Like it or not, TSF was just a semi-finalist in the NJ Cup. So I would think that had a lot to do with their flighting.I'm not saying one couldn't make a good argument that they were in a weak bracket in the NJ Cup, but they were semi-finalists regardless.
And regarding the EB/Roma comments above, I agree that these two teams play pretty darn good soccer against each other. Easily the most entertaining matchup between NJ Club teams of this age.
I think tsf is average. They used to be good but not anymore. The sad thing for tsf is, every other age group has a top 50 team in country. They should be 100-150th. They've lost to all the good teams eb/ Roma/ Princeton/ patriot red but they also have lost to really average teams. 2-0 defeat to Vistula. Loss to gunners, Danubia Celtic, mount olive, manhattan villa, western pioneers, Morris united and priceyon orange. The team has strengths. Super y league, great coaches, 2 or 3 kids arguably acadamy but the team always has easy brackets and still has managed to get a 33% win pct. I still have not seen them beat/ play at same level of a top team in nj. Currently unless you are in the top 5 of nj, you are not competing. Maybe excludes Parsipsnny or stallions. Overall on 6-7 good teams in nj not including acadamies.
Ironbound forfeits the match against gottschee in advance. Maybe they are. Trying to avoid another 10-0 massacre??
That's why they are in the sixth bracket of edp cup
I don't think Ironbound forfeited against Gottschee. That was the same day that Gottschee was playing State Cup semifinal, so most probably they had to reschedule. Looks like Ironbound is still trying to find what clicks for them on the field, after the big change of old and new players last year. I'm sure they'll be back in the top levels after they find out what works for them. but yeah, they better find it soon, if they want to continue in the competitive field play.
Does anyone know what happened to the Haddonfield Black Dawgs. I have not see anything about them this season?
The Black Puppies broke up......could not take the beating by other quality teams. So when you can't beat them, join them. Their only best player went to Princeton Black. Not much of an impact there though.
How about those Den of Lions?Can they now say it wasn't luck or a fluke that they won state champs last year?What a joke!
Den of Lions are the ones laughing. They beat all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol yeah but where are you now?
Den of lions should have lost to BOTH stallions teams along with the fact that they play dirty and even there coach is dirty. They are the reason that nobody wants to play soccer in america.
"...they better find it soon, if they want to continue in the competitive field play."Make no mistake about it. A 2-0 score has been posted as the result of the Roma/Ironbound EDP League match so this one has not been rescheduled due to the NJ Cup. Ironbound chose to forfeit this match, making a clear statement that they have no interest in a "competitive field of play."Had they a sincere interest in competing they'd have gone and played the game! Sorry, but this is an embarrassingly sad moment for a club with an otherwise great history.
Word in the wind is that there could be some big changes at Princeton Black in the fall. The rumor mill is whispering about the Philadelphia Union Academy team offering a spot or two to current PB players.I suppose we'll see if there's any truth to this come August.
If we are talking about rumors, I heard PDA Rooney cut 5 players to jinky so new players could join- also, tsf is getting a couple new kids from decent clubs, maybe it will turn into one of the better teams at the club, like tsf x or tsf u13- haddonfield is no longer a serious club, mount olive is extremely overrated and plays kick and run--- these are just rumors so none of this is set in stone
Isn't Princeton Black joining Match Fit? Since they lost their Academy status they are desperate to have any team come in and join them.
There could be other reasons why Ironbound chose to forfeit that game - like scheduling conflicts or player availability, etc. so is Princton Black breaking up too? or just the team moving to Matchfit, if the rumors are true?
I heard the same about Black too. Picking up their toys and moving to MF in search of a better coach was the story I heard.
Princeton players going to MF? That can't be true. Didn't they lose their academy status for boys?
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EB you are looking at more than one or two- you are looking at 3-5 because your best players are leaving to academy. WHICH THEY SHOULD DO.AND if they dont, you should push them to move on. If you clasiffy yourself as coach of development- if you DONT then I can only imagine what your office looks like. Hanging up all the youth medals and trophies. If you are a real coach, you would send your players to the academy level and have them playing at the highest level in the country rather than your glorified town team. other than PDA and RED BULLS, the NJ "club teams" are good. No where near great.
Sounds like a bitter parent of a team EB pounced on!EB has more talent than you think. They will remain a top team in the state and country for years to come.Academies are not the only ones who attract talent. And not every player is in it to be a professional.
EB can join Princeton at MF. A win for everyone!
The only true academy in NJ is Red Bulls. The others are just a business. If your son wants to play at the next level, he has a much better chance by playing for a good high school team and top club rather than play 10 minutes at a college showcase. Academies are not the only ticket to scholarships..very helpful..but not the only way..if your son is good, they will recognize his talent anywhere.
"There could be other reasons why Ironbound chose to forfeit that game - like scheduling conflicts or player availability, etc."What is this? Naivety time?They've managed to schedule and field a team for all their other league matches. And the forfeit was conceded with plenty of time left in the season to schedule a match. And it was to be played in Newark so there was no travel burden to consider.What look painfully obvious is that they didn't want to play a team that has recruited just about all of their better players in the past year or two and who beat the poop out of them in the fall.It's fun to be naïve at times though.
Totally agree with the above comment. Red bulls is the only true academy. PDA sucks. Training sucks. Coaches are really one step up from rec. don't waste your money. A total business. Can get much better development else where. Their management people even worse. Match fit and Njsa. An even bigger waste of money. Especially at the lower age acedemy levels.
"It's fun to be naïve at times though."What is this? a professional judgmental pessimist, nay-sayer and know-it-all at all times? Yeah, you must have a fun life. Wonder why they didn't forfeit their other games, knowing that they would get beat up by teams with better players?
Which high schools around are considered to have good soccer programs? I heard of a St.Peter's Prep(?), but not many others.
If you want to go pro? Delusional, all of you. Odds are You don't know one person that will go pro.
Being that this is a u14 blog, I am assuming from an earlier post that playing at the next level was referring to college. After college, into the working world. That is reality.
Can people stop posting that Red Bulls is the best in NJ? Everybody knows that. Also, just because your kid won't go pro, doesn't mean you have to say it so negatively.
OK, you wont get a full scholarship either. Just wont. 98% wont get a dime.
I agree that scholarships are unlikely for the vast majority. But I think that the ability to walk on and play could give a kid the advantage he may need in the most important competition he faces...to get accepted to a particular school of his choice. And if that's the case then it's all been worth it.
Just spotted that Roma beat Marlboro in the EDP League. So it looks like this one will come down to the EB/PB match on Sunday. A win for EB (or even a draw) should be enough to win the league for them (assuming they also beat TSF next week).But if PB can win the match then Roma can take the league with a win over the Stallions in their final game.PB's chances of winning the league are pretty slim as they'd not only have to beat EB, but EB and Roma would also have to lose to TSF and Stallions.EB have had a great spring and winning this league would not only top it off for them, but could even push them up to GS's #1 spot.
EB lost against PB 4-2 in EDP tournament today. It will be interesting to see how this tournament is going to end. At this level anything can happen with any team.
EB's EDP loss yesterday took them out of the driver's seat for the league title...and Roma has now jumped into their spot. With a win over Stallions tonight, Roma would clinch the league. But if Roma were to draw or lose tonight, an EB win over TSF tomorrow night would give them the league title.Were EB to lose again to TSF, PB and Roma could end up even on 18 points should Roma draw tonight. Oddly, EDP doesn't seem to make their tie-breaking process very clear. So PB may need Roma to lose as well leaving them on the outside looking for a lot of luck.My guess is that Roma will win it tonight. But if they don't, I really doubt EB will let it slip from their grasp a for a second time in 4 days.
Considering that the staliions lost 5-1 to tsf, an average team, there is almost no way for gotschee to lose tonight.
Roma just won against stallions 2-1
The 2-1 score is posted on the EDP site so Roma has ended up unbeaten (6 wins and 2 draws) and wins the league with 20 points.So PB ends the spring with the MAPS Cup championship and their appearance in the NJ Cup final as their highlights. Not bad at all.EB wins the NJ Cup which is a good spring all on it's own (ask Den of Lions).Roma wins the EDP league which is, well, the league.Marlboro's highlight was making their final at the EDP Cup which doesn't sound too impressive on it's own. But they beat both Patriots Red and NYSC last month and also had a win over PB back in March (after getting pasted by them the week before). So not too bad of a spring for them either.
Well then, congratulations to the teams and the boys! Good accomplishments by the top four. I'm sure we will see more action for the summer leagues.
EB let the two last games slip through their fingers......or should I say their goalies' fingers. From what I saw, they need a new goalie if they wish to stay on top of the ranks. Regardless, I agree with the poster above. Congrats to all the top four teams.
I'd agree that a spectacular spring got away from EB right at the end. They did fine with the NJ Cup win but adding the EDP League to that (or even another tournament) would have meant a great spring for them.In the end, I'd guess they're a actually a little disappointed in the way things worked out.
PDA 2000 beats RBNY 1-0 in NPL finals today. Nationals in July in North Carolina.
Super Y has started and so far Parsipanny has beaten Stallions 1-0 in another intense match between these rival teams. Much better discipline shown by both teams this year. Also, Stallions beat Patriot Red 2-0 which is a massive turn of events after their poor season. Should be interesting!
Does anyone care about Super Y?
Well Super Y is a part of gs now so I think yes.
Super Y was much better when it wasn't a part of GS. The level of competition has decreased dramatically. Who cares about points?
More people than you think care about pts. but awarding them prioritizes winning over development.
Maybe super y will become more competitive again now that pts. are awarded.
Better name is Super Why
Super-Y is a very lop-sided league.A lot of different levels all rolled into one. Can any team join this league?
Yes..it is just a business that improved due to Got Soccer points..unfortunately, points have become more important than growth and development. As for academies, the ones that are free are the true definition of an academy.
Super Y offers the best competition at this time of year. If you want some time off, no problem. But let's knock those who want to keep playing.
Sorry, my intention was to say "let's NOT knock those who want to keep playing.
I think it's great for kids to want to keep playing over the summer but I don't understand why the super y league is considered to be an elite league.
The best players are nominated for the super-y ODP camp held in Florida in the winter.
I dont know one single person playing super Y.
Super Y is nothing more than a summer league.
Looks like Marlboro is out looking for players again. Did they lose some?
Word is they may have lost a few to EB and High School.
Lost their coach/trainer again, players leaving.
Looks like EB may be the top guns again if that is the case.
Marlboro lost their coach again? Why cant this team keep a coach?
Because the training group does not retain its employee's.
Yes, all of these trainers stay where they are all the time, and there is never any turnover. Trainers are very loyal to their teams. LOL
..and there the ones getting paid!
Anyone's kid play for FC Copa? I was thinking of having my kid tryout for them?
High School soccer......get ready for some freshman trash play.
Nice to see a photo update for this board. But I'll miss those little guys.
True but now they get to play against players 3 years older. Joy.
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