Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U14G / U14 Girls Youth Soccer

U14G  / U14 Girls youth soccer seems to offer the most teams and the widest diversity of talent.

Where these players will end up is anyone guess.

Welcome to the ride.

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Anonymous said...

NEFC IS in top flight, as is NYSC

The 2 are each "top"

Anonymous said...

5:40

To think you can ascertain "best" on an elite team is silly

Let the coach coach

If your daughter is miserable, cant get her head around playing a very important position ("D") for a top team, then go. But be forewarned - grass is often not so green elsewhere

(By all means dont leave because YOU like to see her score goals)

Anonymous said...

Playing D can, in the end, make her a better striker. To think she "loses a year" of striker development is incorrect.

Anonymous said...

5:45

I ask you to assume that she is the best. This is a certainty.




But she is also a good defender.

I also said you can reverse the example because i have nothing against defense.

If a qualified defender comes in she will be put back in her natural position.

The point i am trying to make is when does the development of your daughter to her highest potential in her natural position take precedents over the team dynamic.

And this is not about scoring goals.





Anonymous said...

Agreed. I'd be more concerned if my daughter was playing only one position at this age.

Anonymous said...

5:48

Assume it may be her position well into highschool

Anonymous said...

Sorry but if your daughter is the best striker on the team why wouldn't the coach place here there. If he placed her on defense for better of the team than it's about winning.

Yes there is nothing wrong with playing defense but if the 2nd striker never sees defense then how is she going to develop as a player. Technically if is one of the better players on the team placing her at defensive Mid-Fielder would suffice her more as she can go on the attacking end when needed if the team is down and needs a goal. Ultimately a well rounded players will always surely come out on top.

Anonymous said...

"If he placed her on defense for better of the team than it's about winning."

Bingo!

How many clubs do you think are concerned about individual development first- Not many!

Isn't it always about winning on the elite level.

Do you think the club is in the business about the development of each talent to where they are perfectly suited.? Of course not

Or are they interested in the development of a player only within the context of their team to what they might need to help them win a game.











Anonymous said...

So in this case I would leave and find another team and let the coach fill the hole in their defense with another player and find a place where she goes back to playing her natural position.




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Anonymous said...

Its about your daughter if she is happy leave it alone if not then time to move.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a kid with seven jerseys in her closet by U14.

Too funny

Yeah, Mom - you want her to score goals - just admit it

Do what you wish - just stay far away from my daughter's club, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Why did you even ask the question if you were going to rebutt anyone giving the opposite opinion?

Anonymous said...

7:05

Can you do a little better than that please.

Assume they asked your daughter to play goalie because she is the best goalie on the team but her best position for her own development would be as an outside defender.

Can you come up with a different answer now . Would you have her stay on the team to play goalie?

Or if you leave, Are you are just a person with a number of jerseys in your closet?

I am just looking for some answers with some depth and knowledge.


7:06 I am just looking for some honest discourse. Nothing more.


Anonymous said...

3:50 They will definately be good but it's early. They need time to mesh a bit. Doubtful that Spirit will be "cakewalk." Their coach certainly is top notch. I have no doubt they'll be a force with a little time.

Anonymous said...

if you are paying money that goes to a coach - let them develop or move on.

They are the best at this position said the parent :)

However, the pro sees her as something else and ask another pro and they will say something else. That my friend is a good player let the coach develop and let her learn without your 2 cents - in other words don't get in the way or coach her yourself.

Anonymous said...

7;34

Thank you.That was good answer.

It seems you have to trust that the coach has your daughters best interest in mind.

I guess it also assume that the coach knows what he is doing and has got daughters best interest in mind.

Do you know a lot of coaches like that?

Paid or not?






Anonymous said...

7:47 I have the opposite of your situation and thought maybe I'm making a mistake. My daughter has been a striker and scores a lot of goals with a very good team. She is very good at what she does. Am I wrong for asking the coach to move her to the defensive side of the field in order develop at more than one position. Should I just let the coach do what he feels is best? I don't want to be the viewed as the helicopter parent, but I would like my daughter to know how defend also.

Anonymous said...

I have a problem, my daughter juggles in the driveway everyday

Anonymous said...

To assume that All parents can't recognize what is best for their child is as bad as assuming that paid coaches have the best interest of your daughter in mind, simply because you pay them- And you should just sit back and let it happen.


If you are knowledgeable about the game, analyze everything a coach does with your daughter and if you are not satisfied with her training or her playing only one position during these formative years. Look for another team.

But the key is , you must get knowledgable about the game first and that does not necessarily mean you have had to have played the game. It just means you have studied and you know enough to question and to get specific answers .

9:10 unfortunately if your daughter plays for an elite u14 team, she will get little consideration in trying to develop her in another position But certainly try- Just know when she makes a mistake questions will come from all sides asking if this is the right time to develop a strikers defensive skills. But it doesn't hurt to ask.


7:47 As someone said previously if they are indeed playing your daughter in only one position and not multiple positions (her best and the position to help the team) and if you truly know that-that it is not your daughter's best position for development then I am sure ,if she is that good, she can walk down to another elite team and they would pick her up in a nano second. Especially, if she is not a team hopper. Different families have different objectives . If your daughter wants to be striker then let her go be a striker. if the coach needs her to fill in then help the team but if it's a semi permanent thing then find another team. If she's that good., the next coach will be the final arbitrator in determining if your daughter belongs in that spot or not. Hell if she's that good, he will already know who she is.!


Soccer Nut


Anonymous said...

10:04 I wish I could get my daughter to juggle in the driveway everyday. Congrats on a daughter that works at her craft on her own. Good answer as always Soccer Nut, and as usual you hit all the possibilities on the nose. But its always a tough decision to change something that works well, especially when your daughter is feeling good about herself while doing it. So many coaches and experts (at least on this board) say that players need to learn more than one position to learn more about the game. But is there really any age where we can honestly say "that's where she needs to be playing at"? Defensive footwork requires repetition and hard work (and good coaching), just being fast isn't good enough at higher levels.
10:04 Really good job on the juggling, does she dribble around the trees also?

Anonymous said...

Some EDP changes - with their champions league format some quality games for sure this Fall.

D1 North
1 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)
2 JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 01/02G NPL (NJ)
3 JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH (NJ)
4 NJCSA ELITE (NJ)
5 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ)
6 BEACHSIDE SC CT BEACHSIDE (CT)
7 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02 (NYE)
8 HBC SPARK (NYE)

D1 Central
1 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)
2 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)
3 REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)
4 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE (NJ)
5 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS (PAE)
6 PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)
7 SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)
8 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL (NJ)

D1 South
1 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)
2 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)
3 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)
4 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)
5 MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)
6 PIPELINE BLACK (MD)
7 CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)
8 BETHESDA STORM 01 (USA)
9 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE)

Anonymous said...

D2 North
1 PERFECT TOUCH SA GIRLS 01-02 (NYE)
2 THISTLE COMETS (NJ)
3 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT)
4 STA MORRIS UNITED 01 (NJ)
5 NIRVANA FC (NYE)
6 SDFC SAMBA (NJ)
7 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY TEMPEST (NJ)
8 SABA BROOKLYN CITY (NYE)
9 LAGRANGE RAGE (NYE)

D2 Central
1 STATEN ISLAND UNITED HOTSHOTS (NYE)
2 WALL SC WAVE (NJ)
3 OCEAN TOWNSHIP UNITED SA HURRICANES (NJ)
4 WYOMING VALLEY SC'01GIRLS (PAE)
5 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)
6 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI (NJ)
7 MERCER FC SPURS (NJ)
8 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS GREY (NJ)
9 FREEHOLD SL FREEDOM (NJ)

D2 South
1 HFC READY '01 (PAE)
2 WASHINGTON UNITED FEVER '02 (NJ)
3 ALLIANCE SC ARSENAL (MD)
4 SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
5 SAC PREMIER WHITE (MD)
6 PIPELINE SC RED (MD)
7 PHWM SC PUMAS (MD)
8 LTSC STRIKERS 01/02 (PURPLE) (MD)
9 HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)
10 SEVP BLACK THUNDER (MD)

Anonymous said...

South is competitive. Central has a few strong teams. North is competitive but not strong.

Anonymous said...

Hey Adminsitrator, time for a new picture for U-14. These girls (and a boy) in the picture look 12.

Anonymous said...

"I'm looking forward to seeing how much PF has improved, and how much their starting lineup changes from last year. They gained six players of starter quality (3 from PL, 1 from HMMS, 1 from LVU, and 1 from PF who had been playing ECNL a year up).

So the bench has definitely improved. And I think a lot of the new players play forward and in the midfield, so PF should score a lot more this year. It'll be fun to watch. I think they win Spirit in a cakewalk."

I'll disagree. Two years ago, PF did well with a skilled CM and striker combo. The problem is, nothing else was developed around them. Last year, teams focused on these two and the goals dried up. If those six new players are being coached to get the ball to these two, then I don't see things changing. Just more frustration and concern. It's easy to look great against bad teams where everyone contributes, but your team is ultimately defined by how well they handle adversity.

On the flip side, the CFC team last year was dreadful. But, they were coached the right way, they played the right way, took their lumps, and tied PF in their last league game. They've added some players, so it should be interesting to watch.

PF has the talent advantage, but CFC might have the better team chemistry. The glory might be at PF, but for development purposes, CFC might be the better choice.

I have no idea on what's happening to FC Bucks, but it's not good for the U14 and U13 teams.

Anonymous said...

1776 cracks D1.
Didn't seem right to have them in the leftover divisions.

Anonymous said...

Watch PDA added some studs. And some kids coming back from injuries.

Anonymous said...

9:03

Please. Stick to a topic you actually know something about.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like 9:03 knows exactly what he's talking about.

Anonymous said...

All this PA talk is driving me insane. LOL
Again PA is diluted in talent across to many ECNL clubs so close together, plus very strong clubs like Penn Legacy, HMMS, YMS, and PA Classics. Now I understand what PDA does and denies bids for ECNL in NJ as they and Matchfit are the only entities in NJ and draw the best talent. Same down south in the Bethesda area keeping this secluded helps draw the best of the best together.

Anonymous said...

As Storm adds more MF players.

Anonymous said...

"Same down south in the Bethesda area keeping this secluded helps draw the best of the best together."

Clueless. The Bethesda ECNL team practices less than 15 miles away from the fields where the McLean ECNL team practices. Depending on traffic, Bethesda is about an hour away from where FCV practices. There are players in Maryland who drive to McLean and FCV, and there are players in Virginia who drive to Bethesda. Bethesda does not have a monopoly on the talent in the DMV area, which is why they're fighting it out with McLean for third place among the DC area ECNL teams. And that doesn't take into account that there are several other clubs equal or better in stature than the ECNL clubs in the DC area (e.g., BRYC, Loudoun and PWSI).

Anonymous said...

Don't know if 9:03 knows what they are talking about, but looking up PF in GotSoccer shows that they just had a cupcake tournament in which they scored 18 goals in 4 games. In their previous 15 tournament games (not counting pre-ECNL games), they had scored just 12 goals.

On the other hand, there does not appear to be much strength in this years Spirit U14 top flight.

Anonymous said...

I would discuss with your coach that you and your daughter are not happy just playing defense and tell him you want her to play striker half the time. If he says no that will make your decision that much easier to move your daughter. I have experienced this first hand with my daughter. If she plays defense full season she will regress at Stryker and she will never be totally happy as a defender. Nothing wrong with being a defender but nothing wrong with retaining the skills she has learned over the last 7 years. Bottom line do what makes you and your daughter happy not the coach

Anonymous said...

Storm added MF National Team player for Fall 2015 season along with some other strong MF players

Anonymous said...

Surprising that the MFA kid went to PDA. Sounds like everything that's wrong with youth soccer. I'd understand it if the kid lived in Morris county. Having said that, I have no information and maybe they had a good reason.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldnt she go to PDA? If we lived close enough to PDA my kid would have gone there at least to try out.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit is known for having very strong teams on the boys side, is it not the same for the girls? I am a PA parent and was wondering why players would switch (and I'm not discounting how good PDA is)? My son plays against Match Fit teams and they are always excellent teams. I do not know the NJ girls soccer landscape, so please fill me in.
PL parent

Anonymous said...

It starts and ends with the coaching. The coach of the PDA u14 team is the head coach for Rutgers. So if your daughter is a top player why wouldn't you go. Next 4 years will be significant for these girls. Add in the Pda brand and you pretty much hit the jackpot.

Anonymous said...

#10 is not a team player, and a ball hog, and will be quickly disliked by the other girls, which at u14 stills occurs. She is also too small to muscle her way through a defender, she needs to be team oriented, and not they to do everything herself...

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if there's going to be a Region 1 Champions League this fall? They have the application up but it's not clear they got enough interest to do it.

Anonymous said...

11:11, they have better teams on the Girls side. 25 D1 scholarships off this years U18s, include 2 to UNC, Stanford, Virginia.....

Kids go to MFA from PDA as well. MFA generally never is willing to put a kid above the club/team, and that does not work for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Our team was told at tryouts that we would be doing region 1 again. But that might have changed since our team is in EDP. Haven't heard anything about it either.

Anonymous said...

10:29 thanks for the VA update - I love it NJ, NY, PA and VA inside info.

Anonymous said...

We'll have a good feel for how the best teams are in the DC metro area stack up after Labor Day, as seven of the eight teams battling for second place behind FCV are playing in the Olney tournament. Bethesda, BRYC, Frederick, Loudoun, McLean, MdUnited and PWSI will all be there. Only FCV's B team is missing from the contenders.

Anonymous said...

11:27

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PERSONAL ATTACKS ON SPECIFIC PLAYERS ON THIS
BOARD! You must be quite the bully parent to do so.

Anonymous said...

Made a mistake. No PWSI at Olney. Doesn't really matter as they lost enough players that they're not in contention anymore.

Anonymous said...

Pack your bags

ECNL Phoenix Friday, Nov 13-15
East Meadow SC
FC Virginia

ECNL Texas, Saturday, Feb 13-15

ECNL San Diego, Friday, April 1-3
Boston Breakers Academy
PDA
PennFusion

U14 Showcase Grand Park, Oct 10-11, 2015

U14 Showcase Greer,
Albertson
East Meadow
FC Virginia
Penn Fusion

Anonymous said...

12:34 I'll make sure to add in my stupid score updates.

2015 OBGC Capital Cup Labor Day Tournament

Anonymous said...

So we have the MD and MA events that weekend, anything else that's a major?

Anonymous said...

11:27am
Do not know who you are referring to by giving a number but don't be specifying players on here.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit (GFA) kid leaves after walking all over the MF organization, playing on multiple teams, wherever dad pleased.

Nice loyalty

No doubt pushing already to be rostered with Splash

Anonymous said...

If the kid is that good let it be father just wants to give his daughter every possible angle to succeed. PDA or MF.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 1:17, great recap.

Anonymous said...

Can't pull that stuff at PDA, 1:17. Club over the player.

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Anonymous said...

Yes she will have to find her place.

PDA has a way of taking the best players and making them play together as a team. Especially MO. She will be a good addition but will have to break a lot of bad habits . The team dynamic is especially high on this team and no player is above it.. All the players know this no matter how good they are. And there are some very high quality players on this team.

Seems many good players sit the bench trying to figure this out. But once they get it. they thrive.

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Anonymous said...

No player is "catered to" at PDA. They don't have to.

Anonymous said...

214 I disagree, U16 PDA cater to a player. So do many other PDA teams as they are play on free scholars to prevent them from leaving. It's a business fellas

Anonymous said...

2:14 keep believing that! Their will be many unhappy girls and parents.

Anonymous said...

As long as they have the Lemming parents on the B C abnd D Teams willing to play full boat they will continue to use scholarships to recruit for the ECNL Team.

Anonymous said...

304 You are on the money$ LOL

Anonymous said...

Just curious. what team is better than the Dragon team.. where would you like her to go for the upgrade in play

Anonymous said...

Reported on this site that MFA lost two of their best u-14 players from the ECNL team... Did others go as well?

I doubt they left for the club - my guess is that they left for training and development.

These losses have got to have MFA reeling a bit. PDA definitely gets some of MFA's best - Has MFA ever gotten one of PDA's best?

Anonymous said...

3:38- Never. MF has gotten players that moved from PDA B team to MF A team. Have gotten players who were not being rostered on PDA teams as well.

Every time PDA gets a great MF player it benefits the whole club.

1. Storm gets talented players and more depth
2. PDA North and South don't have to play against those players in league games and finals.

I heard MF new game jerseys are the same color as PDA blue jerseys, is that true?

Anonymous said...

Neither of the MF players that left played much, if at all, on U-13 last year. National player played wherever she wanted (U14, U16, etc), and other player played up on U-14 team the whole year, or most of it. So as far as the team "reeling", I'm not sure you can miss what you never had to begin with. Good luck to these young ladies, great soccer players.

Anonymous said...

3:44, hahaha, and MFA spelled backwards in Latin is PDA, hahaha, hilarious!

Anonymous said...

There is a great Youtube clip of her scoring a goal against PDA for the u13 team, so she played some.

Anonymous said...

MF ECNL needed some spots anyway - for the NJX crew

U14 MF ECNL will be plenty good

Would hope to see game between PDA and MF where all players are available and actually play

Anonymous said...

Didn't the both play against PDA NPL North team in the NE NPL finals?

Anonymous said...

Yes both played vs PDA Dragons, well they did nothing in this game.

Anonymous said...

10:03 You consider clubs like PL a "very strong club"? Does PL even have more than one good team in that entire club, on either side? Takes a lot more than 1 team to make for a "very strong club". PAC is definitely stronger with better coaching but it's really the boys side that makes that club anything.

Anonymous said...

For the poster that asked about the Connecticut Oakwood Team and for others interested in predictions about the teams from the small state to the north that historically has lagged behind its I95 brethren. This is the first year that CFC (Connecticut) decided to unify its branch teams (West, Arsenal, Sound, Wolves etc) at U14 into its pyramid or "United" ECNL and NPL teams. In theory, the combined CFC United ECNL team should be the best CT team at this age. FSA's ECNL team is on paper the second best team although some might argue that CFC United's NPL Team might be just as strong or stronger (since West and Arsenal were both individually strong sides). Oakwood probably is slotted as the next best team. They took a few lumps last fall when they first transitioned to 11v11 but had a good year in the NorthEast NPL falling just short against NEFC. Biggest issue for them has been a lack of a goalie. FSA NPL, Beachside, and South Central may be slightly below Oakwood but on any given day they can probably each beat the other. Beachside may have picked up a player or two as they added at least one Yankee player in the end of the Spring. Several CFC Branch teams that were able to reconstitute after the United team selections could end up being dark horses as well (Arsenal picked up some strong Sound players) and Wolves were pretty deep to begin with. Yankee which lost few kids in the Spring may have also benefited from the United tryouts with some solid players looking for new homes. Southeast which hails from the RI corner of the state and has little competition will remain consistently feisty and physical. Having said all this, the big uncertainty for all the Connecticut teams in the fall is the number of high school players they have on their rosters. Since the Connecticut state high school rules prohibit kids from playing club until the high school season is completed. As a result the fall u14 season can be very misleading about the relative strengths of these teams.

Anonymous said...

Wow

Thanks for that excellent Connecticut summary

Have a great season.

Anonymous said...

You are correct 9:53. Unfortunately with both PL and PA Classics within three miles of each other (even Penn United is close by), it is almost impossible for one club to dominate the scene. Basically over the years PL has always had the moniker of being of "girls club and Classics being stronger with their boys teams (especially with their Academy teams). I think its simply a case of PL putting their stronger coaches with their girls teams. There was almost a merger between the two clubs three years ago, but stronger egos prevailed.

Anonymous said...

I did want to include that the current U14 classics team had a very good coach, but I believe that coach has moved on.

Anonymous said...

But even on the girls side PL as a club is unimpressive. A merger does seem in the best interest for that area.

Anonymous said...

Gee I think one of those MFA to PDA girls is the one with 7 different jerseys in the closet. Whenever Slick leaves somewhere, it looks like the aftermath of a tornado.

Anonymous said...

I knew we also had CT in the house - it took a while. I like it PA, VA and now some CT talk- sorry but the NJ talk always turns creepy to many stalkers.

Anonymous said...

Is Slick from South Jersey?

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Anonymous said...

Curious about the CT high school rules. Does that mean ANY high schooler can't play club play until the HS season is over, or just those that choose to play HS soccer? In other words, is the rule set up to "force" HS players to play on their HS team since they can't play anywhere else anyway, or does it force the players to chose either HS or club during the HS season? If my freshman daughter doesn't make the varsity team so decides HS soccer isn't worth it, does she still have the option in CT to just play for her club during the HS season?

Anonymous said...

Just follow the carnage he leaves behind.

Anonymous said...

Think last year at U13 CT teams didn't start playing league games until mid October? Those girls would not have been in HS yet.

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Anonymous said...

Congrats 11:01, you win.

Come claim your prize as the stupidest comment ever, perhaps of all time.

Anonymous said...

As to be expected, MF has one of it's teams now as the catch basin for the discarded players from their other teams including NJX all lumped together on one team. The GS page shows 25 players names.

Is this really the best place for a player who could not make either of MF's better teams? Shouldn't these players go back to their local teams where maybe there is a roster of 15 and where they have a steady role as a feature player?

Anonymous said...

re: 25 players

They have just 8 or 9 listed on one of the other teams

Some players will likely shift between teams, as is becoming more commonplace

I am curious who will show up in the NPL division

Anonymous said...

I care about all the states from region 1 and am also curious about CT HS rule.

Anonymous said...

To 9:19. CT HS Rule only applies to kids playing high school soccer. IMO, very few kids in CT forego the HS experience. It does also cover kids that only play for the freshman or jv teams and lasts as long as the varsity team is still in post season play even if your daughter is not on the post season roster. It covers practices and games so you cannot practice with your club. The rule does not cover prep school teams but some of those coaches forbid their kids from playing club until the end of the season. Regarding the fall U13 season, that was probably just the pre-ecnl teams that started up late for league games. They did play some non league games in state and did have practices. In theory, the rule was designed to protect kids from overuse and it certainly has its detractors however it is unlikely to change any time soon. So fall U14 can be mixed and 15 and older is non-existent until mid to late October.

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Anonymous said...

12:40 you are missing the point of a troll!! they could careless about what you say or what I say. Just ignore the post :)

Anonymous said...

The MFA Got Soccer Rosters have not been updated and many show last years teams plus this years additions. I think Rosters become unfrozen soon and maybe they get cleaned up then. They do have accurate rosters on their ECNL page for most of the teams. Your premise is wrong. The kids who play on the two NPL teams largely live in Northern NJ and this is a great option for them. For the NENPL many kids get to continue with the coach they have had, which is great. People can bash all they want, it's for the most part a very good club.

Anonymous said...

At U14 if you have not made the top academy team and within that top team if you are not getting 65% of the match minutes then you should find another team. You will have more fun; you will play more and you will have a greater chance to impact the game. If you were on NJX and now are on a team of combined cast-offs you are being played like a fool.

The NJX players who made the top team should be fine. It will be interesting to see how they react having left a model that stressed low roster sizes and now are on teams with big rosters and with ever changing game day attendees. These players knew going into this what the deal is so it will be interesting to see who is still standing from NJX after 1 year. Good bet that parents will get antsy if their kid is not playing a lot.

For the cast-offs...Either your kid is not good enough so says the academy or they are but are not getting a fair shot. In either case, do the right thing for your kid. Find a team where YOUR kid is highly valued with match minutes and coach confidence. You've already likely spent too many years watching someone else's kid get that opportunity.

OR....keep paying the machine.

Anonymous said...

Great point, try:

World Class
Crush
STA

All solid teams, please no comedians.

Anonymous said...

The Northeast NPL team will be as good or better than STA and the NJ Crush and they play in a better league. Those teams play in the same league as the MFA 3rd team at this age. Being on the ECNL team is not the end all, be all. Of course 99% of you know that as your kids are in the same boat. In NJ, the next best option to the ECNL is the NENPL. Many of these kids have a 15 minute drive or less to practice, there is something to be said for that. They are winning! Great club, great league, great soccer quality of life. Forget about practice, they aren't playing 60 games this year in search of Got Soccer relevance.

Anonymous said...

3:19 so you are saying the black team will have players from ECNL team that were replaced by NJX players? Okay then I buy into they will be as good or better.

From this board - PDA parents are selling Ajax and Dragons, MF parents are selling MF NE NPL, we read today the CFC will be just fine on the NPL side as they will be equal to or greater than the FSA ECNL team, the PF parents have also been pumping up PF NPL. Okay that's 5 out 13 teams or* games this fall and 8 games this spring that should be a walk in the park. Where will the other challenge come from? FC Bucks, CFC Delco, Albertson, East Meadow, World Class, FSA, Boston or Stars?

So you are saying it's better to play 16 games vs the teams I just listed and then get smoked at the finals by a NEFC like the PDA team did this year.
I'm not going to give you pros or cons - but as you said yourself MF 3rd team playing with STA and Crush, so why are they looking for GS relevance if they are looking to get quality games? Don't follow that comment?

Are you saying teams that play in weaker leagues and play in more tournaments to makeup for that are GS chasers? it reads that way. So what are these teams to do? They can't join ECNL or NENPL as they are for ECNL clubs only? and if they play in tournaments to get more quality games that you say they need because they play in a weak league they are now GS point chasers looking for GS relevance.

You guys have everything covered for the 1%. I hope the best for your kid's team except of course when they play my kid's team if they ever do and from the sounds of it they won't.

Long Live GS!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing on this blog, can we talk spirits, NJ teams? Wildcats best chance for NJ in top? Or Ajax, never played Ajax, we played shore and storm, not sure how they measure up. Can Medford/Real prove how good they really are? With a great vocal keeper they have a decent chance, how is that SJEB team? The barons were beat in league play this spring, but not sure if this is better team or what? Third flight - boca or NJCSA? Boca did beat NJCSA in state cup semi, however that NJCSA team is good with that one striker they have, otherwise don't know the team much? I think with so many out of state teams, so little NJ, it would be nice to see NJ somewhere in finals at least in these top 3. Pointless to go through other 4 brackets. don't have the time.

Anonymous said...

MF Black team was a solid team last year. Team won EDP North. Added players from Pre ECNL, plus players from other clubs along with existing players from Black team. This team will surprise many teams

Anonymous said...

Latest Vegas odds for Spirit Cup
Penn Fusion 4-1
South Shore 4-1
Penn Legacy 8-1
1776 10-1
Calvert Crew 10-1
PDA 10-1
NJ Wildcats 15-1
Boston Breakers 15-1
BYRC 18-1
PA Classics 25-1
RAGE SC 30-1
Harford FC 50-1
Boston Breakers inconsistent league play (losing to teams ranked much lower) obviously cost then in the eyes of the odds setters. PDA is considered the real wildcard here.

Anonymous said...

My only point was directed at the person contending that if your kid can't make the ECNL team they should leave the club. I have a ton of respect for STA and the NJ Crush and I'd be proud to have my kid at those clubs.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give Penn Fusion 4-1 odds of getting out of their bracket.

Anonymous said...

What team do you see challenging then in that bracket? Bracket A might be the most even, with Calvert, BRYC and 1776 in it. If 1776 gets some scoring, they could easily make the semifinals

Anonymous said...

I would switch Breakers and PL. Other than that I'll take those odds.

Anonymous said...

I would too. But can't get past Breakers bad losses to lesser teams during league play. Other than YMS, PL usually beats the teams they are suppose to beat. Although the regional playoffs were a different story for them. Biggest question mark is PDA Ajax and how they fare in the top flight.

Anonymous said...

Between the fact that PL lost starting players from last year and their performance at Regionals with not being able to beat Region 1 D2 teams leads me to believe they won't be able to win against the Breakers. But, who knows! Not sure if Breakers were able to gain anymore talent for this year. I would imagine they did.

Anonymous said...

Dear youth soccer guru,

How about some FC stars cup odds?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Assuming the flights are final and there is no reason to think they are not. My odds for Premiership Flights only

Blue
PDA Storm 2-1
Boston 5-1
FC Stars West 100-1
MF NE NPL 100-1

FC Stars 10-1
Albertson 15-1
STA 15-1
Ramap Valley 100-1


White

EM 5-1
NEFC 7-1
WC 15-1
SJEB 100-1

MF ECNL 5-1
SSS 15-1
FSA 25-1
NYSC 30-1

I'm Not the Guru
Long Live GS

Anonymous said...

I think 100-1 odds are quite generous. Those teams are in the wrong bracket.

Anonymous said...

Who has Calverts or Wildcats beaten in 2015 to have odds higher or the same as the Breakers?

Anonymous said...

This Week's Tournaments with teams/clubs from leagues mentioned on this board

Battle At HillTop Girls 2015
CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE) NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)

The Virginia Invitational
VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE


Last Week's Tournaments

NJ Crush Summer Invitational

2 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL
1 NJ CRUSH FC FLAMES 02 NPL

0 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NP
3 STATEN ISLAND UNITED HOTSHOTS

-------------------------------
Friends of Renz Tournament 1

2 HBC SPARK
1 LEVITTOWN SUPERSONICS

1 HBC SPARK
1 NORTH BABYLON/ SCORE F.C. PRIDE

3 HBC SPARK
0 LEVITTOWN WILDCATS

-------------------------------
Lou Ramos Classic 2015- Girls Weekend

7 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
0 NORTH UNION UNITED 01F LADY CANNONS

3 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
1 PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

4 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
1 PA RUSH 01

6 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
2 WARRINGTON FC BOMBERS

Anonymous said...

U14 Pre-Season

ECNL
W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)

NorthEast Girls NPL
W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)

NYCSL NPL
W1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL

EDP D1
W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
W2,T1,L0, GD +4 HBC SPARK
W2,T1,L0, GD +7 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)


Long Live GS

Anonymous said...

Up Coming U14 Pre-Season Schedule

8/14/2015 - 8/16/2015
NorthEast NPL
CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)

EDP D1
NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)

Virginia NPL
VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE



8/22/2015-8/23/2015

ECNL
BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY GU14 ECNL (MA)
PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)
CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)
ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL (NYE)

NorthEast NPL
PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX (NJ)
PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)
CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)

EDP D1
CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)
1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE)
PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)
HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)
NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)
RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)
SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)
HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)
PIPELINE BLACK (MD)
NJ REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)
UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)
NJCSA ELITE (NJ)
PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)
PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)
BETHESDA SC STORM 01 (MD)

NYCSL NPL
ISA 01 NPL (NYE)

New England NPL
AZTEC SOCCER GIRLS 01 NPL (MA)

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Louis Ramos Classic be a stronger tournament? Four LVU to win all four games is kind of sad.

Anonymous said...

9:53 The odds makers give credence to teams that have played in the top flight of this tournament before. Before you beat up either team, lets remember they play tough competition rather than run away from it. Although the Wildcats got beat up in the RCL, they were in it and are better for it. Breakers league had them playing teams from Maine and Rhode Island, teams that would have been in the middle of the pack of NJ, NY and PA (think DE Rush here). These odds were done by professionals. I won't discuss Calvert because its the same story.

Anonymous said...

Not a good odds maker. Using your heart not your head.

Anonymous said...

11:13 Maybe you got the wrong Breaker team. They played vs Pre-ECNL teams like PDA, MF, FC Stars, CFC, EM, PF, WC and others. They had most goals scored in their league (83) - 20 more than the next highest. Not sure where you are getting Maine and Rhode Island from?

Anonymous said...


9/12/2015

FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL
NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL


9/13/2015

RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02
NJCSA ELITE

TSF ACADEMY 01/02G
JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH

HBC SPARK
NJ WILDCATS GALAXY

JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 01/02G NPL
BEACHSIDE SC CT BEACHSIDE

UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK
LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS

PDA SHORE FUSION
SJEB '01G NPL

REAL SOUNDERS
NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE

RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA
BETHESDA STORM 01

PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM
CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE

PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK
MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G

HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER
PIPELINE BLACK

Anonymous said...

Weak league

Anonymous said...

Weak League? How many have you played - who did you beat? How many teams from league are in f1 (these 2 events)? How Does NorthEast NPL, NYCSL NPL & PAGS stack up?

Stars F1 2 out of8 teams
SJEB '01G NPL
RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02

Spirit F1 6 out of 12 teams
HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER
PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK
CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE
RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA
NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL

Anonymous said...

Only because of GS points. None of these teams are F1 quality teams.

Anonymous said...

Except for PL.

Anonymous said...

8:26 Why not - who would make them a worthy F1?

Anonymous said...

8:26- Agree. PL the best of the bunch but not a F1 type team. The Spirit tournament is weak. Stars has much better teams playing. Stars did a bad job flighting, but they have some very good teams in it.

Some NJ teams are driving a long way to get hammered.

Anonymous said...

PL not an F1 team? Seriously bud. Let me know what 11v11 tournament they played in where they didn't prove they belonged in F1. I will admit that the team did not play well in regional play in West Virginia, but they hadn't played together in over a month (that was a big mistake). And please put your team name down so we can decide where your team belongs.
PL Parent

Anonymous said...

9:55- Your right, I posted 9:47. I thought you were also in Stars of Mass, my bad.

In Spirit you are a F1 team. I think you got a tough break having BB in your bracket. I think they are the best team there.

I will be looking for the score of that game. If I am wrong, I will be the first to admit it.

Anonymous said...

Schedules are out for Spirit.

Anonymous said...

last minutes swap in F2 for SJEB and ISA. Weird.

Anonymous said...

PL got a cakewalk first game and a nice schedule to boot. Breakers have to sit an awful long time between games as do South Shore and Penn Fusion.

Anonymous said...

Same here 10:10. Like most parents on this board, we would rather see the girls play against better competition. Also glad to go up against teams we rarely see. Good luck at Stars
PL Parent

Anonymous said...

Ouch 30-1 to win our flight, not too many true-belivers out there!

Anonymous said...

Why on earth is Ramapo even in the stars tournament. They will not score a goal and let up 10. Great development going on there.

Anonymous said...

11:13 Are you the 30-1 NYSC at Stars or the 30-1 RAGE team? Don't know much about NYSC, but F1 at Spirit is a big jump for RAGE.

Anonymous said...

I agree you want to play better teams but Stars did a bad job with MF NPL and SJEB. Those teams will be 0-6 with at least 20 GA combined. Thats not development, thats demoralizing.

SJEB and MF NPL should be moved to F3. NEFC and East Meadow should be in F1.

Anonymous said...

What is it with you and EM? First you give them the best odds, then you arbitarlily promote them to the supposed top flight. News flash, both flights at Stars Cup are considered premier, and it truly doesn’t matter, except maybe to you.

BTW: They are not the only good team in NYE, just saying.

Anonymous said...

Come on 10:24. Lets not start doing an end run on the Breakers behalf (they have to wait a long time between games). Boo Hoo Hoo. PL had to do a three way PK playoff last year, then sit and play Penn Fusion in the semi's. Then sit and play again. Didn't see any tears dropping.

Anonymous said...

2:17 You have enough knowledge to be dangerous. NF NPL might now win all 3/4 games.. but they're not giving up 10 goals, never mind 20

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure winning a 3 way PK round robin would make any team extremely pumped for their next game, not the opposite.

Anonymous said...

Calvert beat PDA ECNL, STA (#1 in NJ) and dropped a tough 2-1 game to CASL ECNL (NC)

Anonymous said...

And after winning that 3 way PK and playing that next game (Penn Fusion). How much you think they had left in the tank? Not a whole lot. I realize your a mental genius (beside a PL hater). But if the Breakers are that good, the time in between the games will not affect them. If I used that as a reason for PL losing a game, you would be all over me for even saying it. Now tell me you wouldn't.
PL parent

Anonymous said...

If that helps you sleep, sure, and Id have to care about PL to hate you, and I do not.

Anonymous said...

Really doesn't matter who you like or dislike, its what great about this board. Our opinions are only that.
PL parent

Anonymous said...

5:38 I said name a team beaten in 2015. Calvert has gone down hill this spring. Losing to every top team and 2nd tier teams. Lost 2 to NJ Wildcats, Lehigh Valley, YMS, NJ Rush, etc. This Spring they haven't beat anyone and have been beaten by 2nd and 3rd tier teams.

Anonymous said...

EM is in top flight, are you guys that clueless.

fC Stars split top groups into top 16 teams. Its all about playing some new clubs.

If not All ECNLS team would be in same flight, whats the point of that?

Anonymous said...

FC Stars is a joke. They have no idea where to place teams.
Spirit has a much better grip on levels of teams.

Anonymous said...

Calvert is a quality team

You have an axe to grind - its been going on almost 2 years. Let it go.

Now, is there info you can share, such as they lost their exceptionally fast striker, etc.....?

Anonymous said...

10:18- Agreed. A lot easier for Spirit to flight teams since they are all mid level with the exception of PL, PF and BB.

Anonymous said...

Not to be a wise ass, but who are the top teams at Stars? I haven't seen the Flights, but is there as many as in Spirit?

Anonymous said...

Stars of mass. Breakers. PDA, MF.Em, Nefc no particular order and more.

Anonymous said...

Stars has good teams. They're just flighted wrong. Spirit didn't get as many top teams as one would've hoped. Breakers, South Shore, and Penn Fusion would be my top 3.

Anonymous said...

12:48 Which PDA team is the top flight team that is above the better teams in Jeff this year. There are so many I'm never sure if its the Ajax which didn't win the 2nd flight last year or the Shore which didn't win the third flight. Or is it the Dragons which ..............

Anonymous said...

PDA Storm winner of pre-ecnl league last season..

Anonymous said...

This weekend's scores for pre-season games EDP D1, NorthEast NPLand VA NPL

NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)
2-1 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)
5-0 LDC UNITED CREW 01-02 (PAE)

CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)
1-2 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)
4-0 LEBCO UNITED SOCCER SPIRIT (PAE)

VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE (VA)
1-0 BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)
5-0 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA)


Next weekeend's Events

EDP KICKOFF 2015

2015 Spirit United Kickoff Classic

Running pre-season record

ECNL
W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)

NorthEast Girls NPL
W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)

NYCSL NPL
W1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL

EDP D1
W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
W2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)
W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARK

GS 4 life

Anonymous said...

Wait, continental npl from the amazingly superior and hyper-competitive northeast girls npl LOST to a 2nd (or possibly 3rd?!?) tier team like njcsa elite - manalapan??? Surely that's a misprint? Or they were using their bench players? Or trying out a new formation?

Look, northeast girls npl is yay Ike every other league we discuss outside of ecnl. You may be associated with an ecnl club playing against other non-ecnl teams associated with an ecnl club, but you have strong team (yes, dragons and Ajax) and bad (BAD!!!) teams. Please stop disparaging EDP, EDP NPL, R1CL, and the rest.

Anonymous said...

Which tournaments did the Storm win since last fall? Obviously since they won their league they are very good. But Who's did they beat in tournament play

Anonymous said...

Last Tournament they won
Mid-Atlantic Regional (June 29, July 2)
Did not travel to National Cup (they may have been a fill the bracket team).
They also played in SC (results not published)

league w16, t4, l2 GD +37
tourny w7, t3, l2, GD +24
overall w23, t7, l4, GD +61

2-3 CES CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)
0-2 CINCINNATI UNITED CUP GOLD (OS)

2-2 FSA FC U13 GIRLS PRE-ECNL 01 (CT)
0-0 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)
1-1 ATLETICO FC Girls '01

8-0 STRIKE FC U13G PREMIER 1 (WI)
6-0 PDA Shore Fusion
6-1 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC Fusion
3-0 ATLETICO FC Girls '01
2-1 ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE)
2-0 LAKE FOREST SA LFSA GU13 SELECT (IL)
2-0 OHIO PREMIER OP ECNL (OS)

Anonymous said...

Believe both MFA and PDA won every game in Greer. Both clubs teams get better as they get older, but both are starting at a great spot. Both are likely borderline top 10 nationally. Stars will be interesting. Both teams working in new players, MFA a new coach. Great coach BTW.

Anonymous said...

PDA doesn't cater to players? Of course they do. Very good training, good results, and expert manipulating of parents and players. As good as they are at playing the game, they are just as good at double-crossing, lying, and playing politics. Let's keep it real.

Anonymous said...

I am 100 percent against politics unless of course politics favor my child.

Anonymous said...

Spirit semifinalists:

BRYC, South Shore, Breakers, Wildcats

Breakers over BRYC final

Anonymous said...

Today's scores so far.

2 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F
0 LDC UNITED CREW 01-02

0 LEBCO UNITED SOCCER SPIRIT
5 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN

0 B1FLR FLORIDA RUSH 01 RUSH GIRLS (U14)
0 VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE


u14 Pre-Season

ECNL
GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)

NorthEast NPL
GP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
GP3, W2,T0,L1, GD +5 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)
GP3, W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)

NYCSL NPL
W1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL

EDP D1
GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS
GP3, W3,T0,L0, GD +11 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)
GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)
GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARK

VA NPL
GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +06 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA)



GS 4 life

Anonymous said...

Can anyone remember the last time (or the first time) BRYC has gotten to the Semi Finals? Let alone the finals of a tournament? It just goes to show that having initials for a name makes people think your better than you are

Anonymous said...

2 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)
3 HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)

2 VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE (VA)
3 BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)

u14 Pre-Season

ECNL
GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)

NorthEast NPL
GP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
GP3, W2,T0,L1, GD +5 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)
GP3, W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)

NYCSL NPL
W1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL

EDP D1
GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS
GP4, W3,T0,L1, GD +10 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)
GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)
GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARK

VA NPL
GP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +05 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA)



GS 4 life

Anonymous said...

Next week's pre-season games(teams in action)


*** EDP KICKOFF 2015

BETHESDA SC STORM 01 (MD)


*** 2015 Spirit United Kickoff Classic

* FC BOSTON BBA GU14 ECNL
* PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL
** CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01
** ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL


* NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL
* RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA
* HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER
* PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK
* 1776 UNITED FC XTREME
* CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE
** PIPELINE BLACK
** NJ REAL SOUNDERS
** SJEB '01G NPL
** UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTER
*** NJCSA ELITE
*** PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE
**** PDA SHORE FUSION

* PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX
** PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL
*** FC BUCKS SHOCKERS
*** CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F

** ISA 01 NPL

**** AZTEC SOCCER GIRLS 01 NPL


GS 4 life

Anonymous said...

GS 4 Life,

Do you have any opinions, or are you a robot?

Anonymous said...

Flight 1 Bracket A Results
1. 1776
2. BYRC
3. Calvert Crew
Flight 1 Bracket B Results
1. South Shore
2. PDA
3. PA Classics
Flight 1 Bracket C Results
1. Penn Legacy
2. Boston Breaker
3. Harford
Flight 1 Bracket D Results
1. NJ Wildcats
2. Penn Fusion
3. Rage

Semi Final Results
South Shore 3-0 over 1176
Penn Legacy 3-2 over NJ Wildcats
Finals South Shore 4-3 over Penn Legacy
Don't waste time disputing the picks or the scores.
It is written, It is fact
Seth the Soothsayer


Anonymous said...

Wow. Ok.

Anonymous said...

BRYC
South Shore
Boston Breakers
Penn Fusion

South Shore 3-1 over BRYC
Penn Fusion 3-2 over Breakers

South Shore and Penn Fusion go to PK's

South Shore-Champion

Anonymous said...

Not my job to provide opinions - just the facts - results are black and white. One can say that Calvert beat Storm with non starters - the fact in that game was that Calvert roster beat Storm roster that day.

Hi Seth, I like your picks not going to dispute them- but if I had to give an opinion because their was a gun at my head and because 5:31 has an itchy finger - I would go with Boston ahead PL and PF ahead of Wildcats.

Boston over PF
Boston over South Shore

GS 4 Life

Anonymous said...

Oh oh, Seth the bad predictor is back, how about Cleveland FC, are they at Spirit?

Anonymous said...

Seth no worries Cleveland is back in October. look at all these EDP teams playing another major - you bunch of chasers :). So is WAGS still a pre-season event or is it the 1st major of the Fall?

2015 WAGS Tournament
10/10/2015-10/12/2015

Cup Flight
FC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA)
CREW JUNIORS ELITE (OS)
CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)
OAKWOOD SC (CT)

PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)
TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY ELITE 01 (OS)
FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)
BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE (VA)

FLORIDA ELITE 01/02 ELITE (FL)
PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA)
PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE)
CASL 01 CASL ECNL (NC)

A Flight
RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)
NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)
TRIANGLE FUTBOL ALLIANCE 01 G (NC)
CENTURY V 0102 ELITE (PAW)

NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)
YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)
LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED (VA)
MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 PRE-ECNL (MD)

REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)
LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS (PAE)
D'FEETERS 02 (TXN)
KINGS HAMMER ACADEMY KHA RED (KY)

B Flight
BSA CELTIC CELTIC 01 GIRLS WHITE (OS)
BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 BLUE (MD)
PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE (PAW)
SEVP BLACK THUNDER (MD)

HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)
PINECREST PREMIER 01/02- G BLUE (FL)
MONTGOMERY BLAZE WHITE (MD)
OP FIRE 01/02 RED (ON)

VICTORY EXPRESS PLATINUM (PAW)
FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 (VA)
CLEVELAND FUTBOL CLEVELAND FC 01-02 ROYAL (ON)
CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)

CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)
HBC SPARK (NYE)
HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)
BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE (PAW)

C Flight
MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 RED (MD)
VIENNA YOUTH SOCCER VYS PHOENIX '01 (VA)
WARRINGTON FC BOMBERS (PAE)
DC STODDERT BLUE METROS 01 (VA)

HFC READY '01 (PAE)
FC WESTCHESTER ELITE QUICKSTRIKE FC ELITE (NYE)
CYA COUGARS 01 (VA)
PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PAW)

BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)
SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
PERFECT TOUCH SA GIRLS 01-02 (NYE)
DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 GIRLS (DE)

MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)
FREDERICKSBURG FC BLACK (VA)
UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA/MP 20 PREMIER (SC)
VSA HEAT BLUE (VA)

D Flight

HBC BARRACUDAS (NYE)
LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUD01G BLACK (VA)
LDC UNITED CREW 01-02 (PAE)
NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY TEMPEST (NJ)

HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)
PHWM SC PUMAS (MD)
ARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED (VA)
VICTORY EXPRESS PREMIER (PAW)

TCSC REVOLUTION (WV)
DE UNION ORANGE '01 (DE)
NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FORCE FC NPL (NJ)
RICHMOND KICKERS YSC U13 G ELITE (VA)

Anonymous said...

Sorry 5:45. BRYC is really just a bunch of capital letters and not a consistent club. 1776 plays defense ALL THE TIME. Really wanted to pick Fusion and almost did. But the Wildcats and the wildcard here.
Seth the Soothsayer

Anonymous said...

Bracket A has no impressive teams and no winner will emerge from semis out of that bracket so who doesn't even matter who wins there. PF beat Boston both meetings last year and they have only improved their roster so Id go with them. I'll be surprised if PL beats Boston. Would love to know how the rosters may have changed for both the MA teams though.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how many think PF will be so much better this season. They bombed in league last year and had some very poor tournament results as well. I would not want to be on that team this year. Its either win everything or look like a failure. Its a losing scenario for them.

Anonymous said...

That's now in the running for idiotic post of the year 8:07. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

I would assume that you are a PF parent 8:14. I am just curious what makes them so good in a one short period? Just because they have some new players does not always mean they will clean house. Remember a lot of kids moved teams and a lot of teams picked up new players. Again, by your response to my post suggest that they are the best around now?

Anonymous said...

GS 4 Life
Your choice of PF is the smart choice and the one I would normally make. But I do not think they will show well against the Wildcats and their superior size on defense. The PL pick is a lock and they may even win the tournament.
It is written, it is fact
Seth the Soothsayer

Anonymous said...

Not a PF parent actually 8:07. Just know that when I automatically laugh after reading a post its either really funny or really stupid. Yours was really stupid and no where in my short and simple post (8:14) did I suggest what you just said. You're great!!

Anonymous said...

Seth, call it a night. You've had one too many. Cleveland for the WIN!

Anonymous said...

Why was my post idiotic and stupid 8:39? I was just wondering how they can be so good after being so bad?

Anonymous said...

I see true soothsayer potential in you 8:39. Unlike the buffoons that cant's see beyond their own clubs chances, which are often tragic at best. Few can carry the insight to overlook our personal hopes and predicts the realities of what will happen

Anonymous said...

8:29 I didn't sleep on the Wildcats - but it was a coin flip and I'm a sucker for those four cap letters (ECNL). I agree Group A can be all ties as well with a coin flip winner. Those teams are so close to each other. South Shore is not a lock vs Ajax, but they did beat them in the event that disappeared from GS by 1 so i'm okay with 1776 & South Shore. I was tough on PL last season - no hate just said they didn't have the track record, well they played and they played well enough to stay in the games going by the results. This is soccer and it's a team sport so I don't believe in one or two players making a huge impact in a team, we are talking premier teams and that would sell all the others players short. Having said that I still think Boston and those four cap letters (ECNL) hangs on and then gets a little revenge.

GS 4 life

PS.Of course there is a 10,000 GS prize minus the team's 20%

Anonymous said...

Elite

ISA 01 NPL (NYE)
HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)
PIPELINE BLACK (MD)

CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)
ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE)
NJ REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)

SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)
HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (PAE)
UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)

ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL (NYE)
YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)
PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)


Okay now I'm going to give F2 some love.

ISA, CFC Delco, Ukranians, Albertson.

I think this one will be an all ECNL affair with CFC Delco the home team winning and getting PA some love.
And no I'm not the CFC Delco promo guy.

GS 4 life.

Anonymous said...

Good picks GS 4 Life. But YMS will win their bracket.
I will issue my exciting order of finish for each bracket of F2 tomorrow night. Running out of ice here.
Seth the Soothsayer

Anonymous said...

Group A- Who cares
Group B- South Shore
Group C-Boston Breakers
Group D-Penn Fusion

Any of those 3 could win it. It'll just depend on who plays best this given weekend.

Anonymous said...

Group A- 1776
Group B- South Shore
Group C-Boston Breakers
Group D-Penn Fusion

South Shore over 1776 ( they cant pack it in enough to stop South Shore)

Boston over PF ( they get revenge for 2 losses during season)

South Shore takes down the Mighty ECNL Boston.

Funny you need to drive 7 hrs to play a team from your backyard.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the high-lights of the USWNT against Costa Rica, and I have to say that my daughters team could of given them a better game, how can a National team from Central America be so bad??

Anonymous said...

904 majority of Costa Rica players were the reserve players, remember its a USWNT tour not overall competitive it's pretty much a scrimmage for these other countries.

Anonymous said...

Where is Slick this weekend????????
It's youth soccer's version of Where's Waldo.

Anonymous said...

Oops! Meant to say , Where is Slick this week ????????

Anonymous said...

Who is Slick?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about it. 11:33AM is a petty coward with an axe to grind, and loves the anonymity of the message board. To be so bothered by something that impacts you as an individual (or anyone else, really) so little is so embarrassing you should be HAPPY that you're anonymous. Live and let live, man. Move on. Enjoy your daughter and her experience.

Anonymous said...

Looking at storm roster on ecnl site, looks like just over half are 2001 girls. I would welcome the age year change if I was a 2002, should give all these girls a much stronger shot of playing soccer. I just can't imagine being on a roster that large at such a young age. I understand that Mike O is a great coach and he always has winner teams and his girls get great exposure, but is that all worth the sacrifice with such a large roster?

Anonymous said...

From another blog:



From NTX:


I wanted to update you on the changes that are underway with the USSF Player Development Initiatives.This is what we believe to be true at this point in time. We are still verifying some aspects of this and will let you know if changes take place. This will affect all:


- North Texas Member Associations' registration of players and formation of teams
- North Texas Competitive Club team formation
- North Texas league playing rules and field layouts
- All other Federation organizations

I have attached some documents to help you understand the initiatives.

The Player Development Initiatives presentation was provided to us by the Federation to help explain the small sided game plan. It outlines their recommendations on field size as well as the number of players on the field, game length, etc.

The highlights of the small sided formats are:

U8 and below - 4 v 4, no goal keeper
U9, U10 - 7 v 7, goal keeper, but no punting
U11, U12 - 9 v 9

We are expecting some lattitude on the sizes of fields as associations and playing leagues are working with any field modifications necessary.

I have also attached a spreadsheet that has two tabs. One tab compares where we are now with where we need to be by 2017 on small sided soccer. The key differences for NTX are the U7/U8 age group, where we will need to move down to 4 v 4 and the U11/U12 age group where we need to move down to 9 v 9. We are recommending that we move the U7 to 4 v 4 and the U11 to 9 v 9 next year, so that when they move up to U8 and U12 the following year, they will be keeping the same playing format. Then going into 2017, everyone will have transititioned to the desired format.

There is another tab on the calendar year age groups. North Texas Soccer is planning to make this change for the 2016/2017 playing year. We are in the process of confirming with USSF that these are the correct birth years for the correct age groups for 2016/17 and that all of the other programs that we interact with are changing at the same time. It will mean that half of each current age group will repeat their age group, if they decide to play within their calendar birth year age group.

We will be extensively revising the North Texas rules, submitting them to the membership for approval at the mid-year AGM in January. To minimize the disruption to already formed teams, we are recommending changes to the rules regarding playing up. Keeping in mind that a team is always designated by the age of their oldest player, we are recommending that players be permitted to play up at any age group. Then teams with half of their players with one calendar year birthdate and half with another can continue to play together, just designated as the older age. Associations and clubs could then begin at the youngest age groups with players all from the same calendar birth year and phase into age pure teams. In addition, any new players added to teams could be added to their own calendar year age group. If a club or association wanted to go ahead and make adjustment to existing teams, hopefully with minimal upset to players and parents, they
would
have the ability to do that.

We will plan time at the AGM to discuss the implementation of these changes, so we are all ready to start with registration in next summer. I will also be working with the Competitive Committee to make any rules recommendations necessary to help make this a smooth transition. This is a lot of changes in a very short period of time and we are very fortunate to be working with a great group of associations and clubs that I am sure will work together and get this done.

Thank you for all you do for the players and your organizations.

Sincerely,

Janet
Janet Campbell
Youth Commissioner
NTX Soccer

Anonymous said...

The person who keeps referring to slick is an unemployed baffon that has grandma and grandpa pay his daughters fees for match fleece. Who is paying the internet access for you?

Anonymous said...

what is a "baffon"? lol

Anonymous said...

2:42 not to doubt your integrity but how would you even know something like that? Lol

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