5:08 Love the stats and you might be on to something. Of the 3 teams I picked at random from VA, NY, PA - All 3 teams are over 90% in the W column when they give up 1 or 0 goals. On the flip side 2 of the 3 are under 30% when giving up 2 or more goals.6:55 Love it, thanks made life easy for me.Mr List
Stallions are done after there u18 team goes this year ,you will never hear the A-hole scream again he is done....he lost all his girls to ScamFit....Great News
Just for giggles...any of your daughters play lax in spring?
What is LAX?
Main airport hub in LA or Lacrosse to most people on here....
We will be doing LAX late in the spring while going to the GDA playoffs in Oceanside. San Diego airport is just not as flexible. Not sure how flights to Kansas will pan out, though.
10:57What makes you think SC is done? To many desperate clubs would grap him if Stallions gig crapped out. Talk about a guy who needs a muzzle or a filter, the accent only magnifies his nasty disposition. Although I must admit he is a good trainer
12:00 PMI must (begrudgingly) agree with you. Landing another gig would probably require a promise to tone it down some (which he would subsequently "reneague" on). But he's got enough of a successful track record that he'd land one soon enough. And then the screaming would reconvene.
The last LAX experience I had was with Ex-lax and I don't wish this on anyone, except maybe SC! (LOL!)
But he will get your kid into college
3/28 5:08 & 5:15 - good stuff. would love to have that gal on my kid's team. her team ball watches. that's also defenders ball watching as well. why aren't they staying with this girl? Why didn't the coach pull the defender marking her (or obviously unable to mark her)? most of this is coaching or lack thereof.
"Some call them garbage goals or token shots..."Funny, but I've never heard either one of these terms before. From a European perspective, we would say she sounds like a "poacher" and there's nothing wrong with that!
I like the term "poacher". That's a good description. I actually look at it as an added skillset. It takes a certain mentality to constantly be in front of the goal, especially when 95 percent of those runs end up with no gain.
So as we wrap up another week on the Blog, we have learned:1. A win is defined by a team scoring more goals than the other team2. "Stat Guys" stats are better than "Mr. List" list3. Big Red is warm and cuddly 4. Tuckahoe Turf Farm is a horrible place to play, bring a coat5. Giving up 2 goals in a game leads to a higher losing percentage.6. PDA Splash is a nice team7. Most of the East Meadow players now play for Albertson8. The Stallions coach is a loud mouth jerk, but can really coach.9. Rage does not play good teams10 The DA Showcase in NC next week will be where all the coaches will be11. The blog conversations should be threaded individually12. LAX is and airport13 .YSR results are the best way to predict upcoming games14. YSR guy likes eating cheese balls and counting toothpicks spilt on the floor15. "Crashing the net" is a hockey term and not to be used in soccer.16. "Poachers" is an excellent term when used in reference to a player that hangs around the goal collecting "garbage goals"HAVE A GREAT EASTER EVERYONE
2018 Region I Eastern Regional LeagueJust wrapped up week 1 (3 games).Top 2 from each division advance to National LeagueBottom 2 from each division are relegated to Premier divisionGP | PTS| GD | Elite Blue Division04 | 12 | +8 | PDA FUSION04 | 10 | +4 | FC FREDERICK '01---------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 05 | +1 | 1776 UNITED FC XTREME04 | 04 | +2 | PRINCETON SA WILDCATS PREMIER ELITE 01 04 | 04 | -3 | NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL 03 | 01 | -2 | EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER G16 2001 ----------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 01 | -2 | GPS NEW YORK REGIONAL TEAM G01 04 | 01 | -8 | SCS UNITED ELITE GP | PTS| GD | Elite Red Division03 | 09 | +7 | BC UNITED SA 2001 PREMIER 03 | 09 | +6 | CENTURY V 01 GOLD --------------------------------------------------------------------------04 | 06 | +3 | PREMIER SC NAVY (STRIKERS)03 | 06 | +0 | FURY ATHLETICA03 | 03 | -1 | HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER 01/0203 | 03 | -1 | BEADLING SC BEADLING ELITE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 03 | -5 | LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 2001 GIRLS BLACK 04 | 00 | -9 | ARLINGTON 2001 GIRLS RED Top 2 teams fromeach Premier division advance to EliteGP | PTS| GD | Premier Blue Division03 | 07 | +6 | SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER '01 04 | 07 | +0 | PENN UNITED FORCE '01 ------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 05 | +2 | PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM 04 | 04 | -4 | HOTSPURS 2001 BLUE 03 | 02 | -1 | BALTIMORE CELTIC SC ELITE 01 GIRLS 03 | 01 | -3 | FC EUROPA '01 ELITE GP | PTS| GD | Premier Red Division03 | 09 | +6 | NEW YORK SURF SOCCER CLUB G01 ACADEMY 04 | 07 | +12 | HMMS EAGLE FC 01 UNITED--------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 06 | +6 | PREMIER SC PRIDE 01 03 | 04 | +1 | RHINOS ELITE SC ROCHESTER JUNIOR RHINOS 2001 GIRLS 04 | 03 | -13 | FC EUROPA 01/02 ELITE
EDP EASTER SHOWCASE 2018Girls U17 DIAMONDGP | PTS | GD | 04 | 10 | +7 | WATCHUNG HILLS SA NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES (NJ)04 | 09 | +5 | CEDAR STARS BERGEN WEST 01 NPL (NJ) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------03 | 03 | +0 | CSSH ST-HUBERT SPATIAL 2001G (CND:QC) 03 | 04 | -1 | HARLEYSVILLE HFC READY 2001 (PAE) 03 | 03 | -1 | PENN LEGACY 01F BLACK (PAE) 03 | 03 | -2 | SJEB RUSH 01G NPL (NJ) 03 | 03 | -2 | FC BERNA LEGACY 01G BLACK (NJ) 03 | 01 | -4 | FC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK (NJ) Scorpion Bowl 2018Girls U17 U17 Girls EliteGP | PTS | GD | 02 | 06 | +5 | SCORPIONS 2002 ECNL 02 | 06 | +5 | FC STARS ECNL 0203 | 03 | -1 | NEFC BBA 2001 NS ELITE03 | 03 | -4 | FC BOSTON SCORPIONS 2001 NPL02 | 00 | -5 | SPIRIT OF LIVERPOOL 2001 G
Elite Development Program - NPL DivisionNorthALLEYCATS 2001G NPL CEDAR STARS ACADEMY - MONMOUTH 2001G GREEN FC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 2001G NPLNEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS NPL NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS NPL TSF ACADEMY 2001G SouthG | PT | GD |3 | 9 | +10| SAC PREMIER BLUE 1 | 3 | +2 | BETHESDA SC STORM 01 2 | 0 | -5 | DELAWARE FOOTBALL DEFC 01 GIRLS2 | 0 | -7 | MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G NPL NPL Northeast Girls LeagueG | PT | GD |3 | 9 | +6 | World Class FC 01 NPL2 | 6 | +6 | FC Bucks 01 NPL 3 | 6 | -1 | East Meadow SC 01 NPL1 | 3 | +4 | PDA South 01 NPL 2 | 3 | +3 | PDA North 01 NPL 1 | 0 | -1 | FSA FC 01 NPL3 | 0 | --7 | Albertson Fury 01 NPL 3 | 0 | -10 | Continental FC 01 NPL Scorpions SC 01 NPL Connecticut FC 01 NPLFC Stars 01 NPL Match Fit Academy 01 NPL New York Club Soccer League - NPL DivisionG | PT | GD | 1 | 3 | +3 | Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-011 | 3 | +3 | STA NPL-011 | 0 | -3 | New York Soccer Club NPL-011 | 0 | -3 | Quickstrike FC NPL-01Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-01Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-01Cedar Stars Academy Bergen West NPL-01NJ Stallions Academy NPL-01SUSA FC NPL-01
ECNL NorthEastG |PT | GD |2 | 6 | +4 | Bethesda SC ECNL U173 | 5 | +1 | Maryland United ECNL U172 | 4 | +3 | East Meadow SC ECNL U172 | 4 | +1 | FC Bucks ECNL U174 | 4 | -1 | PDA ECNL U174 | 4 | -1 | Continental FC U173 | 2 | -3 | Match Fit Academy U171 | 0 | -1 | World Class ECNL U171 | 0 | -2 | Albertson Fury ECNL U17FC Stars ECNL U17FC Boston ECNL U17Connecticut FC ECNL U17FSA ECNL U17
Region 1 teams with a YSR score 36+ECNL (13 teams)NON-ECNL (14 teams) 38+38.85 MCLEAN YS ECNL (VA)  38.85 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS ECNL (MA)  37+37.56 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD) 37.55 SOUTH SHORE SELECT AP (MA)  37.26 SUSA FC NPL (NYE) 37.06 BC UNITED SA PREMIER (NYW)  36+36.95 CONNECTICUT FC ECNL (CT)  36.90 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SPLASH ECNL (NJ)  36.88 RICHMOND UNITED SC VA ECNL (VA)  36.77 FSA FC ECNL (CT)  36.77 FC BUCKS ECNL (PAE)  36.77 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD) 36.72 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL (NJ)  36.71 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE)  36.71 FC STARS NPL (MA)  36.70 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS ECNL (MA) 36.54 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY (NJ)  36.49 READING RAGE SC MORGAN (PAE) 36.37 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)  36.35 FURY SC ATHLETICA (WV)  36.20 NJ ELITE WATCHUNG HILLS FLAMES (NJ)  36.17 FC FREDERICK (MD)  36.09 VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA)  36.06 CONTINENTAL FC ECNL (PAE)  36.05 ROCHESTER FC FUTBOL (NYW)  36.01 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL (NYE)  36.00 CENTURY V SOCCER GOLD (PAW) 
9:56 AM One might say that summarizing a week here requires only to be in the right place at the right time and then make a bit of an effort. So thanks for a very nice job of "poaching!" And there's nothing wrong with that!
8:43 That was an excellent segue into what looks to be a crappy Monday. Should be a decent buildup for the Big DA Tourney in NC next weekend. Will PF show better this time? Will PDA dominate as they always do. After showing so well against PF, will PAC run the table?
10:22Was trying to take you seriously until your last sentence.You gave away your bias.
No bias, PAC will be playing lesser teams than PDA or PF. If they play like they did against PF, why shouldn't they earn wins in NC? Sky Blue can play with any team in the country, especially when they bring their "A" game. PF didn't dominate in their last showcase and they are having some goal scoring issues right now. Plus they are not taking five of their committed players. So where is the bias in any of that?
Hi RP,is this true Reading RAGE Soccer Club will not have a U18 team. They will field a U19 2000/2001 team?Is this the norm at other clubs also?
12:29 you seem to have some inside intel. Are you a PACer hanging with PFer's? How do you know they aren't taking 5 committed players? They have a huge roster so giving other kids a chance to step up is a good thing.
12:33 I think many clubs are in that position. It's a U19/U18 team. That's what ECNL and GDA do as well. That's why school year worked instead of birth year.
12:33 and 2:10 You both are correct and and it will be a combined U18/19 year schedule. I'm still not sure who it hurts more, the juniors or the seniors. I have experienced this U19/18 with my son and his team, and I think the juniors take a bigger hit because there are less big name coaches at tournaments by that point. RP
3:33 Interesting - never looked at it that way.
The coach list for this weekend is awesome. Hope the those girls heading down to NC are ready to impress!
1:18 During one of the recent PF games, TM threw his Schogetten German Chocolate wrapper on the ground. When we picked it up, it had the roster for the NC Tournament on it and that's how I found out about the five commits not going. Then we noticed there were more of them by the bench and on those was the players that were already picked for next seasons DA teams. Sorry 1776, your losing one. Incredibly, only on the Trumpf Edie Tropfen white chocolate wrappers were the starters names for next season. I think TM should be very proud that he put let the players that need the exposure go instead of insuring a great chance to win.
I doubt there is a 1776 player talented enough to make a PF DA team . Some of their current players are already PF leftovers .
Don’t worry spots will open up when several of those who committed this year return to school ball next year.
8:03 Good Job!! That's the proper pinch of arrogance some PF parents are known for. Kind of funny how over the years karma has caught up with most of them and are now wondering why D1 coaches haven't called yet. 1776 has talented players that have stayed loyal to their club and parents that believe in their coach. Whatever the reason the "PF Leftovers" as you so kindly call them, chose to play for 1776. Must be rewarding to their parents as they have most likely have found out that Big Red has more class than you. 8:34 You are most likely correct, especially when those 45 minute of play and no coaches calling reality hits. That's when it's time to save face, pay full tuition and say "hey, we committed".
Looks like a 1776 parent got their feathers ruffled !
Not a 1776 parent, just a soccer dad that respects all who play, even the so called "leftovers". Elitist is a word attached to travel soccer all the time and it's a moniker that describes such a low percentage of families involved. So I get a little perturbed when one frames himself so perfectly. 8:03 would have made that same statement regarding any team from NJ, PA, NY. Other than maybe PDA. Probably spilled a little bit of his Louis Roederer Champagne at dinner and felt the need to lash out.
8:03... we have 3 Penn Fusion players on 1776, both who just plain hated the atmosphere... one who left us for one season and came running back (and she has a D1 ride, from being seen on 1776)... didn't want DA, or anything to do with asshole TM, or the asshole elitist parent/player atmosphere (not everyone. I have very good friends who are PF players/parents.) Anyway, I have six girls who have played for Nether/1776 over the last 18 years... never thought about leaving. As for the '01 girls' team, most of the team is the original, small Nether club girls. Sam Griggs made them successful enough, that they've never had an unsuccessful season, and have drawn good players in. Am I crazy on the sidelines? Yup. If you don't like it, you can kiss me ass... or, walk down the sidelines and we can settle things 1v1.
but PF has such a lovely atmosphere! Supportive, encouraging coaches/parents/players. Not fake and full of backstabbing at all!
Big Red!!! I miss you!!!! Welcome!
I also know some pf parents and players and sad to say the arrogance of a few on here give the whole club a bad name.Ja mein Fuhrer!!
Be nice. PF is only challenged at math and or their memory. Promise 20+ girls starting positions and playing time.
HEY!!!! It's so great to see Mother Teresa on the Blog!! I hope your Irish eyes are smiling this morning and thanks for your support at Jeff. See that guys, how can you not enjoy someone with that much personality?Rage Parent
In the past, NJ parents misbehaved like fools on this blog. Nice to see we've passed the torch to PA fools.Hoping to see some interesting posts take back over here soon.
8:31 It's more about an open mouth spews stupid thoughts, and well....NJ hasn't said much on here. But don't worry, someone will want that torch back.
7:29, 8:23 All smiles here.... not one complaint. All is perfect in our soccer world 🙂 I do find this blog amusing, entertaining & sad, all at the same time. Blog on!
That's **Big Red** Sorry, getting old. Didn't have my glasses on! Oh, and it was fun cheering on two teams at the same time at Jeff Cup! Good times with great people. Nice job, Rage.
It's was almost like old times on the blog for a few minutes there. Parents of teams trashed, feelings getting stomped on. Good for the soul.
Oh the memories...Big Red, you and I shared words on the sidelines many times. There was a time when our teams met at those strategic games.Kudos to your team, very good run indeed!
2:01 Yes, the memories. That's what it's all about. I'm happy to say, for my girls and I, as well as our team, the memories are all good. Thanks for the kudos. Much respect to you.
you have been used for years as an example of how not to act. go ahead and be proud.
2:58 At least I'm not anonymous, but great comment 👍
2:58 She is truly a ticking time bomb on the sidelines and your comment is valid, but there is no denying that her daughters are great players. It is also probably no coincidence that they are also fierce players that give little or no ground. Plus I think she hasn't punched anyone in the face for at least the last two years, so she's mellowed a lot too.
From what I've witnessed, she doesn't start the fights, but she doesn't back down, and sure can finish them. When ripping into referees, she's always spot on. I don't have an issue with that.
4/3 12:17am - why would you call TM an arsehole? are you the one that went running back? thy protests too much; me thinks. do tell? what happened?
12:17 am - a toughie huh? too much Rolling Rock following the Nova win? love the beer muscles while navigating a keyboard. you go girlfriend.
12:41 or as some of us say ENraged. lol
Lol. Nope. Not me. I'd never leave 1776. I can only go by what PF parents tell me. Didn't see the Nova game. Did they win? You guys are entertaining. Have fun 🙂
PF players only go to 1776 when they can’t make the top PF team . 1776 is good for what they are ....a “B” level team .
You do realize you're doing exactly what she's trying to get you to do?
Hey Big Red, kudos for being willing to post without anonymity. Can't say I'm surprised, based on your reputation. I respect that.
She knows it’s the truth .
Makes a lot of sense to stay at PF to play 45 minutes, every other game. How good is their DA team? Oh, that's right. They don't know, because they're not allowed to play any other teams.
PF questions:1. How many girls that are on the older DA teams started with the club at an early age?2. Who can get TM to suggest PF play 1776? Maybe a charity game to raise money for a good cause? Maybe PF can put double digits on them and have their goalie score too!! A secondary benefit would be to get the entire PF roster into the game as well.
I think a cage match between Big Red & TM would raise more money. My money is on Big Red.
1776 can’t even dominate in their own B league they wouldn’t have a prayer against PF DA .Some of those girls are leftovers for a reason !
They are two different atmospheres. No player has ever left 1776 to go to another club (except the one who went to PF for a year, hated it & came back), which means the coach was able to develop the crap out of those original players, for them to have been consistently successful. They are a team still focused on the ideals of loyalty to coach & teammates.... playing for each other, more than for themselves. PF is more of a business... marketing of individuals, for the purpose of the possibility of getting money for college. There are 1776 players who could make the PF DA team, but 1)Have no interest in ditching their team (family), and 2)Are playing for the love of the sport. If they end up getting money, fine. They just won't ditch their team to raise those chances. Conversely, their are DA players who would not be taken on 1776, because they just wouldn't fit the unselfish, more of a team play atmosphere, nor would their elitist attitudes (parents or players) be welcomed. Not talking about ALL PF families, but there are some great DA players who would be turned away from 1776.
10:17 You really are the epitome of Big Red's description of asshole elitist parent. Did it ever cross your mind that players read these blog posts?... because they do. Jesus. Get a life.
TM has already announced that PF will be playing 1776 in a charity game this summer at the Westmont fields. Players will be asked to raised two hundred dollars each through their respective communities and parents will be asked to pay a ten dollar gate fee. As with the former PF sweatshirt sale, all proceed will go to a 'Go Fund Me Account" at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that to attend, you must be wearing the standard PF tee shirt (available for $20) or Sweatshirt ($35). All team players for both teams must be present for the team dinners the night before the game in order to play the next day. Spagetti will be served to all players at $25 dollars a plate and must be cash only in the Confiserie Heidel German Chocolate cans that will be at each table. Also please remember that just because you daughter paid does not mean she'll play in the game or even wear a uniform. The satisfaction of knowing the money is going to great cause should be just as fulfilling as being on the field.
10:28 That's F'n fantastic!!!!! Wait, is it all true?
I know my '01 and '03 players (don't forget, we didn't force the birth year switch. That's how loyal the coach, club, players & families are to this team) would never leave... even if it meant getting more money for college. I'm happy about that. I'd much rather they place value on loyalty & family.... than, money for college, and we don't have money! Im good with the moral lesson and character buillder.
I know we love to throw around the term "elitist parent" and it's almost like calling someone a racist and daring them to prove otherwise. I myself have used the term and then after some reflection, realized that there have been times (and still may be) when I could easily fall into that descriptive term myself. I think all of us at one time or another have looked at another team and thought that we shouldn't even be playing this team, or that our daughter is way above the level of a team and I wouldn't think of having her play there. I can't imagine any club, including my own, that doesn't have a parent and/or a player that doesn't have a slightly elevated opinion of themselves. While it is enjoyable to poke fun at PF now and again, no one can dispute their success on the field or their success in promoting their players to the next level. Witness the fact that they just had an 02 commit to Rutgers yesterday (former PL player). No one could ever question the loyalty of not only 1776's coach or their parents, but also of the players.Every club has it's mark of quality that it's parents love, and also a stigma that it's officials and parents would like not be mentioned or noticed. Good luck to all DA girls heading down to NC this weekend and may the coaches there be circling your name. Rage Parent
Yes PF gets their players into big schools but for what? A roster spot. Rutgers now has 7 2020 commits. Is there even anything left in that scholarship pot at this point?
NC college coach list http://www.ussoccerda.com/college-coach-scout-check-inFeel how you want about the DA but those girls are being seen.
7:00. You make a valid point. But if the parents have the money and being on the team makes the players transition into college easier, who am I to criticize? My daughter is fortunate enough to have some multiple choices in regards to college happening in her life right now, I want her to go where she's feel the most comfortable earning the degree she hope will use when life becomes real. That choice may not be the most prosperous to my wallet.RP
Sounds like she will be one of the commited soon enough then. Hopefully the offers are good and the schools great! Congrats to her.
So let's say there are 7 2020 commits to Rutgers. And yes truth is there is only so much athletic money to go around.But how about if that commit has wanted to play there either way? Maybe the school has what she wants, it will work and the $$ is not the issue?Many variables.PF is what it is, a great marketing machine and people flock there.
must be nice to have a kid involved this process and not care about a school offering money!
8:28 While I can totally empathize with your post, I have a slightly different view. Regardless of whether is nice or not, do we have the right to feel anger or belittle a parent and family simply because they might have made better financial choices in life, or have accepted a higher ceiling of debt. I would love to tell my daughter to pick whatever school she wants regardless of scholarship dollars offered, and not have to maybe accept student loans. Unfortunately that will never happen and for the most part, we will follow where the money leads. I'm sure most of us that are still in it by this point, did not go into this with eyes wide shut. Some like myself some are busy patching holes in a leaky boat, but I'm the one that chose this boat.Rage Parent
Can't speak for all but do I have good friends that are proud to say "my daughter was recruited" eventhough she is getting $0 athletic money.She has done well as a student and will no doubt get merit money but too soon to get exact number since she's '01 2020 graduate.
@8:53 I’m not seeing anger or belittlement. Envy maybe. Don’t most of us wish money was no issue?
9:17 All depends on how far back you read or how you read into it. We all wish for things that we may not have, but why be envious of those that do? Just my personal view and that view may be erroneous as well.RP
IF you don't know the circumstances or facts surrounding a player's commitment to a college or university, please don't speculate. Players, do indeed, read these posts. The amount of fighting between anonymous people need to stop. Every parent and child makes a choice of where and for whom their child plays. Every choice, should be respected! We can all disagree politely! "Big Red", whether you like her or not, at least does not hide behind the "anonymous" surname.
Relax PFusioner. People can speculate and have different views. Especially if it’s without anger and I see no anger. This is a discussion board no? How about this. No names and no college names. Better? Enjoy the day folks!
The only over the line talk I see is the disparaging 1776 “leftovers” talk and discussing one particular player especially. That is just being a small person with a small heart.
I wonder how many “anonymous “ posts on here “Big Red” is hiding behind . She’s a little too transparent lol
Any parent who talks crap about someone else's kid (ie leftover) on this forum is simply a spineless scumbag. I can tell you that, as a PF parent myself, it reflects poorly on our club. And I know that you know, as a PF parent, that sort of nonsense is really frowned upon at PF. According to YSR, 1776 is basically less than a goal away from PF in rankings. And they are higher ranked than several DA teams. So you can stop puffing out your chest. Relative to most of the club soccer players out there in this age group, the difference between the players on these two teams is miniscule. Lighten up and show some class.
12:07 Good post and well said. I don't think any of us have an issue with cracking on each others teams now and again, and the bloganator does a pretty decent job of eliminating post regarding individuals being disparaged RP
Only takes one or two bad seeds to ruin the reputation of a team unfortunately.
10:57 I assume your daughter is a HS sophomore or junior. Most likely the post on this blog are light reading compared to what she watches on youtobe or hears and sees at school. Unless you making her watch reruns of Bananas in Pajamas and Dora the Explorer, she could probably rip most bloggers on here better than any of us.
If that isn’t the truth!
7:24 That list continues to grow every hour. HarvardMichigan StateLongwoodVirginia TechLSU All added just within the last few hours.
12:03 I have many faults, but I have no reason or desire, nor could I bring myself to post anonymously.
RP, I agree with your 10:14 post.8:57 being recruited is special (money or no money) and those parents can be super proud of their kids regardless of the $$ piece. Can only speak for myself, we do this soccer thing because my kid enjoys it. If there is soccer money at the end great if not grades will get her money to make it a little easier. She wants to play Division 1 soccer to reward herself for all the hard work she put in, I can't hold that against her. When the time comes she will need to make a decision after we make a pro/con list for every school.I also agree with post 8:53 - if money is no issue great. This is why I post my stupid lists just having fun.PS. What I have learned is that knowing how to play the game trumps everything I thought was important. Don't get me wrong you still need to be quick, great vision, fast and strong but that soccer IQ is money.Mr List
Stupid List? It's the only measuring stick that I can use to point out how average we are. Of course we have to give you a hard time about it because its what we do on here, but your YSR list did blow my Jeff Cup picks out of the water. I think the only picks I got right was Arizona and Rage (who I picked for third). RP
4/3 - 10:20ish pm. what are you talking about? these are teams that play in two different leagues and two different styles. there is a reason coaches want PF kids and some want 1776 kids. styles. as far as the older PF DA team, how far back do you need to go; U-embryos? There are plenty of kids that have been on the PF teams 3+ years. PF is a destination club. It may not be where you start, it's where you finish. something to be said about the amount of kids that leave their clubs for a club like this (PDA is another, Real Co is another, Top Hat, CASL/now Courage, etc.). And something to be said about the kids that once they land in clubs like this, that don't leave. I care less about how long my kid has been with her team and more about how she is developing/improving. That's the measuring stick. College coaches could care less that you have been with a club since you were in diapers. They care more about your skills, iq, acumen, what you can bring to their team.
4/4 - 7:00 there is a reason most of the University of NJ (Rutgers) has mostly NJ players on it. It's a state school and costs much less for an NJ kid to attend. So if you are already starting with low tuition, you accept less (if offered anything at all other than a spot or books and food). Many state schools have big rosters as a result. It's the private colleges/universities that are wild. Costing anywhere from $50-$75,000 per year to attend, in state or not. Congrats to all the kids getting recognized for their hard work.
4.4 12:18 - conversely it only takes one or two bad players to ruin a team's record and reputation for good play.
I’m sure you are loved at PF. Keep up the good work on being a complete ass!
8:53 Your description was good, but really all colleges coaches really care about it "can this player help me win games". Winning games means more money for the coach, either through playoff incentives or simply by moving up the college ladder and earning a bigger paycheck. There are some really edgy PF parents on the blog these last few days. Hope everything goes well down in NC and don't forget to take along the blood pressure medicine and Xanex. You guys have a great team, so there's no need to read from TM scripted notes that he gave you.
4/4 @ 12:07 - I don't agree with calling kids leftovers. but to point out that YSR has those two teams close to each other as far as goals is stupid. compare the teams both have played. Has 1776 played DA teams? No. nearly every youth national team player is on the DA. if you aren't playing teams that have the best players on it, then you can't compare records. doesn't mean 1776 would not do well, it's just nonsensical to compare until it happens. And maybe it will happen in a tournament setting somewhere.
Great post 8:49 I totally agree. Unfortunately Big Red has not faced that reality for quite a long time . Guess she needs to tell herself what ever she has to at this point .
Not sure why everyone can't just agree with my posts....Best wishes in NC!!!
9:48 DA teams playing outside their DA structure in tournaments will never happen. The last thing they want is their lesser teams losing to frigging ECNL or even worse, to EDP teams. One of the reasons I respect the ECNL is that they are not afraid to mix their teams in with other leagues during tournament play. If you really believe that all those DA teams have "the best players", then you are even more delusional than 10:42 is claiming Big Red to be. The bottom of the DA bracket in this upcoming NC tournament has four teams that have a total of 10 win, 61 losses and 5 ties. Those precious 10 wins have come against teams of similar ilk in their own leagues. Yes, the DA's top teams have some great, great players and are the very best teams. Overall though, its really no different than the old ECNL league that had FC Bucks, CFC and a few other stuck at the bottom for two years. If I remember correctly, there was some lower level teams like the Wildcats, BRYC, Penn Legacy and a few others beating up some of those teams on a regular basis. Even the mighty PF took some big hits back then. So please stop being silly.
7:44 Partially correct. They do play in other non-GDA tournaments: Disney, Surf Cup etc. even PF had a showcase this winter and played with non GDA teams. These have official GDA brackets (please check if you dont believe). If you look at SoCal teams - they play in other tournaments as well.The mixing between leagues is just not there in a "competitive" sense and the spirit of showcasing takes over the need to win - those games dont count for GDA. I agree that it is a monopolistic institution.
7:44 I think the comment was that most of the youth national players are in the GDA. And that's true. There are some bottom dweller USYS, ECNL, NPL, EDP and the rest of the alphabet soup teams too. I don't think anyone is speaking about the teams that are not competitive in the scenario. Didn't some of the pre-da teams play USYS teams as well in other tournaments? 7:58 agree. true championships should take place at the end of the year with all the top teams in the various leagues competing, like a mini-college cup.
The "mighty PF" had to deal with the same problem as other teams with multiple teams immediately around it; an oversaturation of product in it's immediate area. So, you had some very good kids and some not so good. The very good kids would carry their teams or try to. Now with the GDA, it's the place to go if you are serious about your soccer. And, I say "serious" because you are giving up other social aspects of school/high school, etc. Not everyone wants to take or make that sacrifice. It's where the rubber meets the road as far as what you want out of the sport. As someone mentioned, the destination club. You will definitely see the separation of levels in the upcoming years where more and more kids will try to get on GDA's. just my 2 cents
1776 hasn't played against DA teams, because DA teams won't play outside of DA. I don't blame them. Since PF had to beg players from other clubs, to come over and play for their older DA team, or have younger players play up, since they were unable to get enough interested players, even stooping so low as to poach players from B level clubs, such as 1776, I wouldn't risk playing decent non-DA teams either. Can you imagine the embarrassment when they don't completely dominant? Why risk the elitist DA label. That would be stupid. T
..... and, I'm a DA player parent (not my choice).
10:05 - hahaha. yeah, had to beg kids to join. hilarious. I heard there are quality kids from other clubs that are begging to get on that team that would take away spots from the bottom of the roster now that CS is coaching them as well.
10:08 - not your choice, are you a robot? your kid doesn't pay the bills.
10:05 hilarious. disgruntled DA parent; a PAC of tissues possibly? just know that most of the younger kids like playing up and the challenges of the faster play. the U16/U17's have some very good players. no poaching going on. no need.
10:46Husband. I have nothing to do with soccer decisions. He's a stay at home dad and does all of the driving, etc. Obviously I'm not a robot, if I'm required to check off "I'm not a robot" in order to post. 10:44 100% fact... for sure, based on first hand knowledge & experience.
10:55 I am aware of committed kids to top programs that were told to leave their USYS or ECNL teams and join PF or PDA, etc. That's been going on for a few years. That's not poaching. That is a school that likes a style of play and wants their commit to play that way.
10:55 If they're so deep with talent, why is anyone allowed to play up.... lower tier players playing up? Do your homework, while you're laughing. Check the rosters to see where some of the players came from.... "B level" clubs... players who had their egos stoked by TM. Typical.
11:01 - 10:44 here. my post is based on facts and direct knowledge as well.
11:01 My info is SO first hand, that I'm talking about my own kid.
11:01 maybe your husband checks off "not a robot" for you as well since he makes the soccer decisions and driving destinations. at least your allowed to have a keyboard to communicate or are you? #not a stepford
11:10 - likewise.
11:11 Angry much?11:12 But that doesn't mean you know how every other kid got to DA
11:07 low tier. hilarious. i've seen the roster. okay? well these B level players as you call them from other ECNL or USYS clubs are committed to top programs. pretty sure that's the name of the game for all of this mess.
11:17 - "every" - do you?
11/17 - not angry, concerned. are you able to get out of the basement when you want?
1124 she seems to be freely posting. maybe it's the husband that should have a welfare check. #he's a stepford
Sweetie, I don't care about making such decisions. I married someone who would allow me to maintain my career. I couldn't care less if my kid gets a soccer scholarship. No, I don't know every player on the rosters. I do know my kid, the level of a player she is, and how she was unquestionably poached, just for numbers. My husband is still glowing from having her ego stroked. It's so stupidly adorable, just because he loves her so much.
11:07 maybe you are unaware of what USSF wants. they want kids to move up to the older teams for the faster, more physical games. FC VA moved up some kids; Spirit MD moved up their top younger Nat'l players; Stars moved up kids (natties) to the older team. seems to be going on with most teams now.
11:33 "sweetie" you have been away from the game too long hon. only my wife calls me sweetie. I don't know every player. We play in a different conference. I only know the good ones.
11:38 We'll, I just called you Sweetie. Get over it. My point is, nobody can make a blanket statement that all DA players are the cream of the crop, making all DA teams the best of the best. It's simply, not true.
11/33 - just jumping in here, but a kid can't join a team unless the parent approves and pays. I would not call that poaching. my kid was viewed as a poach when she changed teams. she wasn't. she wanted to leave and be challenged and it worked for her. she rose to the challenge. usually kids join another environment because they want a better environment or challenge. some kids don't work out because maybe it was more then they can handle. and sometimes it takes a little time for it to turn around.
11:44 - I don't think anyone said ALL of the GDA players are the best. The statement is that MOST of the YNT players are playing GDA. That's a fact. The DA has a lot of high level players; NOT all. Putting a new emblem on your shirt doesn't magically make you a great player. It's the work you put in when you aren't wearing the shirt with the emblem (whatever emblem that is) that does.
11:56 - and kids max out at different levels.
1144 - no one said ALL players on GDA were the best. Are you Big Red or Not Well Read?There isn't one league that can say they have all the best players. Some areas don't have GDA or ECNL. Some lost ECNL kids, teams and clubs to GDA. Some lost USYS kids, teams and clubs to ECNL. All of it is a mess.
There are definitely some with that attitude.
12:12 Funny. If I were Big Red, I would've been fired a long time ago. 12:16 For sure.
Haha agreed 1212. it's a mess and luckily we are heading into our last year. who knows what USSF will do to screw up youth soccer even more. I've never seen anything like it in youth sports. seems like the younger parts of the roster will always get the screws the way it is now with the birth years.
12:16 what attitude? according to the pyramid as dictated by USSF, GDA is the top of the pyramid. so do some have an attitude just because they play in the top of the pyramid below USA teams? sure. have all the players earned the attitude? no. but that's why it's there. GDA looks down on ECNL; ECNL looks down on USYS/EDP; USYS/EDP looks down on NPL and so on. Previously, ECNL looked down on all the other leagues. There is a new top dog; that's all. Not due to all the players, but due to the system. Soccer snobbery. Part of the tiered system. How many judge a kid based on where they picked to play soccer in college without having any knowledge? Ohhh, she's going there, wow; great. Ohhh, she's going there, why?
Now that's more like the blog we use to know!!! Feelings squashed and insults freely given. By the way, the bracket that PAC is in this weekend, is there any chance they'll allow bigger goals to be used so there be a greater chance to score a goal? 10-61-5 combined record at a National Showcase event? I would love to see Mr. List YSR predictions on this bracket. 12:12 You are absolutely right about the younger group getting the screwed over by the birth year change. If your daughter wants to play D1, it is more critical now to be selected by the sophomore year than it ever has been.
12:43 haha agreed. Like it when there are snarky comments thrown about. it was getting too weird the "can't we all just get along." mentality. I nearly vomited with that "simply adorable" comment. and the bigger goal comment...classic (oh, it's directed toward Classics, too..). this isn't powder puff soccer; it's girls gritty soccer and so are the comments.
ECNL showcase and GDA showcase coming up. The comments are going to be awesome I foresee.Oh and disgruntled lady with the stepford hubby, get yourself a poached egg (in celebration of your poached kid) and just enjoy the day. Finally no snow.
Losers by day, losers by night. You all need to stop living through your kids.
What kind of low is it that you’ve hit when an adult is making fun of teenage girls?
12:43/49If you are so TOUGH why don’t you come off of anonymous? We’ll wait.
Who's making fun of teenage girls? We're just making fun of their parents that kind of act the way you did in your last post? If I could hand you a tissue through the screen, I would so you could dry those tears. Take those coke bottle glasses off and take three deep breaths like your therapist told you to do. Maybe a nice glass of warm milk and a blankie will make you fell less threatened.
My bad. I guess it’s the parents you were referring to when you said about needing a bigger goal! So the parents could score goals!
Oh and the only one needing a therapist will be your family after dealing with you for years. Unless you’re already that divorced parent whos kid doesn’t want coming to her games because you’re an embarrassment.
You couldn't be more wrong Nancy, my family is actually mentally stable enough to not only laugh at stupid jokes, but also laugh at our own misfortunes in life as well. You on the other hand, need to turn off Dr. Phil once in a while and see if Target will sell you a sense of humor. Or hit up Barnes and Noble and buy a book about raising children with a little bit of spine which you might be lacking in. I would suggest "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do" by Amy Morin. It comes in audio too so you can play it while your driving. Or maybe "How to develop a sense of humor" by Jasmine Olio would help. Hope this helps and it'll make good reading while in NC. Best of luck while down there. Dr. Biggoal
3:02 agree. only see comments about the poachey/pouchy/ouchy parents. snowflakes.
@302 probably need to send them a PAC of tissues. isn't it funny when these holier then thou's fail to read what they post? Big Red or Not Well Read - serious issues with comprehension going on. Evelyn Wood where are you? Google it.
okay 3:37 - way to keep it out of the gutter? see, you can get into it as well. you're a big bad blogger, too.
4:26 oh no she isn't. Her husband will handle. He's gasing the car now.
4:16 there you go; you and your mentally stable family. Laughing. Bravo.I suggest "When life gets screwy; drink a martini!" by me, the anonymous blogger. Not at B&N but will be at Amazon soccer net (aka big goal). Enjoy.
Hahahaha you can't write this stuff; oh wait, we do. Anyway, check out this anonymous blogger calling out another blogger for being anonymous. The irony of it all. Anonymous said... 12:43/49If you are so TOUGH why don’t you come off of anonymous? We’ll wait. April 5, 2018 at 2:31 PM
Why does is seem like 4:16, 4:18, and 4:21 just wrote a string of posts there to defend himself. Pathetic much? By the way, unlikely you’re a doctor because one you’re an obvious moron and two you’d be too busy to be bullying 16 year olds on a soccer blog.
@5:15 if a person is going to throw around posts like Biggie small than at least be a man and don’t post anonymously. Attacking kids on here is getting old.
The post didn't attack kids. Glad you spend most of your day on a blog. (btw - this is toward the adult that I assume is posting.) Glad your hubby let you out of the basement. Get some sunshine while you can.
5:22 I am one of the posts. you are correct. not a dr; not the medical kind anyway, but doctoral degrees are more than MD. ; not that you would understand as you have a reading comprehension limitation. have fun getting out of that paper bag - Big Red or Not Well Read. TO make it clear, this is toward the pseudo adult posting not any kid.
Im a asshole and proud of it Dr. Biggoal
So when you run out of brilliant retorts, the cop out is your attacking kids (when clearly they aren't). And Biggie was a rapper not a blogger. Right Tu-PACs?
careful Dr. Bigpost. one of these snowflakes will say you in your absence of an actual post were posting negatively about the kids. The negativity is inferred you know. lolBe proud and wear your areshole badge with honor. You earned it.
There is definitely some instability on this blog today- Dissociative Identity Disorder would be my guess and when you are making fun of a team full of 15/16/17 year olds you are in fact attacking the kids. It’s not the parents who are out there so grow up.
Okay. So we can no longer use the term "bigger or larger goals" in a literal sense. We can use in a sentence if we say "my daughter has "bigger goals" than D3 or D2. We also can no longer use YSR rankings, because some 15/16/ or 17 year old might come on here and see that her team was picked not to win a tournament because of those stats. Also, no more discussing formations teams use and how they may adversely effect a certain team. One of those players may look at the blog and realize that their team may not be successful because of it. Teams skill level, team speed and passing ability should also not be discussed on here. This could cause emotional trauma that players may never recover from and may give way to years of therapy, similar to what 6:36 is now going through. Rainbows and butterflys and unicorns can be discussed at anytime, so long as word sunshine is attached to the sentence in someway. I just love you guys that always scream "What about the children and their feelings"!! Your the first one's to always play your kids at a level they struggle to compete at, and then bitch that the coach doesn't know what he's doing. It's always somebody else's fault when your kid fails, so at least this time you can say it was them reading our horrible post on this blog (and the damn small goals). If my daughter read your snowflake like post, she would first ask if those are all over protective moms on here.
How about just try not to be an ass.....- a Dad
and if my daughter read this she would say these are Parents??!! Anyway, Good luck to all DA players, big weekend!
Yes it is 11:15, It's a big weekend with big goals and hopes for all the girls, and may they fulfill them both this weekend.
Wow...wow...wowBest wishes Tu-PAC this weekend as they shoot into the bigger goals.Tournament organizers are struggling to find large enough sand bags to keep the nets safe.But if the nets slide around it will give girls a better chance to score.
First off - kids would only read this site to I laugh at us. My kid reads it - she couldn't believe some of the stuff that was said about a NJ girl a few years ago. This site is comic relief for them, that is a fact. Non - USDA TeamsECNL38.83 MCLEAN YS ECNL (VA) 38.83 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS ECNL (MA)37.55 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD)36.93 CONNECTICUT FC ECNL (CT) 36.88 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SPLASH ECNL (NJ)36.87 RICHMOND UNITED SC VA ECNL (VA)36.75 FC BUCKS ECNL (PAE) 36.74 FSA FC ECNL (CT) 36.68 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS ECNL (MA) 36.67 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL (NJ)36.34 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)36.03 CONTINENTAL FC ECNL (PAE)ERL37.04 BC UNITED SA PREMIER (NYW) 36.73 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD) 36.67 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE) 36.30 FURY SC ATHLETICA (WV) 36.20 FC FREDERICK (MD)EDP36.50 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY (NJ) 36.45 READING RAGE SC MORGAN (PAE)36.18 NJ ELITE WATCHUNG HILLS FLAMES (NJ) NEP NPL37.51 SOUTH SHORE SELECT AP (MA)NYCSL NPL37.23 SUSA FC NPL (NYE)NorthEast NPL36.68 FC STARS NPL (MA) CCL36.05 VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA) Great Lakes Alliance NPL36.00 ROCHESTER FC FUTBOL (NYW) Mr List
Non - USDA TeamsThe next level YSR Region 1 teams (35.00 - 35.99)ECNL35.99 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL (NYE) 35.91 EAST MEADOW SC ECNL DASH (NYE) 35.89 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE) 35.61 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY ECNL (VA)35.46 LOUDOUN SC SOCCER RED (VA)ERL35.96 CENTURY V SOCCER GOLD (PAW) 35.76 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD) 35.72 BEADLING SC ELITE (PAW) 35.51 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE)35.43 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)35.37 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FUSION (NJ) 35.33 ARLINGTON SA RED (VA) EDP 35.88 NEW JERSEY WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) 35.41 PENN FUSION SA PREACADEMY CRAIGIE (PAE)35.37 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FUSION (NJ) (listed twice)35.25 SUSA FC ELITE (NYE)35.20 SJEB RUSH PREMIER WHITE (NJ) 35.08 PRINCETON SA WILDCATS (NJ) 35.02 HARLEYSVILLE FC READY (PAE) NEP NPL35.60 NEFC BBA NPL (MA) 35.33 SEACOAST UNITED NPL (NH) 35.21 GPS MA ELITE RED (MA)35.08 LIVERPOOL FC MA NPL (MA) NYCSL NPL35.43 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ) (listed twice)35.21 MORRIS UNITED SA STA NPL (NJ)CCL35.64 BEACH FC VA RED (VA)35.15 MARYLAND UNITED FC ELITE (MD) NorthEast NPL35.85 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH (NJ) 35.14 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTH EAST NPL (NJ)EDP NPL35.88 NEW JERSEY WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) (listed twice)NEP35.42 NEFC BBA NS ELITE (MA)Virginia NPL35.12 FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE (VA)
Combined Top 2 tiers of Region1 YSR teams.Non - USDA TeamsECNL (17 teams)38.83 MCLEAN YS ECNL (VA) 38.83 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS ECNL (MA)37.55 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD)36.93 CONNECTICUT FC ECNL (CT) 36.88 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SPLASH ECNL (NJ)36.87 RICHMOND UNITED SC VA ECNL (VA)36.75 FC BUCKS ECNL (PAE) 36.74 FSA FC ECNL (CT) 36.68 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS ECNL (MA) 36.67 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL (NJ)36.34 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)36.03 CONTINENTAL FC ECNL (PAE)35.99 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL (NYE) 35.91 EAST MEADOW SC ECNL DASH (NYE) 35.89 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE) 35.61 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY ECNL (VA)35.46 LOUDOUN SC SOCCER RED (VA)ERL (12 teams)37.04 BC UNITED SA PREMIER (NYW) 36.73 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD) 36.67 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE) 36.30 FURY SC ATHLETICA (WV) 36.20 FC FREDERICK (MD)35.96 CENTURY V SOCCER GOLD (PAW) 35.76 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD) 35.72 BEADLING SC ELITE (PAW) 35.51 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE)35.43 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)35.37 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FUSION (NJ) 35.33 ARLINGTON SA RED (VA) EDP (10 teams)36.50 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY (NJ) 36.45 READING RAGE SC MORGAN (PAE)36.18 NJ ELITE WATCHUNG HILLS FLAMES (NJ) 35.88 NEW JERSEY WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) 35.41 PENN FUSION SA PREACADEMY CRAIGIE (PAE)35.37 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FUSION (NJ) (listed twice)35.25 SUSA FC ELITE (NYE)35.20 SJEB RUSH PREMIER WHITE (NJ) 35.08 PRINCETON SA WILDCATS (NJ) 35.02 HARLEYSVILLE FC READY (PAE) NEP NPL (5 teams)37.51 SOUTH SHORE SELECT AP (MA)35.60 NEFC BBA NPL (MA) 35.33 SEACOAST UNITED NPL (NH) 35.21 GPS MA ELITE RED (MA)35.08 LIVERPOOL FC MA NPL (MA) NYCSL NPL (3 teams)37.23 SUSA FC NPL (NYE)35.43 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ) (listed twice)35.21 MORRIS UNITED SA STA NPL (NJ)CCL (3 teams)36.05 VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA) 35.64 BEACH FC VA RED (VA)35.15 MARYLAND UNITED FC ELITE (MD) NorthEast NPL (3 teams)36.68 FC STARS NPL (MA) 35.85 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH (NJ) 35.14 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTH EAST NPL (NJ)Great Lakes Alliance NPL (1 team)36.00 ROCHESTER FC FUTBOL (NYW) EDP NPL (1 team)35.88 NEW JERSEY WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) (listed twice)NEP (1 team)35.42 NEFC BBA NS ELITE (MA)Virginia NPL (1 team)35.12 FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE (VA)
Rankings guy -Is there any reason a team would have been dropped altogether from the YSR list?Thanks
That you Mr. List for your list and your daughter sounds like she has the same temperament that mine does. She looks at this blog from time to time and just laughs about how serious everyone is. And then has the nerve to ask me "is this what old people do"? So sad that I qualify as old.RP
11:00 Dude so funny. I get the the same smack. 8:52 Maybe - I could probably help you find out why - If I knew the team.The lists, I post don't include USDA teams out of respect to the USSF. That league should be for the best players in the country based on who the selectors think are the best and teams over 35 from Region 1 only
There are some flaws with YSR. - closed leagues are not reflected properly as YSR is a zero-sum-weighing score- teams with under 10 games reported in the last year are dropped- the continuity of teams is suspect especially in light of age group and GDA changes- depends on some crowdsourced-community fixes of data (results of 2 teams show as one)- if a croudcourced update creates a mistake - in many cases it’s auto-approvedOther than these - still very high predictive rate when used right.
I agree 100% has flaws no doubt. But if we are comparing it to other tools nothing is close. Do you agree?
I wouldn’t trust YSR for GDA numbers (compared to other teams). In some cases they are spot on but on many they are just off based on common sense. Especially for the composite age group comparisons.
Let's circle back to the kids that come onto the is blog for comic relief. First, why aren't they on facebook or snapchat? Oh right the old folks ruined those. This blog is partially informative, partially comic relief and partially some blowhards who want to spew their limited knowledge in a world that may actually care. Enjoy girls. But, if you were practicing or hitting a ball maybe that would benefit you much better.Have fun in AZ and NC.
2:31 I wouldn't either and that's why I never include them in any of my lists. I believe they all should have started as a 38 at this age and adjusted from there. But is there a better tool? Most people have not seen every team to apply common sense. 3:07 What makes you think they are not? My daughter found this site from members of her team. They talked about how posts were ripping this player at their club and how stupid the site was. This is also how I found this site when I was asked about it. Yes girls Soccer is Life remember that, everything revolves around soccer I agree 3:07.
3:07 Why are you so angry? It takes five minutes to do each of those three things you just mentioned (snapchat, facebook, blog). My daughter is a straight A student, played in five tournaments and High School ball since the U17 year started. Plus she is currently playing lacrosse for HS. Is there anything else you might recommend that she should do with her free time? Practicing or hitting a ball? The current DA Players are practicing four nights a week and playing their butts off. Like these girls don't get enough practice and game time in? I would suggest a steady diet of Ativan with every meal and maybe mixed in with some Topiramate for dessert.
As far as the whole league thing goes, I think pretty much any team on ysr in the top 100 or so will be extremely competitive with any other team in that ranking range. McLean who is not in the prestigious DA, will probably beat up on 95% of DA teams if given the chance, and other ecnl’s will be just as competitive. Other teams outside of those 2 leagues are just as competitive on any given day. To argue about one league being stronger than another is just silly, uninformed, and lazy. There are very good players, playing in different leagues, for many different reasons, some reasons being uncontrollable like location, cost of playing, etc. Colleges prioritizing recruiting from one league over another is lazy. You could have a player that would be perfect for your college one league over, and your laziness keeps you from improving your roster as much as possible. Lots of great players that deserve to play at higher levels, that deserve just as much recruiting time as anyone. I truly hope they all get seen and make this world a better place 10-15 years from now because of it
8:23 - why are you so angry? why do you make the posts personal? the post was letting kids (not just your kid) know that this blog isn't something they should take seriously at all should they even waste their time reading it.
8:23 thanks for the tips. I'm assuming that's your med schedule. Seems like you missed a few days.
2:29 will no longer be allowed to post on here. His use of common sense, objectivity and praise to all levels, will now have to have all of his post scrutinized and subject to being censored immediately.
Not sure about McLean. I saw them at Jeff Cup. Was a bit disappointed. Think that percentage is less probably around 65% not 95%.
3:10 agreed, because the kids may view it differently when they read it.
3:12Depends on what game you watched. They turned on all the cylinders of their engine vs SUSA, and made them look pretty bad.
3:05 Can you at least try to be a little bit creative? That's kind of like the I'm rubber your glue approach. Time to stop watching those old Capt. Kangaroo video'sand move up to the next grade Timmy. Did your dad ever happen to make any references to sharp tools and a shed?
Arizona ECNL event GU17 Region 1 teams 5 Ws15 Ls4 TsMaryland United FC ECNL U17 (-2)0:2 Ohio Premier ECNL U171:1 TSC Hurricane ECNL U17Connecticut FC ECNL U17 (+0) 0: 2 So Cal Blues SC ECNL U172:0 Ohio Premier ECNL U17PDA ECNL U17 (-3)0:2 TSC Hurricane ECNL 2:3 MVLA ECNL U17Match Fit Academy ECNL U17 (+0)1:0 West Coast FC ECNL U170:1 Slammers FC ECNL U17World Class FC ECNL U17 (-1)2:2 Utah Avalanche ECNL U171:2 Florida Krush ECNL U17 Continental FC ECNL U17 (-5)1:3 Tampa Bay United ECNL U170:3 FC Portland ECNL U17McLean YS ECNL U17 (+5)7:1 Crossfire Premier ECNL U170:1 Mustang SC ECNL U17East Meadow ECNL U17 (-3)1:4 vs San Juan SC ECNL U17Utah Avalanche ECNL U17 FC Stars ECNL U17 (+4)0:1 Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U175:0 Crossfire Premier ECNL U17 Albertson Fury ECNL U17 (+0)0:1 Arsenal FC ECNL U172:1 West Coast FC ECNL U17FC Boston ECNL U17 (-1)2:2 FC Nova ECNL U170:1 Davis Legacy ECNL U17FSA FC ECNL U17 (-1)1:2 Real Colorado ECNL U170:0 Internationals SC ECNL U17 FC Bucks ECNL U17 (-3)0:3 Mustang SC ECNL U17Washington Premier ECNL U17
Congrats to the PF DA girls today. 1-1 draw against a very good squad.
Thanks PF daddy
Actually I'm a Rage Daddy with friends that play for PF. I just forgot to sign off. I was told that the NC conditions were pretty bad yesterday, with temps in the low 40's and windy. Gotta love this springtime weather.RP
DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!!!How's about a little bragging...My daughter just got an offer from one of her top schools that was for a LOT more than we'd ever thought was possible!!!Maybe another recruit backed off freeing up some dough? Maybe all the money really isn't gone quite yet? Can't say for sure but it doesn't really matter to us.I love my daughter!!!
9:27 That's like the best news a parent can hear! Congrats and is okay for some on here to be a little jealou
4/7 5:36 - just jumping on here but why would you feel the need to retort unless nerves hit. let it go louie or louise. let it go.
good stuff. glad the kids are showing well.
ECNL ArizonaRegion 1 teams done for the weekend3 wins2 winsConnecticut FC ECNL U17 (2W, 1L, GD+2) Match Fit Academy ECNL U17 (2W, 1L, GD+1)1 winFSA FC ECNL U17 (1W, 1T, 1L, GD+0)PDA ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-1)Albertson Fury ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-4)East Meadow ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-4)0 winsFC Bucks ECNL U17 (0W, 3L, GD-6)3rd game TBDMcLean YS ECNL U17 (1W, 1L, GD+5) FC Stars ECNL U17 (1W, 1L, GD+4)FC Boston ECNL U17 (1T, 1L, GD-1)Maryland United FC ECNL U17 (1T, 1L, GD-2)World Class FC ECNL U17 (1T, 1L, GD-1)Continental FC ECNL U17 (2L, GD-5)Congrats 9:27 - good stuff, I'm assuming she gave her verbal as a sophomore or is she a junior? My kid's list is growing with school's interested in her (no offers), It feels great to see the smile on her face after she speaks to the school's and gives us a recap. Can only imagine how your kid is doing. You should brag and be proud of her. That's what boards like this are for. Talking about the good and the bad in youth soccer and of course lists :) Just like 1:05 said it's all good.
U.S. SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMYRegion 1 ClubsPA Classics U-16/17 3: 0 Albion SC U-16/17Penn Fusion Soccer Academy U-16/171:1 FC Dallas U-16/17Midwest United FC U-16/17FC Virginia U-16/172: Portland Thorns FC U-16/17Sky Blue - PDA U-16/172:0 Real Colorado U-16/17Virginia Development Academy U-16/170:2 Boca United Football Club U-16/171:3 Albion SC U-16/17 Washington Spirit Academy - Virginia U-16/172:0 West Coast Futbol Club U-16/170:4 Reign Academy U-16/17Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth U-16/173:4 Houston Dash U-16/17Long Island SC U-16/171: 5 Pateadores U-16/17New York City FC U-16/171:1 Michigan Hawks U-16/17Sky Blue - NYSC U-16/173:3 Sockers FC U-16/17Oakwood Soccer Club U-16/172:3 Concorde Fire U-16/17FC Stars U-16/171:1 LA Galaxy U-16/17Washington Spirit Academy - Baltimore Armour U-16/172:1 Orlando Pride U-16/172:2 SC del Sol U-16/17Boston Breakers Academy U-16/172:0 Beach Futbol Club U-16/17Empire United U-16/170:11 West Florida Flames U-16/17FC Fury NY U-16/17 0:2 Crossfire Premier U-16/17
Good to see the PAC girls playing well in their 3-0 win yesterday. They had a number of their 01's playing up at U19 during the season, so this has to be a little different for them. Would like to see them run the table and look good in front of the coaches.RP4:01 You mentioned interest but no offers. I'm sure the offers will be coming soon, but the one thing that gets me is when a coach gives an offer, but then says he/she doesn't want it to be about the money. It makes me want to ask that coach if they would have taken another job if 30,000 more was offered? Of course I never would, because as they say "never look a gift horse in the mouth". It's just that for some of us poorer folk, it is kinda about the money.RP
"Congrats 9:27 - good stuff, I'm assuming she gave her verbal as a sophomore or is she a junior?"Thanks! My daughter's a junior and the offer was verbal. Next NLI signing is next February 6th, right? But the coach was very cooperative saying the offer would stand until September 1 and that my daughter should be sure to visit any other schools she's considering in the mean time to make sure she really wanted to accept. And who knows? Maybe one of the other schools will turn out to be preferable."It's just that for some of us poorer folk, it is kinda about the money.RP"I hear ya RP!!! Unless one of the other schools steps up to the plate like this, I'm pretty sure she'll end up taking this offer!
Just one more thought on this...If, for some unanticipated reason, my daughter decides not to take this offer and tells the coach that in late August, there'll be a decent amount of athletic money back on the market. So my advice to any juniors who still aren't sure where this will lead them is to hang in there and keep working. My son didn't get his deal until well into his senior year. And I know the girls tend to get sorted out a little earlier than the boys. But still, there's still a fair share of money that gets decided pretty late in the process.
After the Arizona ECNL eventECNL Mid-Atlantic1 McLean YSA ECNL U17 2.642 Carolina Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U17 2.643 Richmond United ECNL U17 1.714 BRYC Elite Academy ECNL U17 1.365 Carolina Rapids ECNL U17 1.366 NCFC Youth ECNL U17 0.937 NC Fusion ECNL U17 0.718 South Carolina United ECNL U17 0.43ECNL Northeast1 Bethesda SC ECNL U17 3.002 East Meadow SC ECNL U17 2.003 FC Bucks ECNL U17 2.004 Maryland United ECNL U17 1.675 PDA ECNL U17 1.006 Continental FC U17 1.007 Match Fit Academy U17 0.678 World Class ECNL U17 0.009 Albertson Fury ECNL U17 0.0010 FC Stars ECNL U1711 FC Boston ECNL U1712 Connecticut FC ECNL U1713 FSA ECNL U17ECNL Champions League Qualifiers (32 teams)9 McLean YSA ECNL U17 2.3517 Bethesda SC ECNL U17 2.0024 Richmond United ECNL U17 1.7029 East Meadow SC ECNL U17 1.1330 Maryland United ECNL U17 1.1131 PDA ECNL U17 1.1032 FC Bucks ECNL U17 0.88ECNL North American Cup Qualifiers (16 teams)1 FC Boston ECNL U17 1.837 FC Stars ECNL U17 1.5015 FSA ECNL U17 1.3316 Match Fit Academy U17 1.33ECNL Showcase Qualifiers (16 teams)2 BRYC Elite Academy ECNL U17 1.3011 Connecticut FC ECNL U17 1.0013 WNY Flash ECNL U17 0.9115 World Class ECNL U17 0.8616 Continental FC U17 0.7020 Albertson Fury ECNL U17 0.5731 Pittsburgh Riverhounds ECNL U17 0.27ECNL poster - how does their post season work?Does the ECNL Northeast have a set number of Championship spots?Are the Conference standings used to determine the 5 spots?Showcase events + Conference results determine the seed?Since MatchFit is in 7th place in the conference they are not in line for a championship spot even though their 1.33 is higher than East Meadow, PDA and FC Bucks?Using that logic the Mid-Atlantic appears to have only 3 spots for the Championship and with conference play done BRYC can only qualify for North American or Showcase.?Thanks 2:12/2:18 - didn't know they give a deadline and never looked at it the way you put it - money might be come available later on. Would the school use that money on a new player or give it out to current recruits? I guess it depends on the situation?
ECNL ArizonaRegion 1 teams done for the weekend3 wins2 winsConnecticut FC ECNL U17 (2W, 1L, GD+2) Match Fit Academy ECNL U17 (2W, 1L, GD+1)1 winMcLean YS ECNL U17 (1W, 1T, 1L, GD+5) FC Stars ECNL U17 (1W, 1T, 1L, GD+4)FSA FC ECNL U17 (1W, 1T, 1L, GD+0)FC Boston ECNL U17 (1W, 1T, 1L, GD+0)PDA ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-1)Albertson Fury ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-4)East Meadow ECNL U17 (1W, 2L, GD-4)0 winsMaryland United FC ECNL U17 (1T, 2L, GD-3)World Class FC ECNL U17 (1T, 2L, GD-4)FC Bucks ECNL U17 (0W, 3L, GD-6)Continental FC ECNL U17 (3L, GD-9)Region1 teams at ECNL event out west.11W, 6T, 22,L, GD-19Region1 teams at USDA event in NC (still in progress)8W, 5T, 12L, GD-242 winsBoston Breakers Academy U-16/17 (2W, GD+7) 1 winFC Virginia U-16/17 (1W, GD+3)FC Virginia U-16/17 (1W, GD+1)Penn Fusion Soccer Academy U-16/17 (1W, 1T, GD+1)Washington Spirit Academy - Baltimore Armour U-16/17 (1W, 1T, GD+1)Sky Blue - PDA U-16/17 (1W, 1L, GD-1)Washington Spirit Academy - Virginia U-16/17 (1W, 1L, GD-2)0 winsNew York City FC U-16/17 (1T, GD+0)FC Stars U-16/17 (1T, GD+0)Sky Blue - NYSC U-16/17 (1T, 1L, GD-2)Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth U-16/17 (1L, GD-1)Oakwood Soccer Club U-16/17 (1L, GD-1)FC Fury NY U-16/17 (1L, GD-2)Virginia Development Academy U-16/17 (2L, GD-4)Long Island SC U-16/17 (2L, GD-11)Empire United U-16/17 (2L, GD-13)
Sorry FC Virginia U-16/17 (1W, GD+3), is Really PA Classics U-16/17 (1W, GD+3).
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