So one more defender and the first two goals dont get scored?Rather simplistic.We had a great run, great pass, GK semi-error on Goal 1And a flat out 1 v 2 toasting on goal 2 (one defender was blatantly beat by speed the other overcomitted and slipped)PERSONNEL was more the problem. Great opposing player not contained.
When you are the number 1 team in the world sometimes you think to much of yourself and experiment or you get to see what some players can really do when the deck is stacked against them. Simple we dribble way to much and miss opportunities because we hold the ball to long and then play a ball that's has the incorrect weight or is played to the wrong foot or even behind the player killing the attack. In general we are not a creative bunch because we have basketball/baseball/football/lacross coaches teaching our kids when they are young because we are not a soccer nation yet and this is killing us as the world gets better and we stay the same. ECNL had a great platform with the USSF backing them but they went the $$$ and only cared about the top of the roster the players they can market to keep the cash coming in, instead of flat out teaching the kids. Some will say they did teach the kids, to them I say have you watched any of the YNTs play? Japan has left us in the dust.Did you see the 3rd goal -watch it again - I forget the girls name but she just watched the ball go past her without even an attachment to block it then puts her hands on her head- for real. The facts are 3 or 4 in the back France is just better as is was England and Germany. We finished in last place on our home fields. Would Sweden and Japan finished a head of us if they were here -are we number 6 in the world now?PS. mistakes are part of the game and good teams make you pay for them.
9:23 - ??? On first goal, France had the great run and pass not us. Brian (didn't think she had a great tourney either) turned over and Long got beat (as she did again only minutes later). PK deserved as GK did sweep feet and didn't get ball, but she had to do it. Just like in Youth Soccer teams, WNT needs to broaden player search not narrow it.
Oh girl with head in hands after third goal, Long. Possibly Ellis, too.
What happened to the youthsoccerrankings.us? Awesome site. Hate to see it go away. Now all we have is GotSoccer?
YSR is gone, unfortunately. Here's the note:"With much sadness I have decided to shut down this rankings site. My real job has gotten a lot busier recently and I do not have sufficient time to dedicate to keeping this site updated. Thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years."
YSR no more. Oh. Shame. It was a very good site. Would like to send a thank you to the creator. He/she did a wonderful job and had a great idea how to combine all the rankings for the closest to a true ranking you could get. Your hard work was very much appreciated.
http://www.excellesports.com/news/womens-soccer-losing-good-for-uswnt/Throwing this out there.
Great articleNothing to add
What about this one???http://equalizersoccer.com/2017/03/13/ellis-three-back-formation-fails-the-test/Comments are worth the read as well.
Can ECNL and GDA exist at the same club?
PF had to choose one or the other so I'd say choice must be made
GIRLS' DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY CLUB DIRECTORY 2017-2018with an ECNL team duringthe smae 2-17-2018season.1. Concorde Fire2. Crossfire Premier3. Dallas Texans Soccer Club 4. Eclipse Select Soccer Club5. FC Dallas6. FC Stars7. Michigan Hawks8. NTH Tophat9. Real Colorado10. San Diego Surf Soccer Club11. PDA12. So Cal Blues Soccer Club13. Solar Soccer Club14. West Coast Futbol Club15. Slammers Don't worry PF all you have to do is jump in bed with the phila union and you can have both or maybe CFC Delco will beat you to the punchMore and more MLS clubs will get into the GDA easy money. Keep thinking GDA won't be the top of the pyramid.NWSL1. Boston Breakers Academy2. Houston Dash 3. Orlando Pride 4. Portland Thorns FC5. Seattle Reign Academy 6. Sky Blue - PDA 7a. Washington Spirit Academy Maryland7b. Washington Spirit Academy VirginiaMLS1. FC Dallas 2a. LA Galaxy 2b LA Galaxy San Diego3. New York City FC 4. LAFC Slammers 5. San Jose Earthquakes
11:37 - about 8-9 of those teams have Directors on ECNL board. Not too hard to connect the dots.
sorry, clarifying, 8-9 of the clubs allowed to have both are on ECNL Board.
It's good to be the king?The point is it can be done and why would any club play in a league that doesn't treat it's member clubs equally?Would you? I wouldn't if it was my club but it's not. Watch for PennFusion or CFC Delco to partner with the Philadelphia Union, thisis why they didn't merge, one is going to hit a homerun.
I absolutely agree with your "It's good to be the king" comment; ahhhh, Mel Brooks. Classic.And also agree, why be part of a league like that. That would be cool re the MLS affiliation. I have my fav re it. :)Also, would love Union to pick up an NWSL team, too. Talent Energy Park (which was quite nice to US Soccer/results) was packed. Fingers crossed they see the forest through the trees.
Bring back the Independence!! and Tasha Kai
Agreed. I've watched her play for Sky Blue. She is awesome.
2:47 - I agree with you that ECNL has already shown it doesn't treat member clubs equally or fairly. What do you propose? More teams join another league? If so, which one? From a business perspective, I still can't believe ECNL did that.
It will be different now with the boys' joining. The entire purpose of the league was to focus on girls. Now, it's to just get more teams on the girls' side.
Looked at the NCAA Recruiting List on Google. What a great list. Author did a great job (t/y). Hasn't been updated recently it seems. Is there another being used, now? Will miss this. So informative.
Can someone put these in order. What is the top league/program and where do all the others fall. DA, ECNL, NPL, ODP, EDP, USYS, CJYSA, USYS, NYCSL, LIJSL, NCS, Region 1, etc...
8:15 my opinion. based on leagues (did not include ODP, id2 or PDP)1. GDA2. ECNL or USYS NL3. NPL (EDP & NYCSL) or RL (USYS 4 Regional leagues) or Super Y4. CCL, EDP, NYCSL, NEP5. CJYSA (not EDP divisions), LIJSL, PAGS, JAGSNational Titles:1. GDA2. NCS (only because this is open to all members andyou need to qualify)3. ECNL (was #1 before GDA, but with the change and ECNL taking a club hit while still being closed)4. Super Y - Also closed a league5. US Club national Championship - I put this last because it's pay to play it's open to anyone who pays the the Regional event fees and they play teams that won State cups. So in other words you can lose state cup but still play in the regional event if you pay)If player is a D1 talent then GDA, ECNL, NL, NPL and RL teams are where you have to be or ODP. Isay this because these teams get accepted to the major tournaments, I don't see many teams from LIJSL, CJSYSA, PAGS or JAGS being accepted to CASL, PDA or Disney on the east coast.Just my stupid opinion
I know you stated its your opinion and that's totally fine.But for me, I don't know how you can put an unproved league as #1.Teams haven't even been formed yet. They haven't played 1 game or had 1 practice yet.If your equating the girls DA to boys DA, even then there is potential but I don't think there will be immediate impact at this age. Maybe for the girls that are starting not as U11's and 12's.But, that's just my opinion.
It will take 2 to 4 years for the Girls DA to make any significant impact. ECNL took several years to impact the college recruiting network and it needed buy in with college coaches to promote it when ECNL clubs started pulling them into the equation to coach. I look at the DA and ECNL to battle back and forth for several years. As many of the ECNL coaches are either at or linked to coaching ECNL while GDA is more US Soccer brand. So opinions can vary if you feel your daughter is potential national level type of player(1-2%) of all girls than GDA is where you want to be. If you feel your daughter is D1 college player than ECNL is by far your top league. Of course you'll see the power schools 1-50 like NC, Penn State, UCLA, Florida continue to recruit early from GDA in the future the schools ranked 50-340 and lower will look at the next avenue which will be ECNL. So in my opinion you rank leagues based on where you plan your daughter's ability and what level she wants to play. National type player of course GDA, college bound player GDA/ECNL.
12:24In your OPINION what will be keeping the DA (say, U17) teams from being superior?How many - give me a percentage - of ECNL players will be making that commitment?What will be the negative aspects of DA - in the sense of being competitive in a DA vs ECNL top team game situation?Thanks
8:32 - Don't you think there are some areas that the NPL is strong as well (not necessarily the entire league, but pockets of teams). Usually it's where there is no ECNL or where the market isn't overly saturated with several ECNL teams.
12:24 - need to make clear that these are when the GDA kicks in. Currently, ECNL is the top where GDA would appear on your various lists. Right? It's interesting that you have ECNL coming in after NCS after GDA kicks in. Very interesting. NCS is only open to non-ECNL so not really open to all. Currently, ECNL can't participate. Does that change after GDA? And, then does that make a difference in your grid?
12:24 - I hate to break it to you, but US Soccer Federation has already made that decision. Currently, it's ECNL. Most if not all of the top kids in ECNL will go to GDA, like it or not. So, as USSF has proclaimed, GDA will be where most of the best will be (currently proven or not). It has already been given the clout. Don't be silly to think otherwise.
I agree. I saw a comment on the U15 blog (I have a younger child). It was the last one that could be posted. Boy those U15's can complain. lolAnyway, it noted various rescheduling this past weekend of DA tryouts. Clearly they had no clue that ECNL/PDP schedules were what caused the conflict (and the weather) as most (if not all) of those kids will be GDA. The best advice I have seen is find the league that fits you, your daughter, your family. And, get the most out of it for whatever you, your daughter, your family want out of it. There is plenty of soccer out there. It will all work out.
8:32 here i based my list on this criteria again my opinion.1. USSF the top of the pyramid so their league will be the top of the pyramid for top players that want to play NT and the top schools will recruit these players - so other players will want to be there as well to play with the best, wy wouldn't they? College recruiting won't be an issue if your kid plays GDA.2. I placed the top US Club and USYS leagues in this spot.3. I placed regional leagues that advance to a national championship - NPL is US Club's 2nd tier as RL for USYS 4. Super Y is club neutral that advances to nationals so for some kids this is an avenue.5. Regional leagues that stop with a league title no advancement6. I didn't list a #6 but this would be all other leagues not recreational.12:24 GDA is USSF and will attract the best players that want to play NT and the best players that want to play with the best. College recruiting will not be an issue for these players1:12 "college bound player GDA/ECNL" plenty of clubs not GDA/ECNL have college bound players (top 50 soccer schools) but that is your opinion.4:45 Kids playing HS will join club after HS they will just miss GDA showcase events to play for school if that floats their boat and will join team after HS season.6:25 NPL is tier 2 by US Club standards with ECNL being tier 1. 6:50 I would have ECNL and USYS NL after NCS since NCS is open to every team that is registered with them if they qualify - not a group of guys in a room saying they are good enough. ECNL teams can participate if they also play in a USYS league - NCS is open to all USYS team -ECNL is NOT OPEN to all US Club teams they are open to their clubs only.6:53 agree 100%I don't think GDA cares about the younger age PDP schedules, do you? GDA cares about their U17, U19, U21 and NT teams - I don't seen many at a PDP event with a shot.Again just my opinion. I like when every one has a chance what you make of it is on them can be good or can be a shock to their system (really bad)
Was just at a PDP event (U15-U18). It had current NT players and a few that will be asked out for sure.
Was there too; unless the politics of soccer kicks in. ;) Kept hearing the Rutger's coach cover for screw ups her teams were making. It was laughable.
NYCFC DA tryouts postponed due to low turn out - not the snow. Really not the snow - we all know the best WC players are in so where are the others coming from? Long Island has two clubs - willing to bet Albertson and east meadow players go there so if they are not affiliated what does that mean for those two ECNL teams? FC Fury NY Bay Shore, N.Y.Long Island SC Plainview, NYNew York City FC Orangeburg, N.Y.GDA will be the place to be
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/20/20/38/20170320-news-u19wnt-klimkova-calls-up-26-players-for-training-camp-in-floridaThese are 1998 and 1999 girls the article says. Good to see a few gals from Region 1 in this. Isn't the PA Classics girl listed on Penn Fusion? Hasn't she been there for several years?
Doubtful right away at least. I find it may be hard to go from a non-ECNL environment immediately to a GDA. I think it will take a little bit of time. And, when it does, it's always good for the players to have choices. It would be great for the sport for both to do well.
There was also 2001 and 2000 penn fusion kids at PDP who played for PAC. Says good things about PAC developmental programs. The 99 has always been a super top player with national aspirations. Players like her will go where they see the best development and national exposure opportunities. The PAC has the geographic edge for Harrisburg but the DA product will have to be seen as superior to penn fusion for PAC to be the automatic choice for the very best players. Right now it's unproven. The 01/02 team at PAC could be really good especially if some of the former penn legacy kids return next year from penn fusion. The 00/99 team will need a big infusion to be competitive with the ECNL converted teams. I don't see that happening in the short term unless PAC allows school ball and some return in the spring for their last semester. However their program shouldn't be judged on that oldest team. The younger teams might be really good. For the western Lancaster kids closer to Mannheim driving an hour to Downingtown and west Chester might come back sooner and bolster the younger teams immediately. The older west Lancaster kids won't make a difference to the 00/99 team except maybe the 00 PDP kid. Plus that one is a twin and the other kid is actually the stronger player. If they both come back would help. The 01 PDP kid would help out for sure. Also of course if they switch back it will weaken penn fusion and even the playing field between them significantly. For the east Lancaster kids it isn't that far to ustc and not quite a drop kick to Mannheim. At Harrisburg no tolls and half hour shorter commute is compelling. If they put together a decent program at PAC seen as equal to penn fusion in development and opportunity it's a no brainer. Then of course there is always the pulisic aura to bump PAC.
3:40Other than the fact you don't sleep, are yoiu a PAC parent? You seem to know alot....
3:40 in Zombieland. If the PAC 01's or 02's are going to be even remotely competitive, they will need everyone of those former Penn Legacy players currently playing for Penn Fusion. As of right now the current 01 and 02 teams give new meaning to PAC (Players athletically challenged). The real athletes are those flying around on PF soccer fields.
PAC 02's are very good and are always in top tournament bracket. 01's seem to struggle. If they get even a handful of top players the 01/02 DA team will do great. Especially if they get a quality coach which rumor has it they do have one but have yet to release his name.
Oh my, in all of that tolls discussion, etc., I nearly fell asleep. We get it. You're a PAC poster in mourning. Anyway, safe travels to those heading to Richmond, VA.
I think it' s time for all parents on this board with girls that play soccer to invest as well. Watch the game or at least put the channel on a TV in the house, get that viewership number up. The more money the league makes the more opportunities our kids will have here in the states to make a little money and play this game. A+E Networks invests in NWSL with equity stake and together launch NWSL Media, a new media and commercial joint venture; Lifetime to be official sponsor and broadcast partner of the league in a three-year dealThe NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will provide fans throughout the country with a live viewing platform every Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to watch the best players in the world. A pre-game show will kick off each weekly event at 3:30 p.m. ET. Showcasing the network’s sponsorship and commitment to the league, Lifetime will be featured on all official jerseys with a patch on the right sleeve.
Exactly. Well put. Get the interest up.Also, hopefully they have a vast amount of sponsors. Need to buy/support those products as well. Getting sponsors/ads are key. The ads pay the bills.
Good luck to all heading to JC this weekend!Weather looks great!
Re: latest PDP roster...One of the ex-PAC players is and has been way over-rated. Shows the power of parents pushing and using every political tool there is to advance their daughter.Kudos to her!! She's already committed and will probably play school ball fyi...
Seriously 954 trollThe 99 is a super stud YNT player committed to UNC. So can't be talking about her. The 00 isn't committed- so not her. The 01 must be your target. Your jealousy is so transparent in this. She is committed to a great big10 school and invited to PDP. Believe me Penn Fusion and Tino don't let parents influence anything there. Since she was put forward for PDP, they must consider her a top player in the club. Looks like 1 99, 2 00, 3 01s in the whole club plus a 00 GK. It's an honor congrats. PAC does something right in development at the younger ages since these kids are so successful at the older ages.
I wonder who just posted that...thanks dad! :)Agreed, PAC is under-rated. Better bring the PDA discussion back!
934 Do you think all committed kids will play school ball? I think the higher the level the kid will be playing in college the more likely she will choose GDA. Better prep.
I've seen both HS and GDA choices and they're directly related to graduating year...high percentage of 99s(juniors) will be playing HS as this is their 4th year as Varsity. On the other hand, most 01s are choosing GDA next year.
10:27 I disagree with your troll comment. It was his/her opinion, the kids are under a microscope, this is part of the game when you are a high level athlete. Some like you and some don't.Parents need to stop the PC BS and suck it up or stay away for message boards and social media if they have a soft stomach when it comes to negative comments.PDA discussion will start up once they win a game, I know no wins in 6 games means nothing but when you are the cream of the crop in NJ I would expect above.500 regardless of who plays and in what ever format games are played to be won and the players on the field did not win. On the bright side they are the #2 team in NJ according to YSR rankings with a 38.02. Looking back at PA - PAC is a 36.13 a 2 goal underdog vs PennFusion who has a score of 38.51. Sorry for the results based comments.Smart of the 01 to choose GDA in my opinion.
11:42 - my daughter and her friends/soccer buds those at school and those at club are juniors (99 & 00). The ECNL kids are doing GDA. The non-Ecnl are not. They are doing high school. That is the poll in our area of the northeast anyway. For what it's worth...
And most, but not all, are verbally committed already (ECNL kids).
@10:27 - wow. 7 kids at PDP from Penn Fusion. That is great. Did all of them start off at PAC? That is what I got from the post.
No they all did not come from PAC. But I think those that did left yrs ago.
208 clearly if you got that from a post that discusses three kids you just aren't too bright ...
We all know PF recruits players rather then develop them . Tino hit the jackpot with those PAC players !
Most of them went from PAC to Penn fusion I think the twins were at strikers for a year or so. But I think most of them have been at oenn fusion a few years. They seem to be getting better. Some have even been to national camp and all pdp
Having said that what do you think the chances are they would have left PAC at all if the GDA was in place 4 or 5 years ago? Doubtful and there is the future of the landscape.
All this talk about PF, PAC and who developed their own talent versus what club is importing it in. Let's face it, many players start out at U9, U10 and even U11 being coached by coaches that coach effort and hopefully teach some skills that will be necessary to advance to the next level. If we are smart about it and watch other teams playing against our girls, we may find the coach that is excellent at both. Think back to how many coaches you have come across so far and honestly think about how many really good ones there are? There are truly not that many and its amazing how many of the good ones come across as socially awkward (or just tired of dealing with parents). To say Penn Fusion imports all of their talent that was trained by other clubs may be true to some extent, but show me a team at U16 that doesn't have girls that came from four to five different teams. I don't know about you guys, but from U9 to U14 I didn't care about the club, I wanted my daughter to have the best coach. The club is important from this point on.
PDA Splash's Beardsley loses another one. What an amazing coach!!
What other games has he lost?
Stallions a tie and 2 defeatsAlbertson 2 wins and a tieAwaiting result from Penn Fusion (2-0) and SJEB (1-0-1)850th ranked Richmond United goes 3-0-0
Your Jefferson Cup top 3 flights sorted by points then goal diffChampionship1: MCLEAN YS 01 GIRLS ECNL (28) +82: PENN FUSION SA ECNL 2001 (26) +53: RICHMOND UNITED 01 ECNL (26) +44: FC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (24) +65: ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL (22) +36: PDA SPLASH 2001 ECNL (14) +17: BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (14) 08: SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY (14) 08: SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP (14) 010: CASL 01 GIRLS ECNL (10) -111: TOTAL FA TFA ELITE 01 (8) -312: NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL (7) -413: 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (6) -214: BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION 01 (4) -215: CINCINNATI UNITED CUP 01 GOLD (2) -1018: UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY UFA 01G PREMIER (1) -5----------------------------------------------------------------------Elite1: GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 SELECT (30) +102: FLORIDA KRUSH 01 BLACK (26) +63: DISCOVERIES SC 01 LADY GOLD PREMIER (25) +44: CONNECTICUT FC ECNL U16 (23) +55: MARIN FC G01 BLUE (20) +26: OAKWOOD SC ATTACK NPL 01 (20) +17: BEACH FC 01G RED (18) +38: SYRACUSE DA 2001 (17) +29: PREMIER SC NAVY 2001 (FKA STRIKERS) (17) 010: MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 ECNL (16) +111: GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 2001 (16) +112: PA CLASSICS ACADEMY '01 (16) +113: NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (11) -114: CHARLOTTE SA 01 PREDATOR GIRLS (12) -315: MASSAPEQUA NPL '01 COSMOS (9) -116: TAMPA BAY UNITED PREMIER GIRLS 2001 (8) -117: STA 2001G NPL (8) -318: FC FREDERICK '01 (7) -419: SUSA ISA NPL G01 (7) -320: ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (5) -321: HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER 01/02 (5) -222: CLEVELAND FC 01 ROYAL (4) -423: EAST MEADOW SC 01 ECNL STARS (4) -424: CLEVELAND SA IMPACT 2001 BLACK (1) -6----------------------------------------------------------------------------Superior1: SEACOAST UNITED NPL 2001 (26) +52: WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES (25) +53: SUSA ELITE G01 (23) +74: LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 2001 GIRLS BLACK (23) +45: CASL 01 LADIES RED (21) +26: PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (20) +37: FC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK (19) +38: NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (18) +49: PDA SOUTH 01 (18) +310: NEW YORK SURF SC G01 LONG ISLAND (17) +311: SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED 01 GIRLS ELITE (15) 012: PIPELINE SC BLACK (15) -113: HFC READY 2001 (14) 014: NEFC - BREAKERS 2001 NS ELITE (14) -115: LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (13) 016: SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS PREMIER WHITE (12) -117: VIRGINIA RUSH 01G (12) -218: NASA-TOPHAT NTH TOPHAT-01 GOLD (8) -219: JAYFC ARMADA WFC 01 ELITE (6) -720: TRIANGLE FC ALLIANCE 01G (6) -521: YMS PREMIER 01' BANSHEES (5) -222: PDA HORNETS (2) -323 SOCAELITE01 U16 GIRLS (2) -424: BEACHSIDE SC CT BEACHSIDE (2) -10
10:04 Someone complained about PDA bringing players prior to tryouts (I'm guessing you).Remove 10 players from Splash who finished 6 out of 18 in F1and replace them with 10 from Hornets 22 out of 24 in F3, not looking very good for the 01 ECNL team next season once GDA comes around and the top PDA players play for Sky Blue GDA.
Interesting theoryBurt dont you think some DA tryout castoffs from outside PDA will be offered ECNL slots?
PDA PDA PDA PDA PDAPDA PDA PDA PDA PDAOk, now I contributed to the endless PDA talk....
PDA Splash have good players just one of the worst coaches in the ECNL. They are losing to NPL teams now. He's clueless.
Splash had its day u12 to u15 they were soild...Now with the age change,they lost to many girls,and that last coach burned to many girls,they left pda for other clubs,so they had no one to replace them
Maybe it's not the coach.
Where is that PAC parent that was touting the 02's and how strong their new DA would be? PAC teams got crushed at Jeff and at this point better hope for a lot of players from outside their club show up for DA tryouts.
19:27 I agree. But the truth hurts sometimes. That team is loaded with college commits If they sit these players more to give time to other players to show their stuff, then it's not the coach - the team just isn't that deep after stars are removed.
Where is the Spirit sucks guy and the PAC guy - you can't let PDA get all this talk time come on guys.
Okay I willtalk about what I like.going by Jefferson Cuplooking for top 3 (teams at this event only)NJ is up first - since we are having PDA talkTeams sorted by jeff cup Points and GDNJ Elite Flames (25) +5FC Copa (19) +3PDA South (18) +3PDA Splash (14) +1SJEB Rush Academy ((14) 0SJEB Rush Premier (12 (-1)NJ Wildcats (11) -1STA (8) -3NJ Stallions (7) -4PDA North (2) -3My top 3 NJ teams at Jeff Cup1. PDA Spash2. SJEB Academy3. Nj Elite Flamesothers not at the event tha tcould be in state top 3?MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTHEAST NPLMy overall NJ top 31. PDA Spalsh2. SJEB Rush Academy3. Match Fit Academy
PAC will probably get some HMMS and LDC kids from Harrisburg Area and the Penn legacy kids will come back. That will build the PAC team and take away from the PF. Expect near parity.
5:58PAC 02s didn't do well. But you say PAC "teams", plural, didn't do well. Other teams there did fairly well. PAC DA, as others, will take a couple years to get solid. Word is big name coach is joining as girls DOC and 17/16 team coach.Here's a question to you PF parents...between 02 and 01 rosters there are 36 players according to team pages. Where will the girls that don't make their DA go? Will they be satisfied with a "pre-academy" team or leave for other DA program?
I have to be honest with you. looking at the top 10 in each flight above, NJ is hurting at U16
10:27 - Way to stick up for yourself JB. You're a loser. PDA is loaded with talent.
In fairness 5:58 PAC 02's were in the top bracket and in a group with 3 ECNL teams. If you look back at Fall results they have already played and beat Rush and Clevland who PF played and had 3 1 goal games with Pipeline. Had they been with Rush, Cleveland, and Pipeline results wouldn't have been the way the were. If they combine the best of their 01/02 and pick up a few solid players from outside the DA team will be good. Add onto that this top to be named coach no less.
Huh?? Sounds like six degrees of Kevin Bacon or was he on the team, too.
Hey 3/23 at 5:55, it's me the one you called "not too bright" as a post on which I commented on didn't discuss PF PDP players other than three. Here's the quote from the post - "Since she was put forward for PDP, they must consider her a top player in the club. Looks like 1 99, 2 00, 3 01s in the whole club plus a 00 GK. It's an honor congrats."Hmmm. That comment notes more than 3, Fredo.I was just wondering if they all came from PAC, but found out they didn't.
Season is just starting. Let it play out. Good teams are not always at their best every tournament/showcase. Just as one example, look at FCV 01's results from Phoenix in the Fall where they were defeated 5-1 and 4-0.
11:24, what has that talent ever won? Can't blame coach,
142I think the comments were regarding the future of PAC GDA. If the central PA kids stop going to PF in seeking to play at the highest level, and instead look to PAC, the club's girl's side will rise up at PF expense. The mere fact that these girls travel to West Chester to play is a statement that PF is currently seen as the best girl's program for kids from Central PA. Will that change with the GDA? I think it will. Kids won't drive to PF when they can cut their commute dramatically by joining PAC from Penn legacy, LDC, HMMS etc. development programs. Unless PAC screw it up by providing a second tier to their boys programs opportunity, they should rise to the top fairly quickly.Given that the three former PAC kids play in 3 different age groups and are acknowledged by PF, by their inclusion in PDP, to be among the best players in their age group, that rise could be very quick indeed. PAC become immediately successful if these kids transfer their affiliation to PAC next year. Anyone there saw former PAC kids slice and dice national team defenders all day long in Pottstown. If they came back to Lancaster, there would be immediate elevation of level of these teams and resulting lowering of Penn Fusion thus resulting in an immediate shift in power. If I were MH I would be actively trying to get these kids back now for sure. If they don't get them back, (I think there are 5 02s from Lanc/Har in addition to the 3 PDP kids and others just under the PDP bar) the older age groups will perform relatively poorly when up against PF next year. If they do take a wait and see approach, it may take some couple year's time for PAC to grow into the powerhouse they have the potential to become.
Word is 90% of top older girls at PAC are sticking with HS soccer next yearThey better hope for influx to 99/00 DA team...
8:49 lot's of ifs? PAC needs to forget the current cycle and work on the younger ages. Concentrate on them and they will become what you want.
Ah yeah the point of the post was PAC will succeed in the future provided they put out a quality product to compete with PF. If they want to be competitive immediately it will take kids returning to central PA from WC
PAC can hope to ride the Pulisic train and attract players from the outside....
It's a pretty impressive train. Anyone think that the USSF will be more than happy to invite PAC GDA kids to YNT camps?
In time, maybe. Some clubs have produced more than one kid/guy/gal that has played on the sr. US NT and/or sending players internationally.He's a special player. He would have been successful where ever he went.
8:49 - I am not sure about the shift in power comment. PF has been doing this for a long time and quite successfully. And, as they are going to be the only GDA in the Philly/PA area closest to PDA, they should get some kids from other teams coming over as well like they do already. It's nice the girls will have other options.
4:43 - I agree. He has become a lot better since playing overseas. PAC can't take credit for that. That is him, the player and the GE academy system.
Let's give Bruce Arena some credit too. I think he is doing a much better job. Go USA!!
Saw Jaelin Howell got a call up to sr. NT for game vs. Russia. Horan hurt.
12:OO Your really going to bring up a win over Cleveland? Let's not forget that PF kicked ass last weekend and those PF parents only love one thing more than themselves, and that's winning. Anyone counting on PAC receiving help from those PF players will be waiting a long time. 9:36 Good point about NJ's U16's. Really though a couple of teams would do well last weekend. Thought "Mercer" was in an easy bracket and should have done well, as a few other of the higher ranked teams should have. But it is early and fortunes may change.
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