NEFC IS in top flight, as is NYSCThe 2 are each "top"
5:40To think you can ascertain "best" on an elite team is sillyLet the coach coachIf your daughter is miserable, cant get her head around playing a very important position ("D") for a top team, then go. But be forewarned - grass is often not so green elsewhere(By all means dont leave because YOU like to see her score goals)
Playing D can, in the end, make her a better striker. To think she "loses a year" of striker development is incorrect.
5:45I ask you to assume that she is the best. This is a certainty.But she is also a good defender.I also said you can reverse the example because i have nothing against defense.If a qualified defender comes in she will be put back in her natural position.The point i am trying to make is when does the development of your daughter to her highest potential in her natural position take precedents over the team dynamic.And this is not about scoring goals.
Agreed. I'd be more concerned if my daughter was playing only one position at this age.
5:48Assume it may be her position well into highschool
Sorry but if your daughter is the best striker on the team why wouldn't the coach place here there. If he placed her on defense for better of the team than it's about winning. Yes there is nothing wrong with playing defense but if the 2nd striker never sees defense then how is she going to develop as a player. Technically if is one of the better players on the team placing her at defensive Mid-Fielder would suffice her more as she can go on the attacking end when needed if the team is down and needs a goal. Ultimately a well rounded players will always surely come out on top.
"If he placed her on defense for better of the team than it's about winning."Bingo!How many clubs do you think are concerned about individual development first- Not many! Isn't it always about winning on the elite level.Do you think the club is in the business about the development of each talent to where they are perfectly suited.? Of course notOr are they interested in the development of a player only within the context of their team to what they might need to help them win a game.
So in this case I would leave and find another team and let the coach fill the hole in their defense with another player and find a place where she goes back to playing her natural position.I
Its about your daughter if she is happy leave it alone if not then time to move.
Sounds like a kid with seven jerseys in her closet by U14.Too funnyYeah, Mom - you want her to score goals - just admit itDo what you wish - just stay far away from my daughter's club, thanks.
Why did you even ask the question if you were going to rebutt anyone giving the opposite opinion?
7:05Can you do a little better than that please.Assume they asked your daughter to play goalie because she is the best goalie on the team but her best position for her own development would be as an outside defender.Can you come up with a different answer now . Would you have her stay on the team to play goalie?Or if you leave, Are you are just a person with a number of jerseys in your closet?I am just looking for some answers with some depth and knowledge. 7:06 I am just looking for some honest discourse. Nothing more.
3:50 They will definately be good but it's early. They need time to mesh a bit. Doubtful that Spirit will be "cakewalk." Their coach certainly is top notch. I have no doubt they'll be a force with a little time.
if you are paying money that goes to a coach - let them develop or move on.They are the best at this position said the parent :)However, the pro sees her as something else and ask another pro and they will say something else. That my friend is a good player let the coach develop and let her learn without your 2 cents - in other words don't get in the way or coach her yourself.
7;34Thank you.That was good answer.It seems you have to trust that the coach has your daughters best interest in mind.I guess it also assume that the coach knows what he is doing and has got daughters best interest in mind.Do you know a lot of coaches like that?Paid or not?
7:47 I have the opposite of your situation and thought maybe I'm making a mistake. My daughter has been a striker and scores a lot of goals with a very good team. She is very good at what she does. Am I wrong for asking the coach to move her to the defensive side of the field in order develop at more than one position. Should I just let the coach do what he feels is best? I don't want to be the viewed as the helicopter parent, but I would like my daughter to know how defend also.
I have a problem, my daughter juggles in the driveway everyday
To assume that All parents can't recognize what is best for their child is as bad as assuming that paid coaches have the best interest of your daughter in mind, simply because you pay them- And you should just sit back and let it happen. If you are knowledgeable about the game, analyze everything a coach does with your daughter and if you are not satisfied with her training or her playing only one position during these formative years. Look for another team. But the key is , you must get knowledgable about the game first and that does not necessarily mean you have had to have played the game. It just means you have studied and you know enough to question and to get specific answers .9:10 unfortunately if your daughter plays for an elite u14 team, she will get little consideration in trying to develop her in another position But certainly try- Just know when she makes a mistake questions will come from all sides asking if this is the right time to develop a strikers defensive skills. But it doesn't hurt to ask.7:47 As someone said previously if they are indeed playing your daughter in only one position and not multiple positions (her best and the position to help the team) and if you truly know that-that it is not your daughter's best position for development then I am sure ,if she is that good, she can walk down to another elite team and they would pick her up in a nano second. Especially, if she is not a team hopper. Different families have different objectives . If your daughter wants to be striker then let her go be a striker. if the coach needs her to fill in then help the team but if it's a semi permanent thing then find another team. If she's that good., the next coach will be the final arbitrator in determining if your daughter belongs in that spot or not. Hell if she's that good, he will already know who she is.! Soccer Nut
10:04 I wish I could get my daughter to juggle in the driveway everyday. Congrats on a daughter that works at her craft on her own. Good answer as always Soccer Nut, and as usual you hit all the possibilities on the nose. But its always a tough decision to change something that works well, especially when your daughter is feeling good about herself while doing it. So many coaches and experts (at least on this board) say that players need to learn more than one position to learn more about the game. But is there really any age where we can honestly say "that's where she needs to be playing at"? Defensive footwork requires repetition and hard work (and good coaching), just being fast isn't good enough at higher levels. 10:04 Really good job on the juggling, does she dribble around the trees also?
Some EDP changes - with their champions league format some quality games for sure this Fall. D1 North 1 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)2 JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 01/02G NPL (NJ)3 JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH (NJ)4 NJCSA ELITE (NJ)5 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ)6 BEACHSIDE SC CT BEACHSIDE (CT)7 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02 (NYE)8 HBC SPARK (NYE) D1 Central 1 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)2 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)3 REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)4 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE (NJ)5 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS (PAE)6 PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)7 SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)8 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL (NJ) D1 South 1 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)2 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)3 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)4 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)5 MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)6 PIPELINE BLACK (MD)7 CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)8 BETHESDA STORM 01 (USA)9 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE)
D2 North 1 PERFECT TOUCH SA GIRLS 01-02 (NYE)2 THISTLE COMETS (NJ)3 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT)4 STA MORRIS UNITED 01 (NJ)5 NIRVANA FC (NYE)6 SDFC SAMBA (NJ)7 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY TEMPEST (NJ)8 SABA BROOKLYN CITY (NYE)9 LAGRANGE RAGE (NYE) D2 Central 1 STATEN ISLAND UNITED HOTSHOTS (NYE)2 WALL SC WAVE (NJ)3 OCEAN TOWNSHIP UNITED SA HURRICANES (NJ)4 WYOMING VALLEY SC'01GIRLS (PAE)5 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)6 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI (NJ)7 MERCER FC SPURS (NJ)8 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS GREY (NJ)9 FREEHOLD SL FREEDOM (NJ) D2 South 1 HFC READY '01 (PAE)2 WASHINGTON UNITED FEVER '02 (NJ)3 ALLIANCE SC ARSENAL (MD)4 SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)5 SAC PREMIER WHITE (MD)6 PIPELINE SC RED (MD)7 PHWM SC PUMAS (MD)8 LTSC STRIKERS 01/02 (PURPLE) (MD)9 HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)10 SEVP BLACK THUNDER (MD)
South is competitive. Central has a few strong teams. North is competitive but not strong.
Hey Adminsitrator, time for a new picture for U-14. These girls (and a boy) in the picture look 12.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how much PF has improved, and how much their starting lineup changes from last year. They gained six players of starter quality (3 from PL, 1 from HMMS, 1 from LVU, and 1 from PF who had been playing ECNL a year up).So the bench has definitely improved. And I think a lot of the new players play forward and in the midfield, so PF should score a lot more this year. It'll be fun to watch. I think they win Spirit in a cakewalk."I'll disagree. Two years ago, PF did well with a skilled CM and striker combo. The problem is, nothing else was developed around them. Last year, teams focused on these two and the goals dried up. If those six new players are being coached to get the ball to these two, then I don't see things changing. Just more frustration and concern. It's easy to look great against bad teams where everyone contributes, but your team is ultimately defined by how well they handle adversity.On the flip side, the CFC team last year was dreadful. But, they were coached the right way, they played the right way, took their lumps, and tied PF in their last league game. They've added some players, so it should be interesting to watch.PF has the talent advantage, but CFC might have the better team chemistry. The glory might be at PF, but for development purposes, CFC might be the better choice. I have no idea on what's happening to FC Bucks, but it's not good for the U14 and U13 teams.
1776 cracks D1. Didn't seem right to have them in the leftover divisions.
Watch PDA added some studs. And some kids coming back from injuries.
9:03Please. Stick to a topic you actually know something about.
Sounds like 9:03 knows exactly what he's talking about.
All this PA talk is driving me insane. LOLAgain PA is diluted in talent across to many ECNL clubs so close together, plus very strong clubs like Penn Legacy, HMMS, YMS, and PA Classics. Now I understand what PDA does and denies bids for ECNL in NJ as they and Matchfit are the only entities in NJ and draw the best talent. Same down south in the Bethesda area keeping this secluded helps draw the best of the best together.
As Storm adds more MF players.
"Same down south in the Bethesda area keeping this secluded helps draw the best of the best together."Clueless. The Bethesda ECNL team practices less than 15 miles away from the fields where the McLean ECNL team practices. Depending on traffic, Bethesda is about an hour away from where FCV practices. There are players in Maryland who drive to McLean and FCV, and there are players in Virginia who drive to Bethesda. Bethesda does not have a monopoly on the talent in the DMV area, which is why they're fighting it out with McLean for third place among the DC area ECNL teams. And that doesn't take into account that there are several other clubs equal or better in stature than the ECNL clubs in the DC area (e.g., BRYC, Loudoun and PWSI).
Don't know if 9:03 knows what they are talking about, but looking up PF in GotSoccer shows that they just had a cupcake tournament in which they scored 18 goals in 4 games. In their previous 15 tournament games (not counting pre-ECNL games), they had scored just 12 goals.On the other hand, there does not appear to be much strength in this years Spirit U14 top flight.
I would discuss with your coach that you and your daughter are not happy just playing defense and tell him you want her to play striker half the time. If he says no that will make your decision that much easier to move your daughter. I have experienced this first hand with my daughter. If she plays defense full season she will regress at Stryker and she will never be totally happy as a defender. Nothing wrong with being a defender but nothing wrong with retaining the skills she has learned over the last 7 years. Bottom line do what makes you and your daughter happy not the coach
Storm added MF National Team player for Fall 2015 season along with some other strong MF players
Surprising that the MFA kid went to PDA. Sounds like everything that's wrong with youth soccer. I'd understand it if the kid lived in Morris county. Having said that, I have no information and maybe they had a good reason.
Why wouldnt she go to PDA? If we lived close enough to PDA my kid would have gone there at least to try out.
Match Fit is known for having very strong teams on the boys side, is it not the same for the girls? I am a PA parent and was wondering why players would switch (and I'm not discounting how good PDA is)? My son plays against Match Fit teams and they are always excellent teams. I do not know the NJ girls soccer landscape, so please fill me in.PL parent
It starts and ends with the coaching. The coach of the PDA u14 team is the head coach for Rutgers. So if your daughter is a top player why wouldn't you go. Next 4 years will be significant for these girls. Add in the Pda brand and you pretty much hit the jackpot.
#10 is not a team player, and a ball hog, and will be quickly disliked by the other girls, which at u14 stills occurs. She is also too small to muscle her way through a defender, she needs to be team oriented, and not they to do everything herself...
Anyone know if there's going to be a Region 1 Champions League this fall? They have the application up but it's not clear they got enough interest to do it.
11:11, they have better teams on the Girls side. 25 D1 scholarships off this years U18s, include 2 to UNC, Stanford, Virginia.....Kids go to MFA from PDA as well. MFA generally never is willing to put a kid above the club/team, and that does not work for everyone.
Our team was told at tryouts that we would be doing region 1 again. But that might have changed since our team is in EDP. Haven't heard anything about it either.
10:29 thanks for the VA update - I love it NJ, NY, PA and VA inside info.
We'll have a good feel for how the best teams are in the DC metro area stack up after Labor Day, as seven of the eight teams battling for second place behind FCV are playing in the Olney tournament. Bethesda, BRYC, Frederick, Loudoun, McLean, MdUnited and PWSI will all be there. Only FCV's B team is missing from the contenders.
11:27PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PERSONAL ATTACKS ON SPECIFIC PLAYERS ON THISBOARD! You must be quite the bully parent to do so.
Made a mistake. No PWSI at Olney. Doesn't really matter as they lost enough players that they're not in contention anymore.
Pack your bagsECNL Phoenix Friday, Nov 13-15East Meadow SCFC VirginiaECNL Texas, Saturday, Feb 13-15ECNL San Diego, Friday, April 1-3 Boston Breakers AcademyPDAPennFusionU14 Showcase Grand Park, Oct 10-11, 2015U14 Showcase Greer, AlbertsonEast MeadowFC VirginiaPenn Fusion
12:34 I'll make sure to add in my stupid score updates.2015 OBGC Capital Cup Labor Day Tournament
So we have the MD and MA events that weekend, anything else that's a major?
11:27amDo not know who you are referring to by giving a number but don't be specifying players on here.
Match Fit (GFA) kid leaves after walking all over the MF organization, playing on multiple teams, wherever dad pleased.Nice loyaltyNo doubt pushing already to be rostered with Splash
If the kid is that good let it be father just wants to give his daughter every possible angle to succeed. PDA or MF.
Thanks 1:17, great recap.
Can't pull that stuff at PDA, 1:17. Club over the player.
Yes she will have to find her place.PDA has a way of taking the best players and making them play together as a team. Especially MO. She will be a good addition but will have to break a lot of bad habits . The team dynamic is especially high on this team and no player is above it.. All the players know this no matter how good they are. And there are some very high quality players on this team.Seems many good players sit the bench trying to figure this out. But once they get it. they thrive.
No player is "catered to" at PDA. They don't have to.
214 I disagree, U16 PDA cater to a player. So do many other PDA teams as they are play on free scholars to prevent them from leaving. It's a business fellas
2:14 keep believing that! Their will be many unhappy girls and parents.
As long as they have the Lemming parents on the B C abnd D Teams willing to play full boat they will continue to use scholarships to recruit for the ECNL Team.
304 You are on the money$ LOL
Just curious. what team is better than the Dragon team.. where would you like her to go for the upgrade in play
Reported on this site that MFA lost two of their best u-14 players from the ECNL team... Did others go as well? I doubt they left for the club - my guess is that they left for training and development. These losses have got to have MFA reeling a bit. PDA definitely gets some of MFA's best - Has MFA ever gotten one of PDA's best?
3:38- Never. MF has gotten players that moved from PDA B team to MF A team. Have gotten players who were not being rostered on PDA teams as well.Every time PDA gets a great MF player it benefits the whole club.1. Storm gets talented players and more depth2. PDA North and South don't have to play against those players in league games and finals.I heard MF new game jerseys are the same color as PDA blue jerseys, is that true?
Neither of the MF players that left played much, if at all, on U-13 last year. National player played wherever she wanted (U14, U16, etc), and other player played up on U-14 team the whole year, or most of it. So as far as the team "reeling", I'm not sure you can miss what you never had to begin with. Good luck to these young ladies, great soccer players.
3:44, hahaha, and MFA spelled backwards in Latin is PDA, hahaha, hilarious!
There is a great Youtube clip of her scoring a goal against PDA for the u13 team, so she played some.
MF ECNL needed some spots anyway - for the NJX crewU14 MF ECNL will be plenty goodWould hope to see game between PDA and MF where all players are available and actually play
Didn't the both play against PDA NPL North team in the NE NPL finals?
Yes both played vs PDA Dragons, well they did nothing in this game.
10:03 You consider clubs like PL a "very strong club"? Does PL even have more than one good team in that entire club, on either side? Takes a lot more than 1 team to make for a "very strong club". PAC is definitely stronger with better coaching but it's really the boys side that makes that club anything.
For the poster that asked about the Connecticut Oakwood Team and for others interested in predictions about the teams from the small state to the north that historically has lagged behind its I95 brethren. This is the first year that CFC (Connecticut) decided to unify its branch teams (West, Arsenal, Sound, Wolves etc) at U14 into its pyramid or "United" ECNL and NPL teams. In theory, the combined CFC United ECNL team should be the best CT team at this age. FSA's ECNL team is on paper the second best team although some might argue that CFC United's NPL Team might be just as strong or stronger (since West and Arsenal were both individually strong sides). Oakwood probably is slotted as the next best team. They took a few lumps last fall when they first transitioned to 11v11 but had a good year in the NorthEast NPL falling just short against NEFC. Biggest issue for them has been a lack of a goalie. FSA NPL, Beachside, and South Central may be slightly below Oakwood but on any given day they can probably each beat the other. Beachside may have picked up a player or two as they added at least one Yankee player in the end of the Spring. Several CFC Branch teams that were able to reconstitute after the United team selections could end up being dark horses as well (Arsenal picked up some strong Sound players) and Wolves were pretty deep to begin with. Yankee which lost few kids in the Spring may have also benefited from the United tryouts with some solid players looking for new homes. Southeast which hails from the RI corner of the state and has little competition will remain consistently feisty and physical. Having said all this, the big uncertainty for all the Connecticut teams in the fall is the number of high school players they have on their rosters. Since the Connecticut state high school rules prohibit kids from playing club until the high school season is completed. As a result the fall u14 season can be very misleading about the relative strengths of these teams.
WowThanks for that excellent Connecticut summaryHave a great season.
You are correct 9:53. Unfortunately with both PL and PA Classics within three miles of each other (even Penn United is close by), it is almost impossible for one club to dominate the scene. Basically over the years PL has always had the moniker of being of "girls club and Classics being stronger with their boys teams (especially with their Academy teams). I think its simply a case of PL putting their stronger coaches with their girls teams. There was almost a merger between the two clubs three years ago, but stronger egos prevailed.
I did want to include that the current U14 classics team had a very good coach, but I believe that coach has moved on.
But even on the girls side PL as a club is unimpressive. A merger does seem in the best interest for that area.
Gee I think one of those MFA to PDA girls is the one with 7 different jerseys in the closet. Whenever Slick leaves somewhere, it looks like the aftermath of a tornado.
I knew we also had CT in the house - it took a while. I like it PA, VA and now some CT talk- sorry but the NJ talk always turns creepy to many stalkers.
Is Slick from South Jersey?
Curious about the CT high school rules. Does that mean ANY high schooler can't play club play until the HS season is over, or just those that choose to play HS soccer? In other words, is the rule set up to "force" HS players to play on their HS team since they can't play anywhere else anyway, or does it force the players to chose either HS or club during the HS season? If my freshman daughter doesn't make the varsity team so decides HS soccer isn't worth it, does she still have the option in CT to just play for her club during the HS season?
Just follow the carnage he leaves behind.
Think last year at U13 CT teams didn't start playing league games until mid October? Those girls would not have been in HS yet.
Congrats 11:01, you win.Come claim your prize as the stupidest comment ever, perhaps of all time.
As to be expected, MF has one of it's teams now as the catch basin for the discarded players from their other teams including NJX all lumped together on one team. The GS page shows 25 players names.Is this really the best place for a player who could not make either of MF's better teams? Shouldn't these players go back to their local teams where maybe there is a roster of 15 and where they have a steady role as a feature player?
re: 25 playersThey have just 8 or 9 listed on one of the other teamsSome players will likely shift between teams, as is becoming more commonplaceI am curious who will show up in the NPL division
I care about all the states from region 1 and am also curious about CT HS rule.
To 9:19. CT HS Rule only applies to kids playing high school soccer. IMO, very few kids in CT forego the HS experience. It does also cover kids that only play for the freshman or jv teams and lasts as long as the varsity team is still in post season play even if your daughter is not on the post season roster. It covers practices and games so you cannot practice with your club. The rule does not cover prep school teams but some of those coaches forbid their kids from playing club until the end of the season. Regarding the fall U13 season, that was probably just the pre-ecnl teams that started up late for league games. They did play some non league games in state and did have practices. In theory, the rule was designed to protect kids from overuse and it certainly has its detractors however it is unlikely to change any time soon. So fall U14 can be mixed and 15 and older is non-existent until mid to late October.
12:40 you are missing the point of a troll!! they could careless about what you say or what I say. Just ignore the post :)
The MFA Got Soccer Rosters have not been updated and many show last years teams plus this years additions. I think Rosters become unfrozen soon and maybe they get cleaned up then. They do have accurate rosters on their ECNL page for most of the teams. Your premise is wrong. The kids who play on the two NPL teams largely live in Northern NJ and this is a great option for them. For the NENPL many kids get to continue with the coach they have had, which is great. People can bash all they want, it's for the most part a very good club.
At U14 if you have not made the top academy team and within that top team if you are not getting 65% of the match minutes then you should find another team. You will have more fun; you will play more and you will have a greater chance to impact the game. If you were on NJX and now are on a team of combined cast-offs you are being played like a fool. The NJX players who made the top team should be fine. It will be interesting to see how they react having left a model that stressed low roster sizes and now are on teams with big rosters and with ever changing game day attendees. These players knew going into this what the deal is so it will be interesting to see who is still standing from NJX after 1 year. Good bet that parents will get antsy if their kid is not playing a lot.For the cast-offs...Either your kid is not good enough so says the academy or they are but are not getting a fair shot. In either case, do the right thing for your kid. Find a team where YOUR kid is highly valued with match minutes and coach confidence. You've already likely spent too many years watching someone else's kid get that opportunity.OR....keep paying the machine.
Great point, try:World ClassCrushSTAAll solid teams, please no comedians.
The Northeast NPL team will be as good or better than STA and the NJ Crush and they play in a better league. Those teams play in the same league as the MFA 3rd team at this age. Being on the ECNL team is not the end all, be all. Of course 99% of you know that as your kids are in the same boat. In NJ, the next best option to the ECNL is the NENPL. Many of these kids have a 15 minute drive or less to practice, there is something to be said for that. They are winning! Great club, great league, great soccer quality of life. Forget about practice, they aren't playing 60 games this year in search of Got Soccer relevance.
3:19 so you are saying the black team will have players from ECNL team that were replaced by NJX players? Okay then I buy into they will be as good or better.From this board - PDA parents are selling Ajax and Dragons, MF parents are selling MF NE NPL, we read today the CFC will be just fine on the NPL side as they will be equal to or greater than the FSA ECNL team, the PF parents have also been pumping up PF NPL. Okay that's 5 out 13 teams or* games this fall and 8 games this spring that should be a walk in the park. Where will the other challenge come from? FC Bucks, CFC Delco, Albertson, East Meadow, World Class, FSA, Boston or Stars?So you are saying it's better to play 16 games vs the teams I just listed and then get smoked at the finals by a NEFC like the PDA team did this year.I'm not going to give you pros or cons - but as you said yourself MF 3rd team playing with STA and Crush, so why are they looking for GS relevance if they are looking to get quality games? Don't follow that comment?Are you saying teams that play in weaker leagues and play in more tournaments to makeup for that are GS chasers? it reads that way. So what are these teams to do? They can't join ECNL or NENPL as they are for ECNL clubs only? and if they play in tournaments to get more quality games that you say they need because they play in a weak league they are now GS point chasers looking for GS relevance.You guys have everything covered for the 1%. I hope the best for your kid's team except of course when they play my kid's team if they ever do and from the sounds of it they won't.Long Live GS!!
Amazing on this blog, can we talk spirits, NJ teams? Wildcats best chance for NJ in top? Or Ajax, never played Ajax, we played shore and storm, not sure how they measure up. Can Medford/Real prove how good they really are? With a great vocal keeper they have a decent chance, how is that SJEB team? The barons were beat in league play this spring, but not sure if this is better team or what? Third flight - boca or NJCSA? Boca did beat NJCSA in state cup semi, however that NJCSA team is good with that one striker they have, otherwise don't know the team much? I think with so many out of state teams, so little NJ, it would be nice to see NJ somewhere in finals at least in these top 3. Pointless to go through other 4 brackets. don't have the time.
MF Black team was a solid team last year. Team won EDP North. Added players from Pre ECNL, plus players from other clubs along with existing players from Black team. This team will surprise many teams
Latest Vegas odds for Spirit CupPenn Fusion 4-1South Shore 4-1Penn Legacy 8-11776 10-1Calvert Crew 10-1PDA 10-1NJ Wildcats 15-1Boston Breakers 15-1BYRC 18-1PA Classics 25-1RAGE SC 30-1Harford FC 50-1Boston Breakers inconsistent league play (losing to teams ranked much lower) obviously cost then in the eyes of the odds setters. PDA is considered the real wildcard here.
My only point was directed at the person contending that if your kid can't make the ECNL team they should leave the club. I have a ton of respect for STA and the NJ Crush and I'd be proud to have my kid at those clubs.
I wouldn't give Penn Fusion 4-1 odds of getting out of their bracket.
What team do you see challenging then in that bracket? Bracket A might be the most even, with Calvert, BRYC and 1776 in it. If 1776 gets some scoring, they could easily make the semifinals
I would switch Breakers and PL. Other than that I'll take those odds.
I would too. But can't get past Breakers bad losses to lesser teams during league play. Other than YMS, PL usually beats the teams they are suppose to beat. Although the regional playoffs were a different story for them. Biggest question mark is PDA Ajax and how they fare in the top flight.
Between the fact that PL lost starting players from last year and their performance at Regionals with not being able to beat Region 1 D2 teams leads me to believe they won't be able to win against the Breakers. But, who knows! Not sure if Breakers were able to gain anymore talent for this year. I would imagine they did.
Dear youth soccer guru,How about some FC stars cup odds?Thanks!
Assuming the flights are final and there is no reason to think they are not. My odds for Premiership Flights onlyBluePDA Storm 2-1Boston 5-1FC Stars West 100-1MF NE NPL 100-1FC Stars 10-1Albertson 15-1STA 15-1Ramap Valley 100-1 WhiteEM 5-1NEFC 7-1WC 15-1SJEB 100-1MF ECNL 5-1SSS 15-1FSA 25-1NYSC 30-1I'm Not the GuruLong Live GS
I think 100-1 odds are quite generous. Those teams are in the wrong bracket.
Who has Calverts or Wildcats beaten in 2015 to have odds higher or the same as the Breakers?
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Didn't the Louis Ramos Classic be a stronger tournament? Four LVU to win all four games is kind of sad.
9:53 The odds makers give credence to teams that have played in the top flight of this tournament before. Before you beat up either team, lets remember they play tough competition rather than run away from it. Although the Wildcats got beat up in the RCL, they were in it and are better for it. Breakers league had them playing teams from Maine and Rhode Island, teams that would have been in the middle of the pack of NJ, NY and PA (think DE Rush here). These odds were done by professionals. I won't discuss Calvert because its the same story.
Not a good odds maker. Using your heart not your head.
11:13 Maybe you got the wrong Breaker team. They played vs Pre-ECNL teams like PDA, MF, FC Stars, CFC, EM, PF, WC and others. They had most goals scored in their league (83) - 20 more than the next highest. Not sure where you are getting Maine and Rhode Island from?
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Weak League? How many have you played - who did you beat? How many teams from league are in f1 (these 2 events)? How Does NorthEast NPL, NYCSL NPL & PAGS stack up?Stars F1 2 out of8 teamsSJEB '01G NPLRAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02Spirit F1 6 out of 12 teamsHARFORD FC UNITED THUNDERPENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACKCESC CALVERT CREW WHITERAGE SC '01 ATHLETICANJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL
Only because of GS points. None of these teams are F1 quality teams.
Except for PL.
8:26 Why not - who would make them a worthy F1?
8:26- Agree. PL the best of the bunch but not a F1 type team. The Spirit tournament is weak. Stars has much better teams playing. Stars did a bad job flighting, but they have some very good teams in it.Some NJ teams are driving a long way to get hammered.
PL not an F1 team? Seriously bud. Let me know what 11v11 tournament they played in where they didn't prove they belonged in F1. I will admit that the team did not play well in regional play in West Virginia, but they hadn't played together in over a month (that was a big mistake). And please put your team name down so we can decide where your team belongs.PL Parent
9:55- Your right, I posted 9:47. I thought you were also in Stars of Mass, my bad.In Spirit you are a F1 team. I think you got a tough break having BB in your bracket. I think they are the best team there. I will be looking for the score of that game. If I am wrong, I will be the first to admit it.
Schedules are out for Spirit.
last minutes swap in F2 for SJEB and ISA. Weird.
PL got a cakewalk first game and a nice schedule to boot. Breakers have to sit an awful long time between games as do South Shore and Penn Fusion.
Same here 10:10. Like most parents on this board, we would rather see the girls play against better competition. Also glad to go up against teams we rarely see. Good luck at StarsPL Parent
Ouch 30-1 to win our flight, not too many true-belivers out there!
Why on earth is Ramapo even in the stars tournament. They will not score a goal and let up 10. Great development going on there.
11:13 Are you the 30-1 NYSC at Stars or the 30-1 RAGE team? Don't know much about NYSC, but F1 at Spirit is a big jump for RAGE.
I agree you want to play better teams but Stars did a bad job with MF NPL and SJEB. Those teams will be 0-6 with at least 20 GA combined. Thats not development, thats demoralizing.SJEB and MF NPL should be moved to F3. NEFC and East Meadow should be in F1.
What is it with you and EM? First you give them the best odds, then you arbitarlily promote them to the supposed top flight. News flash, both flights at Stars Cup are considered premier, and it truly doesn’t matter, except maybe to you. BTW: They are not the only good team in NYE, just saying.
Come on 10:24. Lets not start doing an end run on the Breakers behalf (they have to wait a long time between games). Boo Hoo Hoo. PL had to do a three way PK playoff last year, then sit and play Penn Fusion in the semi's. Then sit and play again. Didn't see any tears dropping.
2:17 You have enough knowledge to be dangerous. NF NPL might now win all 3/4 games.. but they're not giving up 10 goals, never mind 20
Pretty sure winning a 3 way PK round robin would make any team extremely pumped for their next game, not the opposite.
Calvert beat PDA ECNL, STA (#1 in NJ) and dropped a tough 2-1 game to CASL ECNL (NC)
And after winning that 3 way PK and playing that next game (Penn Fusion). How much you think they had left in the tank? Not a whole lot. I realize your a mental genius (beside a PL hater). But if the Breakers are that good, the time in between the games will not affect them. If I used that as a reason for PL losing a game, you would be all over me for even saying it. Now tell me you wouldn't.PL parent
If that helps you sleep, sure, and Id have to care about PL to hate you, and I do not.
Really doesn't matter who you like or dislike, its what great about this board. Our opinions are only that. PL parent
5:38 I said name a team beaten in 2015. Calvert has gone down hill this spring. Losing to every top team and 2nd tier teams. Lost 2 to NJ Wildcats, Lehigh Valley, YMS, NJ Rush, etc. This Spring they haven't beat anyone and have been beaten by 2nd and 3rd tier teams.
EM is in top flight, are you guys that clueless. fC Stars split top groups into top 16 teams. Its all about playing some new clubs.If not All ECNLS team would be in same flight, whats the point of that?
FC Stars is a joke. They have no idea where to place teams. Spirit has a much better grip on levels of teams.
Calvert is a quality teamYou have an axe to grind - its been going on almost 2 years. Let it go.Now, is there info you can share, such as they lost their exceptionally fast striker, etc.....?
10:18- Agreed. A lot easier for Spirit to flight teams since they are all mid level with the exception of PL, PF and BB.
Not to be a wise ass, but who are the top teams at Stars? I haven't seen the Flights, but is there as many as in Spirit?
Stars of mass. Breakers. PDA, MF.Em, Nefc no particular order and more.
Stars has good teams. They're just flighted wrong. Spirit didn't get as many top teams as one would've hoped. Breakers, South Shore, and Penn Fusion would be my top 3.
12:48 Which PDA team is the top flight team that is above the better teams in Jeff this year. There are so many I'm never sure if its the Ajax which didn't win the 2nd flight last year or the Shore which didn't win the third flight. Or is it the Dragons which ..............
PDA Storm winner of pre-ecnl league last season..
This weekend's scores for pre-season games EDP D1, NorthEast NPLand VA NPLNJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ) 2-1 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)5-0 LDC UNITED CREW 01-02 (PAE) CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE) 1-2 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ) 4-0 LEBCO UNITED SOCCER SPIRIT (PAE) VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE (VA) 1-0 BEACH FC 01G RED (VA) 5-0 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA) Next weekeend's EventsEDP KICKOFF 2015 2015 Spirit United Kickoff ClassicRunning pre-season recordECNLW4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE) NorthEast Girls NPLW2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE) NYCSL NPLW1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL EDP D1W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLSW2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE) W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARKGS 4 life
Wait, continental npl from the amazingly superior and hyper-competitive northeast girls npl LOST to a 2nd (or possibly 3rd?!?) tier team like njcsa elite - manalapan??? Surely that's a misprint? Or they were using their bench players? Or trying out a new formation?Look, northeast girls npl is yay Ike every other league we discuss outside of ecnl. You may be associated with an ecnl club playing against other non-ecnl teams associated with an ecnl club, but you have strong team (yes, dragons and Ajax) and bad (BAD!!!) teams. Please stop disparaging EDP, EDP NPL, R1CL, and the rest.
Which tournaments did the Storm win since last fall? Obviously since they won their league they are very good. But Who's did they beat in tournament play
Last Tournament they won Mid-Atlantic Regional (June 29, July 2)Did not travel to National Cup (they may have been a fill the bracket team).They also played in SC (results not published)league w16, t4, l2 GD +37tourny w7, t3, l2, GD +24overall w23, t7, l4, GD +612-3 CES CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)0-2 CINCINNATI UNITED CUP GOLD (OS) 2-2 FSA FC U13 GIRLS PRE-ECNL 01 (CT) 0-0 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)1-1 ATLETICO FC Girls '01 8-0 STRIKE FC U13G PREMIER 1 (WI)6-0 PDA Shore Fusion6-1 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC Fusion3-0 ATLETICO FC Girls '01 2-1 ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE)2-0 LAKE FOREST SA LFSA GU13 SELECT (IL) 2-0 OHIO PREMIER OP ECNL (OS)
Believe both MFA and PDA won every game in Greer. Both clubs teams get better as they get older, but both are starting at a great spot. Both are likely borderline top 10 nationally. Stars will be interesting. Both teams working in new players, MFA a new coach. Great coach BTW.
PDA doesn't cater to players? Of course they do. Very good training, good results, and expert manipulating of parents and players. As good as they are at playing the game, they are just as good at double-crossing, lying, and playing politics. Let's keep it real.
I am 100 percent against politics unless of course politics favor my child.
Spirit semifinalists:BRYC, South Shore, Breakers, WildcatsBreakers over BRYC final
Today's scores so far.2 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F0 LDC UNITED CREW 01-02 0 LEBCO UNITED SOCCER SPIRIT5 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN0 B1FLR FLORIDA RUSH 01 RUSH GIRLS (U14)0 VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITEu14 Pre-SeasonECNLGP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE) NorthEast NPLGP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)GP3, W2,T0,L1, GD +5 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)GP3, W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE) NYCSL NPLW1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL EDP D1GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLSGP3, W3,T0,L0, GD +11 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE) GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARKVA NPLGP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +06 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA) GS 4 life
Can anyone remember the last time (or the first time) BRYC has gotten to the Semi Finals? Let alone the finals of a tournament? It just goes to show that having initials for a name makes people think your better than you are
2 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ) 3 HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE) 2 VIRGINIA RUSH GU14 ELITE (VA)3 BEACH FC 01G RED (VA) u14 Pre-SeasonECNLGP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +17 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE) NorthEast NPLGP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +0 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)GP3, W2,T0,L1, GD +5 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)GP3, W1,T1,L1, GD +3 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE) NYCSL NPLW1,T0,L1, GD -1 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL EDP D1GP4, W4,T0,L0, GD +16 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLSGP4, W3,T0,L1, GD +10 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +07 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE) GP3, W2,T1,L0, GD +04 HBC SPARKVA NPLGP4, W2,T1,L1, GD +05 VIRGINIA RUSH GIRLS U14 (VA) GS 4 life
Next week's pre-season games(teams in action)*** EDP KICKOFF 2015BETHESDA SC STORM 01 (MD) *** 2015 Spirit United Kickoff Classic* FC BOSTON BBA GU14 ECNL* PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL** CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 ** ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL* NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL* RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA* HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER* PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK* 1776 UNITED FC XTREME * CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE** PIPELINE BLACK** NJ REAL SOUNDERS** SJEB '01G NPL** UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTER*** NJCSA ELITE*** PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE**** PDA SHORE FUSION* PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX** PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL*** FC BUCKS SHOCKERS*** CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F** ISA 01 NPL**** AZTEC SOCCER GIRLS 01 NPLGS 4 life
GS 4 Life,Do you have any opinions, or are you a robot?
Flight 1 Bracket A Results1. 17762. BYRC 3. Calvert CrewFlight 1 Bracket B Results1. South Shore2. PDA3. PA ClassicsFlight 1 Bracket C Results1. Penn Legacy2. Boston Breaker3. HarfordFlight 1 Bracket D Results1. NJ Wildcats2. Penn Fusion3. Rage Semi Final ResultsSouth Shore 3-0 over 1176Penn Legacy 3-2 over NJ WildcatsFinals South Shore 4-3 over Penn LegacyDon't waste time disputing the picks or the scores. It is written, It is factSeth the Soothsayer
BRYCSouth ShoreBoston BreakersPenn FusionSouth Shore 3-1 over BRYCPenn Fusion 3-2 over BreakersSouth Shore and Penn Fusion go to PK's South Shore-Champion
Not my job to provide opinions - just the facts - results are black and white. One can say that Calvert beat Storm with non starters - the fact in that game was that Calvert roster beat Storm roster that day. Hi Seth, I like your picks not going to dispute them- but if I had to give an opinion because their was a gun at my head and because 5:31 has an itchy finger - I would go with Boston ahead PL and PF ahead of Wildcats.Boston over PFBoston over South ShoreGS 4 Life
Oh oh, Seth the bad predictor is back, how about Cleveland FC, are they at Spirit?
Seth no worries Cleveland is back in October. look at all these EDP teams playing another major - you bunch of chasers :). So is WAGS still a pre-season event or is it the 1st major of the Fall?2015 WAGS Tournament10/10/2015-10/12/2015Cup FlightFC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA)CREW JUNIORS ELITE (OS)CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)OAKWOOD SC (CT) PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK (PAE)TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY ELITE 01 (OS)FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE (VA) FLORIDA ELITE 01/02 ELITE (FL)PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA)PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE)CASL 01 CASL ECNL (NC) A Flight RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH (NJ)TRIANGLE FUTBOL ALLIANCE 01 G (NC)CENTURY V 0102 ELITE (PAW)NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED (VA)MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 PRE-ECNL (MD)REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS (PAE)D'FEETERS 02 (TXN)KINGS HAMMER ACADEMY KHA RED (KY) B FlightBSA CELTIC CELTIC 01 GIRLS WHITE (OS)BETHESDA SC ACADEMY 2001 BLUE (MD)PA CREW ACADEMY BLUE (PAW)SEVP BLACK THUNDER (MD) HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)PINECREST PREMIER 01/02- G BLUE (FL)MONTGOMERY BLAZE WHITE (MD)OP FIRE 01/02 RED (ON) VICTORY EXPRESS PLATINUM (PAW)FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 (VA)CLEVELAND FUTBOL CLEVELAND FC 01-02 ROYAL (ON)CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE) CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)HBC SPARK (NYE)HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)BEADLING SC BEADLING WHITE (PAW) C Flight MARYLAND UNITED FC 01 RED (MD)VIENNA YOUTH SOCCER VYS PHOENIX '01 (VA)WARRINGTON FC BOMBERS (PAE)DC STODDERT BLUE METROS 01 (VA)HFC READY '01 (PAE)FC WESTCHESTER ELITE QUICKSTRIKE FC ELITE (NYE)CYA COUGARS 01 (VA)PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PAW)BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)PERFECT TOUCH SA GIRLS 01-02 (NYE)DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 GIRLS (DE)MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)FREDERICKSBURG FC BLACK (VA)UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA/MP 20 PREMIER (SC)VSA HEAT BLUE (VA) D Flight HBC BARRACUDAS (NYE)LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUD01G BLACK (VA)LDC UNITED CREW 01-02 (PAE)NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY TEMPEST (NJ) HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)PHWM SC PUMAS (MD)ARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED (VA)VICTORY EXPRESS PREMIER (PAW) TCSC REVOLUTION (WV)DE UNION ORANGE '01 (DE)NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FORCE FC NPL (NJ)RICHMOND KICKERS YSC U13 G ELITE (VA)
Sorry 5:45. BRYC is really just a bunch of capital letters and not a consistent club. 1776 plays defense ALL THE TIME. Really wanted to pick Fusion and almost did. But the Wildcats and the wildcard here.Seth the Soothsayer
Bracket A has no impressive teams and no winner will emerge from semis out of that bracket so who doesn't even matter who wins there. PF beat Boston both meetings last year and they have only improved their roster so Id go with them. I'll be surprised if PL beats Boston. Would love to know how the rosters may have changed for both the MA teams though.
Interesting how many think PF will be so much better this season. They bombed in league last year and had some very poor tournament results as well. I would not want to be on that team this year. Its either win everything or look like a failure. Its a losing scenario for them.
That's now in the running for idiotic post of the year 8:07. Congrats.
I would assume that you are a PF parent 8:14. I am just curious what makes them so good in a one short period? Just because they have some new players does not always mean they will clean house. Remember a lot of kids moved teams and a lot of teams picked up new players. Again, by your response to my post suggest that they are the best around now?
GS 4 LifeYour choice of PF is the smart choice and the one I would normally make. But I do not think they will show well against the Wildcats and their superior size on defense. The PL pick is a lock and they may even win the tournament. It is written, it is factSeth the Soothsayer
Not a PF parent actually 8:07. Just know that when I automatically laugh after reading a post its either really funny or really stupid. Yours was really stupid and no where in my short and simple post (8:14) did I suggest what you just said. You're great!!
Seth, call it a night. You've had one too many. Cleveland for the WIN!
Why was my post idiotic and stupid 8:39? I was just wondering how they can be so good after being so bad?
I see true soothsayer potential in you 8:39. Unlike the buffoons that cant's see beyond their own clubs chances, which are often tragic at best. Few can carry the insight to overlook our personal hopes and predicts the realities of what will happen
8:29 I didn't sleep on the Wildcats - but it was a coin flip and I'm a sucker for those four cap letters (ECNL). I agree Group A can be all ties as well with a coin flip winner. Those teams are so close to each other. South Shore is not a lock vs Ajax, but they did beat them in the event that disappeared from GS by 1 so i'm okay with 1776 & South Shore. I was tough on PL last season - no hate just said they didn't have the track record, well they played and they played well enough to stay in the games going by the results. This is soccer and it's a team sport so I don't believe in one or two players making a huge impact in a team, we are talking premier teams and that would sell all the others players short. Having said that I still think Boston and those four cap letters (ECNL) hangs on and then gets a little revenge.GS 4 lifePS.Of course there is a 10,000 GS prize minus the team's 20%
Elite ISA 01 NPL (NYE)HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE)PIPELINE BLACK (MD)CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '01 (PAE)ATLETICO FC GIRLS '01 (NYE)NJ REAL SOUNDERS (NJ)SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (PAE)UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)ALBERTSON FURY '01 ECNL (NYE)YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES (PAE)PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)Okay now I'm going to give F2 some love.ISA, CFC Delco, Ukranians, Albertson.I think this one will be an all ECNL affair with CFC Delco the home team winning and getting PA some love.And no I'm not the CFC Delco promo guy.GS 4 life.
Good picks GS 4 Life. But YMS will win their bracket. I will issue my exciting order of finish for each bracket of F2 tomorrow night. Running out of ice here.Seth the Soothsayer
Group A- Who caresGroup B- South ShoreGroup C-Boston BreakersGroup D-Penn FusionAny of those 3 could win it. It'll just depend on who plays best this given weekend.
Group A- 1776Group B- South ShoreGroup C-Boston BreakersGroup D-Penn FusionSouth Shore over 1776 ( they cant pack it in enough to stop South Shore)Boston over PF ( they get revenge for 2 losses during season)South Shore takes down the Mighty ECNL Boston. Funny you need to drive 7 hrs to play a team from your backyard.
I just watched the high-lights of the USWNT against Costa Rica, and I have to say that my daughters team could of given them a better game, how can a National team from Central America be so bad??
904 majority of Costa Rica players were the reserve players, remember its a USWNT tour not overall competitive it's pretty much a scrimmage for these other countries.
Where is Slick this weekend???????? It's youth soccer's version of Where's Waldo.
Oops! Meant to say , Where is Slick this week ????????
Who is Slick?
Don't worry about it. 11:33AM is a petty coward with an axe to grind, and loves the anonymity of the message board. To be so bothered by something that impacts you as an individual (or anyone else, really) so little is so embarrassing you should be HAPPY that you're anonymous. Live and let live, man. Move on. Enjoy your daughter and her experience.
Looking at storm roster on ecnl site, looks like just over half are 2001 girls. I would welcome the age year change if I was a 2002, should give all these girls a much stronger shot of playing soccer. I just can't imagine being on a roster that large at such a young age. I understand that Mike O is a great coach and he always has winner teams and his girls get great exposure, but is that all worth the sacrifice with such a large roster?
From another blog:From NTX:I wanted to update you on the changes that are underway with the USSF Player Development Initiatives.This is what we believe to be true at this point in time. We are still verifying some aspects of this and will let you know if changes take place. This will affect all:- North Texas Member Associations' registration of players and formation of teams- North Texas Competitive Club team formation- North Texas league playing rules and field layouts- All other Federation organizationsI have attached some documents to help you understand the initiatives.The Player Development Initiatives presentation was provided to us by the Federation to help explain the small sided game plan. It outlines their recommendations on field size as well as the number of players on the field, game length, etc.The highlights of the small sided formats are:U8 and below - 4 v 4, no goal keeperU9, U10 - 7 v 7, goal keeper, but no puntingU11, U12 - 9 v 9We are expecting some lattitude on the sizes of fields as associations and playing leagues are working with any field modifications necessary.I have also attached a spreadsheet that has two tabs. One tab compares where we are now with where we need to be by 2017 on small sided soccer. The key differences for NTX are the U7/U8 age group, where we will need to move down to 4 v 4 and the U11/U12 age group where we need to move down to 9 v 9. We are recommending that we move the U7 to 4 v 4 and the U11 to 9 v 9 next year, so that when they move up to U8 and U12 the following year, they will be keeping the same playing format. Then going into 2017, everyone will have transititioned to the desired format.There is another tab on the calendar year age groups. North Texas Soccer is planning to make this change for the 2016/2017 playing year. We are in the process of confirming with USSF that these are the correct birth years for the correct age groups for 2016/17 and that all of the other programs that we interact with are changing at the same time. It will mean that half of each current age group will repeat their age group, if they decide to play within their calendar birth year age group.We will be extensively revising the North Texas rules, submitting them to the membership for approval at the mid-year AGM in January. To minimize the disruption to already formed teams, we are recommending changes to the rules regarding playing up. Keeping in mind that a team is always designated by the age of their oldest player, we are recommending that players be permitted to play up at any age group. Then teams with half of their players with one calendar year birthdate and half with another can continue to play together, just designated as the older age. Associations and clubs could then begin at the youngest age groups with players all from the same calendar birth year and phase into age pure teams. In addition, any new players added to teams could be added to their own calendar year age group. If a club or association wanted to go ahead and make adjustment to existing teams, hopefully with minimal upset to players and parents, theywouldhave the ability to do that.We will plan time at the AGM to discuss the implementation of these changes, so we are all ready to start with registration in next summer. I will also be working with the Competitive Committee to make any rules recommendations necessary to help make this a smooth transition. This is a lot of changes in a very short period of time and we are very fortunate to be working with a great group of associations and clubs that I am sure will work together and get this done.Thank you for all you do for the players and your organizations.Sincerely,JanetJanet CampbellYouth CommissionerNTX Soccer
The person who keeps referring to slick is an unemployed baffon that has grandma and grandpa pay his daughters fees for match fleece. Who is paying the internet access for you?
what is a "baffon"? lol
2:42 not to doubt your integrity but how would you even know something like that? Lol
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