Plenty of "challenge" everywhere, 9:16Please, please dont put us through a season long blog battle between 2 PDAs........Enjoy one another's success until you face each other.
Ajax hasn't won anything to prove they got better. I watched them play and there is not one girl that stood out. Average team so far. PDA name means nothing. Some clubs do not charge that kind of money, not all are about the money. News flash !
With the amount of tournaments the teams play, it costs money. If you are not paying 3K, you are paying 2.5K. Throwing the money thing out there just shows bitterness. The pre ECNL and NE NPL are deeper leagues. You have solid games EVERY week. The other leagues have talent but you will only get 2-3 solid games. Then the talent pool falls off the cliff. That leaves the majority of your games against inferior talent. You will have way more 4 plus goal differential wins. Not a good thing in my book. I would rather have my kid playing tough games ALL the time. That is why the college coaches live there. They want kids who have to grind it out every week. Again, not for everyone, but you cannot deny that this is the way it is.....
Now youn are just being ajerkAjax recent wins over Wildcats, NYSC, Atletico (Sachem) and NJX/NE NPL MFClose losses to top 2 teams in Mass (2-1 and 2-0). Yeah, genius - those count.
You still didn't answer my question."I would rather my daughter be challenged at the highest level possible in ECNL every weekend than win more in NPL."My question was would you rather have your kid challenged every week and miss the ecnl playoffs every year, where your college coaches will be?It's a simple question. It's okay to admit results matter, go ahead it's okay.Leave money out of the equation because every non-ecnl top player pays more when you add up Tuition/Tournaments (if you are doing 8/10 a season) + let's not forget the ODP season and must attend Region 1 camp.I love the sport and I think development trumps all, but I also know when you are playing the game you will do anything to get the ball to a position to score sometimes direct works sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes keeping the ball away and moving the ball works sometimes it doesn't. At the end of the day as one poster said you play the game to win and because of that you love it
Any updates? Should be over by nowPenn Fusion SA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL vs PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL
You are always better off being on an ECNL team. But if your not there are one plenty of ways to get noticed at the NPL level.
And stop with the "your wasting your money" at any of these teams. They all cost about the same. It is a ridiculous argument still being used on this blog and it has to stop.
And stop with the Ajax is not that good. Who is better. Storm, both MF and Wildcats can make that argument. They are a good team and so are the other so called top 10. Most kids should be happy to be on any of them. If you think you are better than your team move on.
Any scores from today?
Ajax speaking about all the college coaches that will be coming to scout there girls because of the league they play in.Reminder ajax you are not even the A team of your club.But yes I am sure the college coaches will be flocking to your team. Even after they continue to pull the better girls off your team.You are the money maker for the clubs first team.Try to think about that when you rip a league others are playing in.
Let me make this perfectly clear to everyone:YOU DO NOT NEED ECNL or NPL to be noticed for College! If you daughter is a top 1/2 player for the top 25 teams in NJ, there is a school for your child. Division 1,2 or 3, you child will find a school, and yes you skeptic fools, I am GUARANTEEING it!Now for the other side. I dont care if your daughter plays for ECNL or NPL, or whatever... You have a better chance of finding a bag full of Cash on the side of the street, than your child has of even getting $1 their freshman year in scholarship money!Ok, now bring the stories... I know a girl that was picked up their Sophomore year, she got a full ride and a Mercedes... Blah, blah, blah..Dont listen to the crap, you are in the wrong sport for scholarship money as a freshman!
True, but since better players are graviating toward ecnl. what ever money is given out will be given out disproportionately to these girls compatred to girls in other leagues. by the way did you see the stats about percentage of ecnl girls playing D! compared to other leagues.It's through the roofI am saving for college the old fashion way.and hope to get some academic money.. Everything is gravy but I'll take it if offered.And the ECNL is a very elegant experience for my daughter. she loves it.
PDA Dragons Tied MF NPL (NJX) 0-0, PDA should have won. They hit post 2-3 times. Sinking ship!
Just goes to show that Matchfit/npl playing at right level.I believe that boat is differently taking on water.
Score for Ajax and Penn ?
Parents on sidelines complaining about NJX team, it was comical. One Dad was willing to speak to anyone that would listen.NJX MF NPL parents are seeing where their kids actually stand vs other players in NJ.
Here come all the rumors. Bottom line is...the coaches are trying to figure out where everyone fits and when they do this, it will be a "wrap"....MF/NJX, b-team, whatever you want to call them these days, totally outplayed, out shot and pretty much handled PDA today. 1 post shot by dragons, not 2 or 3. Dragons played tough today and both teams need work on finishing.
Dragons are the 3rd team at PDA. I believe AJAX is the second team.
STA Parent here.I would give the better play to PDA Dragons. I did see PDA hit post 2 times, not sure about 3rd.Regardless if coach is moving kids around, I have seen this team many of times, kids are playing same POSITIONS.
How many will jump to ecnl team?
Jump to what ECNL team?
I am not into arguing but I do think I know the positions my kids teammates have been transitioning to. Sorry STA parent. Because you see 2 defenders playing the same position doesn't validate how many times you have seen this team play. Not buying it. Amazing how people come on here to start trouble and tell lies. Don't know what game you were watching today if you think Dragons had the better play. But, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Hey 9/5/14@11:46 PMThere is no " I " in team only ME and some of these kids are "ME" players. This seems to be taught at the parental level most of the time. Just thought you would get a kick out of that saying.I agree with your post, soccer is a team sport and if some of these kids would knock that crap off, many of these teams would be more successful and have greater overall player development as a team.
Wow. So an STA parent went and watched a B team play a C team when 2 of the most hyped up teams were playing about 200 yds away at the same complex. Sounds like an infatuation or a lie. Who would waste their time going to see these 2 teams play in a regular season game? Only a wannabe....LMAO
By the way. It was a Match Fit home game in Morris Plains. Long way to travel for a home game. And in the backyard of STA so I could see how an STA parent was there. But the question would be why?
The Dragons are a much improved team from the Spring. Will be interesting when they play AJAX in NPL.
B or C teams. It can be argued that the 5 teams from PDA and Matchfit are in the top 6 or 7 teams in the state.
These ecnl clubs are a magnet for the better players in the state. Those that don't make the ECNL team gather at the next level, which is pretty darn good as well.Great for kids, others will continue to join.
Why a STA parent would attend. Live only 8 minutes from complex. Our team played Black team just 2 weeks ago and I was very impressed with this 3rd team. Went to watch NJX team and caught some ECNL game. As I am very happy with my team. Wanted to see what options I have.I do not believe my child is ECNL level player at the moment. Yes our team won vs World Class, realistically we were lucky. That's my opinion. I truly feel our team is better than NJX team. I can say this, if MF tries to have this team play, parents will bolt because this team will lose before getting better. I believe the Black team is just as good as NJX team that we just played. I would rank our team in the top 7 after watching most of NPL team.Yes I was there as some of you had seen my younger daughter wearing her STA shirt up on grass.
Any team starting a new system, will have changes and go through the ups and downs. Has nothing to do about how good a team is. All these teams who are switching over to new coaches and Academies are going through the same thing. Give them time to adjust.
Dragons have 6 new players and coach. Adjusting just fine. Will only get better.
Excuses ExcusesPDA are looking good with their new system and new players.
Any scores from yesterday?
PDA Storm 2 Penn Fusion ECNL 0PF had the better of play for the first 20 min or so, and then it was pretty much PDA the rest of the way. Fun game to watch, lots of speed and skill out there. Kids were melting in the heat though. Can't verify this, but heard Ajax beat PF NPL 1-0 on a very late goal. Didn't see game.
Keep in mind MF/Dragons game played on turf. Grass is Kryptonite to PDA teams.
Same 5 or 6 superstars played their usual posrions for mf/ njx and played the entire game. Hows that been working? You fade in the 2nd half of every game and every goal you let up is in the closing minutes of the game. Better get those 5 or 6 in better shape to play the whole game. But they would have to show up at practice to get in better shape. Show case your supposed superstars, its a business. And pretend you sell a good product. Stick with us, I'll get you a scholarship.
Kick and run is done. Big is done. Smart and technical is the now at u13 and above. Bye bye MF/NJX
STA parent – smart move – some of us on this board always say see for your self. ECNL we all know what you are going to get there or think we do. It’s better to see the NPL teams (2nd teams Dragons/Ajax/MF NPL) and the EDP play first hand. This way if you make the move for your kid you kind of have an idea of what the team looks like in a game situation.Looks like we have some posters that saw the MF/PDA NPL game. Which side of the field was most of the game played on? Was even or did one team pin the other and was just unlucky? How did the set plays look?Also PennFusion/Storm reporter – if you are a PA parent was this the first time you saw Storm? You have to be extremely pleased with the NE Division of ECNL Storm/MF/WC/Boston/Stars/CFC/FSA and Albertson/Delco/Bucks? Just from reading the posts on this board the kids playing in those games will be extremely lucky to train 2/3 times a week and then play those quality games.Also, if the 0-0 & 1-0 score lines are true NE NPL looks like a good place to be as well for these clubs.One more question for STA parent – since you are an outsider, were you impressed with the level of play – speed, toughness, and movement by both teams as a whole. No need to break down the individual teams just as a casual soccer fan watching a game?Unofficial ScoresNE Pre-ECNLN/A Continental FC 01 Pre-ECNL vs Albertson SC 01 Pre-ECNL0-2 Penn Fusion SA 01 Pre-ECNL vs PDA 01 Pre-ECNLN/A Match Fit Academy 01 Pre-ECNL vs East Meadow SC 01 Pre-ECNLN/A FC Bucks 01 Pre-ECNL vs World Class FC 01 Pre-ECNLNE NPLN/A Continental FC 01 NPL vs Albertson SC 010-1 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL vs PDA South 01 NPLN/A FC Bucks 01 NPL vs World Class FC 01 NPL0-0 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL vs PDA North 01 NPL
Kick & Chase....another idiot on the blog claiming to know soccer. I haven't seen any team at this age group yet, stay away from the long ball. It's called playing over the top Einstein or playing the long ball!
Whatever you want to call it. It doesnt work. Only created chances were from dragons
Working the ball over the top because there is space available high because the opposing team is trying to compress the team with the ball to take away the short term passing options is a great tactic. A ball over the top keeps the defensive team from pushing and compacting space.. But if most of your balls are played over the top into space, and not to feet, so that your forwards are running on to them then you are playing kick and run. It is easy to recognize the difference between the two.Your midfielders should be getting the most touches on the team and there should be a link up between the backs and midfield.NJX plays kick and Run. They play with physicality to make up for skill. The team is done.
As usual the NYCSL NPL the only NPL on top of it's game. Here are some updated scores from today.ISA, NYSC & Quickstrike have the early lead for the fight to a National Title.NE NPL late to the part updating scores and EDL is not even in the race. They still have NYSC and Manhattan as member clubs.3 New York SC NPL-01 2 STA NPL-010 NY Rush NPL-011 Quickstrike FC NPL-010 Brentwood YSC NPL-01 6 Intense SA NPL-010 Manhattan SC NPL-010 Massapequa SC NPL-01
Is that the score from the STA dad who was out scouting other NPL teams?
9:13, please explain this "stragon" thing. There are no storm players ever playing for the Dragons and visa versa. Are you the same guy constantly picking on Ajax? Don't you have something better to do than continue to spew nonsense?
Nope not a STA dad - just someone who is following NPL, Region1, ECNL and National League for this age group. But since there are only NPL games being played this fall with some pre-ecnl games there you go.What I'm not allowed to do that? I have to have an interest?
7:29Storm GK made some incredible saves yesterday vs MF NPL. Don't say Storm players do not go up and down to the NPL aka Dragons team.
So I guess the NPL GK played for Storm? Isn't that a good thing for the GKs?
The Stragons were a team that played at Rutgers Futsal tournament. Combination of Storm and Dragons apparently.
Any npl or ecnl scores?
Stragons were a Bunch of friends playing futsal during their down time,
The "stragons" guy & the "50 mile NCAA rule" guy are one in the same.
Why is is such a big deal to draw against the Dragons? The Dragons are a quality team.
Are Dragons better than Ajax?
Relax people..... Did PDA win? No. The problem with the NJX team is they are not a true academy team where #1 is even close to #16. They have 5-6 top tier players and their bottom 4-6 would not even stand out on a town team. This year they will have to work on technique and soccer but they cannot possibly expect much when the coaches try to mix in the bottom players as much as some of the others. The talent level falls off the cliff. Some of these other teams may not have the top 5-6 like this team but are more consistent from #1-#16. BTW.... PDA does have floaters....
"floaters". Girls are rostered to all PDA teams even though they were chosen say, to play Dragons, they can play for Ajax and Storm? Because they play in different leagues? ( NPL, ecnl, edp, etc...)
Get it and it is fine.... Just that other posters were claiming PDA did not do this. That is all. You will see pre ECNL players in NE NPL games for all clubs. Including PDA....
And that is a good thing. Reason why you want to play in either of these leagues..... You will see the best players.
I don't think it's a big deal to draw against the Dragons. But I've been following this board for some time and when PDA was talked about it was usually Storm then Ajax. Dragons were always tossed to the side, but from reading this board and doing my own GS research. In this early season Dragons based purely on results have played two top (strong) teams WC Charlton and MF NPL and have a loss and a tie with 0 GF and 1 GA. That isn't bad for a team that was always tossed to the side. It will be very interesting when the two PDA NPL teams play each other both are second teams with a little bit more on the line than just an inter club scrimmage when they play against each other twice and maybe a third time in the playoffs for the right to play for a National Title.PS. Wasn't PDA and MF killed for not giving their NPL players a chance to play with Pre-ECNL teams? But from reading this board it sounds like they do - so why would people say these teams don't use floaters? Isn't that what you want if you come to a PDA/MF? Giving your kid a chance to earn some quality minutes with the First team?Also, people on this board always tell people to see for themselves what the teams are like before you make a move to compare. SO we had a STA parent do just that and yet the guys was killed for that. I say good job STA parent you got a good look at two NPL teams for two NJ clubs.PS. 8:23 I agree with you 100% the really good teams dress 18 starters per game. However, only 11 can start the game. But they don't lose a step when they make a move for fresh legs. Putting the PDA/MF talk a side for a second. From the NYCSL NPL's first games. With NJ Crush on bye I would say ISA looked good doing what they had to do against a team not at their level winning by a 6-0 scoreline and NYSC beat STA by a goal. I think it will between these 4 teams battling for the right to represent their league at the Nationals. Without knowing who's in the EDL and just going by an outdated web source - I think Nj Wildcats are the favorites to represent the EDL. If they run things like last year they will play 4 or 5 games in the Spring, the Wildcats should be able to hold their own unless some new Clubs have joined.
So at the end of the day NJ might have 3 teams in the NPL finals in 2015NYSC NPL - NJ Crush or STANE NPL - MF NPL or PDA Ajax or even PDA DragonsEDL - NJ WildcatsI think the NE NPL teams will have a tougher road which will make their teams a little bit better because of the speed of play they will be playing at.Good luck all
Guessing the STA parent is from the STA B team and is looking at another option for his daughter and went to see other teams.Nothing wrong with that..if want to go to a stronger team than your current team and do not think will have the option or opportunity to move up to so called A team within current club then a good move and smart by the parents.
8:23Looking through some rose colored glasses huh?5 or 6 top tier players on njx? Must be from a parent that has been taken care of for awhileor from a parent whose kid does not have to compete for a roster spot by default. You have 1 kid that plays on 3 teams that desrves ecnl. Other than that its a crap shoot, level drops drastically after that. Sorry to disappoint the 4 or 5 top tier parents
All I know is Dragons look pretty good. They have a huge roster. 22-23ish players. It seems like the coach does a good job rotating players.
Point was they have 6 solid players. The difference with that team is the talent drops way off after that. Parts of the field that can be exploited big time. Other teams at this level are WAY more balanced in overall talent.... All about setting up your own kid for next year anyway....
9:59 is cluelessTo say 1 kid deserves ECNL. So every kid on whatever team you are from deserves ECNL? Doubt it. I am sure 5-6 players from that team can start on any u13 pre ECNL team in the North East. Must be a parent who's kid is about to get bumped. Love the Hate.
There are obviously 5-6 parents from old celtic team who cannot let go of belief that their child will make ECNL team at NF next year.Unfortunately the lack of skill training the last few years for those 5-6 players has caused them to fall back tot the pack.
Absolutely correct, lack of skill training. Thats what happens when you change trainers every month or so because certain top tier parents didnt like suzie playing a certain position or suzie is not getting the right amount of playing time. Change trainers or Im leaving attitude. It's going on now at mf. No accountability for players or trainers or parents. Team hasnt had a trainer in a year and a half? Why?
If they want good training be best to change clubs.
For one thing MF gave them a fish story before tryouts that DOC would take over training and coaching team this fall to keep on lid on team breaking apart and losing dues $$$. Never was in the cards for him to take that team.Those parents Fools Gold from Match Fleece.
if you want good, effective, individual training, seek it outside of you club team. some kids are lucky to have parents that can provide this at home. it is another expense that the rest of us have to take on.
Suckerzzzz!!!! Start looking. Couldn't have happened to a finer bunch
Yeah but Match Fleece collecting about 30K in dues this current year by stalling that team breaking up another year.
Anyone doubting MF B Teams regression in last 12 months just look at history vs pda dragons.Last 2 times they played in last year it was 3-0 Celtic and Dragons were non competitive.Now 0-0 tie and sounds like dragons were woodwork shot away from winning.MF Parents are in denial.
Provide at home?Better to seek outside club and home They need to hear different voice besides their club coach and mom or dad for it too sink in every now and then
i posted 1:01... i agree with you 1:06 that it probably is best to get if from outside club and home. my point was that at this point in the game, you are not going to get sufficient skills training with your club team. it's all about the team now.
DOC is gonna take over right after the Stars of Mass tourney. Remember that one. Week1 of Npl season is over and?¿???? Maybe next week. Maybe October. Maybe November. Thank you come again
"The game is about glory. It’s about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom." Danny Flowers, now this being said back in 1972 is still the same today, YES if you lose it sucks, YES Danny is correct. I think the best saying is this one "Winning is not everything, BUT trying to is"
MF is doing a good job with the NJX team. They are pplaying better and have regressed at all. Lies and rumors are being told by someone who has a personal vendetta against this team. MF is still trying to figure out where to play these players and anyone who is affiliated with this team knows that. The line ups are different from last season and the coaching is different. give it time and I am sure this team will be back on top of things.
Sorry, playing better and have not regressed at all.
1:39 Sounds like Mommy Coach desperately trying to put her finger in the holes and plug the leaks. There are not enough fingers I am afraid.Clearly not the same team thi past weekend that Dragons played 2x at U12 lastyear.
Of course the scores will be closer between the Dragons and NJX when the Dragons have the so called "FLOATERS " from either Ajax or Storm to make it closeYou don't know what team your going to face when playing teams like PDA or MF with girls playing for more than 1 team within the club
Love the bitterness. Why would they go anywhere???? Where else is better? The trainers are pushing them to play better soccer and they are. They just do not have strong #'s from player 12-17. That will change next year. Am I missing something? SPRING state cup champs. Played three good games in top tourney up in MA. 0-0 Tie and a 4-0 win first weekend in NE NPL. People below always want to knock the top. Too funny....... Outside of Storm, no other team has had as much success. How does your team stack up to this?? Again, too funny. Keep knockin.....
I think it's a cry baby from that team. Someone is real salty!
My team is the ECNL team of same club and we have had more success and that is why we are ECNL
MF NPL Team parents are in hopeless denial of teams obvious regression.Dragons are a marginal team and the result speaks volumes.
The pre-ECNL teams were playing 40 minute halves with college substitution rules (once you go out in the first half, you cannot return until the second half; and once you go out in the second half, you are done for the day). Were the NPL teams also playing this way?
2:05You are obviously a dedicated parent of the team.Nothing wrong with that at all.When you say "no where else to go"Aren't the better players on your team going to play for the Matchfit ECNL team? What will that do to NPL team team. Will the team weaken considerably?
I think that's how all NPL games are played.Does NYSCL NPL use the sub rule as well?This week's match upsNE Pre-ECNLPenn Fusion SA 01 Pre-ECNL vs FC Bucks 01 Pre-ECNLAlbertson SC 01 Pre-ECNL vs East Meadow SC 01 Pre-ECNLContinental FC 01Pre-ECNL vs Match Fit Academy 01 Pre-ECNLWorld Class FC 01 Pre-ECNL vs PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNLBoston Breakers Academy 01 Pre-ECNL vs FC Stars of Mass 01 Pre-ECNLNE NPLPenn Fusion SA 01 NPL vs FC Bucks 01 NPLAlbertson SC 01 NPL vs PDA North 01 NPLBoston Breakers Academy 01 NPL vs FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLWorld Class FC 01 NPL vs PDA South 01 NPLContinental FC 01 NPL vs Match Fit Academy 01 NPLNYSCL NPLNO GAMESEDL NPLWebsite not updated
NYCSL NLP NYE teams are participating in the 1st round of the US Club/New York Cup.
MF Jefferson has not accomplished anything.... You don't think MF knows that.. This year means nothing and makes it easier on them. There is a reason we will be seeing you for practices next year down in Raritan.....
college sub rules are no re-entry in 1st half when you are subbed out, but they do allow for 1 re-entry in 2nd half if you are subbed out in 2nd half.don't know if ecnl rules follow that exactly or not.
"college sub rules are no re-entry in 1st half when you are subbed out, but they do allow for 1 re-entry in 2nd half if you are subbed out in 2nd half.don't know if ecnl rules follow that exactly or not."Thanks. Didn't know that.
Rule 3.9Substitutions. Once an ECNL Registered Player is substituted in one half of any ECNL Competition, such ECNL Registered Player may not re-enter the game for the duration of the half. Once an ECNL Registered Player is substituted in one period of overtime of any ECNL Competition, such ECNL Registered Player may not re-enter the game. There shall be a maximum of seven (7) substitutions in any half or in overtime of any ECNLCompetition.
Regarding the EDL and the website not being updated, it appears, based on the schedule and standings from last year (http://npleastern.demosphere.com/schedules/2014/66131451.html) that all of the EDP games that counted toward EDL were played in the spring, and teams could be from 1st or 2nd division. Did NYSC and Manhattan run to the NYCSL for the fall since there were no NPL implications, and will they return for the Spring to try and challenge NJ Wildcats and whoever else threatens for an easy trip to the NPL finals?
MF Jeffersonsince joining MFFinished 2nd place in NY Soccer Club NPL- Played upWent undefeated in Jags in Fall 2013- 5 wins 3 ties2014 North East NPL Champions- played up2014 made U13 NPL FinalsHumm- looks pretty impressive personallyDOC is VERY impressed with this team. Team is technically sound. You will be in for surprise when only a few will be selected to this North base team
4:08 I have to agree with 5:07You can say you won State Cup etc.Now its time to play soccer. This coach has been teaching this team for years how to play, worked on technical aspects. After playing your team this past weekend, sorry there is no comparison from your team to the current ECNL team.Our Club keeps an eye on North team, this says a lot. Your team is never mentioned by upper management
5:41 Like you have a clue what your club is thinking..... Relax. Your team has done far less than both MF teams. We will see how it shakes out. Again, you have done nothing so far......
And you brought floaters to boot. Talk when you have done something..... All else is just talk.
I dont understand why there is even a debate. The ECNL team is the north team. The team will continue to build by adding players to its current roster. You can expect the same roster as the current u14 team.This means that some of the NPL kids will join the team. You can also expect a couple of players from the outside to join the team. The 24-26 players will be competing for the first 11 positions.This will mean that some of the current starters will find themselves on the bench but will get plenty of playing time as ECNL teams are supposed to be deep.The DOC will take this team and they will play in North.This is the way it will be.Anything else said is just made up stories that are being perpetuated by both sides.
There will be falloff from that North team. bottom 6-8 will mix in with others on NPL team come U14. The way it works.
Who cares. Just play the damn season. Most of us are headed to a secret club that no one knows about or talks about here. Screw ECNL.
So Dragons are 22-23 deep but they needed to borrow the Storm keeper against MF? Yikes.
lBoth keepers get a chance to play for both Dragons and Storm.What a great club ! Giving a chance at development to both players!
Please post scores of npl ne and pre ecnl games this weekend.
Yeah right....... Any game worth anything that Storm goalie is playing. Keep telling yourself development.
MF Celtic parent saying storm keeper playing with dragons is the reason for going from 2 easy 3-0 wins over dragons at U12 year to evenly played tie at best for Celtic?come on that is a stretch.
Truth is MF NPL B team has hit the wall. best days are behind them.Physical advantages create a temporary dominance for players and their families who don't get with a skills program when they are still young.Counting on continued dominance based on physical advantages is just shortsighted in soccer. Always a waste and sad to see.
Who is saying that???? Many from the all mighty PDA came on saying that no way does PDA allow floaters. This proves that they do. The game was more the new coaches not truly knowing the girls in game situations yet and the fact that the celtic bottom 6 are not even close to the rest of the team. Something that will eventually change. That is what was said......
Sorry your kid is not physically on par. The core top girls from Celtic will be mixed with MF north. Then it will be lights out. Have fun in NPL Dragon Mom with ZERO chance of getting on Storm......
And that top team of yours..... The Storm. That is the team we beat with basically 6 top tier players. Next year will be fun.
Nice comments - sounds like a dad who thinks there are only 6 decent girls on team and his is one of them. Get a life dude - u are a loser and people like you always end up with kids like u.
A loser tries to knock a team that has proven themselves over the last two years at the highest level. Prove yourself first before you come on here knocking them. For you to pound your chest about a team that has accomplished nothing and continuously berate a team that has accomplished so much, is total BS and disrespectful. I am tired of it. Very simple. Try to say it is anything more than that and once again, you would be lying to all of us.... Deal with your own, prove something and then maybe come back and explain why your team has earned some respect.
YES-Please stop putting down the rest of the girls on the team.Makes you sound a little desperate.
Desperate for respect.
EVERYONE knows that team and understands the difference in talent level. Does not take a rocket scientist! BUT they have all contributed in some way in their success. Until you pass them with your own success, try to show some respect.
That was my first comment, not in this fight about your team and could care less. I just think u are an idiot and glad I'm not on your team. Do yourself a favor, go away.
Just desperate to put your ignorant ass into place. Please let us know why your team deserves more praise.
The problem is that they now look average as size does not matter any more. Girls have caught up with the physicality part of the game.
Funny you ask me to go away yet you were the one coming on here knocking a particular team. Shut your mouth until you prove something and have something of substance to write. Then there would be no reason for this back and forth.
So you get smoked 3-0 in the last two meetings and catch a 0-0 tie this time. That is what you are basing your comments off of? Really? Talk about desperate...... see you at the end of the seaon. Hope you grab some more ties on the way. Comical.
Good luck MF - you have some real nice parents - this guys must be a real pleasure on sidelines every week. I'm sure most of you know who he is by now - all class.
The only reason we tied is because my daughter and only five other girls are decent. When we cut the rest of these losers, we will start winning again.
Different parent here.NjX - I have watched your team numerous times in past two years. You can't honestly believe that your better days are ahead of you?Looking at the current soccer landscape, it is pretty apparent that your team has reached the " tipping point"Can you see it?When is the last time you were able to play keep away from a team. Ask yourself, if your team ever played keep away. This simple game requires skill.I will bet you your team has never done this before.That should tell you something.The team is athletic but exhibits very little skill on the field.I hope you can see that so that you can get to a place that improves your daughters skill level.I'm not hating on the NJX parents and kids, I'm hating on the coaches.Shame on them, wasting such talent.
Keep deflecting your comments of how this team is done. That is the main point here. The negativity. Stop the bashing and hate tough guy.The two blended MF teams in ecnl and ne npl will be in a much better situation than most come 2014. You guys will have a pool of 30 for each fighting to even get on a roster to get on the field next year. I know..... that is sooooo much better. Go stir the kool aid!
I agree this team will not last but that is the point. They accomplished more than just about all until now. The talent and teams withing MF will split next year and form two teams. All of these top teams are changing and or have already changed themselves. Why is it such a shock that this team will eventually go through the same thing? Not necessarily a bad thing, right?
Why I am reading "MY team" and 'YOUR team".Aren't our kids playing these u13 soccer games?
einstien-Your team and MY team is used the same way you would say Your Giants or Your Jets.My teams are :Giants , Yankees, Nets, and my daughters soccer teamI have more of a personal attachment to my daughters team than other team because my daughter plays for the them.They are my team.
I also have a favorite College basketball team.They are also my team.
Isn't is Giants Yankees Knicks? ??? How did Nets get in there?? Lol.biggest problem with the blog is the negativity. You can say your team is better and make your case but why do some feel the need to knock the others?? Makes no sense people.
9:59 hey pal never said I was a rocket scientist. But I am a soccer fan and my daughter's team is HER team not mine.
NE Pre-ECNLPenn Fusion SA 01 Pre-ECNL vs FC Bucks 01 Pre-ECNLAlbertson SC 01 Pre-ECNL vs East Meadow SC 01 Pre-ECNLContinental FC 01Pre-ECNL vs Match Fit Academy 01 Pre-ECNLWorld Class FC 01 Pre-ECNL vs PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNLBoston Breakers Academy 01 Pre-ECNL vs FC Stars of Mass 01 Pre-ECNLNE NPLPenn Fusion SA 01 NPL vs FC Bucks 01 NPLAlbertson SC 01 NPL vs PDA North 01 NPLBoston Breakers Academy 01 NPL vs FC Stars of Mass 01 NPLWorld Class FC 01 NPL vs PDA South 01 NPLContinental FC 01 NPL vs Match Fit Academy 01 NPLDoes anyone have any scores? Heard that WC vs FC Bucks was rained out.
Sorry meant scores from last weekends games.Unofficial ScoresNE Pre-ECNLN/A Continental FC 01 Pre-ECNL vs Albertson SC 01 Pre-ECNL0-2 Penn Fusion SA 01 Pre-ECNL vs PDA 01 Pre-ECNLN/A Match Fit Academy 01 Pre-ECNL vs East Meadow SC 01 Pre-ECNLN/A FC Bucks 01 Pre-ECNL vs World Class FC 01 Pre-ECNLNE NPLN/A Continental FC 01 NPL vs Albertson SC 010-1 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL vs PDA South 01 NPLN/A FC Bucks 01 NPL vs World Class FC 01 NPL0-0 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL vs PDA North 01 NPL
worldclass 1 Penn fusion 1
Matchfit ecnl vs east meadow tied 0-0Matchfit ecnl vs albertson- 1-0 matchfitMatchfit npl vs albertson - 4-0 matchfit
NE pre ECNLContinental FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL Albertson SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 Penn Fusion SA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL2 PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 Match Fit Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 East Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLFC Bucks 01 U13 Pre-ECNLWorld Class FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLContinental FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLEast Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 Penn Fusion SA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 World Class FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 Match Fit Academy 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 Albertson SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNLFC Bucks 01 U13 Pre-ECNLPDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNL
NE NPLContinental FC 01 NPLAlbertson SC 01 NPL0 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL1 PDA South 01 NPLFC Bucks 01 NPLWorld Class FC 01 NPL0 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL0 PDA North 01 NPL FC Bucks 01 NPLPDA South 01 NPL4 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL0 Albertson SC 01 NPLContinental FC 01 NPLPDA North 01 NPLPenn Fusion SA 01 NPLWorld Class FC 01 NPL
NE pre ECNL0 Continental FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 Albertson SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL0 Continental FC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL4 East Meadow SC 01 U13 Pre-ECNL1 FC Bucks 01 U13 Pre-ECNL6 PDA 01 U13 Pre-ECNLNE NPL0 Continental FC 01 NPL1 Albertson SC 01 NPL0 FC Bucks 01 NPL0 World Class FC 01 NPL0 FC Bucks 01 NPL5 PDA South 01 NPL0 Continental FC 01 NPL3 PDA North 01 NPL3 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL2 World Class FC 01 NPL
Look at all the inbalance and one sided scores in all these leagues.Soccer players and especially their parents are getting hosed.This is all about $$$ for academies and leagues as clearly best thing for development of the elite players is all the top teams by Track record, not club affiliation should be in the top flight of the same league as in this past springs EDP top division.the same way they flight tournaments.Show me a ecnl, npl or edl top flight with nearly the quality or balance of edp north and central last year.We are getting hustled big time.
And look no further than the PDA Girls DOC/Rutgers head Coach to see who masterminded this swindle.
Unfortunately this year is a necessary evil for next year to happen. Once these programs get their final ECNL and NE NPL for next season, there will be plenty of balance. But as for this year, you are correct. Some good, some bad....
Did floaters play on PDA teams this past weekend? Sad that they don't trust girls on one team to win for that team they were chosen for. Have to borrow other girls to make the lower team look good? LOL I guess plenty of ball hogs then huh?
All the academies will have the floaters when needed.......
Thanks 12:50 I did not know they did that, learn something new every day.
But PDA will tell you they do not.... Lol!
12:46.It is obvious that your daughter plays for one of the town teams. Enjoy the experience.
Match Fit NPL players will not play with Match Fit Black and vice versa (excepting the one kid who plays with 3 teams)I dont expect it much from PDA either. I think the goalkeeper situation is an exception. Dont think you will see Storm field players with Dragons.
It's amazing how this MF Black team is suppose to be so good but in their first tournament they asked for the former GFA player to play with them. What is going on over there at MF? Seems to be a mess. She left GFA to be closer to home and now MF Black is after her.
so soo SOOO NOT true, next. 50 Mile NCAA guy are you out there?
LOL.. 2:40You need to get out more.Both players have significant limitations.Both have been cultivated by daddy Coaches and have a "me mentality" that does not translate to the more mature game.
Get out more, why?I make perfectly good jokes without stepping outside.Glad you laughed.
Agreed. ....Lots of wonderful unselfish players in the Region.I know of two right off the bat. I love their game.I would like my daughter to play more like them.And remember best players do not have to be offensive scorers. They can be defenders and facilitators with high IQs. Players that make the whole team better.
Hotshots midfielder is in a different class.
So what. Every team has a go to player from the pros to the average joes. I am a poet. LOLEM, GFA, Manalapan, RAGE, NJX , Crush and every other team has their hotshot. What is the big deal jealous parents? My kid was once the best player of her team and now there are 2-3 better players here. So what.
I disagree Daddy. Seen her play many times.Great skills - Low soccer IQ.She benefits from having been focal point of Daddy run team.Can name several girls I would rather have here in NJ , Pa and Massuchetts. She would not be my first choice or third choice if I was starting a team.But she does have some fancy skills!
No I mean she is in a different class. She goes to school in NY..
2:54 you are dead wrong about the East Meadow player. The kid passes quite well.But she knows how to finish and WHEN.
4;11I didn't say she couldn't pass the ball.She is a very good player she is just a Me first player that demands to be focal point in a daddy run system.She just not my first choice as a player that makes the whole team better.Like a said, I know player very well.
Just love this article I came across on the internet: "What do Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona and Brazil’s Pele have in common besides being international superstars and most likely in the Top 10 list of all-time soccer greats? They are all short.» Messi is 5′ 6.5″» Maradona is 5′ 5″» Pele is 5′ 8″I hate it when I hear coaches place so much emphasis on size and height. Emphasis on speed I can understand. I also think height is important for a goalie. But to dismiss or overlook a player because of his/her physical stature is a huge mistake. Size does not matter!Over the years, I have found many reasons why size is not important:» Shorter players have a lower center of gravity, making it much easier to dribble, make fakes and feints, and change direction.» Never underestimate the toughness of a short player. These players are usually tougher and more physical than taller players.» Before the age of 14 or 15, headers play a very insignificant part in a soccer game. Being able to out-jump someone for a header is of little value.Regarding headers; height does help; no doubt about it. But so, too, do timing and jumping ability." Wish this person was coaching or training here in NJ!
My kid has played against her many times and I think you are wrong. Kids is a player and the ball now goes through her because she creates. Has become way more unselfish now. She looked good at FC Stars. Not many others at this age group better than her right now......
4;30You have no argument from me .
Ask FC Atletico what they think of her, and her Dad...They probably want to play against the Hotshotz every week.she shoots,she scores!
You guys are too funny.You do realize that Matchfit and PDA have older players that are on the National team that you never hear about because these parents are extremely discrete and they are surrounded with tremendous D1 players at the older ages.These players are integrated with the team and it becomes a team game.Right now what you are seeing is youth soccer where the father was the coach and put their daughters in the middle of the action.They are good players but lots of campaigning going on here. I suspect some by the parents.One day one or both Maybe national team players along with the few playing on other high level teams. But then again probably not. Too many bad habits that need to be brokenI have much more respect those players playing on elite teams that are not on this forum.I absolutely know of 3 players that these two players cant even touch at this age group.So please stop campaigning for your daughters.It is getting very tiresome.
She'll be carded more as she moves up the ladder - and has shown to be overemotional when she is carded/warned.I cant recall if she checks back well defensively. May be more striker in the future than center mid.
Only issues at MF comes from NPL teamGFA girl will end up playing for ECNL team, as she should.ECNL team competes vs higher level teams. She needs to be challenged, this is where she needs to play personally
Aren't we NOT supposed to be talking about individual players here? Grow up, people.Or maybe you should name your own kid, team and number and we can all take cracks at her too.
Didn't matchfit and east meadow just tie-0-0.Not so much offensive fire after all. Lets here it for the defense on both these teams.I am looking forward to the match-ups between Matchfit and PDA. and East meadow.
5:13.There is all this stuoid discussion about which players stands out on which team wheter it be matchfit or east meadow, etc, etc.And then there's PDA. An organization that is known for putting national team players at every age group.including on the womens national team.There is no boasting from these players or families.They are the real deal. The rest of this crap is BS.
And I repeat that there are and have never been any PDA position players playing up or down. Another silly comment. Goalies do back up each other when one is hurt or unavailable. That is not uncommon.
6:02 That's BS and you know it. They use floaters when they want to win because the teams below Storm need help. Admit it, I would respect you more. Don't be embarrassed, if you can get away with it, why not?.
Why would they flat out lie about that? If they did, I would be okay with it in some games, but they say they don't, so don't call bs unless you can prove it, can you?
I'm with PDA, the only time I have seen them do this is at older ages when they bring down some of their girls who play up an age in ecnl and they have big games. Other ecnl clubs do the same and why not? Every club would do the same if they could and had the players.
@6:51 can you tell us when this happened, u sound like you are in the know.
I think you mean 6:40. He can't find an example because it is not true. He is fishing against PDA all the time. He is the "50 Mike guy". And the "Ajax sucks" guy. Stop responding to his attempts to find anything he can against PDA.
Fact : PDA has 2 very good goalies at this age group. Instead of carrying 2 on Storm full time they are playing full games on either Storm or Dragons. Last Saturday the "Storm" goalie played with the Dragons and shutout NJX. The "Dragon" goalie played with Storm vs pre ECNL Penn Fusion and shut them out. This is a fact. NJX don't flatter yourself and think PDA is using better players to outplay you. It's called depth and development. You might want to google those 2 terms.
If you are going to call bs on someone, then back it up please. Most men do.
Funny stuff, where is 640 @?
Ignore NJX, they all got duped by Match Fleece. They were promised a lot of things and only 1 thing was true. Your next payment is due!!!!"Mama says Stupid is what stupid does". NJX got F Gumped!
Yes, NJX parents were sold a bill of goods and promised the world by Match Fleece DOC and their mommy coach swore to it because they told her she could stay on as coach if she kept them together through end of U13.All they wanted was another year of your dues $$$.
If I recall, PDA brought up a u11 player to play mf in the Srate Cup last fall. Desperately needed a central midfielder because they didn't have and player to do it. Did she go to regionals with you?
You recall well, could you do the same?No, because your u11 team blows and can not compete at town levels.
I see MF and EM tied. I would not say there was a lack of scoring punch. I would say 2 solid teams battling it out.EM dominated everyone up at FC Stars.Will be interesting watching Pre ECNLYou have BreakersMFPDAEMWC Penn FusionStarsbattling in this tough division
where is Rage playing?I have not heard sbout them in quite sometime.Would like to know how they perform this season and what league they are in.
No more Rage Freedom team. 11 girls gone. Rest playing with Rage Rampage and Rage Liberty as I hear it.
Pre -ecnl results for last weekhttp://nplnortheastgirls.demosphere.com/schedules/2014-15/71265040.html
Two most interesting games next week:Breakers vs. StarsWorld vs. PDA
New England NPL Action (week 1). 1 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY U13G0 AZTEC SOCCER GIRLS 01 BLACK0 SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY U13G5 SEACOAST UNITED ELITE - DR- 01/023 OAKWOOD SC0 BAYSIDE FC BOLTS NPL RED 01/020 GPS-MA NPL6 NEFC ELITE U13 GIRLS
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