Tuesday, January 27, 2015

U13G / U13 Girls Youth Soccer

U13G  / U13 Girls youth soccer seems to offer the most teams and the widest diversity of talent.

Where these players will end up is anyone guess.

Welcome to the ride.

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Anonymous said...

2:02 like your rankings. PDA shore is good, again looking at top 10, NJCSA will fold this spring, moving to wild cats, so the team will not even exist apparently, but good source. BOCA played in the state cup they thought would be best for them at time of registration, I am sure, again good source, that this whole team, coaches, parents, players, never expected to win state cup and go to regional, and also be gs ranking of 7. Otherwise you have the normal pda, mf and sta, wildcats. pda shore and boca have work to do, Medford is good, they have a great goalie. jps not so sure about, SJEB lost to boca 2-0
NJ Rush needs work along with JPS and TSF. tsf did not fair well at all at edp cup along with sjeb, they did not play in top bracket at edp cup, BOCA was only NJ team in top bracket at edp cup. why, I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

NYCSL NPL 2014-2015 FINAL Season Standings

1 STA NPL-01
2 New York Soccer Club NPL-01
3 NJ Crush FC NPL-01
4 Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-01
5 Intense Soccer Academy NPL-01
6 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01
7 Quickstrike FC NPL-01
8 New York Rush NPL-01

STA advances to INDIANA!!!

Brentwood SC (NY)
NJ Stallions (NJ)
Princeton Soccer Association (NJ)
Match Fit Academy North (NJ)

With 4 new teams to the league, each team should play 22 games just like the
NorthEast NPL.

In addition, the the NYCSL NPL the top 4 teams from NYCSL NPL will play the NE NPL (New England) foranother birth to the regionals next year.

Anonymous said...

3:36 for a National Title that they can put on their Soccer Bios. Most of these websites like ECNL and NPL allow the players to update their Bios.



Anonymous said...

4;10


what do you think that does for you?

Anonymous said...

4:49 For me nothing. But the Champions can say they were National Champions and for those girls it's the World Cup at this age. Don't don't play it Mr. Cool.

Anonymous said...

Due to the lack of talent played in some of the EDP NPL leagues, it is not much to say you got to Indiana. Winning it is the only way you can say it really means anything.....

Anonymous said...

7:53 There is only ONE EDP NPL league. EDP has it's stand alone pyramid that includes D1/D2/MAPS which for some reason they treat better than the NPL (I say this because the NPL League page looks like someone forgot about it - they still list clubs that are no longer in the league, at last the scores have been updated)

Regardless of the talent - Winning it and going to a National Event is worth it's wait in gold for a 13 year old girl to experience something that over 90% of the kids playing soccer WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE. So if it makes you feel better to down play the accomplishment go for it. Winning a birth to a National Event will always be given love by me on this board regardless of what some posters think about the level of play. So who ever wins this league GOOD LUCK in INDIANA.

Let's not forget Mr stats guy who posts that many kids will not be playing soccer in a few years and will have all their summers to enjoy - this is U13 so for the teams still fighting for a spot to play at a National Event, this may be there only shot to experience this and for the ones that have clinched a spot (STA) congrats!!! Let'snot forget ECNL and US Soccer say playing meaningful games are part of development, I don't think you can get more meaningful that playing games to qualify for a National Event.

EDP does need to step up and treat the NPL league with a little love to stop losing clubs. They have lost MSC, NYSC, NJ Stallions, MF & PSA in the last 2 years.

Anonymous said...

weight.

Geez, I should have not cut English

Anonymous said...

Very mediocre teams?
Ask the ECNL Teams like FC Virginia(FC Delco) and Boston Breakers(Needham Tournament) how mediocre NEFC has been this spring. Jealous much?

NPL FINALS
NJ WILDCATS
NEFC ELITE U13 GIRLS
PDA DRAGONS or MF NPL or PDA AJAX
AZ ARSENAL 02 PREMIER TEAL
STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01
OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL OFC 02
EAGLES SC (CA)
ELITE GIRLS ACADEMY MAROON 01/02
PRINCE WILLIAM SOCCER

Anonymous said...

Looking at history Eagles SC from S.Cal and Arsenal from Arizona are also among the very best out there.

Anonymous said...

8:12- Strongly disagree. It's just another tournamnet, the only difference is the $60 t-shirts will say "National" on them.

My daughter loves soccer but she would much rather sleep till 10 and go to the beach club in July. I think its crucial the kids get a break from soccer. Fall, winter/Futsal then Spring is a lot of soccer.

Let them be kids for a month.

Anonymous said...

soccer players would rather be competing

Anonymous said...

Again. Just getting there does not really mean much at all when you have to beat one decent club to win your league. Not attacking. Just telling the truth. Are you going to argue that some teams do not have it way easier than others??? Of course it will be fun for the girls but keep it in perspective. Many teams have a cake walk to this event.

Anonymous said...

10:51 so why hold that against them? They don't control the league (how it's run),the clubs that join the league (how it's run) and the teams they play.
All they can do is dress and play, sometimes they win by a lot, sometimes by a little sometimes they don't win. But I'm sure they play to win regardless of who they are playing.

Anonymous said...

PA Classics, who were said to be moving to EDP, are listed for fall for PAGS. PL, Ukrainians and 1776 are not listed.

Anonymous said...

Nothing against the kids..... Have fun. It is simply educating the crazy parents who pump it up to be more than it is.

Anonymous said...

U14 Division 1

FC Bucks North Shockers
FC REVOLUTION Force
HARFORD FC UNITED Thunder
HMMS Eagle FC Spirit
LDC UNITED Attack
PA CLASSICS Academy 01
PA RUSH '01
PENN UTD FORCE FC '01
SCPASA Lady Lions '01
YMS Banshees

Yeah, they are Region1 Champions League.
My guess is some of these teams will play in both leagues?

Anonymous said...

No one is pumping up anything. It is what it is a National Championship where 19 member leagues send their champions to compete for a title. To judge it based on just one league sounds a little crazy.

For the kids that play in one of these league they can compete to try and participate in something most kids (90+ %) will never see. They can watch the world cup and dream about playing for NT - but this is an opportunity for them to taste what that might feel like.

I get it - you hate travel and your kid likes to tan (so does mine) but she loves playing soccer and dreaming. So I can never and will never poo poo any National Event.

PS. I am the same poster that posted the Super Y post ins December and also give a shout out to the President's cup. S

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Anonymous said...

My daughter and her teammates are really looking forward to the chance to compete in Indiana.. me, not so much.

Anonymous said...

Keep telling yourself that 1:32. You obviously never played. My kid IS going and I do think it is a bit laughable. Now if they WIN the entire thing, different story. My point is the path some took to qualify is a complete joke. MINE included.

Anonymous said...

Delco top two flights are more of an accomplishment in my eyes..... Just because you put "national" on this does not make it better......

Anonymous said...

2015-16 National League Qualifiers Under-14 Girls

1. South Shore Select Elite (GS# 9)
2. Greater Binghamton United 01 (GS# 20)
3. Cincinnati United CUP Gold (GS# 45)
4. Tri-State FA Elite 01 (GS# 77)

5. Southern Regional Premier League East Champion
6. Southern Regional Premier League West Champion
7. Far West Regional League Representative
8. Far West Regional League Representative
9. Region I Championships Representative
10. Region II Championships Representative
11. Region III Championships Representative
12. Region IV Championships Representative

From Open Applications
13.
14.
15.
16.

Anonymous said...

Possible NPL Finals 2015

GS# 1 NEFC ELITE U13 GIRLS (***)
GS# 2 AZ ARSENAL 02 PREMIER TEAL
GS# 5 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01
GS# 13 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (***)
GS# 24 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL OFC 02
GS# 48 PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (***)
GS# 50 EAGLES WHITE
GS# 59 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NE NPL (***)
GS# 109 ELITE GIRLS ACADEMY MAROON 01/02
GS# 112 JFC STORM 01/02
GS# 191 FC PORTLAND ACADEMY -01G-ECNL
GS# 195 CROSSFIRE PREMIER G01 ECNL
GS# 198 FC ALLIANCE 02G NPL
GS# 780 BATON ROUGE BRSC 02 G BLACK

*** Favorites to win NPL title is still pending

Anonymous said...

1:40 Not ture.
In fact I can tell you from previous expereince that attending Nationals will be a memory they will cherish for the rest of their soccer career and beyond.
I suggest you try and enjoy it with your daughter as there is no certainty that she will ever get there again.

Anonymous said...

2:28 Spot on.

As of right now - STA is in.

NJ Wildcats are 1 win away - TSF/NJCSA Elite/Alleycats are at least 2 wins away

MF NPL/PDA Ajax/PDA Dragons/PF NPL are 2 wins away

NEFC/Oakwood/Seacoast/GPS MA are 2 wins away

PWSI/FC Virginia are 1 win away.

Of all these teams only 4 will qualify - there will be some tears and that will be sad, but those girls can take that with them and make sure they do their part the next time they are in that situation.

Anonymous said...

I guess that Champions League & EDP or whatever you call it wasn't enough. I'd love to have the Wildcat parents at my next garage sale got bunch of stuff I'm looking to sell!

Anonymous said...

3:06 Maybe they will send you a postcard from Regionals or NPL Nationals if they qualify after playoff game. Actually it doesn't sound like you and your daughter are really going to NPL nationals.
Seems you just have an issue with Wildcats and STA going.

Anonymous said...

I agree 3:16 -

STA is going to Indiana - NPL finals
NJ Wildcats going to West Virgina - region1 championships as NJ NCS Champs
MF NPL going to Indiana - US Club national event as NJ Cup Champs

Congrats girls and good luck

Anonymous said...

NJ NCS Champs of what?

Anonymous said...

3:06 and 3:58 Stop the foolishness.
If your team was going you would be posting what an honor to represent your state at Regionals and NPL Nationals and what a great experience for your daughter and her teammates and for their families to share with them, and rightly so.
Also qualifying for the post season is what the regular season determines.
Once your team gets there, it is a clean start for every team in the postseason, and we have all seen teams that were not among the favorites going in get hot in the post season and make a deep run. Point is you hae to be in it to win it.
I guess according to your logic state champoions from less populated states who rarely send teams strong enough to advance or win at these events should not even bother to attend?
I think you are clueless about what youth sports are about Mr. Bitter.

Anonymous said...

June 9,11:50 am

FC Bucks North Shockers... ECNL expansion has begun in PA. It's only matter of time until we have a PDA PAE!

Anonymous said...

I'll take quality & variety over quantity & monotony anytime when it comes to my daughter's soccer.

Anonymous said...

It'll be interesting to hear how the FCV United /PWSI game for the NPL berth plays out. PWSI lost several top players to BRYC and the FCV United players are discouraged because no one at that team were good enough at tryouts to make FCV's ECNL team

Anonymous said...

VA guy, thanks for the info. The FCV players should never be discouraged. They are 13, in the Fall starts a new season, if u14 isn't the season maybe u15 will be. Some players are late bloomers and others are at the appropriate level

Anonymous said...

This is great we have NY, NJ, PA & VA represented on this board now.

My Top 5s

ECNL
1. FCV
2. EM
3. PDA Storm
4. Boston
5. MF ECNL

NJ
1. MF NPL
2. PDA Dragons
3. NJ wildcats
4. STA
5. PDA Ajax

NY
1. NYSC
2. Sachem
3. ISA
4. Atletico
5. Alleycats

PA
1. PL
2. PA Classics
3. YMS
4. 1776
5. Ukranians

VA
1. BRYC
2. PWSI
3. FCV
4. VA Rush
5. LOUDOUN

Anonymous said...

6:59 Then try posting something positive and stop the monotonous attacks and negative posts.
It's such a shame that you never change or never learn.

Anonymous said...

9:44

NJ Crush are 4th in NJ right now

Anonymous said...

11:09 I agree GS has them as 4th and soon they will be 3rd. Once NYCSL NPL adds Spring GS points, Boca will move up to 4th. PDA Dragons and the other NE Girls NPL teams will be at a disadvantage when their league is manually entered a few teams Like PDA North and South and CFC will have new team accounts created and their GS points will not be used to calculate the flight based on previous leagues.

My list did not include Crush as both STA and NJ Wildcats beat them this year PDA Dragons beat both STA and NJ Wildcats, PDA Ajax also beat NJ Wildcats and MF NPL beat them both .

Anonymous said...

With regards to the ecnl top 5 regional teams. This will be decided. This weekend at the pre ecnl regional championships taking place at world class. FCV. Is certainly in top 5 but would not call them number 1 until they play the othe teams.

Anonymous said...

11:31 I agree about the 4 playing.

FCV beat Boston 3-1
Boston beat MF 4-3 and 6-1.
EM beat Boston 3-2 and 2-0
PDA beat Boston 3-2

So FCV can be no worse than 3 in my opinion. I put them at #1 because of what they accomplished at all the majors they played at this season with a big bullseye on their back.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats can rest for a while on the SC title from OCT

Not many impressive outings since.....

2 wins v Calvert, one vs MD United and soft spots elsewhere

Are they rising, falling or plateuing?

Anonymous said...

Sure I understand, but I would like all teams to have at least played each other once before proclaiming anyone number 1. But certainly , FCV is probably a top 3..

I t would be nice to put these teams head to head to determine the King of u13. i would love to through NEFC in then as well.


I have heard that this club will follow in the footsteps of tophat very shortly and be invited into the ECNL league.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see NEFC in there as well.

Anonymous said...

EDP needs to issue a new NPL press release.
The NPL site is so outdated it's funny.
if someone knows someone pass it along give them a hint
they look unorginized.

http://www.nationalpremierleagues.com/easterndevleague/index_E.html

*** No longer in league
Manhattan SC (NY)
New York SC (NY)
NJ Stallions Academy (NJ)

*** New to league in 2014/2015 no listed???
10. NJCSA
11. Alleycats

Anonymous said...

11:16..... Why GS is not the correct tool anymore. PDA Dragons and MF NPL by far and away 1 and 2 non ECNL teams in NJ. Followed by STA, PDA Ajax and then Wildcats and Crush..... Be real. Not GS.

Anonymous said...

STA wins 5 of 10 times vs Dragons with 3 ties

Anonymous said...

NEFC is very good at this age group, in no set order:
NEFC
PDA ECNL
MF ECNL
EM
FCV

Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

2:54 so you are saying the next 9 times Dragons play STA they will Tie 3 Lose 5 and win only once since they have 1 in the books already. I'm guessing STA dominated the game at PDA tournament for you to make that kind of a comment and the dragons just got lucky.

DRAGONS vs GS ranked teams top 100.

3:2 vs #7 STA
1:0 vs #15 NJ Wildcats
0:1 vs #20 WC Charlton
2:1 vs #28 CFC West Orange
3:5 vs #53 Grand Rapids
0:1 vs #59 MF NPL
0:0 vs #59 MF NPL
0:0 vs #59 MF NPL
1:0 vs #69 PDA Ajax
0:0 vs #69 PDA Ajax

Not saying GS is the smack - just used it to get a population of teams.

W4, L3, T3, GF10, GA10 - looks like a solid team.
I think you give STA to much cred or you think of the Dragons as the Dragons of yesterday or you have a bias.

Anonymous said...

STA lost to NYSC that weekend as well.

Yes. They win 4 of the remaining 8 and tie 3 times.

Anonymous said...

Good luck defending at Parsippany Pride.

Anonymous said...

But you are right

I will amend - to 4-2-4 rather than 5-2-3

Anonymous said...

Speaking of NYSC, does anyone think they have a chance against EM Hotshotz????

Anonymous said...

I hear Boston used illegal players. Now have to forfeit playoffs

Sat, June 13, 2015
GAME# Time Home Away Location
12200 9:30 am East Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL vs World Class FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL Orangetown Soccer Complex Turf #1
12201 9:30 am PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL vs Match Fit Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL Orangetown Soccer Complex Turf #5

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

5:40 I guess FC Stars did as well? We all know CT opted out. After Boston, FC Stars and CT came WC.

4:35 EM by 2

I think it must burn some of the posters that "b" are mentioned as being the best teams in NJ outside of ECNL.

NJ Wildcats beat STA twice and Dragons beat both STA and Wildcats. Those are just facts, no opinions. MF NPL trumps Dragons as they beat them and tied them twice. Both MF NPL and Dragons beat Ajax. So even though Ajax beat Wildcats,Wildcats beat STA who beat Ajax. These are the NJ top 5, you may not like my order and that's cool. We can also measure how these teams do at the NPL Finals as 3 of the 5 will probably make it.

1. MF NPL
2. PDA North (aka Dragons)
3. NJ Wildcats
4. STA
5. PDA South (aka Ajax)

Anonymous said...

Taking my top 5 and removing league points and then taking an average to compare apples to apples via GS the top 5 look like this.

2169 PDA Dragons (6 tournaments)
1880 MF NPL (4 tournaments)
1021 STA (11 Tournaments)
1008 PDA Ajax (7 tournaments)
1002 NJ Wildcats (7 tournaments)

Anonymous said...

Thanks 8:00, it's 4:35, and I appreciate your participation, should be a good game!

Anonymous said...

8:11 no doubt two very good teams. Love the way both play. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Was Lehigh Valley part of the EDP NPL? Because if they were, they're not even listed in the (finally) updated standings on the NPL site (Link). I could swear they were in the South division. In fact, in their individual team schedule (Link) they have games against the rest of the teams in that division, and those games are designated as "NPL South". I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

8:37, thanks, the girls will do their best, it will be a great way to end our u13 campaign, with hopefully holding the NY Cup.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting next year. If what is posted on the blog many MF NPL players going to the ECNL team. And there has been mention of at least 1 STA girl going to Storm. Haven't seen any posts about Dragon or Wildcat player movement.

Anonymous said...

Dragon movement as well. Some will go to Storm and or maybe do a bit of both. Honestly, Wildcats have no movement for a reason....... Where would any fit in within the top programs? Like we have said from the beginning. This is why being with a top "club' pays off.... Whether you like it or not.

Anonymous said...

10:39

I think you mean skillful trainer that does not shortcut the process

Anonymous said...

Shorten the process to falling behind? Then yes.

Anonymous said...

As the girls get older and everybody matures it will come down to better coaching.

Long speeches and first to the ball rah rah won't win games at older ages.

Anonymous said...

what a shame for that Dragon team if it loses integral pieces. They were looking really good.

Anonymous said...

10:56 What are you saying? I have been reading on here that the Dragons are a deep team. Are you saying they are not and a few girls carried this team?

Anonymous said...

Remember folks, when it comes to youth soccer training quality trumps quantity & variety trumps monotony. This spring we started to see teams drop & others rise. This will only be magnified more at u14.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the PDA,oh I mean,Nike commercial during the World Cup? How did they pull that off?

Anonymous said...

I dont think any Dragons players will be with Storm

Storm takes from outside

Then they take from the U12 when necessary

Anonymous said...

Top 2 Dragons players were taken by Storm at recent tryouts to replace Storm players who left team.
Also Dragons Coach who facilitated their rise over the past year taken off Dragons and put in charge of an older ECNL PDA Team.

Anonymous said...

ATLETICO F.C.

Affiliated club member of (ISA)

ISA—ATLETICO teams will participate in NPL

NYCSL adding some quality teams to league.

Anonymous said...

That team was in the league already

Anonymous said...

That is excellent for the Dragon Girls.

They have taken 3 girls from the dragons from what I understand.

And a couple from the south team.

Isn't that what we all want when our daughters are playing on the club team.

Good for PDA and Good for them.

My understanding is that Matchfit has done this as well.!


Anonymous said...

PDA has taken 4 girls from outside, with additions that mentioned above

MF only promoted from within, all new players add to NPL.

MF seems to have girls earn their stripes before being moved up

Anonymous said...

I wasn't saying Dragons aren't deep, but the team looked good, even deep teams can be impacted when a few girls leave.

Anonymous said...

4 girls from outside?? Doubt it.

Anonymous said...

I think he means 3 from Dragons and 1 from STA

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't consider coming from Dragons or South 'outside'. Same club.

Anonymous said...

Storm substantially stronger now, very well positioned for success in coming years.

Anonymous said...

3:15 So are you saying they are not replacing those players? Looking at this team they scored 65 goals that was the most in the NPL flight but only 5 against the Top 3 (MF, South and CFC) in 5 games. You canlook at this in many ways.

I am just curious if any Storm players are moving down? i doubt they added 4 girls to the 25 they had.

Anonymous said...

How many girls did your club add to its A team from its b team.

My guess is not many if any?

It appears match fit and PDA have you beat in that department as well,

Anonymous said...

Huh 358? Who are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

I would like to change my EM by 2 goal prediction to a much closer game if not an upset. EM will have 9:30 Game at WC not sure how far a ride that is from the island, so it sounds like an early wake up for EM finish the game around 11 drive back to the island to play a fresh NYSC at 2:30.

WOW if NYSC jumps on them early they might have the upset victory and a trip to Indiana to join the NJ Cup champions MF NPL. All these big games this weekend with trips to regionals and nationals on the line. Good luck to all the girls playing this weekend for the PRIZE win or lose it was a great season.

Anonymous said...

5 players from Storm chose not to come back forn tryouts.
Players were pulled up from Drgons and outside to replace them.
don't beleive the new players are stronger than those who chose to leave.
Also big girl who came over from Rage has already been told she is not allowed to play with storm at U14 becuase she will be in high school next fall.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 8:11, we have had an up and down season, but winning NY Cup 2 years in row would be special.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone choose not to come back to Storm?

Anonymous said...

Who knows but 5 just did.
Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be there.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't believe 5 kids not coming back to storm unless they were cut.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the Nike video that shows PDA, this played during halftime of the first USWNT game and will play again tonight... Great job PDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVXkkZp_jBQ

Anonymous said...

Great Job!!

tell me again why it's a bad thing to play for PDA?? This brand is known from NJ to CA, can't say that for many.

Anonymous said...

7:07 Wrong! A good part of that team was very unhappy.
That's why they left.

Anonymous said...

Where are the storm girls who are leaving going. I honestly want to know. No ulterior motives.

Anonymous said...

PDA loses 5 players.
MF ECNL will be mix of Jefferson NJX and TR girls.
Makes for an interesting fall season.

Anonymous said...

It's true. I also heard it from 2 different Storm parents that 5 players who were on the team this spring did not try out for U14 Team.

Anonymous said...

Cut storm girls are now Dragons

Anonymous said...

So are you saying 5 girls left then a few girls were demoted plus some South girls not being taken?

So my guess is that the roster is now 18 or lower?

Anonymous said...

choosing to leave and being cut are two completely different things.
NO way PDA will cut players if it means $.

Stop trying to sweep it under the rug that these players LEFT!

what is PDA hiding

I find it amusing that PDA has been chirping all year about how there is no where else to be but with them and the ECNL

Looks like the koolaid has been diluted.
Players and parents are wising up.

Anonymous said...

That is a great Nike Commercial. Thanks for posting. Cool for those PDA kids.

Anonymous said...

PDA paid for that commercial using club dues LOL

Even the commercial is not keeping players at PDA

typical PDA "selling" there club

Anonymous said...

Have to admit, that is a pretty cool commercial & terrific exposure for the PDA brand.

Anonymous said...

How does PDA get that? They are the #1 girls program in the country and a strong Nike Partner. It also helps that they have two alumni on the team the commercial is for. My kid is not there, but I know a lot of people in that program and I have a lot of respect for them.

Anonymous said...

Great commercial.
But those 5 players were not cut.
They were very unhappy with how team was being run and left without even trying out for next falls U14 ECNL Team.
Maybe there were also a few cut but those would be in addition to the 5 who chose to leave over the last 2 months.

Anonymous said...

So much bitterness and jealousy isn't healthy. It really isn't. You need to stop worrying about what's going on at other teams, and if you're one of the parents of a player who's leaving, shame on you. Leave quietly. You made your decision and good for you. I'm not questioning your decision.

What I do know for myself, though, is if my daughter had dreams of playing division 1 soccer (she does) and she was good enough to be a meaningful player on the PDA Storm roster (she's not) and if I lived close enough (I don't), there's no place I'd rather she played. It's just the best brand, and provides the best exposure, and the best opportunity to reach her goals. I'm not saying it's the only path, it's just, in my opinion, and based on history, the best path.

Similarly, if I had a son who wanted to play in the NFL, and he could either play for University of Texas or Sam Houston State, it's Longhorns all day, every day. It would offer the best chance to play for the ultimate prize while he's there, and the best chance to reach the big show when he graduates. Just like with PDA vs (Insert your own club here), players reach their goals coming from other places, but you can't argue against the history.

Anonymous said...

Yes but that history was mostly done with only 1 elite team at each age group on the girls side at PDA.
And it was done with an 18 player roster on that 1 elite team in each age group.
The reason these players are leaving is they are not getting the experience that they are advertizing. The multiple teams in each age group, each with players hoping for the experience you describe, as well as oversized rosters on each of those multiple teams means only maybe 8 or 10 players among as many as 85 in each age group at PDA are really getting that "Texas" experience.
The rest are cash cows for the club and their dues pays the way of the top 8-10 who ride for free or next to nothing.

Anonymous said...

The inflated rosters are a going to make people unhappy. But it brings in extra cash and keeps players from other clubs. It will always be a revolving door for players 15 through 25 as people discover it sucks for their kid. But someone else will step in and give it a shot so why would the club care. How can Mr. Integrity actually tell 13 and 14 year olds with a straight face that its better to train with him than to play in games somewhere else. What a crock, but if you're buying their selling.

Anonymous said...

12:40 is correct.
Look at 12:30, a PDA employee, either a coach or administrtor, posing as supposedly a parent of a player who dreams of playing in college is only she was good enough to make one of the 3 teams at PDA.
Come on now.
We understand you have some parents up there so drunk on the koolaide you are selling that they will beleive any explanation no matter how far fetched, but please don't insult our intelligence by your obvious posing as someone from outside the club carrying their water and spinning for them. Puulease!

Anonymous said...

1:07


I have gotten the run down on the new PDA team.

Some have decided not to go down to the Dragons

Most have decided to play for the dragons

And some will join from the outside.


We are talking about 7-8 girl swap in total.

So dragons will still be strong.

The ECNL team will get stronger

The ECNL team will still carry more than 21 players.





Anonymous said...

1:31 Thanks, but do you agree the 5 left on their own choice without going to tryouts.
Also the Rage transfer was told she would not be allowed to play for Storm next fall once she enters high school.

Anonymous said...

Every storm player went to tryouts. . There were 5 kids moved to dragons. Maybe a few have chosen not to play for dragons. Obviously those kids and parents ar upset and come to this sight to bash program. What they should be doing is working their butts off and prove coaches made a mistake.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the Dragons. 3rd or 4th best team in the state!

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the Dragons (besides a terrible team name).

Anonymous said...

Why so much concern about Dragons roster?. Though we all agreed 4 Storm players play on every PDA team to help them win.

Anonymous said...

"We all agreed". What a great statement. So by saying that it must be true.

Anonymous said...

6:49- SARCASM!!!! Unbunch your briefs, grab a drink and breath.

Nike commercial was great. My daughter noticed the PDA uniforms.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what is going on with Crush? I heard at least 15 players are leaving (both U13 teams combined). Will be interesting to see how this all shakes out for the Fall...

Anonymous said...

Great commercial for those pda family and friends. Great acting girls you all looked great in that powder blue. And then you have the reality of the two MFA players from the U13 selected to the US National team roster. You pda people can have the commercial limelight.

Anonymous said...

10:30

Good for them. but how does it help your daughter?

And remember being picked is an honor but lotsa changes between now an u18.

also at the older age groups there are lots of PDA players on national teams so it seems your perspective is very narrow to this age group only.


Anonymous said...

EDL NPL finished
http://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=43063&Gender=Girls&Age=13

TSF takes North, Wildcats win South.

First place from each division plays second place of other division, then winners play each other for trip to finals. TSF vs SJEB. Wildcats vs NJCSA. I would say Indiana is up for grabs.

Anonymous said...

MF what a disgrace. Putting ECNL girls on NPL team this weekend when havnt played for them all year. Can't believe patents stand for this.

Anonymous said...

Not just any MF players, they were there best 5 including 2 U.S. National Players.

Anonymous said...

That just dosn't seem very sportsman like to me. Why use ECNL? why not just their north players if south team is short players?


Anonymous said...

Because they want to win !

Anonymous said...

They weren't short players.

Anonymous said...

2:47 & 2:59 MF parents don't pick who came to play. That was coaches decision. We know our team does not have a bench to sub players. If you want to state facts then you would know we only had 3 girls added to play with us today. Ajax as well had some Storm players guesting on their team. Don't come on here throwing hate!

Anonymous said...

Who did Match Fit play?

Anonymous said...

What was the score?

Anonymous said...

MF Pre-Ecnl played PDA Pre-Ecnl (storm), game was tied 1-1 after regulation and PK's, PDA won in PK's.
MF NPL played PDA South (Ajax) Matchfit won 4-0.
MF had 3 Pre-Ecnl players, 2 of which have played with them on and off over the course of the year. PDA Ajax had 2 who normally play with storm, but are rostered to Ajax also and play with them on and off.
Didn't see PDA North (Dragons) vs Penn Fusion game, so not sure of that score,

Anonymous said...

So the 2 National team players have played on NPL team before? Clearly what they did today was to help the Club have an opportunity to go to the National championship. Club ahead of players. The AJAX players have been on AJAX since the beginning of the year and we're fortunate enough to get a shot at ECNL. Big difference!

What MF dos today was shameless. Don't try to sugar coat it.

Anonymous said...

Gotta get used to this folks.

it's Club Soccer.


Any girl of age on the club can play with any team within the club.

This is U.S. Club soccer. They promote this as a way of life.

As long as every club has the right to do the same thing then all is fare.




Soccer Nut






Anonymous said...

Not blaming the parents but don't defend a shameless and disgusting display of bad sportsmanship!

Anonymous said...

I did watch the East Meadow vs Worldclass game and saw some of the PDA vs match fit game.


Both games were good solid games.



Soccer Nut

Anonymous said...

3:36, no hate for the parents and the players only the club.

Anonymous said...

What's all this about - WHO CARES? Didn't you pick PDA to play ECNL if not why are you there? From the sounds of it this MF team is the ECNL team next year so adding ECNL players is the logical choice - to have them play a few early games in INDIANA. This is to funny,this is a good test for your kids to see if you are at that level. PDA Dragons are now playing the #2 team in NJ - PDA Storm just became #1 - we will see what they are made of tomorrow and the girls moving up get a taste of things to come. ENJOY win or lose it's just a game - an important game but still just a game.

Anonymous said...

Most ignorant post ever on this blog! Now you are a parent as distasteful as the team you daughter plays for.

Anonymous said...

If it were bad sportsmanship by Matchfit, why did PDA do the same thing?

Anonymous said...

4:50 I think 4:14 answered that question.

Anonymous said...

PDA does this every year, this is why there is a rule about only have 4 players play for both. This is because PDA abused this last year.

Match Fit did nothing wrong, those players are on the roster then they can play. I saw you Storm players playing for Ajax as well.

Anonymous said...

Guess what folks? World Class did the same thing today. It's the nature of the Beast. Atleast the PDA and MF teams have used these players at various times this year. It's the Academy life. Live it, love it or move on.

Anonymous said...

Fcv win va npl beating pwsi 2 1 today. Shows what a mockery the rankings are as fcv have now beaten pwsi twice away from home this season.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that PDA is on here taking crap. They used players that hasn't played against MF NPL at all this year. They have played head to head 3 times. I guess MF turned the table on PDA and the parents didn't like the outcome.

Anonymous said...

Our club puts itself first over girls and shows "poor sportsmanship" because they believe the other team does this. Even more disgusting! Listen to how you sound. Read it back to yourself in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

"So the 2 National team players have played on NPL team before? Clearly what they did today was to help the Club have an opportunity to go to the National championship. Club ahead of players. The AJAX players have been on AJAX since the beginning of the year and we're fortunate enough to get a shot at ECNL. Big difference!

What MF dos today was shameless. Don't try to sugar coat it."



Yep but they did not cheat, they played by the rules. They want this team to go to nationals, so all hands were on deck to get this team over the hump.



Anonymous said...

Never said they cheated. I said it was disgusting, distasteful and poor sportsmanship.

Anonymous said...

So why did PDA play their ECNL players today in the NPL and not on the pre ECNL?
" because they wanted this team to go to Nationals"

Same situation. No need to sugar coat it. I wouldn't call that unsportmanship. PDA does the same thing. They both used rostered players.

Anonymous said...

PDA put their club before players....if not, why didn't the ECNL girls play with the pre ECNL today? You come on here crying foul and you don't even realize that your club pulled the same thing and what about the players who have started for the Ajax all season?

Anonymous said...

Their was not poor sportsmanship on MF's behalf. Only bitter parents on Ajax. Face it with or without the girls that came to help out and play MF Npl has beaten you repeatedly without any add-on players and just because they had these girls today it bothers you even more so.

Anonymous said...

5;31


All Players on Ajax were rostered with Ajax since beginning of the year. they belong to Ajax. Because of their good play, They get a chance to with encl. team. ( but they are Ajax players)

Players today for match fit were ecnl players playing down to the NPL team so that the team could field a solid 11 And go to nationals.


Seems like a pretty different situation to me. match fit girls playing down Ajax girls sometimes get a chance to play up.







Anonymous said...

I guess we will never know if MF NPL was good enough to go to NPL Nationals. I feel bad for the "NJX" girls who stuck with their team over the years. Kudos to the girls on the real NPL team.

Anonymous said...

Wait: reading these posts. MF Ecnl players played with NPL.

Then how in the world did PDA Storm go to PKs with MF Encl if their best players were not there?

Says a a lot about the MF North program

Anonymous said...

Congrats to FC Virginia NPL

TBD
Eastern Development League
Northeast Girls NPL

Jacksonville FC (FL)
Baton Rouge SC (LA)
Elite Girls Academy (NE)
Arsenal (AZ)
NEFC (MA)
STA (NJ)
Crossfire ECNL (WA)
FC Portland Academy (OR)
FC Alliance (TN)
Oklahoma FC (OK)
Eagles SC (CA)

Anonymous said...

yes it does- you pack in on your side and hope for a counter because your to exhausted from chasing the ball

Anonymous said...

Maybe the MF girls getting cut are better than the ones staying? MF couldn't beat them with their regular players.

Anonymous said...

8:05pm

I have seen your game's vs Match Fit all 3 times this year.

Every time you played Match Fit, Match Fit played a different formation. I am a coach for a very long time, I noticed this again today. I agree with you to a degree. Match Fit played Delayed the majority of the game. I personally applauded the coach on playing multiple formations throughout this season. I thought the game plan was perfected by Match Fit today. Your team had possession East-West barely North-South. PDA girls were getting frustrated, unable to break the lines. First 10-15 minutes of the game, PDA indeed had the better play until the tactics changed. Not many real scoring chances after this tactical change. Possession, for sure was 60-40 PDA. PDA had 3 corner kicks to Match Fits 6 (estimates).

Overtime, personally was all Match Fit. PDA looked tired, Match Fit countered often in OT. Actually Match Fit, hit the post, missed a break away in over time, had other opportunities that Match Fit Squandered.


PDA has a College Coach, today your team won. Congrats, I did not think your coach adjusted to Match Fit adjustments. Today I would lean to Match Fit over your coach today.

you as a Parent would walked away thinking what you posted, to me, I actually thought the opposite. I personally liked watching your team and watching Match Fit teams. The only team that I have noticed that change's tactics at this young age happens to be this Match Fit coach. Both teams Soccer IQ are extremely high, I just like that Match Fit are learning many formations. I am going to tomorrow to see if coach changes formation vs World Class.

I watched very little of Match Fit NPL vs PDA South. I can not provide details.

Anonymous said...

Change the rules and allow the Pre-ECNL divison to advance. Silly that they aren't eligible. You do that, this stuff stops. It's by far the best NPL league in the country they deserve two teams. Without that everyone should understand what happened today is fair game. The Pre-ECNL teams are playing for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Don't have a playoff and the nonsense would stop. Playing 22 games (each team twice) is plenty to pick a team to advance. That way every game is important.

Anonymous said...

New York Cup Final

NYSC 1
EM Hotshotz 0

Anonymous said...

Ajax. You have not beaten MF NPL for over a year. Would have lost anyway and you have duel rostered players on your team all the time. You lost. Go home. Says allot that MF pre ecnl took storm to PK's with what they rostered. Just wait until new MF ECNL starts next season. Going to be some team.....

Anonymous said...

9:04 You hit the Nail on the Head!

I am still shocked that Storm won on PKs vs Pre ECNL\Black team today

Anonymous said...

What did they hit in the head? Using pre-ECNL rostered players to win a game? And the best players at that. Then yeah. We will never know who would have won the game. MF NPL is no more.

Anonymous said...

PDA has done this for years, all of sudden another club has the means to do this to the mighty PDA. Now you parents CRY. Too Bad.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the true champion of NPL wins tomorrow. Oh right, they are already winners in playing the right way.

Anonymous said...

Playing with the teams they have, MF came in 2nd and 4th place in the NE NPL and Pre-ECNL respectively. And behind a PDA team in both cases. So it would seem that when they use the team designated in their respective leagues they are a step behind PDA. Just an observation.

Anonymous said...

8:37.

i watched 15 minutes of today's pda match fit game and I must say that your analysis of what Transpired was pretty generous in favor of match fits tactics.

I saw 10 sitting back out of necessity rather than tactical.

Soccer Nut.

Anonymous said...

9:33. It is not ok for any team to do it whether PDA, MF or anyone else. Some else "supposedly" doing it does not ever give a team the right to do it. Stop trying to justify it because it is wrong on many levels. If you want to say that your team does it because, while poor sportsmanship, its legal and that is what your club will always do then there is no argument.

Anonymous said...

Will the Ajax ECNL players be playing for the Storm tomorrow? I do not think it was bad sportsmanship on any of the teams who used players from their ECNL programs. World Class, MF or PDA. Did East Meadow do the same? I can't believe pda parents are on here crying. They went in to today's game bringing their high powered pre ECNL players from the South and MF turned the table on them. Lol.
Great stuff MF.

Anonymous said...

Match Fleece is a joke. Finished second and fourth in league play. Once again MF kicks NJX to the curb and brings in their top players to win.

Obviously MF felt without the top players they could not win. If they did, they could have played their best players in the Pre ECNL games.

They have been using ECNL players all year. Thats how they won the NJ Cup.

Anonymous said...

11:17 - You're wrong, and you're jealous

Anonymous said...

When I post I hate playoffs, you all call me crazy.

NYCSL NPL did it the right way!!!! Every game STA played was equally important and the forfeit they had last fall almost came back to bite them.

Reading this board - I have no doubt MF did the same thing last year to get to the NPL Finals.

It's youth soccer man - not the NWSL

You do you MF, we already know what the club represents - and saying PDA has done it for years proves what exactly? All it does is MF trying to justify playing dirty. Who takes NT level players and plays them in a "B" team league?

Great move - I hope you win your title and you place it right next to last years.

Finished in 4th last year and finished in 4th this year you just doubled down this time - smart move MF.

Anonymous said...

Mercenaries go where needed

I predict she plays for 3 colleges

Was dismayed to not see Match's best vs PDA best today, despite it being a very good contest

Anonymous said...

NPL Northeast Girls League 2014-15

u13 Pre-ECNL
East Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL
PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL

u13
PDA North 01 NPL
Match Fit Academy 01 NPL

u14
FC Stars of Mass 00 NPL
PDA North 00 NPL

u15
FC Stars of Mass 99 NPL
PDA South 99 NPL

u16
FC Stars of Mass 98 NPL
PDA South 98 NPL

u17
FC Bucks 97 NPL
PDA North 97 NPL

u18
3 PDA South 96 NPL
0 FC Stars of Mass 96 NPL


PDA North playing for 4 titles
PDA South playing for 2 titles
FC Stars playing for 3 titles
MF laying for 1
EM playing for 1
FC Bucks playing for 1

Qualified for INDIANA
PDA South 96 NPL

Anonymous said...

11:46- MF used guest players and ECNL all year to win. They even brought ECNL players to win in EDP league games. I have no problem with that.

Match Fit is a bottom of the barrel ECNL club. As 12:03 pointed out, their club has only 1 team to make the finals in NPL league play. In order to compete with better clubs they have to adjust their team rosters.

Match Fit felt they needed these girls to win and have every right to use them.

Anonymous said...

It's not called guest players if the players are in the club and rostered to these teams. Sorry, the program your daughter plays for is not up to speed.

Anonymous said...

So you see nothing wrong with using U15 national team players for a u13 B team league? Yes it's all about development at MF!! We get it they are not doing anything wrong they are playing within the rules but it just doesn't seem right does it?

Someone please provide a recap of the game once it's done. I want to read how they dominated so we can congratulate them for a great season blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

6:18- Sorry your club uses so many different players you don't even know who is in your club.

I said MF used guest players AND... ECNL players all year. Used guest players in PDA tournament and ECNL players in NENPL and EDP games.

I don't blame MF. They know they can't beat PDA pre ECNL 0-2-1 this year. Good move to put their best players on the NE NPL team to try and get a spot at Nationals. Gives NJX players a chance to watch and learn how to play at a higher level.

Anonymous said...

6:31- I can give you the recap now. NJX will kick and throw the ball to superstars and get out of their way. NJX players will chase all balls that go out of bounds so superstars can rest.

Top player is very good. She scored all of their goals yesterday.

Anonymous said...

6:18, they are not "rostered" on the NPL team. They are rostered on the ECNL team. Each game a team may use up to 4 other club players. They could have brought any 4 ECNL or MF Black players to play. They choose to bring the best ECNL players. They did this to win.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me how the greatest club in the world with the best daddy and mommy coaches always appears to be short players?

Anonymous said...

8:37 PM. Good post Jeff

Anonymous said...

U15 final is incorrect. PDA south lost to Connecticut 2-0.

Anonymous said...

Wow is PDA crying? You got beat at your own game. Just accept you lost to a better club all around

Anonymous said...

fcv against pwsi yesterday was a great game. final score 2-1 to fcv but could easily have been 4-1: fcv have real strength in depth at the club and always try to play the right way.

pwsi played hard but could not keep up. special mention to the soon to be ex-pwsi coach. this lady (I use the term loosely) told the fcv coach to p**s off and refused to shake hands at the end.

For those sneering at the NPL nationals, I can tell you the fcv girls are so excited to be competing nationally and know they may never get this opportunity again and are going to enjoy every minute of it.

Anonymous said...

MFA was 19-10-4 against national ECNL comp this year. In the division I'd bet the numbers are similiar. That does not support you comments 6:13. Judging a Club off their B/C teams is an odd way to measure success.

Anonymous said...

It's not parents for the most part today.
It's PDA and MF coaches attacking each other and crying foul.
Talk about the Pot calling the Kettle black.
Each side trying to claim the other is more crooked and underhanded.

Anonymous said...

Matchfit outplayed today. Loses in final.

Anonymous said...

The coach posts here are so transparent

Anonymous said...

12:23 YES!

Anonymous said...

LOL MFA and PDA coaches aren't posting. The wacky stuff I assume are parents who are emtotionally invested. I posted the stuff defending MFA, and I have a lot of respect for both clubs.

Anonymous said...

What is right won over what is wrong today. Please no more posts. Leave the girls alone.

Anonymous said...

What was the score?

Anonymous said...

Agreed matchfit lost to dragons. 3-0.

Anonymous said...

Dragons were due against this team and played very well. Well deserved.
MF also out coached. Even Dragons parents had to be scratching their heads at where some of the MF girls were positioned by their "coaches" today. Again, hats off to Dragons. Good day for them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the VA update - it's cool to have PA updates and now VA - great stuff keep us in the loop.

Congrats to FCV NPL and PDA North aka Dragons, I guess that leaves one spot up for grabs - anyone know when EDP game(s) will be played?

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Anonymous said...

Always funny to hear an FCV parent criticize the sportsmanship of another team. Between the dirty play, whiny parents and arrogant players, they really don't have room to criticize anyone.

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

New NJ Top 3:

1) PDA Storm
2) PDA Dragons
3) MF Pre ECNL

Anonymous said...

pretty amazing that at the end of u13, that the top teams in NJ and Northeast pre encl. league and northeast NPL league come from PDA. Well done PDA. well done

Anonymous said...

1. Jacksonville FC (FL)
2. Baton Rouge SC (LA)
3. Elite Girls Academy (NE)
4. Arsenal (AZ)
5. New England FC (MA)
6. STA (NJ)
7. PDA North '01 (NJ)
8. Crossfire ECNL (WA)
9. FC Portland Academy ECNL (OR)
10. FC Alliance (TN)
11. Oklahoma FC (OK)
12. Eagles SC (CA)
13. FC Virginia NPL (VA)

1 spot remains.

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