NPL Crossover cup to still send champion to NPl Finals?The Washington Premier League works as follows - As such, we only have 15 NPL leagues witha u14 Girls Flight:The Fall season will be the NWCL-qualifying league. Each age group will have a minimum of seven teams playing 12 games in a home/away series. But there may be some exceptions based on the depth and quality of the teams in any given age group. Teams that win the Northwest Champions League will advance to the NPL Championship CupThis brings me to the NYCSL NPLand the New England NPL. If we follow the same format as last year 4 teams from each league qualified after the fall Season.So in addition to winning their league title they can also qualify as a Crossover Cup team.It would be great for the Crossover Cup to become more of a regional Cup.Champions Flight for the 5 region1 NPLs.and a Wildcard Flight for all the runner Ups to play for spot 16 at the NPL Finals. NYCSL NPLNew England NPLEDP NPLVirginia NPLNorthEast Girls NPL.PS. I think we have PDA people on here, why wouldn't PDA do as followsStorm = ECNLDragons = NorthEast Girls NPLAjax = NYCSL NPLShore = EDP NPLI know it would look really bad if PDA sent 3 teams to the NPL finals, just curious.
That is a great idea 9:06, but what do I know, my daughters team sucks according to some poster.
1043 assuming you are on one of PDA's NPL teams no worries the system will take care of itself. If your daughter is that good she will be moved up but not she has the PDA brand behind her when recruiting time comes. Look how many committed from the graduating class for 2016 so far from PDA. That's probably majority ECNL team but many of the NPL players as well. Don't worry about these posters as many on here are probably on mom and pop club team that started up within the last decade that believe GS rankings are meaningful for recruitment. LOL
good advice 11:23, but we are not with PDA, however we also rock-out the light blue and white for our home kits, does that qualify?
Very important question for GS 4 Life. Do you know the GS point values for the Wags tourney? Is second flight slightly less than first flight?
Not GS guy but top flight is definitely 10,000. Second flight is at least 9,000, maybe 9,500 if GS considers Sounders considered top 1% (#47 out of 4428 teams)
1216 sorry there isn't 4428 teams in GS U14 there are only 3897 active teams with ranks. Do not include the N/A teams in your computation.
Wags Flight Values: 1st Flight: 10,000 Pts2nd Flight: 8,500 Pts3rd Flight: 5,650 PtsGS (Not)4Life
Thanks 12:16. 9,000 points will leave an F2 team sitting in first place in their state. Then it will be back to F1 play again where they should be.
116 Gotta win F2 to get the points first. GS (Not)4Life
Anybody want to take-a-stab at how many GS points EDP Cup Platinum will be?Thanks!
Just a thought from a few days ago regarding the US Training Centers- if your kid is used as a measuring stick, wouldn't that put her in a good position to be considered for a national pool call up? Someone mentioned being in limbo but a 'measuring stick' seems more than being in limbo to me..
3898 Total Teams 8500 = EDP CUP 2015 FALL [U12-U14]1% STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ) 1% NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE) 1% JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ) 2% SJEB '01G NPL (NJ) 3% PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD) GPS NJ FLASH U14 ELITE (NJ) NJCSA ELITE MANALAPAN (NJ) TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ) 4600 = Discovery Cup 20151% 1776 UNITED FC XTREME4% MANHATTAN SC G01 PRIDE NPL4% FKK 01/02 FLORIDA KRUSH BLACK5% HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT5% MCLEAN YOUTH SOCCER U14 ECNL PENN UNITED FORCE NORTHERN STEEL ECLIPSE FCV ASHBURN HEATGS 4 Life
All the rankings are out of whack b/c of PDA tournament not being awarded points and any flight one of those teams played in was undervalued. PDA Dragons perfect example. They dropped from something like 28 to 128. So when we look at the top 10 lists is it really? We are not talking about an event not getting points. PDA event was given then taken away. Plus you had the following teams with less points than they really have. NEFC-EliteMatch Fit Pre ECNLEast Meadow HotshotzFC Virginia Pre-ECNLPDA DragonsFC Stars of Mass-WestWorld Class FC '01 ECNLMatch Fit NE NPLGBUFC - 01 SelectTSF Academy 01/02GPDA-Shore FusionLVU 01Capital United-BlueFC Bolts-GreenAlleycats NekoEmpire Buffalo
Thanks GS 4 Life!
Mr. GS 4 Life,Any idea if NYSCL NPL will award Fall 2015 GS points for each division East and West, or as a 1 group of 12 teams collectively? I other words, will each division winner get a shot at 8500 points?Thanks!
And My favorite of course the multiple accounts. As much as I like GS - I do admit it is a joke - not the tool - they just don't care about the quality of their data which is sad, since they charge a fee to use their tool.10440 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STORM4950 PDA 01G PRE-ECNL15,3903846 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX1901 PDA SOUTH 01 NPL5,74710811 CFC WEST ORANGE248 CONNECTICUT FC 01 PRE-ECNL11,0593535 CFC ARSENAL SKY1648 CONNECTICUT FC 01 NPL5,18310864 EAST MEADOW HOTSHOTZ4208 EAST MEADOW SC EAST MEADOW 01G PRE-ECNL15,0624224 WORLD CLASS FC '01 ECNL1732 WORLD CLASS FC 01 PRE-ECNL5,9563:28 No idea I guess that depends on how they release it to GS, in the past they released it as one table which would bring out the higher value or they can split it and lower the value for everyone.This is another reason GS is a joke - to easy to manipulate the data.I think I'm going to call my self Mr Playoffs b/c i hate them so much, so no more GS 4 life.Mr. Playoffs
Nobody cares about points, 3:28Get over it already
Shut up 3:57, and go practices some juggle with you know who : /
Great Blog, We got Mr. Playoffs, GS Life, Mr. Nice Guy, Mr. GS (NOT)4Life), Soccer Nut. This blog keeps me entertained all day. Did much change in the rankings after Spirit and FC Stars Cup NO the stronger teams are still the stronger teams and the business minded ECNL teams are what they are.
Everybody cares about points 3:57!!! Even if they say they don't. So get that "my daughter's team is above all that" nose out the air. If we didn't have GS point ranking, we would have to take your opinion of what teams are getting stronger or weaker. It also let us see how teams have done head to head which makes it an awesome tool going into tourney's. I wish there was published ranking for everything, work, driving, sports, love.........
So who is going to Bethesda this year, anybody??
Not Us, I'm sorry to say but why travel so far to these tournaments I hopefully by the time my youngest daughter gets around EDP's fall tourney's will be the place to be as they are played on great fields and only 1-2 hours from the North Jersey, NY, PA, MD Etc. I personally like driving down 1 hour for these events.
Unfortunately PL will not be attending in Bethesda. Our club president will not allow our team to play since it is on the same weekend that we host one. Unlike the previous poster, I enjoy tournament play since its an opportunity to go up against good teams from other states. Starting to look like the hurricane coming up the coast will stay out over the ocean, good news for Wags.PL Parent
But GS 4 Life was a cool handle. It was not just a name, but a statement!PL Parent
ahhhh....bethesda.....sure, i'll be there
Thanks bro, but you sound a little creepy there, is that a code for something?
Lets hope he's thinking about the beers at the hotel.
Besides the games, let's face it, it's the best thing about the tournaments.
And then there's the drunk moms in the hot tub after the kids are sleeping and all a sudden ...........
Haha, then all of a sudden you realize what you are doing, and run screaming from said hot tub!
True that. Playing Fantasy Soccer Parent is a far different game than the real thing.
Sorry, my mind was wandering, not sure NJ has a monopoly on loud and annoying Mom’s, personally I think Long Island has you beat, but that’s just me, enjoy the water!
New Jersey North? REallyEverytime I see a NJ South Mom, they are drunk, LOUD, annoying and no IT alls
Now that's a ranking can Gotsoccer start tracking that Ranking of annoying moms.
Does the Beyond annoying MF ECNL parent count as a Mom or a Dad, it's really hard to tell.
Good point. Where the men are men and so are the women. NJ north has to win out over NJ south, think of the teams in the north? Awesome looking moms that everyone loves until they talk. I have heard that annoying PA moms are working their way up the rankings. Could move up as high as #3 after Wags.
Hahahahhaha! We played that team once and I know EXACTLY who you are talking about.
I would put that mom up against any other team parent as far as worst sideline parent.
prediction for winner next weekend at Edp cup? STA.
No, 4:32, just no.
Accepted Teams list1776 United FC Xtreme (can’t wait to see Mom!)Alberton Fury ECNLBeadling SC EliteBethesda SC Express ECNL Bethesda SC ForceBethesda SC StormBraddock Road EliteCentury V EliteCleveland Futbol RoyalContinental FC Delco ECNLContinental FC NPLCouncil Rock United FC Bucks ECNLDavidsonville DynamiteEUSA Empire United RochesterFC FrederickGPS-MA NPLHarford FC United ThunderHFC ReadyHMMS Eagle FC SpiritLehigh Valley UnitedLoudoun Soccer RedManhattan SC Pride NPLMaryland United FC ECNLMassapequa NPL Lil' RowdiesMatch Fit Academy FC ECNLMatch Fit Academy FC NPLMD Rush MontgomeryNew Jersey Rush BlueNew York SCNJ Crush Tsunami NPLNJ Wildcats NPLNJCSA ElitePA Classics AcademyPenn Fusion ECNLPenn Fusion NPLPlayers Development Academy AjaxRage SC AthleticaReal SoundersSeverna Park Black ThunderSouth Jersey Elite Barons NPLUkrainian Nationals Blasters BlastVictory Express SC PlatinumVincent United FC VengeanceYardley Makefield BansheesJersey United SpartansPipeline BlackPotomac Hotspurs BlueSAC Premier Blue
I see Penn Fusion coming away with its first real tourney win in a long time.
Only if they request to play in the second flight.
Nope New York SC will with there "Stand Out Player". LoL
There are a lot of second and third tier teams on that list. PF will be finalist in F1 and possible the winner.
Where have I heard that before? Oh yea, before EVERY major tournament they've entered for the last 2 years. Hahaha, are those West Chester Summer Classic championship trophies getting lonely on the mantle?
First Tournament Win? I hope they right their ship in league play first before it's to late.They are lucky they have MF and PDA in their division.ECNL Metro2.00 (4) Match Fit Academy ECNL U141.75 (4) PDA ECNL U141.40 (5) Penn Fusion SA ECNL U140.75 (3) World Class FC ECNL U140.00 (3) Continental FC Delco ECNL U140.00 (3) FC Bucks ECNL U14ECNL New England3.00 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U142.50 East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U142.00 Albertson Fury ECNL U140.50 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U14-.-- Connecticut FC ECNL U14-.-- FSA FC ECNL U14NorthEast NPL3.00 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL3.00 PDA North 01 NPL2.50 PDA South 01 NPL2.00 World Class FC 01 NPL1.75 Continental FC 01 NPL1.67 Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL1.33 FC Stars of Mass 01 NPL0.67 Penn Fusion SA 01 NP0.60 East Meadow SC 01 NPL0.00 Albertson SC 01 NPL0.00 FC Bucks 01 NPL-.-- Connecticut FC 01 NPL-.-- FSA FC 01 NPL
Do you remember all that talk about PF NPL?The lost to PDA North 1-0 and PDA South 1-0 in last year's playoffs (boy i hate playoffs)Then they started off 2015 racking up some major GS pointswith some nice results1-0 CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)1-0 SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)1-0 YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)1-1 ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNLBoy have they had a horrible start to their NPL season.2-4 PDA South 01 NPL1-1 Continental FC 01 NPL1-3 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL3-0 World Class FC 01 NPL0-3 PDA North 01 NPL1-2 FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLThen we have the darlings of PA? We read about how PL lost some of their better players to PFand that PF would make a serious run at ECNL since NJ soccer can't beat teams outside of NJ.0-1 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY GU14 ECNL5-0 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL2-0 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA2-0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL5-0 HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT6-1 LDC UNITED ATTACK 5-0 BRAMS UNITED GRIRLS REBELSThen they started league play and beat of on CFC Delco and WC before dropping 2 to PDA/MF and a tie vs FC Stars with Boston tomorrow.let's see if it's still a1 goal game when it counts. Maybe they do win Bethesda because Tournamewnt play is where it's at right?4-0 Continental FC Delco ECNL U142-3 Match Fit Academy ECNL U144-0 World Class FC ECNL U140-2 PDA ECNL U141-1 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U14 Mr. Playoffs
Mr. Playoffs. The "Darlings of PA" mantle is perfect. Unfortunately for PF, they're problem since going to 11v11 has been scoring goals. The players they have picked up have not helped in that area even a little bit. The Darlings can run all the cute little triangles they want, but the lack of an aggressive attacker is hurting them.
EDP Cup = NYE team versus Pipeline for final.
Pipeline??? Pipeline???? All those teams and you pick Pipe Dreams.
7:56 you forgot to sign off on your post like usual. Coward?
At the end of the day PF's competition alone will make them better players than those on teams who win 6-0 in mediocre leagues. So it's all good. Keep hating.
9:48 Do u mean like those great wins you have over FC Bucks and a host of other similar teams? Wasn't ripping your Darlings, just stating the fact that nothing has changed much since you guys went to 11v11. By the way, when is the last time PF beat a upper tier Ecnl team?
Still no sign off. It's ok, we know. Enjoy your daughters nail biting games.
@8:36 prey tell, please. It is local teams, I like this Platinum bracket.
11:14. Our team gets ripped on here many times and the person is very angry in his (or her) statements. Would love to find out what team they are associated with, but it'll never happen. Good luck at EDP Cup.PL Parent
Many teams get ripped on. It all comes back to jealousy and frustration. People that are intently worried about other teams and players don't have enough excitement and positivity within their own kids team/club.
2015 REGION 1 FALL CHAMPION'S LEAGUEIt looks like this week's games were a rain out.1) FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 (3 pts)2) HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (0 pts)BEADLING SC ELITE GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC PERFECT TOUCH SA GIRLS 01-02our VA poster can you please clear something up for me the FCV United team playing in Region1 is not the same team that played at the NPL Finals if we go by GS accounts, Is this true?
Thanks 5:36, hope you enjoyed writing that profound message, actually, not exactly sure what you mean. The reference is almost as bad as the guy you doesn't like the word showcase, as if anyone cares what he thinks. However, all is not well in Camelot, far from it. When we get to the fork in the road, we will take it.
Good job 2:47. I hope the fork in the road comment was posted in honer of the greatest catcher in MLB history (Yogi of course)? One of the many great Yogisms. PL Parent
PL Parent,Yes its a great one from the great one, but I am a Mets fan!Tough day at the office today, lots of meetings but no results : (
If your a Mets fan, then you are also Jets fan. So your day isn't a total loss. Besides, Mets will most likely end up in the World Series. I'm a Giants fan, so you know my baseball team.PL Parent
New England Girls NPL Fall 2015PT - GP - (GD)9 - 3 - (+18) NEFC ELITE U14 GIRLS 9 - 3 - (+14) OAKWOOD SC9 - 3 - (+8) BAYSIDE FC BOLTS U14G NPL 01/025 - 4 - (-8) YANKEE UNITED F.C. BLAST NPL-01 BLUE2 - 4 - (-7) SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SDA U14G1 - 2 - (-2) SEACOAST UNITED ELITE -CS- 01/021 - 4 - (-4) GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02 0 - 3 - (-20) AZTEC SOCCER GIRLS 01 NPL0 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SDA U14G4 OAKWOOD SC2 BAYSIDE FC BOLTS U14G NPL 01/021 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/020 SEACOAST UNITED ELITE -CS- 01/022 NEFC ELITE U14 GIRLS0 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SDA U14G0 YANKEE UNITED F.C. BLAST NPL-01 BLUEMr. Playoffs
Don't know who they are, but with a name like Yankee United, that team must have the classiest coach and smartest players in their league. Definitely my favorite team.PL Parent
NPL Northeast Girls League 2015-16PTAV GP GD3.00 4- (+10) Match Fit Academy 01 NPL3.00 4- (+8) PDA North 01 NPL2.20 5- (+8) PDA South 01 NPL1.75 4- (+6) Continental FC 01 NPL1.75 4- (+2) FC Stars of Mass 01 NPL1.75 4- (+2) World Class FC 01 NPL1.25 4- (+4) Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL1.00 7- (-4) Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL1.00 6- (-5) East Meadow SC 01 NPL0.00 5- (-14) FC Bucks 01 NPL0.00 5- (-17) Albertson SC 01 NPL-.-- -- (---) Connecticut FC 01 NPL-.-- -- (---) FSA FC 01 NPL (CT)Not Reported:FC Bucks 01 NPLWorld Class FC 01 NPLPDA South 01 NPLPDA North 01 NPLMr. Playoffs
ECNL U14 Northeast ConferenceMetro Division PPG- GP GD2.00 4- (+6) Match Fit Academy ECNL U141.75 4- (+4) PDA ECNL U141.17 6- (+4) Penn Fusion SA ECNL U140.75 4- (-4) World Class FC ECNL U140.00 3- (-10) Continental FC Delco ECNL U140.00 4- (-17) FC Bucks ECNL U14New England DivisionPPG- GP GD3.00 3- (+6) Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U142.60 5- (+13) East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U141.60 5- (-1) Albertson Fury ECNL U140.50 2- (-1) FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U14-.-- -- (--) Connecticut FC ECNL U14-.-- -- (--) FSA FC ECNL U14Not Reprted:FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U14FC Bucks ECNL U144 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U140 FC Bucks ECNL U141 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U141 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U140 Albertson Fury ECNL U143 East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U141 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U140 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U14
What's up with FC Bucks ECNL? Last year they gave up a bunch but were at least able to score some. Haven't scored a goal yet this season.
Forget FC Bucks, What's Up with NYSC? And who saw MSC being on top after 5?Not me - Great job MSC and NJC didn't see that one either.NYCSL NPL 2015-2016EASTPT G GD 13 5 +12 Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-0110 5 +10 Intense Soccer Academy NPL-0110 5 +02 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-0109 5 +04 Quickstrike FC NPL-0106 5 +00 New York Soccer Club NPL-0100 5 -23 Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-01WESTPT G GD 15 5 +14 NJ Crush FC NPL-0113 5 +10 STA NPL-0106 5 -06 New York Rush NPL-0103 5 -04 Princeton SA NPL-0103 5 -10 Match Fit Academy NPL-0100 5 -09 NJ Stallions Academy NPL-01 0 New York SC NPL-012 Manhattan SC NPL-011 Massapequa SC NPL-01 0 Intense SA NPL-016 Quickstrike FC NPL-013 Brentwood SC NPL-012 STA NPL-010 Match Fit NPL-010 PSA NPL-011 NJ Crush FC NPL-011 NJ Stallions NPL-012 NY Rush NPL-01
It is the best of times, and the worst of times...Best because my kid is in great form, and we are very proud.Worst because the team has not performed, and it's depressing.The girls are not playing poorly, they are having trouble finishing.
If your kid is playing great and the team is playing good soccer thats not a bad thing. Coach needs to take some responsibility for the finishing part.
6:43 - that's crazy talk - the coach has nothing to do with the players finishing it's not like they are on the pitch with the kids playing. All the coach can do is teach them how to move the ball, how the girls move the ball and execute their possession is on them. Of course we have coaches that provide instruction throughout the game (which I hate more than playoffs but not more that parents providing instructions from the sidelines) even these guys and gals are not to blame. It's the player's responsibility to execute - to train on their own if they feel they need more or you play with the cards you have.Mr. Playoffs
NJYS Fall National Championship Series and GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER NJ FLASH U14G ELITE (NJ)NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)0 WESTFIELD SA FC PREMIER COLOCCINI (NJ)3 THISTLE COMETS (NJ)2 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE (NJ)0 MOUNT LAUREL UNITED FURY (NJ)SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMA (NJ)NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)1 SDFC SAMBA (NJ)2 NJCSA ELITE (NJ)MEDFORD STRIKERS SOUL (NJ)REAL NJSC SOUNDERS (NJ) 1 HADDONFIELD SC LIGHTNING (NJ)0 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL (NJ)
I think it is not by accident that the coaches past teams all had trouble finishing.
scorers go thru slumps just like any sport. Coaches job is make sure they don't lose confidence.
Its not easy for 13 year olds to score goals within our system, we always win the possession aspect, but all the other team needs is a miscue, or a flub, and they are off to the races. We need to string together 7-10 passes to attack, while our opponents require 2 passes, its so frustrating, its beyond belief. I wish that just once in a while, we would punt the ball, and send a ball over the top, just to even a score-line, but alas we play a certain style, and the style requires that there are NO weak links in the pass-chain, and how realistic is that for all 11 players at u14? I have turned to alcohol, it helps a little, especially when I am in the hot tub with the Mom from 1776 : )
850 - newbie here. can you say what team your kid plays for? maybe everyone already knows...but I do not.
I agree with Mr. Playoff and 8:44. My daughter is a striker and sometimes she can go on a goal scoring tear for 5 or 6 games. And then come up empty (even against a weaker teams) for awhile and your wondering how it looked so easy earlier. I have been told goal scoring is like bananas, they come in bunches. But it sucks when there's no bananas at all. Its so important to have depth and have a team not reliant on one or two players to carry the scoring. I don't know what formations your teams play, but I hate (and I mean hate) when coaches play only one striker high.PL Parent
Possession coaches so often make the mistake that their team must pass the ball and score off of pretty combination play. You learn the game of possession to teach the girls fundamentals of technical work so the girls learn how to be more technical soccer players but in a game you adjust your style to what the opponent is giving you . A clever ball over the top is as much a part of a strategy in a possession game as it is for a team that plays a straight forward English style game. The game should dictate the tactic. Soccer Nut
I agree Soccer Nut, can you please give our coach a call?
Despite what GotSoccer may say, the FCV United team that played in the NPL finals is the same FCV United team that won the Virginia Premier League last year, currently leads the Virginia Premier League, is playing Region 1 and will be in the 3rd flight at WAGS. I cannot explain why GotSoccer lists another FCV team for the NPL finals but since no points was earned, it doesn't really matter.
9:22, that is not important. There are probably other teams that are experiencing the same situation, just blowing-off some parental steam, no big deal, especially since I cannot do anything about it. Like I said, my kid is playing really well, and that is the silver-lining that we should all hope for.
As the Soccer Nut said "game dictates tactics". You may have a coach that is a better at teaching technical skills, but not quite as strong at the tactical end. But that is not a truly bad thing at this age, although winning is kind of fun. PL Parent
9:53 If you know your team manager you may want to ask them to look into it.Yes no GS points but playing NPL FINALS is a nice resume builder maybe could have got the girls in F2 at WAGS? Stranger things.Mr Playoffs
Mr Playoff agrees with you 10:29
Speaking of Playoffs, it looks like the news of our ultimate demise were premature, and I have to say is:THANK GOD, I LOVE PLAYOFFS! LOL_LOL_LOLhttps://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/npl/current/playoffs.aspI know, I know, but its my world, and I will alter reality when necessary.
Mr. Playoff and Soccer Nut. Do u like a formation of 4 D-backs, 1 holding mid, four mids and one striker? I understand you can get better control in the middle of the field, but your wings are forced to relieve pressure both offensively and defensively. I like two strikers high, which may give up some mid play one the outside, but I think it keeps teams more honest on defense up the middle. Thought?PL Parent
We play a 3-3-4, with a holding-mid, so we have 2 attacking mids to support the striker and wings. Is that working right now, not really, but I see what they are trying to do, but it ain’t easy. Perhaps we should use your configuration, can’t hurt, I will shoot our coach an email, what do you think?Mr. I Love Playoffs
8:23 what team are you referring to?
STARS 8FC Bucks 0
The 3-3-4 is good in that it is suppose to give a ladder effect (support)from one tier to the next. Any team running this must have wings that are relentless and in great shape. I guess we have have to believe that a coach knows his players and what they do well, and is doing his best to set them up for success. Or is challenging them to be more than they are at the present. Maybe i'm giving coaches to much credit and most of them try to pound a square peg in a round hole. PL Parent
11:52, I can neither deny or confirm, but why is that so damn important, are you interested in gloating or bashing?Go ahead, give it your best shot....
Mr. I Love Playoffs. In playing the 3-3-4, do you find that opposing teams tend to control the outside 10 yards on both sides of the field? Our high school runs the same formation and this tends to happen. Plus, our outside defenders like to stab at the ball, so guess what happens next?PL Parent
I don't bash. Unless a blogger is from that team being discussed they know nothing. Some sure think they do though!
FC Bucks appear to be in the wrong league.. -25 goal differential ouch.. Going to be a long season.
Yeah but their players are learning to play at a higher level and have a quicker first touch on the ball. The losses will be by lesser amounts as the season progresses.
I do agree while they can't stand in comparison to any other ECNL team in the league, not even sure they can hang with CFC, they are being challenged game after game. I'd like to see them in tournament play outside the ECNL league to see how they do.
2 things1. Why the FC Bucks hate - we all know this age group wasn't strong last year so more of the same this year.2. 2:29 you talk like the losses will be for lesser amounts because they are getting better, okay are the other teams not getting better for this to happen? Unfortunately, the only way they right that ship is by bringing in players that can play at that speed already or they pull a MF out of the hat and talk a good team to leave their club to join theirs.GS 4 Life (to many mr playoff handles)
3-3-4 or 4-3-3?Do you know that convention dictates the numbering from the back forward?A 4-3-3 is usually 4 backs, 1 or 2 holding mids, 1 or 2 attacking mids depending on the number of holding and 3 forwards- 2 "wing" forwards and a center striker. There are variations as in a 4-2-3-1where the wind forwards are more flank attacking midfielders with some increased defensive responsibilities etc.common alternative formations: 4-4-2- the US women played this unsuccessfully in the initial phases of the world cup. often with a diamond midfield- 1 holding 2 wide midfielders and 1 attacking midfielder. Similar 4-4-1-1 with on target forward and one "withdrawn" forward in the "hole" similar to an attacking midfielder playmaker. There are many others of course: the old Barcelona false 9 formation etc.
Wasn't FC Bucks hate, just an observation. Getting dominated week after week doesn't benefit players. 3:29 I was thinking the same thing. 4-3-3
3:10 Q#2 - how many high level players do they need to bring in to be competitive in ECNL?
Ha! That's not hate. I've seen hate on this board. People hate on teams that are either competitive with or better than their own kids.
3:29. Yeah, your right and that was kind of stupid of me. Sorry to confuse anyone with that.PL Parent
So as we approach the half-way mark of the fall season, I can give you my humble impressions of various teams. Just pick a team, and if we have played them, will give my honest opinion, no agenda, no bashing, just solid soccer opinion.
enlighten us with your knowledge of teams playing in F1 of WAGS this weekend
In response to an earlier poster....the FCV team playing in Region I Fall tournament is the same team as played at NPL Nationals. GotSOccer posted results for the wrong team at Nationals. they posted results under the 3rd team not second team.Despite the travel involved, Region I Fall tournament is good competition with tough games. FCV has won both games so far (Hulmeville and Beadling).Unfortunately the VA NPL is not as competitive. There are 3 teams that are way ahead of the other teams (FCV, VA Rush and PWSI although PWSI do not seem as strong this year). The other games are just not competitive and FCV have won their last 3 games 10-0, 7-1 and 6-0.Shame but seems to be the way around most leagues. WAGS in VA is dead...nothing left of any note and CCL appears to have 3 or 4 teams that are good with the remainder being mediocre.
6:46, I predict that NJ Wildcats will win the Cup flight!That was easy, more questions!
That is just rude^^
6:52Match Fit ECNL
Let me guess, you're kid is not ECNL? South Shore
My dog could've given a better analysis than that.
Well duh... kick ball soccer is soooo much better!!
8:22. If your going to act like you know something, don't put down such a dumb answer. I'm almost positive the Wildcat reference was merely to get some folks going on this board. By the way, is there a team in the Cup flight that the Wildcats have beaten lately? just kidding, I'm sure there's at least one.
@6:22. Et al. Boca
12:03, I like Boca, but it's a little too humid for me, and to be honest it's an older crowd down there, I prefer Daytona!
Wags predictions? Or is it just too obvious?
Discovery Cup 2015Bracket A1776 UNITED FC XTREMEHMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRITMCLEAN YOUTH SOCCER U14 ECNLNORTHERN STEEL ECLIPSEBracket BFCV ASHBURN HEATFKK 01/02 FLORIDA KRUSH BLACKMANHATTAN SC G01 PRIDE NPLPENN UNITED FORCE##############################2015 WAGS TournamentCup FlightBracket 1CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)CREW JUNIORS ELITE (OS) FC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA) OAKWOOD SC (CT) Bracket 2BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE (VA) FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY TFA ELITE 01 (OS) Bracket 3CASL 01 CASL ECNL (NC) FLORIDA ELITE 01/02 ELITE (FL) PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE)PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA) A FlightBracket 1CENTURY V 0102 ELITE (PAW) NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ) RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE) TRIANGLE FUTBOL ALLIANCE TFCA 01 ALLIANCE G (NC)Bracket 2LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED (VA)MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 PRE-ECNL (MD)NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ) YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE) Bracket 3CLEVELAND FUTBOL CLEVELAND FC 01-02 ROYAL (ON) D'FEETERS 02 (TXN)LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS (PAE) REAL SOUNDERS (NJ) B FlightBracket 1BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 BLUE (MD)BSA CELTIC CELTIC 01 GIRLS WHITE (OS)HFC READY '01 (PAE)SEVP BLACK THUNDER (MD) Bracket 2HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE) MONTGOMERY BLAZE WHITE (MD) OP FIRE 01/02 RED (ON)PINECREST PREMIER 01/02- G BLUE (FL) Bracket 3CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 (VA)KINGS HAMMER ACADEMY KHA RED (KY)VICTORY EXPRESS PLATINUM (PAW) Bracket 4BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE (PAW)CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)HBC SPARK (NYE) ##############################EDP CUP 2015 FALLU14G EDP CUP PLATINUMGroup AGPS NJ FLASH U14 ELITE (NJ) NJCSA ELITE MANALAPAN (NJ)PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD) STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)Group BJERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ) NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE) SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ)##############################CFC Columbus Day Classic U14 Girls EliteBracket ACFC NORTH WOLVES U14G (CT) NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL (NJ) SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE (MA) SOUTHEAST 01/02 (CT) Bracket BCSU U14G NEP ELITE (MA)SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT)SOUTH SHORE SELECT U13 ELITE (MA) WORLD CLASS FC '01 ECNL (NYE)###############################
My Final Match Up PredictionsDiscovery Cup 20151776 UNITED FC XTREMEFKK 01/02 FLORIDA KRUSH BLACK##############################2015 WAGS TournamentCup FlightFC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA) TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY TFA ELITE 01 (OS) A FlightNJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)CLEVELAND FUTBOL CLEVELAND FC 01-02 ROYAL (ON) B FlightPINECREST PREMIER 01/02- G BLUE (FL) CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)##############################EDP CUP 2015 FALLU14G EDP CUP PLATINUMSTA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE)##############################CFC Columbus Day Classic U14 Girls EliteSOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE (MA)WORLD CLASS FC '01 ECNL (NYE)############################### I am so bad with these. I wanted to pick PL vs FCV and STA vs TSF I was on the fence with these 2 flights.GS 4 Life
FCVTFAFLCrew or maybe CASL (WC) FCV to win it
GS 4 Life. I did not think the picks were bad, and I'm a PL parent. Although last time PL played TFA, Legacy won 3-2. So obviously we are hoping for more of the same. Also think the second flight will be won by the Wildcats, but in B flight, lets hear it for Kings Hammer out of Kentucky! What a great name.PL Parent
TFA vs Florida Elite (expect a good game)FCV vs CASL
There will be at least one surprise team in the Cup flight semifinal. Has CASL every played PL? PL beat Florida 2-1 last year at Discovery, but lost to FCV 1-0 in a slop fest at Jeff, so the score could have been much worse. I know there are very few of what are considered top teams, but there has to be a team that could surprise everyone. Fredrick of Maryland???
8:35The FCV vs PL match was wet , not sloppy. Nothing like the PL vs Wildcats game played that afternoon where a quarter of the field was under standing water. Not sure why you assume it benefitted FCV. FCV only got off one shot on frame the whole game compared to about 6 for PL. game really could have gone either way. PL's midfield got out played but they had far more scoring opportunities and gave up far fewer. FCV was a classy team as well as incredibly skilled, hope to see them again this weekend.
Sorry"Not sure why you assume it benefitted PL"I love seeing games played on short wet grass. The ball plays faster as there is less friction.
Crew Jr and Oakwood in the FCV bracket was a tough draw for them. I believe Florida will come out of their bracket with relative ease. The second bracket is more interesting because there is no dominant team.
Does anyone have confirmation that the new ECNL ages will be: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17/18?
The second bracket is a rematch of FC Delco's third bracket with FC Frederick replacing Ajax. I may be partial, but I will predict similar results.
Triangle Futbol will take the second flight, with Cleveland coming in second.
Doesn't seem like many top teams are in tournament play this weekend from the looks of it. FCV is one of the few. Would've liked to see them up against at least one other team would could've taken that title from them. Don't see it happening though.
FCV is a very good team but there’s no guarantee they’ll win WAGS. CASL tied them 0-0 last month. BRYC tied them 0-0 though extra time at Bethesda last year. They only beat Crew Jrs, Penn Legacy and TFA by one goal last time they played each of them. I’m still picking FCV to win but this will be no cakewalk for them.
Last year? You need to stop looking at results from U13. How many teams have added players, lost players, changed coaches.... You need to look at results from 8/1- now. CASL tie may have been a bad day for them but it still was not a loss. Look at every other game they've played so far this season. They've had no issues and will have none at Wags.
Have a question for all the ecnl lovers. Your philosophy is that ecnl is by far the best league. Taking bucks as an example aND losing every game 5-0 and 8-0, you really think your are getting better. Do you really thing college coaches are going to come just because your play ecnl???? Just looking for opinions.
It is unfortunate what is happening to Bucks. I believe that there are a number of teams better than ECNL teams, especially at U14. However, there is no denying, many college coaches do come to ECNL games, beginning at U15, next year it will move to U14. Is your kid going to play D1 just because they are ECNL - definitely not. But, the exposure that ECNL provides cannot be beat. Just look at the rosters of college teams and see where they played.
Ok, look at this year and you’ll see that FCV has only beaten one good team, Ohio Elite. The only other good team they've played, CASL, held them to a 0-0 tie. They beat some not-very good U15 teams at Greensboro, the highest one of which is ranked #265 in the nation and 9th in Virginia. In ECNL, they beat up on some more non-descript teams, such as Md United, which couldn’t even win it’s bracket at Olney, last place Richmond United, and the a team ranked #9 in that powerhouse soccer state of Indiana. So stop being a hypocrite because all of your faith in FCV has to be based on what they did last year, not this year.
FC Bucks have lost big so far to Boston Breakers, FC Stars, PDA Storm, and Matchfit. These are some of the best teams not only in the region but in the country. Are they on the same level? Obviously not. As a previous poster said I also would like to see them outside ECNL in tournament play to see how they do. Are they just that bad or is it their league competition that making them look that bad? I don't see scouts going to watch and FC Bucks games anytime soon.
FC Bucks show 15 rostered players which is good for playing time but what does that say about the program attracting players? Are they remote (far away) from population centers? Players and parents are fools for playing on teams with 25-35 rostered players and being told that everyone has to play and you have to sit so many games and minutes. FCB takes it the opposite direction and it's only relevant because they are NOT providing a quality match for any opponent going 0-5 with not a single goal scored. This can't be good for anyone.
Why are people beating up FC Bucks at this age? They are not strong, this is a known fact, their other teams are okay. Don't compare your u14 team to them compare your club's u13, u15, u16, u17 & u18 teams also. ECNL is a CLUB league where every team contributes to the best club award. Besides I can see ECNL adding a few local teams once sanctioned by USSF. I can see PAC & NJCSA being included from PA & NJ since they are full DA clubs on the boys side, by full I mean they have a u15/u16 & u17/u18 teams and not just a u14 team. I can also see Oakwood, Seacoast & NEFC being added.GS 4 Life
12:29I would love to know who your kid plays for that you don't think there are at least 6 "top teams" at WAGS. Who else would you like to see there.
123 Totally agree! & 207 You are correct they will be adding a few more ECNL clubs within the next couple years. What is happening to Bucks is just a transition period with a new coach and newer players I'm sure more players will flock to the ECNL league as they get older in ages and if they can't get on one of the stronger ECNL teams then they will look to the weaker ones like Bucks(25 GA) or Texas Rush(30 GA). I do agree that the league has weaker teams but what league doesn't but the exposure portion is critical like someone mentioned before PDA, Boston, Match fit, FC Stars are all strong ECNL teams and will attract coaches to their games and the showcases. And if the weaker ECNL team plays that stronger ECNL team while coaches are watching it only take’s 2-3 players on the weaker ECNL team to get notice as well. This has happened numerous times in this league. There is a BUT though - if you’re on non-ECNL team that is rank highly and already play in high level tournaments the exposure is almost identical to a weaker ECNL team in my opinion. I think it is more a parent preference if they cannot get on a Strong ECNL team(PDA, Boston Etc.) to have their daughter play on one of the weaker ECNL teams OR play for a top 10 Non-ECNL team in the region it comes down to cost and distance of those clubs in my opinion. These are just my thoughts on ECNL and Non-ECNL landscape.Personally my daughter and I chose the ECNL path for now and will see how it goes the next 2 years. Mrs. ECNL
Yeah that's the age groupsMakes sense and there is only one real downside. When the 01s are rising Juniors they will have to make a combined u18 01/00 team. I think a lot of solid 01s wont make it and you will see some really strong u17 01 NPL teams that year. Like the boys; DA "off year" preacademy NPL teams
12:29 would never post his kids team. Especially since his daughters team has most likely lost to many of the teams at Wags. Its easier to blast those teams on the blog since its obviously not happening during his daughters games. But he's probably just repeating what his coach or club president told him.
There's 4 solid teams at WAGS that could contend for the championship. Eh, not exciting enough for me.
I think 4:45 should go back to competitive cave-diving, its more exciting.
So 4:45. Besides adding South Shore or Boston Breakers. Who else do you add to make it a more exciting tournament? Don't give us PDA, because everyone knows they wouldn't come anyway. Unfortunately you daughters' exciting team is not going. Which I see you still don't want us to know what major team that is.
I assume your kids team is in it and I hurt your feelings. Oh well. Can't wait to see the results! Oh wait, I can.
Sorry but the top 5 teams bringing the point value to WAGS - (FC Virginia, Total Futbol, CESC, Penn Legacy, FC Federick) + CASL, Florida Elite, PA Classics, and PWSI make up for 9 great teams in flight 1 at WAGS. I'm sure there will be surprises didn't CASL just tie FC Virginia. So you never know who will be the righteous champs, plus many of these teams from further away carry guess players to these tourney's so you never know. Good Luck to All!
Is NEFC playing in any tournaments? Haven't seen Top Hat either. What else is going on other than WAGS, EDP Cup, and CFC?
No hurt feeling 6:27. Just giving you a chance to show how intelligent you are. I can't wait, oh I can't wait.
6:30You are forgetting Crew Jr and BRYC both of whom I would put ahead of PAC or PWSI. Just my opinion but there are 6 teams who can pull out a win against each other on any given day. FCV will win more often than not and I will also consider them the favorites. But if any of the other 5 win it I would not consider it a major upset. There are also 4 more teams who could win against those teams on a good day so no real easy games. I have watched 9 of these twelve teams play in the last year, it will be a hard fought weekend. And if FCV does win nobody should diminish that accomplishment by acting like they had no real competition either. I am guessing people who have never seen most of these teams play are just running their mouths.
October 6 2:55Obviously have not seen the team play this season. MF ECNL is still players from Pre-ECNL.
Didn't MatchFit lose one of the best players in the area?
They lost a player, not a teammate
And now she is Storms problem.
@10:22, wow, that is profound, but understood. Being a team mate is how you really, really, really win, hands down. Players come and go, great ones here and there on each team here and there, but a cohesive team, that are actual team mates, that is what coaches need to nurture and teach these 12 and 13 year old impressionable girls, their is no "I" in "team mate", or to quote the Navy seal movie GI Jane. "there are two words you will learn to put together: Team-Mate."
I'm not dissing match fit, have always respected the team. However after watching a few games this season I thought Albertson look better. It was a close game I thought match fit certainly had more chances to win. I just don't like their style of play this year so far. I know they have some great players and a boatload of new players. It looks like a work in progress , good luck the rest of the season.
1106 There is an "I"' in WIN, WINNERS, CHAMPIONS, FINALIST, NATIONAL ETC though! Seems more "I's" are used I'll take those words over TEAM. j/k
said player has never won anything
9:16am Yes MF has Pre ECNL players on the current team. I also notice several very good players playing for NPL, in my opinion are far better than the New ECNL players. Mixture of new players, personally do not play soccer. very evident in play
218 Do you think the Pre-ECNL players Matchfit are bring up to play U14 are mostly the 02's and they are matching up and testing players more by year with the change occurring. Plus I'm sure there are high school players that will be back on the roster after HS season is over. Not sure but what many think but even with a lost of a player and bringing younger players up and newer players on the roster they are still competing and not getting blown out.
Mix and Match Fit.. You never play the same team twice. Good for them to have a big enough club to do that.
2:57 - That may have been correct in the past, I do not know... As a new MF parent there are zero new faces on our team week-to-week or day-to-day. And as far as I am told, that will not happen. And I do not expect it to happen. So please understand fully, that what you said is currently completely wrong.
by currently you mean the last 2 weeks? lol
4:04 Since August 2015 - what was with the LOL, were you actually laughing?
4:14 - You like just making stupid things up? Saying things does not make them true... Factual information is a key factor in telling the truth.
"Next stop pda". Haha, as a parent from the team posted a few weeks ago, to say its a freakin disaster there right now is "grossly an understatement". Trust me none of the parents from MF want any part of either of those teams. Our kids are doing just fine where they're at.
Pretty weak field at Discovery Cup. No excuses for 1776 not to win the top flight.
I'm picking Penn United to win it. They hand PA Classics a 2-0 loss in Pags just a few weeks ago. There is an ECNL team in it also, no idea how strong they are though.
You people are clueless and no nothing about how MF operates. Pathetic bunch you are. Everything said here is ridiculous. Keep hating and just watch the MFA teams achieve on the field. BTW, I am a parent of a child in that club but not U14.
PAC is swarmed with injuries right now, not just a couple. Will make it tough on them this weekend.
Can't use the injury excuse on this blog. Real good teams are deep and injuries are just a reason for the next star to step in. Every team is carrying injured players at this time, many due to school ball play and bodies being pushed a little to much. You don't hear ECNL teams complaining about injuries.
11:04, that is not a fair comparison because ECNL teams have rosters of 24+ players, 10:56 is simply stating reality.
Agree with 11:04, no excuses with injuries!
When a difference maker is out. That can be huge for a team.
And all players aren't created equal even on an ecnl team.
PL is without their starting center back and outside/mid for this tourney. If we want to believe we're a good team, then we should be able to overcome these injuries and do well. The players out were starters for obvious reasons, but if the girls don't do well at Wags, it won't be because we're missing two players. Missing a starting Keeper is the only exception I see here.PL Parent
Disagree. While a team is a team full of players that all contribute. One player that is a difference maker can make a huge difference.
And I am not talking about a starter
Sorry difference maker or not a team with full depth will overcome things. Sorry but excuses are starting to pile up and the 1st day of the tourney hasn't even started. Its funny how it's the PA non-ECNL teams putting their excuses up already.
I see you want to put everything in a nice little package for the sake of this blog. But a difference maker changes a team.
What about parent who is difference maker, nobody talks about them....
A difference maker "teammate" can make a huge difference. A difference maker "player" can hurt a team when they're on the field. That's a fact. Just ask parents on both MF teams last season
847 exactly sometimes teams play better collectively when one player is not on the field causing distractions. MF is still competing at high level that's gives all you teams that are building excuses for this weekend a mindset to achieve things without or without your injuries.
8:08. You used the term PA "teams" are making excuses. Just one team is. If a coach is missing, that would be a difference maker (especially with a girls team). But if one person is that big of a difference maker, then your team isn't being taught the right way to play. Lets get the ball to "Susie", sort of ended at 8v8.
I have to disagree A difference maker makes other players around them better. If a player disrupts chemistry she is not by diffenition a difference maker. And their are certainly difference makers in youth soccer. Soccer Nut
Can't believe the PAC poster isn't getting any love and support on this blog. I'm going to be the difference maker here and give my support and a shoulder to lean on.
"One player that is a difference maker can make a huge difference." -Captain Obvious
Just so everyone knows! "Just in case we do bad...." Classic.
So am I reading the score correctly, Flash 2 - NJW 1?There will be a new NJY cup champ this fall.
Good job 9:22. I hate excuses more that GS 4 Life hate playoffs.
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