2:52Because a team plays better or worst against a certain opponent, doesn't mean the team is not that good. Many factors are going into the performances of these teams. ie.... Different line ups, maneuvering players and certain strategies. A 0-0 tie and a 1-0 loss due to a pk means there is a lack of offense. NJX seems to be playing good defense but are lacking the offensive fire power.
2:08a) It says that is a very good U12 teamandb) seeing how well TSF and STA are playing, I think it says teams that are foregoing indoor COMPETITION in the winter may be behind the 8-ball come springpeace
That was no U12 team at Indoor State Cup, that was a very competitive U13 team, with great talent from top teams and probably the best goalie in the region.
3:05 again why can't the other teams do the same thing as MF NPL?I Will us PDA North as my exampleMFNPL and PDA North both beat PDA SouthPDA North Tied and lost to CFC ArsenalMF NPL lost to CFC ArsenalMF NPL is +40 goals with 3 games played more than PDA North who is at +32 vs the same league teams.When they played each other they tied. I couldn't say which team is better by this body of work not sure how you can. Does MF have a better def and goalies? it looks that way does PDA North have a better offense? It looks that way. So I am not sure how one can say MF has more talent when you still have PDA South and PDA Shore (Jefferson Cup Champions) to pull from? Sell me
2;522:37 here.Your perspective is at 1000 feet. You are looking at how well the teams are doing. i am looking at the individual players.And it appears that match fit if you include the NPL team has more quality. But it still may not be enough.
Doesnt the goal differential just scream "this is a ridiculously weak league!"?Nothing they could do about it - just saying......
How do you know which CFC you are playing?
All you ridiculous parents talking about who is better, who has won more, and against who, its all completely worthless, if you continue to play the same old style of soccer. The boot the ball, and chase it into the corner and hope the defender falls down theory of youth soccer. Its for losers, even if your are winning games now, its short-sighted and expected. You please continue to think that your child is learning soccer the correct way, keep telling your friends she plays for _____ or ______, its all utterly a waste of time.
3:53 you are correct- I am an outsider who posted as 3:51.I do not know the players - but looking at the two clubs. PDA has an ECNL team and 2 very good NPL teams that if they played ECNL would do no worse that PennFusion or WorldClass ECNL teams. That's 3 very strong teams with fro mthe sound of things like 60 players to pick from. It sounds like you are in the know -familiar with these teams so I will leave it at that. Just one question, if I may so I can see how you value talent? Are you a fan of playing out of the back regardless of the score in games played up to this point or can you live with a defender kicking the ball up the field most of the time?
4:00 No way dude - 4:01 here.But I do like talking about winning because they play the game to win and that's the only way to measure a team - but don't get me wrong it's about how you win and not just winning.
Charlie Sheen is on the blog now?#Winningactually I think Charlie Sheen is a little more coherent than that..
4:01I value playing with purpose. Teaching kids to play out of the back in the early stages is the mark of a good coach. He is taking no shortcuts in his training. It is hard to play this way.Each defender must have a good touch and be good enough in their passing skills to avoid the ball being taken away.Once this is learned then playing with purpose is the mark of a great player.When a defender can quickly combo out of the back and the left defender sends a long diagonal pass that sent to the feet of a streaking forward then the defenders have played both short and long. Their playing IQ has recognized opportunity.So to answer your question-Yes I value the short pass but a value playing IQ much higher.And this means you keep the ball and hit the open player no matter the length of the pass.
4:12 You are correct - I had issues with school and going.4:31 Thanks - if you say MF NPL has more talent than I will take your word for it. You are a student of the game as am I -not good at school but good at soccer
Congrats to MF. You made it to the top flight of the state cup. Oh that's right, the ecnl team isn't in it. If they were you wouldn't be
4:31, there is only one club that mandates that type of play, not only from their fullbacks, but from every field player. They train every player to be a total footballer, both physically and mentally, and we are honored to be members.
5:36. 4:31 Unfortunately every team in a particular will play differently depending on the coach. Each coach has there own style of play. I have yet to see a team play this way. I have seen teams rely on the short pass and be ineffective and I have seen teams just rely on the long ball to win. Which team is able to effectively play with this type of purpose at this age.
Isn't MF NPL the defending champions?
If you are talking about state cup champions, I think they were njx when they won. Not sure though, you would have to confer with one of there followers.
Same team different name.
5:36Look aroundMany teams stressing play from the backTSF is actually one of them.As is STATry to appreciate more than your own team/club. You in turn will get more respect.
I agree with 9:37. These teams do play from the back, it's very easy to exploit them too if you have fast aggressive forwards. You can jump all over them as they kick the ball around in the defensive third. As they get older and speed of play really picks up, I would say they would be good.
Funny to hear the old anti NJX rhetoric. They are the defending champs knocking off 2 PDA teams last Spring to win.This appears to be their last run as a unit. My daughters team played them lots of times from U9 without much success. It was a game we always looked forward to.I enjoyed them playing the role of the villian with their "kick and run" style. Everybody knew what they would do and you couldn't stop them. I tip my hat to this group and respect what they accomplished as a 'town team".
1. So is playing from the back good, bad or neither--just a style of play ?2. If a team plays in edp league, does that mean they are npl? I'm confused bc if you go on the npl website , edp is one of their leagues...
Yes, EDP is part of NPL, as is NE_NPL and both league winners go on to NPL Nationals in Indiana july 9-13.
11:20 I see EDP like Region 1 CL.They have a pyramid set up and have found away to give teams access to both US Club and USYSA.The divisions are: EDP (1 & 2) MAPS Elite (EDP qualifier) MAPS NationalAmericanand of course my favorite out of all their flights NPL, since the champion represents the league at a National event. They also have a Champions League set up for the top teams in their D1 flights and an Open Cup. not bad -i just wish they put a little love into their websites. The EDP sit is coming along really nice but the NPL site needs some love.And YES the Champion ofEDP NPL (flight listed below)NYCSL NPLNEPL (New England)NEGPL (North East -ECNL B teams)VA NPL all advance to INDIANA. EDP OPEN CUP 2015 Final 41. NJCSA ELITE2. MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK NORTH3. MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL or NEW JERSEY RUSH HAMILTON WILDCATS 01 GIRLS4. CES CALVERT CREW WHITEEDP NPL North - revised 1 FC COPA ACADEMY LIMA 1 NJCSA ELITE0 SMITHTOWN STARS2 TSF ACADEMY 01/021 NJCSA ELITE0 ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPLNorth4 (2) +1 NJCSA ELITE3 (1) +2 TSF ACADEMY 01/021 (1) +0 FC COPA ACADEMY LIMA0 (1) -1 ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPL 0 (1) -2 SMITHTOWN STARS0 (0) +0 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY PUMAS NPLSouth0 (0) +0 SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS '01 0 (0) +0 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH0 (0) +0 MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G0 (0) +0 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS NPL0 (0) +0 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLSFuture NPL Clubs?Jersey Shore BOCALegacy Premier SoccerMatch Fit Academy NorthPipelineRage SCSoccer Association of Columbia
9:37, Try to appreciate more than my kids club??So, perhaps I should tape the games we have played, and show many daughter, should I do that?? Look honey, you should play like STA, they are trying to copy your style of play, what do you think??She will say, nahhhh, with a smirky and confident smile, love her.
@342, that was a u12 team a decent one, many better ones at u12. I believe they did have one guest player who was a goalie and u13. The same team also won the u12 bracket, with none of the top teams playing in it. I assume they had a u12 golie for that one.
I remind yoyu again, 11:54INDIANA NPL Finals may in fact take more than just the league champs. It is built into their rules that they could send other invites out as they see fit, to fill brackets.
1:04 for example like they might invite pre-ECNl champ this year to make it 16 teams instead of 15?
LOL.. 12:24 thinks his kid's club invented a style of play! That's hilarious.
I suppose they could
I don't think EVERY EDP team is an NPL team. Only certain ones.
Did I say they invented it? Was I disrespectful to anyone on this stupid board? We played some of the best teams, and I can tell you that only ONE other team played a similar style to us, and to be honest I was over-joyed to watch it. Not because we won, but because the other team tried to beat us at our own game, and they could not. Would of been happy with a draw, since both teams showed toughness, skill and soccer I.Q. In retrospect, I believe my child learned more about soccer during that game, than all other games combined.
Oh please, please, tell us which 2 teams you are talking about.
But you don't play everyone, 1:37That has been clearly established.Thus you really do not know how many teams function this wayLose the snoot. You'll prosper.
If you are saying a team is trying to "copy your style", it sounds as if that club invented the style, no?Otherwise they are playing in a particular style, not copying your style.
You would have been "happy with a draw"?!? I thought according to this "stupid board" draws are worse than losing. You mean to say that if your daughters team plays a quality opponent and "only" ties, that's a good thing? Someone owes the Wildcats an apology! (Or 12)
I don't care what any one will say about a draw.if your kid's team is in total control of the game but only scored one goal and the other team ties it late that is a BAD draw. However, if your kid's team is being dominated but only gaveup one goal and they get one at the end that's as good as a WIN.From a metrics point of view it's a little better than a loss.
@11:20BOCA is still in open cup, they have not lost yet, so I believe they also have a shot here? EDP OPEN CUP 2015 Final 41. NJCSA ELITE2. MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK NORTH3. MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL or NEW JERSEY RUSH HAMILTON WILDCATS 01 GIRLS4. CES CALVERT CREW WHITE
My bad they are part of #3 they still have to play MF ECNL and the winner play NJ Rush
I tried following that EDP Cup site and it is quite convoluted. It is all over the place. Let me know when the final is set.
With manhatten cancelled, very few games in league play, one game in state cup, 3 losses and out at Jeff cup, we need scrimmages please.
1;14. If you are correct in that not every edp team is an npl team, even though edp is part of npl, how do you know which teams are in fact npl teams ---aside from those in the ny npl bc it has it in its title??Or is it the top brackets of edp are also npl teams as well? The whole thing is v confusing !!
Are you talking about interacting with one teams parents in general or parents from many teams. I have found that for the most part, all parents from the teams we play are approachable and will chat about the game. FCV, Wildcat and South Shore parents in particular were complimentary and good to talk with during and after the game was over. Of course there is always that one dad or mom that you have to apologize for.
Does edp open cup winner go to a final?
You must have been sleeping or or getting your daughter ready for another challenging rec league game when my astute predictions were examined after Jeff Cup. Which games would you like to lay some degenerate gambling money on and have me predict for you? I will send out predictions for this weeks state cup games now that at least a few of them might be close. I do predict that your daughters team will win her rec league game this week in a solid 4-3 fashion. The 10U players playing up on her team will score the winning goal with toe ball blast from the six. It is written, it is factSeth The Soothsayer
They don't go to the US Club National Cup in Indiana and they don't go to the NPL Finals, they don't go to WV either or get a bid to the National League. It's just a League Open CupEDP NPL site - this needs some love - divisions look wrong and so does the schedule. http://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=43063&Gender=Girls&Age=13
There's some of us who have daughters on great teams but you have to be ashamed to be on the same sideline as not one, but 4 or 5 obnoxious parents each game and who give the team a bad reputation. It really can ruin the enjoyment of a game. This is when you need to have a coach who refuses to put up with such parents.
If you look at edp full schedule, some games have NPL next to them.
3 STA Morris United NPL 011 Match Fit Academy Black NorthSTA advances to play TSF with the winners playing the winner of SJEB / PDA Ajax.MF NPL and NJ Wildcats to play TBD.
8:48 that's genius. I never noticed. So it appears that an npl team plays some npl games and some regular (unmarked) edp games.
I thought CRUSH was supposed to play sta?Maybe they can watch everyone else play this weekend at PDA. Looks like a nice warm, dry and close weekend for all nj teams playing. I know I'm looking forward to it...
STA W5, L1, T1, GD +151-1 BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 01 BLUE (MD)4-0 YMS BANSHEES (PAE)0-1 1776 UNITED XTREMES (PAE)4-0 New York SC NPL-012-0 Quickstrike FC NPL-014-0 Massapequa SC NPL-013-1 Match Fit Academy Black NorthTSF W4, L1, T2, GD +71-1 VA LEGACY U13G (VA)0-1 PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE (PAW)3-0 X-TREME SELECT SC 01/02 SELECT - BLACK (ON)1-0 PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE (PAW)1-1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI WHITE (NJ)2-0 SMITHTOWN STARS (NYE)2-0 NJ Crush TsunamiPDA Ajax W5, L1, T2, GD +100-0 CLEVELAND FC '01-'02 ROYAL (ON)2-1 RICHMOND UNITED PRE-ECNL (VA)3-1 NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE)1-3 WORLD CLASS FC '01 CHARLTON (NYE)4-0 Jersey Premier Soccer Flash1-1 Connecticut FC 01 NPL (Arsenal)3-0 FSA FC 01 NPL3-1 Albertson SC 01 NPL SJEB W4, L0, T0, GD +63-0 THE FOOTBALL CLUB OF NJ 01/02 GIRLS (NJ)1-0 NEW JERSEY RUSH HAMILTON WILDCATS 01 GIRLS (NJ)2-1 Washington United Fever 2-1 Hamilton Elite Academy Avalanche
I have been dragged into sideline garbage because of obnoxious comment made by some unfiltered parents from my own team.Best way to diffuse is it to make a complementary comment about the opposing team to the upset parent and make a plea to your own team's parent to stop getting your sideline involved in conflicts. Then just demonstrate how to calmly watch the rest of the game, gather your kid at the end and go on with your day.
Which is the CFC top team, Arsenal or West?
@8:03pm. EDP Open Cup winner does go to a regional according to website, not sure what that means though? Of course who cares unless daughter in that group, but I like brackets, sweet 16 type of stuff. Single elimination, league play, no guest players. Real way to determine who is best in EDP even if in lower divisions and just maybe have a 20 rank beat a 5 rank on an "any given Sunday" scenario. With state cup it is very different, in the open cup you really have the top
We are blessed to have such a respectful, and thoughtful group of parents, but we are not perfect. I think I can speak for the others, we are big fans also, and we get caught-up in the action, but ultimately none of our parents would ever do the following, or has not done it, up to this point*• Yelled game-instructions to our girls• Give false out-of-bounds possession suggestions• Flirted with any other wife, and or girl-friend/Mistress.• Drank Alcohol during an actual game, although some parents mysteriously disappear, its their business where they go, See bullet #3.• Casually mentioned to the lines-person that the other teams striker is always offside, never us.• Have made any negative comments of the other teams apparel, some people are just clueless.• Yell-out, that’s 35 minutes ref., especially if we have a lead.• Try to clap when the other team scores, and appreciate the whole, let’s be friends mantra.• Said anything bad about the other teams players, before you have said enough bad things about our own players.XOX* Little disclaimer.
You only need 1 more for the 10 Commandments of soccer sidelines
Give me a good-one, and we will call it the Soccer Bill of Fights...Hope you laughed, it was pretty funny.
***ECNL/NPL PARENTS***Good Morning! I've come here for those who are currently traveling at least an hour (or more if that's what it takes) for their girls to play on an ECNL or NPL team.Does your daughter have a hard time with the travel? Is she still academically the same student although traveling quite a bit of time several times a week for practice? How about games/tournaments away? Is she enjoying the time away from her "social life/friends".My daughter is currently looking into a few ECNL teams that she'd like to tryout for but I am concerned about how the logistics work out. I understand travel is not ideal for everyone, but I am putting my daughters feelings into consideration and willing to make the trip for her.I'd just like to hear some pros/cons from parents that are making the trip and how it is working out for them.I'm not disgruntled with my current team, my daughter is just looking for something new, and this has always been in discussion for the past year. Now that she is of age, she is ready to try and make the move. What are your thoughts/experiences. Willing to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Although, I have to say that I have (occasionally) flirted with one of the opposing Mom’s, love those yoga pants!So scratch-off #3.
10:16, I have some serious advice, please tell us the following, and I will respond honestly.What team are you from?What is your daughters first name, and her position?How good is your daughter, and who told you that?What town do you live in?How much are your yearly earnings?and finally, are you kidding me?
Lol, I am not 10:16, but here you go!10:16, I have some serious advice, please tell us the following, and I will respond honestly.What team are you from? (Your Team!)What is your daughters first name, and her position? (Mia, striker and GK.)How good is your daughter, and who told you that? (Excellent, because I say so.)What town do you live in? (Soccertown USA.)How much are your yearly earnings? (A lot, more than you, I think.)and finally, are you kidding me? (Yes, very perceptive.)
10:16 - I will help you out. My daughter doesn't have a hard time with the travel. She is still a straight A student. She has done homework in the car to and from practice very few times. She has become more organized with her time.she does miss things socially but this is what she wants to do. She understood she would have to give things up. Her friends call it her other life when she can't go to a dance or a sleepover. She would have never gotten to the level she is at if we had stayed locally. The teams, players,coaches and competition are just not as good. There is a local team( she has a friend on it) that travels to a lot of the big tourneys.That team is in a real low tier well my daughters team is in the 1st tier. Cons- is all the traveling but the local teams are starting to travel more. the cost difference is because of a few over night stays for games. So it is a little more expensive. I hope this helps some. The choice will be up to you and your daughter.
My daughter would kill me if I asked get to leave team, and believe me I have tried to hint. She loves her coach, her team mates and wears the inform very proud. She is an average student and always will be. This will help her get into better schools like her older brother and sisters. She always gets her homework done, sometimes getting home late is tough, but my wife deals with it all and three others in same boat. All three older ones playing in college, one d3 and two d1. Did they all get full rides, hell no. Did they all get into better schools? yes. The money we saved with one, probably covered all the expenses for the others, but wouldn't care if it didn't. It's not for everyone, but has worked out very well for us, and we have the best for last. We are looking forward to more travel as the others head off for college. Gets lonely with only two left.
10:16 I will keep it simple - Train with the team prior to moving and watch them play a game or two. Some teams train a certain way but play a totally different style make sure your kid fits because she will need to earn her minutes at practice - confidence may or may not take a hit.You will spend a lot of time in a car which is a plus because you get to talk a lot, but that could also be a negative (that one is on you).Good Luck at tryouts.
You will travel a lot but it's not bad. They schedule the games well. You will play both boston, PA, CT, NJ teams in the same weekend. You play one team saturday and the other team sunday. So you only have to drive there once and stay over Saturday night.
10:16 - 1:12 gave you some good advice. train with the team before tryouts if possible. That way you and your D gets to see what the drive is like. The coach also gets to look at your daughter with the team. He will watch your D more closely and let you know what he thinks. Also, you can talk about soccer in the car ride but keep it positive or it turns into a long car ride.
I did not see any "cons" regarding playing in the ECNL or NPL leagues and all the travel. Must be a perfect scenario, you should jump in with both feet 10:16!
Are you sure you aren't knocking a move to ECNL because it's too far for YOU? Or your daughter wouldn't make it on a good ECNL team? Or you can't afford it? If it doesn't affect you personally than why take the time to bash ECNL? You sound a bit jealous. Please don't bring up roster size until you've done your research. A lot of ECNL teams like the one my daughter plays on, roster 18. The older ages, 20. ECNL is the best there is to offer elite girls. As of now there is no DA for them like there is for boys. You have a right to your opinion like me, but it's just that, an opinion.
Long distance travel for all three of mine. I would echo what most have said as for us school is first and second on the priority list. Daughters handle much better than the son but he has the i am too smart for my own good syndrome.Game travel is what it is but one thing not mentioned is make the ride on every night the team trains because our commute can vary greatly depending on the day of the week. Sometimes its an easy 45 but can be over an hour later in the week. What direction and time your driving can also play a large role and wreak havoc. Good luck!
what state are you in that your ecnl roster size is 18 and for older teams 20?Certainly not NJ.they are much larger here even for U13-U14.
Has anyone heard of B'Elite Player Development. Heard they are forming a U13 team to compete this summer?
wow is coaching the team?
If your team qualifies to play in WV or NPL finals in Indiana, what roster can you use. Assuming some teams will be different after tryouts. Can you bring the new girls or only use the rostered players you had when you qualified?To be honest, I am hoping my daughters team does not qualify for either?
If NJCSA Galaxy wins today (and there is no reason to think they won't).NJ Elite 8 at NJ Cup is your top 8 minus ECNL teams with one exception.If either NJ Crush or TSF were in the SJEB bracket they would be both in the elite 8, instead TSF got a NCS revenge by knocking out NJ Crush returning the favor.While over in PA the elite 8 are as followsFC Bucks ECNL vs PA Classics Academy.No suprise here ECNL vs PAGS D1 regular season ChampLDC Attack vs Ukranian NationalsDid not expect LDC toplay the RCL D1 team.Penn United Force vs Penn Legacy26 goals scored last week in the two games these teams playedPL scored 9 and PU gave 8 that should tell you everything you needto know about this game. Can we say walk in the park.1776 vs South CentralNo surprise here in regards to the matchup would ecpect 1776No NY Cup this week.My picks for Final Four.NJ CupMF NPLNJ WildcatsPDA AjaxSTAAlso the top 4 Non-ECNL teams in the State - my opinion.PA NCSFC BucksUkranian NationalsPenn Legacy1776PA a little more wide open.
FC Bucks ECNL 01 is not great. At all. Classics will win.
8:16- Good job. You seem to have your finger on the PA teams. Think your relying on GS for your NJ thoughts. Like the fact that you supported your PA picks with some stats.
Sorry.MF NPL strong NENPL team very stingy giving up goals and can pound teams that don't play at the same level. While Galaxy is a nice team MF should have an easy go.NJ Wildcats are NCS champs and off to a slow start this spring playing some tough teams. PDA Dragons tops in their league can score goals but can also give a bunch to lower lever teams (Not sure how their mids and Def play) but if they try to play out of the back instead I can see why they give up a bunch of goals.PDA Ajax should have an easy time with SJEB.STA is my pick to possibly win this entire thing. They should be able to handle TSF. STA loaded up their fall and were more picky with their spring play (or got lucky with cancellations). They are in top form going through NYCSL NPL and also had a good Jeff Cup losing in the Semi-Finals by a 1-0 score.Yes, my picks fall in line with GS but that's also how they fall in my opinion.
8:36 Fair enough. These teams will see a lot of each other in the next couple of weeks with PDA Tournament, NJ CUP and league play.
8:16For the last time there is no such thing as a "PAGS D1 regular season champ". There is only one champion of that division, and it wasn't PA Classics. Nonetheless, Classics will get an easy win on Saturday.
US Women team announced for this summer's World Cup. Of the 23 players 6 are from Calif & 4 from NJ. Pretty impressive for our State. Oh yeah, NJ Skyblue home opener tomorrow vs. Houston Dash. Our own Carli Lloyd (from Delran) on the Dash. Get to see her against Rampone. Maybe Skyblue gets a decent crowd for this?
Why is this so?"Last season average home attendance across the NWSL was 2,986 tickets per game if you take out the Portland Thorns who are the outliers in ticket sales averaging 13,362 tickets each home game; if you factor them in the average jumps to 4,139.In the league's first year, Kansas City FC was number two in ticket averages behind the Portland Thorns with attendance averaging 4,626 for home games. In 2014, that number dropped to 2,018 and the only team with worse average attendance was Sky Blue F.C. While Sky Blue has been last in ticket averages both seasons averaging 10 tickets less in 2014 than in 2013.The third year has been the year that has spelled the end of a number of professional soccer leagues for women in the US. The WPS was the latest to fold back in 2011."
The champion of Pags D-1 Fall 2014 was Penn Legacy. There is a playoff, semi and final, at the end of the season.The 9-8 PA State Cup Score from last weekend was PK's that were added into the total score.
STA, Ajax and World Class all play a similar style of soccer, which is very successful for them, but does this type of training help, or hinder the future of American soccer? There are very few clubs that implement a European-style approach, if you should find one, I would suggest trying-out.
9:23 Don't they have a play off in PAGS D1? Isn't that a POST-season tournament? PA Classics Regular season Champ #1 seed i the Playoffs? Am I saying something wrong here? Just calling it like it is. Let me guess this means I don't like PL, right?
Agree MF npl is very stingy letting up goals which is good for them because they have a hard time scoring more than 1 against average teams. They have a very aggressive stopper who sometimes is to aggressive and sometimes costing them. Covers a lot of ground for the fullbacks. Should be interesting the next couple of games for them as they will be dealing with some speed in the upcoming games
10:19It's like saying Alabama was the 2014 NCAA Football "regular season" champion. It's a title that doesn't exist. That's not how the league is set up, like it or not, you have to win the playoffs to call yourself champions, Classics didn't. No knock on them though, they fared better against Legacy than Penn Fusion did. And BTW, being an American, I Love Playoffs!!!
9:54 AMWhat style are you suggesting STA, Ajax and World Class play?
10:40 As am I and I hate playoffs!!Prior to the post Season event or PLAY OFFS - PA Classics was #1 that's why they were given the number 1 seed. Did they get a medal NO - are they the PAGS D1 Champions NO because a playoff is used to determine this. But you can twist it anyway that you want. They are the Regular Season Champions :)
NPL Northeast Girls League 2014-15Since you guys love playoffs using Pts/GP to determine the front runners as of today.Not Eligible Connecticut FC 01 NPL 2.69 (35/13) +32 PDA North 01 NPL2.44 (39/16) +40 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL 2.43 (34/14) +30 PDA South 01 NPL The top 3 are almost set in stone.Number 4 is a little more interesting.1.47 (22/15) FSA FC 01 NPL 1.46 (19/13) Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL 1.23 (16/13) Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL 1.00 (13/13) FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLSat, April 18, 2015FC Stars of Mass 01 NPL Connecticut FC 01 NPLSun, April 19, 2015Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPLConnecticut FC 01 NPLFC Stars of Mass 01 NPLFSA FC 01 NPL
NPL Northeast Girls League 2014-15The U13 Pre-ECNL flight is a little different top 4 qualify toplay eachI see no reason why CFC can't play in this one unless the flight will be used as awildcard for the NPL Finals in Indiana (team 16).2.38 (38/16) +30 East Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 2.21 (31/14) +21 PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 2.08 (27/13) +35 Boston Breakers Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.88 (32/17) +14 Match Fit Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.77 (22/13) +6 FC Stars of Mass 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.53 (23/15) -2 Connecticut FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.50 (18/12) +2 Penn Fusion SA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.20 (18/15) -4 World Class FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.07 (16/15) -22 Albertson SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 1.00 (15/15) -4 FSA FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLELIMINATEDContinental FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL FC Bucks 01 U13 Pre-ECNL
Let's not forget that Classics did NOT have to play Legacy or YMS regular season. Both would've been loses for Classics. Fairly easy schedule on their way to the playoffs. I hope Classics does play Legacy in the State Final. That way ONCE AGAIN all will see they simply are not at the same level as Legacy.
I am starting to see why some people hate playoffs, they obviously don't understand how they work. Again here in America our leagues/regular seasons are not like Europe. Usually they are "staggered" so not every team plays the same competition, some like PAC have a softer schedule. League play determines seeding, not champions. Again ask Alabama this year or better yet the 16-0 NE Patriots of a few yrs back. Neither are bragging about being "regular season champions" because there is no such thing. They will both only be remembered for losing when it counted..In The Playoffs! But if you really think I am twisting someone to not give PAC due credit, feel free to search the PAGS website where ALL champions are listed. I have a feeling you are trying to make PAC look better than they are so when they beat FC Buck's ECNL team tomorrow, it doesn't look so bad. I keep hearing even the worst ECNL teams are better than the best of the rest. We will see tomorrow. My $'s on Classics.BTW, I thought the ECNL teams weren't allowed to play state cup?
How do the PA-East teams match up to the PA-West teams? If Pennsylvania did a state-wide cup, who would be expected to win in this age group?
Lets leave 11:45 alone. He has been beating that dead horse about classics winning the "regular season" since last fall. In his world there wouldn't be a World Series, Super Bowl or Stanley Cup. Somewhere along the way his daughter's rec team won the regular season standings, but then lost in the playoffs. He is also a supporter of points only in tournament play, with the champion being crowned after three games. But everyone gets a trophy and they all must be the same size with no engraved lettering. Also in his eyes there is no way teams get better as the season goes on. What you are at the start of the season is what you must be at the end. And in his daughters rec league that probably is the case. Except for that pesky 10U player that is playing up and keeps scoring all the goals.
Penn United vs Harleysville last week ended as a 2-2 tie. Whoever reported the score counted all the PK's that were made, to decide the game.
Match Fit, Wildcats, PDA Ajax and STA in NJClassics, Ukrainians, Penn Legacy and 1776 in PAAt least two of these teams will not go on to the next round. Which two? Is it possibly Classics and Wildcats that are in the greatest danger of being upset?
I would say Penn Legacy and Wildcats. They are the most annoying on the blog.
Funny how the loudest idiot never hears his own words. You find them annoying because????
You answerd your own question!
The fact that teams like that exist is enough to upset people. Places where kids can have a positive experience, not spend 3 hrs a night in a car, or have parents pay out the nose for average training(don't kid yourselves), and still compete in the highest levels. Probably bothers them that half our team could take their girls spots tomorrow if they wanted, but still chose not to(yet). But you guys keep stabbing each other in the back, wondering why your kid spends more time crying than playing(I've heard plenty of stories) and we'll keep laughing at your irrational dislike of our teams.
I have no problem with the teams. i am sure they are wonderful as is my daughters. But one PL and one WC parent keeps coming on here promoting their team and then crushing anyone who says anything remotely negative, that's annoying!
Any suggestions for activities during games tomorrow in Bordentown, perhaps some corn-hole??
6:37-"The fact that teams like that exist"... what teams are you referring to?
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In my world the world series is called the world baseball classic,you know that event that countries of the world actually qualify.In my world the following sub .500 teams would not be playing in the playoffs.1981 Kansas City Royals (50-53)2003-04 Boston Celtics (36-46)2010 Seattle Seahawks (7-9)2012 Florida Panthers (38-44)But when you have a playoff you leave the door open for these teams.PAGS FACTSEvery team plays 8 games (regular Season).The top 4 teams are seeded 1-4 andplay in a post season event (play offs).PA Classics the best team through 8 games (regular season champ)Penn Legacy Play off winner (league champ)What part of the above is wrong?what part of the above is spin?You want spin here you goNPL Northeast Girls League 2013-2014PDA NPL U13 18 games played 45 points (played every team twice)Match Fit Academy NPL U13 18 games played 29 points (played every team twice). MF won 2 games in June and were declared champs when they were no where near being the best team in the league. They advanced to NPL finals to drop all 3 games and were the only team to give up double digit goals.
Who cares. Classics is a good Div. 2/3 tournament team and will stay that level next year. They will likely win Pags D1 NEXT year and claim their 1st place medal since Legacy has moved onward and upward from Pags I'm sure. Yea for mediocracy.
World baseball Classic, 34 yr old stats, and some rambling about NPL teams?! All to prove PAC should be given a title that doesn't exist. Dude you have a problem!
But HMMS, Ukrainians, 1776, and YMS have also moved on. Who is left? Why would Classics even play PAGS? think they might want to move to EDP
So they can win something?
Rage should be stronger next year with a few additions so that's not a sure thing, Classics is also losing their coach. I wouldn't see them getting stronger next year, may be a good time to make a change. But where to go? Legacy's roster would be hard to crack but there may be an opening or 2 for the right players. Penn Fusion if you don't mind the 24 players I hear they are going to carry next year, and the drive, but that doesn't help with the wanting to "win something" goal either. Continental seems dead in the water. Try to hold on and hope PAC gets a girls DA? Tough decision.
Wow 9:06! You have just crossed into the Twilight Zone. Did you bring up all those ridiculous stats while your mom was feeding you plain tomato soup and topping the evening off with a exciting bowl of vanilla ice cream? Because you are working your way to becoming the most boring person on earth. Back away from the computer and all those 10U 8v8 stats from 3 years ago. Try something different and watch a little playoff hockey. Something, anything that might make you realize you have a pulse. I guess your still upset about the stupid NCAA allowing all those teams to participate in that dumb tournament and Kentucky not getting the title handed to them.
Look at PF website. Pull up their team sites. Where do you see 24? I see 18. They aren't carrying 24 next year, Please stop with the misinformation.
Not what I heard. Here's a suggestion, ask for that in writing before you hand over the first check. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Because what YOU hear just be right! Ha
No check of mine going there. I just know that's false.
Of coarse not, they might be the ONLY ECNL club to cap at 18 but... If you go to their ECNL pages, every PF team is at 20 or more already. And that's just now, the trend of the expanded rosters for more $ is catching on. Don't be suprised to see 24, they wouldn't rule it out.
I was also told as a "fact" that no PA ECNL team has over 18 currently, and that may be what their website lists, but I can tell you that's not true either.
I missed the memo that stated this has become the disgruntled Pennsylvania parent forum, would you guys please go away, and take your state with you.
Other than the fact you live in New Jersey, is there a reason you're so miserable all the time?
Speaking of missing things, did I miss Seth's predictions for this weekend?
Great soccer today! Loaded with talent. Should be a beautiful experience. That is except for the PL parent who will now tell us that not all the best teams are there. And stop ranking on the rest of the PA teams. Must be annoying to them as well.
Yes, because I can just feel the love between the Jersey clubs even over on this side of the river. But don't worry, no PL parent has ever gotten on this site and claimed that they are the best and likely won't happen in the future either. Probably hard for you to believe but it's usually PL posters complimenting and sticking up for other PA teams when they are being criticized by Jersey posters who don't know a thing about them. Enjoy the day, it's about time our girls got to play in decent weather.
Hey I'm from jersey and am the first to admit, nj is only good in nj and its proven.
Since Seth is MIA, I will post my dog”s predictions instead(don’t worry Seth, she too had BRYC making it to the final at Jeff). I will just write each team’s name on a milkbone and post which ones she eats first as the winners. OK, here goes...
In the Red Division, it looks like she’s going with TopHat over Columbus Crew.
In the White Division, she’s going with South Shore. But while she ate all 4 of the Group A bones, she doesn’t seem interested in any from Group B. So I will pick NYSC for her.
In the Blue Division, she’s going with Greater Binghamton over PDA Shore.
I'm pretty sure it was a PL parent that was complimenting the Wildcat parents, and team after Jeff and again after the Wildcats were ripped by NJ parents for losing their early Champions League games. It was also a PL parent that complimented the PDA parents and players on how they carried themselves at the U. of Penn indoor tourney. So don't use a broad brush when painting a picture of any teams parents or players. Most of the time on this blog its some goofball just trying to get things going. Good luck today at State Cup and at the Kickoff Classic. Believe me when I say that we wish we could be there.
Well this is embarrassing, but I can’t post her Gold and Platinum predictions. She seems to have gotten sick. Probably shouldn’t have used a Sharpie to write those names on the milkbones. Mental note for Delco.
Good news, after hacking up the Greater Binghamton milkbone she seems to be feeling better. Don’t think thats a good sign for the team from NYW though!
Wow south shore and ajax go down early
Thanks for covering 8:27. Kids playing soccer keep getting in the way of sending out my gold medal predictions on this blog. Did not want to rely on GS points to make predictions either (as some do here). Teams using guest players similar to the way FCV does also makes it hard to know who will look much stronger than normal. I think your dogs milkbones might be able to call this one better.
Well NJ is holding true to form. After 1st red looks as if only teams to win are the MF ecnl Tsf and victory express. Rest of nj drew or lost.
I thought sometimes a tie is like a win?
PL over PU 2-0FC Bucks over PAC 6-4
Nj getting mauled in PDA. Long weekend. At least you didn't have to drive 500 miles. There is always a bright side
Traditional Standings - Yes I also hate tournament standings when awarding bonus points. All goes back to rec soccer - can't get over it.GU13 - Red6 +5 NEFC-Elite4 +3 FC Virginia Pre-ECNL 011 -3 FC Stars of Mass-North United0 -5 Tophat 20 Gold 4 +1 Columbus Crew- Juniors Elite3 +1 East Meadow Hotshotz3 +0 Match Fit Pre ECNL1 -2 UFA 02 PremierNo one had NEFC on top going into Sunday vs a showdown with FCV.The other bracket is wide open. I think Tophat opened some eyesnot as good as some thought?GU13 - White6 +4 FC Stars of Mass-West United3 +0 World Class FC '013 -2 South Shore Select Elite0 -2 PDA Ajax4 +1 New York Soccer Club-20013 +0 Morris United NPL 012 +0 PDA Dragons1 +0 Match Fit NE NPLFC Stars also holding their own while South Shore slipped and Ajax dropping 2. NYSC on top going into a wide open sunday any of the 4 can advance.GU13 - Blue6 +6 GBUFC - 01 Select6 +3 LVU 010 -3 PA Crew Blue0 -6 NJ Crush FC Tsunami White 6 +8 TSF Academy 01/02G3 -5 PDA-Shore Fusion1 -1 Jersey Premier Soccer Flash1 -2 NEFC-Central UnitedGU13 - Gold6 +2 Capital United-Blue Force3 +2 Empire Buffalo3 +0 NEFC-SC United0 -4 Hamilton Academy Avalanche 6 +3 FC Bolts-Green3 +0 FC Copa Academy Lima3 +0 Beadling-Red0 -3 Alleycats NekoGU13 - Platinum6 +3 South Central Premier-Spirit4 +3 Victory Express SC Premier GU13 1 -2 Match Fit Black0 -3 Thistle Comets 4 +1 LVU 01 Gold Girls3 +3 FC Stars of Mass-NH United3 +0 Wall Wave1 -4 CFC U13 Girls Arsenal Orange
Northeast Girls League 2014-15U13 Pre-ECNL3 PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECN1 Penn Fusion SA 01 U13 Pre-ECN3 Boston Breakers Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL2 FSA FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLRegion I Champions League (RCL)U13 Division 1 Red0 DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 GIRLS1 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPLU13 Division 2 Blue5 HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT 0 RHINOS ELITE SC 01/02NYCSL NPL 2014-20150 NY Rush NPL-01 7 Intense SA NPL-010 Manhattan SC NPL-011 NJ Crush FC NPL-012015 New Jersey Cup - Girls U13 Super Group3 NJCSA Galaxy0 Thistle Comets
Congrats to STA!Big 2-1 win over MF-NPL.Even as recently as a year ago that would have been unthinkable.Oh, how the once mighty have fallen!
My Picks on April 17, 2015 at 8:16 AM followed by a counter.Got FC Bucks right and PL.I said all along FC Bucks could score they are at -35 but scored 20 goals in a tough pre-ECNL league which is more than PF, WC, Alvertson & CFC Delco scored. Their problem is stopping the other team. They gave up 4 the PAGS D1 regular season champs today while dropping 6 on them unless this a PA thing where they post shoot out scores as the final.If it was a legit 6-4 they will do the same to the Ukraniansand win the NCS vs either PL or 1776The PAGS D1 Regular season champs beat 1776 2-1 & 4-0 in the fall before falling to the PAGS D1 league Champs PL Black 3-1 in the playoffs. While PL did win the playoff game they could not beat 1776 who Classics beat twice. So that PL vs 1776 match up very much up in the air.How about that - what if the FC Bucks #11 Pre-ECNL team wins the PA NCS? If they don't they are the #11 ranked team in pre-ecnl anyway right they have no business being in the Semi-Finals anyway.
7:05pm post what is with your hatred toward MF NPL? A 2-1 win is neither big or small. Just as a tie is not a win as people on this site like to say.This blog is not about the girls its about parent egos going against one another.
So STA gets no credit for beating MF NPL for the first time ever?Is that not a signature win for their program and a sign of their rise as a team? A bit unfair to say that is a meaningless win.You certainly have no reluctance to knock STA every chance you get.They deserve credit for todays result no?
I think the postor was not trying to knock STA, rather make notice of the off comment about Matchfits NPL team falling.
Good post 7:34. If FC Bucks can keep up the scoring trend, they should get by the Ukrainians. A team that has giving up a lot of goals in the Champions League. PL does seem to struggle in their games against 1776, a team which is a defensive minded and scores well off of set plays. At least FC Bucks has made it a lot more interesting this year. But I do not see them beating either 1776 or PL in the finals. Legacy just doesn't allow many shots on its keeper and 1776 tends to give up more goals only if they are behind early and it forces them to open up the field. But they are an excellent closing team when they have even a one goal lead. 1776 may not have the biggest and fastest athletes, but they almost never lose their shape and play a smart game.
Can anyone explain the rational behind the PDA tourney scoring? What is the Benifit to giving points for goals scored? A 1-0 win and a 2-1 win (both worth 8 points) are worth less points than a 3-2 win (worth 9 points). I can't figure out the logic of rewarding more points to higher goal games over lower scoring games no matter how many goals you give up. BTW you get 6 points for a win, 3 for a tie and then 1 point for a shut out and 1 point for every goal scored (max 3 goals). So if you win a game 3-0 or 4-0 you would get a total of 10 points (6 for win, 1 for shut out and 3 for goals scored). If you tie a game 0-0 each team gets 4 points (3 for the tie and 1 for the shut out).
Looks like fVC out ofFinals.
must have not brought enough guest players to this one.
Match Fit v. NEFC final in Red Division.
wildcats 2-0 over NJSA Galaxy in NPL League play.
I don't think so 3:43 NJSA Elite is the NPL team. By my record only below EDP NPL games playedNPL North 1 NJCSA ELITE0 ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPL0 SMITHTOWN STARS2 TSF ACADEMY 01/02 21 FC COPA ACADEMY LIMA 1 NJCSA ELITE4/18/2015NJCSA ELITE NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY PUMAS NPL
todays game was in NPL Central
sorry NPL south
NPL Northeast Girls League 2014-15U13 Pre-ECNL4 FC Stars of Mass 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 Connecticut FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL41 FC Stars of Mass 01 U13 Pre-ECNL3 FSA FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL6 PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 FC Bucks 01 U13 Pre-ECNL5 Boston Breakers Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 Connecticut FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLU13 NPL1 Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL3 FSA FC 01 NPL2 Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL2 Connecticut FC 01 NPL
from saturday in NPL South-wildcats 1 NJ Rush 0
NPL Virginia Spring 20154 PRINCE WILLIAM SOCCER0 ANNANDALE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB o NORTHERN VA SOCCER CLUB0 FC VIRGINIA7 VIRGINIA RUSH ATHLETIC CLUB0 CHESTERFIELD UNITED FCNew England Girls NPL Spring 20158 OAKWOOD SC0 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SDA U13GRegion I Champions League (RCL)0 YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES1 EUSA EMPIRE REVOLUTION ROCHESTER 01/02
If you click on NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPANyou will see they are in NPL north andplay games labled as such.If you click on NJCSA GALAXY you willsee ZERO games labled NPL.Same goes for NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE& NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS NPLNow if EDP did a better job with their NPL website there would be no misunderstandings I guess.
PDA Spring KickoffChampionship gamesF11 NEFC-Elite0 Match Fit Pre ECNLF20 FC Stars of Mass-West United1 PDA DragonsF35 GBUFC - 01 Select4 TSF Academy 01/02GF43 Capital United-Blue Force1 FC Bolts-Green F52 South Central Premier-Spirit0 FC Stars of Mass-NH United
TSF-GB was 0-0 in second half, that can't be the actual score. That must be shoot-out
Maybe 5-4 was yellow card total?
Thought GB was totally misplaced in F3, but maybe not after all.
GB 5-4 over TSF was in PKs
I did not think they belonged in F3, I would have put them in F2 over Stars of Mass who made F2 finals shows you how much I know. Nothing!!!
Thats okay. Spirit is coming up and then we can all claim how much we know all over again. I would just enjoy a tournament or league that doesn't allow guest players. I do understand that teams have injuries and can be short from time to time. But go with what you got or bring up your top "B" team player. Isn't that the ideal that teams are selling to parents of players on "B" teams? Was there any NJ state cup games this weekend? Scores?
I guess FCVirginia is not the best team always?
The best team may not win all the time. Every team takes a loss. Remember that.
They are an excellent team with great player movement as soon as they pass the ball. And definitely one of the top teams in the east region. It is that type of team that does not need a guest player as any sub on that type of team would most likely start on many teams. Sometimes is would be nice to see the integrity of the club and the families committed to it, be placed about the integrity of the dollars they garner. I would like to know how many clubs do not use any guest players during the season. Probably very few. And how often is a guest player a player that would be on the bottom third of the roster? Almost never. A parent doesn't pay for a club for six months of soccer, its for a years worth of training and games. But many clubs have no issue bringing outside players in during practices and playing over many girls sitting on the bench. Yet the same clubs get upset when their own girls do the same. Long winded answer I know, but just saying.
Not a fan of the guest player thing but my club has done it. They use it for recruiting purposes and under ECNL rules, Academies are allowed to have discovery players.
"Discovery Players". That is a great word for it and makes it sound like they don't know the players ability before they roster them for a tournament. So will an ECNL team use a "Discovery Player" even if they have an expanded roster of over 20? Or does she get cycled in over the course of a couple games after practicing with the team? It is a great tryout tool and does let players and teams see if they are a good fit. Unfortunately it also gets some parents knickers in a bind and rightly so. Having to stand next to a parent that is a friend and watch their daughter sit while a guest player is playing is a little uncomfortable.
6:19 ok then who is in NPL south and which teams from that division are eligible for npl nationals in indiana in july if they win that flight?
9:30. That is a statement that can't be repeated enough on this blog. Even the best teams in any region will take a loss at some time or another. Whether its another team matches up well or the players stayed up to late at the hotel or the ref fell down and didn't see the penalty. All teams lose sooner or later. Some on here just enjoy another teams losses a little too much. Maybe deserved, maybe not.
It's very hard to follow EDP website - my best guess is below.North4 (2) +1 NJCSA ELITE3 (1) +2 TSF ACADEMY 01/021 (1) +0 FC COPA ACADEMY LIMA0 (1) -1 ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPL 0 (1) -2 SMITHTOWN STARS0 (0) +0 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY PUMAS NPLSouth0 (0) +0 SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS '01 0 (0) +0 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH0 (0) +0 MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G0 (0) +0 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS NPL0 (0) +0 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
2015 New Jersey Cup - Girls U13 Super GroupMatch Fit Academy North East NPLNJCSA Galaxy--------------------------------PDA DragonsNJ Wildcats Averbuch-------------------------------- SJEB '01 NPLPDA Ajax--------------------------------TSF Academy 01/02STA Morris United NPL 01--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2015 Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup - NCSFC Bucks Espritwinner LDC vs Ukrainian Nationals--------------------------------Penn Legacy Black1776 Xtremes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2015 ENYYSA National Championship CupSMITHTOWN KICKERS SC STARSHBC BARRACUDAS--------------------------------CAPITAL UNITED BLUE FORCESACHEM SPEED--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2015 NY CUPEast Meadow SC HotshotzWorld Class FC '01 Charlton--------------------------------Intense SA '01 NPLManhattan SC G'01 Pride--------------------------------Massapequa SC Lil' RowdiesLaGrange SC Rage--------------------------------New York SC G01Atletico FC Girls'01
Some good NJ cup matchups. Dragons V Wildcats should be interesting.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that the score of the MF npl vs Galaxy will be 1-0. Don't know who wins, but it will bev1-0
My daughter's team played in the PDA Tourney this past weekend, and overall it was a good experience, they played their best, and they are improving, both as a team and individually. My daughter played very strong, and she made us proud, what more can you ask? She was not injured, she was satisfied with her playing time, and there was no girl on any team we played against that was better than her in her position, I watch that very carefully, we gauge her progress against her opponents, not her team mates. The team did not advance, but they sure as shit played smart, strong and creative soccer.We are all proud, thank you ladies!
Superb teams and weather this weekend at the PDA tournament. My daughter and I watched a lot of great soccer between games.Congrats to all the finalists.
Great weather, great teams, embarrassing fields.
The NJ State Cup games that are coming up look like they all could be tight games. If we stay away from GS points and go by the eye test from this weekend. What two teams make the final? Morris vs Wildcats???
MF over GalaxyDragons will beat the WildcatsTSF/STA is tossupAjax over SJEB
9:33 LOL. Please tell me how the Wildcats pass the "eye test".Heres what I have "seen' They got thumped by South Shore and GB in league play 0-2 1 GF 7GA. Wildcats have NEVER won anything when NJX, MF or PDA are participating.STA has a good chance to make finals with a win over PDA AJAX. STA playing very well. Continue to improve.
I think the Wildcats got a bad draw. If they play their game they should win; however, they haven't shown it lately. The other games the favorites should win easily.
How do the Widcats get the dragons and AJAX a gets SJEB. I smell conspiracy.
PLEASE no Wildcat talk. This team drives up and down the East Coast for league games but doesn't enter the top U13 in their own state?Curious about FC Stars of Mass? They had several teams do very well this weekend at PDA. Is that the same team from the pre ECNL and NENPL leagues?
Nice weekend at PDAI do hate going to Bordentown, at least games made it worth my while. I saw many games but barely any in completion with exception of my own kidTop Bracket- Wow had some heavy weights battling. NEFC a very big team- ended up winning finals vs Match Fit. Did not see finals. Very physical team, very direct team as well. Pound and ground teamFC Virginia showed to me why they are a top team in region. Played solid every gameTOP Hat- results did not show promising for Top Hat. To me, a very good team. Just this weekend they played poorly.FC Stars- another good team, just a notch below these top teams. Can play with any teamEast Meadow- has arguably best player at our age level. Fast, skillful team, lost to Match Fit hurt themCrew OH- very small team, I did like there style. This is a team that literally played kick ball up the field- played with only 13 players, unsure why?Match Fit- had a good weekend, another team with only 12 players on the bench, same as above why playing short handed. Regardless proved they can compete and beat top programs. Lost in finals. UFA GA- team did not have good results, a team that moved ball around. Had trouble finishing2nd BracketPDA Dragons win flight, team looked good. Little fightersMatch Fit- another team short on bench. Out played STA for the portion I watched, just have kids that seem like they do not want to play any longer. tough team.NY Soccer- moves ball around nicely, just a notch below top teams.STA- unable to compete vs top teams personally. Showed this weekend. Did get one nice winWorld Class NPL- did a great job, Impressed with how far this team came along.South Shore- Not impressed with this team at all. What happened to this team. I originally had them in top bracketPDA Ajax- What a disappointment. enough saidFC Stars - nice team, lost in finalsanother surprise was TSF- did well all weekend
Ajax lost 3 1-0 gamesI dont knock them down much for that
Mostly agree with that comment. Folks, when we get to this level with most of these teams, a 1 goal game just states a good solid game on paper. Now one would have had to be at all the games to see who dominated possession and or scoring opportunities to get the full picture.
10:15- Great review, I saw a few teams as well.NEFC- spot on, I agree 100%. Watched them play Virginia. Virginia small, fast and communicate well. Put the ball into open space and play disciplined. Constantly bringing subs in without any drop off. EM- Mentally and physically punishing. Their top player is a game changer.Thought Tophat looked like Virginia. Small, fast and communicated well. Not sure how they lost 0-3 to Virginia. Wish I had seen that game. Group 2STA big strong team. They are tough to play if refs don't mind some contact. MF NPL- I was expecting a huge team based on all the blogs comments. Strike the ball well play everything over the top and run on to it. Think thats why they are having trouble scoring. Easy to defend. Tough to score on.PDA Ajax- was surprised at their results. Whenever I saw them, they were constantly in their opponents end putting a lot of pressure on opponents defense. Surprised they had no goals.PDA Dragons. Agree with earlier post. Small team, constantly pressuring the ball and very scrappy.I don''t claim to have seen all of the above mentioned teams play every game. Just reporting what I saw.Great weather and games on every field. Has to be the top U13 tournament to date.
PDA did a nice job with this tournament.
Region I Champions League (RCL)Division 1 Blue09 (5) BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE07 (3) CENTURY V 0102 ELITE06 (3) PWSI COURAGE 01G RED06 (3) 1776 UNITED FC XTREMES01 (4) LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED00 (2) VICTORY EXPRESS SC VICTORY EXPRESS PLATINUMDivision 1 Red12 (4) SOUTH SHORE SELECT U13 ELITE10 (4) GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT07 (4) PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK03 (3) NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL03 (4) UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK00 (5) DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 GIRLSDivision 2 Blue17 (7) EUSA EMPIRE REVOLUTION ROCHESTER 01/0210 (5) YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES09 (5) HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT09 (5) RHINOS ELITE SC 01/0208 (5) EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO04 (4) PENNS FOREST FC PENNS FOREST UNITED 01/0202 (7) HOTSPURS ELITE 010201 (6) VSA HEAT BLUEDivision 2 Red06 (2) PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE06 (2) SACHEM YSL SPEED04 (4) CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE03 (3) BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE01 (1) DMS SOCCER DMS GU13 ACADEMY00 (2) WNY FLASH ACADEMY WNY FLASH GIRLS 02/03 How RCL teams did a PDA tournamentF2 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U13 ELITE (W1, T1, L1, -2)F3 GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT (W4, +9) *ChampionF3 PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE (W1, L2, -1)F4 EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO (W2, L1, +4)F4 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (W4, +9) *ChampionF4 BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE (W1, L2, -4)
No they didn't. Why would you put the u13 age group on terrible grass fields. Most play on turf now and the top age groups for the tournament is u14 & u13. PDA really needs to rethink about using that complex.
I would imagine that short benches are a result of injuries. I can't see any other reason why these tops teams would be so short handed.
If injuries, Kudos for those teams for not making any excuses.Heard Ajax had 4-6 Storm players with them. How did that work out for them
Terrible grass? Aside from one really bad field, (3 or 5) the rest of the fields were fine.
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