fit team (99/00 Blue?) and a second Parsippany team so it will be interesting to see where these teams are flighted.And with teams coming from as far away as Canada and VA, I think the EDP organizers should be applauded for regularly staging high quality tournaments in Tuckahoe. Great venue and pretty convenient for Jersey Boys!Sorry for looking ahead so far but the HS soccer I've been watching has been pretty horrible and I'm anxious to see a decent level of play again!
Pleasant Valley has now been added to the EDP Cup list of teams. As the 8th ranked team in NYE and a finalist in the NYE State Cup, I think they too should get some top flight consideration.Who knows, maybe EDP will break from tradition and expand the top flight? I doubt it but you never know. The tournament doesn't kick of for another 6 weeks and a couple of more highly competitive teams could make this a possibility.
I know I'm the only one who appears to care about the EDP Cup but I couldn't help but notice that there are some new teams on the applied list.New flight contenders include Northern Steel(PAW), Maryland Utd. and PDB Utd (NYE). Northern Steel made the semis in Delco's top flight last spring. Maryland Utd. is ranked 75th in the country and 6th in MD. And PDB Utd. is ranked 5th in NYE and 59th nationally.In alphabetical order, the list now includes:1. Delaware Rush2. Fewster3. LDC4. Mainland5. Maryland Utd.6. Montco7. North Utd8. Northern Steel9. Pachuca10. Parsippany11. Patriot Red12. PDB Utd.13. Pipeline14. Pleasant ValleyI'd say all of these teams have resumes that would support top flighing. And I think it would be great for this tournament if they expanded from the usual 8 team top flight and got them all in there.But I'll be surprised if that happens.Should be a great tournament regardless though with an extremely competitive Championship flight so I'm really looking forward to it.(I should also not that DoL has put their "B" team (Galaxy) on the list. Too bad the NJ Cup holders don't appear to be playing.
After a quick review, Pipeline should probably not be on that list.Maybe a 12 team top flight?
But then again, if some of the stronger "local" teams like EB, DoL, Dix Hills, Calverton, Batimore Celtic, Penn Fusion, etc. were to still get on board, this could turn out to be one of the more competitive tournaments in the country.I'll go away now!
Basing merit on GotSoccer rankings isn't a great way to go about this. Pipeline isn't a "top flight" team. Pleasant Valley isn't either and Mainland is a stretch. Nor are Smithtown who are now 4th in NY according to Got Soccer.This will be a very good 8 team tournament. Northing more and nothing less. There may be some good teams that are left out but there aren't enough to expand the top flight beyond 8 teams.
Does anyone know if Pda is having a tournament the same weekend as the Edp cup? Just went on their website and found nothing. That site is definitely not updated!
The pdasoccer.org site indicates there is a U16 tournament starting 11/27 but doesn't give much more detail. It will be interesting to see if some of the top NJ teams who are not on the EDP list are playing there instead.In other tournament news, the Disney Accepted Teams list has been posted.http://www.gotsport.com/events/teamlist.asp?EventID=45988&ShowAll=&Gender=&AgeFilter=16&ApplyFiltersButton=Apply+FiltersJust two NJ teams in this age group (MF Black and Parsippany) but a number of other "local" teams like Dix Hills, NYSC, Manhattan SC and Yonkers.
How can a club like PDA put on a tournament at this level and not have any information on their website? Do they think that are that exceptional? How about an accepted teams list and a "colleges attending" list? This tournament is in three weeks and nothing is posted. How are the boys supposed to contact coaches if they cannot go to a list of who will be attending? Is this the way PDA runs their club? It seems to me that this club is just not what it used to be!
The Accepted Teams list for the PDA tournament has been posted and includes Rooney, EB and MF Black among others. But still no schedule for this one.And there's still no schedule for the EDP Cup either.Meanwhile, Disney kicks off a month after these two and the schedule is already posted. Both MF Black and Parsippany are in the second (Premier) tier of flights with MF in Premier Black and Parsippany in Premier Gray. Good luck to the Jersey Boys!
I've been looking at the Disney groups and can't imagine how hard it must be to set the flights for this tournament. So many teams with stellar resumes.My thought is that Disney should find a way to get beyond the 8 team groups they're used to and expand to a 32 team top flight like the Dallas and Surf Cups.Should we assume the Showcase Red winner is the best team? Might it really be the Showcase Black Champ? And who's to say the Premier Black winner wasn't really the best team in the entire tournament? Let the players decide who the real champion is instead of trying to chop the tournament up into bite sized pieces.
Still no schedule the PDA tourney but an indication that this will be posted on 11/18.And along with Rooney, it looks like PDA's "U15 Academy" team will be in the mix there. Not sure if these are the same players as the U16/16 Academy team that has been taking a pounding in the Academy League or not. But, if so, it will be interesting to see how a lower level Academy teams stacks up against Club teams with established quality (EB, MF).
...the same players as the U16/16 Academy team ...Sorry, this was intended to read "U15/16 Academy team."
The brackets finally came out for edp cup. In the top is only 6 teams consisting of 2 brackets of 3. One bracket (group of death) is fewster, parsippany and pachuca while the other side are patriot montco and North united. Thoughts comments? I guess montco and fewster go through but anything can happen
Bethesda attendance?How does this stack up?
The brackets for the EDP Cup are odd. The teams in the top flight don't play the teams in their own group, but the three teams in the other group. And there doesn't appear to be a final on the schedule.So it looks like all teams will play just three games (1 each on Fri, Sat and Sun) and the team with the most points (or best in tiebreakers) will be the winner.Not sure I like this idea. Definitely haven't seen it before. But if I've got this right, at least it means just 1 game a day for the players.
Regarding Bethesda vs. EDP, strong fields in both with a number of teams making both trips. But I've got to think that, overall, Bethesda looks slightly better.And the set up looks better too. 4 teams in a group so 3 games for each in 3 days but you can't lose to a team you don't even play like it looks like could happen at EDP.
I don't understand why all these tournaments have such small brackets. By having small brackets, a good team but not a great team could end up being in the third or 4th bracket. Delaware Rush is in the 8th with Ldc in the 7th. Both these teams were discussions for a top 8 team but have been relegated. What I think it does is when a college asks which bracket your in and u tell them the 7th, they look at u like u must be joking and go watch pachuca play montco in the top bracket. I know this isn't always the case but sometimes it has to be. And another question, why even play in the bottom bracket. Which colleges look there? Overall, I'd say Bethesda is better but that is also because they are a more prestigious tournament and do t have to compete with pda tourney. As always, good luck to parsippany, sdfc Logan, mainland and all the other jersey teams. Do our state proud!
I'd say the small groups have to do with limiting the teams to one game per day without having the tournament last more than 3 days. Disney and Dallas run for 5 days so they have enough time to have bigger flights.And regarding Bethesda vs EDP, I think a look at the coaches attending makes the comparison of these two pretty easy. Bethesda is a much better place to be seen.And coaches may see a lot more than the top flights at these tournaments. Both have some very good teams in "lower" flights.
But I also disagree that the PDA tournament offers any real competition to either of these. The "top" teams at PDA are well down the flight lists at Bethesda.
And regarding the placement of teams in these tournaments, I'm hoping the organizers know something I don't. Cause sticking the PAE State Champs (LDC) below teams like Logan, Lower Merion, SJEB and Penn Fusion's B team is very hard to understand.
Another interesting team placed low is Delaware rush who are in Disney premier bracket.
Taking a look at Delaware Rush's recent record, the Disney flighting may be the more curious one. This team finished 9th in the Spring EDP league and has won just one of their 7 matches since then (against a NYW team named Lockport?).And the more I look at LDC, I'm starting to think they must have asked for lower flighting at both Bethesda and EDP. They're 7 flights down in both and it seems to hard to believe that both tournaments would coincidentally move them so far down their lists.
In agreement about Bethesda and it is interesting. I appears as though Matchfit, EB and Mainland have done the same thing. Bracketed in flight 5 or 6. You would believe a State Cup Champion or a 2 or 4 ranked team in NJ would want to be more competitive based on their track record and be in one of the top 3 brackets.
Ah, but we need the points. Its all about the points.
Being bracketed 5th or 6th in a tournament with 4 team flights is the same as 3rd in a tournament with 8 team flights (which most of us are used to). And with 20 more teams at EDP this Thanksgiving than last year for this age group, the competition for seeding at top tournaments is probably tougher as well.Can't say that EB or MF weren't bracketed properly at Bethesda. I mean really, what has either accomplished lately?I, too, wish Jersey teams warranted more respect. But aside from Parippany's impressive showing at Surf Cup this summer, I don't see any recent NJ results that deserve this.
- Parsippany was beaten by both Den of Lions and EB last year. Handled rather easily by EB as a matter of fact. They're a decent team but hardly the class of NJ.So please, stop patting yourself on the back
The PDA team mention above, is the 2000/U15 Pre-Academy team!
"Parsippany was beaten by both Den of Lions and EB last year. Handled rather easily by EB as a matter of fact. They're a decent team but hardly the class of NJ.So please, stop patting yourself on the back"LOL! I had no idea that my "patting myself on the back" would somehow ruffle your feathers so badly! But I think you missed the point so I'll try again. The point was that there is no "class of NJ." That top teams from NJ don't typically seem to fare too well against those from other states. In last spring's EDP Central, 7 or 8 NJ teams ALL finished behind the two PAE teams. When's the last time an NJ team actually won a high flight at a big tournament? Am I forgetting one or do we need to go back to U12 to find it?So if you thought I was calling Parsippany the best team in NJ, I regret I didn't make myself clear. The only point I was illustrating is that their semi-final finish in a 32 team flight at one of the most competitive tourneys in the country is about the most impressive result I've seen from an NJ team (compared to teams from other states) in a long time. And that the fact that there are no NJ teams in the very top flights of the best tournaments shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone at this point.Got it? Now fix your feathers and chill Bro!
"The PDA team mention above, is the 2000/U15 Pre-Academy team! "Thanks for the clarification. I would think they're pretty good and won't be surprised if the win.
Yms won their first game at Bethesda 5-0 so I'm beginning to wonder if they really deserve to be as low as they are in the brackets.
"Yms won their first game ..."I think you mean LDC, right. Easy enough mistake to make.And yes, they thumped both of their first two opponents with a 4-1 win in their second game.They get NJ Gottschee tomorrow and that should be an interesting match.
Looks like TSF and NJ Gottschee won their groups at Bethesda today. The 6th and 8th of 4 team flights so no the highest level of competition. But wins nonetheless so congrats to them both.MF Black was the highest flighted NJ team in the 4th group and finished 2nd to ISA. EB appears to be the runner up in the 5th group to Maryland Utd. although it's conceivable that Logan could have passed them with a great result in their game where the score isn't posted.The result from Gottshcee's game on Friday still isn't posted either which seem odd.Had this been the traditional 8 team flight format, MF would have earned semi-final points in the 2nd flight and EB (or Logan?) would have done the same in the 3rd. TSF would have made the 3rd flight final and Gottshcee would have made the 4th...although the groups may have been set up very differently in this case.Sorry NJ lovers but the results are far from flattering to the Garden State.
With a recent lack of quality results from nj teams, if a New Jersey team Doesn't win a top 4 bracket this week at edp cup, I will finally believe that nj isn't the soccer state it used toBe for u 16.
If you were to cut up the Atlantic Regions states into countries like Europe and use a UEFA-like coefficient to determine Champions League invitations, MD, VA, PAE and NYE would be the equivalents of England, Spain, Germany and Italy. New Jersey, at best, would be Holland,
And with FSA and Revolution Utd., CT might be the equivalent of Portugal and a step ahead of Holldand!BTW, Fewster won the top flight at Bethesda and are the clear cut favorite at EDP.
New Jersey would be Belgium because they're are teams you may have heard of but nobody too special
I can live with Belgium. But I was thinking Holland because of the great tradition combined with the lack of current success.Either way, right now we're far from even France!
"Regarding Bethesda vs. EDP, strong fields in both..."Don't know what kind of Cool Aid I was drinking when I posted this. The field at Bethesda was much better than what EDP has to offer this weekend.Sure, Fewster and Montco are/were in the top flights at both. But aside from Patriot Red, EDP lacks any real achievers. The 3rd flight at Bethesda included solid teams like BRYC, Penn Fusion, Manhattan Villa and Calverton. The same seeding of teams at EDP includes the likes of Logan, Lower Merion and an SDFC team that hasn't even played a match yet.Aside from attracting one of the real class teams from the region (Fewster), EDP falls far short of Bethesda. So sorry for being a dummy back on 11/16!
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