4:55You were completely wrong. The team the Calvert beat 6-0 was the NJCSA Elite team and has nothing to do with The Galaxy. The Elite team are girls from Manalapan and East Brunswick.
Here WC ECNL was the U14 team? Any confirmation?
Poster 8:25. 5:19 here.That depends how you look at it.PDA had significant possession. Calvert Crew Chased a lot but made the most of their chances.PDA pretty dynamic but is missing final punch.Since this is u13, it would appear PDA has the brighter future.Good showing for NJ
NJCSA (Galaxy, I guess) got off nicely over the summer. Shouldnt be discounted right now, especially if the team has a good number of NJ Force playersThey'd actually be a key player in SC if they didnt err on their application.(Yeah, I know the field is "weak", blah, blahhhhhhhh)
9:12 what are you referring to?I do not see 8:25 commenting on any teams future
Gotta luv the MF ECNL posting about their results and then ripping on MF NPL and their styleWonder why they didn't play each other since these were friendlies hmmm
Why are people always pitting NPL vs ECNL team from Match Fit?Parents are happy at both locations, teams are working together not against each other. Both teams are aware of these circumstancesAll the outsiders would love to see a problem between NPL vs ECNL. Sorry guys both teams are in great places
Wildcats another bad tournament. You were the highest ranked team in the weakest bracket.Don't win a single game and your bracket winner can't make finals?Wildcats are all talk! Have not won a tournament game at U13.
Really 10:22? You could also say they have not lost a game in these tournaments. Sounds like a comment from the NJSCA guy.
Working together???? Laughable. That's not what I am hearing. A lot of slickness going on over at Match Fit.
yes 9:03 njsca elite are girls from manalapan and EB, but it is ex wildcat manager from freehold pulling the strings from behind the scenes with NJSCA Elite Team.He is also the increasingly disturbed person posting inane comments claiming wildcats should be disappointed after not losing a game in toughest bracket at WAGS Cup playing top teams in states of Va and Illinois to ties. 18 months after leaving wildcats team he still can't let go. Calvert 6 Elite 0- Hows your new latest team doing?
BOCA! Not just one. Saw them twice today. good team.
Actually our team had a meeting just recently, this meeting provided all of us a lot of insight about the future.There will always be people on this blog pitting our teams vs each other, can't stop that. While every other team parents are knocking us as well.I truly do not believe the post was from a MF north parent. If people knew schedule, this poster would not be able to provide views that this individual provided.
Impossible for someone to see that many games and be there for all those teams. Sounds Slicky and Shady to me.
Wildcats can hang with anybody, because they are fit, play hard, have some strong players on the backline, and a very good keeper. But they don't pose any real offensive threat at the higher levels because they lack diversity. Relatively easy to defend for the better teams. Struggle with ball distribution in front six. Strong defensively and subpar offensively resulting in a bunch of 0-0, 1-1 games. Watch them play another good team and form your own opinion.
For those of you that like rankings:Top Drawer1 (1) So Cal Blues - (CA)2 (2) Dallas Sting - 02 (TX)3 (4) Braddock Road YC (VA)4 (3) Legends FC - 01 (CA)5 (6) PDA - 01 Pre-ECNL (NJ)6 (8) East Meadow - Hotshotz (NYE) 7 (7) Jacksonville FC - Storm (FL)8 (5) Boston Breakers Academy (MA)9 (10) Florida Kraze/Krush (FL) 10 (11) Washington Premier - 01 (WA) 11 (13) New England FC - Elite (MA)12 (14) Solar Chelsea SC - Red (TX) 13 (9) Challenge SC - 02 Red (TX)14 (12) Match Fit - Pre ECNL (NJ) 15 (17) Eagles SC (CA) 16 (16) Tophat SC (GA) 17 (18) Cincinnati United (OH) 18 (19) TSC Hurricane (OK)19 (20) Arsenal FC (CA) 20 (21) FC Dallas (TX)21 (15) South Shore Select SC (MA)22 (23) United Futbol Academy (GA)23 (22) Sachems FC (MA)24 (24) Real Colorado 25 (25) FC Virginia - Pre-ECNL
Those tankings are a joke at u13. You can't go by them at this age.
7:56 nothing shadyI posted scores, I asked the question how did you do vs insert team name for games I was not around for or around at end of game. I provided insight on games I saw. Showing up hour early allows you to watch earlier games, sticking around between games allows you to watch additional games. I did not provide game by game break down as I did not sit to watch every game in its entirely. Reason for brief descriptions.
Got Soccer guy, who gets points this weekend?
Looks like STA had a good showing at EDP Cup.
9:28pm….5:19 herei was trying to be careful not to take a way a well deserved victory for Calvert Crew.Both teams did a great Job.PDA a lot more dynamic in movement of the Ball.They were the better team.But you have to put it in the back of the net.Calvert's speed of play was too slow as the NJ team would close in -take the ball and start to pass the ball around the field. switching the field back and forth as to keep Calvert on their heels.
9:33 To many variables. Basically anyone that played in a GS event this weekend and placed. Let's see how much rankings change over the next few days and how it compares to Top Drawer rankings I posted.And for those of you that like the NSR Rankings. I think they are a little behind. GIRLS U12 REGION 1 RANKINGS [Last Update: 12/7/2013]1. Boston Breakers Elite (Boston, MA)2. FC Virginia (Centreville, VA)3. Match Fit Black (Bayonne, NJ)4. World Class FC Strikers (Orangeburg, NY-E)5. West Chester United SC Predators (West Chester, PA-E)6. FC Stars of Massachusetts United (Acton, MA)7. East Meadow Hotshotz (East Meadow, NY-E)8. PDA Storm (Zarephath, NJ)9. NJX Celtic (Holmdel, NJ)10. Nether United Xtremes (Wallingford, PA-E)11. South Shore Select FC (Hingham, MA)12. NJ Crush FC (Morris, NJ)13. NJ Wildcats Averbuch (Upper Saddle River, NJ)14. Maryland United FC (Baltimore, MD)15. New York FC (New York, NY-E)16. Scorpions Elite (Pembroke, MA)
Watched boca as well this weekend. After all the talk on this blog thought it was worth it. Completly dominated finals and could have easily been a 6-0 game from what I saw. Showed some nice field play and may be an upcoming team to watch. Not sure what the actual score was but see it was posted as a 2-0 loss at the tournament. Anyone know what happened? Did they get disqualed after play?
I did see BOCA score first blood, not sure how they lost, it was a disqualify? Calvert looked good, girls great center of gravity, but PDA has to bring it and win this home turf tournament, but close enough I gather. NJCSA Galaxy working on it, GFA makes finals against Brick and loses to Brick Fury U14 - good program at Brick, GFA team coming back at U14, newer players from up north. Doug Miller played some good matches out of NY, they played rough. Referees some good some bad, couple of ambulances on fields yesterday, concussions at EDP. Disaster on Saturday getting in and out, many complaints, kids missing matches on Saturday. EDP Cup seems place to be again, WAGS was good, but EDP Cup drew the best from all over, hard to say.
@10:11 BOCA had to win. Score must be an error, we saw them with their medals (they were wearing pink for awareness so sure it was them)
8:56 thanks for posting but those Top Drawer rankings have braddock road as #3 in nation.they were weakest team in WAGS Cup flight.
8:12 you left out very organized on D.They hustle and cover for each other all over the field. And their defenders really "bring it" when they tackle and go up for head balls.Agree they need to create more chances and they need to develop a player who is a dependable finisher up top vs top teams. Very dangerous team on restarts.
1 (1) So Cal Blues - (CA)2 (2) Dallas Sting - 02 (TX)3 (4) Braddock Road YC (VA)4 (3) Legends FC - 01 (CA)5 (6) PDA - 01 Pre-ECNL (NJ)6 (8) East Meadow - Hotshotz (NYE) 7 (7) Jacksonville FC - Storm (FL)8 (5) Boston Breakers Academy (MA)9 (10) Florida Kraze/Krush (FL) 10 (11) Washington Premier - 01 (WA) 11 (13) New England FC - Elite (MA)12 (14) Solar Chelsea SC - Red (TX) 13 (9) Challenge SC - 02 Red (TX)14 (12) Match Fit - Pre ECNL (NJ) 15 (17) Eagles SC (CA) 16 (16) Tophat SC (GA) 17 (18) Cincinnati United (OH) 18 (19) TSC Hurricane (OK)19 (20) Arsenal FC (CA) 20 (21) FC Dallas (TX)21 (15) South Shore Select SC (MA)22 (23) United Futbol Academy (GA)23 (22) Sachems FC (MA)24 (24) Real Colorado 25 (25) FC Virginia - Pre-ECNL
Calvert, they are too good for this tournament, make sense? They ran through the platinum at EDP Cup. Lets be honest, PDA was only team to give them headache in finals.
I saw most every team play in the WAGS Cup flight. Bracket 3 was clearly the weakest bracket. PWSI and NYSC were weakest teams in Cup flight, with TFA and Penn Fusion next. Bracket 2 was the most even flight, with FCV best all-around - good depth and balance - in the bracket. From what I saw, Wildcats looked like a very solid team. Crew Juniors not as dominant as I expected; needed goal with two minutes left to edge by BRYC.
PDA had help to get to finalThe divisions were not even. PDA much tougher games to get to final.FSA ECNL have to be upset they didnt get to finals in this one.
Looks like FSA NPL team did better than the ECNL team. Sounds like Match Fit and PDA.
EDP CUP top brackets PDA STORMSTAFSA ECNLATLETICOCALVERTFSA NPLNJCSATSFYou decide which bracket was tougherCalvert had easier road but they deserved the title, congrats to themThe other bracket had some very close gamesThing that stands out is STA allowing 1 goal all weekend, just need to score more
11:59 agreed- WAGS Cup extremely balanced, many outstanding teams and great games. I thought Top Hat and FC Virginia best 2 teams, crew juniors a small step behind them along with many others.
Nitwit here, I agree with Calvert comments easy flight or not they still had to play the games and get the result to make it to the finals and at the finals they took care of business putting any doubts anyone might have to bed. The beat a strong team in PDA Storm. I don't care who played and who didn't - They are all on that team and share the rewards equally. They all contribute to that team's success regardless if they dress or not.Didn't look to much into it, but I have to agree giving up 1 goal all weekend and shocking WC ECNL earlier in the year should tell us all that this team is also very solid let's see if they can carry it over to NPL? FSA NPL did well and ConnFC should do well as well in NE Girls NPL action putting pressure on the current top 4 in the league, it's going to get interesting in the Spring.NYSC had some good results in the top flight of a top tournament to give their girls some confidence after the Stars meltdown. NYCSL NPL should be great down the stretch run with NYSC, STA, ISA and NJ Crush fighting all season long - every game is important as they don't have a post season - no second chances in this NPL - how it should be.NJ Wildcats no wins but who cares - they played well and were in every game of the top flight of a top tournament - nothing more you can ask for (yes results) the played well. I was a little surprised of PennFusion play. expected a little more from them I guess (unfair).10:53 - wow, did they not move the ball around?11:59 Thanks for the Post!!!
WAGs much deeper. No offense but NJSCA and TSF didn't belong in that bracket. Solid teams but bearly top 10 in NJ.After this weekend new top 10 in NJ:WildcatsPDA ECNL StormMF ECNL JaguarsPDA South NPL AJAX STAPDA North NPL DragonsMF NPL NJXCrushTSFNJCSA
11:59 again - one other thought, for what it's worth - from talking to parents, it seems that the DC area teams have played less 11v11 than those for other areas and they're still learning how to play 11v11. The results bear that out in all of the flights, as no team from the DC area made any finals (except maybe MUFC White?). FC Virginia made an effort to play a lot of 11v11 last year and you can see the difference.
Discovery Cup had some good teams, from Florida and the like. So in the end why choose Discovery, EDP and/or WAGS. All had great competition, few flights to choose from, maybe proximity more than anything these days? If going for points you can perhaps calculate best options, but I am sure PDA did not go to EDP Cup to lose. I am sure FSA, Wildcats did not go to their tourneys to Lose/Tie. So all the blogging, what is the best and why really, am I correct it is proximity at this point?
1:14 I don't have an issue with your post if you are saying that the 1. Nj Wildcats2. PDA Pre-ECNL3. MF ECNL4. PDA South5. STA6. PDA North7. MF NPLare your top 7 - I don't think many people would have an issue with this - yes some might shift the order around but these 7 are solid and should be in the top 10.8. NJ Crush9. TSF10. NJCSA GalaxyDid you also want to add the MF Black Jaguars team to your list? I think Crush is still very much a player 9 & 10 you can probably name another 10 teams that can make a claim to those spots.What is interesting about your list is that all the teams are either ECNL or NPL clubs but one.
Cedars all over the place, NJCSA all over the place, PDA all over the place, Fredericks Cup etc. Calvert, DC, VA teams mostly in Discovery/WAGS. I saw mostly at EDP Cup, CT, NY, MA, NJ, MD. Not much else of course PA sorry. Next year we should all go to the Wall fall Classic in Wall, NJ. lol. have a ball in Wall. I think big mistake to have so many tournaments in one weekend? Am I wrong? Cant they spread it out better.?
1:35 - I would agree with your comment - teams go to these tournaments for different reasons but they all go to WIN
But did WC and TSF really prove that this weekend at U13? @139
GOTSOCCER top 10 in NJ as of today:1- PDA Storm2- PDA Ajax3- Wildcats4- MF NPL5- STA6- Rage7- NJSA Galaxy8- Crush9- TSF10- Atlantic Avalanche
Did I miss something? Have Wildcats beaten the other top 7 teams more than they have lost to them? Win, not tied. Again, sorry if I missed it.
Some PA top teams were at Discovery - Penn Legacy won top flight and looked to have an easy time in their bracketWAGS CHAMPIONSTOPHAT 20 GOLD (GA) STING 02G BROWN (TXN) BOCA UNITED 01/02 NPL (FL) PINECREST PREMIER 01/02- G BLUE (FL) STING CENTRAL 02G (PARKER) (TXN) DISCOVERY CHAMPIONSPENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)MCLEAN YOUTH SOCCER U13 PRE-ECNL (VA)ALBERTSON FURY WEST (NYE)EDP Cup ChampionsCES CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD) JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH (NJ) JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ) PRIMO FC U13 GIRLS (NYE) WESTFIELD SA FC PREMIER COLOCCINI (NJ)
The original list at 1:14 was based on Fall play to date. I have seen most of these teams play
ATTENTION Wildcats: If you apply for the Got Soccer credit card they will convert all your gas, dining and hotel reward points into GS points.Not winning any tournaments games at U13 is not good for business.
Team MemoConfidentialTo: Wildcat ParentsFrom: CoachDear all,Thank you all for your participation and efforts toward rehabilitating our image on various blogs. Operation Smokescreen (our new tactic of over-complimenting our opponents so we can claim to be in the toughest brackets of tournaments) is starting to gain traction. Keep up the good work!
1:55pm in answer to your question -yes wildcats are 500 or better record vs all teams on your top 10 list at U12/U13 so far.Only top team they have yet to play is matchfit pre-ecnl.Maybe at bethesda as they are both in top flight next month there.
wildcats results over last year of playvs top 10. w l tstorm 1 1 omf npl 0 0 2Dragons 1 0 0Ajax 2 1 2STA 2 0 0TSF 2 0 0Rage 1 1 2so answer is yes same or more wins than losses vs all top 10 teams
The list included MF Pre-ECNL, the original MF Black. The current MF Black does not crack the top 10. I would love to hear what other teams should get consideration.
I know blaming injuries for loses, or not advancing, is lame to this audience, but at this level, for us anyway, we cannot replace some top players, and still compete with teams like TopHat. The gave it their best, and came up short, but they have improved, and I for one am happy with my daughters performance this past weekend, she played every minute, of every game, and gave everything she had, its enough for me.P.S. The various bruises and welts she wears with pride, as she does her club kit every time.
LOL- Wildcats trying to use U12 results still.U13 Lost to PDA South 3-1According to Wildcat logic: If we play top tournaments, we are top team. Disregard the fact they have not won ANY tournament games at U13.Therefore: If you jump off your roof, does that mean you were flying before you hit the ground?
The fact is that the top 7 teams match up better against certain teams (size, physicality, speed) and under certain conditions (turf, grass, wind). That is why top ten lists don't always look to make complete sense. Better to say these are the top teams in no particular order.
3:21 Please share what teams your daughters team played this weekend and your results and then we will talk.Who did you play? What tournament ? What flight? What are the scores?Enlighten us on what your team has that makes them successful and not others?
Wildcats- You simply are not a top 4 team.But if you say it enough It might make it true.Keep going to ball hard and banging bodies.Physical Physical Physical.Your coach teaches technical skills in practice but your team is so bad at execution that they have no choice but to play BULLY ball.Any body who is athletic with real technical would be crazy to stay on This team.Top team in NJ... My a$$
3:33- My daughters team did not play this weekend and we still won as many games as you!
3:56 Wildcats lost to PDA South 3-1 at U13. .
"Keep going to ball hard and banging bodies.Physical Physical Physical."Having not ever seen Wildcats play, this explains a lot for me.Not just the run of low-scoring ties (indicative of a team that packs it in and hopes for a long ball to a fast player to score), but also the emphasis on results and the need to be included in all "top team" conversations. And to probably starting most of the "top team" conversations as well.Packing it in does not lend itself to long term success. Which means it is a team built to win now. Which means that it is a team looking for accolades now. They have already slipped from being a team that wins to being a team that ties. And shortly they will become a team loses a lot of one-goal games.
4:11 your explanation not even close.Wildcats have never played anything but 3 high forwards and pressed up the field. They also regularly send their outside backs forward on overlaps and their right back often crosses from opponents end line.They earn many corner kicks.So since you have "never seen Wildcats play" it explains how you can be so far off in your evaluation.try watching a team play before you spout off next time.Nice try though.
4:11- Exactly right. This year State Cup is the right fit for them.
I apologize, 4:22. I had no idea that sometimes the outside backs come forward. Clearly, Wildcats do not pack it in.
You are forgiven.As you know, I would hope, "packing it in" means you do not send numbers forward as that leaves your team at risk of a counterattack and getting caught numbers down.Also teams that "pack it in" do not play 3 forwards and press high.Teams that"pack it in" play low pressure by definition and keep numbers behind the ball.But hey, lacking an understanding of the game and it's terms does not preclude you from spouting off on this blog.
Short sighted team looking to pack up some points and claim they play an ECNL level of play. This will all be over soon when U14 ECNL and NE NPL teams are formed.... Gets tiring listening to it. Good team now. That is it. Move on.
Dont worryECNL is safe from Wildcats(As you see, PDA entered the OTHER event this past weekend)Well........til spring SC, at least
5:03- this is also why they have won or tied a few good single games but never really won anything of substance. Like a state cup or a good tourney......
And if they do not win this SC with this field, it will really be telling.
Couple of tough game remain........You did see what STA did this weekend, right?Good one to look ahead to on the 25th
One observation from the weekend: The rising level of keeper play. It wasn't that long ago that breakaways were are guaranteed goal for a striker and rebounds were an automatic tap in. Watching this weekend GK's were consistently aggressive, blowing up strikers on breakaways and standing on their head making amazing saves. Nice work..
I created the list and my daughter does not play for the Wildcats (nor am I the coach). I have seen them play and they are at least 1 ,2 or 3. The key going forward is not to be better than the ECNL teams (possible but not probable over time) it is to be the best of the rest. Right now I think they are with AJAX, NJX, STA and maybe Dragons slightly behind. It all depends on what talent stays and what talent goes.
Wildcats- Good luck to you. i am sure your team will go the way of your older teams in the club.Let me guess. They are all terrible but not you guys. you will be different.Look up wildcats, All your teams play the same way.
I don't agree with the wildcat criticism. I took a minute to look at the standings of Wags Cup Flight and out of 36 games in top flight there were 10 wins 16 divides and 10 loses. So why all the criticism when that is what the majority did. Even if you subtract the wildcat games it is still 10w-13 d-10 loses. So I don't get the direct attacks?
To beat the ECNL teams all you have to do is keep hammering them wildcats.That is until they begin to punch back.Its it right around the corner.Skill and aggression means bye bye Wildcats.Please don't cry when your little suzie starts to get hit back. Its just a matter of time.
Its the physicality of the team without any substance.have you seen their technical skills.Please give us all a break. This team was made fot u9 -u14 at the most.
Sounds like the NJSCA guy is back.
3:59That's hysterical!! Your daughters team didn't even play this weekend!!! That speaks volumes!
One post says they are not physical (obviously you haven't seen them play). The next one says they are not technical (obviously you haven't seen them play). They have a couple of girls that are among the best in the state. You better hope they stay with the wildcats or they will be taking your daughters spots on ECNL teams. No doubt.
Good TEAM of good players from top to bottom. All of them can play but please stop with top kids in the state on that team. Nada one ECNL player on that team. Gobble up the last of your points and move on. The same thing will happen to this team that happened to all others in that program. Good team of kids that are solid but not ECNL level. Same thing happens to their other teams....
6:16 wrong again!!
Wildcats. Come take my daughters spot. Seen you play many times. Your girls have no shot. But please come and get it.
The ECNL teams in NJ at this age have replaceable talentTo say a top non ECNL team has "no ECNL girls" on it is just silly.
I know this probably won't be received well but Keep doing what your doing wildcats. It's obviously working and some people just can't handle that. All the girls on all the teams work hard so if your daughter is on that team then good for them for working hard and looking to keep developing their skills and the game! Enough with attacking these little girls.
6:16. looks like someone struck a nerve
6:32. Agreed. But it won't be from Wildcats.
6 34. Please stop with the little girl nonsense. I can't count the number of times I've heard the parents encourage these little girls to be physical and to take down another player because of what these girls lack in skill they try to make it up in physical play. They encourage going through the player rather than shoulder to shoulder. On the field. No more little girl. These are now athletes. And some are dirty.
Same was said about another team. The team members continue to get poaching calls. e-mails, etc
10:51 Cats are organised well in defense as an 11 player unit. They appear to be lacking offensively and seem to run out of ideas against the other good sides. They also seem to play tight late in big games conceding and surrendering victories such as in the 2 state cups, at delco, at spirit, and at wags. I am not knocking them, but until they're able to improve offensively and close out big games I wouldn't say they are #1 or #2 in NJ. That said, I would gladly place a wager that they are better than Ajax. I've never seen the Wildcats endure a lop sided decision over the past 15 months the way Ajax periodically does. The comments that come from the PDA parents are rubbish. Of course there are players on that squad that are superior players to some on PDA.
"keep doing what you have been doing".... That is the problem with all of your talk. NOTHING of substance has EVER been won. And you do not even see it... Final ECNL teams are not even done yet. Next year there will be some players jumping over and then off to the next level. That is what you do not see. No place to go in your program....
Dude you are WAY to into this wildcat team. Let it go, you sound very "attached" to what they are and ate not doing.It's starting to be wierd
If they don't have any players who can make pda storm then how did they just beat them 2-0 in in the spring(with the new players from crush and ajax).I don't believe storm had a clean shot the whole game and wildcats won most of the tackles 50/50 balls and head balls.Physical and mental toughness doesn't just come naturally with age. It is a mindset that is developed over time and becomes part of a players on field persona.Developing a warriors mentality on the field is something that is taught and developed in training. It is not for everyone and some move on which is fine.
7:59 your criticism of not be able to finish out some wins in the past year is fair. Some of that was due to lack of quality depth or in some events no healthy subs to come off bench at all.More quality depth added this fall but still agree they have to prove themselves to be the best.Right now you can make an argument for any of top 4 based on last full year of results(mf, mf npl, storm, wildcats).
8;01 please tell us what your team has won of substance
ECNL - just another level in the soccer(sports) business. Why do it? The current leagues/training weren't enough? The lemming principle in full effect. Just another avenue for the "academies" to put their hands in your wallet. Is there a hard limit on the number of ECNL teams that are allowed? No.. so it will end up just another diluted level of soccer charging more fees for training. Rember when Jags was the big leager? Edp? Npl? Now Ecnl? How about GFYS!! With an accent people will probably things it's legit. Your daughters are 13 and your probably on the wrong side of 40, give it up...
8:01 please tell us why you obsessively continue to attack wildcats with your nonsensical posts.Are you really so bitter and miserable that you hate this team, coach , players to the degree that you must spend your time attacking a team you are not a part of.At least if we post we are taking about our own daughters team or comparing our team or teams results with another team we compete with . You don't seem to be a part of anything or any team because you never talk about your daughters team or "your team" only anything to attack wildcats.If that is true and you are only on here to stalk a team of 12 year old girls with no skin in the game then you are one sick person.Did your daughter get cut or benched by wildcats club or coach in the past? If so then dude it's youth sports and you are taking that way to personally.
I'm from Virginia but I have to agree with 8:42. Someone needs help and to drop his obsession.
I have no dog in this fight, but I think you'd see less attacks on Wildcats if there were less self-serving Wildcats posts. What do I mean by self-serving?We were in the hardest bracket. Other team needed a late goal just to tie us. It was only a consolation game. I just don't see this kind of stuff coming other parents. Maybe the Rage parents did this when they'd announce they lost because players were at TIP.
8:56 no sir.8:51 from virginia has it right.The majority of posts attacking wildcats are from 1 or 2 individuals with an obvious ax to gring and have nothing to do with results or anything other than a obvious blind hatred and obsession.Every game they win is "meaningless" every game they lose is telling and they are "done".Every time they are put into a top flight they will be "smoked, destroyed, I will eat my hat if they don't lose every game in that flight".then when they go thru the top flights(Spirit U12, spiritU13, WAGS Cup U13) unbeaten they are derided for "only ties vs those top teams and not winning every game".There are occasional posts from ajax or storm parents who can't abide their losses to wildcats but those are in the minority.Plus the inane, obsessive posts have been going on for 18 months, before the games vs either pda team.Not arguing you personally feel the way you do and that is fine, but that is not the explanation for the 1 or 2 sicko, over the top haters for this team out there. This team has come from off the radar and made themselves a player at this level over the past year.And that doesn't sit well with a couple of them.
8:56 is the same parent from ajax who occasionally attacks wildcats and play up ajax as better, but he is not the one with the obsession.
5:54 yes the winner of wildcats WAGS Cup bracket FC Virginia only scored 2 goals in their 4 games and they are an outstanding offensive team.That is just the way it is in the top brackets of top tournaments that draw the top teams from all over the country. The brackets that competitive.It has always been that way in WAGS Cup Flight brackets over the years.It is very hard to score on those very strong well organized teams.
They also seem obsessed with PDA.I can assure you wildcats, your team never comes up in conversation.Neither good nor bad.Nice win by the way!
agree much of the attacks on wildcats win over storm did not come from storm parents.Believe that was also from obsessive wildcat haters not affiliated with pda.
thanks.we all have plenty to worry about with our own teams, clubs and daughters to be bothered hating on and obsessing on another team.Life is too short and soon the girls will be grown and done with soccer.We should all try and fun some fun and enjoyment in the ride while it lasts.Leave the haters to their unhappy, bitter, miserable existence.
914...."This team has come from off the radar and made themselves a player at this level over the past year".Not true, you took over a very good, talented & athletic team that was always considered a top team in the area. It's not surprising at all to see how well Wildcats have been doing. Stop giving yourself so much credit.
OK, Now they were always a top team.A minute ago they had never won any game of substance.Wildcats can't win for losing.
Yes a top team that hasn't won anything.
Wildcats lost to Ajax 3-1 in a tournament this season.
I believe that gas been established already. Why is that being posted repeatedly?
8:56 last night nailed this thing dead on. The self serving pat on the back posts are what gets everyone annoyed with that team. Please self serve post when you win something to show your improvement. Everyone is competing at high level. Some programs will move to next level next year. Will that team be one of them? Let's wait and see. Can we please move on.
Every team on this blog posts self serving messages, you can't single them out.Just keeping it real.
8:56 When that comment was made, about girls being at TIP, the game was a scrimmage against WC predators and I believe NJ Crush. It was made because someone said Rage didn't look good. He had very weak players off the bench coming in who barely played in league games. I don't believe it was an excuse , I believe the person was just trying to say their starters weren't all there. Rage did not need to make excuses, I believe their results at basically all games showed their talent.
I disagree, 7:58. Look at, for example, October 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM. Not self-serving at all. Great post actually.Or compare say, October 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM with October 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM. Don't you see the difference?
Nitwit is back with a little NPL talk - sorry to take away the spotlight from the NJ WIldcats - seems like we circle back with this team every 3 for months for the same exact talk. Next up PDA thinks they own the world or MatchFit ECNL vs NPL who should be ECNL talk.VA person - can you give a little feedback on Virginia NPL?? I will do my best with New England NPL and Northeast NPL next. EDL has nothing new to update us with so any talk will just be a best guess.NYCSL NPL PreviewNYCSL GIRLS PDP EVENTDate: Friday October 17th 2014Date: Friday November 21, 2014GIRLS U13 NPL StandingsPTS (GP) - Team Name7 (3) New York Soccer Club NPL-016 (3) STA NPL-015 (4) Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-014 (2) NJ Crush FC NPL-014 (3) Intense Soccer Academy NPL-014 (3) Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-013 (3) Quickstrike FC NPL-010 (3) New York Rush NPL-01How NYCSL NPL teams did this past weekend:New York Soccer Club NPL-01TOPHAT 20 GOLD (GA) 0-3HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD) 3-3PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA) 2-1STA NPL-01FSA FC U13 GIRLS NPL 01 (CT) 2-0FSA FC U13 GIRLS PRE-ECNL 01 (CT) 1-0ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE) 0-1PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STORM (NJ) 0-0Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-01BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 BLUE (MD) 0-2MIAMI SPRINGS SOCCER MSVG 01G BLUE (FL) 1-1CUSA CREW JUNIORS 01 GOLD (OS) 1-0Quickstrike FC NPL-01CSU U13G ELITE (MA) 1-0CFC ARSENAL SKY (CT) 0-6SOUTH SHORE SELECT U13 ELITE (MA) 0-9New York Rush NPL-01ARLINGTON SA SAMBA WHITE (VA) 0-0MSC BLAZE GREEN (MD) 1-1ALBERTSON FURY 01 NPL (NYE) 1-1LMVSC PATRIOTS RED (VA) 1-4This week’s ScheduleNew York SC NPL-01 Intense SA NPL-01 NYSC with 3 will move 6 points ahead of ISA, while if ISA can get 3 they will tie NYSC for 1st. A very big game after a long league schedule layoff.NJ Crush FC NPL-01 NY Rush NPL-01NJ Crush should get 3 this week and combined with an ISA win will put NJ Crush in the drivers seat as they will force a 3 way at the top with a game in hand. I’m not giving NY Rush much of a chance in this game based on previous results.Quickstrike FC NPL-01 Massapequa SC NPL-01Massapequa with a win will also have 7 points and be on top of the table, problem is they have more games played than everyone. Quickstrike after winning 1st game hasn’t had the same luck, needs to turn things around quickly,
8:29, the fact is you can't complain about absences without taking into account the other team's absences, too. But no one ever does this. All teams have injuries have and absences.Why is it so hard to say, "you whipped us good that day. We'll do better next time"? Instead folks feel the need to make up excuses: Susie, our best player, was at TIP.Susie, our best player, was injured.Susie, our best player, was on the bench when you scored all your goals.
12:08 read post 7:59 PM.Its posts like that draw all the anti Wildcat rants. Don't see how you can lose 3-1 and claim to be better.
8:44 I don't know if this is a good thing for you but the Nitwit agrees with you.
" Don't see how you can lose 3-1 and claim to be better."This is typically where we'll see the Wildcat post claiming it was only a consolation game and players were out of position and besides the third goal was scored late while they were pushing for the tie.And we'll see, for like the fifth time on this board, that Wildcats tied Penn Legacy (who needed a late goal to tie Wildcats) and Penn Legacy beat Penn Fusion 5-1 and Penn Fusion beat Ajax 2-0 so this proves that Wildcats are better.But, hey, everyone posts self-serving stuff.
I don't - I post based on results only. While this is not the best - there can be no opinions. two teams played and one was better or they were the same on that date with the players that played. Very simple. The girls always play to win regardless of what we say.Every player that trains is part of the team if their parents pay a tuition from 1 to 25. It doesn't matter who plays if they are good enough for teams/clubs to take their money then they are part of that team regardless of who doesn't play or plays.
8:56Seriously, just stop already.
Does Rage have a U13 team? I saw here they lost a bunch of players. I thought they still had enough to field a team.
The below league is how league's should look out for their clubs/teams/players.They take money, but at least they give back and show a little love and it looks like they care about their league. http://www.norcalnpl.com/clubsite/?p=8036
Nothing is static in youth soccer. Teams are getting either better or worse every single season.A tremendous amount will depend on the coach of the program and at this age, it has a lot to do with the players coming into the program.This is why some programs have a tremendous advantage.The kids are just beginning to look like soccer players. Skills are being refined this year. Girls that were never physical before are beginning to initiate contact. Players that never communicated very well and were afraid to open their mouth are beginning to talk to one another. Goalies are beginning to take control of their space and direct the defense. The girls are beginning to understand the concepts of pressure cover and playing defense in groups Midfielders are beginning to understand their roles on the pitch.Teams like Matchfit, PDA, Wildcats, TSF, NYSC Copa will go through the same changes that every u13 team before them have gone through.The curriculum and what is stressed at the early ages will have a lot to do with who is successful from u10-u13. some will begin to prosper, while others fall backFor example: Some clubs start with technical skills and passing early on and although extremely important, the put the value of aggression on hold. The coaches do not go over set pieces, instead they spend their time trying to build a technical foundation. They demand their players to build from the back,and to go through the midfield NO MATTER WHAT. Some clubs stress the value of Set pieces, physicality and stepping to the ball early on. They may teach technical ball skills but building from the back and going through the middle is not part of their game day play.Early on, from u10-u13, assuming the athletes are of equal ability, the club that teaches aggression and set pieces are always going to be ahead of those clubs that demand the girls to work their way out of trouble. The possession club at the early ages can be nothing more than CHUM for the clubs that teach physical play. Sometimes it is brutal to watch a young technical team get slaughtered by those teams that are teaching their players the value of aggression.But somewhere around u13-u14 everything starts to change. pressure cover, stepping to ball, set pieces , initiating contact, tackling in groups and speaking to one another on the pitch begin to be demanded by the high level technical teams.The girls begin to level out in their aggression, And this is where everything changes.Don't be fooled by early success of early aggressive play curriculums. They are doing nothing more than taking advantage of a technical teams curriculum at a time when the girls just aren't good enough or physical enough to match the intensity.( it is an easy way for a club or business to show success and attract parents and dollars to their doors.In the next year, you will see a tremendous difference in those technical teams that start to initiate contact with those teams that were always considered aggressive. History always repeats itself.-Soccer Nut- If you haven't noticed this is
10:17- Interesting post, thanks.
8:45 I posted 7:59 and I can assure you I have no ties to the Wildcats. I was born in Portugal and learned English and played futbal there. How anyone could read my post and believe it to be self serving to the Wildcats is absurd. The one direct result at spirit does not out weigh months of results nor does it affect what I've been able to observe over time. Wildcats have their flaws but Ajax is a wildly inconsistent team trying to talk their way into a top 3 discussion. Just an opinion friend. Please don't lose any sleep over it. PAZ is the word.
Tough for Ajax to be consistent (or NJX for that matter) if their top player is being grabbed by the ECNL team.Play ECNL fulltime. Stop the shenanigans with the team jumping.
11:44 Sleeping like a baby thanks. Please excuse me, I was born in America therefore don't know "soccer" very well. Here, when a team beats another team soundly (3-1) I can consider the team with more goals better.
I LOVE post about keepers becoming more involved and directing games. The sweeper keeper proved that from Germany this past world cup.
12:35 try this- 1 result win or lose on one day does not trump body of work and head to head results vs each other and other top teams over a full year of competition.ajax lost more than they won vs wildcats and other teams who belong in top 4(mf, mf npl, storm).NONE of those 4 teams EVER lose games 4-0 5-0 or worse as ajax has done in the last year more than once.Continuing to harp on one win in a consolation game as indicative of both teams relative strength while throwing out all other recent results is not objective.Look for example how competitive wildcats were in WAGS Cup Flight last weekend ,then consider how Ajax was hammered ALL 3 GAMES at jeff cup a few months ago when they got their chance in a top flight of an elite tournament and outscored 10-1 vs a bracket that was not as strong as what wildcats faced at WAGS last week and went unbeaten and allowed only 1 PK goal..You deserve credit for your win over wildcats on sunday at spirit.Good game. Well done.You deserved the win that day.But that is 1 win in 5 games head to head over the last year and can not be looked at without considering the big picture and the whole body of work of Ajax and these other contending teams.
Can the old #2 post the result comparisons vs ranked teams again for nj top 4 and ajax over last full year.If I remember correctly Ajax was barely over 500 in wins vs losses vs top ten and below 500 vs out of state ranked teams at tournaments.also believe it showed very weak goals scored vs goals allowed totals compared to top 4 vs similar ranked competition.
Not relevant anymore. Teams this fall are much different.
12:57 & 1:13- Wildcat coach- WAKE UP, your still talking U12. Good teams improve through new additions and training.U12- Ajax wins your EDP fall leagueU12- Ajax in the 3rd bracket at PDA with you. They advance and with the finals.U13 (Which is what matters) Ajax 3-1 over Wildcats. If wins don't mean your better, than what does. Any team can claim to be better if final scores don't matter.
Are we talking about the Ajax team that PDA uses to lure the best kid from Rage and the best kid from SJEB and then sends them to help Storm NOT win a tournament while Ajax gets blanked in 2 games over the weekend including a 4-0 shellacking? That Ajax? Get over yourself pal. Your club exists to caddie the ECNL teams up North. How many South teams represent PDA in ECNL?
"Are we talking about the Ajax team that PDA uses to lure the best kid from Rage and the best kid from SJEB and then sends them to help Storm NOT win a tournament while Ajax gets blanked in 2 games over the weekend including a 4-0 shellacking? That Ajax? Get over yourself pal. Your club exists to caddie the ECNL teams up North. How many South teams represent PDA in ECNL?"Good move. After reading the last few posts, I'd change the subject, too.
Is that your idea of "no comment"? Truth hurts, huh?
Thats ECNL.One best kid there and one best kid there will be accepted into these programs.Those that think they still have a chance to cracks these clubs, your kids have to be better than the couple of NJX players going to Matchfit and/or the the Rage or SJEB kid. That is your competition.I'm just curious, is there a player on Wildcats better than these players?- And for those of you who think that you'll replace a current starter on one of these teams, its possible but only if your kid is at least as good as the new kids coming into the program. It will get even harder next year. And that folks is the ECNL!
Ajax your results have been wildly inconsistent over the last year compared to the other 4 teams above you.Your team has been beaten badly numerous times vs top teams and while you also have some significant wins it doesn't make up for your consistent inconsistency vs the top flight teams.You are cherry picking your positive results while ignoring your no show performances.Your jeff cup and spirit bracket play results in the only tournaments where you ever played all top level teams over a weekend speak for themselves.You were out of contention by the end of saturday in all 3 of those opportunities.You must compare your whole body of work vs that of the teams you claim to be better than.Again if #2 reposts the comparisons over the last year it is obvious you are a step behind the top 4 in your body of work. If things change this season than we can revisit your status but last weekends results show more of the same inconsistency.
I am not an Ajax or WC parent, but my daughter's team has played them both. Ajax is inconsistent, but from my view, both teams on their best day, Ajax is a notch above. Ajax has had big losses, but they also finished ahead of WC in 3 out of 4 recent events: Spirit, Fall EDP, and PDA tournament. WC are more consistent, but have not won anything. Question to ask is whose upside is better going forward?
Soccer Nut, interesting post on October 14, 2014 at 10:17 AM...Does this observation come from personal experience?
WC is World ClassUse a different abbrev. for Wildcats.
wildcats tied for 1st in bracket in spirit each of last 2 years without losing a game in bracket play both years.Ajax lost early and was out of contention to advance on saturday after bracket play both years.Wildcats lost shootout sunday morning for chance to advance to semi's this year right before consolation game vs ajax.Those are facts, your opinion is just that.
And a question related to 2:55's but more broadly applicable, which is the better way to improve a player: a system that gets consistent game results, or a system that has more variation?I never played the game so I have no personal insights, but my instincts tell me that, on first blush, consistency would be prized over variability.But does consistency imply a conservative approach? Does variability imply a more wide open free-wheeling approach?Or is there very little we can glean from a team's results. Is a team with variable results just whipping the bad teams and losing to the good ones? Is the consistent team just a team where all the good players play defense? Is the consistent team just a bad team with a shutdown keeper?
ajax has more lopsided shutout losses to ranked teams in the past year than I have fingers to count them.Wildcats have not even 1.
You are both good teams that can beat each other on any given day. Let's move on.
12:59 Thats why there are tiebreakers . Only one team can FINISH in first, and it was never you.PDA South will never be the ECN teamL. ALL ECNL teams will be in Zarepath that is understood. It is verbalized to EVERYBODY in public.Every team is a possible feeder team for ECNL. PDA South, PDA North, Crush and Wildcats all lost players to ECNL teams this year.These are facts
AJAX will find out now that their best girls will move to the Storm next year if not this year. It will be a a constant need for new talent.
"AJAX will find out now that their best girls will move to the Storm next year if not this year. It will be a a constant need for new talent."I think they know this, right?Should they feel bad about this?
No not bad but a fact. Happens every year to them and Dragons. So far they both have managed to improve every year.
Remember when the Wildcats boasted about getting Ajax 3 best players, than Ajax won their EDP division. All 3 players left the team within a year.
Which goes to my point earlier, it is almost impossible for the non ECNL teams to compete with ECNL teams over the next 5 years. Therefore the goal of the non ECNL teams is to be the best non ECNL team. This includes Wildcats, AJAX, NJX, Dragons, Crush , Boca or whoever. That is the goal.
@2:58. Yes. One girl playing d1. One girl in the middle and 1 girl just starting. I have made numerous mistakes. I have also been on inside of club management.
Where did the Ajax players, who left for Wildcats, end up?
2 are at NJCSA Galaxy
So this is their 4th team in a year.Something's up with that
Not necessarily a KNOCK on Wildcats that these three didnt stay on another year, is it?
For instance - Wildcats, re: the tying...At Jeff Cup - had you beaten, not tied, either Greater Binghamton (NYW) or Waza East (MI) you'd have been in the final.Instead you stand by "we had no losses in bracket at Jeff Cup"Calvert grabbed 5248 points that you had a shot at, had you - in theory - gone for it.
Hey, at least on one occasion a Wildcat outside defender has overlapped and reached the end line. If that's not going for it I don't know what is.
...and if they had just scored more goals than the other teams they would be champions of the free world.
I don’t think it’s fair to go back a year – some teams may have had turnover positive or negative. I will also not compare PDA Storm and MF ECNL – those teams are 1 & 2, don’t care what order.Going back to 8/1/2014PDA South (W6, T0, L3, GF24, GA6)W 1-0 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPLW 5-0 FC Bucks 01 NPLW 3-1 World Class FC 01 NPLL 1-2 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY GU13 ECNL (MA) W 6-0 NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE)L 0-2 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U13 ELITE (MA)W 3-1 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)L 2-0 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE) W 3-0 PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD)NJ Wildcats (W3, T5, L1, GF14, GA6)T 0-0 FC VIRGINIA PRE-ECNL 01 (VA)T 1-1 LAKE FOREST SA LFSA GU12 SELECT (IL) T 0-0 TRI-STATE FA TFA ELITE 01 (OS)W 2-0 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ) 2-0W 2-0 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS (PAE)W 6-0 RANDOLPH SC STORM (NJ)L 1-3 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX (NJ)T 1-1 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE) T 1-1 CES CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD) MF NPL (W6, T3, L1, GF28, GA5)T 0-0 PDA North 01 NPLW 4-0 Albertson SC 01 NPLW 4-0 Continental FC 01 NPLW 6-1 FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLW 5-0 Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPLW 5-0 FC Bucks 01 NPLT 1-1 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPLW 2-1 BAYSIDE FC BOLTS NPL RED 01/02 (RI)T 1-1 EACOAST UNITED ELITE - DR- 01/02 (NH)L 0-1 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS NORTH UNITED (MA)PDA North (W13, T1, L1, GF48, GA12)T 0-0 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL W 3-0 Continental FC 01 NPLW 5-0 Albertson SC 01 NPLW 4-3 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPLW 6-1 FC Bucks 01 NPLW 5-2 Boston Breakers Academy 01 NPL W 3-0 FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLW 4-3 World Class FC 01 NPLW 4-0 SDFC SAMBA (NJ)W 4-1 MONTEUIL CS MONTEUIL 2002F AA (CND)W 3-1 SPARTAN-KAISER (NJ)W 2-0 WEST ISLIP WILDCATS (NYE)L 0-1 WORLD CLASS FC '01 CHARLTON (NYE)W 2-0 WASHINGTON UNITED FEVER (NJ)W 3-0 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 W (NJ)STA NPL 01 (W10, T1, L4, GF26, GA13)W 2-0 FSA FC U13 GIRLS NPL 01 (CT)W 1-0 FSA FC U13 GIRLS PRE-ECNL 01 (CT)L 0-1 ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE)T 0-0 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STORM (NJ)L 0-2 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)W 3-0 MASSAPEQUA SOCCER CLUB NPL-01 (NYE)W 1-0 QUICKSTRIKE FC ELITE QUICKSTRIKE FC NPL-01 (NYE)W 3-2 HADDONFIELD SC LIGHTNING (NJ)W 2-0 JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH (NJ)L 0-2 CES CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)L 2-3 NEW YORK SC NEW YORK SOCCER CLUB NPL-01 (NYE) W 3-2 WORLD CLASS FC '01 CHARLTON (NYE)W 2-1 NJSA 04 GALAXY (NJ)W 5-0 PRIMO FC U/13 GIRLS (NYE)W 2-0 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK (NJ)
Why do people continue to beat up all NJ teams. Let's try and support all the teams. Nobody is perfect. No team or club will be able to compete against the ECNl clubs. That's ok. I'm fine with that. Top to bottom those clubs will have better teams. That's great. Good luck PDA and Matchfit. That's where it stops though. Any team can beat and be better than the NPL teams. So if that's what the 50 or so families wanted to hear I said it, no move on. Stop beating up girls who left. Who cares. Good luck to all the Nj teams.
Wildcats petitioning for term "Winning percentage" to be changed to" Non-losing percentage" so their ties can count for something.
Thanks for replying Soccer Nut. I also have a daughter at the U10 level. I don't know if I should have her play up to U12 on a second team to get a jump on learning positioning, etc.. or just hacve her work with someone on individual technical/footskills, 1 V. 1 , etc.. It's a tougher call than I thought.
are JAGS schedules posted online anywhere?
@4:59. it is never a matter of playing up for sake of playing up. The pace and athleticism of the game can vary significantly. Find the best on age program as possible. Try not to concentrate on brand of club rather pedigree of trainer. Playing up is not a recipe for eventual success. The coach and program on age will dictate success. There are coaches that teach this beautiful game in such a way that they encourage creativity and there are coaches that go right to passing I prefer the creativity to the robotic. Playing up is not just a matter of whether your daughter can handle it physically. Confidence and mental aspect is as important. Playing on age with a great program and coach can provide all aspects. You learn how to play the game with your team but you improve the most technically on your own. -Soccer Nut-
Also Be careful about learning 1 vs 1 skills as a solo participant with a hired trainer. Always better to learn in small groups so that your daughter is able to use skill at game speed. Being taught a skill and not perfecting it against an opponent is a waste of money. Perhaps here you can invite an older player-Soccer Nut-
You just can't let go, can you LOL Pathetic
5:32 good point. those who acquire the technical skill to move on to the higher levels at older ages will be the ones who work as many days as possible on their skills away from their team practices.2x per week has never been enough.Seek out challenging environments to hone your skills.
Wildcat coach should keep his mouth shut, stay off the blog, and worry about his own team. But he can't because its not about U13 soccer. Its about him. He comes on the blog to tell everybody what a wonderful job he is doing. He carries on a feud with ex manager, he goes back and forth with parents of former players, and he talks smack about former players. Puts a bulls eye on his team. Just stay off the blog and people will forget about you.
I nominate 946 for the BEST blog in 2014!
Stop attacking his team and he'll stay off.
@10:19Not responding would be the mature/professional way to handle it.I think my kids have already learned this lesson so I'll throw it out there for those who haven't.You don't need anyones validation but your own. You can't demand respect, it is earned. And the final part of this frequent talk is your more likely to get something if you stop asking for it.
It seems that you are not practicing what you preach, the posts from the last day or so seems to be from others and not the coach. That seems even more self serving then what he is doing. It makes you no better and frankly hypocritical . If you let it go, so will he. Let's ALL grow up.
Doesnt Wildcats have a Cup game this weekend?Maybe the talk should be about the game of importance upon them, rather than where they rank.Bad time of year to not take opponents seriously.
Any thoughts on TSF vs Manalapan?Manalapan is NJCSA Elite, correct?
PA UpdatePart 1Unfortunately I was unable to attend any U13 soccer games this past weekend (was watching my U9 instead), so a lot of the stuff below is hearsay from some friends who did watch the U13s.Discovery CupPenn LegacyAs predicted by a few folks on this blog, PL won the top group, beating a good Florida team in the final. They also continue to roll through PAGS, remaining undefeated and are a shoe-in for the playoffs.This is a big and physical team with some very skilled players. They are not fun to play against. Parents will chirp at opposing teams' players, and this team does not back down from contact. Injuries they have caused this fall that I know of: Penn Fusion's lead scorer (knee injury), Ukrainians lead scorer and best player (concussion during PAGS season), and a top Ukrainian defender (concussion during Discovery Cup).I paint a bleak picture, but I cannot honestly say I've seen any dirty play from PL in the one half of their soccer I was able to observe this fall. They are intense and tough, but the few kids I know from the team are quite nice. However, I do wish there was a way to curb some of the parental behavior. It really detracts from the accomplishments of the players.1776Discovery Cup final should have been 1776 against PL, but 1776 choked against another PA team, HMMS. 1776 also lost 2-1 recently to PA Classics. 1776 ran into some match up problems against HMMS's speedy striker and let a couple goals in. Per usual, HMMS played very stingy defense. Had 1776 won, they would have faced the unenviable task of playing Legacy three times over the course of six weeks (Dicovery, PAGS regular season, PAGS playoffs). So maybe they dodged a bullet here.I expect 1776 to grab the 3 or 4 seed in the PAGS playoffs. Aside from the showdown with Legacy on Oct 25, 1776 will also play Match Fit NPL at Bethesda, if the current flights hold up. Should be a good barometer of PA vs NJ.UkrainiansThis has very much turned into a transition year for the current PA state champs. With a W-L-D of 1-4-0 in PAGS, this has been a very bad season for them. Recent losses include 1-3 and 1-5 against PL, and 0-5 against 1776.This team had a lot of turnover before this season, but the expectation was that the new additions would be better than the players that left. Some speculate that the shift to the bigger 11v11 field has neutralized the ability of their best player to dominate like she did when playing 8v8.Seems like the blog has adopted a character limit. More coming in Part 2.-PA Guy
Part 2WAGSPenn FusionAs the only PA team in the top bracket at WAGS, PF's 0-2-1 record with 1 GF and 4 GA is a disappointment. Results for this team continue to be uneven with bad results such as 0-0 tie with BRYC, 0-2 loss to Tennessee, 2-3 loss to Albertson, and 1-5 loss to Legacy in the recent past. Good results include 1-0 win against East Meadow pre-ECNL and 2-1 win against Match Fit pre-ECNL. They also tied Boston 1-1 back at Delco with largely the same roster (only added players, cut none).Word from WAGS was they didn't have much problem possessing and maintaining possession, but there was definitely an issue in creating scoring chances in the last third, and it is something the team will need to address quickly. Their schedule does not give them any cupcakes against which they can work through their issues: Boston, Stars, CT FC, and FSA to finish up their ECNL schedule; and then they get Virginia FC, Wildcats, and Maryland FC at Bethesda. PF against Wildcats yet another good PA vs. NJ clash.PA ClassicsI must admit I underestimated this team, which I believe is made up primarily of players cut from Legacy. But they have a good chance of getting through PAGS undefeated, and they seem to be a team that rises up and knows how to win. Like many Lancaster/central PA teams (an unlike their delicate sisters in the greater Philadelphia area), Classics are physical and love contact. High fives all around for a player who gets a yellow card.PAGS playoffs and possible games against 1776 and Legacy loom. They'll also face Crush in the third division at Bethesda. I do not know if they played in a tournament this past weekend.-PA Guy
Where did you get the Bethesda matchups? I had seen a different bracket earlierThanks
Girls U13 PotomacBlue CINCINNATI UNITED CUP GOLD (OS)MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC PRE ECNL (NJ)GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 SELECT (NYW)BRYC 01 ELITE (VA) Green FC VIRGINIA PRE-ECNL 01 (VA)PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 ECNL (MD) ChesapeakeBlue EMPIRE REVOLUTION ROCHESTER 01/02 (U12) (NYW)BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 BLUE (MD)HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (PAE) Green NEFC ELITE U13 GIRLS (MA)MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTH EAST NPL (NJ)WNY FLASH ACADEMY 2014 FLASH ACADEMY GU12 (NYW)1776 UNITED XTREMES (PAE) PatriotBlue VICTORY EXPRESS SC VICTORY EXPRESS PLATINUM (PAW)NJCSA GALAXY (NJ)RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 RED (MD) GreenPA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE)NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI (NJ)FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)ISA 01 NPL (NYE) LibertyBlue YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)FC STARS OF MASS NPL (MA)CONTINENTAL FC DELCO ECNL '01 (MASUHR) (PAE) GreenSOUTH CENTRAL PA SCPASA 01 LADY LIONS (PAE)PHWM SC PUMAS (MD)PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD)MCLEAN YOUTH SOCCER U13 PRE-ECNL (VA) FreedomBlue LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED (VA)MONTGOMERY BLAZE WHITE (MD)GPS-MA NPL (MA)MANHATTAN SC G01 PRIDE (NYE) GreenX-TREME SELECT SC X-TREME '01/02 SELECT - BLACK (ON)DC STODDERT BLUE METROS 01 (VA)STARZ '01 (MD)FC UNITED U13G ACADEMY (IL) AtlanticBlue BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE (PAW)MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK NORTH (NJ)BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 WHITE (MD)CONTINENTAL FC BARCA '01F NPL (LAZARES) (PAE) Green THUNDER SC FURIA ROJA (MD)CLEVELAND UNITED SC CLEVELAND UNITED WHITE (ON)PA CREW U13G WHITE (PAW)MASSAPEQUA LIL' ROWDIES (NYE)
Very balanced top bracket at bethesda(potomoc flight).Based on recent results and WAGS Cup the favorites are Cinncinati and FC Virg to make finals.
Five four nine With all due respect I'm not practicing anything and I'm certainly not hypocritical. I don't post, I read, but when someone tries to denigrade specific kids who don't even know this blog exists let alone read it, I'm going to weigh in. A line has been breached in order to try and save face. Ten four three is 100% correct! A professional coach should act as such, not get on a blog and exchange insults. There are always going to be disgruntled parents including in your own camp talking smack on an anonymous blog. The coach knows full well this has zero impact on his team. MAYBE he worries about how what's said on this blog will affect his training business. In any case, be a professional and stay off the blog. PDA takes more heat from more people on this blog than anyone, yet I have never seen a post from any club official trumpeting their accomplishments, calling out parents, or knocking players. This has become ridiculous and as long as the coach keeps posting he'll continue to be the object the ridicule.
I agree with you 100%, 11:22.
This is an anonymous forum, palAny accusation that a coach is on the blog as a poster is strictly dangerous speculation.Regardless of what you feel, you should refrain from such accusations in the future.
I think it was established long ago that it was the coach posting, 11:27.And I'm not really sure you know what the words "pal" and "dangerous" mean.
Nothing of the sort has been established.Be gone now, juvenile.
One one two seven You are joking right? Speculation? The coach has signed his name to some of his posts. In fact, I believe you are him. "Dangerous"? Now you are resorting to threats? You know what's dangerous? Talking smack about someone's 12 year old on a blog when you are supposed to be a role model. Just stay off the blog. How does your club tolerate this behavior?
I am 11:27 and 12:03 and I am not the Wildcats coach.Like I said - dangerously speculated.Talk soccer and you'll be Ok here.
10:43 is right.the fact that your team is now top flighted in every major tournament(WAGS Cup, now Bethesda,etc) means that you have earned the respect of those whose opinions mater and carry weight.Guaranteed most of the attacks are from parents or coaches who are frustrated that their daughters teams are not where your team is.
And the more your team rises, the more the attacks will continue.
I just can't believe that people are not letting this die out. The persistence of the negative posts are juvenile.Let's get back to future happenings and not past happenings.
And the desperate hatred and obsession of the attacks are so transparent .Move on and get a life.
@12:13Just talk soccer here is the point. Crazy cat coach is the reason for the scorn as he is the leader of the group. And a blind person can pick out his posts just by the verbiage and writing style including attacking kids. Take your own advice and move on.
The more you rise, the more desperate the attacks.Especially when it's a team outside theestablished big 2 clubs.
12:34 it's your verbiage that is so easily recognizable with your redundant posts.We can hear the panting of your hot breathe as you loudly peck out your desperate attacks.
It's the Manalapan Dynamite guy again.Ex-manager of wildcats who left 18 months ago and still can't let go.He is with NJCSA Elite/Manalapan entity now. He is on a daily mission on the blog to try and stop wildcats rise.It's become a life mission(obsession) of sorts for him.
yes, the wildcats parents all recognize his posts and crack up at how he is still obsessed with our team almost 2 years later.
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