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Thursday, May 19, 2016

U15 Girls Youth Soccer

U15 young women players are not playing for fun, they are playing to win.

Best to step aside, because they are about to barrel through...

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Anonymous said...

NYSC has a very good chance. Why? Because of their boys program. NYSC plays one style of soccer, and they require the girls to play the same as the boys, which is very difficult. Only time will tell if the girls program will ever be as successful as the boys side, but I know that my daughter is a much better player because of her training. She can walk onto any pitch and be immediately recognized as advanced. How do I know this, because Surf, WorldClass, and CFC all offered her a spot, but we are staying.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the top ECNL clubs all went GDA as 17 out of 25 are ECNL.

F1 = GDA
F2 = ECNL & USYSA NL
F3 = NPL & ERL (USYSA Regional leagues)


MLS
1. LAFC Slammers (Los Angeles, Calif.)

NWSL
1. Seattle Reign (Seattle, Wash.)
2. Portland Thorns (Portland, Ore.)
3. Boston Breakers (Watertown, Mass.) (ECNL)
4. Sky Blue FC-PDA (Bernardsville, N.J.) (ECNL)
5. Washington Spirit (Boyds, Md.)
6. Orlando Pride (Orlando, Fla.)

ECNL
1. San Diego Surf (San Diego, Calif.)
2. Mustang (Danville, Calif.)
3. So Cal Blues (Rancho Capistrano, Calif.)
4. De Anza Force (Saratoga, Calif.)
5. Crossfire (Redmond, Wash.)
6. FC Dallas (Frisco, Texas)
7. Solar Chelsea SC (Dallas, Texas)
8. Real Colorado (Highlands Ranch, Co.)
9. Colorado Rush (Littleton, Co.)
10. Michigan Hawks (Livonia, Mich.)
11. Sockers FC (Palatine, Ill.)
12. Penn Fusion SA (Westtown, Pa.)
13. CASL (Raleigh, N.C.)
14. Concorde Fire (Atlanta, Ga.)
15. Tophat NTH (Atlanta, Ga.)

Non-ECNL
1. Beach FC (Torrance, Calif.)
2. Lamorinda (Moraga, Calif.)
3. Cincinnati Development Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Anonymous said...

1248 It looks like it took more of the remaining ECNL clubs that have a proven track record of feeding the YNT pools which makes perfect sense as the goal is to for US Soccer federation is to find and develop the 1% of girls that are called up onto the national scene. DA will lead to YNT/NWSL professional opportunities vs. ECNL will stick with the model of feeding our college systems. Now it's gonna be a choice for many to decide what path there daughters want.

Anonymous said...

2:24 it's the same model

GDA practice 4 times a week for girls that have the dream - no HS.
These players will be your D1 college players as none of them will go pro or play for the WNT without college. To develop soccer players

ECNL & USYSA options are less practice with HS soccer also a pathway to lower D1 schools and other colleges for the players with serious academics that also want the option to play soccer and don't want to practice 4 times a week and play 2 games a weekend.

Anonymous said...

I dont recall any "advanced" players on NYSC U14

Anonymous said...

The impact of the DA is dependent on the number of clubs. 25 will have little impact on the ECNL. If they end up with 100, different story. Right now there are 12-15 kids per birth year in the DA. NJ has about 100 D1 kids in a strong year.

Anonymous said...

Boca girls in WV playing under aliases???

Anonymous said...

Total crock by 3:13

Insinuates if you are not DA you cannot attend/play at a top D1 soccer school.

Anonymous said...

1776 with their first win! 3-0 over Century V Gold in Region 1 championships!

Anonymous said...

4:14 - Yes, by the logic espoused above, the lower tier D1, and D2 and D3 should see an increase in quality by the addition of all those girls who missed or passed on GDA because of location, basketball, family obligations, what have you, and were not recruited by the top D1 schools because they were not GDA.

Anonymous said...

I am a livid parent right now, a few weeks ago I spoke to MF DOC regarding the team make up for next year. He stated all team players are all returning, he was shocked that I asked him about this. I just found out that this is not the case, my daughter left her team to join these players only to find out today none of the player's I spoke to the DOC about will be playing next year. Sent numerous emails and called with no return calls or responses. I am a frustrated parent right now.

Anonymous said...

Call other teams. Often there is some wiggle room with new rosters.

Is this next year's '01s?

Anonymous said...

Im guessing 02s but it was pretty well known nat team girl and reg 1 girl going to world class and another top going to pda.

Anonymous said...

5:35 Simple answer, go to practice next week and ask him yourself. You're on one of the 2 best teams in the state - you want to make sure you are happy until they put your kid into college. Talk to him in person.

Anonymous said...

I mean did they really do a good job geographically with the DA? 6 of the 25 are CA. I get it, CA should have the most, but 25%? TX has 2 and both are in Dallas.

Anonymous said...

8:01pm More to be announced, this is just first stage

Anonymous said...

Where are the wildcats?

NPL Finals 2016
2016 NPL Finals - U14 Girls

A
NEFC Elite
FC Virginia United Elite 01
Davis Legacy 02
Space City FC

B
Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies
FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL
LVU 01 Girls
BRSC 02 Girls Black

C
PDA South 01 NPL
Claremont Stars SC Stars 01
Lonestars 02G Red SA
EGA Maroon 01 02

Anonymous said...

Wildcats going to national cup the following week. They went to npl finals last summer. They had to choose 1 event.

Anonymous said...

Wow no pda or mf in gda.

Anonymous said...

5:35pm. It was no secret that a lot of the MF players were leaving. Obviously the DOC will tell you otherwise. And now the cat is out of the bag expect the no response style of communicating to become more prevalent. Welcome to MF. Perhaps do your homework on their history before jumping ship to "greener grasses". I hope for your daughters sake that the team she left were not strong otherwise YOU have made a bad decision.

Like others have said, contact other clubs, there may be open spots that they're willing to fill. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

MF will never get into GDA. PDA is in already

Anonymous said...

@5:44 OR you can not listen to 7:44 who obviously has an pathetic agenda, and clear the air with the coach. Your kid was good enough to be chosen to be on one of the 2 best teams in the state.
If I were in your position, I would make sure you are happy with your choice of being your daughter getting into a great college. I know I would want my daughter on PDA or MF, at this age, if I lived in NJ.

And as for 7:44 - With all the bashing you do here, it has lost all of it's meaning. The results speak for themselves. I am sure your daughter is is the best place in the history of youth sports.

Anonymous said...

2016 Region I Championships U14 Girls Day 1

1 BRYC 01 Elite (VA) (SC)
1 Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W) (CL1)

0 Nordic 14 Premier (VT) (SC)
3 West Islip Wildcats (NY-E) (SC)

6 Dynamite (MD) (SC)
1 DE Union Orange 01 (DE) (SC)

3 NJCSA Elite-Manalapan (NJ) (SC)
2 SDA (NY-W) (SWC)

14 South Shore Select Elite (MA) (SC)
0 Velocity Premier SC Howell (ME) (SC)

0 Middletown YSC (RI) (SC)
1 TCSC REVOLUTION (WV) (SC)

3 1776 United FC 01 Xtreme (PA-E) (SC)
0 Century V 01/02 Gold (PA-W)

3 Empire United Soccer Academy - Rochester (NY-W) (SC)
0 Beachside (CT) (SC)

Anonymous said...

Agreed 7:59 - Until they get their own facilities it won't happen.

Anonymous said...

Not only do you need the facilities, you have to have the money, players, history of developing players and coaches. MF doesn't have any of this. The greed and lack of talented coaches will do them in.

Anonymous said...

MFA did not apply to GDA. If they ever decide to Join it will be in a similiar way to what PDA did. If they had applied they would be in, super strong history between that club and the national teams since the current DOC and ECNL Director got there. When size is considered they put more kids on these teams than pretty much anyone else.

For now, MFA can sit tight. 25 clubs does not impact the ECNL in a big way. When they go to 50 it starts to.

For the parent whose kid is going there and is upset, why do you think the new kids won't be as good as the old. I am not as familiar with the 2002s as 2003s, but I would expect both teams to be around .500 next year and improve going forward.

Anonymous said...

Wow, some weak teams in Region 1 event

And 2 of the 3 best teams had to face each other first game. Brackets always funny this way, it seems.

Anonymous said...

11:53, stop talking, you clearly know nothing. Over the last 5+ years they have had close to 30 kids on national teams and over 100 D1 scholies. They have kids at Stanford, UNC, Virginia.....and are starting to build an alumni base in the NWSL.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, 12:03

I would like to see a little more transparency at Match Fit - but there is something to be said about going there and MAKING it better as well

Plenty of teams will not divulge fully who is coming in, who is leaving during the tryout/decision process. You really have to do some legwork on it yourself by speaking to other families, anyone else closely connected to the division. Then dont assume its all true.

Anonymous said...

2016 Region I Championships U14 Girls Day 2

6 BRYC 01 Elite (VA) (SC)
0 West Islip Wildcats (NY-E) (SC)

4 Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W) (CL1)
0 Nordic 14 Premier (VT) (SC)

0 Dynamite (MD) (SC)
1 SDA (NY-W) (SWC)

1 DE Union Orange 01 (DE) (SC)
3 NJCSA Elite-Manalapan (NJ) (SC)

10 South Shore Select Elite (MA) (SC)
0 TCSC REVOLUTION (WV) (SC)

2 Velocity Premier SC Howell (ME) (SC)
0 Middletown YSC (RI) (SC)

2 1776 United FC 01 Xtreme (PA-E) (SC)
2 Beachside (CT) (SC)

1 Century V 01/02 Gold (PA-W)
4 Empire United Soccer Academy - Rochester (NY-W) (SC)

As of this second

Final 4
A - BRYC
D - NJCSA Elite-Manalapan

B - South Shore Select Elite
C - Empire United Soccer Academy - Rochester

The 2 winners of the Final4 games advance to National League
Champion advances to Texas

to join

Under-14
1. Tennessee SC 20 (TN)
2. PSG MI Gators 02 Orange (MI)
3. CUP Gold 01/02 (OH-S)
4. Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)
5. USA Stars 02 (CA-N)
6.
7.
8.

Anonymous said...

Am I reading this correct?

The club doesn't have to tell anyone who is there and who is leaving why would they? You picking the club or you a stalker? That's crazy talk.

PS. the 25 clubs mentioned are your full academy no thought process. The next batch will require a little homework on their part. It will be a lot more than 25 I see it some where around 80 teams like the ECNL at the 99/00, 01/02 and 03/04 level your full academy teams with a lot more at the younger ages. Then will re-shuffle the teams again when the age group changes to 00/01, 02/03 and 04/05

I know some of you didn't like my top d1 comment - All i was saying is that if the GDA has 80 clubs that train 4 times a week and attract the best players in the region the top d1 soccer programs will pick from these programs 98% and if they still have room they will usethe other avenues available to them ODP, ECNL, USYSA NL, NPL, USYSA regional league, tournaments and their camps. Don't worry plenty of money to go around.

with 276 free tuition spots the best players will be there if they can make it there (geography) why pay 2k when you can get it for free?

GS4

Anonymous said...

At least South Shore will get 2 competitive games (semi and final)

These last 2 had to be excruciating

Anonymous said...

A Club that doesn't even have the DA on the boys side....Check that history.

Club that lives off of PDA's mishaps. No development, no training, no coaches, no facility. They have been very fortunate to be in the backyard of PDA and get players that were developed elsewhere. See where those players came from that made those National and College teams and then let's get into a conversation.

Let's talk facts instead of bs. Stop drinking the Kool Aid.

Anonymous said...

Again. 2:23 you know nothing. The core of the huge team they had last year was with them for many years. The year before, most of those kids came over at U11. The backyard of PDA, LOL. Even the kids who came over later in their youth careers, almost every single one of them was added to the national teams after they arrived at MFA not before. Cleary you are a bitter person with an axe to grind, easy to see that.

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Anonymous said...

2:56 who are you referring to? At this age group, MF did not develop one player. Teams came from old jefferson team and njx.

Older players , again all came from other clubs. Name one home grown. I cant

Anonymous said...

Name one player. Hit before finished

Anonymous said...

So no developing after U10?

They were complete players by then?

Absurd.

Anonymous said...

Absurd that you are clueless. MF never had a u10 team until this year.

Anonymous said...

Mf never had a team period, they just absorb teams with bs promises and then fill in players after they wise up. Make sure you pay the coaches bar tab while you are away at tournaments and make sure the coach gets the suite

Anonymous said...

The pda shill is back on the clock. Wonder of he gets paid to shill or this gets his daughter special consideration with pda.

Anonymous said...

I was talking about last years U18s and the year before that. Those kids came with the ECNL director and many were together since U8. I was not referring to this years U14s. But to think they were all perfectly developed talents at 10/11 is silly. Club gets some credit.

Anonymous said...

9:20

I said after U10.

Match Fit took Jefferson team starting at U11.

I guess you think they learned everything before that.

The better teams take players that HAVE skills. We get that. Come with the territory. Doesnt mean they are finished products.

Now - a player joining at U18 for their final club season and that club then proclaiming the talent as their product might be a bit much.

Anonymous said...

Actually 11 49, only of about 3 where with doc prior. He grabbed 2 teams and brought them in and added those 3 players. I am from PSC. I know the whole history of those teams. Please provide true facts. Doc was booted out of PSC due to lies, then promised things to board that created the affilation, well we all know how that worked out

Anonymous said...

11:05 & 10:14 - We have the MF hater aboard again. Hmm I wonder who it is???

Is the the lying ex-coach from MF who has been out-coached in every big game he was ever involved in?

Or is it the lying ex-coach from MF who has promised way too much for his new club guaranteeing playing time to 20+ kids and parents?

Go ahead and deny it's you, even though anyone who reads this blog that knows MF, knows it's you. I await the false denial.

People who have no life will always try to start drama in your life.



Anonymous said...

My guess is somehow the 2 clowns running
Cedar stars are involved. No question they are making promises they can't possibly keep. Some of the lies they are spreading are really out there. Many will be disapointed with the quality of their npl teams when the smoke clears.

Anonymous said...

Could it be the njx lady who sold mf njx merger that fell apart.

Anonymous said...

6:22 Unlikely - I hear that they're staying.

Anonymous said...

I am 11 05, sorry MF parent, not a coach. One of you, see you on the pitch

Anonymous said...

I love this blog... I love postING on this blog. I posted topics about WC, Manalapan, MF, PDA, NJX, Barons, and STA. It's 24 hours before people start claiming who it is. U15 blog not as interesting. Yes I love stirring the pot!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th to all

Anonymous said...

Who won region 1 tourney.

Anonymous said...

Congrats manalapan for making semis

Anonymous said...

2016 Region I Championships U14 Girls

Final 4
South Shore Select Elite (MA)
Empire United Soccer Academy - Rochester (NY-W)

BRYC 01 Elite (VA)
NJCSA Elite-Manalapan (NJ)

The Champion will advance to Nationals in Texas

The Champion and Runner up will also qualify for U16 national league

If South Shore and BRYC win the spots become open and that is my pick for the finals

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Anonymous said...

Greater Binghamton got the royal SCREW -

they tied 1 of the 2 best teams in the event and won their other game 4-0. Ans did not advance......

Empire - a lesser team from their area - with an easier road - is alive.

Tough one.

Anonymous said...

11:50 did not advance? They are in.

Luck of the draw my friend you wouldn't have the "group of death" if it was don't any different.

Don't forget the USYSA National Championships is a "true" national championship open to all it's members.

They send 4 teams from their best league plus the champions from 4 regions and those regional champions had to win their states first.


Sorry not knocking anyone (US Club) but you can't buy your way in.

Anonymous said...

9:18 - like the phrase "you can't buy your way in." So true. I wonder how many clubs do this so they can claim
they are going to "regionals," "nationals," etc.

Anonymous said...

ENY had only 8 teams participating in their U14 State Cup competition. Quite different from NJ.

Anonymous said...

3:38 Not so - NJ Crush and STA both played a few EDP games in addition to their NPL games so they can qualify for NCS. NYCSL is a US Club league so if you want NCS you need to play a few ENY or NJYS games to qualify.

Will use STA for this example no knock on them they did nothing wrong.

Played NPL - did not qualify for NPL Finals
Played EDP to qualify for NCS - did not qualify for region 1 tournament
Played NJ Cup - did not qualify for National Cup
Payed to play in Mid-Atlantic Regional and won 3 games going to nationals


NJCSA Elite won Nj NCS went to Regiuon 1 to play SouthShore, BRYC, Greater B and other state cup winners and only 1 can go to nationals. Us Club send NJ Cup winner, NY cup winner MA cup winner and a few other select cup winners directly to nationals instead of Mid-Atlantic Regional

3:38 you are so right VERY Different - in USYSA you need to earn it

Anonymous said...

All you USYS guys are pretty funny, okay we get it, enough already, since there are a total of 2-3 of you, relax with the updates, and unsolicited comments already.

Anonymous said...

4:14 You not feeling it goomba.

I'm 3:59 from NY and I responded to 3:38.

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Anonymous said...


Who won region 1 semifinals.

Anonymous said...

4 BRYC 01 Elite (VA)
1 NJCSA Elite (NJ)

This makes 1 of the 2 spots available for the NL open and also makes me 1 for 1.

Anonymous said...

Too easy for a regional semifinal game.

Anonymous said...

6:53 I agree - NJCSA had the luck of the draw and showed their true colors when they played quality.

Since my boy doesn't like my USYSA posts, I put together a list of clubs that might be the next wave of GDA clubs.

NEXT UP for GDA on our side of the map

NWSL & ECNL
Western NY (NY)

WPSL, BDA & NPL
FC Westchester (NY) /New York Soccer Club (NY)
Seacoast United (NH)

WPSL & ECNL
FC Bucks
FC Stars

WPSL & NPL
NJ Wildcats (NJ)
Richmond Strikers (VA)
Yankee Lady FC (CT)

BDA & ECNL Clubs
Bethesda-Olney (Bethesda, Md.)
Richmond United (Richmond, Va.)
Continental FC DELCO (West Chester, Pa.)
World Class FC (Orangeburg, N.Y.)
Albertson SC (Great Neck, N.Y.)

BDA & NPL Clubs
Lehigh Valley United (Whitehall, Pa.)
Prince William Courage (Woodbridge, Va.)
NJCSA (Aberdeen, N.J.)
Oakwood Soccer Club (Glastonbury, Conn.)

UWS & NPL Clubs
New Jersey Copa FC
TSF Academy Valkyries

ECNL Only Clubs
Connecticut FC
East Meadow Soccer Club
FC Virginia
FSA
Maryland United FC
Match Fit Academy
Mclean Youth Soccer

BDA Only Clubs
PA Classics (Manheim, Pa.)
Beachside SC (Norwalk, Conn.)
Baltimore Armour (Ellicott City, Md.)
Cedar Stars Academy (Carlstadt, N.J.)
Met Oval (Queens, N.Y.)
BW Gottschee Academy (Queens, N.Y.)
Everton FC Westchester (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
FC Boston Bolts (Waban, Mass.)

Anonymous said...

GDA as of today

1. Boston Breakers (Watertown, Mass.)
2. Sky Blue FC-PDA (Bernardsville, N.J.)
3. Penn Fusion SA (Westtown, Pa.)
4. Washington Spirit (Boyds, Md.)

If Boys DA is the model, we could see another 16 clubs before the 1st season?

U15/16, U17/18
EAST CONFERENCE

10 teams NORTHEAST DIVISION
10 teams ATLANTIC DIVISION
20 teams

U13/U14
7 teams NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION
9 teams METRO DIVISION
9 teams NORTHEAST DIVISION
25

on par with ECNL

ECNL
12 teams Northeast Conference
12 teams Mid-Atlantic Conference
24 teams

Would love to see ECNL adopt the boys ECNL model allowing the NPL champions play ECNL.

You see I can talk USYSA, US Club and DA and call it like it is in addition to posting results, GS rankings and Youth Soccer rankings

Anonymous said...

South Shore won on PKs after 1-1 game

Anonymous said...

657. Thank you! NJCSA is an awesome team who played phenomenally. So proud of our team! So nice of others to see this. You did mean that comment as a compliment , yes? Because I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't unless you are just a complete ass or a sore loser

Anonymous said...

Congrats to manalapan. Good to see you guys make semis. From the guy called pda shill, MF coach, your coach, Wildcats coach.

Anonymous said...

9:27 do you really need a translation of the 6:57 comment?

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Anonymous said...

BRYC beats South Shore 1-0 in Region 1 final.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I just watched the game on Youtube, and BRYC forward pushed the SSS girl before her shot, that is a foul. Female Ref. was awful, really really awful.

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Anonymous said...

Where is the link to the game

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Anonymous said...

5:54

You have never beaten us

Anonymous said...

PL i assume? Or should I say former PL? Hope your kid can hang wherever she went because there's more to the game than knocking players to the ground.

Anonymous said...

Wow! A bunch of Jersey girls going out West to the U14 National Team Camp. Very impressive.
Good for NJ soccer.

Anonymous said...

928 Yes impressive representation by NJ. Still do not understand US federation concept of select picking girls at such a young age that not even in HS yet. Many things can change in the next 4 years of growth.

They should of regionalized it not like ODP or anything but at least keep the pool large enough to not chase away girls/boys with future talent that may jump into another sport like Lacrosse because of dreams are not there anymore.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is angry their non-ECNL daughter wasn't selected.

Anonymous said...

No it doesn't. Sounds like someone being realistic.

Not all the girls selected were from ECNL clubs.

Anonymous said...

323 agree and many girls are still growing, developing, and maturing so the percentages they will be overlooked is higher now since they narrow down the pool every time they call girls over for training. They are chasing the less then 1% to early.

Anonymous said...

The likelihood of the girls in the current u14 NTC still being in these national camps come u18 for example is slim. Too many changes will occur between now and when it actually matters but still some very cool bragging rights!

Anonymous said...

22% of the U14 GNT were non-ECNL. In that mix is a non-ECNL Jerseyite. Congrats to her!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find the list of girls going to National camp, I want to see if my daughter's name is on it.

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Anonymous said...

8 46 has to be a MF parent.

Anonymous said...

It's more than bragging rights. These kids are already on the top schools radar by virtue of this appointment. They will have a decided advantage I. The recruitment game. If they stick to u16 next cycle they have a golden ticket.

Anonymous said...

9 out of 36 from NJ-NY-CT. Something is being done right in our area.

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/07/01/12/46/160701-u14gnt-heads-to-colorado-for-36-player-camp

Anonymous said...

If you are going to include CT include all Region1

2 PDA
1 South Jersey Elite
1 Matchfit Academy

2 East Meadow SC
1 Albertson SC

1 Penn Fusion

1 FC Virginia

1 South Shore Select

1 Connecticut FC

Anonymous said...

9:44 The MF basher troll is now bashing on the MF parents... You have a few missing chromosomes.

Maybe that parent needed some information, you took it upon yourself to dismiss it and to trash a group of parents that have nothing to do with you.

I am sure you must have a lot of issues.

Anonymous said...

Or I have never been a MF fan. Don't like the parents, coaches, club. My boy got burned by this club. It's all the same on boys program to girls programs. MONEY MONEY MONEY

Anonymous said...

If you goto the U15 YNT out of 24 there are 10 from East coast.

1 NYSC
1 RIchmond United
3 Tophat
1 TN SC
1 PDA
1 PF
1 FC Stars
1 BRYSC

If you jump to the U16 YNT out of 26 only 3 from East coast.

1 MF
1 WC
1 FC Stars

If you look at the U17 YNT out of 26 only 4 from east coast

1 PDA
1 PF
1 Richmond United

At U18 YNT out of 20 only 4 East coast

1 NEFC
1 NYSC
1 FC Rev
1 PDA


What does this show? Maybe the weather has something to do with development? Warmer climate means more touches. I know even in the winter most of our teams go inside and practice but the girls have a tougher time doing work on their own. They cant just walk to a local field and practice shots or dribbling.

Anonymous said...

Manalapan is now GotSoccer's top-ranked team, just ahead of the team that trounced them 4-1.

Gotta love GotSoccer

Anonymous said...

8:47 - Interesting analysis.

Weather could definitely be the issue. Maybe Region 1 club coaches have more pull with national coaches at the younger ages to get players placed? Maybe our kids start training earlier and are more advanced than other regions early-on, but other areas catch up to us as the kids go through puberty? Maybe this trend with U14's will carry through and we'll start to see more Region 1 kids each year?

Anonymous said...

The last time the U15s got together there were 3 PDA kids there. There is a U15 CONCACAF cup in August at Disney. Team has not been announced I don't think.

Anonymous said...

8:47 & 9:31 I'll give you the GS4 spin.

Maybe girls are going to clubs that have the connections earlier for placement but these clubs aren't as good at development as they are at placement so their development is lacking and they fall off.

or

Maybe our kid's as a state/region just aren't as good.


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Anonymous said...

A lot of the girls are not developed on an ECNL team but ended up there.

It will be much like the DA, girls will have to play somewhere in the years before they get to the DA. They will have to develop the skills that allow them to make the DA somewhere.

Anonymous said...

I'd don't live out West so I'm making some assumptions here but I'd argue that the larger proportion of Northeast girls on the younger national teams iss less about poor development and more that it's easier for those girls around here to be seen at younger ages. Given the population density, top tournament density, and relative close proximity of national training centers, ODP camps, PDP/ID2, etc., younger players are more likely to travel to the places where the national team selectors will see them. In other regions, many parents of skilled younger players might have to travel much further to reach the training locations and so might be less willing to make the trek at the earlier ages. As the kids get older, top teams will travel to further locations (showcases, etc.) where their top players are more likely to be seen, and parents have a better feel for their kid's skill level so may be more likely to invest the time/money to travel to NTCs/ID2 etc type events.

Anonymous said...

8:47, thanks for the list, and Go NYSC!

Anonymous said...

2015-16 National League U14 Girls Final 4

R1. (OH) CUP Gold 01/02
R2. (NY) Greater Binghamton United FC
B1. (TN) Tennessee SC 20
B2. (MI) PSG MI Gators 02 Orange

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2015-16 Elite Clubs National League U14 Final 4

1. (CA) So Cal Blues SC ECNL U14
2. (OH) Ohio Premier ECNL U14
3. (CA) Eagles Soccer Club ECNL U14
4. (GA) Concorde Fire ECNL U14

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Next Up NPL Finals - July 14-18, 2016 | Aurora, CO

Flight A
NEFC Elite
FC Virginia United Elite 01
Davis Legacy 02
Space City FC

Flight B
Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies
FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL
LVU 01 Girls
BRSC 02 Girls Black

Flight C
PDA South 01 NPL
Claremont Stars SC Stars 01
Lonestars 02G Red SA
EGA Maroon 01 02

Anonymous said...

The population from DC to Boston is about 10% more than the entire state of CA, and the demographic is similar. You should see roughly the same number of players from these areas on these teams. I don't think there is any legit reason for younger or older teams to have any geographic bias unless there is a real bias or in these cases, the sample size is too small. Over time, there should be no difference.

Anonymous said...

I have a slightly different rationale. I have lived on both coasts and i think the west coast in general focuses more on team skills than individual skills. At the same time in nj at least there are a lot of international trainers that are bringing the individual skill level higher than the west coast. I think the more athletic girls are probably so cal but the most skilled are from the ny/nj area.

Anonymous said...

They don't play field hockey and lacrosse in CA to the extent they do in the Northeast.. The reason may be that there are more and varied sports played in the Northeast, which tends to dilute the athletic talent pool in any given sport.

Anonymous said...

Here are the state breakdown for YNT

U15
5 CA
4 GA
3 NC
3 NJ
3 TX
2 HI
2 MI
1 NY
1 VA
1 TN
1 IL


U16
4 CA
3 WA
2 CO
2 NJ
2 OR
1 FL
1 GA
1 HI
1 IN
1 MA
1 MD
1 MI
1 NC
1 NM
1 OK
1 TX

u17
8 CA
3 CO
2 MI
1 KS
1 IN
1 MD
1 WA
1 FL
1 GA
1 NC
1 NJ
1 TX

u18
7 CA
2 WA
2 MI
1 TX
1 OH
1 NY
1 OK
1 MA
1 NV
1 CO
1 PA
1 NJ



Anonymous said...

I do think the FH and Lacrosse make a big difference.

U15 and U16 both have girls from HI. What are the odds they stay on the team? What kind of competition do they get year round in HI?

Anonymous said...

944,not a MF parent,although sometimes I wish I was.Thanks to who ever posted the link.

Anonymous said...

Womens Soccer
375,681 High School Players
26,995 College Players
7.2% Overall % HS to NCAA
2.4% % HS to NCAA Division I
1.9% % HS to NCAA Division II
2.9% % HS to NCAA Division III

and you guys are talking about

92 Players listed in 2:02's post
0.02% High School players to NT camps

I get the facination with it, as we all think our kids are stars.
But really - great for these kids - don't add pressure to the pressure they already have.
Acknowledge and move on, let them enjoy as they try to maintain that level of play

Since the NPL Finals are next up
July 14-18, 2016 | Aurora, CO

NEFC, LVU and PDA South win their group
The Wildcard is hard to call as 6 points will probably be what the team has but the goal differential is hard to call.
IfI had to guess I will gowith my sleeper pick from NY Massapequa or LoneStars.

I really don't see anyone standing in the way of NEFC defending their title before they move to ECNL next season.
They beat PDA South at the PDA event 4-1 and also beat LVU at the same tournament 4-0. The altitude might play a role but that will play a part in everyones game no team can use that as an excuse.

Anonymous said...

Massapequa got lucky, they are no shot, they won’t win a game, their flights will get delayed, their hotel rooms will be given away, their cars will brake-down, they will get lost going to the fields, they will get drunk and fall down, they will use their LI accents to amuse the Colorado faithful, and finally, they will probably have a great time, good luck you bastards....

Anonymous said...

9:06 - that was funny!

Noo Yawk ....

Anonymous said...

Supposedly next batch of GDA clubs being announced today. Predictions?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Go NYSC!

Anonymous said...

World Class

Nobody else local

Anonymous said...

World Class sucks, terrible coaching, crooked CEO, no integrity, but otherwise great!

Anonymous said...

thanks MF DOC

when you point the finger, remember 4 are pointing right back at you

Anonymous said...

12:16 if that was MF they would have bragged about being GDA.
Where is my boy that thought this would be different than the ECNL?

Boca United (Boca Raton, Fla.)
FC Stars (Acton, Mass.)
San Juan Soccer Club (Rancho Cordova, Calif.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy (Matthews, N.C.)
FC Virginia (Chantilly, Va.)
Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Faribault, Minn.)
Clay County Soccer Club (Fleming Island, Fla.)
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Sting Soccer Club (Addison, Texas)
Dallas Texans (Plano, Texas)
Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy (JFC) (Jacksonville, Fla.)
TSC Hurricane (Tulsa, Okla.)
LA Galaxy San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)
Davis Legacy (Davis, Calif.)
LA Premier FC (La Canada, Calif.)
Virginia Development Academy (Woodbridge, Va.)
Eagles SC (Camarillo, Calif.)
Legends FC (Chino, Calif.)
West Florida Flames (Brandon, Fla.)
East Meadow SC (East Meadow, N.Y.)
Lonestar Soccer Club (Austin, Texas)
Weston FC (Weston, Fla.)
Eastside FC (Preston, Wash.)
Match Fit Academy (Morris Plains, N.J.)
World Class FC (Orangeburg, N.Y.)
Eclipse Select (Oak Brook, Ill.)
Midwest United FC (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Washington Spirit-Maryland (Boyds, MD.)

Anonymous said...

Our region1 GDA as of today.
53 clubs to date.

1. Boston Breakers (Watertown, Mass.)
2. FC Stars (Acton, Mass.)
3. East Meadow SC (East Meadow, N.Y.)
4. World Class FC (Orangeburg, N.Y.)
5. Sky Blue FC-PDA (Bernardsville, N.J.)
6. Match Fit Academy (Morris Plains, N.J.)

7. Penn Fusion SA (Westtown, Pa.)
8. Washington Spirit (Boyds, Md.)
9. Washington Spirit-Maryland (Boyds, MD.)
10. FC Virginia (Chantilly, Va.)
11. Virginia Development Academy (Woodbridge, Va.)

Anonymous said...

They also said -The 28 clubs will join the Girls’ Development Academy along with the initial group of 25 clubs that were announced on June 30 with more announcements taking place in the near future

Anonymous said...

Non-ECNL/NWSL/MLS GDA teams out of 53
1. Beach FC (Torrance, Calif.)
2. Lamorinda (Moraga, Calif.)
3. Davis Legacy (Davis, Calif.)
4. LA Premier FC (La Canada, Calif.)
5. Legends FC (Chino, Calif.)
----------------------------
6. Clay County Soccer Club (Fleming Island, Fla.)
7. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
8. Weston FC (Weston, Fla.)
-----------------------------
9. Eastside FC (Preston, Wash.)
10. Cincinnati Development Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)
11. Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Faribault, Minn.)
12. Midwest United FC (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
13. Charlotte Soccer Academy (Matthews, N.C.)
14. Virginia Development Academy (Woodbridge, Va.)

Anonymous said...

Surprising Match Fit.

Anonymous said...

Well done......

Myabe they have a field leasing agreement in place

Anonymous said...

The 1st Washington Spirit DA was Washington Spirit VA. It will be run by a collection of 4 clubs: Arlington, BRYC, Loudoun Soccer, and SYA. Today's Washington Spirit DA will be based in Maryland.

Anonymous said...

MF was surprising because they said they didn't want to be part of the DA. Not surprising they would get one.

Anonymous said...

Maybe all the girls who left MF will now want to come back?

Anonymous said...

Previously PDA and Match Fit were the class on NJ before these announcements. Now they both have really separated themselves by a very wide margin.

It's not even close.

Anonymous said...

You expect an argument?

Anonymous said...

And they aren't done yet. More coming folks.... Wiping out ECNL as we know it.

Anonymous said...

4:19 No, but feel free. People like to argue here.

Anonymous said...

MF gave up their boys DA. I don't know why they want girls DA.

Anonymous said...

4 06, no as long ecnl Director and doc is there, then there will be no training of any sort

Anonymous said...

5:36 My daughter's best training in her short lifetime has come from the DOC, and ECNL director from MF... after those two coaches the drop off is immense.

You can hate all yo want, but those guys are as good as it gets.

Anonymous said...

5:11 girls soccer is a cash cow. ECNL tested the waters with the big rosters and found parents will pay. ECNL made nice with GDA no one wants to pass on all that money and now they have the USSF backing them cha ching.

There will be some other other clubs asked to the party - as so many have said previously nothing will change we will just call it something else and i am curious what the tuition will be? 3,500 per player?

GDA top of the pyramid for 02/01 girls in year one. I hope no bridges were burned.

ECNL & USYSA NL = level 2

NPL & USYSA ERL and other regional leagues = level 3

EDP, CCL & NEP plus others = level 4

Anonymous said...

Let’s talk about pending HS season, ugh. Our varsity team is participating in a summer-type of league, its laid-back, but it is a pretty good barometer of what can be expected, ugh again. At first, I though I was over-thinking this, and seeing things that were not there, sadly they were real. The perfect vindication for this was my humble wife’s reaction to watching a game recently, bascially she wondering what sport they were playing, uber-ugh.

Anonymous said...

Sorry bro, but ECNL is above USYNL, again I am truly sorry, don't blame the messenger.

Anonymous said...

East meadow is now SUSA FC Academy.

You are so right, I'm sure those players on those teams could do better than play in NC 45 mins from CASL, Disney & Jefferson for showcases and their own national championships plus other showcase events and league games. I agree 100%

Anonymous said...

5 40. As Cris Carter would say. Come on Man

Anonymous said...

Sorry, ISA is now SUSA not EM, come on man....

Anonymous said...

6:59 - not in the loop?

http://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/team_prev.aspx?teamid=263223

Anonymous said...

So does that make SUSA FC Academy a GDA

SUSA, ISA and EM - should be a strong team no?

Anonymous said...

Come on.... Where are all the July 1 and July 2 posters saying there's no way MF gets a DA.... Hello? You there?

Anonymous said...

Just watched BRYC and SSSE play sorry but actually a little faster pace than the MF vs MI game was a little surprised to see that type of game after reading this board - yes some long balls but both teams tried to play and connect passes also. With both these teams in the NL I would say the quality is right there.

I agree 7:48 where is all those that smack talked this team, I hope they didn't burn bridges. This just means they will get lots of interest come next season. PDA can only take what 12 per age group. let's see if there will be some additional comp from other clubs. I can see NJ having at least 4

Anonymous said...

7:48 I never thought MF would get it. well I was wrong. Who will be the first club to lose this status?

Anonymous said...

6:59- I'm not sure but I think only the hotshotz team from east meadow is now Susa- the whole east meadow club did not merge with Susa- the best as club merged with Susa. That hotshotz team has been together with that same coach forever and didn't want to separate by birth year

Anonymous said...

So you're telling me the Hotshotz parents gave up ECNL to join SUSA, so that they can stay together as a team, are you for real?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I got autocorrected. I meant to say above that as far as I know only ISA And SUSA merged. Not east meadow.

Anonymous said...

10:23. I don't know for sure. But ECNL is not as highly respected on Long Island as it is in NJ. Also Many of these girls are already identified and don't need the "help" of the ECNL.

Anonymous said...

MFA has very close ties to the national teams. They were vocal about the ECNL, but that was emotion. Had heard some other rumors, but we'll see about those.

Anonymous said...

10:32 do not follow your post

Anonymous said...

Here is what I mean. Over the last 5-6 years for the size of the club they have put as many kids on national teams as anyone. They recently hired a national team staffer as a coach. The ECNL they are very passionate about and had said they were riding that horse. Something obviously changed their minds. Which is fine. Good luck to them. As far as rumors, there are always good ones in this business.

Anonymous said...

First 53 GDA Clubs

the Impact

152 - A license coaches
100 - B license coaches

217 - Full Time Coaches

580 - YNT/WNT players

166 - Pro players

--------------------------

$4.69 million in scholarships
or
758 full scholarship players
or
14 full scholarships per club
or
4 full scholarships per club per age group.

---------------------------

Anonymous said...

Are the scholarships for the best players or for families in need of them?

Anonymous said...

That is the million dollar question and the credibility of the program weighs in the balance of the answer. Likely it is a grey area at best.

Anonymous said...

South Shore Select announced they are joining NENPL.

Anonymous said...

Best of both Worlds for SSSE

USYSA National League 7 games (NC & Disney)
USYSA ERL 7 games
New England NPL 7 games

That's 21 league games
with potential for NCS, Region1 Championships, USYSA National Championship games and NPL Final games

Plus any warm up showcase events like Bethesda, Jefferson and PDA/Delco to name a few a very busy Nov- July.

Say what you want 6:13 7/9 as the messenger but if i had a team in the area doing this vs one doing ECNL I would pick the SSSE model vs ECNL unless of course your kid makes the GDA team.

Anonymous said...

why did MF walk away from Boys DA but now has girls DA? Must have something to do with money

Anonymous said...

@748
"Anonymous said...
Come on.... Where are all the July 1 and July 2 posters saying there's no way MF gets a DA.... Hello? You there?
July 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM"

right here absolutely shocked, and I put no credence in the GDA application process because believe me if MF got it, absolutely no one investigated the club before the supposed "award", NO ONE

because even the DOC was looking for other jobs

Anonymous said...

3:32 The fired coach is back complaining about MF.

WC got one too... why are you complaining?

Unless they're already unhappy with you... That's my guess.

Anonymous said...

Yes Political power struggle in play not by club but at USSF GDA v ECNL league. Trying to make to force stronger ECNL clubs what direction to take as none of those clubs will say no once accepted. Smart move by GDA corner the ECNL market of strong clubs first to force the ECNL it's hand. Again you have PDA, MF, WC less than 1 hour from each other makes no sense of geographically.

Question will be which will drop ECNL from their programs? Doubt they will they will go teams of GDA/ECNL/NPL - can only see PDA holding those 3 groups with branches down south and at the shore.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like too many games 12:40

Anonymous said...

It is clear, 3:32 - that DA was meant to be a volume league

They arent being as choosy as they could/were expected to be.

Good for the clubs that were on the fence - or below it.

Anonymous said...

You don't join the NENPL, they are obviously supplying the Breakers B team this year. BTW, some clubs have already announced that this is the last year of the NENPL. Unclear if it's going away. If I count right, these clubs have not been admitted to the DA: Bucks, Continental, Albertson, FSA FC, Conn, FC Boston, WNY Flash.

Anonymous said...

MFA and PDA are in ECNL as long as it exists. DA is a small number of kids and many will not give up HS. ECNL still a strong league. I don't think they feel NENPL is viable.

Anonymous said...

3:44...at your next tournament or soccer event, introduce yourself to ANY 2002 World Class parent, that didn't follow the ex-MF coach, and get their thoughts. I've already ran into a few at tournaments this summer with my younger daughter. it's funny stuff. I wonder how much longer the head DOC at WC will let the girls DOC run their girls program into the ground. My guess is that he has one year left. I can't imagine the DA will allow these programs to continue operating with parent coaches and parent DOCs.

Anonymous said...

4:01... i agree, but i'm starting to doubt the "DA is for a small number of kids". Where are all of these new DA level kids coming from? So just talking about our area, PDA, MF, WC,EM were all granted DA's. They are all also ECNL clubs with arguably the best kids in their respective areas... yes, there are some girls out there not currently on an ECNL team that are worthy. but there aren't a ton and the older our girls get, the thinner and more concentrated the pool. so what i essentially see happening is a rebranding of the the ECNL teams to DA, and the NPL teams to ECNL. yes, i understand there are combined age groups - that will positivley impact the level of the team right below the DA.

Anonymous said...

DA will attract some kids that were either a firm NO or a MAYBE when it came to ECNL

Figure the makeup of the teams to change just a bit, maybe by close to half the rosters (10-12 being new)

Just a hunch

Anonymous said...

Teams on average will have 12 kids per birth year. ECNL teams roster 25. There are still good players at other clubs, so my guess is that in year 1, these DA teams are roughly 75% current ECNL kids, and the rest will come from other clubs and the rare NENPL kid that develops above the curve. So let's use for Example the PDA 2016/2017 2001s. Of those 25 kids, 8-10 will be in the DA. The other 15-17 stay on the ECNL team and that team adds 8-10 players.

Anonymous said...

4:14 I think that's the point of the DA - not small but large group of kids to avoid kids falling through the cracks.

Anonymous said...

US Soccer DA website:

Anyone interested in playing for a Girls' Academy club will need to contact the club directly for specific information regarding the player selection process. The Girls' Development Academy firmly believes that the traditional open tryout is a highly flawed and ineffective model for player identification and evaluation. The expectation is that Academy clubs move to using a more systematic scouting model to identify and recruit new talents and invite these players to trial for an extended period with the current player pool.

US Training Centers will have a huge impact here. Far more than the team they play for.

Anonymous said...

3 44 why are you tripping on ex MF coach. Get over it already that he did ask your little Suzie to play for his current team. I wasn't asked, not end of world. Happy to be at my current club

Anonymous said...

9:44 That's like being upset that NAMBLA didn't ask you to join. I am 100% positive no one is upset that suzie wasn't asked.

Anonymous said...

PA Parent

Reading posts from outsider point of view with no ties to Match Fit. My findings would point to a parent getting burned and attacking ex coach at every moment he or she can. Very obvious.

Anonymous said...

9:54 If you think it's one parent, you would be mistaken.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 6:40

You too, 4:57. I had forgotten 2 birth years will be playing together.

So, do you guys think it will be harder to attend multiple DA tryouts than in the past (ECNL), given the info 6:40 provided?

Anonymous said...

Here is my view of what the DA will do to the ECNL. The top girls on ECNL teams will move to the DA. If a girl didn't come to ECNL then most likely they will not goto the DA and for go HS soccer. If the top girls go to the DA from most of the ECNL teams then the girls on the B team gets moved up. I dont care if it is only 8 girls, they were put on the B team for a reason. So, if there is a girls ECNL in 2018 it will be so watered down. There will be people willing to pay the huge price tag for ECNL. Which will now have the 2nd tier coaches because all the top coaches at a club will be coaching the DA teams.
If the DA is free at clubs it is only because people are willing to pay $3000 a kid to be on the ECNL team. Most of these clubs, PDA, MF, WC , PF, all have 3 to 4 teams at this age group. So the money will role in to help make the DA free possibly at those clubs.
Dont forgot ECNL knew all these was going to happen so they started a Boys ECNL league. Which I thought they were going to try and start up in 2017.

Anonymous said...

4:06 I am a WC parent, been there for years. Sorry majority of parent or parents do not show that same sentiment feeling that you expressed. I have 2 daughters in the program, This club shows high committment to its players and parents including the DOC.

Anonymous said...

7 22 Crush Parent here. As I wish my daughter (s) team (s) beat World Class. Many of our parents have respect for your club.

This parent who posted this is a former Crush parent that left 2 clubs for the oldest child and is at MF. This individual loves to stir the pot.

Anonymous said...

I don't think PDA or Match Fit non ECNL players are paying $3,000 per year. From what I have read on this blog, most of the top non ECNL teams charge on average over $2,500 per player. I don't know why an argument continues about whether these teams "B" teams are money grabs for the club. They charge nothing different than other clubs. Find a different argument!

Anonymous said...

8:09 I'll play along with you on this - I'll take the other side based on what I read and my research.

PDA/MF teams charge 2,500 for 3 events and league play with no state cups

Other Clubs charge 2,500 for 8 events and league play which includes both USYSA and USClub State cups.

Does PDA/MF have rosters over 18? If they do they play less games and a portion of the roster plays even less?

Are you saying this is the same? and this should be over looked?

Oh - the teams that play in more events chase GS points so they are evil forget that they give their players more games to develop their skills.

Anonymous said...

PF now charges $3600 for league play and 3 to 5 events.

Anonymous said...

11:19 but you can't talk about this because it's an old argument?

PF NPL
17 NPL Games
15 Showcase games (5 events)
0 State Cup games
32 games for $3,600 and 2 practices per week?

What is the cost for 1776? Below is what they did this year (HS team).
Showcase events
7 Region1 league games
27 showcase games (9 events)
3 State Cup games (NCS)
37 games for $???? and 2 practices a week. If they charge $2,500 you save $1000 for 5 games more

Anonymous said...

7:08. As was pointed out, each DA team is going to have the equivalent of 4-5 Full scholarships. The DA cost is roughly 6K. Most money provided will be need based. The great majority of players in the DA will be paying more than they are now.

Anonymous said...

http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/ecnl/its-bullst-let-the-girls-play-real-colorado-coach-rips-ussfs-ecnl-scheduling-snub/

I think this article really sums up a lot of what I'm feeling about USSOCCER right now.

Anonymous said...

PF NPL 26 league games

http://nplnortheastgirls.demosphere.com/teams/78887602/71130003-78887666/TEAM.html

Anonymous said...

Great article I wish more people at this level would speak out. Things are getting out of control. My daughter will be an easy pick for ga, but I'm not looking forward to it. If it's really 6k, that may help in decision. Plus if my daughter is better than others getting scholarships, that says it all.

Anonymous said...

12:10 - I know girls that will in the DA that are no where near need based. Most of the girls playing on ECNL teams in NE are not need based girls.

Anonymous said...

12:15 my bad i thought we were talking about 2016/2017. The days of playing in AUG-OCT are gone so I took the older PF team 17 league games plus 2 post season games if they qualify

Anonymous said...

12:12 you and that coach need to check yourself first.
Country before CLUB!!!!!!!!!! Anytime.

Everybody knew the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup
U-17 WNT September 30, 2016 - October 21, 2016

was this year and the team needs to prepare as many times as they can.
Could they have played another week in July? When exactly when their are so many national Championships going on? he doesn't care about that does he as long as it's not his ECNL right?

That's whats bull these girls are picked to win a spot on the roster to play in a world cup I think that trumps your league title game pal any day of the week.

The USSF should run the top of the pyramid league in the country and honestly I don't care what the ECNL and USYSA did prior to it who cares really. They still have their leagues and their brands.

This is the USA and for our premier athletes that's what matters and that's their dream to where the red/white and blue in a world cup game not play in a ECNL league final.

Ask any player if they would rather play in an ECNL game or train for a chance to play in a World Cup. I think we all know what they would pick.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the grammar errors - maybe as a naturalized USA citizen it means more to me to play for your country than a league game.

Anonymous said...

My view on all this insanity has changed a lot over the past year. So much political crap I have seen occur it's nauseating. I paid just about $10K last year because I bought into the crap like so many. Yes it really is that much. The end game, wasn't worth anywhere near that kind of money. I now look at it this way, my kid is good, I know it and any coaches who see her play know it. She will be fine and good colleges will want her. All the money some of these clubs require is insane. No more. No thanks. Hoping the DA is not a money grabber like ECNL is because if so we'll pass on that too. I'll make sure she is seen and with my money in my pocket, not theirs.

Anonymous said...

U.S. Soccer covers many of the costs for clubs so they can reinvest these funds into their Girls' Academy Club and players. There are no referee fees for league games, showcases or playoffs. Clubs are not charged any event or showcase fees to attend. In addition, Clubs are provided with Nike Balls for training and games and receive Powerade coolers and beverages among other corporate partner benefits.

Anonymous said...

"Country before CLUB!!!!!!!!!! Anytime"

Give me an f'ing break.

With views like this regarding youth sports no wonder we have the crisis we have.

Anonymous said...

2:13 exactly - my comment is wrong with youth soccer.

But exactly what was wrong with that comment? The parent's of those 2 kids should have passed on the WNT camp for the ECNL league title?

or maybe you think the USSF should have checked with the ECNL before setting up their camp?

My point was the ECNL knew this was a world cup year and should have checked with the USSF before setting their dates hence country before club comment The coaches rant was just that a rant but yet you agree with it right?

Anonymous said...

Didn't this happen years back when Athletes were jumping from HS straight to Professional sports, to me USSF has been headed the wrong direction worry about developing our youth to pre-teens vs. nit picking and choosing players for DA and youth NT's. Those other sports are now mandated to play college first before turning pro which is the right thing to do. Many boys/girls in HS should be steered to wanted to play college first after the development years then worry about representing the Red/White/Blue.

Prime example even the youngest player on the WNT has chosen college vs. turning pro. Yes she is on the NT but that's the 1 special exception out of millions out there.

Anonymous said...

It's about letting the kids play. The odds of the these girls even starting on a U.S. Nat team are still very slim and they may never get a chance to play for a natl title, that's all he was saying. Let the kids play soccer, that's what they love to do, not go to practice camps. Even high school could be their best years ever, playing in front of their school, their friends and family. What the f is wrong with that? The U.S. Nat team will be just fine the way it is, it's not broken. You guys are over the top, My kid is one of the best in the state and has natl team potential, but I think it sucks. She can play any other sport just as well, that's what athletes can do and we probably will make the change.

Anonymous said...

My main issue with US Soccer is that they do not have our daughters best interests in mind. And I think that that article captured that.

By allowing 53+ teams there will be at least 3180 girls part of the program. However, the DA is really only created for the elite 100-players in entire country.

If the DA works out the way US Soccer wants, it will be become a primary recruiting ground for colleges and that will drive the players.

However, for the thousands that are not part of the youth national teams, the DA is being force-fed to them. If that want to play top level college soccer... or even mid-level maybe, they will need to give up other high school activities and play DA.

Players will live 2-hours from a DA site and feel that they MUST play on that team in order to amount to anything in soccer.

US soccer just isn't looking at it through the players perspective at all.



Anonymous said...

So for all the complainers about too many DA in north jersey area i would say the entire metro ny area is way too low. 4 teams so far i believe with a population of roughly 20m. Socal has a similar population and has 8. I think nj could use 3 more 1-2 north 1 shore and still not dilute the talent. Long island could have at least 1 more as well. And Ct should have one too.

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