Monday, April 23, 2018

U18 (2000) Girls Youth Soccer

This page is focused on Under 18 girls youth soccer, primarily in Region 1 and everyone is invited to post.

Teams face increased competition for the top players, (who are increasingly attending college showcases).

More teams consolidate and the best teams--academy soccer, club soccer and high school teams--battle to attract and retain the right player mix.

Stay tuned. This is bound to be good.

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Anonymous said...

638 when people want to talk about soccer, its great. Makes the day go quicker. No one got offended, no one insulted anyone, just good honest discussion.

Anonymous said...

3;52 yes they saw a lot of money that they have invested in her. I think that is part of it. with many international opportunities opening up and may be even more when our kids can take advantage of it, that's the way to go.

Anonymous said...

6:53 agreed. but now i am late at the office actually doing work. :) peace everyone. tomorrow's another day. and after what FL just experienced, thank our lucky stars. we have good kids. passionate about their sports as are their parents. maybe the parents are a wee bit more passionate.

Anonymous said...

Then please explain how a 2019 NPL player gets recruited into Duke?

Anonymous said...

legacy? booster? contributing alum? their entire roster isn't full of kids that were invited to a camp.

Anonymous said...

a lot of Got Soccer Points. :) how about a good player? probably went to an school id camp and kept in touch. as prior poster said, not all on the roster is a nat camp invitee.

Anonymous said...

That's right some of the lesser knows are basically recruited walk ons. Especially those in state kids going to state schools.

Anonymous said...

Really? Walk ons? what division?
Are you talking PA state schools perhaps?

Anonymous said...

UVA and Duke both leave room for walk ons. Pretty sure UNC do as well. Look at Villanova 2018 class. do you think all of those are scholarship players?

Anonymous said...

Maybe some prior scholarships being taken back, no? Heard that happened a lot at prior school.

Anonymous said...

I guess you can walk on and ride the bench for a couple years if you'd like

Eric Harris said...

@February 27, 2018 at 9:34 AM......just an FYI colleges can not take back scholarships or take away money that they have already agreed to.

Eric Harris

Anonymous said...

True Eric ...but some are year to year.

Anonymous said...

Talking about older kid scholarships in non p5 and nli are yr to yr. Some schools force kids to leave by not playing them

Anonymous said...

Even in p5. Know kids it happened to. Not fiction.

Eric Harris said...

@ Feb 27, 10:53am………….I am not sure about that year to year stuff but I know whatever they tell you upfront holds until you either decide to ask to be released or you decide not to play anymore. Sure can they advise that maybe your services could be used somewhere else where you as a player may get more playing time sure I am sure they would help a player get somewhere else if it would free up an obligation that they had with that player and certainly if they can use that to get another player or to maybe give players that they already have more. Sure I don’t deny that happens. Reading back earlier about players being either athletic or maybe more athletic than some or not as athletic………..I call that as buyer beware. It’s kind of like saying Cheerleading is not a sport. I look at that as saying, the person making that comment is probably neither a cheerleader or in this case not athletic enough to know the difference. My little niece up at NYCFC and sure okay not blood niece but she is my niece for sure and reading some of this nonsense well my bad reading some of these opinions are not only comedic but by far head scratching. I just wonder when you have a person that can lets say play soccer at this level and also at some time in her life run and jump on the level of the Junior National Status for track and field………..and someone says you are not as athletic……………that’s a head scratcher to me in my opinion lol lol I am just saying.

Eric Harris

Anonymous said...

Long disertation. All good. Someone said off the charts sthletic. And she is certainly athletic. Absolutely athletic. Wicked fast. To me off the charts is a different kevel. Athletic

Anonymous said...

Different level. Agreed. It is subjective. And I do think cheerleading is a sport as well.

Anonymous said...

155. ill chime in. you have seen her play soccer , thats it. Have you seen her jump? Or play any other sport? You say different level, but surely its relative. the fact that you include decathletes suggests you are comparing to a male standard.

You dont seem willing to actually say what off the charts is. Without that. its hard to take your comment seriously.

Anonymous said...

Meant no harm. She is a great, top level soccer player.
I have jr olympians in my family as well in various sports. Some of them I don't consider off the charts either. Tough grader.

Anonymous said...

Hepthathletes are generally female.

Anonymous said...

205 Lol..athletics is an absolute sport. times and distances. So far no one has outlined what off the charts is. I assume bolt is not athletic becasue he only sprints

Anonymous said...

206 except the OP quoted both.

Anonymous said...

Pentathletes can be both. Football players can be off the charts. Speed, agility, upper body, breaking through traffic, leaping into air above others,etc. Rugby players can be off the charts

Anonymous said...

Salom Skiers, trick snowboarders,swimmers, surfers, all high level of course are examples of some that require more athleticism than soccer to execute properly.

Anonymous said...

212 are you saying soccer players cannot ? Because they can display all the traits you just listed. I think people are confusing all around athlete with being athletic. if you are going to tell me the Bolt is nonathletic because he is a "just" a sprinter, then there is no point discussing it.

Anonymous said...

Bolt is a perfect example. He is the fastest man alive. A true unicorn. He isnt called the greatest athlete though.

Anonymous said...

219 Was peak Ronaldo off the charts athletic? You can pick either version.

Anonymous said...

224 so now only the greatest is off the charts? Cmon man. stop moving the goalposts.

Anonymous said...

never said anyone was non athletic. That is a completely different level. I view "off the charts athleticism"differently.

Anonymous said...

229 so differently that you cannot give us an example. is it possible for any youth athlete to be off the charts athletic?

Eric Harris said...

If you asked me if she is off the charts athletically I would have to say yes. Could I say that about other players as well, sure I can and there are plenty of young athletes that are off the charts in my opinion. I think you make a very valid point that really is not debatable and that is the comment you make (1:55pm) “To me off the charts is a different level” I agree totally with you that we all see things different and through a different perspective.

Eric Harris

Anonymous said...


Thought op did give examples. But you raise a great question can a youth athlete be off the charts? Youth musicians can be and are scooped up by juliard.
Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

251 I raised it becasue I dont think the person has given us a single example of a comparable. I would add that when on a soccer board someone say off the charts athletic, the assumption I make is relative to other soccer players. Not absolute comparisons to snowboarders and decathletes !!

Clearly we all have different standards, but to me its Speed, power, agility and strength. anyone who says that kid is "just fast" is not paying attention. to be fair, no reason why they would

Anonymous said...

All relative. "off the charts" to me means "highly unusual". Thye NYFC kid has highly unusual speed. That part of her athleticism is off the charts by my definition. Since most seem to be kind in this discussion and the kid was also brought up, the PF player is "highly unusual" in her body control and probably agility/quickness. Both of them are notable because of the way their body responds to their brains. In my opinion they are both "off the charts" or "highly unusual" in their athleticism.

Anonymous said...

I remember not too long ago they would describe certain Quarterbacks as athletic, and apparently to some this was a slight. The reason was that the Quarterback that could sit back in the pocket, read defenses, and game plan in split second increments was the prototype. In soccer I see the same thing. A keeper who can make saves based on athleticism but has no understanding of distribution accept punting (athletic ability). A forward who can breakdown a defense and make a move or two to get a better look on goal as opposed to a fast winger that can out run everyone and onetime a shot (athleticism), a defender that can win a ball and boot it down field (athletic) as opposed to a defender who can possess out of the back, hold and distribute. I remember a girl my daughter played with a few years ago who went to the designer team near Philly. She was also a track star, she was fast and had basic footskills but pressure her at the top of the box and she would fall to pieces more often than not. The coach relied on her to read the last defender and make runs on over the top balls. He won games, she's going to college (Big East Low D1). Same team, different girl at multiple positions with footskills and soccer knowledge is also playing in collge (Big 10 Much higher up the Rankings)

Anonymous said...

Perfectly put. That is why soccer is a little different. Just because you can doent mean you should. I see that all the time. Defenders for example who just boot a ball doen the field eithout purpose. Doesn't mean the gal who held and distributed is any less athletic. Just means she has higher doccer

Anonymous said...

...sorry. higher soccer iq.

Anonymous said...

Apologize for spelling errors.

Anonymous said...

hahaha 3:03 dipping your toe in the shark tank, huh? yes we're kind. both kids are great. also PF gal in Spain is too. each kid bring something special to the table.

Anonymous said...

Since this is a discussion on athleticism. I see nothing that I could call even "very athletic" about that kid. The others yes they have certain characteristics one could label as athletic. The third not so much. That's not saying she isn't a quality soccer player, just not athletic to me. As an aside, she seems to be pretty typical of what the USSF are picking right now. Kids who are fairly technical but pretty cookie cutter. The Wash spirit u17 is very similar. It's not working so well for them. I think the other two have much more uniquely rare abilities that would lend themselves more to a special squad. But since I am not picking the team it's just food for thought on a discussion board.

Anonymous said...

i would disagree, but just my opinion. i think they are all fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

the real question is why are all three not there? the roster does not have kids who can replicate what the other 2 can do. What is it the the USSF fear in those 2? Becasue to me, they are exactly what the GDA and YNTs should be about. Potential to be special.

Anonymous said...

So can everyone accept that it's all subjective in what a coach is looking for?
How about this? This was used as a guide for holding/defensive mid in a coach's observation/talent ID:

Runs very well
Controls the Midfield
Great Passing Technique
Tackles Well
Does Well in the Air
High Soccer IQ
High Work Rate

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Who knows why others not there as well some prior picks and some newbies.

Anonymous said...

I think what some players bring can't be described by such a rubric. The creative aspect especially is an "it" factor. Observers can see if a player has "it" or not. But yes exactly its clearly subjective in soccer. the only way to prove that they are currently mistaken in their approach is for them to fail to succeed...oh wait... :)

Anonymous said...

Early morning funny person...
All about what "that" coach sees. We all scratch our heads when we watch NT, from MNT and WNT on down...

Anonymous said...

the window we are discussing is pretty narrow. In theory once n College the slate should be pretty clean. In practice, I fear it is not. My take is that for some reason the USSF seem hell bent o given certain kids EVERY chance to succeed in spite of repeated failure. Others get one "chance" often surrounded by the weaker players or other bubble kids. Their strengths are minimized or they are played in roles that highlight shortcomings.

The other factor for some is regular attendance puts some kids in a comfort zone where they can play without fear. kids who rarely go are sometimes alienated by the regulars. Thats not an easy environment to succeed in. The USSF seem very big on mind games and mental toughness. To a degree I get it BUT my main concern would be trying to make every kid comfortable so I can see them at their best. It should be about talent.

there si too little roster turnover for me and far too many camps. I feel it would be better to have more regional stuff and fewer national. See more kids and force the staff to look more at regions OUTSIDE their own. Right now it feel like the 99/00s are very stagnant and judging by the play of the 18s and 20s there is clear evidence that either we dont have the best players or we dont have the right coaches.

The USSF seem far too comfortable with status quo given how we appear to be playing. Youth coaches should be out there trying to find exceptional talent, not coaching up (or down) the same kids over and over again.

Anonymous said...

8:37 I agree with your regional comment. Which is what the USYS ODP had, state teams to regional teams then showcase each other at a National event (they still do). The USSF took it one step further and said the clubs we approve shall replace the ODP state teams and then we will have showcase events for these clubs. We have millions of players and coaches can't see everyone. They will rely on the people/clubs they selected to find the best so they can put them in the proper situations to be evaluated. If the kids can play they will do good in college which in tern will give them a shot when it really matters the first team not the YNTs.

Coaches will promote the players they think are exceptional regardless of who we think are exceptional. It's a subjective game.

There are so many players that can do this, so picking 3 out of thousands, show me someone who can do that.

Runs very well
Controls the Midfield
Great Passing Technique
Tackles Well
Does Well in the Air
High Soccer IQ
High Work Rate

Anonymous said...

951 Not sure I agree. your list of qualities dont carry eqaul eight and if I applied it to the CDM/CMs we have now at 17/18/20 level, NONE of them can do all those things versus good compeption on a consistent basis.

thats the part that I think is missing. Take Real Colorado as an example. If i aggregate several good players on one team and then play games, is the kid doing some of the things in your list for that team better than the kid limited by the players around her on a weaker team? How do you make that distinction without watching the player many times?

Its too easy to shop at Clubs that win consistently thus overrating the mid level of said team.

Take the other end of the spectrum, Internationals. Why should those kids who are deemed to be NT level given a pass for not performing to a level that get them in to the ECNL NA Cup? Because a coach in the system is looking at them VERY differently to other players. They may be fantastic players, but what incentive does that coach have to look for alternatives? None really, because there is no downside for failure. No accountability

Its all to comfortable.

I want to ID players WHO HAVE THE TOOLS AND POTENTIAL - to do all the things in your list ( and few more) or some of them at an ELITE level.

I dont think the USSF really does. If they did, the GDA would be a fraction of its size. Coaches would not have so much input on their own players. there would be real oversight. A GM for each team. making sure that EVERY kid in camp gets a real evaluation. Not 14 kids play 70pct of the minutes. A real eval should include meaningful game time

The one variable that is most important to me is - doe stha player use her skill set to impact the game in a positive way?

Not interested in cone players. We have too many drill masters and too few real players.

Anonymous said...

All good points. Some of it is laziness on the part of the coaches. They get comfortable with the dynamic and don't want to shake up the easy situation. Since there is no pressure to win games (obviously) or even play good soccer, (obviously) they can coast in that situation.

Anonymous said...

if you look at the majority of opponents outside WC and WC qualifying, winning games is pretty easy. I think a decent ECNL/GDA team would beat several of the teams we travel miles to play at U17.

Not naming and shaming, but one of the perennial U17 players ( this is going to be cycle #2) has played vs our team several times. I have never seen her impact the game. the catch all is , well her team is not very good, she performs much better with better players around - but how do you get to that point if you cant dominate a mid level ECNL team?

Anonymous said...

10:19 This is where I disagree with you the USSF created a Development League for that purpose (but so many parents/coaches bash it). They accept clubs into the mix with a proven track record of placing kids (are these the best clubs, no but they are doing something right). The GDA needs to be larger somewhere in the 150 to 200 teams as level 1. Then we need 4 regional teams as Level 2. The regional level 1 teams showcase each other to be identified for the regional level 2 teams that plays in CA in group play with the YNT teams, all teams play 4 games so you can see how they stack up to each other.

I'm okay with cone masters just don't like cone teachers. The players mastered what was asked of them that is not a negative that's a positive.

10:57 why does she have to dominate? Maybe her role isn't to dominate on the team. Maybe she is just using those games to stay fit and sharp saving herself for when it matters for her.

Anonymous said...

1115 I see no evidence the the GDA is any different to the ECNL at its core. Proven track record? n some case yes, but in a country this size several club selections are based on coverage , not quality. Its more "if we build it they will come".. I dont think they really will for a long time, if at all.

To your last point, how do you explain that to kids who are outperforming in the GDA. A league that is supposed to ID talent, if some kids are allowed to not perform because they have been pre-ordained. If enough fall into that category, then why bother at all? If kid is accepted to College that meets her level, then why should she bother? Surely best for her to save herself for College? Its a very slippery slope if you allow what you suggest.

I would add, how do you stay sharp giving less than max. adn if you are giving max, then surely at GDA level you should stand out?

Anonymous said...

don't all high level players perform better with better players around them? that's why i can't wait for college. the drop off level should be (hopefully) non existent.
so why not invite all the players that are similarly situated?

Anonymous said...

It's the USSF league! What more do you need? They built it who comes well that's on the player and what they want. This would have been an easier sell if the Teams were branded differently to remove all the club bias we have.

Why bother? They are in HS, they are not even close to being world class players yet. Some might have the physical attributes to play a high level game but they still need to develop. When they get to college the USSF will have plenty of college game film, so if a player is getting buzz, they will be seen. The league is to develop talent and identify the best talent from that pool (subjective) and put them on YNTs this is not the first team, so I don't understand the why bother? If the kid is high level they will make it no doubts as long as they stick with it and deal with the curves that life throws.

Maybe for that players it's going at a level that is good for her while saving her body for when it matters? Obviously for those players what's important is a lot different than players not playing YNT.

Anonymous said...

11:41 agreed. but what is the harm in opening up the looks and invites to include others similarly situated as someone above noted? isn't it easier to make up lost high school classes than college? some professors are hard arses and could care less that you are an athlete. I've heard horror stories from some bb players families when march madness rolls around (guys and girls) and most colleges care about bb programs especially the guys. not necessarily the same support for soccer.

Anonymous said...

12:04 yes I agree with you, that's why I said there should be 150-200 USDA Clubs at level 1. Then we should have a North, South, East and West regional teams that plays at a Showcase with that age groups YNT team. this should be the only National event all others should be at the regional level. I also think we should have a true pyramid.

USDA Club level 150-200 clubs
USDA Team level maybe another 20 teams per region
These should be the only teams allowed to play regionally or nationally.

All others should be at the state levels, so players have a pathway that is easy to follow that's approx 4,000 player per age group at Level 1.

Anonymous said...



1134 One would assume so if they are on the same wavelength. Judging by the recent youth team performances Im not sure you can make that statement definitively. Playing together as a team is not so straightforward if everyone wants the ball.

1141 I get what you are saying, but you are not really answering the question. Its is the USSF league in name only. They are not picking the players. The variation in quality is huge. I get the college part, but we are talking or debating why certain players seem everpresent inspite of either not playing in or not showing well in GDA /ECNL games. Why bother refers to the method of getting a chance. If a kid goes out and, for example, marks an everpresent out of the game and the feedback is, well she was not trying/ saving herself, then what incentive is there for kids who are out there doing really well in the games to continue? The may as well save themselves for college as well right? when the slate is clean GDA keep telling kids that this is your path to the YNT/NT right? It sends a bad message to place some above performing

Im not surprised though becasue the USSF operate this way. Its analogous to the NWSL/ Allocations and the full team. There are NWSL player making the all league best X1s who cannot get a look in for the full team no matter how well they play. They fall into the great in the NWSL, but not intl class category. ( A different discussion altogether) Whilst I dont agree with it, you could make a case that its based on a large sample size.

in the case of youth players, the sample size is tiny. I also think we would be naive to think the slate is totally clean. I understand there are going to be bumps in the road, but I feel some very deserving kids just never get a chance and the encouragement that a call would give them and they have earned it.

In theory the GDA is supposed to have player at that level AND several who are right there. so to be honest I would debate you all day what really is important. is a U17 WC more important than College?

Its a good debate tho, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Assign an out of region USSF coach to every team, bring in someone who has no ties to the region, club or team and have them run the team from tryouts through playoffs. This Coach would be the head coach and can retain the local or incumbent as an assistant. Maybe start with the U14 age and roll it out over the next few years, the higher age coaches would eventually rotate out with their teams and be given a chance at tat time to post for a position beginning at U14. The coach would stay with their team through 2 cycles. I would remove or relocate every current coach from their respective club. It would be a big undertaking but if you want to disrupt (a trending business term) then this would be the way to do it. The Coaching lists now are ridiculous with each club having the same 5-7 coaches listed rotating names at head coach. There would also need to be an evaluation process that would validate the current stable of coaches to determine where some may need to be removed totally from the equation.

Anonymous said...

12:51 Agreed in theory. I don't think 1 year is enough to say it will fail. I like the idea of a development league for the USSF. It allows players to throw their name in the hat, why else play in that league if you don't want NT level. It makes life easy for everyone that needs to identify the talent and for the players that want to be identified. The USSF is expecting the clubs to promote the proper players and they pick from that pool. The people selecting will always select the type of player they think is NT material noway around that. I agree about NWSL players not getting a chance as well as many youth players. That's why I believe the USDA is to small it needs to expand even if it adds layers. For example each state has 4 teams that feed state teams that USSF scouts build that feed regional teams that USSF scouts build that showcase players for the NT teams.

We are a huge country and I think the Youth pool is actually huge vs tiny. players develop at different rates.

Any NT event is more important than college since these players picked soccer as a career path and it opens doors to England,France and Germany some of the leagues that pay a little better. In most European countries the players are given a condo/car as an extra.

Anonymous said...

1:56 I like kind of what I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

this is why ODP worked and USSF supported it. ECNL killed it.

Anonymous said...

I think it is great that kids we know and play with are getting such great opportunities. congrats to them.

Did any of you read Carli Lloyd's book? she speaks about the red carpet treatment some get, undeserved. and how vicious it can be for newbies who are not coming in with the red carpet treatment. i get competing for spots and playing time, but they don't need to promote such anarchy.

you can still be extremely competitive, but also be a kind teammate/fellow soccer player.

Anonymous said...

12:51 yes part of it is assuming that all are on same ability wavelength. how far are the drop offs as far as level at the camps?

Anonymous said...

Yny camps are lord of the flies. Any new kid is "piggy". God forbid if the new kid is better than the incumbents. The kids and their coaches will set out to destroy her chances. Which isn't hard because she may hardly see the field. Even in the few minutes if she shows well the die may be cast.

Anonymous said...

May be apples to oranges but I am seeing a different atmosphere at work with my daughter as an incoming freshman in the fall for the College team. Since she committed there has been a great deal of encouragement across the board with current team members reaching out to her and the class of incoming freshman already meeting up on their own and getting to know each other. As the models are very different and not as cut-throat. I think the nature of any US program (looking at some of the stories coming out of Olympic selections) is that the core will band together to protect current teammates against up and coming athletes, if you can impress the coaches and get past the "Gate-keeper" players you are then welcomed into the first tier. To get to the inner circle is difficult as there are a lot of seen and unseen barriers put up.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

8:25 I guess it depends on the program. i imagine that some teams can be cut throat as well if incoming freshman are taking spots. a good coach will make sure that doesn't happen unless they are part of the culture that supports it. hazing is a thing of the past; other than carrying the cones and water coolers, etc.

Anonymous said...

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U18G Middletown Fusion Black is looking for guest players for the Woodbridge Showcase on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th. If interested please send email: pavlickfusion@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

congrats to PAC
gave PDA a run for its money!
Looking good for next year

Anonymous said...

congrats they lost lol

Anonymous said...

2-1. nice of the gal who played up to score. PAC looks promising for next season.

Anonymous said...

Without VDA to occupy the basement PAC will have to improve to become respectable. Did they get any Central PAarea kids to come over from HMMS or even from Penn Fusion? Somehow people think that VDA going ECNL is some indictment of the DA, when really a club of that quality being included in the ECNl is the reverse.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a respectable result? The game scorer is a U17/U16 so obviously some good kids that will move up. Surely the will pick up some MD kids and maybe some PF leftovers. I see them making improvements. That conference is wide open next year. While PF seems like the likely favorite, I can't think of any notables in the younger age group. Most of the other clubs have already moved up that talent. Like Spirit/MD, Breakers, TopHat, Slammers, Solar Chelsea, FC Dallas, Dash, Crossfire, Colorado, etc. Most of the tougher talent is U18/U19 already. And, you have the regulars like Sophie Smith, Brianna Pinto, Jalen Howell, to name a few that were this age group and are still in the League playing.

Will be interesting to see how they fare for next season.

Anonymous said...

Well... I have no idea if the top PDA players played or not, so the result is of uncertain significance frankly. My question is, did you get any kids to come over from Central Pa or Penn Fusion? That's what will make a difference frankly. As you said the other teams are already playing the talent up so you will face even more competition from them next year. Your low to midling performances against the weakened u17 eams will not necessarily translate. You don't have the quality players at this point to consistently generate success ...yet.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game pda did play most of their top players. Pac scored first.

Anonymous said...

Adding to the other poster, even stars who is not doing well overall including ecnl has their ynt studs playing at this age group.

Anonymous said...

They are not all weakened in conf. U16/17 Pac played pf pretty close too.
I am talking about overall, outside this conf.

Anonymous said...

Yeah pf played their full 16/17 squad vs pac to a 1-0 game. And Pac played some young kids up, including scorer vs pda, in the u18/19 games. Pf won easily 6 or 5 to 0.

Anonymous said...

Pac is improving. That is what we can draw from all of this.

Anonymous said...

Why all the PAC talk? Any additional mergers in the works?

Anonymous said...

I checked the game report. All o the PDA best attacking players played. Their best attacking midfielders also played. Their best 6 and two centerbacks did not play. An excellent result in my opinion for PAC and maybe they won't get destroyed next year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. That's what I was saying. A team/club on the upswing.

Anonymous said...

They contained PDA's attack. Just wondering, why can't they do the same with Penn Fusions attack? On paper it looks like PDA is more powerful in the attack since they got their waiver players back.

Anonymous said...

It was more than not containing pf's attack. Pf was able to balance the entire field from front to back. Pda didnt. Also I think pda looked past the PAC game.

Anonymous said...

I was at these games since my daughter plays for them. A team on the upswing.

Anonymous said...

315 Balance the entire field? I mean if PAC parked the bus against PDA why would PDA "balance the field"? Instead they would overload the attacking third to break through. maybe I misunderstand what you mean by balance.

Anonymous said...

Not the other poster, but I disagree. If you keep the ball and play it around the entire field, you force the other team to break from its line to try to get the ball. And, you can tire out some of the players as they play chase the ball.
I've watched teams top load and just turn the ball over and over and over by being dispossessed, low percentage shots or shots not on frame at all.

Anonymous said...

Umm that's ok if you are that good and confident in possession -which i have seen no youth team that good that they don't risk a dangerous "unbalanced" tunrover AND you have the lead.

My opinion knowing a bit about all the teams having my kid's team played them all at various points in time- PAC couldn't manage the top end attacking players of PF (assuming they played in the games- if not i am totally wrong lol), but could manage PDA's. PDAs defense is very good one of the best in the country. They support an almost as good attack. But the attack alone cannot support itself. To have scored a goal even without their top two CB and holding mid is still an accomplishment for PAC and i think they will be better next year. PF gives up a lot of goals. The score a lot too. If teams can't generate enough to challenge their defense they will run over them in the attack.

Anonymous said...

against PAC, PF was able to handle balancing the entire field pretty easily in all of the games played against it and their UNC kid only played in the first according to the game reports.

the depth on the PDA roster is one to envy especially defensive line and middles. not all teams have that luxury and especially in GDA when you have to play everyone a certain percentage. PAC is in the same boat as others including PF, mostly younger players that get a lot of playing time and some are still developing. Lucky for them they have some very good top level players to balance it out most times.

But it is all part of the development process. FC VA is part of that boat too. This conference should be very interesting next year. I see the gap closing as far as levels of talent. All the teams are on the upswing. This isn't like some of the other conferences that will take maybe another year or so to correct. It's been a good experience. Good luck to those heading out to post season. Make our conference proud.

Anonymous said...

Of interest perhaps to you 1:19 three of PF top kids were once PAC players.

Anonymous said...

real attacking talent is rare and its graduating. this will all be a lot tighter next year. Goals will be at a premium.

Anonymous said...

On many teams.

Anonymous said...

1:55 I am not considering those that left for college midseason. It is about the kids that showed up for the full season. I call the others guest players.

Anonymous said...

1:55 but then you understand how good the instruction can be.

Anonymous said...

On the early graduation note and essentially leaving your team, it appears that not many kids did this. Most of the high level kids stayed put. I expect most will be at the showcases eith their teams. Storied clubs like pda, real colorado, solar, tophat, casl/courage, crossfire probably dont encourage it.

Anonymous said...

wonder if that trend will ever become popular again now that US Soccer is running the show. that may be why so many did not leave. they didn't want to poke the US Soccer bear by leaving their product.

Anonymous said...

451 Well I know all three of them and they all played on multiple teams including boys teams at the same time that they were developing at PAC. The UNC kid was only there a year or two so I am not sure how much "credit" we can give to PAC for her, but the twins played there until they left to play at PF. But you have to acknowledge that they had other chefs in that kitchen. They were always doing ODP, guest playing or secondary rostering on older teams and boys teams. Some of those teams I know really well :). So looked to me like they were getting hyper developed by a "village". Was it too much? The UNC kid is an athletic marvel. She probably would have been as successful anywhere. The twins are not particularly athletic so I think their development was important to their success. Credit at least in part to PAC. I hope they really put the same effort into the girls programs as they have the boys. PAC could easily rival PF in as few as a couple years.

Anonymous said...

7:27. True. probably they will be just as punitive for kids who are a no show for postseason play too.

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my kid has played with the PAC/PF girls. Very good players. Good things on the horizon for all of them.
I happened upon this blog accidently. I enjoy reading the banter, the hype, the predictions (games, clubs dissolving, teams going bust, leagues that will never form...GDA, the tips, the info on coaches, where to get good cleats, all of it).
Best wishes to all of your girls in their next soccer lives and in whatever they do when they aren't playing. Remember, all of these are just wonderful memories.
Maybe 10 years from now a ball and a pair of cleats won't be so darn expensive.

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When the WC will be here in the states. GO USA

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Any summer events?

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Anonymous said...

Its pretty much over for this age group. My kid is in College already! On to bigger and better things.

Had some good times and met some great people.

Should not be so hard to stay focused on the goal. There is a lot of work to be done to create a really great environment for the kids. They deserve it.

Best wishes to all and hope your kids continue to love the game and play it to the best of their abilities

KJ

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to you and your daughter as well. See all of you at the next level. Just keep it real all.

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Why didn't PA Strikers go to U19 usys nationals?

Anonymous said...

Kids are reporting for college practices

Anonymous said...



Never met a college coach that would have an issue with players going to nationals. Strange. This is a prime example of why the ECNL and then GDA came to be. USYS is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? There are plenty of college coaches that would have a major issue with kids missing training. Their jobs are on the line based on the team's performance. They are going to want it teed up as best they can. How many Penn Fusion seniors went to "nationals"? I heard they had a team full of ninth graders who didn't make the first teams at their age groups. How about NYCSC they didn't even go with a half a**ed team at all. What about McLean were they at full force in Seattle?

Anonymous said...

But the teams went right? Strikers took another teams spot. Maybe in the watered down usys they could have at least had a draw instead of 3 losses.

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