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...

I will be cheering on my daughter just like every other mom will be. Nobody cheers for the team anymore at that level because it's all about the individual statistics to play and continue to gain recognition to either stay or be pulled back in YNT rosters.

Anonymous said...

Then you're not the normal U15 mom!!
Goodness, there should be a reality show for the sidelines!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Regardless of path, pray that your daughter does not fly too high, too fast. Mine did, and now she's out mid-year, likely not to return to the game, even HS. I look back to see what could have been done differently. We probably should have held her back at a less intense level of play, but we did leave her decisions up to her. However, she may have been making her decisions based on what she thought others wanted, not what she wanted. An important distinction.

Anonymous said...

I agree with u mom
At least in high school it's a team sport and it's about winning and losing.
It's not about just one two kids
You guys can give it a rest, pretty sure u are the freaks on sideline

Anonymous said...

10:26 - you know how old she is right? She played hs 14 yrs ago. The high school game in 2003 mattered. College coaches came out to games. Not as many girls played club soccer if at all. Soccer was not the #1 sport; not even close. A child could play multiple sports even in DI college back then. The landscape of sports have changed forever in all sports. Club sports has done that to all of them, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you GDA fans know all about the Training centers. How long do they last and when will the next round start? Do they still have combines and do you think this will continue when the new league starts?

Anonymous said...

It wasn't 14 years ago and I'm sure every girl at that team would say they loved playing for their HS. I have not spoken to a single parent or girl who likes this, not one. Quick qustion, what is your home life like and how many friends does your daughter have?

Anonymous said...

And here we go...
Why must the defensive claws come out?
There's the U15 sideline I'm used to...
IT"S A TOUGH CHOICE but make one and stop belittling other people with differing opinions.

Anonymous said...

GDA Mom, are you single??

Anonymous said...

I ask because I am having a midlife crisis, and I just bought a new Porsche, sooooo....

Anonymous said...

Soccer nut help..

Anonymous said...

Porsche Guy and GDA Mom - match made in DA heaven.

Anonymous said...

Local ECNL teams in action this weekend:

Albertson Fury ECNL
Boston Breakers Academy ECNL

PDA ECNL
World Class FC ECNL

Anonymous said...

Can anyone answer why there are ECNL teams in the fourth bracket playing NPL teams when they could have been in the second bracket? Fourth bracket seems a mess!

Anonymous said...

It looks as if if we're not top bracket they just moved teams around that would never play each other or never seen each other. Again this was difficult for Jeff Cup as well, I'm just be glad they didn't group them like CASL did.

Anonymous said...

7:22
You better hope those ecnl teams win then....or you may have to eat crow

Anonymous said...

7:22 definitely a Dragon’s parent, trying to throw you off his trial, which is too bash.

Anonymous said...

Ecnl has weak teams just like every other league. Look at the bucks and most of the MF teams. That why these teams are in these brackets.

Anonymous said...

looking back on comment about kick and run. My daughter is a goal keeper and can punt deep, well over 50-60 to other keeper even, by mistake. as most can I am sure. she has had assists on her punts. And most matches are 1-0 0-0 2-0, yes edp top level. So Yes, you can score on kick and run. and of course to play feet, possession is key. But if you have a lethal striker and you need a goal, my daughter will punt deep and give a chance for striker, it works, rarely, but it works. do not discount kick and run, ever. it happens even in professional soccer, just watch. it is more of a through ball lets call it, but it happens every day

Anonymous said...

PDA cancels ECNL game against WCFC, rumors that the Russian’s hacked their offensive playbook.

Stay tuned

Anonymous said...

Yes, 12:07

This is why the posters that degrade "kick and run" are not responded to on these boards. Part of the game.

Anonymous said...

I agree Kick and Run an aspect of the game some teams DO it more than others yes. DO other teams play build up from the back yes, DO some teams play the wings more yes. Again many variations of how to mold parts the game in 90 mins of play. It's up to the coach to figure out what suites the team the best as he is dealt the players he chooses.

Some people confuse kick and run to Backs & Midfielders playing kickball, when a ball approaches them there first instinct is to kick it up the field versus controlling and making a smarter decision with it afterwards.

Anonymous said...

12:07 - watch the NT games. They very rarely punt the ball. We went to the US vs. Germany game. I didn't see one punt. And, in the prior game, maybe just one. It's about possession not outkicking coverage.

One of my daughter's is a keeper as well and can punt and put the ball just outside the other keeper's box. She has learned to place her kicks. And, has had many assists, before she started playing high level. It's not recommended. In fact, she has been specifically told not too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah you don't see punts very often in international play. Frankly it is very seldom the go handles the ball

Anonymous said...

Instead of punt the gk rolls it to a back and they pass it back and forth developing "possession" minutes. Then when pressured they boot a fifty fifty upfield and hope. Not the kind of possession with a purpose to which I personally think we should aspire. Also who got the assist on our only U17 WC run of play Goal against Japan? Yup the GK although off a goal kick. The second goal in stoppage was a gift after a great tackle. Just sayin...I hope my children are trying to gain the skills and tactics to play a more sophisticated game than our US NTs seem to be content to demonstrate. But that's just me.

Anonymous said...

7:22 come on man... everyone knows there's bad ECNL teams just like there are bad NPL teams. Just cause you play in that league doesn't mean you are necessarily good

Anonymous said...

10:01 you refuse to understand that tactics can be dictated by opponents

Anonymous said...

10:01 - oh wait how did U17's finish in the WC? Oh right. Didn't get out of pool play. An occasional goal against the run of play (btw my daughter's friend (a GK) has had those too; actually has several goals as a gk). But, now that she plays high level, does not punt it as much.

And, it's not our NT's, only. It's how it's played. And agreed, punt to release pressure not just to punt. As you said it's a 50/50 wish ball. Most times, not won by the kicking team. And also agree, the kids have to play the game not by a script.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Japan had 13 goals and 2 against; conversely, US had 9 goals and 6 against. And, Japan 3 wins and US 1 (Paraguay). Lastly and most importantly, Japan was in the finals that went to PK's. Not sure that's a good example (10:01) as far as how to play to get the best result.

Anonymous said...

And, 6 of the US goals came against Paraguay and 1 against. So, but for Paraguay, US may have had (would have had) a negative goal differential.

Anonymous said...

back to GDA talk...
How are clubs evaluating their existing players? Was told of scrimmages and some early looks before tryouts

Anonymous said...

PDA has their 10 locked up. To unseat them you will have to demonstrate you are much better than their kid in that spot in the games you play against them. You dont play them? Uh-oh. You may not have any shot. But dont worry you didn't have a shot anyway.

Cedar Crush and NYC dont have many good kids so you have a shot there. Nyc will have at least one ubertalented girl. Not sure with cedar crush. Not much to work with.

Anonymous said...

Everything is on hold with GDA. More changes coming soon.

Anonymous said...

9:02
What does that mean?
9:00
So PDA only has 10 on their roster ?

Anonymous said...

With Youth Soccer Rankings USA now shut down, looks like Got Soccer is it!! The horror!

Anonymous said...

Crush has nothing to do with Cedar Stars GDA

Anonymous said...

10:03
Someone needs to take this job over from him!! I don't have the time either!
GS has become worthless. Just focus on the fact that it's all about contacting colleges now....

Anonymous said...

Great ecnl game yesterday, WC 7 PDA -3.

Was a joy to watch, almost cried...

Anonymous said...

I thought they were all cancelled? What age group? Sounds like a rec score.

Anonymous said...

SAY IT ISN'T SO!!
I thought PDA was the best global team!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lt em steal the upcoming posters' thunder....

"it wasn't an important game"
"our main gk didn't play"
"our best players didn't play"
"my daughter had a dance recital"
"it was my daughter's bday"
"it was really cold"

Anonymous said...

Nice team, WC '02s

PDA Storm's top players went to U16

Anonymous said...

HaHa let the PDA excuses begin! What will be Storm's excuse at Jeff Cup as well.

Anonymous said...

So explain how WC is in the third bracket at Jeff cup? Wondering if I should change my Jeff cup prediction from PDA to East Meadow? :o

Anonymous said...

Isn't PDA's 02 goalie on the U15gnt? 7 goals against?

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup needs to change bracket quickly. Is this fake news?

Anonymous said...

Correction: WC 02's are in the 4th bracket.

Anonymous said...

Schedules are out. Nothing changing.

Anonymous said...

Are they that good? Or is storn that bad? 7 goals against?

Anonymous said...

hahaha, bunch of Trump supporters in this bunch, hahahaha.

PDA did not play WC on Sunday, morons.

Anonymous said...

Trump supporters don't post fake news, sounds more like your people.

Anonymous said...

And a Duke commit as a defender for PDA

Shows just how good WC has become with their new additions

Anonymous said...

I thought I heard it was 9-1 WC

heh

Anonymous said...

I think the Russians are involved with PDA. They misread their name as Pravda

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup brackets were unpredictable just like many others tournaments this year. Outside the top flight they spread many teams apart who normally do not see each other is the way I see the bracketing logic. If you look at all the ECNL teams bracketed together at CASL and how close those games were and look how they are bracketed for Jeff Cup there is no other explanation.

The big question is if PDA Storm moved girls up to 01's will the 02's end up as a bottom tier team along with (Bucks, Match Fit, Conneticut FC, Continental FC), heading into the ECNL spring season. Will they move good NPL players up?

Anonymous said...

My people? My people defended Christianity against the Ottoman Empire, what did your people do, besides run away?

Anonymous said...

Folks, Boris has entered the building

Anonymous said...

Da Da Da, is not just a great song....

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNYcviXK4rg

You are all welcome!

Anonymous said...

мы будем бить КПК

Anonymous said...


Какая связка комиков

Anonymous said...

I guess we should be learning russian
Thanks for the beginner lesson

Anonymous said...

my bad, I watched a game yesterday at WC thinking it was PDA vs WC. It actually was WC 2002 Scrimmaging another team. I am a dumb a***.

Anonymous said...

Our club had a scrimmage too. Why was it too cold to play a game but warm enough to scrimmage?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha - no just leather goods on the brain. Reminds me, I need a new pair of shoes.

Anonymous said...

Makes sense then... I could see WC 02 beating PDA 02 in a close game but not 7-3 or whatever the poster said it was. Can't trust this board.

Anonymous said...

PDA was the one that cancelled so not sure how it was the weather that caused that game to get cancelled. And the WC 2002's did scrimmage. Weather was a bit chilly but girls were fine

Anonymous said...

It's based on the weather forecast for bitter cold weather. Happened in December too and other clubs still played in bitter cold.

Anonymous said...

Yes, weren't the PDA vs. Continental games cancelled in December when it was cold, my recollection? Seems like ages ago. Soccer is like dog years anymore. :)

Anonymous said...

I think you are right. The PDA ECNL games were cancelled. I don't think the NPL games were.

Anonymous said...

Dumb idiots! Fake news! There was NO PDA-World Class game was cancelled! Idiots!

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Not a big deal. Calm down now 10:29.

Anonymous said...

It was a little cold but C'mon.

EDP Flight 1 had games TSF Academy 2002G 4-3 win FC Berna Legacy 02 Black

Anonymous said...

Move on PDA parents. You're the best. Get off this page!

Anonymous said...

When your the best there's going to be haters! LOL! Everyone wants to be you because little Susie can't make the cut so you can be in the cool kids club. LOL!

Anonymous said...

"your"- possessive pronoun
"you're"- abbreviation of "you are"

Anonymous said...

From yesterday:

"Everything is on hold with GDA. More changes coming soon.
March 6, 2017 at 9:02 AM"

Please enlighten us with this. What are you saying or just contributing to rumors?

Anonymous said...

Continental FC Delco tied SJEB 2-2 in a friendly this past Saturday. SJEB will struggle this year.

Anonymous said...

The "one game" analysis is always fruitless.
We all know that every game is a new game at this age.
Why bother...and my daughter plays on neither team.

Anonymous said...

PDA had a scrimmage last night against Solar Chelsea TX, it was played in Carson, California, attendance 103,000!!!

Anonymous said...

real quick on pda thing. We are non-ecnl, played them a couple of times, and always beat them. not recently, but certainly last 2-2.5 years.
With playing the ball back to keeper. You have to be dynamic and do what is best at that time. If down 1-0 and 5 minutes left why not punt up to ODP striker standing at top salivating for ball with tired defenders. Mostly for sure you should maintain possession, play feet, switch field as keeper between left and right. Roll ball out, throw out. Even goal kicks should be played to defender who can beat a 1 on 1 or pass ball up to mid or strikers. And be sure to pass back to keeper under pressure so keeper can re-distribute

Anonymous said...

ODP striker? Wow. I bet she's awesome.

Anonymous said...

PDA will win all divisions. Even the ones their not playing in.

Anonymous said...

Real quick, on the real quick about PDA, contrary to popular belief, yes they can lose.
However, this ODP striker, does anyone else support her work stoppage??

Anonymous said...

Hysterical game analysis in regard to Continental FC v. SJEB Rush. Scrimmage ends in tie, Rush will struggle. LOL.... Yep, you called it! I'm shocked no article was written about the game on Soccer Wire.

Anonymous said...

Yes 9:53
I'm a Bernie supporter and also support the ODP striker.
After having played in the championships, all the kids are tired.
Let's please allow them to all be strikers. Their the ones that win the games anyway...when they're not striking.

Anonymous said...

Great scrimmage last night

NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH 0
ALBERTSON FURY 3

Anonymous said...

I doubt the wildcats lost to albertson. They just played all weekend in their own tournament. And the point the other person was making about punt and run is understood. Whether the player is odp, striker or whatever you want to call her.

Anonymous said...

9:45 LMAO

Who the hell plays ODP anymore?

Anonymous said...

Let me understand for a second a team has an ODP Striker (i guess that means she is good else why say ODP striker and just not striker), so the team has played 75 minutes and this striker is not tired but the defense is. That tells me the striker didn't work hard since no goals were scored and she is salivating while the defenders are tired or she didn't play much and the defenders were in the entire game. Something doesn't add up. When someone is saying ODP striker - I expect goals or creating opportunities by holding the ball for team not down 1-0 zero with 5 minutes left what is punting the ball to her going to solve that she couldn't do earlier in the game. I would say try a different option since the ODP striker option hasn't worked.

Anonymous said...

9:22 - the played Solar already. Thought they lost. And, was surprised at the low attendance.

Anonymous said...

11:58
Was a great game
At least 18,000 in attendance.
126 college coaches, 52 of them from the west coast
Jill Ellis was seen, trying to hide, but she was seen in the stands
67 verbal commitments will be announced before the weekend

Anonymous said...

Haha Nobody played this past weekend games or scrimmages all stories! People are telling in hopes to stir the pot.

Anonymous said...

There were scrimmages 02 v 01 of the same club I hear
Da rosters are 95% complete before tryouts
Hope they tell outsiders this

Anonymous said...

The DA needs to finish their plan before any clubs can move forward. No need to pick rosters when everything is still in limbo. This is why everything is on hold and no clubs are providing information at this point.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, yeah our club had inter club scrimmages as well so did others, I've heard. So you think it was for DA looks?

Anonymous said...

1:29 - not sure about the limbo comment. They are advertising a lot at the She Believes' Cup and inviting GDA clubs to the training sessions to view. Several clubs have posted presentations too, including Spirit.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats had a tournament that Averbuch played in. I guess they played U19.

Anonymous said...

You are all so funny and critical. lol. I mentioned odp pool player, yes is on our team. and yes plays forward. And yes my daughter has punted to her before and had an assist. geeze

Anonymous said...

12:18 - 9:45 here. That was sort of my point.

Anonymous said...

1:54

Dont talk about other players on your daughter's team. Cant end well here

Anonymous said...

1:54 - is this EDP? I thought we were talking ECNL.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome. When my older daughter played EDP, she had 0 GA's as well as several assists and a goal (from mid-field). And won a showcase bracket at Jeff Cup. She's in ECNL now. It's a much different game.

Anonymous said...

Can i talk about the USWNT? Down 2-0 to France after losing to England here in the states, yeah we don't need to change anything. To much dribbling

Anonymous said...

Ha, they probably learned that in HS. Maybe we shouldn't be playing three back? Although they do that in HS. I think they should play by age year and practice 4 days a week, that should fix everything.

Anonymous said...

US ladies played terrible soccer tonight vs a team that schooled them

Anonymous said...

The GDA haters are back

Anonymous said...

Little Susie isn't involved so haters gonna hate. To the ODP striker person, there are only like 5 girls from NJ from the 02's in the region 1 pool. Two of them are keepers. Which little Susie is the striker?

Anonymous said...

What about the NTC? Are they still happening? Will they do the annual regional combine? I thought ODP was pay to play and not very highly rated.

Anonymous said...

Its extra soccer - for those interested.

New faces to play with - new voices of instruction.

Go in without too high an expectation and you'll be fine.

If you and your son/daughter know it ALL, then no - stay away.

Anonymous said...

USNTC for PA is next week at Villanova. James Galanis is running it. Should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

"Only 5 girls from NJ in the '02 region 1 pool"

What does this mean? Is this the only place to find elite/semi-elite talent?

Anonymous said...

WNT is on a decline and will continue to decline as they are missing out on many athletes that flock to other sports because of the early cherry picking at such a early stage. I know a few college players that could of contributed to those She Believes games but have not seen the light of day because they were surpassed at early ages and are now at mid-tier D1 schools.
I'm not bashing DA but the Men/Boy's side has had it for over 10 years and produce the same or identical results prior to it's establishment. I think DA is good as it develops the individual player but there goes a saying, "being able to play as a team comes to high importance and chemistry over individual accomplishments". Thus is why I feel DA needs to adjust there methods to many players/parents looking out for individual and no chemistry. Messi is still looking for his first World Cup and will probably never get it now.

Anonymous said...

When do the USNTC's age out? Isn't it like 14/15? Wonder if they will change it with the GDA since it's an ECNL thing.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the USNTC interfere then with NE PDP? Oh maybe the 14/15 yr olds are not eligible for ECNL PDP. I need a map for all the moving pieces.

Anonymous said...

2002's age out of the training centers in June.

Anonymous said...

Are they having the combine?
I thought it was regional? Do they have per state?
Do our girls still go if they are being phased out?

Anonymous said...

5:27 that's exactly 11:17's point. So they age out of the training centers at 14/15 years old and shut them down. Why not keep the process going as long as they have a shot at NT (U20 or so)? What about the kids you're now seeing that have closed the gap if not are now surpassing some of the better players but they haven't been invited to these training centers.

Anonymous said...

NTC is invitation only. Your invite will have the relevant information needed.

Anonymous said...

8:45 - I agree. What about the kids that came to ECNL/NPL already aged out? I think the older kids then go to the PDP weekend, but it's a weekend not several weeks. That may be a reason the GDA came about as well.

Anonymous said...

8:57 - You are probably right. The GDA are to be the ongoing NTC's too.

Anonymous said...

10:13 - someone was mentioning an ODP striker. If this striker was considered a high level ODP player/striker, she would be in the region 1 pool. I think that is what is being said.

Anonymous said...

Is ODP still relevant? Isn't it pay to play?

Anonymous said...

You don't pay until you are picked. The pay covers field costs, coaches, etc. Nothing is free. Don't you pay to play in club? And, don't they only choose the better players to play? Just saying.
Although as you get older, ODP does get less and less competitive overall anymore it seems. The Region kids stay with it to stay in Region pool. Too many other soccer commitments for kids anymore. Somethings gotta give or these kids will burn out.
Not sure how GDA will affect ODP, too. Isn't it like high school, can't participate?

Anonymous said...

The boys' ODP is still very competitive. I wonder if ECNL will affect it now, too. All of these leagues need to work together and should compliment each other instead of compete with each other.

Anonymous said...

Re ODP. It's still relevant.
When filling out the college recruiting questionnaires, there is a section asking if player does other soccer programs such as ODP, Regional, etc.

Anonymous said...

Need an acronym list to read these soccer blogs anymore. ODP, PDP, ECNL, NPL, GDA, MLS, NWSL, WC, WNT, NT, YNT, U15, etc. LOL

Anonymous said...

The NTC is free and the combine is too. OPD is not relevant anymore, it actually may go against you at this point. PDA discourages it completely. And it's very expensive, another money maker.

Anonymous said...

you down with OPP?

Anonymous said...

9:59 - What is OPD? Is it an oppositional disorder? :)

Anonymous said...

http://www.ussoccer.com/development-academy/training-centers/schedule/training-center-faqs

NTC info.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:04. We are npl and beat ecnl teams all the time. It really depends on the ecnl team. Look at Jeff cup 02 top two brackets, regular teams mixed in with ecnl. And looking at Bethesda non-ecnl Cleveland and Pipeline in finals, no ecnl teams. CASL was different because for some reason they separated ecnl. Jeff cup will be fun playing against more ecnl teams. The coaches and parents cannot stand that we beat them. For several years.

Anonymous said...

Looks like another lost weekend for soccer, sigh. At this rate we will be playing games well into June!

My daughter, and her team, are ready to play, and I am ready to watch already : /

Anonymous said...

or you could still play a scrimmage in the cold, as we are
we're going an hour south of us to play so maybe it will be warmer :)

Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys go out play together if you want it so bad. let the kids watch a movie with a fire. Or they can play basketball this weekend, nothing cancelled. Can't wait...

Anonymous said...

Someone needs a stiff something...drink or other

Anonymous said...

If you knew what team she played for, you would prefer Basketball too, at least with that, you might have a chance, might.

Anonymous said...

UConn?

Anonymous said...

Interesting email from Albertans to their parents:

This release and statement is provided to clarify any misinformation regarding Albertson Fury SC and its youth soccer programs for the 2017-2018 season.
Albertson Soccer Club has no relationship or affiliation of any kind with Fury FC and any of its youth soccer programs. This means that Albertson Soccer Club has no ownership or operational control of any Fury FC programs, and no contractual relationship with Fury FC regarding any of its programs. Furthermore, no coaches working with Albertson Soccer Club teams will be coaching any teams at Fury FC.
Albertson Soccer Club is a member of the ECNL, and its top players and teams will participate in the ECNL in the 2017-2018 season. Albertson Soccer Club supports the ECNL and its mission and programs and believes the ECNL has been and will continue to be the top competitive and developmental program for youth female soccer players in the United States. Albertson Soccer Club looks forward to participating in the ECNL as the club’s top competitive platform for female soccer players in the 2017-2018 season

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup weather will be horrible again this year.

Anonymous said...

Wow
2 weeks away
Get a grip

Anonymous said...

Maybe next week, we are week after. I hate this tournament anyway, always shitty weather and really bad drive.

Anonymous said...

Clarification of separation of clubs it seems. One has GDA (Fury) and one doesn't Albertson. Were merger talks going on??

Anonymous said...

Great, another snow storm for Monday night, 20" of snow should melt by next weekend, no?

Anonymous said...

I dont know - but 44 degrees in Boston next Saturday

Anonymous said...

Richmond, VA

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

F\Saturday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, Richmond, va

Monday A slight chance of rain after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 33. East wind 8 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Snow showers likely before noon, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night A chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Anonymous said...

to much fake news on this blog, people pushing their agendas.

From ECNL recruitment to Non-ECNLteams throwing pooopooo at ECNL and ECNL clubs throwing poopooo at GDA and everybody hates results and gotsoccer it's all about recruitment but we can't talk about the kids. So what exactly is left? Numbers at tryouts and once tryouts are over we'll have a lot of hate being thrown around and some new promotions also.

Anonymous said...

What?

Anonymous said...

1st Official trials for NYCFC GDA, 3/18, 6:30 at WCFC, where only the brave shall tread....

Anonymous said...

12:48 - exactly. What do that mean? (as D Letterman asked Leon Spinks after he mumbled something unintelligible then laughed. It was classic live tv.)

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup has to get cancelled.

Anonymous said...

They are getting rain today and tomorrow. No snow. So why does it have to cancel?

Anonymous said...

Its going to be beautiful down in Virginia that weekend, we all look forward to crushing your kids team, and laughing about it afterward.

Anonymous said...

Tired boring typical trolling. Try again please.

Anonymous said...

It won't be cancelled, but will be miserable. Especially the car rides. Have fun....

Anonymous said...

These TC's are pointless. Cancellation after cancellation, month after month. My kid ages out of it come June anyway. Bring on the DA.

Anonymous said...

902 must be nice to bash something that's free and that many others wish they had the opportunity. I hope you wish does come true for DA and it bites you right back when she is pushed to the side playing vs 01's

Anonymous said...

ALL TOURNAMENTS CANCELED UNTIL MAY!! CALL HOTEL NOW AND CANCEL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All league games are cancelled also until May. All girls selected already for GDA please report to your club as of May 1st.

Anonymous said...

If you think you deserve to be on GDA team, you made it!!! Welcome!!
We don't have time for tryouts.

Anonymous said...

So ECNL provided next season conferences and it looks like Bethesda and Maryland United moved into the North East conference and Penn Fusion is the only club not participating anymore. Wonder who the 14 club will be come 2018/2019?

Anonymous said...

U.S. U16 GNT heads to San Diego
Article Written by U.S. Soccer
Published: March 13, 2017
Comments
The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will hold its second camp of the year, coming together from March 18-25 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in San Diego.

Head coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players, all born in 2002. This group of players moved up from the U-14 level last year and will spend two years as the U-16 GNT before moving on to the U-18s. These players are all age-eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after January 1, 2001, but will eventually be the core age group for the team that will attempt to qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2022.

Fifteen of the players in this camp attended the first camp of the year in January in San Diego.

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.), Stephanie Sparkowski (Jacksonville FC; Fleming Island, Fla.), Alia Skinner (East Meadow SC; East Meadow N.Y.)

DEFENDERS (8): Devi Dudley (Utah Celtic FC; American Fork, Utah), Maya Evans (De Anza Force; Millbrae, Calif.), Katherine Groff (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Emily Mason (PDA Storm; Flemington, N.J.), Emily Matthews (Premier Soccer Group; Fraser, Mich.) Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Dasia Torbert (Tophat SC; Buford, Ga.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Josephine Aulicino (Michigan Hawks; Northville, Mich.), Aislyn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hawaii), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Alexa Gonzalez (Arsenal FC; Riverside, Calif.), Isabel Loza (Arsenal FC; La Mirada, Calif.), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Rohnert Park, Calif.)

FORWARDS (7): Michelle Cooper (Michigan Hawks; Clarkston, Mich.), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati United; West Chester, Ohio), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Kacey Lawrence (Connecticut FC; Monroe, Conn.), Aryssa Mahrt (FC Wisconsin Eclipse; Wauwatosa, Wisc.), Trinity Rodman (SoCal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Joyelle Washington (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)

Anonymous said...


Heard there is a good chance PDA South will get ECNL

Anonymous said...

4:41 - re ECNL - Boston Breakers Academy not participating in NE Conf anymore and WNY Flash moved to Ohio Valley conference. So, as you noted, 13 conference teams for NE.

But, not sure why they moved MD and Bethesda since with FC VA out re Mid-Atlantic there are only 8 teams in that conference. Leaving in Bethesda and MD inbstead of moving to NE would have left 10.

Anonymous said...

6:35 - pays to be on the ECNL Board, aye?

Anonymous said...

Yes - and a program that delivers, year in and year out. Look at the above list, two out of 24 from PDA. 4 from garden state. We should be happy we have a club like this in our reach.

Anonymous said...

Again, pays to be on the ECNL board. GDA will change some of this.

Anonymous said...

And, great to see other kids from Region 1 as well (Bethesda gal from MD; World Class gal from NJ; FC CT gal from Conn). As previous poster noted, GDA should open other opportunities, too. Good to see a gal from Hawaii. Cool.

Anonymous said...

Zero reason pda south should be ecnl.

Anonymous said...

Who should? Why wouldn't you want more options? They at least have a proven record of running an organization and have been ranked number one club several times. Tell us who you think would do a better job for us in tne south? I hope cedar stars does well for the GDA and I hope MF turns it around.

Anonymous said...

How did they judge for invite to NT camp? Some gals have played only a few league games, if any. And PDA played only 3 in CASL (non-league) according to YSR:

04 Dec 16 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL 2 - 1 (w)
03 Dec 16 RICHMOND UNITED ECNL 0 - 0 (d)
02 Dec 16 CHARLOTTE SA ECNL 3 - 2 (w)

How does it this work? I have no idea and am just asking for future reference. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

8:11 - ?? It's a PDA team now. So what would change? Even FC VA which had a huge team didn't have north and south ECNL teams. Why not give another club an opportunity?

Anonymous said...

Like who?

Anonymous said...

Adding to 7:30 - East Meadow girl from NY, too. Congrats! .

Anonymous said...

8:27 - why not let the season actually play out a little bit and see? Plenty of soccer ahead of us to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

I thought we were talking about clubs being selected for ecnl, not the way your team is playing this season.
Enjoy, everything changes next year.

Anonymous said...

818 many of those girls have been in the NT pool since U13 and are evaluated through the training centers. Games and showcases are irrelevant to the U16 NT selection.

Anonymous said...

NTC start over every year and many new faces are added and old ones are eliminated. Many stay through for years. Girls from any club can be recommended, coaches and doc are very selective, their reputations are on the line. End goal is getting to the regional combines, then invite to natl pool and hopefully one of the teams roster spot. If this happens, you won't be paying much for college and will hopefully go to the one she really wants, not the one that wants her. They all will want her...

Anonymous said...

Quite a few real good players - some that developed late - not getting a real "look" for NTC

Just is what it is - they dont search all that exhaustively

The GDA will help in this respect.

Anonymous said...

The DA will take care of the sloppiness of the training centers.

Anonymous said...

9:05 - thank you! So controlled environment prevails (I already know these players after playing with them for a few years) vs. uncontrolled (games/showcases as I have no idea how this opponent/team will play against me and how to think outside of the box). wow.
answers alot re US soccer and the recent outcomes at the various levels.

Anonymous said...

1203 spot on reason why soccer has not been successful on the boys side even after the implementation of DA. It also seems that the NYC age out for this age group this spring, but in other areas of the country it does not.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious to me that all the girls on the u16 NT team should be at least 5' 7", fast, and really tough. They should also all have blond hair, and blue eyes, but we can make an exception for a few brunettes, if we must.

Anonymous said...

So true, ecnl is bad. The NTC are bad too. The combine has all tne wrong girls going and I can't believe they picked tne ones they did for the pool. The GDA will save us all, until my daughter doesn't play and then they will be bad too.

Anonymous said...

PF DOC and an ecnl coach are evaluators for Pa TC but don't worry it's totally unbiased :)

Anonymous said...

10:51 totally agree US again did it wrong you don't select club DOC's and coaches to do evaluations you hiring from outside. Many non-ECNL girls in PA are bypass, so I hope the GDA corrects this as there are many girls in the PA Classics, Penn Legacy, and HHMS clubs that could easily been seen more closely.

Anonymous said...

Your coach and or doc can make the recommendation, read the overview. Anyone can, they just need to be able to back it up and would want to make sure they are at the level. Many girls are not, I would agree, they get phased out pretty quickly. Stop making excuses, do something about it, if your daughter is that good. Next year you will be talking about the GDA and how bad that is.

Anonymous said...

They are definitely not run the right way and you bet they are biased but it doesn't matter anymore with the DA here. All girls who play DA will be seen by scouts. If they aren't playing DA then they aren't NT level anyway.

Anonymous said...

11:30 agree almost 100%. If they are NT level they will be playing GDA and they will be playing for Free. The only exception are for players that don't have a GDA near them and you don't want to exclude them.

However, if there is a GDA nearby and they choose not to play GDA then they made their choice and shouldn't be included in NT pools. The GDA will add another 60 or so clubs in the next few years. To max that player pool and make sure everyone has a GDA option to choose if they wish.

This will be where the NT picks players and top college programs not becasue it's GDA but because it will have a better product.

My 2 cents

Anonymous said...

PS. Take any Boys DA team and have them play the top non BDA teams it won't even be close. Level of play and scoreboard.

Anonymous said...

1156 I disagree with that statement take any Boys MLS partnered DA team vs. non-DA it wont come close, but for boys DA teams that are not connected to a MLS team they are comparable to the top strong teams in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

11:53 AM

I do not fully agree with the plan you lay out. Whether it is GDA or ECNL many players fall through cracks to say if a u15/16 does not go to a GDA they are automatically exempt from NT consideration. For instance there are clubs outside of both that are garnering looks from top College programs.

Anonymous said...

11:01 - I think this is an ECNL & possibly an NPL event. Need to be in the right league for it.

Anonymous said...

157 So pretty much your saying you have to be in the right pay to play league to get notice. Points out a big fault line in selections process.

Anonymous said...

This flaw is well known. Girl's soccer is financed by the families of the players.

low costs on the boys side means more lower income talent represented there.

Anonymous said...

2:00 - no US Club Soccer has the id2 thing which is very similar. So, kids from the teams you listed are evaluated at games via this re those scouts and/or coaches' recommendations.
Maybe a little homework would help.

Anonymous said...

1:47 - garnering looks and verbal commitments totally different. Many programs throw out a big net at this age.

Anonymous said...

@2:00 - aren't they all pay to play?? Even rec league has a fee. Everything has a fee.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:18 - most clubs/programs have scholarship opportunities so no one is left out on boys' and girls'.

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