Highly doubt kids paid for and decided to skip AZ. Not sure how many you can take, but they need to field the best team they can with the roster they have.
There were originally 16 rostered. Three pulled out and then the five crush girls were added for a total of 18 going. The crush girls did nothing for us this weekend except further divide the girls.
Is anyone looking into the new PSA location in Fort Lee?
So complain to your Coach and/or Director of Coaching. Do something other than helping to divide. This is comical from the outside. Stop whining!
I am a MF (old) parent and my daughter likes (most) of the new girls. If the team is no longer a good fit for you, time to move on. Maybe reach out and seek to understand! Let's go win some soccer games people
Spot on @ 3:13. The other youth blogs are EVEN WORSE if you can believe that. Calling out Coaches who supposedly drank with kids at Jeff Cup. There is no value here and I think only a few people are posting things as SEVERAL other people to fuel their hype. DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU READ ON THIS SITE!!!!!
MF played bottom of the league this weekend and did not do well. Truth be told - NYSC will have the dominant team for GA next year. The best of this MF team will probably play CS DA when they announce the merger. May be weird to see some of the crush and MF players on the same team again at cedar stars. I'm sure the parents will be fine...
DA is nonsense.
You suck. No you suck. Your daughter sucks. No your daughter sucks. U14 SOCCER FOLKS.
3:38I think Cedar Stars - Monmouth will be the base of the Cedar Stars DA teams.
DA is stupid
What is the A5 tie-in though? From what I heard not all of the A5 girls joined MF and few that joined were not linked to A5. It would seem that the old heat from 2 years ago moved on once old coach was no longer coaching. It seems the writing was already on the wall.
Incredible! This only illustrates how MF is unable to train athletes and has to replace core of its team with outsiders in order to be competitive. If you are top 3 - you should be trying out for another team. If you are 4-9, you will be 10-15 on the bench. If you are 9+ you will be made redundant. Dog eat dog. Only the ruthless survive!
Just leave A Game girls out of it already. They are quality, good kids who adore the game. If you have an issue with DV, contact him directly like an adult.And for those Crush lovers, didn't you also try to bring over the entire Clarkstown team, like the entire thing, 3 weeks ago but were unsuccessful and now claim a different story. That was the talk on the sidelines this weekend, throwing stones. You claim morale high ground but have none.
Keep distorting the truth. They NEVER had that discussion. Everything was about next year and the Clarkstown coach was UPFRONT about it and didn't go behind his employers back. In fact he did what a normal and respectful person would do and informed his employer of his future intentions. They call that giving notice. Not being a sneaky snake in the weeds like Ass-Game. Not ONE kid was poached or offered a spot for the Spring season let alone a whole team. Keep making up this FAKE NEWS.
5:59 nice try DV! busted for spreading false news!
Has clarkstown seen the crush fees. Get ready to join the most expensive club in NJ.
And they make you wear orange uniforms. Maybe that's why they left...
Crush parent here. Cost less than WC, MF, and PDA. More fake news
How do you know? I have been there and know for a fact that it's more than WC. Back it up.
are you comparing Crush to PDA, really?
Crush Its by farrrr the most expensive b-team quality club around. For the quality of staff it should be 1500. That clarkstown coach sucks that team was good at u12.
WC has 4 levels $1000, $1900, $2100 and $2600 for ECNL. What are the Crush prices? Prices at WC is for everything
What do you get for $1,000? Sit on the bench in your pajamas hoping you will play in 6 months? :)
How much is crush? You said it was cheaper.
two years ago we paid over 3500. They even rent the teams their own facilty at full rates. At ECNL now and pay about 500 less when all said and done. Winter fees are very low. And we practice and play at same place with real fields.
Matchfit this upcoming year will be $3600, that doesn't include tournaments or coaches travel costs. Sounds like a bargain
Not true, no fees have been discussed. Nice try CRUSH. If they did charge that, would get a lot more than you get. Need to catch a flight, going to ECNL tournament...
Good luck, the ECNL tournaments are extremely well run. Always in great complexes, in nice climates at right time of year. They even use real referees and real college coaches come to watch. I also like when they align with spring break in cool locations. To bad they moved from San Diego, that was the best location and complex was spot on.
So you're saying these programs are 6 to 8000.00 all-in when you get done with your year? 3500 plus tournaments and coach's trave, and then your travel, your hotel rooms, your food, apparel...its no wonder the best athletes in this country do not play soccer. easily 6 to 8000. who the heck can afford that?
That's not a real number, but your number is. What team do you play for and how much do you spend. Be honest please.
I guarantee you $3600 is MF fee for next year. Wait and see.
At WC right now. We paid $2600. I did pay a little extra for an extra day of winter training, but that was optional. The club does offer additional opportunities to play in Winter tournaments, but my daughter plays basketball so we did not do them. They were pay to plays which the girls who only play soccer chose to do. We also have an easy payment plan at WC which has made it easier to pay. Do other clubs have payment plans? We were at a much smaller club before and had to pay our registration fees up front, then additional fees throughout the year
Mf predictions for Arizona? Pda tourney predictions?
What's my prediction for MF? "Prediction? Paaainnnnn
Mf, we will be lucky if we win Sunday's game. I say we come back losing all three. Possibly squeak out a tie on Sunday. At least I'll enjoy good weather.
Plus the 179 coaches on the sidelines
1:15. Not at U14. Unless there is a superstar on either team, there will be no coaches there. Been there. Coaches start coming to the U15 games at PDA. That is when you will see all the coaches
Clubber Lang will be there
"Match Fit is 3600That doesnt include tournaments"What???? You get a bill for each "extra" event?
I hope no one from WC is on this blog. They will raise their prices. lol
Well known fact that you have to pay for additional tournaments at MF and they aren't included in the fee.
2/3 of WC coaches are license C and lower. That's more or less on par with most town travel teams. Unless you get a decent trainer - don't pay full price.
My daughter's coach at WC has a B license. That's all I care about. Funny when I google the first coach listed on the girls side of Matchfit, the first thing that comes up is a criminal charge
yikes!really begs the question what do these clubs do to vet these coaches? it seems MF, and CrushCSA really just hire coaches because they have a bundle of players that will come along with their parents' checkbooks. Are the clubs coming to 3,4 practices, evaluating the training plans, speaking to parents, doing a background finger print check, anything? Doubtful.
Crush vets its coaches quite thoroughly.They have turned down top players/teams in the past because they didnt want a coach coming along.Did they make a mistake with the former 2003 NPL guy? I dont know - that's an interesting debate.
PDA and Matchfit both get shutout in Pheonix. Terrible showing for NJ. Anyone know if these games are being streamed?
The real clubs require clearances from all coaches, if they dont, its a big red light. These clearances are a law in Pennsylvania, not sure about New Jersey. Our club requires Child Abuse, Criminal Record, and FBI background. It is the same clearances that our schools require for volunteers.
2:12, they're kids. Go find a hobby.
@ 2;47this is a youth soccer blog. Obviously team wins and losses will be discussed so you can kiss my ass. And by the way, are we really surprised that MFA lost 3-0?
Pda has to play top three teams in so cal, good luck ladies. MF has a little easier schedule based on ECNL standings, but all great teams. That complex is awesome, at least you will have good conditions, good weather and great comp. make NJ proud and don't get blown out please.
NJ coaches are purely evaluated on their accent and a grip of their handshake.
@247 I guess we hit a nerve. PDA parent not used to losing? Guess what. Your team is average compared to the rest of the country. Likely not even the best team in NJ anymore. #overrated
South Cali has a concentration of 13 future DA clubs in a radius of 50 miles while NJ has 3-5?. PDA has been blocking ECNL club applications from clubs for years hoping to maintain monopoly on best athletes. Unfortunately, they forgot to develop the competition in the meantime and rules of engagement changed. I'm sure they will get better as the showcase goes on and they adapt, but imagine if they could play better competition more often.
Stop the bashing of 7th and 8th grade children. This is is a game. Get a life.
Didn't Matchfit play the strikers, the number one team in the south west? Doesn't sound like an easy schedule to me.
According to YSR - Strikers are 5th team in the Cali South. PDA played the #1 team. Both teams would clean up in Region 1, nothing to sneeze at.
California pop is about the same as Boston to Raleigh. Of course they have more clubs. PDA is the foundin club and they worked hard to block MFA. Now the clubs are relatively close and work hard to block everyone else. BTW, there is no club that meets the current standard,so no blocking is needed.
Cedar stars will be the #1 club in the region. Follow the money....
california has 2 regions - north and south. entire pop is 39 which is NY, NJ, CT and MD.
Look at the ID2 list of invitees:http://usclubsoccer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GIRLS-ROSTER-id2-Training-Camp-2017-03-23-Westfield-IN.pdfNone of the girls from local ECNL (PDA/EM/MF/WC) clubs made the invite list and majority or california ECNL teams have gotten their invites. How do you make it into ID2?
How do you make ID2? Same as how you make a college team, PDP, ID2, NTC or other top units...you have to be able to play! And thats what the big money spending parents will soon discover. No matter how much money you spent over the 10 years of her youth career, no matter how many hours of weekly commuting you did to drag her to your fancy club practices, if she can't play they are looking right past her.
Hmmm. I notice two girls from NJ Crush on that list. Interesting that they aren't part of the 6 Average-Gamers that left. Very telling.
Dont sweat the small stuff. Lots of MF/PDA/EM girls at last years' camp:http://usclubsoccer.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/GIRLS-ROSTER-id2-Training-Camp-2016-09-29-Portland-CT.pdf
Where is the dick today? The scores must be killing you. U can't rip on 13 year old girls today.are u playing on the north field today in orange? You must be so proud.
lots of college coaches and national team coaches headed to the north field today.
Crush rules. Best club in state. They should have da and ecnl. Pda keeps blocking them.
So only 5 players from NJ made the ID2 camp? 3 from STA and 2 from NJ Crush. Good for them
This is us club, right? Hope someone from us soccer shows up to see them. Do you even know the difference?
US Soccer are the guys without the plan that are running the DA and torpedoing ECNL?
4:00 "Garrett Biller and Bobby Puppione were on-site to scout boys and girls players, respectively, on behalf of U.S. Soccer for potential future invitations to youth national team programming. NPL General Manager Leo Garcia oversaw the event." Congrats to the NJ girls. See you at the PDA tryouts!April 11th 8:00-9.30May 3rd 5:00-6:30ORApril 17th 5:00-6:30May 2nd 6:30-8:00
so you hate us soccer and the DA too.
top drawer should write an article about your team. Ten players who you can't watch play..
Clueless and jealous. The style and flair was so awesome to watch. BRUTAL.
top drawer from 3 days ago. http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2017/04/how-youth-teams-are-straddling-the-ecnl-development-academy-divide/"the migration will likely be noticeable as U.S. Soccer’s WNT scouts cannibalize their own events (they have financial reasons to do this, too) and increasingly turn away from ECNL’s spate of showcases and playoffs"
MF loses again today. But because they now have A-Gamers they get some points for flair and style. #winless
win or lose. style will be one of the criteria coaches will look for, especially when used in the right context, executed with the right speed and proper attitude and respect towards the team and the opponent.
Tell that to Jürgen Klinsmann. All you guys hide behind that stuff. When it produces results its great when it doesn't we hear how beautiful they played and what a pleasure it was to watch. Its about producing measurable results not opinions on which style is better than another. Accountability
514 has a lot time and pent up anger. This would be a good case study for Harvard.
5:22 PM - Jill Ellis has returned. How's it going in Fairfield.
5:22 PM - Jill Ellis has returned. How's it going in Fairfield Jill?
Wait, Matchfit sent their U14's across the country instead of Jeff Cup? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Like ever. Why would they do that?
you sir are a moron. If you only knew what these ECNL events are like. I'm sure nothing that you have ever experienced and never will playing rec soccer at CRUSH. Nice work MF, a 1 0 loss is very respectful against the teams you played.
Yep. After you played all the local competition and lose/tie most of them you get on a plane and go out west to lose and tie to those teams in front of scouts. Ha. Didn't MF just tie the b team from Crush and get shutout by SUSA. MF is horrible.
Have you ever seen a real tournament? I know CRUSH has their own and you guys play each other. You should come and experience an ECNL showcase event. At least you can watch some soccer, instead sitting on your fat ass ripping on young girls.
Notice that crush can't get into PDA tournamants? I wonder why?
Traveling to Phoenix as an 8th grader makes ZERO sense. If that team had crushed all competition on the East Coast, yes, I agree, they should be traveling to compete against the best teams in the country. With the age group change last year, no one knew how these teams would perform. As another poster said, this tournament was chosen for this team over the summer, when MF didn't have a clue the level of their competition. Obviously, the people are IDIOTSTake a look at the accepted teams at U14 for PDA. Not one West Coast team. They are not traveling across the country because it does not make sensemy older daughter played 4 years of ECNL. We spent a lot of money traveling across the country for her events in Texas, San Diego, Colorado, Seattle, Florida and Chicago, so yes, I do know what ECNL events are like, and yes they are great. Just not at U14
Hey liar, if your older daughter played ECNL, you would not have posted this. Ecnl mandates teams play in one event, MF didn't have a choice. You sir have been caught lying.
Did your daughter play ECNL at crush
There are plenty of good players that don't play ECNL. Also non ECNL teams can and have beaten ECNL teams. Get over it. Each team and each club is different. It is all a marketing ploy. You still have to prove it on the field.
8:14 - Finally someone who makes sense!
Why isn't crush playing at PDA?
Why don't you ask them? What does this have to do about Crush? Did you kid not make a Crush team? It seems in the U14 age they took all ECNL teams except for an additional PDA team. Keep paying to play the same teams. Also didn't someone say Crush b team tied and ECNL and SUSA beat one. You have to perform on the field. Just like some teams in the mid majors in college basketball can compete with the big conferences. Ooh so your club has paid for ECNL or DA status. Maybe it is too far for some people to drive to those locations. Maybe their kids are multi sport athletes - by the way is what the college coaches want. Play the game and let the chips fall where they may.
7:34 I'm not lying at all. If I could post pictures of the Nike gear I have purchased at each ECNL event I would. Nothing like waiting on that line at the soccer.com store huh? If you have attended an ECNL event, you would know I am telling the truth. Any how, in case your small brain isn't thinking correctly, they do NOT have to attend any ECNL events at U14, unless they make the finals. U14 is considered Pre-ECNL. If they DID have to attend at least one, PDA would suffice. You have been lied to my friend.
Stop! U14 is not considered Pre-ECNL. They have a national champion and all teams are required to do 2 events. They have always done this event which used to be in San Diego.
Both wrong in part. U14 Full ECNL, different requirements than U15-U17, limited like U18. Events at U14 are optional, but clubs are highly encourage and pushed to attend 1. This is the easiest for the NE group to attend and unlike Greer gives the kids the full experience.
BTW PDA would not suffice. It is not a U14 showcase. The 4 are 2 in AZ, Houston, and Greer, SC.
Houston, Arizona, South Carolina, elitism, richie rich soccer. thats all i hear. there are 14 year olds, 95% of whom will never play beyond college of which 99% should be way more focused on school, academic than soccer. Spending 7 to $10000 a year on ECNl and flying to tournaments to play soccer when most of these teams can't beat teams within a 50 mile drive. 18 families maybe $2000 per family per tournament. 36 grand to go to each of these tournaments. You could self fund 10, 15 years of tuition for players over the course of a few years. hook, line and sinker.
Do u really care that much about other families and how they raise their children? Sounds like money issues at your house.
Fly 6,000 miles round trip Spend $500 per airline ticket$300 per night at a hotel $50 airport round trip $75 long term parking $200 on food/Miscellaneous Tons of flair and style. Loss every game 0-3 for the tripScore 1 goal in 3 games and let up 8Scouts coming to watch the other teamsStyle and flair on full displayAverage Gamers back to their losing waysBut wait they are in ECNL. Ooh. Destroy team Chemistry Anger existing MF parents Below Average Game ResultsAssGame and Match Fit a match made in heaven PRICELESS
Deep, deep anger. Nice job to the players that went out this weekend and competed. I'm sure you all played great, as these angry fat slobs criticized you on a blog.
@2:12I'm going to take a guess that you are the guy responsible for your agame girls leaving crush and going to mfa. The fact is, they didn't play well. Sadly. The only goal for the entire tournament was a lucky one off of a messy corner. Mfa has had two league games so far and now this tournament and not one win. The new girls, all ten of them have not done anything to help. The only thing that mfa and dv have done is to line their pockets and screw over the existing players. Zero camaraderie and zero chemistry. It's going to be a long flight home and 5-1 can't come soon enough.
Nope, just a soccer fan letting the girls from NJ know that some people are behind them. You say the same about PDA, what have they done to you? Why do you hate them too? Any club that played this weekend, you would have criticized, because you are just angry.
Assume PDA has been winning or we would have heard. Any other scores that matter?
PDA - 1-1-1
2:42 PM - it sounds like you were in Arizona and you are speaking from seeing MF play and that you have a daughter on he team.
2:42 PM - Where did the other 4 girls come from? 10 new players is insane.
743 and 746 you are obsessed with this team. You should have flown out and watched, all you did all weekend was wait for updates anyway.
6 for sure from crush/agame. 1 sdfc 1 copa. Not sure where exactly the goalie came from. The 10th girl who is actually the first that arrivedvthis winter, I think came from crush too. Put us at 32 players. They moved 4 to npl and leaves us with the 28 player roster. The league should have rules in place to protect the existing players. Mfa is only interested in the money. And the team can't win anyway.
MF CS should make announce very soon. This is a big reason people moved early.
9:58 I can't wait for an announcement of a merger. PDA will have MF kicked out of ECNL so fast they won't know what happened. There is one too many ECNL team in NJ
The mf-cs merger is a sham. I think it's a troll trying to stir the pot. Some things don't make sense at all. 1. Why would the crush girls leave their club when it was crush that merged with cs!? Give the mf-cs merge a rest. We aren't buying it
CS wants ECNL too, this is main driver. It's good for both clubs and makes sense. There was a lot of talk about it at event this weekend.
People should just be directing their anger towards PDA. PDa created the EC NL to be an exclusionary elitist league, where money and power talks. The EC NL should have merged with NPL a long time ago, like the boys league is doing now. Then no one will be talking about crush and match fit because the team would not be an elitist team because clearly they are not at the top level now. It's really that simple folks . PDA is the one making it complicated with their monopoly.
The customers created the situation. The ECNL just figured out to maximally monetize girl's soccer. No one is forced to buy it.
9:38 You've obviously have become unhinged. PDA may have ruled the Soccer World in NJ at one time, but it is clubs like Matchfit that angers parents. They built their brand on lies and mistruths. Just look at the team in this age group. They took parents money when they formed teams telling the parents that their kid was ECNL level. Things don't go so well in the fall so they overload the roster, taking more money from the Crush parents, and now they find out they are in the same place they were before. The only one who wins is the Matchfit board who now have 30 kids money
I'm not sure what 938 is really saying. Hard to tell if he is against MF and PDA. Or maybe everyone.
Does anyone know if the coach CW is any good from MF ?
I think CW had a rough year last year with MF.
8:41 what event? Why?
@655 - ECNL
CW just started during the 2016/2017 season. I think she is much better suited to the older girls.
Which was the Matchfit coach that had the meltdown? Wasn't it CW?
Don't they have the holmdel mom coaching?
Holmdel now part of CS. Times change! Those were some good years.
Cw is the 03 ecnl mfa coach. Lp is the matchfit mercer coach. What meltdown are you referring to?
Ecnl should combine with top NPL teams as they are doing on the boys side. Does no one pay attention in this age group? Start looking around to see what's going on. It's not that hard to figure out. Here's one of the press releases on the boys side about how they're combining ECnl & NPL :The ground-breaking Elite National Premier League (ENPL) has announced its first qualifying league and first qualifying conference for the 2017-18 season.US Club Soccer ENPLThe ground-breaking Elite National Premier League (ENPL) has announced its first qualifying league and first qualifying conference for the 2017-18 season.Qualifying boys’ teams in five age groups from 14-U to 19-U from the Virginia NPL and from the Boys ECNL Southeast Conference will advance to the ENPL Playoffs in June 2018. These teams will earn qualification to the postseason ENPL Playoffs based on their performances throughout the regular season in their respective competitions.
If EC NL and NPL merged like on the boys side, then clubs like crush would not have merged with match fit. They would've been able to join easy nail on their own based on merit . EC NL is a members only elitist league and is not based on merit. Look at the write up that top drawer soccer did for the Phoenix event . In it's Sunday write up it talked about a game between the SoCal blues and De Anza force, and how that was a quality match up . But then the author went on to write that the quality of that match was a rare of that for this EC NL weekend, meaning that he did not see too many quality games in Phoenix . Why? Because EC NL is not merit based. It's just like an old boys club for members only, and you don't have to earn anything. The elitist nature of the EC NL is it own undoing. That's why US soccer has come in and mandated the girls development Academy -- to bring back quality . And for that you can blame PDA .
I agree with 8:19am. There are standards you have to meet in order to be ECNL but it still comes down to a vote at the end of the day from the Member Clubs. And guess what, member clubs like PDA don't want competition. End the voting regulations and if Clubs work hard to improve and get in on merit then the ECNL would improve. But that won't happen as it involves the big clubs, such as PDA, to not control their monopoly in NJ.
US Soccer has called the EC NL a business model , and not a developmental model :"U.S. Soccer, it should go without saying, thought differently about the whole venture. They’ve run the boys Development Academy since 2007 with a relatively strict set of rules in areas where the ECNL has not regulated. It was thought for a time that U.S. Soccer would simply partner up with the ECNL and create one mega-league, but for reasons that have not been made public (probably a lack of agreement on the league’s core principles) those talks never progressed. Further, U.S. Soccer’s April Heinrichs has publicly stated in the past that she viewed the ECNL as a “business model,” at least more so than what U.S. Soccer plans." This was published in yesterday's top drawer soccer article under the primer between EC NL And the gda.
US needs a system where top teams are rewarded and crappy teams are relegated. similar to what ECNL is doing with the champions league but better.
U.S. Soccer has no credibility. ECNL has built the best model and that's why us soccer wants to take it over. The ECNL tournament was awesome and you guys need to stop blaming other people. Your shitty clubs are poorly run start ups and just can keep your players, coaches and parents. MF was crying 4 years ago. They got ECNL, but have blown up do to mis management. Like every other club.
Also, on topdrawersoccer - 3 PDA girls were listed as standouts from day 2. Hats off!
What? ECNL totally copied the basic model of the boys da.
3:13 April 10What makes you so sure the ex-Crush parents are even paying for spring at Match Fit?
1:10 they better be or MF owes me a bunch of money
We are not paying. They felt so bad that we over paid for crush.......
Ha. Good one. U must be payIng double once MF saw the product on the field in real game situations. Keep drinking the A-GADE. #winless.
Ass-Game just keeps on making money every time he moves his peeps. I'm sure he got cash from the Stallions then Crush and now MF. A good used car salesman. I'll give him that. #therecycler
Thanks for letting us know that once again Matchfit has screwed it's customers. We will be sure to spread the word.
Is crush giving you your money?? They should you have with no team to play on this spring. What are you guys going to do? I'm not one who left, just curious how the club is going to handle your situation,
What's the feedback on the tryouts yesterday? Is the galaxy core moving to da or staying put? How was the showing?
I think many are all on spring break. I know the crush girls went, or least they threatened to come and take as many spots as they wanted.
7:35Crush 2003 NPL team is still solvent
8:16 so confused. Old crush aka MF or current ?!
Current crush. You posted the schedule for PDA DA and said you would be there. As you were putting down PDA in one of your angry rants.
Every time I read these posts I get a headache. I do not know why I do it. What an awful group of parents. It is probably only seven dads and two moms.If I knew nothing about this topic I would assume all teams are a ripoff, PDA is envied yet bashed, A-game is a maniac (although his wife is drippy wet hot), and everyone on this forum is right and everyone on this forum is wrong.I'll me back next week to hear more complaint.
4:02pm-You know enough about Average game to know who is wife if, so you're an average gamer too. Keep paying him the $$ for 40+ players in a training group.
If you follow @skybluefc on instagram you will find out who was at the DA tryouts. Not sure if you're going to recognize people you want, but it's a start.
@4:16 - no, not an A-gamer at all. My daughter has been to a lot of different trainers over the years, she went to a few classes and there were only 6-7 girls in the class (not 40 and it wasn't expensive at all). I'm not going to badmouth what he teaches. Just like I'm not going to badmouth anyone that does this for our kids. Different techniques and styles build a better player.
You went to a few classes but you know what his wife is like? Hmmm. She must be assisting the sessions, that explains it!
You job today on the wrap up show.
Hit'em with the HEIN!!!!Very good John Hein. Just what a lot of these losers are lacking.... humor! Baba Booey!
I play soccer like 10 days. Who me?Naw man, I don't eat dragon.
4:18 - thank you for the post. Probably will only include current PDA players and non-ECNL kids. All the other ECNL kids from other teams have to wait until after May 1st.
@ 4:16 you play soccer like some rubber cake. I ain't no ball.Come out and see, I'll rake you with the hose.
OMG this is hilarious!!!!!!!!Finally something good on here.
How many HS fans here?
@12:40. I think HS soccer is VERY important. Builds character and bonds that will last longer than soccer.
HS soccer fans, or HS in general? No and Yes. Are there specific bonds that get created as a result of HS soccer participation that are otherwise unattainable?
So we're not talking about Howard Stern?
Come on dude, really?1)Compete for your town and play rivals2)No Cost versus what we all do here which is pay to play. This means we limit the talent at the Club level. HS should STILL be an avenue for tremendous players who cannot afford to pay their way or have the contacts to get free Club ride. That is why US soccer is failing and will continue to decline. No 14-17 year old should have to choose between Academy and HS, especially when DA is new and not all that impressive.Many Sothern Cal teams (which are the BEST in the nation) have declined the DA already and ALL clubs should follow suit.
In the US, school ball is the only option or many players. Club is a luxury expense and will not make it to the top of the list for most.
I saw on the nj.com news site the other day that a freshman from Ramapo HS made verbal commitment to Duke.
Duke has two freshman commits. Both are from NJ and both play for PDA.
Well, nj.com failed to mention that piece of information.
My daughter saw crush player at da tryout. Social media tells all. If you leave crush, will everyone hate you too?
I'm sure plenty of Crush girls are trying out for multiple DA's and teams as all kids should during TRYOUT season. What is wrong with that? Are they leaving their current team high and dry mid season? Haven't heard that.
Nothing wrong now I guess. Just wasn't the case with anyone in past leaving crush. Oh, and now PDA is okay. I wonder what will happen if someone doesn't make a certain club...
What are you talking about? I haven't seen one message on this board complaining about Crush players leaving their team at the conclusion of their season. The issue has been girls leaving during the middle of a season and not honoring the commitment they made to the club and their teammates. At the end of a season anyone can and should do what they want.
@9:50 pm Once again, don't comment on shit you don't know about. I have listened to both sides and their leaving was justified. Bad situation for all granted.
All the people who have backed up crush for years have all left. And they are all made the right move. The ones that stayed back and kept the bashing of everyone who has left over the years, are now in a very bad situation. If you have younger kids, you will learn a good lesson. Get to tne best team clubs as quickly as possible. Going into 8th and 9th grade can be brutal, everything changes.
There would not be such an issue with players leaving Crush and being handed a spot on MFA if it had not occurred one week before the spring season was to begin. i've never seen a Crush team where players were not talented. 8th and 9th grade is the age where kids start to think for themselves; Unfortunately too many decide they've had enough and quit the game. One thing that is clear from this board is that the game has become far too serious.
Just say how its justified. What is a best club? Otherwise everyone is beating a dead horse.
9:45 Just adding value, promise not to rake anyone with the hose today!- which coach/trainer is THE eye candy- which coach/trainer has a hot significant other
@8:35am. You are a LIAR. I know everything that happened with the Crush kids leaving. Your are piece of crap and once again trying to distort the truth to try and save what little is left of your reputation. Yet to hear you dispute the facts or the timeline in detail on how it went down. Furthermore you are a untrustworthy piece of garbage who was coaching a TEAM of girls and collecting a paycheck while you decided to bring certain girls to another club for winter practices while still employed by Crush. Again I ask you as a coach and a mentor didn't you have a responsibility towards ALL the girls or was it just the ones who were PAYING you on the side. You are a fraud and shouldn't be in the coaching profession. This has NOTHING to do with what club or trainer is better. It is about how you handle yourself and the lessons we teach the kids.
such a joke, more and more justifications, rationalizations. heck, if you say it over and over to yourself, over and over again, you can start to believe anything. I know the situation INTIMATELY and there was and is NOTHING that was done to the girls to cause them to leave, in a pack, mid season, and leave their existing team in a bind, let alone wreck their integrity as loyal teammates. They weren't abused, mistreated, quarantined or subject to infection and disease. We wish you the best, but it would be more honorable to just say you felt you had better opportunity, that your daughters personal and sole self interests were more important than he being loyal to a solid, fun team, and then at least for once you'd be honest about the situation. Being there for someone means being there for someone when its tough to do so, not when its convenient.
Wrong again. Practicing with MF over the winter was for the FALL not the Spring when Coach announced he was not returning to Coach in the FALL. Coach was then fired and there is no ECNL for Crush. These girls would have lost out on almost a FULL year due to non-play with the Fall HS schedule. ECNL is a MUCH different game at a much higher level. Nobody feels great about what happened. There was not enough communication until it was too late. Nobody is bashing Crush, it is a very good organization. Coach should have been allowed to finish the season and this all would have never happened, but that is hindsight. If you want to have a private conversation about this..... be happy to. I am sure you will send back another angry post in response but if you continue to do so, at least post your name if you want to have an adult convo. Peace and soccer
Nope. You are wrong again. Who did he tell he wasn't coming back? When did that get communicated? Didn't he have a responsibility to ALL the girls on his team? Was that his decision or Crushes decision? Why not brIng the girls to some spring practices at MF. Don't they have to try out in the spring anyhow? What happens if some don't make the fall roster?
"Should have been allowed to finish the season". What a clueless quote. In what business would an employee who handled himself like Ass-Game did be allowed to keep their job? You are obviously a parent who left.
Who me? Love that! Enough with the crush mf garbage. Move on.
come on 11:57! Toss your hat in the ring and answer the questions! (the only rule is: if you are a coach and read this forum - please be kind and do not nominate yourself!)
Tried to open a peaceful dialogue. Now you can go F yourself you bitter fool! No need to respond as I won't be on here to see it.Call me if you want to be a man and talk. I am sure you can find my contact info.
I agree with @ 11:27 and I am neither a MF or Crush parent. There is never only one side to a story. This man/woman was trying to reach out and attempt to talk. Everyone needs to grow up.Let's get back to soccer talk that matters!
I am here to talk about soccer it is. Who is the best team in the State it is. They threw me in jail for having a little weed and I don't have $ for a lawyer it is!
Best team in the state: Red Bulls it is!
What's not peaceful? You don't want to look in the mirror. Keep ducking the question. Didn't he coach a TEAM of 14 girls? Wasn't he responsible for ALL their well being? Until you answer that question truthfully you have no credibility.
Asked and answered! There were several parents who wanted him gone. He looked out for the kids that have been with him for a long time and supported his programs. Isn't that the way the world works? Why WOULDN'T he look out for them. He was a pretty damn good coach to ALL 14 girls and raised ALL of their skills. It has been a long and sometimes tough road with him and worth every tear, practice, tournament, and rough time.
Pretty accurate. And no he didn't treat all the girls the same. He was coaching for Crush but it might as well had say A- Game on their jerseys. If you were at most of the games and I know you were there was clear favoritism to those legacy players. There was ZERO team chemistry. Two teams within one. The point is he never was coaching for Crush. It was about advancing his own agenda and those who have been paying him for years. The other girls were used to raise the talent level of his team and get them into the higher flights in tournaments. You are a smart guy. You know the deal.
Its over, move on. What the guy did was wrong, no coach should be steering players away from a program that embraced them and gave them all, including the coach an opportunity to succeed. If he did improper things as a representative of Crush, and that was the cause of his dismissal,he should be a man about it and accept what he did was wrong and not interfere with the process. We all understand that we do what we believe to be in the best interest of our daughters but the timing and way it was facilitated did not consider the affects on the other players at both clubs. yes that is life and this wont be the last time we hear of unethical behavior. It's time to move on from this and learn. DV should be a man about it and acknowledge that he selfishly didnt care about ALL the players he was responsible for. The parents who left should also acknowledge what they did didnt consider the ramifications on the other players. And the remaining Crush parents should stop whining and move on.
Enough dude. And stay at crush, nobody wants you on their sidelines. bergen girls all day long...
Dude. U are running out of places to play. Stallions, Crush, MF. What's next when it doesn't work out at MF after tryouts? The worst decision Crush ever made was letting DV and the Average-Gamers and their families into their club. Pure Poison. Toxic. Enough said.
Stop putting the blame on the coach. How is it you put down PDA and then show up there? I'm sure kids have left for other clubs and you hate them too. Pretty sure your issues are much deeper and darker than the few players that left for the right reasons, you.There is always so much press about this little club called crush, and it's always bad. 90 percent of the blog has never even heard of this club prior to your issues and never seen them play.
Boy you are pathetic.
We will see many crush girls at NYSC, WC ECNL and NPL as well as PDA tryouts. Problem with all these half a$$ start up clubs, they are all just a bunch of talk. Parents buy in and believe the dream and pay up big time. Then by 8th grade everyone hates each other and have gone different ways. The ones that leave early for the PDA or WC, end up winning in the long run. This is what is happening here, just one very vocal and mad dad, who hung on to long.. Blame CRUSH, not all your old buddies...
How is what MF is doing any different than what Crush is doing? Isn't Crush scrambling to fill the void by hiring a coach specifically to bring over the top 1/2 of his squad? and didn't that coach do the same thing at the behest of Crush? hired the coach for his incredible training ability and not the fact that he could come across with some reasonably good players? Stop worrying about Matchfit and what we was done, and focus on your own training. You better work on your game, you're going to need it in the coming weeks. Which set of girls do you think is better off, the girls now on the ECNL squad with great feet and love of the game, in a new home, or the mishmash of kids at Crush about to be overrun by the inbound squad and the new coach who favors his existing roster.Stop talking crap, and focus on your kids and their soccer. The rest is just noise and chatter. These deals are done. Whining is for babies. Grow up and focus on your daughter's soccer.
If you can't see the difference you are either blind or just plain stupid. Perhaps both. #winless
There is no difference. If you think any of the remaining girls on the existing Crush team will have a spot on the team once the Clarkstown coach brings in his girls, and the girls from Primo in, you are crazy. He took the Primo girls to Jeff Cup with him to start the team bonding already. Where were your girls?
What Is Primo?
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