Wednesday, October 2, 2013

U13G Youth Soccer U13 Girls Youth Soccer NY, PA, NJ

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Anonymous said...

Can't tell up and comers until at least three or four games into the season. Everybody thinks they look good at scrimmages and that new players will make them better.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to have multiple standouts within the academy if they are putting together multiple within the same age group...who are parents supppose to believe... are parents okay with these mergers and acquisitions if they are limited to playing in a particular league..division... can you have 4 quality u13 from the same academy in the same league..just asking...to get away...from the top rwn crapola

Anonymous said...

I don't think you can have them in the same league. Like I said earlier for PDA, they already have an ECNL team and a NE Girls NPL, but they could easily add a Region 1 Premier League team which is prestigious on its own. Second NPL team could be put in EDL and maybe NYCSL even if those three different NPL's could square off at nationals. Even a region 1 colonial team could squeeze in. That would be six squads in limited access leagues that would only compete against each other at nationals. Plenty of desirable roster spots in that model.

Anonymous said...

A PDA "b" team isn't getting into Region 1 Premier. As an ECNLClub they don want to play that game, and even if they did, who are they bumping? NPL is a collection of average teams, just a different wrapper to get people to buy-in that they are getting an elite experience. If a team is that good they are in ECNL or Region 1 Premier, everything else is playing just to be in a league, but is far from the best competition.

Anonymous said...

Teams dont necessarily need to choose between NPL and Region 1, in case you didnt know

Anonymous said...

Did you honestly just say PDA couldn't get a B team into Region 1? Obviously you aren't from PDA or maybe you need another dose of kool aid.

Seriously though, I am sure PDA could do it especially with their lure.

Anonymous said...

You're right teams can't choose. Teams apply to region 1, many apply few chosen. NPL is not a "premier" league, if it was that's where you'd see all the pre-ECNL teams. NPL just another avenue for middle tier type teams to play. As far as the lure of PDA, please. PDA has a good "a" team and rightly so. The rest are there to fill the coffers,play EDL or NPL or whatever, and hope to develop. If you think otherwise then yes, you have taken the bait and drank all the kool aid.

Anonymous said...

Can someone answer me a simple question. Now does rostering 25-28 girls on a team help anything other than the academy bank account? Not being smarmy really want to know. How do they sell it to the parents?

Anonymous said...

They sell it by saying it makes them compete everyday but in reality the majority if the same 18 will be on every roster & out if the 18 maybe only 15 will play which means routinely 13 out if the 28 actually play in meaningful games. It might keep the 15 motivated & looking over their shoulder but the other players se not getting the game experience or exposure that they are looking for by going to a team like that.

Anonymous said...

Is it true they can roster 30 on these teams? What is the actual average at u15-16 on ECNL?

Anonymous said...

ECNL roster can go to 30 players. Only 18 can dress. Go look at their rosters on Got Soccer & you will see how big the rosters are.

Anonymous said...

If someone is looking for a new team they should check out the Jersey Knights. The Jersey Knights have a solid History with some key players making it to the big leagues. The current u13 team just got a new coach with a great resume. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and was a key player for the Rutgers Women’s Soccer Team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. She earned both Big East and NSCAA honors while playing at Rutgers. In addition She was a member of the U23 PDA Galaxy team that won the national championship. Check out website for Tryout times WWW.JerseyKnights.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

Your right 9:25. They shoudl try out for the third team of an academy. Much better right?

Anonymous said...

Jersey Knights can get all the coaches they want... the team and players are NOT good!

Anonymous said...

I love all the people on here that have no lives. But keep it up. Such an enjoyable read.

Anonymous said...

"NPL is not a "premier" league. If it was that is where you would see all the pre-ECNL teams"

You are so misinformed.....

You cannot put one team in NPL.

Anonymous said...

Re: the 30 roster and 18 dress (likely 15 play) rule:

You all have this silly vision that the other 12-15 dont play in any competition at all.

The ECNL teams make sure the players not rostered get game action in other places.
nd of course get fairly equal time during the 3 days training that comes with the 1 game day

Is it tough not being with the A group in top comp, where if on another (non ECNL) club your daughter might be seeing more meaningful action?

Maybe. But it's basically a parental decision: Apples or oranges. Both can be fruitful, for lack of a bettr word.
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Anonymous said...

to the 9:23am and 9:53 posts

You have no class.

Jersey Knights come onto the blog and post that they have a new coach with a decent background in the game (including time at PDA) and are looking to improve. A good post, positive.

You have shown your colors, how much class or lack of class you have. Then you state the players are NOT good. WTF. They are only 12 and 13 year olds, and why would you ever say anything like that about players. You are the one that is NOT good, my guess is that you have never played the game or any sport for that matter. My guess would also be that you are the same poster on the blog.

Good luck to the Jersey Knights, I hope that they improve and compete at a high level, will be good for them and the teams for which they will compete against.

I have no connection with Jersey Knights, but I do hate ignorance and your are ignorant!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree totally!

Anonymous said...

@11:51 am.......
The point wasn't about putting one team in NPL, it was that NPL isn't a premier league - it's a collection of clubs with a huge disparity of talent depending on age group - but people come on here touting it like it's the next best thing and what an honor it is to be even included. It's a US Soccer wrapper touting a national competition platform - and yes your daughter too can be scouted and evaluated by US Soccer staff. It's also where most ECNL clubs send their "B" teams, ie the Northeast Girls League, to justify the expense. Yes, I guess you are right, I'm so misinformed....

Anonymous said...

Well said @12:11. The poster basically said hey, if you're looking for a new team, maybe you want to come check us out. Good for them. Hope they have some success.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Misinformed regarding your "would send all their pre ECNL teams................."

Cant send just one team.

Anonymous said...

@12:41. No kidding Captain Obvious. But you can send one per age group and it's where the ECNL clubs choose to send their lesser teams to play against each other. If NPL was so premier, it's where they would send their pre-ECNL "A" teams at u13, but they don't and it's not. Sorry if I touched a nerve about your daughters' team or club, wasn't the intent. But keep saying it's misinformed, only makes your posts look more foolish.

Anonymous said...

1:14

You seem to be confused. For US Club, ECNL is the top league, NPL is the second tier league.

For US Soccer, Regional premier (Region 1 Premier for NE) and for U14 and above there is a National League.

Most clubs are either alignning themselves with US Club or US Soccer.

So if you are an ECNL club, you will likely put your B team in NPL. If you are a non-ECNL club, you have to make the choice to go for Region 1 Premier or NPL.

Also, ODP is US Soccer, and ID2 is US Club. That is why many ECNL clubs frown on their players playing ODP, but are fine with ID2 programs.

I personally don't like it because you end up with 2 paths to a national championship at the same age group. Actually we already see the effects at the state level, that is why we have a fall and spring state cup.

Anonymous said...

Nope not confused, you just laid it out much better than I.
It all came about as result of a posting touting NPL as premier - and only point is NPL was designed as a second tier league. Nothing wrong with that, just parents need to be real about their daughters teams and at what level they really are.

Anonymous said...

1:14

They CANT

You are simply WRONG

Match Fit cant send their U12s to the NYCSL NPL division. Simply cannot be done.

It's good for them that there was an opening at U13 (New England NPL) so the Lady Falcons slot in there.

Anonymous said...

1:48

There are NPL teams that would CRUSH ECNL teams.

The tiers you like to envision are not quite so defined.

You are thrown off by the New England NPL, which is made up of "second tier" ECNL club talent.

New England league is just ONE of many NPL leagues.

Non ECNL NPL teams are not by definition second tier. They are often GREAT teams teams that are just not in ECNL.

You dont need to respond.

Anonymous said...

1:48

I am 1:36 poster, not the other person you were arguing with.

You are right, it is the 2nd tier league for US Club. That does not mean that non-ECNL clubs won't put their A teams in it. In fact, my understanding is that the top teams in NPL will have an opportunity to compete in the ECNL championships at older age groups. So rather than thinking of it as a B league, I view it as an opportunity for the top non-ECNL teams to compete with the best in ECNL. In other words, the Bricks and Americans and STA's of the world, to name a few. And I think that concept is great, it makes it all about inclusion. Which is what those clubs want, right?

Are they 'premier' teams? That is a word that can mean a lot of different things to different people, just like 'academy'. I wouldn't get hung up on it.

Anonymous said...

2:06

Sorry I will respond.

Of course we know the reality is that there are some non-ECNL NPL teams that are much better than ECNL teams.

What I described is the vision for US Club with ECNL and NPL, which is different than the current reality.

ECNL already seeds their finals to separate the best teams from the lesser teams. Check it out on their website.

The question is, would your non-ECNL NPL teams beat the top tier ECNL teams? There may be some instances where it would happen, but I'm willing to bet that it would be very few.

Anonymous said...

@2:00
Good for you u12 Lady Fakcons dad.
Now follow carefully. You are correct Match Fit wouldn't send their u12s. It wasn't about u12s it was about the claims of others that the league at u13 is premier, elite, special, etc...
Now Match Fit does send their u13 B team to the NPL Northeast League. And next year either your daughters team will still be a b team and play npl or will be the a team at u13 and play an exclusive ECNL schedule.
So I'm wrong? Really?
You can go back to the u12 board now.

Anonymous said...

@2:06
New England NPL is all boys.
Eastern are the non ECNL teams.
Northeast are the B teams for ECNL.
Not thrown off at all, clearly you are.
Of course there are some non ECNL that are better than current ECNL u13 teams.
But in general, even the eastern development league is weaker as a group than the current ECNL teams. Region 1 premier is a much better barometer in terms of being competitive vs. ECNL.
NPlL is a second tier league. Often great teas in eastern development? Hardly. ..there are a few great teams but top to bottom the league is weaker than ECNL A teams or region 1 premier.

Anonymous said...

@2:23
All good points, you are right.
Competition is good.
At the end of the day it's amazing how US club and ECNL have marketed this business....and make no mistake it's now a business. And equally amazing how many people have bought into it.

Anonymous said...

NPL created a division for the "second tier" ECNL teams (and pre ECNL U13s)

This does not make every NPL division second tier.

Cant get a simpler explanation than this.

Anonymous said...

Been away for a few hours and have to laugh at the ECNL poster who said NPL is weak because they must put teams in every age despite their ability to compete. That is exactly what ECNL requires and some teams at certain ages are not up to level - didn't someone say Stars if Mass is weak? How strong were the teams when it first started?
NPL started after ECNL to support it. The NE girls will always be B teams but the other clubs that are NPL but not ECNL will get better draw and become more competitive as well. There's not enough slots (even at 30 per) for all the talent at ECNL. Don't be foolish enough to think you will always be the best because it says Elite.

Anonymous said...

Wishing all the girls, coaches, parents and teams a happy, healthy and successful soccer season!

Anonymous said...

Anybody like to guess how our NJ teams will
do at the Jeff cup?

Anonymous said...

I predict none in the top three flights get to the final.

Lower flights might see a couple of finalists.

Anonymous said...

Fc Copa is going to win
Brick good chances to win
Americans and njforce at least finalist

Anonymous said...

Championship flight finals
Americans vs Cinci Cup gold (really any team except Richmond could make this final)

Elite finals
FC Virginia vs Barons

Superior flight finals
Charlotte vs Penn Fusion

Platinum finals
North United elite vs HBC

Classic
SAC United vs Ohio Premier

Premier
FC Copa vs Chan Santos

Anonymous said...

Here are some predictions for this weekends Jefferson Cup - U13 Girls: Just for fun....

Championship Bracket:

Bethesda vs Charlotte final

Bethesda takes it

Elite Bracket:

PDA Hornets have no business in at this level (they will not get a point -- Unless they have Splash players guest playing)

SJEB vs FC BUCKS ---

SJEB Take the final in shootout

Superior

Charlotte United vs Brick Fury or United

Charlotte takes final

Platinum

North United or IGF vs Lehigh

NU or IGF take final

Classic

FC Delco or SC United vs Ohio or Triangle Navy

FC Delco or SC take final

Premier

FC Copa vs Chan Santos

Chan Santos takes final



Anonymous said...

I think you are all idiots. You have no idea of any outcome. Anything can happen. Get a freaking life.

Anonymous said...

Wow people get touchy. It's an opinion, and yes anything can happen. Sorry your daughter's team wasn't picked but you don't have to take it so hard.

Anonymous said...

pda hornets is a great team and will do well at jeff cup

Anonymous said...

Could be a short weekend for many of the NJ teams, tough competition in most of the brackets.
Cleveland v Bethesda - Bethesda
FCVA v Premier - FCVA
Charlotte v Brick - Charlotte
North United v HBC - North
SAC United v Lower Merion - Lower Merion
FC Copa v MD United - MD United.

As in prior Jeff Cups there will be surprises and anything can happen.

Anonymous said...


Wow...The PDA Hornets are a great team? Really....Watched them play several times...they lost their better players, some left a couple went to splash, they were much better last year....Maybe they will get better next year when they get more players that will be moved down from Splash. They are an ok team, but would expect that PDA would field a better 2nd team...The only way that they will do this weekend is if they have players from the splash attend and play for them!!!! BTW --- to the Hornet parent, I'm sure PDA would appreciate the fact that you are spending time on this site.....

Anonymous said...



Like the predictions....they are just that...just for fun....like to see how every saw it...in all actuality the games will be played and anything can happen...good luck to the teams, all of the teams this weekend, especially the NJ Teams....

Anonymous said...

NJ will get spanked, and everyone will say "let's merge our teams and create a few good ones." LOL

Anonymous said...

I doubt those comments weren't coming from a hornet parent. Some idiot trying to get something going.

Anonymous said...

You're all just lucky the splash aren't there. They are the best team in the country.

Anonymous said...

3:57 and 5:11

same idiot.

Anonymous said...

It's the coach,without him they would be nowhere

Anonymous said...

I disagree most of these posts about any club comes from an outsider. Why would anyone care about another team?I for one couldn't care about anything but my daughter and her success. I don't care who she plays for.

Anonymous said...

I am a hornets parents and I think we have a good team. I do not care what PDA is saying about being on this blog. I am proud of my daughter and the team will be competitive and disappoint many of you that are hoping we lose .

Anonymous said...

Can the mommies and daddies stop posting on how proud they are of their precious little darlings and stop the attacks which are just nonsense as well? If someone is going to post base it on facts, or use examples to support your statements vs this team stinks or we will show you how good we are. Use an example to prove it, otherwise this boards usefulness has come to an end and it's long overdue to be shut down. Or, renamed the u13 New Jersey board so you can all bash yourselves and tell each other how awesome your daughters soccer skills are.
Then maybe the rest of the posters with sense can start talking about soccer again. Wait, that's what this board is. Oh, I'm proud of my daughter too. :)

Anonymous said...

PDA doesn't need to prove anything.

Anonymous said...

Anything can and will happen...the true measure will be tournaments... all of the acronyms npl EDP ...yadayadayda...is 6 of 1 half dozen of another...once the girls leave Moss...mnjysa...cjysa..or northern counties even jags....that's when the real competition begins...the better ream are plating the supergroup in the state cup...those teams will continue to round up the top ten teams in NJ...the goal is to support the girls in their play out if Jersey... proper rest..health..and stepping up under pressure.. these leagues are in it for the money..a talented athlete will be recruited once they are playing at a high level...the leagues provide the platform but it is not the only way out...support eachother as neighbors we should all wants what is best for the children...the haters will always hate let them sink in their own mystery...jersey will represent hard mark my words!!

Anonymous said...

Dont need to prove anything? King of the mountain....someone will knock you off and you will fight to get back on.

Anonymous said...

No one has commented since 9:30am? Huh, guess all the posters are busy driving to VA............

Anonymous said...

Interesting nobody picked the Cincinnati team. Could be the best team in the group.

Anonymous said...

So what excuses are PDA hornets
pitching this afternoon?

Anonymous said...

What words were we supposed to mark?
Represent hard? Hardly represent so far. FC Copa in a low flight only commanding team. IGFA impressive first win, but another low flight. Americans & Barons early ties - at least they still have a chance.

Brick a mess. Real and Toms River also winless.

Anonymous said...

PDA blown out twice. Wow. $$$$$

Anonymous said...

GFA might be in fourth bracket...but teams are still respectable...not here don't judge... they one by an expected margin in the first game..and tied against a very good team from PA west.....don't hate troll...two games left ...don't let the brackets full ya...solely but surely they will be accepted at the top then what...they will choke or push forward

Anonymous said...

How's slick doing?did he start any fights in VA?

Anonymous said...

Always haters around. If you lose they are happy
Cause they are not here. If you win they will
Say that the flight is low of whatever again because they are not here or just because they are miserable
People. reality is that Nj teams are not
That competitive . PDA came with 2 teams and lost every game. And all the others are similar situation.
Only a couple are holding it up well

Anonymous said...

Looks like nj and pa teams struggling. It's a disadvantage when these teams are playing outside for the first time. All these teams will be different in 6 weeks.

Anonymous said...

IGFA you are a little over sensitive. I said impressive win - that is a compliment. The lower flight comment is just saying you were probably flighted too low - that is a statement that I think you are better than people think right now.
Relax! Let them play and earn the respect they deserve and stop overreacting to posts - it will only bring criticism and frustration.
I think your team is very good and have defended you previously. I also have repeatedly said Brick is nowhere near the team the were in the past which is bearing out as well.

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for that excuse to come out.

Most of these PA/NJ teams have been playing outside for the last few weeks. Many have turf fields.

If you want to compete with the best, you have to do what you need to do to be "match fit" at all times. Otherwise, save your money and play locally with all of the other out of shape teams.

Anonymous said...

I think what you have to realize - everyone - is that regardless of the flight 1 team will win and 1 team will draw/loose....you can't have all winning teams. So, to those parents who bash and critize ANY team for not winning is myoptice, short-sided and frankly, ignorant, of how athletics are played in general. Any level in sports from rec, to club, to college to pro have the same issues. The important thing to remember is that all the teams and all the players must have achieved a level of performance to be accepted to play in the Jefferson Cup.....that's the accomplishment......that's the win for everyone. The exposure to college coaches early on at this age.....that's the win. Remember, part of playing any game is to learn how to loose with grace, dignity and respect.....anyone can be a brat and though a tantrum on the field.....that behavior doesn't impress anyone....least of all college coaches. All of these players are commited and play well....that what Coaches want to see. Sometimes it's more important to see how a team loses because it determines their ability to pull adversity.....which is an important skill/lesson not only on the field but in life. Some of you parents just don't get that and that's a problem for your daughters.....they get it but you don't.

Anonymous said...

I think what you have to realize - everyone - is that regardless of the flight 1 team will win and 1 team will draw/loose....you can't have all winning teams. So, to those parents who bash and criticize ANY team for not winning is myopic, short-sided and frankly, ignorant, of how athletics are played in general. Any level in sports from rec, to club, to college to pro have the same issues. The important thing to remember is that all the teams and all the players must have achieved a level of performance to be accepted to play in the Jefferson Cup.....that's the accomplishment......that's the win for everyone. The exposure to college coaches early on at this age.....that's the win. Remember, part of playing any game is to learn how to loose with grace, dignity and respect.....anyone can be a brat and though a tantrum on the field.....that behavior doesn't impress anyone....least of all college coaches. All of these players are committed and play well....that what Coaches want to see. Sometimes it's more important to see how a team loses because it determines their ability to pull through adversity.....which is an important skill/lesson not only on the field but in life. Some of you parents just don't get that and that's a problem for your daughters.....they get it but you don't.

Anonymous said...

What I would like to see are more coaches that are pouring their heart and souls into preparing their teams to be the best they can be. Too many that go through the motions and are more focused on making a buck. It shows in the product they put on the field. They need to be more accountable, but too often the DOC's are nowhere to be found and coaches are allowed to bully the parents. And I'm talking teams at the "highest level".

Anonymous said...

Congrats fc Copa girls ... Well done ... Jefferson cup

Anonymous said...

Speaking of coaches that pour their heart and soul into their players... There's one right there. Congratulations FC Copa on bringing it home for NJ U13G.

We can speak about low flight, but fact is over 600 teams were rejected for this tournament and they went undefeated and beat a very good #2 ranked team from VA in final.

Looking forward to seeing this and other NJ teams continue to progress.

Anonymous said...


I see that the FC Copa coach on here giving praise to his team already....Didn't that tournament just end. They won their bottom bracket...What happened to the other NJ teams in this tourney? PDA was placed in the wrong bracket!!! This team is average at best and below average for a PDA team...most predicted that they wouldn't fair well in this tourney!!! Brick, Americans, SJEB, Real NJ, TRIC and NJ Force wow not a great weekend for your teams....No execuses, teams from Cincy and Cleveland showing their quality!!!!

I don't know that families pay for to be a PDA, NJ Force, REAL, SJEB or NJ Force but I'm sure it is too much for what you get....But at least you get to spend quality time with your daughters! That is what really matters.

Anonymous said...

You do know that the PDA hornets are PDA's developmental team at this age group. it is not their ECNL team.

Anonymous said...

There's no way that coach comes on this blog... He's too good for that. Just gets on with his business and is having success. Nice up and coming team, well done Copa.

Congrats to IGFA and Force Crush on making the third-place game too.

Anonymous said...

Why are you so worried how much I pay?i pay more in taxes then you make all year,so get a real job. Troll

Anonymous said...

Force lost the 3rd place game, so, fourth place is good now?

Anonymous said...

Playing against and competing with some of the best U13 teams our country has to offer is good yes. Every bracket had highly ranked competitive teams in and to take any placement this weekend is very good.

Anonymous said...

IGA over LVU is a bit of a statement for them. Not a slouch team even if the bracket was lower.

Anonymous said...

Fourth place isn't placing. Keep paying all that money.

Anonymous said...

State cup will be interesting this year .... Few surprises .

Anonymous said...

8:52. Who s your team I would like my daughter to come play for them
You sound smart about soccer

Anonymous said...

My team is Partick thistle fc .... Good club

Anonymous said...

Great weekend for soccer...hope all the locals made it home safely...Virginians are horrible drivers!!! Let the season commence!!

Anonymous said...

Just a little note, NOT an excuse but it is a fact and i home they will correct it. Almost everything Ref At the Jeff cup was from PA. I saw many bad calls and ironic in favor of PA teams. To avoid any doubt they should always ref that are not from same area as one of the team of the game they are ref.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to SJEB ,NJ Force , Copa and IGFA for a good showing down at the JC. Don't listen to these idiots here. My team wasnt there and I wish we were! The above teams had a good showing. So they didn't make the finals- (except CopA)-they pLyed top talent in the country and showed well. bravo.

Anonymous said...

The refs on the average in our bracket were about 15 years old. That is how kids get hurt. They don't have the guts to make calls and were very intimidated by parents. I feel with the strength of this tournament they need older and more experienced refs. They didn't cost our team a loss just saying I saw a lot of inexperience in all games.

Anonymous said...

PDA this,PDA that-- enough already!
Obvious only reason they got invited is because of some $$$ arrangement, not because they have quality teams. They get embarrassed at JC and continue to beat the drum of being the best around. Stop the nonsense

Anonymous said...

Yes PDA pays the tournament thousands of dollars to allow their kids to play. If not they wouldn't be invited. What are you a jackass?

Anonymous said...

You must be a PDA lackey.....
So a top flight tourney should invite your watered dowm teams and leave other quality teams off for the almighty dollar....good luck getting player development!!!

Anonymous said...


Are you kidding, The FC COPA coach respond to a comment against his first comment.

Are you kidding...the refs were young and from PA those teams got all the calls.

Are you kidding...4th place is a good result for all that money you are paying...your old coach got the results and taught the game well.

Are you kidding...PDA Hornets are a developmental team...Really you build them up on hear like they are a great team...Keep trying to justify your investment...We have seen them play...you should spend your money elsewhere

Are you kidding...No one cares what you pay or what your taxes are.....

There were very few lopsided games at JC, but I believe PDA Hornets were on the wrong side in two games, they were in the wrong group, they should have been seeded along with FC Copa they would have faired better in that slot. Would have been a better DEVELOPMENTAL experience for the players...better than getting blown out on the field...

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster that many quality teams were left out, including my daughters, but lets not confuse teams, the top PDA team is the Splash and they were not there, PDA Hornets is their B team and looks like they couldnt compete. You also cant say PDA is not bad club that doesnt develop, from oldest to U13-ish age groups on both boys and girls they are constantly near the top. As we move on we wont have the top PDA, WC, MF teams to compare against b/c next year is the first ECNL year. Yes you will see those teams drop b/c they will not longer play these type of tournaments and no longer chase gotsoccer points.

Anonymous said...

I would rather play against better competition and lose every game then play your crap teams. You get better playing good teams and not the teams you throw out there. I guess the older teams (gunners and oreilly) bought their way in too. Keep showing your jealousy towards. PDA. It's embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

JC was great. I thought the reffing was awful!! Really bad calls. There was some great competition..other then hornets and brick all others did pretty well. Brick didn't score 1 goal... Ouch!! That's bad... Hornets got smoked... They should have been in the bottom bracket for sure.. They didn't look good at all.. I know copa was in the bottom bracket but not there fault. They played it and won it.. Good for them. GFA didn't win it but played well. I saw them play sat afternoon. They are def going to be a strong team this year... Anyway... Let's get reg season started.. Good luck to all...

Anonymous said...

Let's stop talking about bracketing. Local strong teams who complained didn't dominate the third bracket. I guess you would have done better in a higher flight. Not.

Anonymous said...

Copa and GFA seem to be up and coming teams, they should be proud of their results.

For the other teams who have been at the top of NJ for a few years, you should take it as a wake up call that you are falling behind other states.

Anonymous said...

jealous of......???
who is playing crap teams?
ECNL is full of good and bad teams so where is the 'prestige' again?

Anonymous said...

Nj did well regardless of the flight. PDA should have been in a much lower flight & Brick didn't score a goal but only gave up 2 goals in 3 games so I wouldn't say they played poorly. Season will look a lot different after Nj teams can get outside.

Anonymous said...

I find it odd at people talk about "match fit training" . Does anyone find it odd that the only team they actually TRAINED for the last tree years is THIS age group and they haven't done a thing except lose on a consistent basis?.

Anonymous said...

It is odd that you think that they are talking about the club!

Anonymous said...

What are they talking about ?

Anonymous said...

What are they talking about ?

Anonymous said...

Being physically fit enough to play full length games on full sized fields.

Anonymous said...

I see hornets tied fc bucks which is an ecnl team. Fc bucks beat the eventual bracket winner. Every game and day is different.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand match fit is basically Pda 's c team.

Anonymous said...

Wrong...PDA's C team is the South Madrid team.

Anonymous said...

Patterns of a whole new calibre here. First, coming on board talking hype about your STA b team before you were let go. Now bloody talking about your Copa Roma team and glorifying your bottom bracket win at Jefferson Cup. Well done coach!

Anonymous said...

What team is merging with some of the current Nj force crush players to form the new JSA team?

Anonymous said...

Matchfit is a total MESS. Run away quickly and don't look back. They are the PDA F team.

Anonymous said...

copa Roma is the only team that won their bracket at Jeff Cup. great achievement !
all the other teams did nothing

GO FC COPA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

2:49pm - Good luck at tryouts this year when you get released from the Hornets :)

You know the coach doesn't come on here. Stop trying to cause trouble. We all know who you are.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the teams that played in the 6 brackets at the JC.

Anonymous said...

Why so hateful? If they are happy there and proud of their win, leave them alone loser!

Anonymous said...

Hornets did just fine at JC. We will show all of you in the State Cup and at our tourney.

Anonymous said...

The town team tourney?

Anonymous said...

Who is fc copa? Never heard of them.

Anonymous said...

While many top NJ teams went to VA this weekend the Second Tier academy stayed home to play Vernon, Westfield, Watchung Hills and Stronghold. Second Tier now running two money makers in the fall and spring and the players waste their time vs. playing in a tournament with the appropriate competition level for them. That is a waste.

Anonymous said...

When do PDA brackets come out? The brackets will end the debate on who is the B and C team. Just look to see who gets seeded in the higher bracket -- Madrid or Hornets.

Anonymous said...

3:44pm - LOL of course you haven't...

U13G - #9 in NJ - just won Jeff Cup.
U14G - #2 in NJ and current State Champions
U15G - #1 in NJ and #3 in Nation

Last year's team to graduate on the girls side also won the US Club National Title at U17.

That's FC Copa.

Anonymous said...

I vow to never post on this blog again if Madrid is placed higher then the hornets. Not a snow balls chance in hell.

Anonymous said...

Mr 3:19... Yes you won your bracket. However I really don't think it's something to go pounding your chest about. You were in the bottom of the barrel. Anything less then a win would of been a joke. Other then brick and hornets all other teams did well... Americans actually didn't too well either. Lost 2 out of 3.. World class and Force did ok. GFA didn't lose a game and only let 1 goal in. So to say nobody else did anything is a joke..be proud of your team as you should but leave it at that

Anonymous said...

3:52pm

Thanks Coach!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I didn't look at the Jeff cup brackets after the first three. After that it's all the same below average soccer.

Anonymous said...

HAHA!!! Bottom of the barrel? The Jefferson Cup has NO bad teams in it at all!!

Did your team even get in?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you drove 12 hours round trip to play mediocre competition.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 3:58. The coach seems to be answering his own questions also. Lay off your own kool-ade! It's for your parents silly!

Anonymous said...

Teams can only beat who is put in front of them. Copa and GFA are not top teams yet... but are developing nicely.

The real problem when NJ teams go to these events is the lack of outdoor practice over the winter when we play teams that play outdoor year round. We get beat well.

Anonymous said...

GFA should not be categorized with Copa Roma. Two different levels.

Anonymous said...

1st and 2nd in EDP in the fall. GFA won 4-2 in what was a close game. How are they different levels exactly?

Anonymous said...

4:02. Keep telling yourself that. All tournaments need low level teams to make a profit and to fill up brackets. That's ok buddy I'm sure your precious one will get looked at in a few years by some community colleges.

Anonymous said...

4:33 - what an idiot. If Jeff Cup wanted to make a profit they wouldn't turn away over 600 teams every year.

Anonymous said...

4:09

Lack of outdoor practice this time of year for NJ is nothing new. It is the coach's responsibility to get his team in shape, he needs to figure out how to do that. It is inexcusable for a team to go to a tournament like JC and be out of shape.

Too many teams practice indoors once or twice a week in December-February. The girls are getting too old for that, if they want to compete against the best teams in the country.

Sorry excuse, hold your coach accountable!

Anonymous said...

agree with comment about brackets after 3rd level at JC.....look at some of the teams at the bottom...rec level at best

Anonymous said...

After tryouts this spring IGA will lose it two players to a NPL or ECNL team then they will go away. Bye. Bye

Anonymous said...

Maybe the New Jersey shore academy should take over the NJsa girls teams since cedar stars is dropping the girls program.

Anonymous said...

I saw an igfa girl trying out last for an ecnl club. She didn't make it.

Anonymous said...

A few will go.....a few will be added. Even Copaland has a few roamers and lurkers seen at MF!

Anonymous said...

3:58..Americans had 1 loss and 2 draws..same with Brick. .Hornets had 2 losses and 1 draw

Anonymous said...

NJ...legends in their own minds.

Anonymous said...

Did STA Red really only beat Stronghold 1-0 this weekend? What has happened to that team?

Anonymous said...

If copa loses to Madrid in the first round all you people will have a lot of explaining to do. Be careful what you post. It always come back to haunt you.

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about Copa getting past Madrid? Or doing anything in the state cup for that matter?

Read the posts carefully. Nobody from Copa is on here saying they are a top team or going to beat everyone like IGFA did when they beat Splash indoors. Copa people just stating a fact that they won their bracket and that's it. I haven't read one post that says they are going to challenge the big boys... Just that they are up and coming.

We should all support NJ teams success when they go out of state.

Anonymous said...

Check out 3:19.

Anonymous said...

5.02 you didn't see anybody from GFA at any tryouts last week stop with nonsense

Anonymous said...

Fc copa is better than GFA or brick or any team that was at Jeff cup only Americans and barons are this year at same level. Copa can beat anybody this season you will see

Anonymous said...

4.44 let see if it is true in April during tryouts.. That is probably what you wish but not going to happen. You will see

Anonymous said...

8:19 just to be VERY clear this was not posted by any FC Copa parent... and nobody on FC Copa believes this. The week before the Jeff Cup we tied the Americans in a scrimmage... did you hear any of us say anything? No. Because the Americans are better than us and we just had a good game that night.

We are happy with our team and the way they are playing, but NOBODY from our team posted that 8:19 comment. We are proud of winning this weekend and we are happy to be in the top flight of EDP/NPL and playing against the best can only make us better.

We have full respect for all NJ teams and their programs and never bad-mouth anyone, so please don't bad-mouth us.

Anonymous said...

Trust me, there will be no GFA kids going to MFA.. Are you put of your mind.. Why would anyone want to do that? They have 22 kids on there roster. They have at least 3 teams in that age group and they are terrible!! MFA doesn't belong on the same field as GFA... Copa congrats on ur win but be careful about making predictions. Don't forget GFA beat you pretty easily last year. Yes it was 4-2 but it easily could of been 6-2... And that was when GFA had no goalie..I'm not saying you guys aren't a decent team but GFA wins 9 out of 10..

Anonymous said...

GFA girls to Match Fit?

Matters not how good the team is - its ECNL and they will build it?

Thats the theory anyway

exept GFA seems like a tight knit group. Defections may not come as you imagine/

The weekend was a momentum builder

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:25... Could have easily been 2-2 as well. Calm yourself.

Anonymous said...

Be careful copa. Starting to sound bipolar.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the fact that people want ECNL. What I don't agree with is getting it at MFA.. There pre ECNL team is awful. I know you say they will develop them but when. They are U13 now... To be on a team that loses 99% of the time just because they are ECNL is stupid..they don't even enter tournaments.. you are right, the GFA girls have a very tight knit group and hopefully it stays that way. I don't see anyone going anywhere for a long time...
GFA no doubt has to go out and price themselves. They are the new kids on the block and have to earn the respect of the other top teams. Hopefully we can do that this season. It's not going to be easy

Anonymous said...

There is a team who is part of ecnl has approached igfa about there U13 team joining there club .... That's a fact .

Anonymous said...

Will never happen... That's a fact!

Anonymous said...

people stop wasting your time responding to this blog, can't you see you are all be suckered in by the idiot troll just taking a theme & stirring up the anger, creating all this back & forth, friendly fire, people defending the idiot's posts
again no value here. this blog is not about soccer
not to be taken seriously, sheerly entertainment-
if there was no constant bashing there would be no blog. No place to promote anything.
let it die

Anonymous said...

That's slick from GFA,his kid plays maybe 10min a game,he has nothing else to do.alwas talking trash on sideline he will go away when his kid gets cut after spring season

Anonymous said...

GFA needed 1 goal to be in the final. The team mishandled an important game with a weaker team and could not score one - required goal (0:0). Otherwise, they would probably be the champs (we had a stronger group). However, to be the champ, you have to play all games well not just against the stronger teams. Therefore, 3rd place doesn’t reflect the potential but is probably fair place. What it means? The team is a good team. However, it is not there yet. It needs to focus every game to win the tournament with teams that have been there for a while. This young team needs to work on the tactics and gain more experience.
For the one who thinks it is a team of one player, it is clear you can’t be serious. I don’t even know honestly which girl you are referring to? There are just so many good & talented girls on the team.
In any case, we will continue improving and gain the respect later when more results can prove who we are and where we belong. At this point, we are not there yet … However, the team can challenge every team in NJ and those who underestimate GFA can pay a price - lose.

Anonymous said...

Silly comments as every NJ team can lose to just about any other Nj team in the top 15 depending on the day with a break or 2 like key players missing or the luck of the bounce so to say we would win 9 out of 10 times is silly. Look at the records of the top teams & you will se they all beat & lose to each other with a few exceptions. Relax & let the team make a name for itself with it's play over time.

Anonymous said...

4:47 - 4:49 is CRUSH. Just trying to save face and hoping everyone else chokes at PDA in spring. I'm sure they are glad they are not attending now, would have been placed down a few brackets after last weekends showing.


Anonymous said...

PDA applied teams lists still includes NJ Force CRUSH and NJ CRUSH Storm.

Not sure why you think one of those teams is now not attending the tourney.

Anonymous said...

Least GFA played a bracket that challenged there girls instead of the bottem for a given win which had to be fought for!

Anonymous said...

GFA and copa are good team that still have to prove everything. I do not even know if the one that are writing the above stuff are parents of these teams. Probably some usual idiot that want to stir things up. It is a positive thing to have teams in Nj that are getting better

Anonymous said...

8:59am - you say this like anyone had control over their Jeff Cup bracket. It's not Fort Dix... You can't call them up and request a switch.

Also I urge you to go play Chan Santos sometime and see if you get a 'given' win. They are a quality team who will be around at all the top tournaments for many years.

Anonymous said...

Copa is a good team and you will see us rising at every game. The academy is becoming really important in nj

Anonymous said...

8:56pm We admire the fact you put on your muck boots to clean up your Copa teams BS. However, start within your team/coach and not bring it on the board. Blaming everyone else for your teams problems will not change anything.

Anonymous said...

Good for copa. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

10:13 - Did you even read the 8:56pm post? They are saying it is NOT coming from within their team or coach. Its others stirring the pot as usual.

Anonymous said...

Idiot at 8:20 got his boards mixed up. Funny.

Anonymous said...

10:21 Please put down your kool-aid. You mean to tell this community that another individual from "NOT YOUR TEAM OR COACH" posted 12:42,3:19,3:20,3:52,4:02,8:19...

Anonymous said...

Keep cleaning the BS 10:21. we know you are 8:56

Anonymous said...

STA roster down to 13 and will continue to decline.

Anonymous said...

When are the tryouts for copa?

Anonymous said...

You can google them and look at their website just like any other team.

Anonymous said...

STA really at 13? What is happening to them?

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about copa or igfa both non events,both will be in lower bracket at PDA.....now please go away!!!

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. Posts over the last three or so weeks claim Force Crush will collapse when their coach leaves, NJSA will simply cease to exist because Cedar has no interest and now STA has a mass defection going.
Why do people believe these upstart programs will be any better? If STA and Force Crush can't hold together with play in Premier League and NYSC NPL, why would IGA and Copa fare any better when they aren't in a good league? I'm sure "tight knit" will go far when the rumours start about better players leaving. I bet STA and Crush thought they were tight knit too. I say they both wallow at the same level or lower until they fail or get absorbed into a named program. Two years at most.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain the Gotsoccer points and standings.

Does it mean anything or is it just chasing points to be at a higher rating?

Anonymous said...

12.18: you have good points and good questions ; the answers are in the program and the curriculum of the different academies or clubs.
we are so focus on the name of the league or the tournaments our daughters will play just for our gratifications but we forget about true development.
next step for my daughter will be with a club or organization that has more than just the name. I am in one of them right now and i can tell you that i see players in the team that cannot stop the ball but daddy and mommy are happy to pay big bucks so they can come here and say we are an ecnl team. I only wish for my daughter to find somebody that really understand the game and a coach that focus on tactical and technical development of the team instead of focusing on marketing themselves

Anonymous said...

How did the PDA tournament accept Old Bridge, Jersey Knights, Watchung Hills, NJ Stallions, B'Elite, and Match Fit?

An elite tournament should be selective. They could learn a lesson from the Jeff Cup.

Anonymous said...

7:00pm

You Copa parents come on the board piggybacking on the sucess of IGFA and then turn around and back stab them. Why??

Anonymous said...

B'Elite owner is the coach for PDA Splash. That's why they are invited. Otherwise, the application would be a waste of money. Not fare for other teams who are better and could not qualify - sorry politics even in U13 world.

Anonymous said...

Disgruntled dad who's daughter was cut. How many different jerseys has she had this year? I'm sure your with one of the teams who are bragging about their Gotsoccer standings! Good job dad!

Anonymous said...

Pay at b elite play for splash. Average players on what is becoming an average team.

Anonymous said...

Green eyed monster is back!

Anonymous said...

Truth hurts and I have blue eyes.

Anonymous said...

Truth does hurt since your daughter plays for Copa now!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, use your phone (since you know each other) and text messaging for 1 vs. 1 dialog...

Anonymous said...

OK -- So we all know the FC Copa Coach posts on here....Who Cares....They had success over the weekend. There best player is the one that came from STA...So those parents must like him. Who cares....

IGFA --- A very good team just like many others in the state --- Well coached, players want to play and want to compete at a high level....who cares

Bottom line is that their is a lot of talent for this age group and we are lucky to have it!

Be concerned about your daughter and her team, stop wasting time caring about what others think...they are trolls just trying to get you going!!!!

Although I do find most of the post on this blog very amusing...high comedy...

In 15 years, ask your daughter what she remembers about her U13 year playing soccer...my guess would be either, the time you spent together going to games and tourney's or the friends she made...not that they we seeded low or high at a tourney or where they finished the tournament.....

Also, soccer is a business, plain and simple....PDA, Match Fit, FC COPA, STA, NJ FORCE, AMERICANS, NJ CRUSH, NJ Wildcats, SJEB are in it for one purpose and one purpose only....to make a living....to be successful they have to draw the talent and play at the top level....PDA and Match have the model and have been doing this for years! That is why they are where they are....It is business!!!! Don't take it personally when your daughter moves from PDA's "B" team to a "C" or "D" team, they will gladly take your money and keep stringing you along...but hey it is your money and I don't care how you spend it....

Anonymous said...

Funny how lining those pockets didn't help you.

Anonymous said...

@2:14
should I have fetched tea for coach mate? Curious why you Copa people have a thing with PDA B team? So far you have singled out numerous clubs and teams.

You obviously care bloody enough to keep posting!

Anonymous said...

Welcome MF. Didn't take long for you to take the bait....C,D & F reject!

Anonymous said...

OB Riptide is a High level girls team participating in JAGS premier and moving to EDP in the Fall. We are looking for 1 offensive and 1 defensive player for the upcoming 2014 Fall season. Tryouts will be held at Higgins Field on May 6th and May 13th. Registration begins at 6:00pm with tryouts to follow. This team will be U14 in the upcoming Fall season. Any questions please contact Head Coach Brian Morrissey.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes... we heard about Old Bridge and how you are 'high level'. Welcome to the madness! Your coaches certainly fit in here.

Anonymous said...

oh sure, i am taking note as i do not want to miss the old bridge tryouts lol

Anonymous said...

3:05pm - to fetch anything you need money... and a job... you have that yet? Paying that tuition on time?

Anonymous said...

Old Bridge is daddy ball at its best

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Really?
Are you that much of a loser that you have to be downright cruel to someone who takes the time out to try to help a group of girls learn soccer?
Your mother must be so proud. Hope your daughter learns to act like a human not an animal like you.
I don't know anyone from old bridge, but I do know it takes a lot of time and effort to do what he's doing. You just pay and criticize - no need for character.

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