Cats and PL have proven yet again they can't win a major. In F2 at least they'd have a good chance.
Bethesda ECNL and Oakwood
Those teams would have garnered the same outcome or worse.
Agreed They would've been my next choice.
The difference is, we have seen the 2 try and try again and they can't win so throw some new ones in F1!
No disrespect to PL and Wildcats of course.
Galaxy goes 0 an 2 in Flight 2 outsocred 7-1. so much for them being picked to win F2 last week on blog.
How many of these teams in flight 1 have won a major?Other than FCV who has won about 3 in the last year.
The top ECNL do not play in near the amount of tournaments because of showcases.
Penn Fusion ECNL won Bethesda and Spirit this year.the major in this age group have all been won by the same 3 or 4 teams.
Can't say much about Cats if they didn't have their keeper. That's tough.
It's easy to say "could've" isn't it?
National camp going on is only for 02-03's. #24 is an 01. They were missing 2 02's.
I would like to ask a question and hope to get an honest opinion from a parent who might understand this a little better than me...My daughter is not at the level like many players out there but she plays on a competitive team that plays in a good edp league and may not win a lot of games but the team does compete vs most of the teams. I asked our coach why we did not attend the disney tournament during the winter and recently the jefferson cup which many of the teams we face, both attended. The answer I received shocked me, but made TOTAL sense... Many of these coaches who coach these teams go to these high level "sleep away" tournaments bc it's a vacation for the coach. Coaches don't pay for the flights, the hotel, the rental car, the food, etc. When I heard this, it made total sense. Second- our coach mention, if you are not in the top flight (8 teams max) why would you bother. Our coach has us playing scrimmages- 2 a weekend, vs boy teams that are quicker, stronger, faster, smarter and the games are 15 minutes away from my house. Wow- makes sense. I am new to all this and when I continue to hear about teams attending all these HIGH level tournaments as such a young age, it made me mad that our team, who can compete, does not attend these type of tournaments. My question to you parents who go along with this would be, what kool aid does the coach serve your sideline? Why travel hours and hours away for something that is pointless. If you lose ONE game in these tournaments, the chances of your team making it to the final is slim. You just spent $400 on hotels, $300 on food, $250 on gas for what? 3- 60 minute soccer games? You can find the same competition 20 minutes from your town. Now I understand that tournaments matter bc of GOTSOCCER points but does it really? Just wait until your team is U15/U16 to attend showcases and whether your team has 0 points, if you're good enough, you're good enough and will get noticed. I hope parents get off the TOURNAMENT train and realize what you are doing. Ask your coach what is the reason of going to these tournaments at such a young age. Why you are traveling 5-8 hours away when your teams is placed in the 3rd-8th flight in the tournament. See what your coach says when you told him that you spent $2000 dollars in 3 days and there's nothing to show for it but a medal- there no coaches watching. There no scouts. 85% of the teams that attend these tournaments are in a 25 mile radius of each other.. there should be a rule. Don't travel outside your area unless you can beat everyone by 3 goals. Then you prove you're worthy and must travel to get some competition. I'm glad my coach was able to teach me like he teaches my daughter or else I would be driving home from Virginia in 18 hours for no reason..
We do it to get away from our wife or husbands.
And to spend quality time with our daughters. We only have them 3-4 more years. You think they won't remember these tournaments? They have a blast.
Keep your money. I am sure your daughter will remember the 15 minute car ride to play the same teams over and over again.
Coming from someone who is down here now. It's about the total soccer experience and playing teams you might never play unless you do tournaments like these. For the coaches that say it's a waste aren't doing your daughter any favors.! Enjoy them now why you can and gave them every experience you can afford.
Why do people love to focus on how others spend their money?
9:45 -there tournaments are not a vacation for the coaches. Staying in a junky hotel, driving 5 plus hours, having pizza with the team for dinner.. Teams do it because the competition is better than league play and the pressure on the kids is different too. Whatever else your coach is telling you may be his opinion, but it's not gospel. And many of us who actually have gone to these tournaments do not agree. competi
10:06Junky hotels and a team pizza dinner? Non ecnl I'm guessing lol
I guess my standards for hotels are higher than yours. I don't think any hotel offered by these tournaments are great.
Looks like NE NPL stronger than NY NPL
I agree in part, the endless travel that some teams do chasing points is ridiculous. Having said that 1-2 tournaments that you have to stay over for is fine, and the kids love it. BTW, I know our coaches do not consider it a vacation.
NJ Galaxy is ranked 7th in the nation. They should have been F1.
Gs 4 life. Did u win ur wager agaist PL Parent.
PDA Storm in final vs winner of EM/FCV
PDA North Dragons gets semifinal pointsPDA South Ajax can final if they beat Maryland United, minimally also gets semifinal pointsBoca Fusin in semifinal bracketReal NJ Sounders can final with a win in Game 3Both Wildcats teams, STA, Crush, TSF, NJ Rush, PDA Shore Fusion all shut out of points.
BRYC over CASL 4-0.
BRYC crushing CASL is big surprise.EM 3-1 winners over FCV. Another surprising result. EM missing a national team level goalie and still makes the finals. Kudos.Back to the expected, PL over Wildcats 2-1
As expected, FCV Elite lost 2-0 this morning to come in 2nd in their group. They were missing 8 players from yesterday and, although the girls did not play well today, they worked very hard over the weekend and the competition was excellent. Far higher standard than the typical league play.Bad weekend for FCV at the U13 and U14 levels
Can anyone give color to the EM - FCV game.....that was there?
Yes 11:31, it's mostly white.
PDA 1EM. 0. Congrats PDA
Let's just call it a tie.11 - PTS - GS4 LifeCorrectPDA STORM ECNL (NJ) EAST MEADOW ECNL HOTSHOTZ (NYE)OAKWOOD SC (CT)MARYLAND UNITED FC 01-ECNL (MD)ALBERTSON FURY U14 ECNL (NYE)FC BOSTON BBA NORTH U14 ELITE (MA)CONTINENTAL FC DELCO ECNL '01 (PAE)FC STARS OF MASS NPL (MA)CAROLINA RAPIDS 01 BURGUNDY G (NC)WORLD CLASS FC '01HAMM NPL (NYE)PENN UNITED FORCE '01 (PAE)Wrong >>>> CorrectNJ WILDCATS GALAXY>>>>>>>>>>FC FREDERICKSOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT>>>Carolina EliteFC STARS OF MASS WEST UNITED>>SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED 01 >>>>>McClean ECNLPDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS>>>>>>>FC BeachISA ATLETICO 01/02 NPL >>>>>>>>HarfordNEW YORK SC G01 >>>>>>>>>>>>Tampa BayVIRGINIA RUSH ELITE 01G>>>>>>>>BeadlingARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED>>>>>>>DiscoveriesKNOXVILLE FC CRUSH '02 CELTIC>>>RichmondFC BOSTON BBA GU14 NPL>>>>>>>>Pittsburgh9 - PTS - PL ParentCorrectEast MeadowFredrickOakwood SCAlbertson FuryHarford ThunderBeadling SC EliteContinental FCRichmond Strikers ElitePenn UnitedWrong >>>>> CorrectCASL>>>>>>PDA Storm PDA Ajax>>>>Marland United LVU>>>>>>>Carolina EliteYMS>>>>>>>FC CarolinaNJ Crush>>>>>FC BostonPenn Fusion NPL> McLean ECNLN. Atlanta Elite>>Beach FCNew York SC>>>Tampa BaySeverna Park Black>>FC Stars NLArlington SA Samba>>DiscoveriesCYA 01 Cougars>>>CarolinaJersey Shore Boca>>WorldClassNPL
With 92 - u14 teams22 teams gave up 6 or more goals.GA (GD)F3 PA CLASSICS = 6 (+1)F7 NEW YORK SC G01 = 6 (-2)F10 CASL 01 LADIES BLACK = 6 (-3)F1 PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK = 6 (-4)F3 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 = 7 (-4)F4 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER = 7 (-4)F9 PDA SHORE FUSION = 7 (-4)F1 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL = 7 (-5)F2 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL = 8 (-5)F3 CALVERT CREW WHITE = 8 (-5)F5 UKRAINIAN NATIONAls BLAck = 9 (-5)F7 HFC READY '01 = 8 (-5)F10 PDA FLORIDA = 7 (-5)F10 RICHMOND KICKERS ELITE = 6 (-5)F1 CASL 01 ECNL = 6 (-6)F2 1776 UNITED FC XTREME = 9 (-6)F3 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02 = 7 (-6)F2 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY = 9 (-7)F6 CASL 01 LADIES RED = 8 (-7)F8 PIPELINE BLACK = 9 (-7)F5 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G = 8 (-8)F8 VICTORY EXPRESS SC PLATINUM = 13 (-13)The flip side16 teams gave up only 1 goal or less in 3 games.F1 PDA STORM ECNL = 1 (+3)F2 FC FREDERICK '01 = 1 (+4) - good job I was hard on this teamF2 CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL U14 = 1 (+3)F2 OAKWOOD SC = 0 (+8)F2 BETHESDA SC ECNL EXPRESS = 0 (+3)F3 ALBERTSON FURY U14 ECNL = 1 (+5)F4 CAROLINA ELITE SA 01G ECNL = 0 (+5)F4 FC CAROLINA ALLIANCE GREEN = 1 (+4)F5 FC BOSTON BBA NORTH U14 = 1 (+7)F6 PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS = 1 (+3)F8 FC STARS OF MASS NPL = 0 (+5)F8 SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER = 1 (+5)F9 DISCOVERIES SC LADY GOLD = 1 (+7)F10 RICHMOND STRIKERS Elite = 0 (+6)F10 WORLD CLASS FC NPL = 0 (+6)F11 PENN UNITED FORCE = 1 (+4)Some trivial Jefferson Cup statsGS4 Life
Defense wins games. It was a great tournament and the whether held (this will drive the Spell and Weather Nazi crazy).
Championship1. PDA STORM ECNL 2. EAST MEADOW ECNL HOTSHOTZ3. FC VIRGINIA ECNL U14 (19pts)4. BRYC 01 ELITE (15pts) Elite Orange1. OAKWOOD SC2. FC FREDERICK '013. BETHESDA SC ECNL EXPRESS (21pts)4. CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL U14 (18pts) Elite Black1. MARYLAND UNITED FC 01-ECNL2. ALBERTSON FURY U14 ECNL 3. PDA AJAX (20pts)4. PA CLASSICS ACADAMY (15pts) Superior Orange1. CAROLINA ELITE SA 01G ECNL2. FC CAROLINA ALLIANCE GREEN3. LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 (17pts)4. FC STARS OF MASS WEST UNITED (12pts) Superior Black1. MCLEAN U14 GIRLS ECNL2. FC BOSTON BBA NORTH U14 ELITE3. SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED 01 (18pts)4. LOUDOUN 01G RED (17pts) Platinum Orange 1. HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER2. BEACH FC 01G RED3. PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS (18 pts)4. FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 ELITE (12 pts) Platinum Black 1. TAMPA BAY UNITED PREMIER2. BEADLING SC ELITE3. HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (16pts)4. REAL NJSC SOUNDERS (12pts) Platinum White 1. CONTINENTAL FC DELCO ECNL2. FC STARS OF MASS NPL3. SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER (18pts)4. HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (15pts) Classic Orange1. DISCOVERIES SC 01 LADY GOLD 2. CAROLINA RAPIDS 01 BURGUNDY3. ARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED (14 pts)4. RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS (14pts) Classic Black1. RICHMOND STRIKERS U14 ELITE2. WORLD CLASS FC NPL3. EAST MEADOW NPL (19pts)4. JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (12pts) Premier1. PENN UNITED FORCE 2. PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS ACADEMY3. ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02 NPL (16 pts)4. FC BOSTON BBA GU14 NPL (14pts)
Having played both East Meadow and FCV on Saturday, I thought that FCV would win the whole thing. Was really impressed with FCV's ability to switch tatics whenever their coach wished it. They went from playing a direct attack with through balls and balls over the top, to running a possession offense in the second half. East Meadow simply kicked our ass and the score could have been worse if it wasn't for some great saves by our keeper. But shows how little I know thinking FCV was better.A while back I was asked what would be considered a successful weekend at Jeff and I certainly didn't think that one win and two losses would be considered "successful". But having seen our girls play FCV and EM made me realize how far we are from taking that next step and playing at that next level. That my daughter, who I consider an excellent athlete and good soccer player, has a lot of work to do if she wants to play like they do. So despite the record, the weekend was successful.I thought one of the Wildcat parent I talked to summed it up very well. His thoughts were that our teams (Wildcats and PL) are very good one game team's. For one game on a weekend our teams have a chance to stay with the better teams and anything more than that we become very exposed, especially if there are any injuries to key positions. Where as the good ECNL teams have such depth, they can simply put another quality player in. To the chagrin of some on here, I will accept GS 4 Life's offer and consider it a tie, (although I really made some bad picks).PL Parent
Very honest analysis PL Parent. Most of the ECNL teams will have the edge because of depth of talent they attract. You and the Wildcays should be proud that you shake them up once in a while. And you are right that on any given day you could beat one of those teams. Be proud of your team and look at the exposure and experience they received.
last post on jefferson Cup stats - if the colors don't matter straight up pointsPTS*** 4 gamesGirls U14 Championship32 *** PDA STORM ECNL23 *** EAST MEADOW ECNL HOTSHOTZ19 FC VIRGINIA ECNL U1415 BRYC 01 ELITE12 FLORIDA ELITE8 PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK F145 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL0 CASL 01 ECNL-----------------------------------Girls U14 Elite34 *** MARYLAND UNITED FC 01-ECNL32 *** OAKWOOD SC26 *** ALBERTSON FURY U14 ECNL22 *** FC FREDERICK '0121 BETHESDA SC ECNL EXPRESS20 PDA AJAX18 CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL U1415 PA CLASSICS ACADEMY13 RICHMOND UNITED ECNL U1412 NSA TWISTERS10 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 016 1776 UNITED FC XTREME6 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL3 CALVERT CREW WHITE2 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY1 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02-----------------------------------Girls U14 Superior36 *** CAROLINA ELITE SA 01G ECNL30 *** MCLEAN U14 GIRLS ECNL26 *** FC BOSTON BBA NORTH U14 ELITE25 *** FC CAROLINA ALLIANCE GREEN18 SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED17 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED17 LOUDOUN 01G RED16 PENN FUSION SA NPL12 FC STARS OF MASS WEST UNITED10 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTER9 PWSI COURAGE 01G RED9 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01G BLUE5 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL 5 YMS BANSHEES3 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER0 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G------------------------------------Girls U14 Platinum37 *** CONTINENTAL FC DELCO ECNL34 *** TAMPA BAY UNITED PREMIER25 *** HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER22 *** BEADLING SC ELITE22 *** FC STARS OF MASS NPL21 *** BEACH FC 01G RED18 SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER18 PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS16 HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO15 HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT14 MASSAPEQUA NPL LIL' ROWDIES13 NORTH ATLANTA SA12 FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 ELITE12 STORM 01 GIRLS BLACK12 REAL NJSC SOUNDERS10 NEW YORK SC G019 ISA ATLETICO 01/02 NPL9 HFC READY '019 ATLANTA FIRE UNITED8 WEST FLORIDA FLAMES6 VIRGINIA RUSH ELITE 01G5 PIPELINE BLACK1 CASL 01 LADIES RED0 VICTORY EXPRESS SC PLATINUM------------------------------------Girls U14 Classic37 *** DISCOVERIES SC 01 LADY GOLD35 ** RICHMOND STRIKERS U14 ELITE NPL27 *** WORLD CLASS FC NPL26 *** CAROLINA RAPIDS 01 BURGUNDY19 EAST MEADOW NPL17 KNOXVILLE FC CRUSH '02 CELTIC15 PHWM SC PUMAS14 ARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED14 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS13 CONNECTICUT FC UNITED U14 NPL13 FC COPA ACADEMY NPL12 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION10 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA10 PDA FLORIDA GIRLS NPL9 PDA SHORE FUSION9 CASL 01 LADIES BLACK5 CYA 01G COUGARS5 LAKE NORMAN SC 01 ECLIPSE1 ALBERTSON FURY U14 NPL1 RICHMOND KICKERS U14G ELITE NPL-----------------------------------Girls U14 Premier30 *** PENN UNITED FORCE17 *** PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS ACADEMY16 ALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/0214 FC BOSTON BBA GU14 NPL12 HBC SPARK11 UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT8 LDC UNITED ATTACK4 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPL
I think when the PDA people get home, you will hear how much better the team plays without certain types of players. I think most of our teams could do without these types of players and play the game as a team sport...
There are players that play for themselves barking orders and blaming others and there are players that play for the team.
Stop. Every team has those types of players. It is how the coach and other players react that is key.
7:46 I thought she got injured against MF?
Jeff Cup was a good opportunity for ECNL clubs to use their benches. Between top players missing and injuries other girls were given a chance to compete. Hope all have a safe trip back.
A very disappointing weekend for our team. I agree with PL parent, this made us realize our girls aren't ready for the challenge. Great showing by many teams, congrats!!
2015-16 National League*** Qualified for 2001 or U16 National League.Blue13 *** (TN) Tennessee SC 2012 *** (MI) PSG MI Gators 02 Orange12 *** (CA-S) Legends FC 0111 *** (MA) South Shore Select Elite10 (OH-S) TFA Elite 019 (CA-S) LA Galaxy South Bay Elite5 (NY-W) Empire United SA Rochester3 (NC) TFCA 01 AllianceRed21 *** (OH-S) CUP Gold 01/0214 *** (NY-W) Greater Binghamton United FC11 *** (MI) Michigan Jaguars 02 Green10 *** (GA) United FA 02 Premier9 (CA-S) Fullerton Rangers 01 White8 (AZ) Scottsdale 02 Blackhawks4 (LA) 02 Louisiana Fire Red1 (PA-W) Century V 01/02 GoldQualified for the Youth Soccer Nationals:(TN) Tennessee SC 20(MI) PSG MI Gators 02 Orange(OH-S) CUP Gold 01/02(NY-W) Greater Binghamton United FC
What's up with MatchFit. Gotsoccer shows "4" teams. NE NPL has 22 players. They played 2 fall league games and 2 tournaments totaling 6 games. All U14 players play middle school but that can't be the reason for such a limited match schedule. You have 22 players!!The MF NE NPL team shows 9 players but that appears to be players from other MF teams.The MF ECNL team shows 20 players and they show playing 6 fall games within two tournaments.The MF NPL Black team looks like another one of those affiliate teams. They have 21 players and play in events like the Parsippany Pride tournament against teams rate in the 50-100s.Over 60 kids paying for what? When do they play games? And when they play and show up with 20 kids, how much time on the ball can any one kid have? Just sayin'.
MF doesn't care about gotsoccer, why do you?
You were correct up to the word "care".
The post has merit and it does not appear to be about gotsoccer but instead about the volume of players and the lack of volume of games. That is not a gotsoccer problem. That's a player's getting their playing time and parents getting their moneys worth problem.
8:00 MatchFit parent here - those lists are very old on GotSoccer - My daughter is not even on the right year on it. Bad data = bad information = incorrect conclusionsWorry about your kid's team, this club has issues like every club has, but padded rosters are not one of them.We
This site talks about padded rosters from MF and PDA with 25+ on teams, but I saw a PDA team this weekend and they had a total of 3 subs. That doesn't seem padded. Injuries? Dropped from the travel squad? Not really that many on the team showing old listings?
Do they give you a script from which to read? EVERY parent at MF is aware of the lack of games and the lack of time in the game for their child. End of discussion.
Eagerly awaiting inappropriate reports on soccer moms this past weekend...
MFA plays the minimal amount of games to ensure that they are able to maintain the game to practice ratio required by ECNL. Not sure that this is what ECNL had in mind - I think ECNL actually wanted clubs to practice more as opposed to play less to hit the required game to practice ratio... But give credit where credit is due, the MFA team is good. Must be the MFA training...
Dear Readers,After much internal examination, and profound astro-linear thought, it is my humble conclusion, that our style of play, is simply not conducive to what some soccer-people call, winning. After close examination, and continued experimentation, we cannot compete against bigger, faster, and less technical teams. I have created a small math equation that illustrates this, see below:Speed + Size X Bad Refs. X Smaller + Skilled X Bad Coaching X Stupid same team parents = This past weekend.I am no expert on anything, but I am a professional parent, and my kid is tired of losing, and to be honest, so am I.I am starting a GoFundMe page soon, please contribute generously.
7:32 Take about 2 minutes to do a little more research and you'll see the MF NE NPL team played 12 league games (9 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses) and 7 tournament games. Go start trouble somewhere else.
So besides being an amateur psychic, anything more useful to add 9:56, or are you just laughing and rolling your hands like sinister cartoon character. Give me some real advice about this situation, should I stay the course, or jump ship?P.S. Not admitting, or denying validity of said guess at club, doesn’t matter.
9:52Wins and losses don't matter, she needs to have funSlightly Cynical Parent
Fun, fun, did you say fun?THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!I get it you are being funny, so SCP, I was serious for a second.
Should the success of the U15 team at NYSC tie into your thinking?This style CAN win, in time.Acquiring a few "more aggressive" type players could also help. Is there any indication that this type player has been ignored/discarded after showing up at your tryouts?Fine line between "technical" and "soft".
NYSC guy, just wondering if any of the other parents from your team read this blog and if so do they know you are NYSC guy?
No comment about what the club looks for, but the roster speaks for itself. As far success of the current U15 team, please show me where they have replicated the performance from U13.
Just you 11:24, did you enjoy the weekend?
Question not results based - how many of you parents tell your kid what to do when she is playing? If you do why? I don't get it, we pay the coach to do that. Also how many of the forward parents tell their kids to take the shot when they have it? I see so many players passing up an easy goal by just passing the ball only to shoot (and most times miss the target). Lots of pressure on our kids to play this game. When you guys throw out these stats of kids not playing anymore - what's the number 1 reason? Parents? Coach? Friends? Boyfriends? No a shot at anyone, just curious.I don't - I pay my money, sit my ass down and watch, sometimes I feel like a bad parent because I 'm not telling her where to look or where to move.GS 4 Life
Number one no no is coaching from sideline I talk to my daughter before and after, and check what she was told to do to compare with what she did. Not always easy to watch something that we parents feel needs to be addressed...
9:12 MF Parent hereWhen I read your post, I literally almost puked in my mouth. You may be the one parent that is drinking the cool aid a little too much. MF does not have any idea what the practice to game ratio is, nor do they know what it is for this team. Our team is lucky to practice once a week, once a week with just our own team. Coaches combine 2 teams every session to make it easier for them. (this is what happens when they coach just about all the teams, next year will be worse) then we just play with no instruction. Its a joke. to play more games or tournaments, well this would mean we have to pay more money for the games and the coaches expenses. In order to add games, the coach has to be available. Well that is the big problem, they are stretched out to thin, can not do anything extra if our team wanted to.However our team will be going to San Diego, Greer and PDA. All the parents are upset about going to Greer, I pointed this out that they MF played the role of I was not aware our team was heading out to SC. Someone had to apply?Regardless, going back to your point they are following the practice to games ratio, please give me a break
9:57 Where does it show all of those games played for MF NE NPL? Not on GS. From the fall it shows 2 league games and 6 tournament games. In addition to old rosters are you saying that this list of games is also stale?
Gotta love the player that makes a mistake, but instead of looking over to the coach for guidance, they look for their parents and give a little shoulder shrug.
1. http://nplnortheastgirls.demosphere.com/teams/78887602/71129995-78887666/TEAM.html2. https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/travel/shared/schedules.asp?isQS=Y&A=GAMES.LIST&IDF=&RPP=200&CPG=1&HCN=&HTN=&VCN=&VTN=&FF=&TIF=&MUF=&CNF=Match+Fit+Academy&TNF=NPL-01&GF=Girls&AF=U14&DF=NPL+West&Season=NPL+2015-2016&SO=DTF&DTF=&LCF=&MDF=&ASI=&ListFilter=VIEW&FilterDateFrom=&FilterDateTo=&SD=03. http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/teams/78817208/62596668-78817268/TEAM.htmlYou obviously know where the GS games are so i won't post those links.
I guess we'll call this MF MondayAlthough I'm thinking of a different meaning for the acronym...
NYSC Guy.My understanding is that you have changed coaches this year. I also am under the impression that the new coach does not play in the same possession system as the last coach. Is this not correct?You have to have all the pieces to play a possession passing style game including a great attacking mid Center forward and two outside forwards This is where the magic happens in a possession style game.Ask yourself-do you have the players? Outside wingers should be fast and willing to shoot. Your attacking mid and center forward have to be very skilled and have great passing ability it is the only way to penetrate the opposing teams strongest defenders. if you have these pieces in place then it's the coach. if you do not have these pieces then you will always have trouble scoring because play will be disjointed in the last third. Only you can answer these questions.Soccer Nut
NYSC guy,I did enjoy the weekend although it wasnt much different from yours. Not the results we were hoping for but certainly great competitive games. this is the last go around with this group as next year going to birth year the 01's will be completely different. Not sure what your club has planned but not going to worry too much about whats left for this season. Good luck
Soccer Nut,Thank you for your comment, as for me, I will not add any more negativity, we have enough already.Good luck to all...
12:15. I was being sarcastic....But not about the team being good. They are good.
Did both Wildcats team go to Jeff Cup and finish last in their group? $35,000 collectively spent by the team's parents for the 30 girls to play 3 games each. "Not just good...good for ya!"
The Averbuch girls played hard and only had one game where they were outclassed. Your going to put down a tie against East Meadow and a one goal lost to PL in which the Wildcats out shot them? Keep your daughters rec league schedule in your pocket and save your sarcasm for some other team.
Pretty sure that was a terrible first game for EM in which Cats tied them. Consider yourself lucky you didn't play them third.
With 13 players all weekend, only 2 subs and a field player in goal Wildcats played even entire game in 1-1 tie with E. Meadow.Actually E. Meadow was the one lucky not to lose that game as Wildcats pressed them in their end the last 15 minutes and had a few good chances to win that game late.Would be hard to expect them to come back and play with same energy later the same day vs deep and talented FCV.
7:17 You can't have it both ways. If a team losses a close game and parents claims they had injuries, you would be the first to proclaim that every team has injuries and they need to stop making excuses. But here a team plays a great first game (with a field player as keeper) and you don't want to give them any credit. Unless your a PDA parent, you have asked yourself how your daughters team would have done against the same teams? Most likely much worse.
Picking on Wildcats is soooo 2014. Leave it alone, 7:17.
6:58 like they were the only team that played hard. They gave up 4 goals twice in their last 4 games? Is that a F1 team? Oakwood & Bethesda could have replaced them easily. Other teams in the wrong flights?NJ Wildcats Galaxy zero wins 9 GA in F21776 Xtreme 1 tie 9 GA in F2WC ECNL 1 tie 8 GA in F2GPS NPL zero wins 7 GA in F3STA 1 win 7 GA in F3Calvert zero wins 8 GA in F3South Central Premier zero wins 7 GA in F4 YMS 1 tie 5 GA in F4Ukranians 2 ties 9 GA in F5Crush NPL 1 tie 5 GA in F5TSF zero wins 8 GA in F5CASL Red zero wins 8 GA in F6NYSC 1 win 6 GA in F7 HFC 1 win 8 GA in F7Pipeline 1 tie 9 GA in F8Victory Express zero wins 13 GA in F8PDA Shore 1 win 7 GA in F9
True 7:17 the haters would rather stay home and not test themselves vs the best out there and then knock those that have the guts to put themselves on the line and compete at the highest level even with a short deck.Of course even if they wanted to their teams couldn't get near Flight 1 anyway.
7:56 isn't that the point Jefferson messed up their flights so bad -all you have to do is look at the GA - good teams don't give up a bunch of goals.
7:54 Wildcats just best Bethesda ECNL 1-0 in November and knocked them out of their own tournament.Then they beat BRYC in semi to go on to play in finals. Now in the very next event the Jefferson Cup,you want Bethesda ECNL to be flighted ahead of them?
Seems like 1776 is a sinking ship .Their top players should start looking for better options .
Not for nothing, but the officiating this past weekend sucked, worse than Bethesda. At least I got to go to a Waffle House, that was interesting. They don’t see too many Northerners, good thing.
PDA (GA-1) proved to have the best defense while Cats, PL, and CASL had the worse.
If anyone should have been replaced in F1 it was CASL probably for Oakwood. Just because there are 8 teams in F1 doesn't mean all 8 have a legitimate shot at winning. 4 or 5 were there because presumably they will make for good completion for the top 3-4. No team flighted in F2 would likely have done any better than the Wildcats. Most would have been embarrassed in all 3 games.
7:54. Oakwood and Bethesda would have not only got stomped by FCV and EM, but a beat up PL squad would have run up the score on them as well. Only team that one of them might have replaced is Florida Elite (maybe).
No way CASL had a bad weekend but they are F1 worthy far more than a few others. Oakwood should get a chance at F1. We've seen some of these teams in F1 again and again and nothing!
Not saying based on their record CASL didn't deserve to be F1, just stating on this particular weekend Oakwood probably would have provided better competition. And sorry Bernie but everyone doesn't deserve a chance to be in F1. Just because because a team doesn't win F1 doesn't mean they should be replaced by some other team who also has little chance of winning just to make it "fair". BTW, are Oakwood, Bethesda, or FC Frederick going to Delco. They may have their shot at F1 teams there.
So Wildcats won 1-0 that looked like a good game that could have gone either way. My point is Wildcats have had more than a fair look in F1 and have given more than 3 goals many times - okay you have a bad game once in while. How do you know any other team would have been smoked, what makes you the expert? I agree with 8:33 if there are teams close to BRYC, PL & Wildcats they should get bumped. I guess PDA Storm proved to be stronger than people gave them credit? When a top team gives up 5 or more goals in 3 games and can't win more than 1 game they are in the wrong flight. Jefferson Cup had 17 teams like that and I'm not counting CASL 6 GA with zero wins, PL 6 GA with 1 win and NJ Wildcats 7 GA with 1 tie -that would be 20 teams. That's a major mess up. We're not rocket scientists and we called more than half of them.
8:28 how would you know?
NO different than Ajax and PDA Dragons who wined about being placed in lower flights Ajax(flight 3) and Dragons(flight 4) yet neither of them advanced out of their brackets.
Sorry let me elaborate. How would you know based on the mediocre teams you normally play? I think we will see some changes to F1 come Delco. If not, I'm sure it'll be more of the same. Packing up after game 3.
8:47 Didn't Wildcats just advance to finals of Flight 1 at the previous Major event in November at Bethesda Tournament? They played with a field player in goal this weekend and still tied EM who made the finals. Why should they be bumped? Teams like BRYC and Wildcats that have recently advanced in F1 at these major events will not be bumped.
So bump PL then who has not reached an F1 final? However they just beat you 2-1. Explain.
Wildcats had a field player in goal.
PL has beaten you three straight times and there must have been at least one time you had a "real" keeper. Your team is no different to PL than any of the other mid level teams they face and beat up on. Obviously they can't beat the top teams, but feast upon teams like 1776, Fredrick and other shitty teams, including yours. PL should never be higher than F2 from this point on and the Wildcats even lower.
8:54 no different you say?NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL = 1 tie (-5) 7GANJ WILDCATS GALAXY = 0 wins (-7) 9GASTA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 = 1 win (-4) 7GANEW JERSEY RUSH 01G BLUE = 1 win (-2) 5GANJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL = 1 tie (-3) 5GATSF ACADEMY 01/02G = 0 wins (-8) 8GABut then you want to bring downPDA AJAX = 2 wins (+4) 3GA lost 1 game 2-1PDA Dragons = 2 wins (+3) 1GA lost 1 game 1-0.But if it makes you fell better -they went home with no medal.PL has beaten the NJ Wildcats twice this year2-1 @ Jefferson Cup2-1 @ Spirit UnitedBoth these teams will be F1 at Delco - look at the field of teams.
Why all the fuss? PL and many other teams will cease to exist as we know them in a few short months. With the number of court'in buggies in LANCO these days, it's a wonder PL is still functioning as a team as the players look for greener pastures.
I'll settle this. Both PL and Wildcats should be F2. Both would likely make finals and either could beat the other on a given day. Truest blog post of the day. Night all.
PL is 4-0 against the Jeff Cup F2 teams this year, out scoring them 10-0. They are not on the level of FCV, EM or PDA, but neither are ANY teams who were flighted behind them or the rest of F1 for that matter. I don't think you have a clue of how big the gap is between those 3 elite teams, the rest of F1, and then down to F2. BTW, PL played the second half of the EM game and the whole Wildcats game missing 4 starters and having only 1 sub so please stop with the missing GK. I am proud of the effort they made and hope at least FCV appreciated the competition they gave them. One more thing, how is FC Frederick who made the finals of F2 s "shitty" team. Who does your kid play for that is so much better?
7:54You dont understand a tournament structure too well, do you?Each division has 8 teams - and half of those 8 have to seemingly struggle (see record). Doesnt mean they were seeded improperly.
Ah the excuses. Leave the excuses behind and just stick to beating up on average teams. At least you have that.
Comparing Ajax 2W and 1L and GF and GA in F3 and Dragons 2W and 1L and GF and GA in Flight 4 to what Teams in F1 did is laughable.nesxt you will be claiming Ajax and Dragons would be competitive in F1 vs F1 teams.
9:54 You want to talk structure let's go for it pal.approx 20 teams giving up more than 6 goals in 3 games tells me they were not placed in the correct flight. Record combined with GA defines being in the wrong flight in my opinion. You disagree? I'm not picking on the NJ Wildcats - I have no problem with them being F1So when I said the NJ Wildcats Galaxy were in the wrong flight months ago them dropping all 3 and giving up 9 goals means jeff Cup flighted them correctly?1776 with their 1 tie and 9GA were also in the right flightGPS NPl struggled in their own NPL also dropped all 3 but they only gave up 7 goals -Jeff Cup got this one right also?How about Calvert 3Ls and 8GA correct flight?South Central Premier EDP D2 team in the fall dropped all 3 with 7 GAUkranians did okay with 2 ties but 9 GATSF dropped all 3 and gave up 8 GAI called out all these teams and posted their u14 records and posted they were in the wrong flight.FC Frederick shut me up though for making the final of a flight I said they didn't belong in. PL shut me up when i was saying they weren't a F1 team on many occasions.
9:46I thought your coach played everyone equally and took turns as far as players starting? I know we've seen that on here more than once before from your parents! So which is it?
10:11 never said that and never would say that - you were the one who brought them up. Just pointed out the results after you did and compared them to the NJ teams at Jeff Cup - so you think they couldn't do better than NJ Wildcats Galaxy in F2 3L 9GA? I think both of them would have done better. Why do you bring PDA B and C teams all the time? Didn't you just play in a flight with their A team? Why not bring them up?
10:17 That was a good post accompanied by some actual facts. How dare you go off and use actual facts on this board and try to offer a reasonable explanation? A couple post that seem to have a ring of truth to them.FCV, East Meadow and PDA are at a different level that teams like BRYC, Wildcats and PL will never find.Dropping either BRYC, Wildcats or PL into F2 will just result in two of those three being in the finals.FC Fredrick is better than many on here gave them credit for. And 1776 is exactly what many on here said they were. PDA kicked ass at Jeff and Boca is now NJ's cool team to be on.The Wildcats would like PL to stop cheating and using 11 players, especially when the Wildcats don't have a keeper. PDA Ajax is the second best team in NJ. Boca moms are much cuter than Wildcat moms
10:19Only our goalie starts and plays 100% of every game. All 15 field players start some games and all play 50% or more of every game so I would consider us to have 16 "starters". However some girls start more often than not and those 4 fall into that category. But sorry, I wasn't trying to make an excuse(other than "we got beat by better teams"), I was just commenting, as I have before, everyone was down players this weekend, one goalie here, a couple injuries there. It evens out, so let it go. The best teams will still rise to the top. The rest are there to provide good competition. Unfortunately we failed to do that against EM. The biggest problem we have is not so much injuries, but lack of experience handling teams with that speed of play. Unlike ECNL teams, we only get to play teams of that caliber once every couple months No team we've faced since Spirit was on that level and that was 6 or 7 months ago. And beating up on all the EDP teams in the world doesn't prepare you to play teams like FCV or EM. For that reason I kind of wish we would have gotten to play storm as well even if it would have meant a third loss. But I think for anyone to believe a team in F2 would have fared any better than our girls did is wishful thinking. Those 3 teams are not only on a different level but I have a feeling they could have even taken it up a notch if something more important than a Jeff Cup title was on the line.
Those 3 are a level above and they were all missing multiple top players attending the US training. I would throw NEFC, MF and Boston in the mix too.Ajax and Dragons are not at that level and should not have been F1 at Jeffcup. F2 maybe, certainly at least F3.
Might throw South Shore into that group, but yes there seems to be a very small handful of teams that are pulling away from everyone else.
Will find out about South Shore being in that group, PL plays them in two weeks in Region One play.
Not many ECNL teams at Delco this year. PDA showcase I assume?
Yes PDA showcase.
Because 10:26 it was not long ago you guys were on here saying your B and C Teams were leaving the A Teams from the NON-ECNL Clubs behind. And that is what's laughable.
You are correct they were saying that in the fall. Both PDA and MF were making that claim.
You are WAITING to find out about South Shore Elite?Yeah, okay.
SS, NEFC, MF, PDA, BB, PF, FC Stars, EM.
9:11 you must have confused with someone else and probably agreed with me when I said Ajax was not a F1 team and posted results to back my claim. I haven't posted anything about Dragons at U14 until Jeff Cup when I said they should have been in the Superior flight.
2016 PDA GIRLS COLLEGE SHOWCASE TEAMS U-14 1 Bethesda SC - Express 01 ECNL MD2 Connecticut FC - CFC United ECNL U-14 CT3 East Meadow Hotshotz ECNL NY4 FC Stars - ECNL 01/02 MA5 FC Virginia Pre-ECNL 01 VA6 FSA FC - ECNL U14 CT7 Maryland United FC - ECNL 14 MD8 Match Fit Academy - ECNL U14 NJ9 Ohio Elite Soccer Academy - ECNL U14 OH10 PDA US Club U14 - Storm - ECNL NJ11 Scorpions SC - FC Boston U14 ECNL MA12 World Class FC - 01 ECNL
Then we agree on Ajax 11:41. Although don't believe Dragons would have been a contender in Superior Flight if they couldn't advance in F4 this weekend. That doesn't make much sense based on this weekends results.
My pool of teams for a 12 team F1 @ 17th Annual FC DELCO Players Cup1. Albertson SC Fury '01 ECNL2. Braddock Road YC 01 Elite3. Cleveland FC 01-02 Royal4. Columbus Crew SC Elite5. Harford FC United Thunder6. Lehigh Valley United 01 Girls7. NJ Wildcats Averbuch-NPL 8. PA Classics Academy 019. Penn Legacy 01 Black F1410. South Shore Select U14 Elite11. TFA Elite 0112. Waza FC East 02 Black ---------------------------1. Beadling SC Elite2. DC Stoddert Blue Metros 013. FC Boston Scorpions East GU14 Elite 4. NJ Crush FC Tsunami 01 NPL5. ISA 01 NPL6. LDC United Attack7. NEFC Premier South U14 Girls8. NJ WILDCATS GALAXY9. Ramapo Valley SC Tornados '0210. Seacoast United Elite -CS- 01/02 11. WNY Flash Academy Flash Girls 01/0212. Yardley Makefield Soccer Banshees---------------------------1. FC Revolution Force 2. FC Westchester Quickstrike FC Elite NPL 023. ISA Atletico 01/02 NPL4. HMMS Eagle FC 01 SPIRIT5. LaGrange Soccer Club Rage6. Maryland United FC 01 Red7. Manhattan SC G01 Pride NPL8. Massapequa Soccer Club NPL Lil' Rowdies9. New Jersey Rus 01 Girls Blue10. PDA Shore Fusion11. Penn United Force '0112. Severna Park Black Thunder----------------------------AFFC SWAGAlbertson LightningAlbertson SC Fury 01 NPLAlbertson Soccer Club FURY WESTArsenalBayside FC RI Strikers 01/02G-ZimmermanBeadling Soccer Club U14 Girls Premier Bethesda SC Force 01 BSA Celtic Celtic 01 Girls White Capital United SC Blue ForceCentury V 0102 GoldCFC Arsenal Continental FC NPL '01FCYA Cougars 01DMS Soccer GU14 AcademyFairmount Falcons FC Westchester Elite 02 NavyGPS-NY Lady Knights GU14Harford FC United LibertyKirkwood Academy 01/02LDC United Crew 01-02Levittown Soccer Club SupersonicsLower Merion SC HerricanesMontgomery Soccer Club Blaze WhiteMount Laurel United FuryNew York Rush Patriots 2002NHP Wildcats Lady JaguarsNJ Crush FC TsunamiPA Rush 01Penns Forest F.C. RevolutionPHWM SC Pumas Pipeline SC Red Pipeline Soccer Club Black Quickstrike FC Elite 02' Rage United Soccer Club Comets SABA Brooklyn CitySUSA FC Long Island Alliance g01SUSA FC Long Island G01-02 BlueSUSA FC Long Island United G01Syracuse Development Academy U14GVictory Express Premier ~ U14 GirlsVictory Express SC Platinum U14Wall SC WaveWarrington Soccer Club FC Bombers
Where is continental ECNL? They aren't playing their own tournament or PDA? Same question for the other 2 PA ECNL teams? Traveling to Greer or SD but skipping tournaments in their own back yard seems foolish. Not accepted to PDA but will play FC Delco as a backup? Just curious.
8:28 pm is out to lunch. Oakwood is the real up and comer in this age group.
Boca one of few teams from NJ making it to semifinal. They seemed to have hard time scoring, but defense did great job in only allowing 2 goals in 3 games. But again, they were in the correct flight. and yes the Boca moms are cute. And if any boca moms read this they should take as a huge compliment.
12:31 Wonder the same thing as both the PA ECNL clubs older teams U15-U18 are going to PDA Showcase. I guess Jeff Cup and Greer, SC is enough. The Delco Cup will be interesting any way as many teams are on the verge of changing rosters with tryouts and BYC so that will be an interesting tournament as many teams will probably bring on board there new players.
Been watching and reading all this time and not commenting...becoming very difficult!Spell Check Nazi
Jeff Cup should be embarrassed by the refs they put on the field. Teams travel far and spend a lot of money so the least they could do is to get professional refs. I have seen a lot of really bad refs in youth soccer but none worse than on the field at jeff cup. And we won our division.
I am so impressed that the Spell Check Nazi is now identifying himself as just that. The Delco Flights listed are pretty good, its to bad that's how its going to go.
Meant to say "not how its going to go".
Thank you 1:06, I mentioned them yesterday, some really sucked. However, the crew for our last game was great, the center ref. held the game perfectly, and sarcastically thanked the moronic parents for their comments, it was very funny. Overall though, they really did not know some rules.
I do not identify myself, but I am taking it as it's meant.. funny.
Curious why BRYC doesn't get more respect. They've played FCV to a draw last 2 times they played, losing on PKs, played PDA tougher than any other team, only losing on a last minute goal, they beat MF, Bethesda, PL and CASL this year. They seem to be only slightly below the other teams listed.
I look at them as a team with an "IN"They are 3rd in their league and the approx same record as the top team who was in the Jeff Cup 6th flight BeachFC. Could Beach FC have the same results? CCL#1. Beach FC (F6 at jefferson)#2. FC Frederick (F2 at jefferson)#3. BRYC (F1 at jefferson)21 = Ws5 = Ts5 = LsPDA STORM ECNL (NJ)NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)FC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA)SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE (MA)FC FREDERICK (MD)Compared to Beach FC20 = Ws4 = Ts4 = LsHARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PAW)VIRGINIA RUSH ELITE 01G (VA)VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE (VA)
Compared to FC FrederickDefending U13 Region 1 ChampionPlayed in the U13 USYSA National Finals12= Ws2 = Ts9 = LsOAKWOOD SC (CT)PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK F14 (PAE)PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX (NJ)PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL (NJ)PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY TFA ELITE 01 (OS)MONTGOMERY BLAZE WHITE (MD)HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)
"Curious as to why BRYC doesnt get more respect"Because the idiots here didnt listen when I told them.Didnt listen about NEFCArent listening now with Oakwood.Long Island board didnt want to listen about Albertson ECNL getting better and about Massapequa playing nice soccer.Is what it is.
8:57 Weren't you the same idiot that was ripping Fredrick before Jeff Cup? Suggesting that they should at least two brackets lower? If your going to pat yourself on the back, make sure you slap your forehead real hard too.
9:34 I'm the idiot that ripping FC Frederick not 8:57 and I already slapped myself on this board read back a little pal on 10:17 3/21 "FC Frederick shut me up though for making the final of a flight I said they didn't belong in"
Boca can play. They have girls that can play on any team in the state. PDA shore is there to eliminate them but BOCA keeps beating them. Every time!!!!! Plus the moms. Fuget a bout it
I guess this board is going to get ugly until FC Delco...not allowed to talk state cup so let's watch the NJ and NY insults fly
What's the fascination with Boca calling out PDA shore all the time...relax people you beat the D team of PDA. Move on, from what I see there is only 1 relevant player on that Bocca team and its the coaches daughter. Let it go, you didn't even win the 9th flight at Jeff Cup. Go back into obscurity!
That is not cool calling out pda shore, they just lost their coach as well at pda shore, not a good situation. They had heck of a time in their matches over the weekend obviously. They have to rebuild and everything is changing in summer/fall for them anyway. Boca has a few good players and of course 9th flight is no great feat. But they have beaten many of the teams in the flights above them in other tournament play and league play. We will see this spring, just started. Remember Boca is local for all these girls and relatively inexpensive to play high level soccer.
9th flight at Jeff Cup is still Jeff Cup
MatchFit tryouts ad on their site lists current DOC as head coach of 5 ECNL birth year teams and 3 EDP development teams for next fall. Also most of those are with same assistant coach JR.Can that be accurate? How is that possible with league games and tournament games overlapping and at different locations on same days and weekends? How can the same 2 coaches train 8 teams 2x per week? Are they going to be able to deliver what they are advertising?
I know you guys have all been waiting for this, stop denying it.NYCSL NPL playoffs will be top (2) teams from each division, top teams play second place of opposite division.
Most of Toms River(PDA shore)top players now play at match fit and PDA. I thought these kids from Toms River didn't have any skill. Do you remember the score the last time you played them?
If 3:52 is correct it would almost certainly have to be STA, Crush from the west and 2 of the following 3 from the east: ISA, Massapequa, Manhattan. Looks like NYSC and the other teams can't mathematically do it unless one of the top teams loses every game they play this spring.
Soccer Nut,I have thinking about your observations about my daughters team, and you are spot-on, as always. Without giving away the farm, we do struggle in the final third, as our score-lines would indicate. The coach is new, but the coach is the DOC on the girls side, and he is tough on them, but not in a nasty way, he wants them to be successful, as we all do, but he cannot play for them. The club is much more successful on the boys side, because the boys are better technically at this point than the girls, and with our style, everyone has to have the following: a great first touch, even with bouncing balls, and balls with pace, great field vision, and courage on the ball, which most girls still lack. However, the one element that I think we still need to improve on more than anything else is mental errors. Most 13 year old girls make multiple mistakes during a game, but its the players that learn from their past mistakes, and minimize reoccurrence, that we are still a work-in-progress. Thanks for your thoughts.
4:07, hahaha, you trying to goad me into saying something stupid, I shall defer. We are 5 points out of a playoff spot, we play all 3 of the teams ahead of us, so we are not out-of-it, but your math makes me wonder if you can even spell math.
@321By summer they may be the only two coaches left on the girls side. Who knows how they expect to handle it.
3:21Call or e-mail them, find out who is coaching the team that interests you.At this age they are offering looks during practice sessions - prior to their official try out.
HUNGER, 4:11In offensive third you need player(s) that are dying to score goals.Too often I see the ball given up when it could be kept or a player going in way late for a ball rightfully theirs - and players unwilling to take on a defender.This is with a good many teams.Can you get in their heads with this?Yeah, I think so, over time. But much of it is natural. And frankly this type of NEEDED player is so often labeled "selfish" - sadly so.
I agree, you need a player that calls for the ball, wants the ball, and will go through players to achieve her mission, its one of these break glass in case of war types.
3:21Mass exit for players and coaches by end of season. I believe 2 already left mid season. These coaches have a hard time attending their current training sessions and games. Next year will be a jokeGood luck to the remaining players
Only selfish if she doesn't score.She should have as many assists and goals and be smart enough to know when dump off or drop it back.way too often I see a ctr mid wide open and Stryker trying to fight thru 3 defenders.
4:26 what happens if you have to many hungry players? I have seen players take a shot every time they get the ball, the ball doesn't move shots go flying everywhere but on target. That comes from the parents telling the kid you have to be hungry because almost every time there was another pass to be made to an open player that wasn't made. Soccer is a team sport and if the player has the shot by all means take it - but they also need to know if the goalie has taken away the angle pass the ball, but they never do. Labeled as Selfish you say? Yes that's what I would call them.NYCSL NPLEast two from the below 51. ISA NPL 20 pts2. Massapequa 18pts3. Manhattan 16 pts4. NYSC 13 pts5. Quickstrike 13 ptsWest is locked up as STA has an 11 pt lead on NY Rush and Match Fit1. NJ Crush 27 pts2. STA 20ptsGS 4 Life
@3:21 Daddy ball is still alive and well at MF this season. Any change will be a good change come August.
Careful5:23 may have an agendaIf you believe your daughter to be good enough to challenge for an ECNL spot for Match Fit, go for it.
5:23, where are they going?
Somewhere where they will have a coach and trainer who is dedicated to their team and brings some consistency to the team in it's training and game coaching.
7:48pm Upset parent? The one excellent coach PERIOD
PDA PDA PDA, 5 so far heading to PDA
10:30 That's crazy they already got acceptance letters and all have signed. Hopefully ECNL doesn't find out.
@10:18 I am not the same poster as 7:48. But it's never a good thing when a parent coaches their own kid. And at a high level.Usually the coach's kid is a solid mid-level player and gets to play center-mid, and center-forward the entire game. Almost always better players play out of position, or sit and wait for an opportunity which they never really get.Sorry to inform you but that certainly does not make any coach excellent.
Why would MF girls go to PDA? Didn't they just spank them last week? Why break up what can now be considered the strongest team on the east coast?
Have you seen the 2 teams play? MF plays very direct, over the top balls. They rely on certain players. PDA plays out of the back and has one of the best passing games I've seen. What type of team would you want your kid on? No my kid doesn't play PDA.
Ok Mr. non-PDA if you polled the kids on both teams after that game and asked them what team they'd rather be on I'm sure they would have all said PDA because they play out of the back better, better possession, blah blah blah. PDA had the better possession but again its all about finishing in the final third and MF can and did. Games aren't won by possession percentage. But PDA plays a hell of a game in the first and second third so everyone should jump ship.. Just wondering does your kid play for MF? I know you cant answer that. Lots of haters within
8:09Distance of travelI am not sure what PDA plans to do with the new girls. Should be interesting.
8:34 Try to guess who said this about passing the ball. "I loathe all that passing for the sake of it, all that tiki taka. It's so much rubbish and has no purpose. You have to pass the ball with a clear intention, with the aim of making it into the opposition's goal. It's not about passing for the sake of it."
Sorry I offended you MF dad but like it or not PDA has the better team. Obviously. MF is ECNL's version of a kick and run team.
Haha Carolina also had the better team just tell that to the Broncos. Ironically they both have similar players
Are we talking about the same Match Fit team that stunk up the WAGS Tournament?
This is great stuff players leaving MF for PDA - then they have no right to complain if they are left off the roster for the national event this year since they made their choice to go to PDA? If i was a MF NPL player's parent I would be super happy as this opens the door for your kid to play in the premier showcase event at U14. Let people talk all the smack they want because at the end of the day they want their kid playing on a team that goes to nationals to get the exposure.If MF ECNL will have all these open spots - that's a good thing for new players as they will join a team that just went to nationals
9:07 I'm not a MF dad, just think it's ridiculous how people equate being able to knock the ball sideways with being a good team where kids are becoming better players. The game today at the highest level is about pace and counter attacking, not sterile domination of the ball. German clubs from youth level up teach kids to get the ball forward into a scoring position in 3 or fewer passes if possible. Are they kick and run? No, it's a style of play that's highly effective.And by the way, Pep Guardiola is the one who said passing for the sake of passing is rubbish.
Wildcats are a good team and their all about knocking people sideways.....oh wait, you said knocking the ball sideways.
10:03 this is GS4 Life not previous poster. I agree - I just think at this age kids need to know to pass the ball on the deck they need to work on their first touch every day. There is time to score in the final 3rd, my kid's not even in HS yet.Tactical training is introduced way to early in my opinion. I almost want the kids playing free with a trainer just watching and teaching for 30 minutes. Personally I think the players on CFC Delco, Bucks & WC are in the best positions right now. They are playing teams that are two steps ahead so they have to figure out how to get it done when the cards are stacked against you as long as they continue trying to play soccer to become better they win regardless of what the scoreboard is saying. As a fan I'm the first one posting game results and rankings but these mean nothing in the big picture. I pay the bucks for my kid to learn the game - I sit back and watch her play - does she make mistakes yup but I know her technical ability is superior to most and it's visible. I want her making mistakes and having to look over her shoulder for playing time as this will help with her development. I don't tell her what to do on the field that's for her coach to tell her. If you think the coach isn't doing a good job we all know where the door is. If her goal is college then she has to earn that playing 60 games a season just for the sake of playing won't help. She has to do all the things that are required - practice more practice and even more practice for when she gets the opportunity to show the school she wants what she can do. The days of coaches going to events will disappear soon. the next thing the events will do is charge more for their showcase events so they can have a video library of every game played. The coach can watch what ever they want when ever they want - we are no longer in bedrock, just my opinion.
@10:18 Not a MF parent at all just another parent looking for a team for their girl. Unfortunately what is going on at MF with Daddy ball is obvious to outsiders too.
Regardless of the result in the recent game vs PDA there are many at MF unhappy with the inconsistent training and the roulette wheel of different coach/trainers showing up for training sessions and games as well as with the move out of the shore area to Morris County facility for training. I don't think results/wins and losses are the issue going forward.
1776 mom must be using stronger medicationquiet, too quiet
Here is what will happen at MFA next year at U15 and U16, they plug in a few players from the NPL teams and add a few new kids and they have nationally competitive teams again. It's easy to lose perspective, but kids come and go from these types of teams and rarely does it matter. Moving to Denville helps the staff because they all live in Morris or Sussex county.
I agree 12:44 look at the first 13 league games played last year vs the this year the results say it's the same team and according to this board 9 players from NJX moved to ECNL team, there is no reason to think anything will changenext season at MF if players leave, PDA on the other hand sounds like they might get some players that have parents that are very vocal if things don't go their way.W-L-T-GF-GA8-3-2 27-12 Match Fit Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL 9-1-3 31-9 Match Fit Academy ECNL U14
10:43Yes, quite obviousThey are succeedingThe MJX crew was never so swift. What they choose to now do, if it be leaving a successful team, should not reflect on Match Fit.
NJX - my bad
If MF doesn't do the DA, the best girls will leave. Whether it's to PDA or whoever gets a team. It would make sense that there is a DA team up North somewhere. The attraction of just an ECNL team at MF won't be enough.
There is a WCFC dad on BOTN complaining about his daughters team, trying to blame their recent troubles on their trainer, oh if it were only that simple dude. Personally, I think Wold Class is anything but, their training is lousy, their management is terrible, and they are about to take their fields away. If I were that guy, I would look for another club.
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