Monday, August 1, 2016

U14 Girls Youth Soccer in Region 1


Across the 12 states of U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1, there are some impressive club teams who are a lot of fun to watch.


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Anonymous said...

Using the most recent GS rankings, DELCO should end up like this:

Bracket A

NEW JERSEY RUSH GREY (NJ) (#6 in Region)
SUSA FC LONG ISLAND (NYE) (#9 in Region)
SOUTH SHORE SELECT (MA) (#11 in Region)
HMMS IMPACT (PAE) (#14 in Region)

Bracket B

SDFC RAGE (NJ) (#2 in Region)
CLARKSTOWN (NYE) (#4 in Region)
NORTH UNITED (PAW) (#24 in Region)

Bracket C

NEW JERSEY RUSH BLUE (NJ) (#1 in Region, #1 in Nation)
ALBERTSON (NYE) (#12 in Region)
WAZA FC EAST (MI) (#15 in Region 2, #155 in Nation)

Quarter-final (B#1 v. C#2) and (C#1 v. B#2)

SDFC RAGE (NJ) (#2 in Region)
ALBERTSON (NYE) (#12 in Region)

NEW JERSEY RUSH BLUE (NJ) (#1 in Region)
CLARKSTOWN (NYE) (#4 in Region)

Semi-final

NEW JERSEY RUSH BLUE (NJ) (#1 in Region)
SDFC RAGE (NJ) (#2 in Region)

Final (Semi-Final #1 v. A#1)

NEW JERSEY RUSH BLUE (NJ) (#1 in Region) - Champion
NEW JERSEY RUSH GREY (NJ) (#6 in Region)

According to GS: Rush Blue, SDFC, and Clarkstown are the three strongest teams; and HMMS, North United, and Waza are the three weakest teams in the division.

Anonymous said...

@452 you are correct, no individual talent there. US national training centers want individuals not teams.

Anonymous said...

Got soccer worthless as a predictor

Heres my prediction based on what i have seen but have not seen every team and ysr.

A:
1. South Shore
2. Hmms
3. Rush Grey
4. Susa
5. Cherry Hill

B:
1. North United
2. Sdfc
3. Clarkstown

C: group of death
1. Waza
2. Rush Blue
3. Albertson

Qtr A: north united v rush blue
Qtr B: waza v sdfc
Semi. Rush blue v waza
Final: south Shore v waza.

Waza wins.

While i am hopeful rush blue will beat waza to give nj soccer validation Waza is a real deal team.
I think hmms and south shore are close to even
sdfc could surprise and win that division if north united is not sharp

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill, at #21 in the Region, was left out of the GS ranking analysis of DELCO. Cherry Hill should have been included in Bracket A. However, this oversight does not affect the outcome of the analysis, but does affect the list of the three weakest teams. Considering Cherry Hill, the three weakest teams would be Cherry Hill, North United, and Waza according to GS.

Anonymous said...

@9:16 - I'll take the team player over the little MeMe any day.

Anonymous said...

I would put the delco teams in the following tiers

1.
Waza
Rush Blue

2.
South Shore
Hmms

3.
Albertson
North United

4.
Rush grey
sdfc

5.
Cherry hill
Susa
Clarkstown

Anonymous said...

9:34 Waza is the best team in the tournament. Keep smoking the gotsoccer rankings. Waza will clean up every team with the possible exception of rush blue.

Anonymous said...

Hard to predict DELCO - a lot may depend on who shows up: end of a long season injuries, players starting to slip away to new teams, guest players, etc. Although, you would think that teams moving on to the Region 1 tournament would be trying to stay together and maintain the style of play that got them there.

Anonymous said...

Waza team playing is a product of a pool system they will pull from the 5 different teams from the age group. There model is to have multiple teams and tourney's where they will travel a far distance for they pull together best players. They don't chase the GS points like many club teams in our NY/NJ/PA area do.

That group of death will be the most interesting games and whom ever comes out of that group will end up in the finals.

Anonymous said...

It is strange that the NJ Crush NPL squad was not placed in the top flight. They are better than a couple of the teams in the top flight. How do they justify this?

Anonymous said...

@9:47 you can be a team player and still have skills.

Anonymous said...

Waza is a great team,but they always use guest players from all over for tournaments.

Anonymous said...

Last i checked, soccer is a team sport, team before individual, we before I. That maybe is the problem with a lot of teams and clubs, and why the kids are so miserable and parents intolerable.

Most kids aren't getting into bed at night longing to be part of Jill Ellis's national team, or even thinking about College soccer,let alone know what college, college soccer let alone high school soccer is about. They just simply want to have fun, get as good as possible, work hard and be there for their teammates.

Anonymous said...

You dont pay 3k to develop your team you pay 3k to develop your kid.

Anonymous said...

@310 exactly!

Anonymous said...

This is U13? At what age are you proposing they begin to learn how to work with the strenghts and weaknesses on their teams and learn how to exploit the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents?

If I am paying 3K a year, it better include this instruction and the team better be ready to learn and execute some more sophisticated strategies.

Anonymous said...

DELCO -

Group A - HMMS on top after day one, but it is still anyone's bracket. Good competition. All games decided by one goal or less.

Group B - North United dominating. Wins the group to play Rush Blue, which may be the game of the day tomorrow. SDFC out of it.

Group of Death (aka C) - Waza gets by Rush Blue and pounds Albertson. Albertson out of it and will play SDFC in a consolation game. SDFC haters called it right. Waza meets Clarkstown from Group B next. Expect Waza to meet the winner of North United v. Rush Blue in the semi-final.

Anonymous said...

Seems like rush blue v north united gonna be a better game than anticipated. Still give rush half goal advantage. But would have given 1.5 previously.

Anonymous said...

DELCO Day Two -

Group A (aka the true group of death) – Again all games very competitive and decided by one goal or less. South Shore fights to a draw against both SUSA (0-0) and HMMS (1-1) and goes home. SUSA also plays to a 2-2 draw against Cherry Hill. Rush Grey takes down HMMS 2-1 and then defeats Cherry Hill 4-3 to advance to the final.

Quarter-Finals A – The match of the day does not disappoint. Rush Blue and North United play through two overtimes with score knotted at one goal apiece. Rush Blue wins on kicks from the mark.

Quarter-Finals B – Waza easily handles Clarkstown 3-0.

Semi-Final – It’s almost deja vu all over again for Rush Blue as it takes Waza to kicks from the mark, but in this case it is Waza that is victorious on the kicks.

Final on Monday morning – Waza v. Rush Grey.

Anonymous said...

And Waza prevails 2-1 over Rush Grey. Gotta give a shout out to Grey for defying the posters and taking it all the to the final half.

Anonymous said...

Rush gonna have a monster 02 team if the combine best 02s from u13 and u14

Anonymous said...

Rush Blue combined with SJEB at 99-02 age groups - New Club . Rush Grey staying separate and about an hour North. All quite good players.

Anonymous said...

Here's another view on DELCO. Within group play, Group A had an average goal differential of 0.7 with no match being decided by more than one goal. A very balanced group. Rush Grey advanced out of this group with the same W-D-L record and same goal differential as HMMS, but having more total goals than HMMS. Groups B and C, the two smaller groups, had a combined average goal differential of 2.5 through their semi-final game. There were several blowout games in these two groups, with Albertson Pre-ECNL, Clarkstown, and SDFC taking some beatings from North United and Waza Waza advanced out of this inter-group play on kicks after playing to a draw against Rush Blue in the semi-final. Interestingly, Rush Blue ended play as a semi-finalist with a -1 goal differential. Rush Blue, HMMS, South Shore, North United, and SDFC should all get another chance at each other in the U13 Region I Championship, assuming North United wins PAW next weekend.

Anonymous said...

9.45 Delco did a good job bracketing F1 and it was great weekend of soccer to watch in my opinion. Well balance brackets and gave lower level teams in F1 bracket B & C an opportunity to play spoiler to move on.

Let's get the discussion started if your an 02 moving on to U15 next year which memorial weekend event would you rather be at Delco or PDA's?

Anonymous said...

PDA had much better quality at U15, including non-ECNL teams, than DELCO did at U15.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill should of been in second flight. They can kick and run to beat weaker teams but clearly can't play vs. top teams. but if you listen to their sidelines it's always the refs fault when they lose.

Anonymous said...

Looks like gotsoccer for this group now u15

Anonymous said...

gotsoccer modified the ages on gotsoccer profiles based on the age of the oldest player. so for most thats 2002 thus u15 . once your teams edit the rosters and get rid of the 2002s, you should fall back to u14.

Anonymous said...

803 is correct it will take about a few months(August) until club's organize players properly for GS to align right. Some club's accross the country are not even finish tryouts yet.

Anonymous said...

PDA is far more desirable beginning at u15. No question at all. I say this assuming your kid is a high enough level to begin to pique the top tier (top 50 or so RPI, College's interest in 8th grade. And believe me that's when they start tracking kids. You might not even know they are tracking your kid for a year or more, but if she's good, they are.

Anonymous said...

850 are you serious most these girls are only headed into 8th grade let them enjoy playing the sport. Why talk about college now, 99% of these girls do not even know where to attend or want course to take in college, let alone thinking of playing soccer in college yet. Stop leaving your life through your kid!

Anonymous said...

8:50. How do you know when they start tracking your kid? Are there any indicatives that they will use to help select like odp pdp etc? How can you make it easy for coaches to start tracking them?

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Anonymous said...

4:47 PM +1 Some who have gone through this with more than one kid have learned some of these lessons the hard way. Unfortunately for many, the only way to learn it is to experience it yourself. My first was on the fast track and was accepted D1 and some D3s and went D1 and 2 years later doesn't play the sport any more. My youngest we're now taking a more prudent path. We passed on a super high level program to accept something more local but still very good with great kids. She's happy, thriving and we've come to realize that is all that matters. Smiles mean more than goals for us these days though we've been through it both ways. To each is one's own.

Anonymous said...

Kumbaya its time for the group hug.

Anonymous said...

I know because several college coaches told my older kid they were tracking her beginning in 8th grade (u14).
Its like everything else in parenting you have to look out for your kid's future when they aren't mature enough to make decisions to ensure their own success. Of course the "right place" doesn't make them miserable or bankrupt the family before the haters take hold of this. Not living through them helping them find the right place for them to reach their potential. No different from a private school or tutor or sat class or violin lessons with a master or city orchestra etc...

Anonymous said...

Any info on when tracking will start now? If they continue to start at u14, they will get 1/2 7th graders.

Anonymous said...

The college coaches won't be scouting age groups they will be scouting graduating classes. You will still see some coaches at high level only ( national league / ECNL showcases) u14 games tracking exceptional 8th graders. They are the ones who have been invited to national camp or are outstanding on their top level teams, but kept out of camps for unfathomable reasons. The college coaches see through he politics and other factors keeping great players out.

Anonymous said...

The 2002/2003s aren't done as U13s quite yet. A big day today in USYS State Cup play. Results so far:

DE - Kirkwood 2, DE Rush 0.

VA - DC Stoddard 2, Beach FC 0.

PAW - North United 2, Beadling 0.

MA - FCUSA 1, South Shore 0. This may be the upset of the day. South Shore now uses its position as the RCL Champion to advance to the Region 1 tournament. This prevents SDFC from going to the tournament. Will FCUSA replicate success in the Philly market next year?

MD - Pipeline defeats Bethesda. No score available yet.

NYW - Games underway late today.

Many of the familiar faces from EDP, RCL and local MidAtlantic tournaments will be in Barboursville, so the teams will know a lot about each other.

Anonymous said...

WNY Flash wins NYW State Cup.

Anonymous said...

SDFC is going to West Virginia....

Anonymous said...

10:17 - On what ticket?

Anonymous said...

10:17 Who cares.

Anonymous said...

It would make sense that starting in the fall there will be far less college attention paid to the U14 group. Every soccer team has a very limited recruiting budget, and they will spend their time and money scouting U15-U18 depending on who you are. The big schools fill classes about a year early than the mid-majors and smaller conference schools. I do know several current U14 ECNL players who have been actively scouted. I have to think that is less likely next year.

Anonymous said...

10:17 obviously someone cared enough to post it on the blog. Your comment just comes off as a distrungled jack? that possibly was eliminated somewhere along the way. If you really didn't care your would not have bothered to comment at all. LOSER

Anonymous said...

I wonder who dropped out,in order for sdfc to now qualify?
You should be so proud of that. Who is the LOSER now????

Anonymous said...

12:19 I still think you are the LOSER because for someone who did not care you cant seem to stop blogging about it. What are you some at home daddy with too much time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

I guess in your eyes TRUTH=LOSER.
Have a great time in W Virginia loosing.
LOSER!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What is "loosing"? Is that the term you use when your loose wife sleeps around?

Anonymous said...

Voorhees dropped out of going to WV. Thats why SDFC is going. Voorhees lost to many players from last fall to compete. Things happen!

Anonymous said...

You are all overstating the importance or impact of girls DA. It will affect maybe 20 girls per birth year in NJ and it's an open question as to whether the DA model can succeed in developing world class talent in the United States. The simple fact is that the truly elite athletes in the US play multiple sports which is almost impossible under the DA model. I'm sure that the level of play for DA will be very good but I don't see our elite athletes giving up lax, basketball, etc., to play DA. Why should they?

DA is coming because the USSF wants to exert its control over all of soccer in the U.S. The existing program of development has done pretty well: US women are the best in the world by a wide margin and only lose when they underachieve. How is girls DA going to top that?

Anonymous said...

Very very few college programs attend Barboursville for any of the age groups. It is not an easy place to get to and if you are going to spend budget money on recruiting this is not the place a coach will go. Choice between going to San Diego or Barboursville, it is pretty simple. For those of you that have not yet been to Barboursville....you will see. There is NO worse place an event could be scheduled. You won't be handing out many profiles.

Anonymous said...

4:43 Sorry but not everyone has the funds to do ECNL and travel to CA. So hopefully girls DA will help those families that want there daughter to be seen with less expense.

Anonymous said...

less expense? go ask the boys at all programs other than like Redbulls and Phil Union. its WAY more cash.

Anonymous said...

4:43pm. Incorrect about College Coaches not going there. They do. In abundance. My older daughters team went last year, granted they are High Schoolers but we had 20-30 coaches at each game. You are correct on one thing though, the location and some of the fields are terrible and it boggles the mind why they host Regionals there. Still it's the last of the 2 year cycle so next year will be somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

4:43 and 8:20 - Marshall certainly gets a close look at the teams. It carried 5 players on its roster from PAE in 2015 and has another PAE player joining the team in 2016. At that, Marshall has been recruiting on a nationwide basis, so its percentage of PAE players is surprisingly high.

Anonymous said...

1:23 the writing is on the wall. The pool of wealthy who can afford ECNL gets smaller every year, as the economy sinks. The rest of world (ROW) does not have a pay to play model, so they can pick from 100% eligible kids, not the 5% represented by the ECNL. I'm surprised this had to be spelled out for you.

Anonymous said...

Marshall coach was a regional ODP coach. He recruited heavily from that position. Smart move on his part in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

EDP Summer Classic! Will PDA Lyon take it all at U13, or will the Red Bulls RDS show that their brand name attracts even better talent?

Anonymous said...

"EDP Summer Classic! Will PDA Lyon take it all at U13, or will the Red Bulls RDS show that their brand name attracts even better talent?"

Lyon wins either way.

This is funny.

"Lyon" in this tournament is the new 2004 team for next season playing summer select with its new tiny U11 kids added to the ones who were 04's already.

"Red Bulls" in this tournament have a roster of whom the best players consist of several 2003 Lyon team members since PDA not doing summer select for 2003's. others are )2/03's from World Class.

Red Bull &older Lyon over new 04 Lyon.

Anonymous said...

10:55 excuses for Lyon already? Ouch.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Marshall or been to that area before?? If you have other choices to get the free education then don't go Marshall. I

Anonymous said...

So pda lyon. How did it go? Was it you or the red bulls?

Anonymous said...

Chil. It's summer soccer. Time to play with others or start working with new age group teammates. Props to anyone playing up and getting a head start on the fall.

Anonymous said...

Why are Lyons even on this blog? They should stay at age group where they belong. They were an easy win for us, score could have been much higher.

Anonymous said...

"No! We will not die like dogs, we will fight like Lyons."

Anonymous said...

Lyons can take any u13 team, except the one from last weekend. We should be on this bog as we are good enough to compete with this age group. We kept all the strongest members of the team at 04.

Anonymous said...

No shame in that loss Lyons. Thats a good team that can play with anyone except maybe rush blue when they play well.

Anonymous said...

Region 1 Championships U13G Groups:

Group A (aka Group of Death)

(PA-E) (SC) HMMS Eagle FC Impact
(NY-E) (SC) Levittown Wildcats
(NJ) (CL1) SDFC Rage
(MA) (SWC) South Shore Select

Group B

(CT) (SC) Ginga FC
(MA) (SC) FCUSA Coastal Impact
(MD) (SC) Pipeline
(VT) (SC) Far Post Premier

Group C

(PA-W) (SC) North United Rush
(DE) (SC) Kirkwood Academy 02/03
(NY-W) (SC) WNY Flash Academy
(VT) (SWC) Nordic Premier

Group D

(NJ) (SC) NJ Rush 02 Blue
(WV) (SC) WVFC 2002
(VA) (SC) DC Stoddert Metros
(ME) (SC) Velocity Premier SC Boynton


Predictions:

Three of the best teams in the tournament, all of which under a more balanced seeding could be playing in the final, will beat each other up in Group A. Too close to call a winner of the Group.

Pipeline takes Group B with little effort.

North United takes Group C.

Rush Blue takes Group D just by showing up.

The only team in the tournament to have beaten Rush Blue this year is HMMS, although Pipeline and North United have played Rush Blue close. However, HMMS has lost to and tied South Shore, had a close call against SDFC, and has struggled against Pipeline. South Shore likely advances out of Group A.

South Shore and Rush Blue play in the final, with Rush Blue taking it all.

Anonymous said...

U11&U12 PDA Lyon 1 U13 NY Red Bull 1

Red Bull had a couple great players from Long Island pre-ECNL teams, World Class, some STA kids and then PDA Lyon kids too. They were bigger and stronger had a great goal. Lyon played them even and scored a goal off of a set piece,

For Lyon to lose to the #2 team in New Jersey and #5 team in America(gotsoccer) 4-2. No shame in that...

Anonymous said...

To answer a previous question about how SDFC made it to the Region 1 Championship: SDFC was granted the Region 1 Champions League tournament berth because the RCL champion, South Shore, was granted a MA state wildcard tournament berth; RCL finalist HMMS is the PAE state cup representative; and RCL semifinalist North United is the PAW state cup representative. As the other RCL semifinalist, SDFC received the RCL spot in the Region 1 tournament because the other three RCL teams each had their own ticket through state cup play.

Anonymous said...

Arsenal Maximus Red according to YSR:

#5 NJ
#15 Region 1
#69 Nation

Arsenal Maximus YSR rating = 32.81

PDA Lyon YSR rating = 32.72

Predictive outcome between Arsenal Maximus Red and PDA Lyon should have been a draw. With a 4-2 win, Arsenal over-performed, and Lyon under-performed.

GS is marginally valid, particularly now that it has age groups all mixed up

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon group of '04's - Maximus 02/03's - not comparing apple to apples - some kids 2 years older on Maximus

Anonymous said...

Ysr is predictive without age boundries. Didnt lyon win u13 edp central? I have heard arsenal is mostly 03. Maybe a couple dec 02. If arsenal is playing 02 next year lyon is a good model of performance on what playing up will be like.

Anonymous said...

When did Lyons get all the 04s? A month ago the team was 90% or more 03.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is, Arsenal had 3-4 starters injured and were playing with newly recruited kids (at least they were injured in the last few league games). So they were just working out their kinks in the first 2 games.

Anonymous said...

People, Lyon is a really high quality team. I would bet you all the teams mentioned on these posts are all quality to some large degree. Arsenal has been in the mix for years whatever their age. Rush Rage Renegades has been at the top for a long time. Galaxy top quality. SDFC always dangerous. Some come up and some edge a bit lower, but all these teams, way beyond the short list i provided above, are playing good soccer and give each other great competition. In a few years, you're going to laugh that you ever made such a meal about specific wins and losses. Are your kids in love with the sport, their teammates, working hard, and getting better every day?? If so, you're in a great spot.

Anonymous said...

+100! The negative whiners up here are in that situation. They might figure it out when its too late and realize they missed out on some great years where they could have enjoyed the dang thing. These are the same folk that never get invited to the team after-game parties and hang outs. Its not your kids, its you. If you're negative here, you're negative in life. People just don't want to be around you.

Anonymous said...

June 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM
“….in USYS State Cup play. Results so far:

MA - FCUSA 1, South Shore 0. This may be the upset of the day. …..Will FCUSA replicate success in the Philly market next year?”

Results from Division 2
http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?EventID=48470&ApplicationID=3488106

Anonymous said...

11:45. Confused by that post. The team didnt do great in the B-division of a C tournament. How did they get to play south shore? Are you sure its the real south shore team?

Anonymous said...

@ 11:45 The team that played and beat South Shore was the MA FCUSA.

The poster was asking if the PA FCUSA (it's a national club with teams in many cities) could do the same. Just providing some data on that question.

Anonymous said...

8:04 - Good clarification. If you are an aficionado of this board and all of its gossip, you would know that FCUSA is expanding in the Philly market, particularly on the girls side, and has allegedly attracted players from such better teams as Lower Merion Fenix. FCUSA is owned and operated by UK Elite Soccer, which has also operated the Haverford program. FCUSA has a New Jersey operation in the Basking Ridge area.

Anonymous said...

So are the Lyons now moving to u14 and Galaxy u15. Assume so now that they are all over this blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Have been reading on and off. Hadnt heard of that team or club creating any top teams.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the FCUSA ad.

In Philly, it is composed of the leftovers from a very dysfunctional, crazy team that drove away all its talent spring before last and this past fall (some in the middle of the season no less).

This graph says it all http://youthsoccerrankings.us/team.html?teamId=1617324

Anonymous said...

Please stop wasting our time with this team facusa

Anonymous said...

I'd rather read something about FCUSA or any other new or different club or team rather than the same old PDA or Lyon crap.

Anonymous said...

At least pda lyon is a relevant conversation piece. They did win u13 edp central. Why do we care about a team thats tier four in a state (pae) with two good teams. You want to talk about hmms or pf Great. But dont waste time with garbage teams that no one cares to play for. No pda affiliation btw.

Anonymous said...

The "Relevant" poster is back! Only now the word is misspelled. A dictionary might be relevant is this situation.

FYI kid soccer is relevant to the kids and parents on the team and the ones on the opposing team. Maybe the coach too. That's really about it and that's how it should be.

Anonymous said...

lyons are u13 next year, although most of the starters for Galaxy will probably be the Lyon players.

Anonymous said...

relevant is the correct spelling and it is also correct that all these teams are only relevant to the kids and parents involved.

Anonymous said...

Considering my kid has played for, plays for, may play for, has played, plays, or may play one or more of the youth soccer teams, then all of these teams are significant to me.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Those are the ones relevant to you. The parents involved with other teams or soon to be in on find those teams significant to discuss. It is not realy rocket science.

Any one that brags about any kid soccer team is in for a thrashing on principal that bragging is intolerable.

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Anonymous said...

Bragging and tantrums are both best ignored. Neither is any fun at all if the audience isn't interested.

Anonymous said...

June 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Enjoyed your predictions for Region 1, you are clearly knowledgeable about the teams. But your predicted final is impossible. The semis will be A/D and B/C, so the matchup of South Shore (MA) and Rush Blue (NJ) would be a semifinal matchup.

Here are my predictions:

Semis:

Group A HMMS (PAE) vs. Group D Rush Blue (NJ)
Group B Pipeline (MD) vs. Group C North United (PAW)

Finals:

Rush Blue (NJ) vs. Pipeline (MD)

Champion: Rush Blue (NJ)

I think there are 5 teams that have a real shot at winning it all, the four I have in the semis plus South Shore (MA). It's going to be a really fun and competitive tournament, expecting lots of great games. The amazing team speed at Rush Blue gives them an overall edge IMO

Anonymous said...

10:52 - Good catch on the bracket details. I still go with South Shore over HMMS with SDFC as a potential spoiler. Rush over South Shore or SDFC. North United over Pipeline. Rush likely prevails over North United unless North United scores early. Rush and North United have a similar attack with very similar primary threats, but I think North United is more composed.

Anonymous said...

And they all have the big 02 girls. Good luck next year in u15. Size won't matter anymore...

Anonymous said...

PDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:
ALL 03S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM
1 FC BUCKS
1 PENN FUSION
1 CLARKSTOWN
1 UNKNOWN
7 LYON
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WHAT ECNL TEAM CAN COMPARE IN 03 AGE?

Anonymous said...

i thought it was against PDA rule code 15.2.1.(A)(iii) that you are not permitted to post up here. Who else would know that exact composition of the new squad? which kid from Penn? which kid from Clarkstown?
Who can compete at this age? how about any of the teams that have beaten Galaxy before and will do so again. you're not attractive on your high horse.

Anonymous said...

You overlooked rule 15.2.1(B)(x), which permits exceptions when the post benefits PDA or otherwise demonstrates how wide a net PDA is willing to cast in order to assemble a competitive team.

Anonymous said...

PDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:

7 03'S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM
1 O4 FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM
1 FC BUCKS
1 PENN FUSION
1 CLARKSTOWN
1 MIDDLETOWN
7 LYON

Anonymous said...

See, rule 15.2.1(B)(x) is in effect.

Anonymous said...

@11:11 your list is incomplete

PDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:

1 Staten Island United - and she is quick
7 03'S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM
1 O4 FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM
1 FC BUCKS
1 PENN FUSION
1 CLARKSTOWN
1 MIDDLETOWN
7 LYON

Anonymous said...

USYS Championships Update:

Region I - Preliminary Games start July 1st

Region II - Semifinals June 28th

Omaha FC Elite (NE) v Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)
Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) v KHA 02 Red (KY)

Region III - Quarterfinals June 28th

Solar Chelsea (TX-N) v MS Rush Premier (MS)
Tennessee SC Showcase (TN) v Davie United Sharks Blue (FL)
Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN) v BUSA Elite (AL)
Sting Gutierrez (TX-N) v Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)


Region IV - Final
1 - So Cal Blues
0 – SD Surf Academy

Anonymous said...

Pennsylvania but not penn fusion. The only affiliate of PF (trained not joined) is on Lyon.

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Anonymous said...

Deep bench at Galaxy. Whats the typical play time for not starters?

Anonymous said...

It's being run as a pool. All 30 spots will be used. Everyone will play, every week, albeit sometimes on the NPLs (which have short rosters). Smart move, given the chaos of the age change.

Anonymous said...

Galaxy is using all available spots? They usually have 1-2 open for late pickups or transfers.

Anonymous said...

3:14 a wise move on both parts. Featuring of a few at the expense of the balance of solid players.

Anonymous said...

USYS Region II Semifinal Results:

0 - Omaha FC Elite (NE)
1 - Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)

4 - Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S)
0 - KHA 02 Red (KY)

Anonymous said...

Most will be filled in the fall, but a few not until spring.

PF doesn't develop a few. The DOC misuses his position on natl training to get players from and promote them to natl camp. Seems like he is being eased out. They aren't much different than the solid players.

Doesn't anyone notice what's wrong with this picture? All these natl camp types but middle of the bracket performance as teams.

Anonymous said...

You are right 12:56 and I think some people are finally starting to see what's really going on at that club .

Anonymous said...

12:56 - Let me guess, so called national camp types aren't necessarily the best in the nation.

Anonymous said...

USYS Region III Quarterfinal Results:

4 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)
0 - MS Rush 03 Premier (MS)

0 - Tennessee SC 2021 Showcase (TN)
1 - Davie United Sharks 02/03 Blue (FL)

3 - Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)
1 - BUSA 03 Elite (AL)

2 - Sting Gutierrez (TX-N)
3 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)


Anonymous said...

SDFC earned an RCL invite because the most of the GU12 State Cup Champions chose not to participate. There are 15 states in R1. RCL needed to pull in finalists, semi-finalists, etc to create a flight. There only 6 teams participating. Congrats on your invite but let's call it what it is.

Anonymous said...

11:01 - What are you talking about? The Region 1 Championships that are part of the National Championship Series; the Region 1 Champions League (RCL), which is now the Eastern Regional League; the U12 SDFC team; or the U13 SDFC team?

I'll help you out while you go get another cold one.

The U13 SDFC team earned a berth in the U13 Region 1 Championship tournament by being one of four semifinalists in the U13 Region 1 Champions League. SDFC is filling the RCL position in the tournament because the other three semifinalists each earned a tournament berth through their respective state cup tournaments (South Shore took a MA wildcard berth by finishing second in MA state cup).

Anonymous said...

Region II Final

0 - Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)
3 - Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S)

Anonymous said...

@11:01. Many states do not conduct 11v11 state cup at U12. Check out the 8v8 U12 schedule and you will find a full slate of teams. Go back to the U12 blog until the championships are over.

Anonymous said...

Region III Semifinal:

4 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)
0 - Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)

0 - Davie United Sharks 02/03 Blue (FL)
4 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)

An all Solar Chelsea final tomorrow, June 30th.


Anonymous said...

Good luck to everyone heading to WV, including FKA Renegades, SDFC, Levittown, HMMS, Kirkwood, and Pipeline.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty strong group of teams from the northeast headed to npl finals.
Nj rush, pda south (nova?), New York sc, gps ma

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Renegades will be racking up plenty of frequent flier miles and hotel rewards points (not to mention GS points). Too bad there are no WaWas in WV, CO, or TX.

Anonymous said...

Who cares glad they are representing NJ! Same goes for Nova and SDFC.

Anonymous said...

Region III Final:

1 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)
3 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)

Anonymous said...

PDA is the first girls' academy. They will partner with Sky Blue. Age groupings start with u14/u15. No word if the birth dates will follow the boys' academy ie u14 will 2003s again in 2017

Anonymous said...

Here is the age/birth year description, From the online application at USSOCCER.COM

1. Yes, our club acknowledges that we are applying to the Girls' Development Academy at all 3 age groups:
U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19. The birth years listed below are for the age-eligible players for each age group during the 2017-2018 season.
U-18/19= 2000/1999
U-16/17= 2002/2001
U-14/15= 2004/2003

Anonymous said...

More info from application:
Rules of Competition
• Game lengths: U-18/19 – 2x45 (15 min HT); U-16/17 and U-14/15 – 2x40 (15 min HT)• Game order: U-18/19, U-16/17, U-14/15 with 30 min of warmup between games
• Game-day roster: 18 players and 5 technical staff members permitted on the bench and in
the technical area
• All eligible players, coaches, or staff members must be fully registered and appear as an approved member on the club’s game day roster. The game day rosters are created digitally through the Academy registration software, which will be used to check in players and staff for permission to be in the club’s technical area
• Substitution rules: no re-entry; seven substitutions across three “opportunities” for U-14/15; five substitutions across three “opportunities” for U-16/17 and U-18/19
• Double-fixture weekends may be played provided 18 hours of rest is scheduled between kickoffs; games may not start prior to 9am local time• The home team is responsible for setting up the venue for each game, including Powerade hydration
• There is a postseason component for the U-18/19 and U-16/17 age groups. Participants are determined by overall points per game earned during the regular season. There is no postseason for the U-14/15 age groupTravel
• The Academy season will include national travel at all three age groups and above during
the Academy season
Permissible Outside Competition
• Academy teams will be permitted to participate in elite events and international travel that follow the Academy technical framework, per approval of Academy staff. Academy team and player participation in competitions, e.g. State Cup, is not permitted. Clubs will submit
requests to the Academy office prior to competition
Player Participation in Unapproved Competitions
• Committed full-time players will not participate on any teams other than their Academy
teams during the Academy season. • Participation on other non-Academy club teams, other non-Academy age groups within the club, ODP, or any other teams is not permitted• The only exceptions are National Team duty, Training Centers, and Zone 3 pathway opportunities (NWSL Reserves, WPSL, U23, U20), all of which must be approved by U.S. Soccer

Anonymous said...

Region 1, Day 1:

1 - Ginga FC (CT)
2 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)

2 - Pipeline (MD)
1 - Far Post Premier (VT)

3 - North United Rush (PA-W)
0 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)

10 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)
0 - Nordic Premier (VT) (SWC)

4 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)
0 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)

1 - SDFC Rage (NJ)
3 - South Shore Select (MA)

3 - NJ Rush 02 Blue
1 - WVFC 2002 (WV)

14 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)
1 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)

Anonymous said...

No surprises day one at regionals. Perhaps NJ/WV was a little closer score than expected. Games today:

Group A
South Shore (MA) vs. HMMS (PAE) the winner here will almost certainly take the group- although recent history suggests it will end in a tie.

Levittown (NYE) vs. SDFC (NJ) is an interesting game. It is mostly likely for 3rd place. I would have thought SDFC was better but they have been slumping lately- thinking Levittown now.

Group B
Pipeline (MD) vs. FC Coastal (MA) again looks like the winner will take the group. Both had tight games against weaker teams yesterday. Still like Pipeline but should be a great game.

Group C
Kirkwood (DE) vs. Western NY Flash (NYW) Kirkwood gave North United a game while Flash crushed a very weak VT team. I think these teams are very equal, a tie here would not surprise me.

Group D
WVFC (WV) vs. DC Stoddert (VA)
While WVFC stayed within 2 goals of NJ Rush DC Stoddert destroyed the weakest team in the field. How good is WVFC? This game will reveal more...

Anonymous said...

Day 2 Results from Region 1:

0 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)
1 - South Shore Select (MA)

3 - Ginga FC (CT)
1 - Far Post Premier (VT)

8 - North United Rush (PA-W)
0 - Nordic Premier (VT)

0 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)
3 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)

1 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)
5 - SDFC Rage (NJ)

0 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)
1 - Pipeline (MD)

6 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)
0 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)

1 - WVFC 2002 (WV)
2 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)

Anonymous said...

First semifinal from Region 1 is set. FC Coastal (MA) wins a 3 way tiebreaker over Pipeline (MD) and Ginga CT). Pipeline had trouble scoring in this tournament and lost 1-0 to Ginga this morning. FC Coastal will face North United (PAW) who cruised to 3 wins by a 17-0 margin. Yes, their "star" player has been great but all their forwards and mids can score. It's been a team effort. Should be a good matchup.

Anonymous said...

Complete Day 3 results from Region 1:

0 - SDFC Rage (NJ)
4 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)

0 - Pipeline (MD)
1 - Ginga FC (CT)

0 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)
6 - North United Rush (PA-W)

0 - Nordic Premier (VT)
1 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)

2 - South Shore Select (MA)
0 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)

1 - Far Post Premier (VT)
4 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)

0 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)
3 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)

0 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)
8 - WVFC 2002 (WV)

The semifinals match up as follows:

South Shore Select (MA) v NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)
FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA) v North United Rush (PA-W)

Could be an all Mass final, but more likely a Rush Blue/North United rematch. Rush Blue defeated South Shore 2-1 last August at Spirit. To avoid the same fate, South Shore needs to find more offense.

The final may actually have already been played in Group A. The soccer gods did not look kindly on HMMS. HMMS outscored the group while only giving up one goal. However, that lone goal was in a 1-0 loss to South Shore. HMMS appears to have been in a rut lately and is falling fast in GS rankings. As reported above, Group B was somewhat surprising with Pipeline not coming through. No surprises in Groups C and D with Rush Blue and North Union. Although, Rush Blue seems to have done a better job than usual of spreading the scoring around.

Anonymous said...

Region 1 final is set:

NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ) vs. North United Rush (PAW)

This seems to be the final a lot of people were predicting. NJ Rush just completely dominated South Shore (MA) on the way to a 6-0 win, not sure if South Shore managed a single shot on goal. Did not see that score coming. North United defeated FCUSA Coastal 3-1. They scored early and pretty much controlled the game.

Winner? Got to think NJ will take this one. Although both teams have been in excellent form in this tournament I still think the overall team speed gives NJ an edge. But I don't think a 6-0 score is likely in this one.

Anonymous said...

Region 1 semifinal results:

0 - South Shore Select (MA)
6 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)

This margin of victory is a big surprise.

1 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)
3 - North United Rush (PA-W)

Not an unexpected result.

Rush Blue v. North Union in the final, a rematch from a just a few weeks ago at DELCO when Blue topped Union in PKs.

Anonymous said...

Not much of a rematch today. Rush Blue over North United by 3-0. Region 1 Champion. Rush Blue is on a roll going into its nationwide tour this month.

Anonymous said...

Current status of U13 teams qualifying for U15 National League 2016-2017 season:

South Shore Select Elite (MA)
HMMS Impact Eagle FC (PA-E)
CFJ South Premier (IL)
CUP Gold (OH-S) [OPEN]
Tennessee SC (TN)
Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)
RL 2015-16 FWRL Representative TBD
RL 2015-16 FWRL Representative TBD
NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)
CUP Gold (OH-S)
Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)
So Cal Blues 02 Baker (CA-S)
OPEN At-Large Selection
OPEN At-Large Selection
OPEN At-Large Selection
OPEN At-Large Selection

Applications to secure earned positions and to be considered for open positions are due today. It will be interesting to see the at large selections.

Anonymous said...

Wow so PDA AND MatchFit with GDAs?? Interesting ...

Anonymous said...

yes - obviously the GDA is just who you know if MF got it

Anonymous said...

Shout out to MD's SAC Premier Blue representing Region I this weekend in the USYS National Presidents Cup championship in Tulsa. The Presidents Cup offers teams from smaller clubs or less intense programs the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.

Anonymous said...

Good luck SAC Premier Blue!!!!

Anonymous said...

GO NYSC G02!!!

Anonymous said...

FKA Renegades faced tougher competition in EDP and RCL than what they are facing in the NPL finals. Not much more than scrimmages so far.

Anonymous said...

You mean NJ Rush 02? Yes, they are a very good team, but they will have a tough game if they play NYSC in the final (if they both advance). My daughter is an 02, but played with the 01 team this past year, the combined NYSC 02 team will be very formidable come November!

Anonymous said...

FKA Renegades (aka Rush Blue) v NYSC in the NPL final today.

Anonymous said...

742 wrong info just like most of the posters on here. They are combination of NJ Rush Hamilton and NJ Rush Blue(FKA Renegades). Congrats Rush and way to represent NJ!

Anonymous said...

Go NYSC!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Rush!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, congrats, better team won! NYSC nothing to be ashamed about, great run, great season, bright future for both teams!

Anonymous said...

Bright future at u15. Time to move up there, season is over.

Anonymous said...

You got beat by 8 points? Wow

Anonymous said...

Nj Rush was certainly the better team. These teams aren't 8 goals apart though. Bad day for NYSC.
I'm guessing the moron starting trouble is the same fat bastard from PDA who was whining like a little bitch when NYSC was putting the screws to his daughters team.😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

They are not called points moron, they are called goals, and yes we got clobbered, live and learn, no??

Anonymous said...

So was the npl rush team that went part rush blue and part rush grey? I was under the impression it was rush blue.

Great to see them pound nysc. And true the edp competition has 6-10 solid clubs across the divisions.

Great to see nj team crushing the national comp.

Why no claifornia teams?

Anonymous said...

my buddy was at the game, and he told me that a Rush parent spilled the beans, this was an all-star Rush team, with multiple girls from other teams, and although that is allowed, there were zero girls form other teams on the NYSC team, just saying. They got beat, and I accept that, but let’s not make them out to be FC Barcelona FC : ?

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush's NPL Team is and has been all season part rush blue, part rush grey a combined team to represent NJ Rush together in NPL.

Anonymous said...

2:56 sounds like a former Rush players parent / current PDA.
4:24 correct a very solid group but some very strong players opted out.
Just curious if anyone who was present can comment on the competition, looking at the scores it seemed like a few teams were mediocre at best.

Anonymous said...

Can you provide a breakdown on numbers blue/grey?

Anonymous said...

I CAN PROVIDE A BREAKDOWN...

THE FIX IS IN, REPUBLICAN POLITICS AT PLAY, GO HILLARY, GO POKEMON-GO, GO METS!

Anonymous said...

No way. Was that really the score? Can you post the link please. Where there good other good teams?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...sounds like maybe the coach was getting everyone in the game once it was out of reach. The NYSC team has beaten Albertson, clarkstown, STA, NJ crush, ISA, Northern Steel, PDA nova and others in the last few months and didn't give up 8 goals in total.

Anonymous said...

Catch a plane home and get back to work. No scholarships in this teams future.
And they have to play kids their own age next year.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, NPL finals are really not a National Final. Strong teams from Region 1 may play, but not really anywhere else. 16 of the 20 semi finalists from U13g to U17g were region 1 and 9 of 10 finalists were region 1. FC Copa U13g finished 3rd out of 4 in there NPL division and they were invited to the finals, not sure how that happened. The teams representing TX and So Cal that PDA beat didn't even compete in their state's USYS National Championship state cup, they were in the TX and So Cal Presidents cup and didn't even do well there. Aside from Rush in U13g, the only other quality teams were Mass and Arizona, all the other teams were weak.

Anonymous said...

NYSC lost 5-2 to crush in league play and then beat them 3-1 in the semis. They have great and fast midfield, but their D can be a little soft when you press high.

It sucks that rush puts together a select team and decides to play in the same age group. Girls deserve a challenge if they have to travel that far.

Anonymous said...

You are talking about the NPL finals which is currently a 2nd tier league below USYS and most likely a 3rd tier league once DA is up and running. Congrats to both teams for making it to the finals but what I don't get is why didn't US Club make it regional first then national having 3 out of 4 teams come out of NJ/NY is a waste of travel for parents in my opinion.

USYS National Championship will be much better in competition as 2 of the final four at USYS Nationals are two Pre-ECNL teams coming from very strong ECNL clubs (So Cal Blues and Solar Chelsea). If you are true to the current landscape system you would know that at this age U13 US Club's NPL league is currently below USYS system at this age group and changes as they hit U14-U18 then ECNL ends up trumping both until DA gets on going.

Anonymous said...

Nysc is the 34th ranked team in region 1 ysr 19th on npl inflated got soccer. Lets slow down the hype machine. Lets wait til they can play rush npl within a couple of goals to put them in the champions league. I have seen their teams play. Mediocre at best.

Anonymous said...

10:19, I disagree, therefore your opinion has as much value as mine, none.

Anonymous said...

But stats and rankings arent opinions. I think they say all that they need to about nysc.

Anonymous said...

NYSC team was mostly 03's they will strive next year even more next year.

Anonymous said...

Wow, do parents really think it's a good thing to spend vacation time and $ to chase trophies? Playing weak competition does nothing to make your child a better player. But winning a meaningless trophy does allow you to brag on Facebook or your social media of choice.
Did this Rush team really drop long time players to add a few ringers for the tournament? That's a classy move if that's what they did. And for what it's worth, I've seen that team play once or twice over the years. Typical fast/physical kick and chase. Not good soccer.

Anonymous said...

942 is on point USYS Region/Nationals at U13 age group is #1 venue and competition.
1245 Don't be jealous its for the players/parents experience to go away like that, don't be jealous. Also Nobody should be complaining what RUSH did combining two teams PDA North NPL older teams in past has be known to do the same thing and bring in ECNL players to NPL events.

Anonymous said...

12:38, yes its true, the 02 team was mostly 03’s, and some of the girls are on the small side, but they are skilled players, and understand soccer much better than most their age, I was following the team because my daughter will be on the age-adjusted 02 team. She played with the 01 team this past season, and she has size, and skill, and all those fast and rough Rush girls who think they are going up the gut on us this fall, have another thing coming. Go NYSC!

Anonymous said...

NPL. This is hilarious. What a joke. I bet there were a lot of college coaches there. Lmao.

Anonymous said...

Stupid-ass, AKA 1:50, this was a u13 event, why would there be any college coaches there??

Anonymous said...

150 exactly stupid comment from a person that has no clue!

Anonymous said...

The NJ Rush team (Blue and Grey) allowed all players to play in NPL play then narrowed the team down to a roster of 18. On paper, the Blue team coach was the head coach with the Grey team being the assistant coach though they did the whole thing together like gentlemen. They did not "cut" any players. If you knew the two coaches, neither would do that. In fact, no player has ever been cut by the Blue team, a fact that is often under appreciated. They have developed all of their players over the years instead of acquiring new ones. The two coaches asked who would be willing to travel and spend the money to represent the NJ Rush club. Each team only had 9 girls who wished to be considered due to vacations and other events. It was easy 9 and 9 made 18. No hard feelings by anyone on either team. And as mentioned in a previous post, each player on both team played in the NPL league. It wasn't done to put a super team together, it was done to provide opportunity to those players who wanted it. The NJ Rush teams don't have the access that is granted to PDA who are allowed to have multiple teams in NPL. They were only granted one license so they combined to give everyone an opportunity. Not all the best players were selected to go. Those who went were the ones that wanted to go or whose parents could afford it and take the time off.

What is funny is that if you knew the history of the two teams you would know that they have battled in the last 8 months for two State Cup Championships (NJYS and US Club) and the EDP Open Cup. They generally didn't care for each other. It wasn't easy for the coaches to get that team to gel but they did. Kudos to the coaches for getting the girls to come together.

Anonymous said...

Good recap bro, and congrats to Rush!

Anonymous said...

Prediction on the National Cup XV Finals?

Anonymous said...

Let me guess , Rush will play in this too. If Nysc plays , they will get beat 15 to 0 and Blair the coach for playing all the girls who travel there.

Anonymous said...

Nope. Rush next plays on Tuesday, 7/26 at 9:30 am Central Time against So Cal Blues in the USYSA National Championship. Game will be broadcast via live streaming through USYSA website. Prediction: So Cal wins 3-1.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to NJ Rush at Nationals. A very deserving Region 1 champion and without question one of the best teams we have ever played.

A North United Rush (PAW) parent.

Anonymous said...

9:44, I know there is a movement to ban the (R) word, but for you, I think we should keep it...

Anonymous said...

1:35 AM - Seem to very informative on the NPL Rush team so who get's NPL Finals GS points Blue or Grey since the team was a combination.

Anonymous said...

North united parent. Looking at your season great job. You lost to 3 teams this spring I think. Congrats. What are your thoughts on the three teams that beat you guys? And what teams were really good that you guys beat?

Anonymous said...

PDA Shore Wave is going all the way in the National Cup XV Finals!!!

Anonymous said...

PDA shore wave might just go all the way. That shows you how weak the national cup is.

Anonymous said...

US Club "National" Cup is indeed very weak, especially if compared to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. Few states even have a state cup tournament, and in a few of the stronger states that do- the state cup champ goes straight to nationals without playing in a regional! Just about anyone that applies (!) can get in a regional tournament, and there are 5 regions unlike the 4 in US Youth Soccer. Some of the regionals this year looked like 4th or 5th tier groups in a good tournament like Jefferson Cup. My estimate is that winning USCS National is about like winning State Cup in a good US Youth Soccer state...

Anonymous said...

Anyone going to Odp tryouts?

Anonymous said...

ODP is all about $$$$.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what's going on with Rush? 5-0 and 4-0 losses. Didn't expect to see those kind of scores.

Anonymous said...

They usually post their scores right after games.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to their first game. Watch it, decide for yourself, and report back. http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/

Anonymous said...

Does it matter anymore as in 3 days Aug 1st every moves to there new teams. Kinda of stupid for USYS to put a finals location in TX in the middle of the summer.

Plus it just shows GS points do not mean much as many teams out west and south are very strong but don't have GS weight heavy leagues.

Anonymous said...

I watched a little of the game vs SoCal and rush looked pretty good. Blues were just too athletic for them. If rush went with NPL team games would be much closer. Good luck vs cup gold, should be a good game.

Anonymous said...

To add some perspective, most of the SoCal girls will be 9th graders this year, while most of the Rush girls will be 8th graders. SoCal just too big, too fast, and too physical for Rush.

Anonymous said...

So why is rush going u15 if most of the girls are 2003/8th graders? Plus you guys are a combined team, havnt heard these excuses in the past. If you are going to live on this blog and talk about your wins, take your loses like a man and admit they are a much better team.

Anonymous said...

Why is Rush going U15, and not U14? I believe because there is a strong bond of loyalty there, and for the most part the players are not team jumpers. Because there are 02s on the team, in order for the team to stay together they must play U15. A recent SoccerWire article sums it up as:

"Many of the players agree that a prime reason for the team’s success has been the close relationships and bonds they’ve forged over the past four years."

http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/nj-rush-02-blue-girls-gunning-for-us-youth-soccer-national-title/

Anonymous said...

950 Nice of you to defend your group but didn't the recent merger between SJEB/RUSH negate that whole concept for all there older teams. Thus the reason why PDA will continue to be tops in NJ that every club has been chasing for years by doing mergers affiliations, sharing players etc.

Anonymous said...

I would be surprised to see too much change in NJ Rush Blue as it becomes a SJEB Rush team. If it wants to play in the National League as a 2002 U15 team, it will need to maintain a minimum of 9 players who were rostered within Rush in 2015-2016. There may be changes around the edges, but the core will remain the same, and a good part of that core goes way back to the Washington Twp. days.

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