They lost 1 0. Made semi final like every other PDA team.This is nice showing for NJ teams.
Agree 8:03. PDA has a plan for their top players and it's not racking up points at small potato tournaments. All3 entered PDA teams made semis and 1 is going onto finals. The consistency across the age brackets is impressive. Cincinnati is top dog in the U12-U14 brackets as all teams made finals. Not a PDA parent. But happy to see a NJ club hold their own against non-traditional competition.
PDA shut out again, didn't place
Made the semi finals against the best in country, not bad.What team are you with and where didn't you play this weekend tough guy? Try and be honest.
9:02 - Since you seem to know soccer, which OP team in this age bracket is the top team: Black, Green, or Red?I'll give you enough time to run over to GotSoccer so you can "guess" your answer.
Definitely red, have seen them play on several occasions. That was 8v8 though, I believe they have gone 11v11. I also know pipeline and holmdel played the two teams that beat galaxy, and while these scores were closer it shows I believe that the current crop at this age in the nj and midatlantic region is not at the top.
Who cares whose at the top at this age.
8:42 Agree who cares, they are u12. This was a pre-season tourney also so measurement get's thrown out the door. Teams develop and end up being very different come mid fall.
anyone know why copa changed from 11v11 to 8v8 and 2 teams? looks back a$$ward.
Nobody threw it out when pipeline and holmdel got best up at Jeff cup. Bottom line is at this particular age group nj is a little thin
9:12... Couldn't agree more. These same parents cheering on PDA success were the same throwing darts at NJX for the Rider cup. Why do we play the game? To win and see who is the best. It is our culture. Don't pretend to be above it.
Pipeline and Holmdel were not at the Eclipse tournament.If they were they would have been mentioned. Sounds like NJX parents taking here since they are comparing Jeff Cup to Eclipse tournament.
We will see in a couple weeks becuase NJX and Pipeline are bracketed in the Spirit Tourney vs. Cincy Premier(U12 Eclipse Champions). If Cincy rolls through them it just shows how strong competition is outside of the region. Top 3 U12 teams in Spirit United: Cincy Premier (OS) SJEB (NJ) OP Fire Red (ON)
11:33Let's also consider the possibility that Cincinnati is simply head and shoulders above the U12 field nationally - not just here in the Mid-Atlantic area.Based on their results it seems very few teams can play with them.
OP Black and Green are OS teams. Red should have gone of they are the best of the OP tree.
11:57 Agree thus the reason GS points do not mean anything until U14. There will be point chasers playing tourney's every month and true premier teams that choose to play 5-6 top level tournaments throughout the year.
The oh team is awesome, but at end of day it's all about one player up top. She is heads and shoulders above the rest of the girls, literally. She looks like a u16 player.
Yeah I heard that about the OH Red player, but they are playing 11v11. Bigger field less opportunites for 1 player to dominate.
There were some real beat downs against nj teams at jeff cup and waza won the tourney. The Cincy and strong Cali teams were there.At eclipse waza was beat by top hat 1 0 in semi and then top hat got real beat down by the Cincy team in finals. It's nice to see this kind of competition, and even better watching in person rather than checking web results. 3 goals given up in 4 games isn't a beat down and look what happened to waza who won Jeff cup.
There are few 8v8 teams that are strong as well.
It's impressive then that PDA Galaxy chose to go out to Chicago to play. Maybe some of the Jeff Cup teams should consider doing the same instead of going to Jeff Cup. Go out and play the competition instead of letting it come to you.
It's not just PDA Galaxy who choose to go out. The whole PDA girls side takes their teams to Eclipse year after year. Personally traveling that far for competition at young ages seems absurd. It's not like Galaxy are heads and shoulders above everyone else here in NJ, because they aren't. I wouldn't even put them 1st. They have lost to NJ teams in the past year. If they were beating everyone by 5-6 goals then go and travel. But they aren't. So doesn't seem to be worth the $$ at this age.
2:07 Agree about traveling that far for games(Chicago). It's ridiculous PDA would take U12/U13 teams that far and leaving other PDA teams in the same age group behind. Just shows that they are already segmenting out the other PDA teams in the state and showing who their “A” team will be.Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis.
i am going to disagree. I see PDA is doing this to get their girls used to playing teams from across the U.S. They are not going to continue playing NJ/local area teams. Their eyes are on development and eventually getting these girls into the college ranks should the girls want it. Sure the vision costs money and it may not pan out but who knows unless you try. If anyone at PDA doesn't share this vision their kid can always move to a different club. As far as I know, PDA younger female teams don't travel outside of NJ for tournaments. But wow. When they decide to travel, they go big. Props to them.FC Stars is a big tournament. See a lot of ECNL clubs in that age bracket. 3 from PDA and 2 from MF. Also some non-ECNL NJ teams going. Following your thinking, why are SJEB, TSF, STA, Rage, and Crush going?
So PDA eyes are on development for the 1 U12 team(Galazy)to go to Chicago but not give the other 3 PDA U12 teams(Crew, Nova, New Shore)the opportunity.How can you agree to that.
2:17 - "Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis."Another NJ parent focused on W/L. You're making the Garden State proud.
I think each PDA team decides their own tournament schedule.
Kids/Parents will travel wherever for the experience not just for development. Baseball has been doing this for years "Little League World Series" draws teams from out of the country. Ultimately it's for the girls experience. 99% of girls/parents at this age wouldn't pass up opportunites to play in other areas of the U.S. If there teams were capable of doing it.
Nova is a good team and would be able to compete in high level tournaments, but no way is Crew ready and Shore is a new team and certainly not ready for that.
7:50 sorry to burst your bubble but Nova much like any of the NJ teams would of struggled at top bracket at Eclipse, Jeff Cup, FC Stars Cup. If you look at the FC Stars Cup bracket it already gives you a sense. PDA Galaxy A team, PDA Nova B team, PDA Crew C team. The direction looks as if they will eventually pull from all PDA teams + Shore to form a ECNL team in 2 years. This will help identify their ECNL in 2 years.
Anyone who knocks any club for traveling & givingPlayers new experiences & new competition.Does not know what they are talking about.PDA older teams compete for national championships year after year.I think we will continue follow in the same foot steps,
Where will the new shore team play in?
PDA Shore in EDP. Central 2nd Division.
Any predictions for Spirit this weekend?
PDA oldest teams compete for ecnl championships because a) until last year they were the only game in town; and b) the ecnl is a closed system like a private golf club- members only allowed. I assure you their are teams right here in Region 1 who beat PDA on a regular basis but who are not in the ECNL. In the upcoming years, with more competition and PDA no longer having a monopoly, we will see more parity in girls soccer. Also don't believe the PDA hype about how great their second, third, fourth and fifth teams are. They play in a league only comprised of other ecnl second, third, fourth teams etc. NONE of these teams are competitive against good NPL teams and are not placed in any top brackets of any major tournament, excluding pda's own tournament. Lol.
@11:44 amThe only that you said that made sense was having parityWhich is a good thing.You act like you know your soccer but I don't think you do.1. You talk about PDA wins & losses. If you are a real student of the game. You will know wins & losses don'tMatter at this age. It's about your kid being technicallySound. Can he or she kill a pass first time and be ready for their second movement. Does your child know when to give the pass to an overlapping teammate, then run into open space for the return pass. Does your kid know how to draw defenders away to create open spaceses for her teammates toAttack. Etc.......2. Monopoly?. I took my kid to PDA. They did not come after me.3. PDA losing? That's soccer! All good teams lose.Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroner from whatGermanny did to them. NO......They are back to work trying to get back on top.To sum this up.If I thought my son & daughter were not developing & progressing as players I would yank them out.I like PDA's "We will take on all-comers" regardless of wins & losses attitude.I think we're good.
9:15 "I think we're good" that's a laught. Keep donating to the PDA's revenue's. No dought PDA has been the top Academy program but with more and more MLS teams building true academy style programs under their wings and stiff competition with other pay to play style clubs the market will start getting narrow.
#1- Dought is spelled doubt#2 MLS academies are for boys#3 I am sure that PDA welcomes the competition#4 Sorry your daughter didn't make the team, I am sure she was upset.
Spirit BreakdownAztec Rapinoe (#10 MA)Lower Merion (#25 PAE)Cherry Hill (#12 NJ)OP Fire (#1 ON)IGF (#16 NJ)PHWM (#3 MD)FC Virginia (#2 VA)West Chester (#7 PAE)SJEB (#1 NJ)Cincinnati Gold (#1 OS)Pipeline (#1 MD)NJX (#6 NJ)The structure of the first bracket with barely one top 10 team seems odd.Semi-FinalsCherry Hill vs OP FireSJEB vs PipelineFinalsOP Fire over Pipeline
My Spirit Prediction:Semi-FinalsCherry Hill vs OP FireSJEB vs CincinnatiFinals:Cincinnati over OP FireRemember Cinncinnati been hiding playing up a year and recently won the Eclipse Tourney.
Cinncinnati will take it all
"Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroners from whatGermanny did to them."I know Brazil lost in the finals to GERMANY, but I didnt know coroners were involved? Who died? If you meant to say Coronas, that is a Mexican beer.
I think thay ment tu sey corners. Must be the same speller hoo rote dought
Didn't expect SJEB to not make the semis of Spirit. Anyone see their games?
Is the format flawed? In 11v11 championship all four teams playing their first game beat teams playing their second game and 7 of 8 teams with more rest won.
I watched a lot of the Sjeb and NJX games. Sjeb just didn't look their sharpest and looked tired second game. Lot of rain out there today as well. NJX playing fresh against pipeline contrilled okay most of the game and won but missed chances. In their Cincy game the first 15 minutes were even but the huge Cincy girls wore them down. It was a decent game but Cincy is far and away the best team in the tourney. By at least 3+ goals over anyone. They have two strikers that are impossible to stop a whole game, as nj teams including NJX and PDA have seen recently. They also draw from a huge radius multi-state area in their region. Lastly the tourney did a bad job building these brackets, c and d and particularly d are way out of kilt with the quality in bracket a and even b to an extent. It's laughable.
Rage FC won top 8v8 bracket.
Rage, start playing 11v11 and stop beating these little girls playing 8v8. Pick up a couple new girls to fill a full sided field .
When a team like SJEB doesn't show up to play and don't win, instead of winning points they need to lose points on got soccer.
Surprised nobody is bashing the Cherry Hill team. As an opposing parent it did look like SJEB was trying new things on the field.
Why would anyone be bashing the Cherry Hill team?
Did you see the baching Cherry Hill got on here a few months back. You may want to go back and read the ignorant comments people wrote.
Watched the Cinci/OP Fire final game. A dad on the OP Fire team said their coach is a fanatic and they practice up to 4/5 times a week and all through the year. In 8v8, he said they had very close games with the Cinci team.Cinci team blew them out. They feature at least 15 athletic, speedy players that are interchangeable and they had #10 up top with size and killer acceleration, accounting for nearly every goal.With the way NJ/NY/PA teams are all split up with talent, hard to believe anyone will touch this team for a few years.
1:52pm. That should change once these girls hit the ECNL years. The best will congregate together on 1-2 teams in NJ and will compete. 1:07 - Cherry Hill Bashing was well deserved. A large majority of their players, coaches and families are animals. Looking to injure rather than play. It is ridiculous. I hope they change their ways.
Agree the Cincy team was very scary good. As parents we will see teams change year over year.If you look at OP Fire's older teams they are very poorly ranks and the Cincy team is what I call a once in life time little league world series team. Some girls may just get tired of practicing 4/5 days a week by age 13 when boys, school, and other sports come into play. Remember this is u12 we'll see more real results at u14.
Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.
2:29pm I think I heard during the final game that OP-Fire did not have the best player(striker) with them in the final vs. Cincy.She was red carded in the prior game vs. Cherry Hill over all very exciting weekend of u12 (11v11) soccer. Many top teams were able to see each other until next time.
"Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win"Thanks for illustrating your soccer ignorance for the blog to see. I guess your club is one of the point chasers. NJX lost to Cincinnati, and beat Pipeline and SJEB. How do you consider that a poor showing? I suspect your daughter plays on a second rate team who has never faced CUP. Any team who has actually played them would know better. They beat Galaxy in the finals of Eclipse recently. They have only lost 2 games ever, to Arsenal from San Diego and WAZA from Michigan. I guess you base your satisfaction on earning points. In your pea-brain, winning a weaker tournament to earn points is better than losing to a great team, and beating 2 very talented teams? What a sad existence. Good luck at the Lacey Labor Day Tournament!
Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.
"Talk about chasing points" -yes, you brought up "nothing to show for it" indicating no points. So clearly you are the one focused on points."you have been blown out by the same team" - perhaps, but does that mean you they run away and not play anymore? Considering NJX won this weekend, that wouldnt seem to have been an intelligent approach. But then again, you arent very intelligent so this surprises no one.Keep hiding and posting your ignorant comments. You're the typical troll afraid to reveal yourself who sits meekly on the sideline gnashing your teeth. It's young girls soccer, stop such being such a hater.
Yes, they won a consolation game, leave them alone.
Anyone know when JAGS will release the fall schedule. Thanks.
JAGS? Is that league still around. lol
Looks like PDA pulled some strings with stars and got switched to bracket playing out of state teams, makes sense. To bad the other nj teams have to travel and play each other again, probably won't make to finals either and will play three games. Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa.
FC Stars Prediction: OP-Fire Red will take 11v11. Rage should take 8v8.
"Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa"Yes, there seems to be so much camaraderie on this blog. I'm sure the bloggers will be checking feverishly in hopes NJ teams do well. I wonder what your daughter would think if she knew what pathetic posts her Dad resorts to.
Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.
Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.
Any Predictions for FC Stars Cup? PDA Galaxy over NJX
"Anonymous said...Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.August 25, 2014 at 3:03 PMAnonymous said...Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.August 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM?Anonymous said...Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.August 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM Anonymous said...Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.August 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM"Does anyone see a pattern of obsession here? You are obsessed with NJX. No one is talking about them but you. This is young girls soccer. Please try and live an adult life. You're glory days are over (if you ever had any), stop living vicariously through you're child, or obsessing that she isn't good enough in your eyes to allow you to fulfill your stunted growth. It's very sad.
What is the next move after town travel team? My daughter enjoys the sport and loves playing. When you move on are you fighting for playing time against 19 other girls on the team? Pros and cons?
At this age it should be about training. There may be inequity with the time. IDK if coaches at this age have players compete for starting spots. But it is soccer so you never know.
PLEASE FIX THE U13G BOARD!!!
NYSC all the way at FC Stars!
@6:41 Freehold is a club team and they are highly competitive! I would say it all depends on what your daughter is looking for. Training is the #1 thing you need to make sure she is getting. I always saw with my own daughter most town teams were all over the place with players abilities. Town teams don't make cuts and stronger players move on. We moved our daughter to PDA and were happy as is she.
Yes, please fix the U13 board so we can hear the details of the Wildcats 3 goal weekend at Spirit
Predictions for 8v8 and 11v11 Top Flight Finalists at Stars of Mass?
U13. Get off our blog. U13 NJ is such a weak age group. Instead of blogging, work with your daughters so they get better and not embarrass NJ.
@8:28 I have a njx obsessed creep I would like to introduce you too! You would make a perfect pair!!! Troll the boards and sideline together.
Tragedy in south jersey today when four girls headed to charity tournament were hit by another car who drifted over the centerline. One girl very critical and not a very good prognosis. Keep your perspective people. This is a time we should all enjoy our children playing a game they love.
They are U15 girlshttp://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Route-40-Crash-Teens-Hurt-273315991.html#ixzz3Bwe8cSuz
And your a ******* MORON
Please get back to soccer. NJX put up another crappy performance this weekend. Who wants to talk about that?PDA did not meet expectations either.
Losing a game...real crappy.... Maybe if there MF coach showed up they would have won.......lol
Must be frustrating for some teams to travel so far to play good competition and they don't get all quality games...Maybe now I get why there is an ECNL league...Didn't make sense to me before but I'm starting now to understand why. I don't have my daughter in an ECNL club but thinking maybe it's time I better start looking.http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?EventID=36311&GroupID=328829&Gender=Girls&Age=12
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