Dragons had a tie, 2:59....vs Milan NeriPlayed well vs Crush, deserved a tie there too.
3:19WC U11s.......are you crowing about a non final?
Dragons need wins- can not buy wins
Settle down folks, enough about this PDA crap and NJX bull crap.... Let's talk about MOSA PREMIER YAAAAAA BABY That's right how bout that big win for the GAK over Staten Island, OHHHHHHH YAAAAAAAA HATERS Read it and WEEEEP 1 nill victory for the Gak Spirit, Well Done Girls!!!!!
Instead of bad mouthing other teams,i would like to say nice job to NJX and PDA storm for making there finals.and GFA for winning there final.....GREAT JOB GIRLS!!!
1-0 is a BIG Win? Your kidding, right? That really very sad
Made the schedule to insure a final and still lost in u-11 and u-12.Pda Dragons had NO wins-ZERO WINS !and pda Hornets and Madrid had a combine total of ONE win- ONE! like one more then zero for two teams.pda had no champions in u-11 and u-12.And that is a ZERO.Storm in final and lost. Splash in final and .... lost.Ajax running all over the field and had one win with 2 loses.just sayin
Dude, you take 11 year olds playing soccer way to serious,better ck your blood pressure.....Let get the more important info....Gakster how did it go???
8:33Stuff it already. Nobody cares about your anti-PDA agenda.....It's old, it's sad and it embarrasses your family.
It will never get old for him, this is his life and PDA sucked it away from him. I don't blame him. It hurt even more when they got ranked number one again. He is just hurting!
I've been reading the comments on this site for awhile and it's a very sad commentary to realize that we, adults, can't seem to be a resource for each other.....pass along helpful information, advice, alerts on current soccer happenings and any other information that helps us, as parent, provide our daughters with the best possible soccer experience. We should be setting the example for our children.....how can you expect your daughters not to cyber bully or use media sources to attack people when you, as parents, don't set the example???????? Weren't any of you brought up with the manners and moral compass to pause and decide if it makes sense to publish a thought????? Was I the only one brought up with "if you don't have anything nice to say.....don't say anything at all".....I don't think so. Yet, most of the people who have no ability to control their emotions seem to think it's okay to say whatever they want, whenever they want with out any ramifications........aren't your emotional filters working? I really do believe that all of us.....coaches and parents probably have a lot of valuable information to share......too bad there are some people who just love the drama and enjoy being the cowardly gossip mongers......all blather but no real substance.
9:54: I totally agree.10:45 a perfect example of a post that added no value.
9:54 Umm, ok!10:45 I totally agree11:24 10:45 was talking about that smoke...yeah, the ones over your eyes, clear it!
PDA Dragons are regressing. Some parents on the team were so distressed earlier this week to see the same coach's name next to Dragons in the try-outs section of the website. Just disappointing with next season's dad coach situation which again appears imminent.Back to the regression. In our last five tournament games we have a total of exactly 1 goal(a loss of course). This weekend we scored 0 goals(regardless of "good ties" or tough losses). Zero goals for the weekend?1 goal on 5 games?By accident, a slightly different formation, a slightly different strategy, OR a drastic change in who plays what position(once our town hs coach played all the regular defenders up top and strikers on D). Any move made BY ACCIDENT, BY ACCIDENT I say could have produced more than 1 goal in 5 games. The passing drills and posession-only strategy during training and games are not working. We are regressing!Why not find a striker, anyone of the 18 doesn't have to be my daughter and practice passing her the ball in a position to score a goal or GOALS!!!! WE NEED AN OFFENSIVE goal scoring strategist in practice and on our sideline. I don't care if you say "these are Storm parents", these are not comments from Dragon parents, these are disgruntled parents, these are outside hater parents - I am a Dragon parent and some parents actually know a little about soccer too and know WE ARE REGRESSING. Fix it!!!!!!! Give me an O F F E N S E!
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH, PDA is also taking over this blog, WOW you folks need a life. Most of the finals PDA were in went to PK's,so be happy you made it and move on,now practice PK's with your child. Damn you can't win every match.GO GAK!!!!
For all the bashing,many will be at the PDA tryouts coming up.South starts tomorrowhttps://pdasoccer.wufoo.com/forms/pda-south-girls-tryouts-201314/North starts April 18thhttps://pdasoccer.wufoo.com/forms/pda-south-girls-tryouts-201314/
...the North link was incorrect above:https://pdasoccer.wufoo.com/forms/pda-north-girls-try-out-registration-form-2013/
Interesting post earlier regarding the top never stay the top. Many will be at the PDA tryouts, but not this parent! Taking my daughter to Match Fit!I have talked to a bunch of people and they have said some really good stuff about the coaching, players ,training and direction Match Fit is going. Plus I understand they practice in Denville. So much easier for me to travel to. Now if my daughter can make the team, that will be the question!
11:54 "Dragon Parent"- Bring up your concerns at practice on Tuesday night. I look forward to discussing it with you. If nobody says anything, then we will assume criticism is from outside the team.I am very confident, this will not be mentioned at practice. Dragon parents very happy with our team and coach. My daughter will be back at tryouts this month hoping to make this team and continue her development.
9:14 Good luck to your daughter.
Are Dragons sometimes improperly flighted?I know this weekend there really was no choice but next year there will be....so maybe results get better.Play 2nd/3rd flight U12..... avoidng some of the big dogs......
Why all the dragon bashing. Match fit were 0-6 this weekend with "dad" coach. But all you hear on this blog is great coach. If he were at PDA he would bashed to no end. Where's the justice?
PDA is PDA.Most PDAer's believe they are indeed above everyone, pay a lot and expect a lot. I went to PDA for older kid because of these expectations for my child. Win, win, win. Get my child better as a player.Match Fit did win 1 game and I don't care how they did. I heard the coach is an excellent coach. However not driving up to Denville. Again dont care!PDA B coach is a great coach also! Just one or two unhappy parents come on this board to bash him. That is it, other than that. this team is playing the game the correct way. this is all that matters. Who cares if PDA B team wins now. I could care less!!!!! Teach how to play and everything else falls into place
10:23 Relax, this site is about bias not fact. You should be flattered that these people spend their weekends thinking about your teams.EVERY game at every level, 2 teams leave the field. One team will be happy, the other team will be talking about mistakes they made and things they need to improve.IF you want your team to improve, play better competition.
Thing with this blog no one ever posts the correct information posted.When teams attend tournaments: which teams have guest players, who are missing players (sick, vacation or anything else that may have come up)You don't get a true picture, just see the scores!State cup and NJ Cup are a true to test on a teams progress.PDA passed with flying colors in Fall. Lets see who will in Spring!Tournaments are CRAP!
"Lets see who will in the spring"Any insight into why PDA chose not to play?Thanks
Any EDP scores from the weekend?
I believe coach would have had conflicts if they made finals.
U-11 doesnt mean squat remember all. Teams will change going into U-12 some markedly. U-12 is when tournaments matter via points and rankings. Yes, its all important to develop pre U-12, but who wins what now really doesnt matter much. Thats good news for the Dragons at least, lol. Fall soccer will be what its all about when every team goes full sided fields.
"Are Dragons sometimes improperly flighted?Play 2nd/3rd flight U12..... avoidng some of the big dogs......"Dragons lost 4-0 to eventual Champion Scorpions- Tied FC Milan 0-0- Lost to Crush 1-0For weeks this bracket was "stacked" by PDA to ensure Storm advances to final.Now I guess it was the weak bracket? The scores don't indicate a team getting dominated to me by the "big dogs"What happened, Crush scored in the opening minute and played keep away for 59 minutes?
What was the score of Storm/Scorpions game?
Crush scored in 60th minute and did not look very good. Storm was a 1-1 tie and went to penalty kicks.
Crush scored in 60th minute and did not look very good. Storm was a 1-1 tie and went to penalty kicks. Never saw anything like this before.
Crush scored a ground ball corner kick that hit a Rick and went in. Never touched a second player. Never saw this before.
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To the Dragon parent who wants to speak to us at practice tonight: whoever you are and you are satisfied with 0 goals in a weekend,you must a goalie or defensive minded parent. Enjoy that strategy? Great. Support it until the cows come home. As with you too I imagine you don't discuss your posts with other moms & dads. So dont look for me to find you! Without counting step-parents, their are 36 of us & you don't have to be in the clique of who's friends with the coach to know scoring 0 goals is not fun soccer.Remember this: very soon because of number of teams, we will never be in top brackets of good tourneys maybe no even at U12 when points matter. This record of ours will doom us to play lower level regional crap levels where no one cares. We just need to try something different.Soccer Philosophy must fit our talents. We have some speed, we have some players who have a nose for the goal, some selfish ones who'll gladly be on receiving end of a lot of passes forward. Look at AJax. They lose games too but at least they have those one/two girls who stay high all game no matter what - posession-schmession and they punch two or three goals in once in a while. Is "playing the right way" - whatever that means, worth zero goals?You know 0 goals sucks right Dad? It does.
"in the clique" what are you, in grade school?
To the PDA parent hung up on goals.Your kid plays for PDA - and at some point if they don't play for the ECNL team they will play in either Colonial or R1 Premier with chances to play at Nationals.Don't get hung up on Tournaments - the points are nice - but your kid plays for a big Club with a big reputation number 1 girls club in the nation.If you are not happy move on I'm sure someone else will take your kid's spot in a second.
4:02 - Well stated.PDA parent- You are the type of parent that kills team chemistry and ultimately your own daughters experience. Please do the rest of us a favor and stay there.
It sounds like everyone is a little edgy. Must be spring tryout time once again :)
To: April 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM"Look at AJax. They lose games too but at least they have those one/two girls who stay high all game no matter what - posession-schmession and they punch two or three goals in once in a while." What does Ajax scoring have to do with Dragons not scoring? I have not seen either team play, but aren't they totally different squads, with different trainers and obviously different girls with different skills. Dragons have to work with what they have. Maybe they will get some Storm players for next year.
PDA Dragons are falling a part. Can not score or even get any shots. Dribblers to goalie during the kick and run do not count. PDA has one team in each age group that they put in the energy and effort in. Dragons not that team.just sayin
Nice! Board has been busy with crappy posts. Love it!"In the clique"... What are you blind! There are cliques with players, parents and coaches. They are everywhere! And they Suck! But the parents who's kids are in the cliques, for the most part, keep their mouth shut and look the other way, because it doesn't affect their little darling!Come on now, 0 goals does not suck! A 1-0 score means an excellent game! Tourney's do suck! It sucks because of all of you! Let them be fun. Let them be rated by the good time's your child and you had with the kids and parents! Win, win, win, for gods sake, give it a rest!Why isn't PDA in NJ Cup. Because they won State Cup, and they didn't win by much. Why chance the beauty of some loud mouth PDA parents reminding everyone that we are #1 because we won state cup in the Fall. Hate to tell ya, its a new season, your #nothing. Just like the rest of us!Crush, watch out teams, they are back and back stronger than ever in this age bracket. That coach PJ does a great job and they just added some new talent(or weapons if want). With the old and the new they are absolutely fresh and exciting to watch. This is absolutely a Biased blog. I am right, you are wrong, and if you yell at me, I will just reply as a new person under Anonymous to defend myself.Dragons are just fine. Where else would you flight them? And if they play one of the big dogs, and win, HOLY CRAP! Keep em high, let them play, and who knows, they might just surprise you!Bashing U11 girls Match fit & Match fit's coach. DONT DO THAT! This is one very well rounded team. This coach might be loud during games, but he is one hell of a coach! This breaks every rule to high level soccer, but I do believe the coach is one of the players "DAD's". I guess that's where we get, "There is an exception to every rule"! I am a believer, now take my daughter, please!I am a GAK fan! And I love the BLAH BLAH BLAH post! Believe it or not, you are the only team that takes this blog for what its worth and know how to have a good time with meaningless minutes we all spend so people can waste their time reading it. GO GAK!Nice Bitchin Dragon Parent. For the money you spend, for the talent you kid has (She did make the team). FIND A NEW CLUB! Keep up the crappy comments! Love that guy who said it first! Hope I was entertaining!
5:57 Great job!
Great post 5:57, just curious what team is your daughter going to. You seem to be real in tuned. Crush or Match Fit and your reason for choosing. I have to decide and would like your feedback
5:57 - Welcome to GAKation, glad you joined us. I said it before & I will say it again, MOSA premier is never going to be the same. Quack Quack for GAK !!!
My daughter is not leaving her team, but both Match Fit and Crush are excellent choices and if your daughter is good enough, then call the coaches and ask to be invited to a practice. Both Coach PJ(Crush) and Coach Jeff(Match fit) are great coaches and will extend an invitation almost immediately! You will be surprised at how quickly the girls on both teams will welcome a new player and give them a real experience of playing with them.There are other choices in the north, but you didn't ask about them, so I am not going to talk about them!Good luck!
Does anybody know of any quality teams in the atlantic county area or even south jersey area?....Thanks!
You can leave PDA because you are miserably, but you will always be miserably. If your daughter is any good, you need to go to match fit, they are ecnl and I don't care what anyone's says, it is huge. Crush has a nice team, but the club is weak. All the great girls will leave and go ecnl when it matters, so go now and get ahead of the rush. Plus, do you want to wear a orange sweatshirt around?
The Matchfit teams in this age group are not special on any level. Their teams, and there appear to be quite a few of them do not have a mass of players who demonstrate skills that are of the highest quality. They do not have teams that demonstrate the highest levels of skills when applied tactically. This is already U11. It is well into the player's development life so if this is an example of the development at Matchfit, then the train is off the tracks. There is not a case to be made that Matchfit has developed players in this age group to any special degree. And to the contrary, there are other teams and players who by their play and performance can be characterized as superior technically and tactically. Matchfit has done a bang up job amassing teams though. Just sayin'
To 11:02 some of the top teams in south jersey areRage FreedomPDA AjaxMedford StrikersS.J. Elite BaronsWashington FuryNot sure what level you are looking for.
7:35 poster- your from PDAer! You could not be so wrong. As a parent that plays Match Fit in the Fall and Spring. This team is technical sound, looking forward to our game this weekend!
to me I just read post 7:50, sounded like a parent that plays against them not on there team.
NJ Crush is a second year club that just withstood the departure of two top 3 Region 1 teams.....(not a death blow, as some would like to make it appear)Second year.To call them "weak" is pretty darn ignorant.I'd expect this tryout season to be packed...
who said NJ Crush is weak? Where dont see it
Current top 5 in state should beNJ CrushPDA StormRageMatch FitNJX- I understand there could be teams that feel they belong in that #5 slot and that Match Fit may feel they belong higher than Rage and maybe even NJ CrushSimply stated, Crush hasnt lost to a NJ team this spring and has beaten top competition from NY and Massachussets. That earns them the top slot, despite PDA winning state in fall and Match Fit being top NJ team in NPL 8 v 8I put Rage 3rd over Match Fit due to their impressive showing in VA (3 wins vs out of state U12s)
I think the post suggested that the overall club is weak, but this age group has a strong team. That was my interpretation.
Anyone reading this blog, as stupid as we all are, have daughters, I would hope they are at least 10-11 and they all play soccer.ECNL is nothing to joke about, and as much as I would have loved for some day, that my daughter plays for PDA, we now have another choice and it doubles EVERYONE's Chance's. Match Fit is a fine club, and I will root for them as I do PDA to represent NJ in the ECNL!
NPL has national level play as wellbegins at age 13....Many leagues/notions of leagues developingI agree - it's only a good thing for our daughters to have choices and to have so many "local" teams (our comp) looking to better themselves.
Your top 5 ranking means nothing. Crush can't justify putting themselves ahead of Rage or Storm. You will have plenty of opportunity to speak once you beat SH, STA (which you lost to in Fall State cup), Match Fit and Rage. Run that table and then come back and pump your chest.
Wow, that is a tough foursome.Who do you have PDA Storm losing to?
I like STA Red. Crush did beat them this spring.Crush and Match Fit have never played 11 v 11.Pretty sure same is true with Rage and Crush.Has Match Fit played Rage at 8 v 8 at all?Just curious.
STA Red? Have they played any tournaments this Spring?
STA RED lost all their games, including 1 to TSF in Manhattan.
To: April 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM "Wow, that is a tough foursome.Who do you have PDA Storm losing to?"Storm is not participating in the Spring State Cup. That is the path Crush will have to take to win the Super Group. If you are going to say you are the best then win that tournament and you would have plenty to be proud of. Good luck.
STA tied TSF....then lost to two great teamsno that it means anything...A question was asked then answered. Lighten up.
This blog is great to read. If any of you ever played sports, especially at a high level. Then we all know the results mean nothing right now. I spoke to one of these coaches from teams name above this past weekend. Very interesting conversation, he stated to me that it is great to win, builds confidence for the girls. However, by losing to better competition and older teams helps him evaluate his team weaknesses. This guy gets its! Too far for me to consider his team
11:42No doubt any claim to "best" (silly as it is at U11) will be FLUID, as teams trade wins/losses.Important thing is the division being strong.
"Win these four and you can be proud"Pretty funny.I think Crush has plenty to be proud of already, 11:42 poster. It's been a great start to their spring season.
11:52, Sorry I guess it went over your head. I was just trying to be nice. Sure Crush certainly can be proud of their team (without claiming to be #1). Win the State Cup and THEN claim to be #1. Until then, it is just letters typed on an anonymous blog. It doesn't mean anything.
I think the poster said the rankings were fluid.So what you say about their winning state cup (and staying on top) basically was said already.Certainly after what Rage did down in VA - if they went on to win SC they would likely claim the top perch in most reasonable folks eyes.But then again - that would be temporary. Rankings often are.I like that there initially was a top 5 mentioned. But it probably should have just been 5 - in no particular order.Soon we will have the dreaded point system to speak of (or not, whichever one chooses). We should probably value this non-points time while we have it.
12:10Sorry. I didnt see a compliment in there (at 11:42). Maybe you just werent able.
It's interesting - over on the Long Island forum there was almost a state of shock after what Crush did to Hicksville.Maybe some of that has carried over here to the PDA Storm folks.How DARE Crush take our press clippings!
NJ Crush were once "Torpedoes Red", right? Has the team changed a lot since the Torpedoes Red days or remained largely the same?
Is the pda ajax considered there"B" or "C"?
I guess it's one or the other...YIKES
Torpedoes red? It is your team, why don't you tell us all about you. You always donthisband it's so obvious. Coach pj would be so proud of you for posting here. How did your showdown go last week against storm?
Ajax is C team.
Ajax is the SOUTH team
Top 3 u11 teams playing 11v11 are PDA,Rage, and NJX in no specific order. The rest are far behind. TSF lost to PDA 7-0 this past weekend and 4-0 to rage in the fall. STA and Crush are both on that level. Some teams make it to semis I'Of state cup becsuse if the draw. Some avg. teams are playing below avg. town teams and advancing. Any team that plays PDA, Rage, or NJX this fall are losing. What's sad Is one of the top 3 get knocked out playing each other.
9:16. That's funny. Crush has dominated NJX indoor and outdoor.
I poseted:"NJ Crush were once "Torpedoes Red", right? Has the team changed a lot since the Torpedoes Red days or remained largely the same?"Then someone else posted:"Torpedoes red? It is your team, why don't you tell us all about you. You always donthisband it's so obvious. Coach pj would be so proud of you for posting here. How did your showdown go last week against storm?"I am a PA parent who posted the original Torpedoes Red question. What with 11v11 in NJ and 8v8 in EPA, there are not many recent head to head NJ v PA games out there to get a sense where the best in PA compare to the best in NJ. If Crush is a good NJ team now, and the roster has not changed much from when they were Torpedoes Red, then perhaps the NJvPA results for Torpedoes Red from 2011 might mean something. That was the purpose of the question. I am not a Crush parent.The only recent NJvPA results I am aware of were Atlantic Avanlanche playing a day of friendlies against Nether, the UKies, and YMS. I only saw one of the games (a blowout), but I believe Atlantic got beaten badly in all three games. It's friendlies though, so it may mean nothing.
When are YMS and Westchester (and I know - there are others in PA) going to start playing U11? Is it at the U13 level?Thanks. Looking forward to that challenge.Right now this (U11) division is somewhat divided in that we dont often get a tourney with the best of the best, since half are playing 8 v 8Region 1 at U13 will be awesome.
Just because Crush beat NJX does mt mean they are a better team. Manchester United and Barcelona with win their league and both will lose 4-5 games in league competition. In this persons opinion PDA, Rage, and NJX are heads above the rest of the 11v11 teams. Teams like TSF, STA, Crush, are a notch below. I believe TSF lost 7-0 to PDA this weekend and 4-0 to rage in the fall. They always play close games against crush and STA.
U12 is 8v8 in PA. U13 is 11v11. At U12, most clubs will enter their team in one or two tournaments where they will play 11v11. Just to help transition them a bit.I personally don't mind 8v8 at U12, just as long as they increase the field size a little bit. Some of these fields are so small the goalies can punt from box to box.
"Just because Crush beat NJX does mt mean they are a better team." REALLY?????Crush a much better team. NJX has better athletes. NJX still a good team, but not great anymore. Their size and speed is diminishing as other girls in the age group mature. You need to build a more balanced team. Can't expect a few to carry the team.You will get some very good "soccer players" at your tryouts but you won't identify them because they can't run a 4.3 40 yd dash.
PA state cup is coming into focus. All but one game in the prelim round will have been played by the end of Sunday.Group A: WCUSC plays WVSC and FCREV on Sat. and Sun. If either of those teams can beat WCUSC they'll take the group. If WCUSC loses either game it will be considered an upset. Group winner will play HMMS in quarterfinals.Group B: HMMS is rolling. Will play Group A winner in quarterfinals.Group C: Winner of LVU and TEYSA on Sat. will take group. If they tie, tiebreakers with those two teams and Deep Run will determine group winner. Group winner will likely get a home game vs Nether in quarters.Group D: Winner of YMS and BSA on Sat. will take group. Group winner will likely get a home game vs Ukies in quarters.Group E: Surprising tie of Penn Legacy and Hulmeville keeps Westmont's hopes alive, but PL should take this group and, due to luck of the draw, advance directly to semifinals.Group F: If Nether beats Spirit on Thursday, they take group and will play Group C winner in quarters. Nether recently beat Spirit 6-1 in FC Europa Turf Cup.Group G: Ukies should take group easily. Will play Group D winner in quarters.Any surprises? Not really. Expect the best PAGS teams to come out of each group: WCUSC, HMMS, PL, Nether, Ukies. Only drama is the LVU/TEYSA and BSA/YMS matchups.Seminfinals could easily have four of the best teams in the state: WCUSC/HMMS winner vs Ukies; PL vs Nether (FCRev is the other top six team, but they unfortunately drew WCUSC in group play).One item of note is that the CPYSL teams did not show up. Premier Divison winner Fusion FC lost to Nether (in Fusion's defense, one week later they beat Nether at Nether's tournament...both games were 1-0). PA Classics lost to Ukies. North Union has not won a game yet. Lower Dauphin will finish at the bottom of the hardest group (A). Since PL and HMMS left, CPYSL is not what it used to be.
9:32Give us your case for NJX. What makes them better than the lot of the Jersey U11s other than PDA and Rage?I am curious what you are seeing.
I am sure you are looking forward to a rematch with SDFC Samba (State Cup Final 8), who defeated you in Manhattan tourney.
Not sure what the above post is referring to. SDFC Samba was not Final 8 in Fall state cup. They won 1 game (4-3 over SJEBs) and they lost their second game 1-0 to EB.
It's spring nowCheck in.Samba beat NJX a few weeks agoand they stand to play again in SC......(Samba first has to beat PDA Ajax)
NJX has been crying, the best team doesn't always win the game for years .Well guess what ,we have to gage the teams some way ,and wins is the way teams at u11 do it....They use to be a good passing team,but when they played Toms River ,Rage, Jefferson,World class and other big physical teams they were going backwards.Now that they have some big girls they rely too much on them and their passing went out the window.Now they are more of a kick and run team.....I agree with the person who said other teams are now catching up in size and speed,and their skill level is better....I hope this isn't an example of what NJX teaches the kids .Every time they lose a game, what do the coaches tell the kids they got lucky.I can only guess a demented parent always posts something stupid after their loss.I can remember the same type of post after losing to Crush,Toms river,PDA.It went something like (the thing i hate about soccer is the best team doesn't always win the game)...Get over it YOUR NOT THE BEST TEAM. BE happy your in the top 5 ,and learn how to take a loss. If SDFC,and CRUSH beat you,for now they are better in my book!
So you are trying to say that Samba is as good as NJX. They beat them in a game that they were totally dominated in and once out of how many other times. Soccer is soccer. Do not get caught up in one game. Just like if you beat PDA or Rage once. It is soccer and it will happen. All three of these teams win and lose to each other regularly. Samba.... not so much. Full season record will tell the story.
Same poster. Crush is legit. Samba not in same league. They beat NJX one time with one shot on goal. You obviously do not know soccer. Probably why you are with Samba.
I dont think anyone here is with SambaNJX did beat them in indoorThey are both EDP teams.......NJX succesful in South and SDFC struggles in NorthCould be that Manhattan tourney loss was an outlier
You will have another shot at Samba soon.Your arrogance amazes me.Beat them, then say your better.Beat Storm,then say your better.The one thing you said that is true,is that the teams you mentioned can beat each other on any given day.But according to your logic it doesn't matter your still better.Your better now but didn't it take you like 20 times to finally beat Toms River and Manalapan,But they don't play soccer correctly they play rugby.You should thank those new girls because with out them your team is just avg. I would love to see Samba win again Crush,PDA ,RAGE, STA ,Jefferson.In my opinion are all playing better soccer then NJX.
NJX did beat Rage in the fall.And Rage just beat a team (Triangle FC) that had beaten StormiT ALL MEANS LITTLE WHEN 2 TEAMS ACTUALLY MEET
Here is the problem i have.If Rage ,or PDA beat njx,it could happen and they will beat each other from now on,OK.But when some lesser team beats them it is a fluke.God forbid a town team beat them....TSF had a bad weekend,they don't make excuses on this blog.Who knows maybe they were missing players.Doesn't matter take the loss and work on getting better.Wouldn.t think any team would say they are better then a team that just beat them!
Anybody playing Rage and Storm would be considered an underdog. I think Rage is NJX with the proper soccer training. They have big, strong, fast girls that are powerful and technically skilled. They pass well and hold their shape very well. PDA is small, fast and very skilled. They beat you to most balls and move the ball very well. They have a very quick attack. Their goalie is very reliable.Having a great goalie is a huge advantage. Most young girls are goalies because they were brave enough to put on the gloves, not necessarily because they were the best goalie. At what age do most goalies become more skilled? See lots of goals scored on misplayed balls as opposed to winning shots.
Don't think NJX will lose many if any games to any NJ teams. NJX by far best team in Jersey. Top 5 in Region.
You judge a soccer team over a full season of play. And when you look at the past few seasons.... Rage, NJX and PDA have proven to be the top 3 by far. If Crush proves it this Spring throughout the full season, they will be right there with them. To say Samba and TSF are close is just ignorant.
3:19 That's why NJX will continue to fall. They refuse to realize their style of play is no longer effective. Look at NJX 11v11. Lost first round of State Cup to PDA. Have lost repeatedly to Crush team in the past year. Samba beat them and Wildcats outplayed them. Don't think anybody is saying they are bad, just saying they don't belong in same category as Rage and Storm. Crush can make much stronger case to be 3rd.When NJX wins they think they are better, when they lose its because they played bad but are still better. Good for the rest of us that they don't see their downward spiral.
How did Samba and TSF get dragged into this?Both coaches are honest enough to know that they are not at that level an both parent group know that to.Whoever involved these teams is either not associated with then or stirring the pot.
I'd say they are stirring the pot. Whoever said Wildcats outplayed anyone?
It's a U11 soccer forum, Samba plays U11 soccer. The topic is top 3 team, nobody putting either of them in that distinction.In fact, your making the forums point. They don't consider themselves at this level but are able to beat NJX.
The NJX bashers woke up on wrnog side of bed today. Look forward to meeting you all at our tryouts, we might have a spot for your daughters somewhere. Then again, we might not. With 100+ kids might be too crowded. & yes we are a top 3 team & more than half the time we are clearly #1- no denying when at our best we are the best. We might not win every game but rarely are we dominated, rarely do we lose "bad" & that is sign of a dominating top state team. Until then, just saying...
If the person was referring to Wildcats outplaying NJX at Jeff Cup then that is best joke I heard in long time. It was a 2-1 game that looked like a 5-1 game NJX to anyone who saw it. Take the goggles off & be logical. Think your thoughts through before putting them in this Blog & making silly, foolish comments like that.
3:19Lol, NJX has lost to two Jersey teams in the last month, Crush & SDFC
They lost to the state cup winner PDA in PK's....... That is where you miss it. Those teams are at top and always play close games and both always have strong seasons. You are making a point on a March tournament game that is not in season where they dominated the team and lost 1-0? Are you really trying to say that Samba dominated that game and played "better" soccer? Now that is funny. Again, let's all see what happens throughout this full season and then we can all talk team rankings. To do anything before that is foolish.
3:19Lol, NJX has lost to two Jersey teams in the last month, Crush & SDFChahahahaAny close game that NJX wins they totally dominated and should have been by more. All loses are flukes.This is why the blog lights up when NJX parents pop there head up. Thought Crush had silenced them. How do you explain the Crush dominating you in Winter and Spring?
Crush not impressive this past weekend. Barely beat the Dragons if it weren't for a ground ball corner kick hit a rock in front of the goal in the 60th minute would have been 0-0. Dragons also missed 2 easy shots. Dragons are a sound team that needs a finisher. They are on same level as crush and better than TSF, STA, SH, samba, eat Brunswick, just can't beat the top teams.
Where does the GAK fit into this mess??
"Dragons are a sound team that needs a finisher. They are on same level as crush and better than TSF, STA, SH, samba, eat Brunswick, just can't beat the top teams."This is a joke written by a delusional Dragon parent who commutes a long way to PDA and wants his friends in said far town who reads this board to believe that asinine declaration! How close am I? Pretty darn?Also, if a finisher EVER materializes on the Dragons(this will not happen from the current bunch of 18) in the next few years,she will promptly be moved up to be a back up mid-fielder/right back-type on the Storm.
Besides NJX, Rage, and storm what team can't the Dragons beat? They lose most games 1-0, tie , or 2-1. As said they need a finisher.
Think thats the point of the recent discussion. Rage and Storm are the top teams, not NJX. The rest can all play each other with pretty equal results.Thats not to say Storm and Rage are unbeatable, they just are at a higher level.
I watched PDA Dragons tie Manalapan in the last minute and lose 3-0 I think, to Toms River.I was watching cause i thought they would beat up on Toms,after all their best players left town for NJX....Toms looked surprisingly good in that game, not so much against rage in the finals.Good job getting to the finals though,still need some work to get back where they were.Why is Toms not in the super group.I would pick them over half the teams in the group???
Everyone knows when a soccer game is dominated by one team. The only team that played Rage and PDA evenly and won some and lost some was NJX. Until others can say the same, they are just not there. Full seasons in soccer tell it all. Everything else is just speculation.
Toms River is a top team.Always was and always will be.They could beat any top team in the super group.
NJX plays Samba 10 times we win 9 times by 3 goals or more & lose once by one goal. Vs. Wildcats we win 8 games by 3 goals, one by 2 goals & one by one goal. I can't wait to come back to this Blog after playing those teams again. Samba had their pie in the sky & Wildcats did too, for first half. I'll give you Crush & PDA but don't put those other teams in same conversation cause they do not belong, it's not even close.
NJX never went undefeated in Mosa... I don't think they even ever finished in 1st place ...........Gak still has a chance of doing it. Good luck GAK who is up this week for Gak?
Jags vs. EDP? Jags attempted to put the best teams together until everyone jumped ship. EDP looks like a disaster with everyone traveling far distances to play subpar academy teams. Why are no scores posted for any age groups in EDP? Can anyone provide EDP scores?
Samba don't belong in same conversation with NJX....we all agree.However. They won. NJX did not dominate the game, it was a poor, scrappy pre season game and neither GK was busy. Samba took their chance. Get over it.Samba are not a threat so why feel the need to question who would win over 10 games...... We know the answer already.What's the next topic?
"EDP looks like a disaster with everyone traveling far distances to play subpar academy teams."Why would you say that? These clubs are looking for regional action and at u13 possibly national action for playing in EDP. The only thing I don't like is that it's not in line with the other NPLs regarding a few thingsEDP has 4 strong teams from NY and NJ and a bunch of other clubs that field stronger teams at the older ages - so maybe they are not to concerned about early success.I think NPL is strong option for Fall and Spring regardless of NYCSL or EDP plus you add R1 Colonial at u12 - and you have some strong regional play for the teams that want that. I can only wish my daughter's club did this.Don't forget the VERY strong Tournaments we have close to Home Manhattan, Matchfit, PDA, FC Delco, Spirit + all the MAPS tournaments and these are all near, but Jefferson, WAGS, FC Stars, Scorpions, Discovery are not far either - We are lucky our girls play in Region 1 - I just hope our coaches take advantage of all strong comp at this level. EDP TEAMS (no particular order)RAGE FC PREMIER FREEDOMHICKSVILLE AMERICAN SOCCER HOTSHOTZ MANHATTAN G'01 PRIDEHOLMDEL STALLIONS SC NJX CELTICMU/STA HEATNJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-ASLSOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS '01NEW YORK SC G01 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS RED SDFC SAMBA TSF ACADEMY U10 GIRLS INTERFC COPA ACADEMY LIMA ATLANTIC UNITED AVALANCHE
one more thing "TRAVEL" soccer means traveling far distances - sometimes to play a weaker team sometimes to get waxed. You hope the games are close - but it happens in the PROs as well.If far distances is your gripe - Maybe TRAVEL soccer is not a good fit for your family.
Guys/gals it also looks like the below teams joing the league starting at u13 as NPL teams.Smithtown (NY)FSA (CT)Delaware Rush (DE)Jersey United (NJ)I think EDP has great potential and when you combine that with NYCSL - we should have some very strong clubs for the local tournaments when they play each other plus you sprinkle in your PDAs and some of the PA/MD teams - R1 looks very Strong at this 00/01 Age.
Good to see Hicksville joined EDP for the spring. They wont have much comp at the outset.... but maybe it will build from there.
On a side note: Do you guys/girls think any of these Girls Youth Soccer leagues will ever switch to the Boys Academy/ODP Age Calendar to determine the Age group.So instead of Aug 1st they go with Jan 1st?
9:46Is this '00/'01 or '01/'02?
I was a little disappointed to read the below from a different board and to see this happens at the Elite level. I guess I was hoping things would be different at the older ages."The coach says effort is more important than skill; playing smart gets you less time. Getting assists is ignored. Passing to your own team most of the time is ignored." My daughter is kind of in a similar boat with her current team and we are thinking very hard about moving her to a different club. Maybe this Dad over reacting, I don't know.Her speed is unmatched, she is among the top 3 in goals scored, she passes the ball with accuracy and has a really nice 1st touch but can't seem to get serious run in games. It's not like she doesn't give the effort - she's not very aggressive which hurts the way she is viewed I guess.Maybe I'm alone with this one and just need to zip it - chill out and let things play out.
Third in goals without getting much time? She's done well.Doesnt hurt to go to some free tryouts, see what is out there, listen - possibly - to some appraisals of her skills.Good luck
Are you guys joking about crush winning the game in last minute against dragons?
Man is this blog loaded with blowhards, mostly from North Jersey, who don't have a clue what they're talking about, levels, top this, top that. You repeat the same stupid crap over and over again without an ounce of insight to offer. Chances are the biggest chest pounders have kids who are average schmo players. Good luck at ODP. Most of you will need plenty of it.
No joking about crush. Won in last seconds of game. Dragons missed two golden opportunities had the game won. Crush is way over hyped. Not impressed at all.
crush was talking a big game and it backfired again.Or was that a PA parent who was talking about Crush and how great they are and not a Crush parent?
"No joking about crush. Won in last seconds of game. Dragons missed two golden opportunities had the game won. Crush is way over hyped. Not impressed at all."This is the same delusional Dragon parent from a few days ago. Your team hasn't scored a goal in a year and you're not impressed with someone?
Hey crush guy, settle down, you are the big blogger. I thought you were told to stay off blogs because evrytime you bring attention to yourself it backfires, like the tournament.
ODPHeh. Good one.
What's wrong with Odp?
Ease up. It's 11 year old soccer.Nothing wrong with it, I am sure. Discussing it here is silly.
Have seen crush play several times this year and very mediocre. Dont know why everyone is talking about them.
What league does Crush play in?
well you mention nice points in your post
Any team can be mediocre on a certain day - see Crush vs DragonsQuestion is which teams can at times excel against the best - as Crush has vs NJX, Hicksville and FC Stars
i wish this forum was more focused on teams / clubs that developed the kids the most. Are their any teams in this age group where the coach/trainer is consistently at most training sessions and games. i am finding that at quite a few of these academies, the coach / trainer that is assigned to a team may be around at first but then is replaced quite frequently with stand-ins. This is very frustrating and I would like to know which high level teams have a consistent presence of coaches.
Better yet, which teams can excel and develop the team that they pick from the original tryouts, without any guest players? How often is it that someone comes strolling to your team in the middle of the season because they are unhappy where they were. How much friction does that cause?
Anyone know anything about New Jersey Force Soccer Academy? Good, bad, indifferent? Should they be considered an option for U12 next year?
I think their U12 will be a new squadNot that this eliminates them as a strong unit
This is the same delusional Dragon parent from a few days ago. Your team hasn't scored a goal in a year and you're not impressed with someone?Good fact checking, you dope!
Same re: Force, believe new team starting for next year. Plenty to choose from in that area though. Good luck.
NJ Force's current U12's are 2nd in the state and 6th in the nation. Forming new U12 team for the fall. Website has tryouts listed for next two Thursdays. Definitely an Academy to keep an eye on.
"Anyone know anything about New Jersey Force Soccer Academy? Good, bad, indifferent? Should they be considered an option for U12 next year?"A relative of mine joined up last season (U12) when they first came into the Howell area. Things were run very loosely, practices were all over the place, no coaches assigned to the team, poor communication and direction. She left after they wanted to move practices up farther north because fo field availability issues. As with some "academy" clubs, it's all about $$$$..
Looks like your relative left a little too soon.
Well, GotSoccer shows NJ Force as having three U12 girls teams, so maybe the one 2:09 is talking about was not the one mentioned at 1:57And while the nationally ranked U12 team mentioned has certainly accumulated the accolades, I'm curious as to the history of the team, and how long they've been with the Force. Because that single team has nearly double the GotSoccer points as the other ten teams in the Club combined. Seems more like an aberration than an indicator of Club strength. Not to be a hater, mind you - just a skeptic of promotional claims.
"Looks like your relative left a little too soon."Helpful. Thanks.
Where does Force play out of now?What can you tell me about GFA,and where do they play out of?
NJ Force....where do I begin. From what I heard, you should run as far away from them as possible. All about money, highly disorganized, and doubt they will be around that long.
"This is the same delusional Dragon parent from a few days ago. Your team hasn't scored a goal in a year and you're not impressed with someone?Good fact checking, you dope!"Again the same doofus in Dragons camp of - someday i'll get to try-out for Storm! Coach M will notice me - NOT!
Any EDP scores over the last month.
Atlantic United 3 SJE 4....EDP game
The Below teams advance to the PA state Cup Knockout phaseGroup A ??????????vsGroup B HMMS Eagle FC SpiritGroup D Berks Soccer Academy RagevsGroup G ??????????Group C ??????????vs Group F Nether United FC XtremesGroup E Penn Legacy Black - advanced to Semi-Finals
Rage plays Wildcats tomorrow, have they played before? Crush and Somerset Hills this week
Again the same doofus in Dragons camp of - someday i'll get to try-out for Storm! Coach M will notice me - NOT!LOl, still a dope! Soccer is 4 hrs a week, get a life outside your childs.
"LOl, still a dope! Soccer is 4 hrs a week, get a life outside your childs."You have such a great life, yet you troll U11 soccer boards yourself on a Sunday ol.
"You have such a great life, yet you troll U11 soccer boards yourself on a Sunday ol."If you don't see the irony in you posting that comment your the biggest dope!In between parents bragging about what team there child is on there are actual informative things out here:1. Scores from the weekend2. Tryout informationSave your "my daughter plays on ......" for your uninterested coworkers who are thinking "Damn, I cant believe I made eye contact with this loser again"
"If you don't see the irony in you posting that comment your the biggest dope!"For the third time in a couple days you said "your" the biggest dope - which is really ironic since your is really "you're"Nothing reflects worse on a person than being uneducated. You're(used properly) grammar makes me want to tell your parents they should have moved from the ghetto when you were a child or it tells me you are just a an imbecile.(look that one one up smaty pants)
Any scores today. Some good games ... Ajax and SH, samba and Hicksville. Crush? Storm? Dragons?Somebody must of played!!!
Match Fit 3 Crush 0. 8v 8
Was the Match fit Crush game a good game?Two good teams!Not 11 vs. 11 but it should give you and indication of what you have as a team.
NJ CupRage- 3 NJ Wildcats- 0
PA State Cup TEYSA 2 LVU 2TEYSA takes group C with 1 win and 2 ties. Kind of an upset as TEYSA is Division 2 PAGS and LVU and Deep Run are Division 1. That being said, TEYSA was the Divsion 2 champion.Nether will play at TEYSA in the quarterfinals. The two teams have never met before. Winner plays at home vs Penn Legacy in semifinals.Other side of the bracket has HMMS waiting to play the winner of group A (WCUSC or FCREV). And BSA Rage (a surprise quarterfinalist) waiting to play the winner of Group G (probably the Ukrainians).
Wow Crush lost 3-0, this proves they are not top team in NJ
OK, Crush lost they take a step back for now,if they are a good team they will bounce back.Rage won 3-0 over Wildcats,did Storm and NJX play this weekend?...Get use to it at this age no one is winning every game!
Storm won 3-0 over U12 Lyndhurst SC
I guess there goes the undefeated season for GAKalicious
8:18 I Disagree with you a bit.Rage was not surprise - that group had 3 PAGS Division 2 teams (3rd, 4th and 6th) plus a so so CPYSL team. Any team winning this group would have been a Surprise in the Quarters. Luck of the Draw While Group A was a tough Draw and Group G was a walk through for the Ukrainians, 3 teams with 2 of them being PAGS division 4 teams.Thanks for the PA Cup updates.
"I guess there goes the undefeated season for GAKalicious."It only get's worse foor the GAK. They have Howell next. I'll make an earlier prediction for the GAKster. They end up 4-6. They should be able handle Middletown, and they could squeak out another win against S.I.Book it folks!!
Good point 6:43. The three best teams in Group D were pretty evenly matched. I haven't seen BSA play in a couple years, when they seemed to rely solely on their one big player booting the ball in from outside the box. YMS has looked more dangerous to me lately, and it surprised me that they did not take the group. But BSA throttled them 3-0.In any event, the Group D winner is probably just fodder for the Ukies in the quarterfinals.Oh, and WCUSC vs FCREV has been postponed again. FCREV continues to have field issues. How many times should a team get to cancel before they give up their home field advantage?
10:49Thanks for the updates.The two remaining games will decide the group winners.I'm curious to see who wins the WestChester / FC Revolution game.And the other match up is interesting to me as well, we have the u10 Div A and Div B State Champs playing each other Ukrainians vs Lower Macungie
Below is the NY Cup draw (Interesting that they let a CT team play)East End FC Fury 01vsEverton America (CT) HBC Soccer Club BarracudasvsCommack Soccer League Wildfire Hicksville American Soccer Cluvs.Plainview Old Bethpage Soccer White Plains Youth SA White PlvsFC Clarkstown SC 02 Girls Whit Intense Soccer Academy Brazil vsWorld Class FC WCFC '01 Charlt East Islip Soccer Club DynamitvsNew York Soccer Club New York Manhattan Soccer Club G'01 PrivsNorth Rockland Soccer Associat FC Sting FC Sting 2001vsSABA/Met Oval Brooklyn City
I think its great that NY is allowing a CT team to play in their state cup tournament. I'm betting some Delaware teams, like Hockessin and Kirkwood, would love to play in a deeper cup tournament such as PAE, NJ or MD.
Who is left in the top State Cup Bracket?
Crush lost 0- 3 to MF. Crush is falling fast. No goals and at most counted two shots, maybe.
Thats because Match fit is a great team. Not because Crush is so bad.
I second that. MF very very good. But Crush hasnt fallen back, just needs to be more consistent in all variations of play.....The two teams could meet again in State semifinals, this time 11 v 11
"Current top 5 in state should beNJ CrushPDA StormRageMatch FitNJX- I understand there could be teams that feel they belong in that #5 slot and that Match Fit may feel they belong higher than Rage and maybe even NJ CrushSimply stated, Crush hasnt lost to a NJ team this spring and has beaten top competition from NY and Massachussets. That earns them the top slot, despite PDA winning state in fall and Match Fit being top NJ team in NPL 8 v 8I put Rage 3rd over Match Fit due to their impressive showing in VA (3 wins vs out of state U12s)"Above post from April 9th- now looks like Crush does not belong on top. Clubs like Match Fit and PDA in my opinion are not hung up on winning right now. I would say they are putting there players in position to be ready to compete at higher level. With said, PDA and Match Fit top this list.
I agree, both teams are above everyone with there talent. Yes they may have some let down games but for the most part those 2 teams will be battling for the top spot for years to come. I am not surprised by the outcome of Match Fit and Crush game as Match Fit has beaten them in the fall.
Nor surprised at all Crush were lucky to beat the Dragons. PDA and Rage are top u11 teams the rest can fight it out. By u13 It will be PDA and Matchfit and the rest can fight it out. PDA is going to be tougher playing u12 thus season.
Crush was doing the same thing last year at U11, now their u12 team is a second tier team. Keep dreaming, you only have 2 years before MF, WC and PDA leaves for ECNL. And after that, you will never see them again. You will always play against second rate teams and State cups and your got soccer points are good for your braggings rights only for people with no clue. Similar to your older team bragging about winning the PDA tournament, just forgot to mention they played in 2nd bracket on your website. How are your u16 teams doing, are most already committed to d1 like MF and PDA? Please look out for the MF and WC tryouts, only your top 3 girls will have a chance to make this year, next year it will get harder.
How many players do crush have? Heard another girls had just joined the roster.Those girls with training spots must be feeling short changed right about now!
Agree with last poster leave before its to late. You're best u12 girls if not gone next season they will definitely are gone at u14. Crush will be Crushed.
Some of those Crush / NJX / Manalapan /etc, girls will take your daughters spot on WC, PDA, and Match fit. I wouldn't be so full of yourselves.The talent is pretty thick on these teams
Where does GAK fit in all this?
"Where does GAK fit in all this?"They can finally rule MOSA Premier after Wall & HOwell bail on MOSA..
ParentsAs a parent that went through this process already. The longer you wait to get on these top programs (PDA, Match Fit, and World Class), the harder it will be to crack these teams. Your daughter my be real good, however if she is not an impact player, you may be looking in from the outside. Look to make move now!
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