Top 10 in this region anyone and why!?!u16
Doesn't matter anymore. All about college exposure. Coyotes have all starters committed to D1- WOW ! Maryland United-aka FreeState has 3 players going Ivy League and two to Naval Academy(yes,it is a big deal) Rankings by Daddys here?? Get your kid a FULL scholarship! and do not worry about rankings. Work on that Full ride and not the partials year to year.All players of very good teams can play at next level, just depends on where and how much $ they get. Rankings only matter at the younger ages, so grow up a little.
That's a load of crap. No way Coyotes have 11 players committed. I can believe the juniors are committed, but there's no way all the sophomores are verbally committed 1 month into their sophomore year. I've had communication with 9 top D1 schools and only 1 of them had more than 3 2015's verbally committed let alone 2016's.
Certainly sounds real for a top team like Coyotes and maybe others. D1s are going after players earlier and earlier. I think some of those players go to Good Counsel HS where players just commited and signed with Duke, Harvard, and Michigan. Advice is, if your coach is not promoting player early, choices will disappear and fill up at the top D1s.
Probably troll. Did anybody else see this? http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/usc-head-coach-ali-khosroshahin-too-young-to-recruit_vid3699
WAGS Showcase results: http://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=29486&Gender=Girls&Age=16PWSI, Massapequa, Coyotes and Bucks come in first in the four brackets in the top flight. Bucks only team to win all their matches, Massapequa and Coyotes both with no goals against.Tamp Bay with a surprisingly lackluster showing.Anyone here see any of the matches? Any thoughts about any of the sides at this (early) stage of the season?
WOW - NEWWS BRACKETShttp://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=30199&Group=Girls_163 best teams going are in the same bracket.2 or 3 of those other teams in the top flight b bracket shouldn't even be in the top flight.Brentwood should walk to the finals. Stallions vs pda - Can the stallioins break slump and score a goal? could they get shut out again?
Brentwood is not an elite team, they will lose to Scorpions. Scorpions vs PDA/Stallions winner in the final.
There are only two elite teams in the flight, both in Bracket A. while of course anything can happen in sing-game scenarios, the winner of the PDA-Stallions match should cruise to the championship over whoever comes out of Bracket B.@12:55- I agree Brentwood is not a truly elite team, but what has Scorpions done to make you so sure they will win that match and the bracket?
Dont sell short East Meadow. They are Elite ask PDA. 3 Great teams.Seems pretty weak this time around. Casl has alot of great teams but spread out all over brackets.
16 ECNL girls were on u 17 national team last night. All of the strikers are u 16 playing up, 2 should be u 15.....interesting
What, in particular, did you find interesting? Was it only interesting to you or should a wider audience also find it interesting? If the latter, why?How about this: One of Saturday's starters plays for an ECNL club but does not play ECNL because she considers it a waste of time. Instead, she plays for the club's boys' DA team...interesting.See what I mead? Why should anyone find that fact in itself particularly interesting?Is there a larger point you wish to make, or are you merely stating that you observed something?
Oops, typo. Previous post should read, "See what I mean?" at the start of paragraph 3.
3:35 Why don't you tell us about the game instead of baiting the blog? I'd be interested in hearing how our Women's U-17 National team did as I am sure many others would as well. Obviously they scored a lot of goals, but, as we all know, that doesn't mean they played a good game. I was bummed I missed it- does anyone know if Fox will air replays? Thx.
High School soccer in some areas are good.Eastern Lenope,Wiliamstown,and today Washington Township.Peoplple always bad mouth HS Soccer,but these teams play soccer.Egg Harbor Township loaded with athletes but no training and no leadership Coach worries about seniors crying for goals, .Ect..Gllee,sings anthem......spend more time learning how to coach you're team with tactic tics ,step down,let Strause take over,GLEEBOY !!!
You do realize that there is another forum for HS soccer discussions, don't you? Even over there, however, coherent English sentences tend to be helpful in getting your point across.
I'm curious what roster/team Eclipse will play with in National League. Last year it was their ECNL team dual rostering their top players or almost the entire team. I noticed in Midwest Regional League, the Eclipse team is near bottom -- so clearly not playing their top players in that. I think Herndon Freedom dissolved shortly after National League last year -- in which they didn't win a game, scored 5 allowed 23 -- probably because they had already started to lose key players prior.
Good question, as Eclipse is one of only two teams that hasn't entered their NL roster yet. I would expect they will continue to dual roster their top players and, frankly, I'm fine with that. Whoever plays them should want to beat the best team Eclipse can field.In both MRL and ECNL play, they seem to have had several key players missing on a regular basis, particularly their National team forward. For the ECNL matches at least, you can correlate their wins to the matches she played in pretty closely.
Re: Eclipse, I'm also hopeful they field their top ECNL players in Nat'l League -- personally I think the reason they do is because of the competitive quality of the league (and thus development benefits and exposure for players) and that they will need to in order to compete.
Region1What teams to watch that maybe could step up to the top?What teams are at top? Will they struggle?What matchups will this year bring that will be fun for the teams?
If you don't know who the top teams in Region 1 are by now, you really haven't been paying attention.And why would you expect those teams, who have demonstrated sustained excellence, suddenly to struggle?Your post sounds like an attempt to stir the pot without adding value.
I guess you missed the 1st question. answer that one then continue..........Value isn't just your own opinion. Its what whoever reading it makes of it.
"Its what whoever reading it makes of it."Umm...that would be what opinion is. Which pretty much makes the previous poster's comment valid according to your criteria.If you don't agree with the opinion, that's one thing. But responding with petty insults doesn't really advance the conversation, now does it?
People are so rude on this stupid blog. The person sparked a conversation and the response as usual is something nasty. Can't wait until this age group is basically done next year so you crazy parents can leave us kids to enjoy college.
Because most kids begin enjoying college during their junior year of high school.Sounds like a plan.
Another retarded parent who can't add junior year plus next year.This blog is worthless with out pics.
Most current U16s are 2016s, thus next year they would be HS juniors.Even the 2015s will not be in college next year, and hence will not yet be "enjoying college".To be clear: sophomore + next year = junior; junior + next year = senior. Doesn't sound "retarded" at all.Darn facts do have a habit of getting in the way, don't they?
Problem is I am a junior born Sept 18 1997 and next year will be my last year before I head off to college and play.So I am just as correct as your statement.
Whats up with the Casl brackets. Top flight looks weaker then the next 3 flights.Stallions get to play thy worse ecnl team in orlando city. I think they finished 2nd from last. They also get to play an average at best casl ecnl team.Neither of those should be in top flight. Stallions should ask to play in different flight or play FCV while they are down there.
Orlando City in particular does seem like a big outlier. There must be a method to their madness.
Who is going to play at PWSI and Jeff Cup this year?
For PWSI, at least you have an idea of the teams based on their website:National Semi Finalist-1Regional Finalist-2Regional Semi Finalist-1State Cup Champions-4State Cup Finalist-1State Cup Semi Finalist-2But I'd bet PWSI is very similar to last year with a few changes.
Coyotes passing on both. Be in Texas,NC and CALIFORNIA !
Fcbucks was coming to both just to play coyotes and hash out who the best team in this region is.That's what I heard:-)
Troll.Anyone who know the age group knows thatNational Semi Finalist-1Regional Finalist-2Regional Semi Finalist-1State Cup Champions-4points to Coyotes (National Semi Finalist, Regional Semi Finalist, State Cup Champion) attending. PWSI accounts for one of the Regional Finalists and one of the other State Cup Champions. That leaves one Regional Finalist and two State Cup Champions (hint: PWSI U15 won both last year).Pretty sure Carlsbad is not leaving sunny SoCal for a frigid Virginia February.
http://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=32572&Gender=Girls&Age=16Bethesda tourney.Is PAE serious? State cup champ gets hammered 6zip. Top 5 in country FC Philadelphia gets beat 4to1.What gives?
Sounds like the teams were not prepared to play? Bad coaching maybe?
Both teams played at wags. Who is fc maryland? Is that the coyotes? There are only 2 teams in pae and both are ecnl!
Agreed...FC Bucks and FC Continental
Fc Bucks and Penn Fusion I meant.Fc Continental was bottom 10 in ecnl
Fc maryland is what used to be called freestate.
Why is fc bucks in the 3rd bracket at Bethesda if they are one of your top teams in pa?All legacy n fc phila bounced back with convincing victories yesterday! These two teams are two of the better teams in regionn 1 and can beat anyone on any given day!.
When playing Friday afternoon games at tournamnets, anything can happen depending whom can travel. Some people actually work, and school always comes first.Local teams get the edge here. One of the disadvantages of Showcase style(one game per day.
That was not the FC Bucks ECNL team in the third bracket.
FC Delco not exactly a good start to the season at Bethesda and they had a handful of d-1 coaches watching on Sunday.
They were bottom 10 in ecnl. They lost key players and there best player was playing in high school state finals.
Pda are you going to Jeff Cup? What other events will you be at? We like to play your team and hope to see the teams cross paths.
I was jsut reading and noticed NJ Stallions didn't make the National League. What happened?CASL has two nice brackets filled with great teams. NJ Stallions are playing a very bad Orlando team when they could be playing real comp!.Under 16 Girls National League Blue Under 16 Girls National League Red
Not from Stallions, but probably because they weren't eligible per Nat'l League rules. Teams eligible for selection:(1) any team that played R1 Premier League(2) any team that played the National League during previous year(3) any team that reached semifinals R1 tournament.Assuming they wanted to play NL, clearly they got screwed for not playing R1 Premier league last year...as they no doubt would have been selected otherwise. Also, I wonder when those criteria were created....i.e. how new are they?
Also got screwed playing the best and only team in this region in bracket okay at regionals or they would of been a region semi finalist.Maybe this year they will get lucky just dont look to far past both these next up coming weekends.
The National League qualification rules are not new. Stallions chose not to play in R1PL last year, and so a third place finish in their pool at R1 tournament ended their only shot to qualify for NL 2013-2014 season.
this season will be though for her :)
Got Soccer Rankings are so ridiculous.How can a team after today have 20 L's 10 ties in 60 games after today and not only be considered the best team in the state but 5th ranked in the country?They weren't even the state champions or league champion.http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?eventid=34088&FieldID=0&applicationID=2053416&action=GoThere has to be a better calculation/formula then whats going on. Its almost funny.
News flash, all rankings are stupid! They were never important! I can't believe people still talk about TD or GS rankings. Everyone knows who the top 20 teams in the country are.
Really? Who are the top 20.My team hasn't played or seen every team so what are you basing it off of? td or gs?
GS rankings are not at all ridiculous. They paint a completely accurate picture of exactly what they claim to show: namely, which teams have accumulated the most GotSoccer points.That's it. That is all that they do, but they do it very well. There is no inherent judgement made about "best" teams by the accumulation of points. The only thing that the GS rankings can tell you about any two teams relative to each other is that Team A has (or has not) accumulated more points than Team B.There are too many events that GS does not rank, and too many teams who just chase points for the rankings to mean any more than that.Now it is true that the GS rankings can be used as a starting point for identifying the best teams, using the premise that the best teams play in more highly ranked events/flights and perform better in them. But it's only a starting point, because of the ability for teams to accumulate points simply by playing more frequently than others.If you have been around the age group very long, though, it's not that hard to identify the best 15-20 or so teams nationally or regionally. Yes, there will be some arguments, but the top group at each level have separated themselves from the pack through consistent success over the past several seasons.For example, discussion of the best in Region 1 starts with Bucks, PDA, Coyotes, and Stallions, with a half-dozen or so others worthy of consideration. Nationally, in addition to the R1 teams, Eclipse's double titles put them near the top of the list, along with one or more of the ECNL teams in Dallas, Carlsbad, Albion, SD Surf, Amabassadors, Tennessee SC, Legends, and maybe eight to ten others. That's at least a reasonable starting point if you haven't seen all of the teams (and very few people have).
Very well put. As an FC Philly parent, we all know we are not the 5th best team in the country, nor do we boast to be. We have a very talented group of girls that can play with most in the country, but we clearly are not at the level of the likes of the Coyotes and FC Virgina whom we recently lost 2-0 to both. We have a PAGS league game in 2 weeks vs FC Bucks ECNL which will be a great measuring stick of where we are to date.
Didn't your team just lose to fc bucks recently 5to2?Just because your on the same pitch doesn't mean you can play with these teams.
I just want to bring up something that nobody seemed to mention a few weeks ago. I find it funny, that every time a national team roster is announced somebody comes on here and says look at how many ECNL players are on the team. ECNL is so Great or something along those lines. Unfortunately, the U-17 team has failed to qualify for the world cup for two consecutive cycles. Clearly, ECNL has not elevated the level of the US national team, like everyone has claimed it would or has. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
Agreed. But it's not just the U17s or about ECNL. It's not obvious to me that the WNT has evolved their playing style all that much....despite the stated desire to do so over recent years. The US teams are too predictable -- in the old days it didn't matter, we were superior athletically. That's not enough anymore. It comes down to coaching, player selection, and assembling teams of players capable and willing to play the style you demand or that is increasingly demanded to be successful at international level. What player traits are valued most? How about soccer IQ or tactical knowledge, mental speed, decision making, technical skills, creativity? Those players are out there and are still sufficiently athletic to compete internationally. Also, successful teams need versatile players that complement one another -- the best 11 is not the same as the 11 best, however you define "best". Lastly, if national team scouts are somehow focusing more on ECNL, they are missing a lot of great players....especially given the still early stage of ECNL development and the huge size of the non-ECNL player pool relative to ECNL. Watch UVA women play -- that's more along the line the national teams need to play. Probably why the U20s won the World Cup.
Are you kidding me? If you watched the matches, the U17 WNT were heads above any other team. They really were out coached against Mexico and unlucky. Mexico scored early, and poured everyone in the box. The US youth national teams look far better than other teams and they continue to feed into the WNT.
I watched. Far better than other teams? What other teams? Are you referring to T&T, Guatemala, and Jamaica? Certainly not heads above Mexico -- as the fact is that they got beat by Mexico. Oh -- they clearly "dominated", just not on the scoreboard where it counts. And not far better than Canada.The standard should be Japan, Germany -- and they didn't fare so well against them either earlier in the year.
What other teams are you referring to? T&T, Guatemala, and Jamaica? Don't think that should be the standard.
On the score board it was 1 up against Mexico. Canada couldn't penetrate their defense n controlled the game. Not sure what you watched.
So your conclusion is: No need to improve or change anything. The US youth national teams continue to be far better than other teams and continues to feed into the WNT, which itself is far better than other teams. In the latest example, the U17s were just very unlucky for the 2nd time in a row in WC qualifying....in a very weak region.
Google the highlights against Mexico. Its on YouTube the game should of easily been 4 to 1.Anyone that played soccer knows that any given day the best team can lose. On that day the women lost on pks.Those 3 forwards are 3 of the best at their age and ill argue with you to name 3 better. All 3 strikers were at the ecnl nationals with 2 of them playing against each other in finals. Although you might have a grudge against ecnl you can't knock those girls. They just didn't finish that day. Please look at your own team and how many times you left the pitch with a tie or 1zip loss after dominating and saying we didn't finish.There is a ton of talented girls and the future of the sport will be fine in the women's side.
I guess the person who stated dont take East Meadow lightly was correct. They beat NJ Stallions 1-0. The 3 best teams are in the same bracket in the same flight. Up next PDA vs East Meadow. That should be a great game. NJ Stallions whats going on? Your last 5 meaningful games you have scored Zero goals? 4 out of 5 losses. Hopefully you can break the slump against the alleycats but you still have PDA to play.The Ecnl Northeast conference goes to show you is the toughest league to play in. Adding Matchfit who just tied one of the best non ecnl teams in this region and East Meadow beating arguably the best or second best non ecnl team in NJ Stallions.Best of luck everyone
East Meadow ties Pda!East Meadow is no joke.Nj stallions could win their bracket tomorrow and play in finals. Oh wait not the dynamite team the dynamo on the other side.
Stallions win ! Stallions Win !ECNL FALLS FLAT and Stallions win!pda third in bracket- a sad wkdnot first, not second, but third as in last in bracket or bottom half.East Meadow surely proves a contender, but needs to win a big tourney to be consider with the big girls.Again, ecnl has some very good teams and some just very average.
New ecnl club Matchfit. 1st tourney n played the so called best team in region to a 2to1 game.Shows you how deep the ecnl is.Look how stallions did the previous tournament against ecnl teams. Didn't win a game n didn't score a goal.
East Meadow didn't lose a game and beat Stallions. They were best team at Newss.EM was unlucky this morning hitting the post n crossbar against alleycats. Nj stallions did what they had to do but be honest pda could of and should of won.
There is almost nothing about your statement that is honest. If the non-goal against the alley cats was "unlucky" then the pile up in front of goal in the EM game against the Stallions where 3-4 players were sprawled on the ground and no foul called was equally unlucky. Certainly, EM didn't play well- mediocre at best. Stallions were marginally better even with fully 85% of the possession. In the first game of their season the Stallions didn't get it done, EM won, that's the story. So congratulations on the win East Meadow. The coaches that were watching left at the end of the first half. They knew what garbage they were watching even if you didn't. PDA vs Stallions was a decent game. Neither team was at full strength. PDA was down at least 3 of their starters and Stallions had a few injured on the bench as well. Probably the first time ever that Stallions was able to field as many subs during a game as PDA. Still it was a strong energetic game and one that was played with an intensity and skill than East Meadow would never have been able to deal with. The college coaches got their money's worth and there is no doubt that many of players on that field did themselves proud in those coaches eyes. The real truth is that on Sunday, East Meadow, faced with a clear shot at playing the final couldn't beat a much lesser team that both PDA and the Stallions beat 3-0.
I have to agree with last post. EM doesn't possess the ball, always going for the home run. This is why they do not score much. Their D is top notch, left defender is fast and quite good. Goalies also good. That being said, Stallions and PDA are in different class. PDA even missing 4 starters showed better than EM, Stallions looked good also this early in the season. PDA had the better of the chances against the Stallions but didn't convert. Clear breakaway at the end, cross bar in the first half. Stallions converted a hustle goal in the second half with a pretty awesome shot through the goalies' hands. Stallions had slightly better play in the second half, PDA had a bunch of chances at the end of the first half and dominated the second portion of the first half. My sense is that Stallions bench is as deep as PDA's, the starting 11 is pretty even...Anyone see Match Fit?
Although I agree with a lot of the last 2 posters however I feel your selling EM short. Their style of play is a lot different then most and because of that they have the hardest defense to scoring. The players are solid but they play defense first and foremost with waiting for the few opportunities to capitalize on a goal. I don’t think many teams can compete with their defense of tactics. Please don't knock the style as each team is built and trained to its strengths. They have beat Stallions tied FCV/FC bucks/Montgomery/PDA so the results speak for it self. Maybe its time for this big bad teams in region 1 who are suppose to be the best to adjust and find away to beat EM. Nice job stallions bouncing back on Sunday.1. Coyotes.2. Stallions3. PDA then the next tier of teams 4-8
Can someone tell me if the Juventus team is NJx or Match fit and if its MF when did this happen.? They still have the same coach?
East Meadow has only played Coyotes once and the Coyotes won1-0.
pda Arsenal is not in top 10 of NJ anymore. Ranked 181 nationaly !180 teams ranked higher then pda Arsenal. Pda Arsenal starting to look a loke like a B team in PDA.just saying, keep Arsenal and other pda out of top 10 disscussion until they win something.This weekend in CASL will show much. All those 300 plus college coaches will at National League games in CASL.NJ Stallions Dynamite #1 in Nation
Please stop trolling and trying to stir up trouble. There is not one Stallions player or parent who has anything but the highest regard for their PDA opponents. Certainly not enough to post with such an obvious negative agenda. The girls on both sides are happy when they win, sad when they lose, but every time these two teams play together the kids learn more about the game and grow in their respect for each other. STOP IT!
Fc Bucks Ecnl 2 Fc Philadelphia Black 2 . . . :) First Time Meeting
Thanks FC Phila parent :)I just thought I chime in and give you some outside perspective.In all honesty the game was pretty boring. You didn't have a quality chance until the last 3 mins on goal.You had a PK with 10mins to make it 2-1.Then with 2mins to go was very lucky to tie it with getting a free direct kick in which the bucks goalie came out to get a ball and didnt realzie she was a step over the 18(the field outlines were faint.) Your only other quality chance was another direct kick in 1st half plus 2 other long shots that went over the net.Your team has talent but if they played you on turf I believe it would be alot different. Bucks girls took the foot of the brake more then once in that game.I also know they were missing 3 starters and leading goal scorer. Good luck the rest of the year and hopfully the teams can meet up in the future - with better field conditions and nicer weather.--Signed Fc Bucks Non Ecnl parent.
Any predictions for this up coming Casl Weekend?
Way to go FC Philadelphia! Is it true that the FC Bucks kids are still out doing wind sprints?
Matchfit ECNL cant be that strong. They beat the NJ Stallion Dynamo team 1-0 with 1 minute left in game on a PK and Dynamo is not one of your top teams.
Way to go Fc Phila you got a Tie!I never seen a team so happy - lolIf the bucks girls were really doing wind sprints then you can tell the differences between your team and their team. Your celebrating the tie while they are pissed at it.Next time win and we will give you your just kudos.Onto tomorrow - some great games so enjoy the games and have a safe trip.
Well said ---
Coyotes back to form. Finally got rid of some dead weight and added a couple really dynamic players that should and will be starting, and give them the added new focus they needed. The new forward is just awesome. A real super star they have been lacking and according to sources, she is playing up a year.
Fc Phil back to form losing again to Canada team. Hey you still have that tie!
Coyotes lost today and were shut out. Where was the new striker?
The new forward is very good but rarely will finish or complete a season with multi injuries/concussion and just not feeling good that day. Sometimes the pressure of being great gets a player overly stressed.
two more things learned today .....1. FC Phila lost again and are an average team in Region 1 on their best days. 2. Orlando city should have never been in the top flight. As a poster posted earlier last month. Losing 10 - 0 to Stallions today. Why would CASL put a team in that place to be embarrassed?
Stallions back to normal and crusing
I have 2 daughters at this event and I have to say that I was very disappointed with these crsp fields. I thought this tournmant would have been a lot better. I hope we aren't there next year.
ecnl gets HAMMERED at CASL. Only very good ecnl team was Maryland United(FreeState). BTW-best non-ecnl teams did not even need to beat them b/c they play in the undisputed top League (National League) Sad wkd for ecnl at u-16 and u-17
What happened to PWSI? They had awful results...I walked by their first two games and they had one of their strongest player #10 sitting down. Is she hurt does any one know? With their old coach leaving thing don't look so good for them. Pretty sad it was a good team.
Which League are you comparing the ecnl to?Doesn't make much sense to compare a league to the other organization now does it? East Meadow did very well. Looking at the national Youth Soccer bracket some poor showings as well from this region. So the best teams from region1 national league didn't farewell. The best teams from Region 1 Ecnl did well -aka Freestate and eastmeadow. PDA/Bucks/Stars weren't at this tournament so I am not sure who or what your comparing? I mean a 32 ranked ecnl team Casl played the number 1 got soccer team Stallions to a 2-1 game. PWSI? PDA South? Montgomery? what happened to those teams from national league? poor representation from region 1.
FC Phila what happened at CASL? 0-3 - Was that Canada team really good? They waxed everyone else.
Who is the NJ Rush team? What was their previous name, they had good results this weekend and beat Oakwood who is a very good team.
It looks like the Coyotes played well and are in good position.
Syracuse had a good weekend and are in the mix as well.
The team from Canada was a solid team and played well. Stallions and NJ Rush represented NJ well this weekend @ U16. The NJ Rush team is the old NJSA team that played out of Highlands in South Jersey.
casl team completely changed their roster, brought a player that plays u18 in their club and is in national team a year up, to play age appropriate after seeing the 10-0 score earlier in the day. Unfortunately it still wasn't enough.
The Casl team did no revamp their roster and the striker your referring to started U15 with them. She is very talented but not new to the team. They already have 4 L's in less then 10 games in ECNL. As for Canada team they move the ball as well as any team I have seen at this age. Their issue is depth. If they score first watch out - they have beaten some high level teams in the US from other regions.
In National League play this weekend, PDA had a bit of a rough introduction to National League, dropping a pair of 3-0 decisions to Eclipse and Coyotes. But they played even with AC Milan Detroit Waza, and were in the match with some good chances against Tophat before coming unglued late in the second half. They don't seem to quite have the required depth to stay with the top teams for an entire match, but they didn't appear to embarrass themselves, despite being outscored 10-0.The Coyotes pretty much performed as expected, despite a sluggish performance against Legends. They looked more impressive offensively and still only gave up one goal. They are in position to determine their own fate as they go to Florida, where their matches with Eclipse and Tophat will likely decide the division.Syracuse was a pleasant surprise for Region 1, with a much better showing that they had at Nationals in July. They haven't played some of the big guns yet, but the scored nice wins on the first two days, including downing a Tampa bay team that later knocked off both Carlsbad and Albion. After losing a two goal lead in their fourth game (a rematch of the Region 1 final), they cam back with a game-winner near the end of the match to knock off PWSI. They can finish in the top two with a strong showing in Las Vegas in March.Speaking of PWSI, if Syracuse was the pleasant surprise among the Region 1 teams, PWSI turned in the most disappointing showing. They looked completely discombobulated all weekend, giving up the most goals in the age group, including six to an Ambassadors team that only scored five other goals in three games. They have a short turnaround to get things back together, as they are headed to Florida in just three weeks.
Nice wrap. Fairly accurate from someone that has seen all these teams the last two years.Questions still remain.PDA a short stay in National League? Probably gone.PWSI -Peaked to soon and losing players? just one player.Eclipse- Whom traveled to NC? Two stars missing, only had 17 players that actually dressed.Legends-showed some promise.Coyotes-always get the best draw early in season and at tournaments. Hmmm...
Listen, captain know all...we watched the casl team in the saturday morning game as they was playing beforehand and the roster was almost completely different to the evening game...end of story. Whether the forward has played regularly with that team before or not, I can tell you she most definitely did not play in the prior two games that weekend. Parents alluded to the fact that she has been playing up all season and they brought her back down age appropriate for that particular game.
Well I caught the game she played - Ms SYFM. I also know from last year when our team played them twice that she played against our team. You made it sound like it was a whole new team and that the kid was never there before this season. Go look her up on the ECNL website and you can learn a thing or two. Your little dynamite team squeaked a win out against a 32 ranked ECNL team and for that matter barely beat a new formed MatchFit team in the finals 2-1. So lets be honest your team stuggles against alot of ECNL teams. Just look how you fared all last year and this year against any and all ecnl team you played. I would bet in any game that wasnt a friendly that you were no better the .500 against all ecnl team - so go fly a kite!!!!!
Dynamite Record against ECNL teams last year and this year.EAST MEADOW SC ECNL EXPLOSION U15G (NYE)1-1SAN JUAN SC SPIRITS 98 ECNL (CAN)1-0ECLIPSE SELECT BLACK 97-98 (IL)0-2D'FEETERS 98 ECNL (TXN)1-0FC DALLAS YOUTH FC DALLAS 98 PREMIER (FORMERLY FC DALLAS 98 GIRLS) (TXN) 1-0DALLAS TEXANS ECNL 98 GIRLS (TXN)1-0D'FEETERS 98 ECNL (TXN)0-2WEST COAST FUTBOL WEST COAST FC - ECNL (CAS)0-0SLAMMERS FC G97 ECNL (CAS)0-1EAST MEADOW ECNL GU16 EXPLOSION (NYE)0-1PDA ARSENAL (NJ)1-0MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL 97/98 (NJ)2-1OYS 10-0 (btw that is a disgrace and your coach should be embarrassed). I dont care if your girls ran backwards with one leg while blind folded.CASL2-18-4-2If you throw in the pda scrimmages you barely be 500
"Coyotes-always get the best draw early in season and at tournaments. Hmmm…" What are you alluding to? I could have sworn that they drew both Beading and Stallions in group play at regionals. That was the toughest group by far. They also drew Eclipse and the returning finalists (Tenn) at Nationals. They played in the top flight at the WAGS tournament. Nothing easy about their schedule; they play the same schedule that every other team in their National league group plays. You just sound like a jealous hater with nothing to back up your claim. You could actually say that not playing Eclipse this past weekend makes it harder because they will definitely have all their top players in Florida just like they did in Kansas.
For what it's worth, Coyotes got the exact same NL draw as did Eclipse.Last summer, there was much discussion about the Coyotes drawing Stallions and Beadling in pool play at Regionals, in what was widely regarded as by far the most difficult pool.Posters on this forum commented on the perceived difficulty of the Coyotes' pool at Nationals, with some predicting multiple losses.At WAGS in October, the Coyotes drew FC Virginia, Tampa Bay (who, as noted above, beat Albion and Carlsbad), and FC Philadelphia.Pretty sure the last time they had a truly soft draw was probably 2012 Regionals, but that only got them to the semis.I guess just about any schedule can look like a good draw when the team doesn't lose very often.
Re: the list of ECNL teams played by Stallions, almost all are ECNL Champions League teams (i.e. top 32) with 3 that were in ECNL Champions League National finals...and D'Feeters went to NA League National Finals. So as one would expect with all top non-ECNL teams, Stallions usually only playing best of ECNL (except for Orlando City of course) -- because lower level ECNL teams are not playing top bracket in tournaments.On the 10-0 blowout, please explain why that is a disgrace. It's not a disgrace for Stallions....only for tournament organizers. The US Nat'l teams routinely blow out teams like Guatemala, Jamaica, T&T, etc. by similar scores. How is this different?
FC Dallas and Dallas texans - did they not finish 3rd and 4th overall? Stallions beat both in the same day in their turf. Eclipse did they not become double national champions?? So we lost a game against them, on another day we could have won - I seem to remember having a very dubious goal disallowed. Stallions also beat this team 3-0 the prior time they played so they are 1-1. They meet again in Disney. As for Surf Cup, I challenge any region 1 team to go to CA, with the time difference, play on their fields for shortened games and come out winning. As it happens, on neutral ground both finalists at Surf the Dynamite won and tied previously (san juan at Disney). As for match fit......are you joking me???? After another perfectly fine goal disallowed in the opening minutes on top of the 2 goal lead and several other easy chances, that game to any on-looker was easily a 4-0 game. Match fit scored on a direct FK and that represented the teams only foray in to the Stallions half. Match fit was largely outplayed by the stallions B team. Go take a run! You are not even in a conversation.Fact is, Dynamite played 2 events at u16 and won them both, rolling by 5 ecnl teams in the process. Keep bashing all you want, Dynamite will never go away in this age group! They play a unique and eye catching style of play. Ask the 70 coaches in attendance for game 1 this weekend! I think they know more than you! Good luck with the kick and run match fit...see how much college interest it gets you!
btw I did check the ecnl website and that girl doesnt play for the casl U16's at all. She is on thier u17's with the best goals to game ratio in their team (5 in 8). She played #44 in the tournament, no player on their roster is 44. So I have no idea what you think you are talking about. As for the scores of games being close, so stallions are not that great BS....what a joke, was you at the games?? Now they have to blow out every team?? A team may bunker in to keep the score close, does that mean because they defended for an entire game that they are just as good? What do you think would happen to your team if you came out with the same attacking approach as the stallions against them?? Not many teams can do it. To many coaches just set up to defend and keep it 0 goals against. Not enough teams/coaches know how to really attack with style. Most teams look to stop top teams rather than have the bravery to go and attack them.
As an opponent, I can say that anyone who wants to belittle the Dynamite team just doesn't know what they are talking about. They are easily among the best 3-4 teams in Region 1 and the best 10-12 nationally.When you set out to play the best, you can't always win. But the Dynamite pretty much take on all comers any time, any place, and have for some time. Recognize them for what they are: an exceptional soccer team that represents the strength of Region 1 well.
Rolling through 5 ecnl teams? You played 4 of those games by a goal. Every ecnl team you play is by a goal but the poor team who is the worse team in the ecnl that you embarrassed 10-0. If you feel its ok to do that then you are sick and I hope your team pays for it. What goes around comes around. Ps you aren't other countries on a national stage have some humility you pos!
Like I said, watch the games and they might read a goal different, but it very rarely is a true reflection of the balance of the game. PDA game aside, the Dynamite was much more dominant than the score suggested...including the east meadow team that just defended for the whole game after their one opportunity was taken.And news flash...when you are showcasing, in front of college coaches, do you think it is a good idea to avoid scoring and turn away from the goal? Look at the ecnl results often blowouts for more dominant teams. Too many poor teams in all the leagues.
Your respect for teams and girls is poor. Your time will come and your coach will be eating crow. I am done with you. Go play the best ecnl teams and see what happens.
Coyotes >StallionsThey will always be second fiddle in this region!
It is always a good idea to respect the game and your opponent. No college coach will be less interested in a player who tries to avoid embarrassing her opponent in a clearly one-sided game. Obviously, I didn't see the match, but nothing so far suggests that any of the late goals were flukes; at some point (around 7 or 8, I would think), someone needed to say that enough was enough. I don't think many posters here doubt the talent level of the Stallions, and it's presumptive to say they will always be second fiddle in the region. But you can also see why they are such targets on this board. The Dynamite are no doubt both skilled and successful, but it's instances like this--and really, it's the defense as much as the action itself--that continue to make them the most disliked team in the region.
Well said! Great post.I lost some respect for that team but still respect the talent. The coach needs to be held accountable for his poor actions and allowing that to happen.
It was ugly. After 5-0 the girls started doing make-up extravagant goal celebrations like the pros. Arms like planes and soaring all around the field. Back flips and large group high fives and chest bumps. The college coaches were just as bad as they watched, they seem to feed on it. Sad thing is that it could have been 15 or 18-0 against that ecnl team instead of just a 10-0 humiliation. I think the water girl scored twice. She was offered a full ride by one college coach after the game.
Dynamite is a very good team. They would be in the top 15 of ECNL.let's see how they fare against eclipse at Disney. Against PDA both teams looked rusty, PDA had better chances, I think dynamite had 1 shot on goal in the second half, they did control the first 15 minutes of the first half. PDA has much better depth, 4 starters were injured, at least 2 dynamite players were injured.
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PDA had 2 opportunities in the game. They had the better of the last 20 minutes of the first half for sure and that is where their chances came (2). Prior to that, dynamite started stronger. Second half, forget it...it was all dynamite. They scored one and dubiously had another one ruled out. They controlled the play. put countless crosses in to the box, pda defended fairly well inside there own box when crosses came in but they offered very little threat of their own. PDA got a chance in the last minute that was very clearly offside but the 15 year old side ref didnt call but pda missed anyway. Other than that pda registered no shots on goal. Incidentally, all pda's big hitters played (including national team forward), even though they had some injuries (in a roster of 23 what do you expect?). Dynamite had 3 players out, all starters. No advantage there at all.It was a good game, with a fair result. Take your chances or lose. Dynamite lost to east meadow, because they couldn't convert when well on top and I say because of that alone, Dynamite deserved to lose that game as well. It is what the game is ultimately about. The next game it could well be a reverse, Dynamite beat EM and lose to pda, it wont make the teams any less of a force! Relax! Good luck the rest of the way. As for Dynamite being the most hated team....I really don't think so, not in the experience and respect shown from both sides whenever we play top teams all over. As for the 10-0, Dynamite has ALWAYS stopped scoring...last year there was multiple 8-0 games even when playing up that they stopped. In the OCYS game they actually stopped, but the coach of OCYS insisted they didn't stop. IMO it is worse and more embarrassing to just keep the ball for 10 minutes than to play the game right. Put an end to your nonsense people
So your last 2 sentence say you did stop but you didn't because its embarrassing. Your a p o s! I hope the coyotes continue to beat you since you can't seem to score against the real national team.
Dec 12, 1:22 It's not so clear what roster the ECNL team will play with at Disney. Many are dual rostered on the Eclipse Black team playing in National League in opposite bracket. Maybe they'll move players around between teams at the tournament, depending on the game. I assume that's possible. As has been stated earlier, the Eclipse Black team at USYS Nationals was almost entirely the ECNL team and same can be said of Eclipse Black team in National League last year.
Eclipse does it right. Has two teams and mixes and matches. Plays in both the top League(National League) and is the top ecnl team. Basically, has a pool of 20 very good players with a total roster of 36. Practices/training are top notch with that many players and enables them to play in many Tournaments/Leagues etc...
Actually they do it right from the start. Meaning they have a philosophy in the club and train that way from u6 on. That's what makes this club top notch.
Be a little disappionting to be that 21st player on the two team roster and maybe get a chance to travel but probably never play much. Just do not understand at this age why players stick around to be practice dumbies and finacial aid to the starters. "Hey college coach, that is my daughter over there under the blanket on the bench.She might play if the team gets up 4-0." I can justitify the 12th,13th and 14th player, and even the back-up goalie on a great team. But being the 17 ,18th player is... Go start, play and have fun playing on a very good team and get exposure by playing well instead of a roster player.
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