Monday, April 23, 2018

U16 (2002) Girls Youth Soccer

U16 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...

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'.

Anonymous said...

They are left out. Plenty long gone by this age. But there are thousands left with the $$$ and talent to fill the rosters so on it goes.

Anonymous said...

2:00 if it was that easy. our country is huge and covers many miles. Who can support paying for so many players that play this beautiful game? yeah it's easy to say pay to play league. The GDA will be offer free rides to it's top players. If a player is in need of tuition and they are a top player they will play for free. No player that is number 20 in the pyramid will play for free that much is a given, aren't scholarships given to player that can make a difference just like in college soccer, not because you need it.

2:37 so you are telling me a player that would be roster depth would get a scholarship? Scholarships are for the top players simple if they need it or not.

Anonymous said...

TC canceled for PA. Another reason why the GDA will be so much more efficient in evaluating players. TC's are once a month and haven't even been that lately. One cancellation after another. Pointless at least for the 02's who are out of it in a couple months.

Anonymous said...

2:59 - sure. I think they may get something if they are good enough to make the roster. Maybe help with uniforms, etc. I think clubs/teams like to be altruistic. AND, if that little engine that could develops further, then it's the icing on the cake.

Anonymous said...

3:23 That I would have a problem with as a paying customer. If my daughter has more skill but I have to pay because I make more money well my money doesn't grow on a tree either.

The GDA teams should rank players on their roster and the list should be made public to the team players 1-10 Play for Free everyone else pays. The rankings should be done every 5 months since it is a 10 month season. Then everybody knows where they sit and no one has any gripes if they stay. If your kid is at the bottom suck it up or leave and let someone else try.

Anonymous said...

NYCFC DA will not be free, they told us already, @2K, something about a late start, and NYCFC not budgeting for it, right. Its more like they don’t want to pay Kaz, so the teams will suck-up the cost.

IF THE BOYS ARE FREE, THE GIRLS SHOULD BE FREE.

Anonymous said...

Try cedar stars. That one has said it will be fee free.

Anonymous said...

4:28 - so you would begrudge a kid who isn't as blessed getting a shirt or shorts and a pair of socks? Harsh.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars, hmmm, what MLS team are they with? I think the coaching and training at NYCFC will be the best in the entire GDA, so if your daughter makes a team, I would quickly accept a spot. There are many advantages to their program, which I will not mention here, but needless to say, the college scouts will be lining-up.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a truly dreadful set up. they could call themselves the fighting resentments.

Anonymous said...

NYCFC really?

Anonymous said...

Heard PDA South gets the 14th spot in ECNL to round out the league. That will be tough on Matchfit for sure

Anonymous said...

Next season, ECNL = second tier. Why do they want to?

Anonymous said...

5:12 PM
I agree, If the boys DA is free and subsidized by US soccer the Girls DA should be the same. If not they should not start it. Apparently there must be a cost associated with boys DA due to the availability of a scholarship for a select group. it is based on need not ability:

http://www.ussoccerda.com/scholarship-program

Anonymous said...

They are just opening themselves up for a lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

There is no 14th team in Northeast Conference of ECNL for '17-'18

Cool your jets PDA

Anonymous said...

What law is being violated?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, I know there is something on books about equality.
Let me guess, the men's team makes more money.
I agree with that, but this level does not.
Just saying, may be an issue....

Anonymous said...

910 I believe next draft will move McClean to the Northeast ECNL to make it 14 and keep the Region 1 logistics similar to ODP, NTC and other identification process. Unless PF decides in one year and re-instates themselves. There goes my question does anyone know since PF will not have ECNL/NPL what league will the 2nd tier players play at? National League, EDP, Etc.

Anonymous said...

8:40 I know it states that it is based on need not ability:

You are now the DOC - which player do you take.
You Roster is 24 and you have 10 scholarships.

Players 1-10 are currently in NT camps
A few players tried out for the team, they are need based, so the only way they play is if they get a scholarship. They are not top 10 and can be replaced by paying customers of equal ability - what do you do?

Anonymous said...

yes, cedar stars is soliciting for sure. See what happens, maybe not this year but summer and beyond will be interesting who takes the carrot for DA opp at Cedar Stars. PDA only team from NJ sending kids to NT. it has to do with Mike, head coach at Rutgers, Rutgers is top program. Remember it is always about who you know, what strings you can pull etc. PDA is flushed with cash and the best of the best. But you can find players like this at top brackets at Jeff Cup, CASL lets say at least top two brackets in any age group. They just choose not to move to pda.

Anonymous said...

12:40 PM

Pick the teaam based on ability and as part of the registration the player's parents apply based on the Scholarship requirments. If they are turned down they have the option to pay or decline the offer and you call #25 to see if they are still interested. A coach will not know at a tryout if a player can afford the fees. I also belive DA is more open ended so adding players at any time would not be an issue. Now if you are saying what would a coach do to build a team (not develop players) he/she would entice best players with scholarships and we are back at a failing system.

The pyriamid to privlidge is starting to come into play everywhere. Who is not treated equal according to social dictates can claim exclusion based on orientation, color, social circumstances, US soccer is jumping on the bandwagon and will begin to seek out the athletes currently exempt because of availbale dollars or Urban locations. If the girls DA can diversify by offering scholarships to those players who are outside the fences they will over achieve to make it so.

Anonymous said...

Totally off the current GDA/ECNL topic. Did anyone watch the CSN special "Tomboy" Interesting opinions forced by the show. The leading interviewee was Billy Jean King, Lindsey Vonn contributed as well. No really big names after that. Basically stated that there is very little opportunity for girls to participate in sports. I saw it as very slanted and more of a victim complex than a treatise on how girls become empowered through participating in sports. I am not raising my daughter to be a victim and cry foul at every perceived equality issue. I feel like a girl watching this show and deciding to continue in sports would most likely come to the conclusion that it isn’t worth it. The show blames sports for bullying, body image issues, and isolation. They did not offer any path forward or perspective of where girls/women have truly succeeded. Maybe this was the hypothesis episode and they will have others to address all of the claims made??

Anonymous said...

What is Matchfit's big announcement they have been hinting at on Twitter for weeks? Are they getting back into the GDA game?

Anonymous said...

They are merging with cedar stars. Most people already know this.

Anonymous said...

Glad we left when we did. Not sure how merging with CS can help them, but I wish them luck

Anonymous said...

4:51, so how is life over at WCFC, are you enjoying the longer commute?

Anonymous said...

Not at WC. Try again

Anonymous said...

And what would be wrong if you were?

Anonymous said...

I'd be much happier than you

Anonymous said...

Any word on GDA tryouts tomorrow night in Orangreburg, are they really still on????

Anonymous said...

I contacted the info@nycfcgirlsda.com email address and was told they would be sending out an email today canceling them. You have to be registered to get their emails though. More snow likely tomorrow

Anonymous said...

McLean won't be moved to the Northeast ECNL to make it 14. The divisions are set up to match when the high school soccer season is. The mid-Atlantic division is comprised of states that play high school soccer in the Spring.

Anonymous said...

wow, MF going to Cedar stars. Wow. Who is next is all i can say?

Anonymous said...

1145 Wrong! The ECNL teams in Maryland(Bethesda & MD United) have HS season in the fall. So it will be interesting to see if those clubs tell them Club team is priority over HS.

Anonymous said...

1:46, how freaking stupid are you? Nothing you said contradicted what I wrote. McLean will be in the Mid-Atlantic division, which is comprised of teams in states with Spring HS soccer. Bethesda and Md United will be in the Northeast Division; despite their proximity to the Virginia teams, they are in a different conference because they play HS soccer in the Fall.

http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/2017/03/14/ecnl-announces-initial-2017-2018-girls-membership/

I can only explain this to you; I can't comprehend it for you.

Anonymous said...

1:46 was the ex-MF guy, who is denying he went to WC, but he actually did, and who is also an expert in geography based on his own personal experiences.

I think, therefore I spam....

Anonymous said...

2:51 I am the EX-Matchfit guy who is denying going to WC, because I did not go to WC. Sorry, you seem to have all your ex-parents confused. Must be too many to keep up with. And no, I did not comment about any other clubs. Enjoy your new Green Jerseys

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares where you went

But if you want to keep talking we will judge your team for you.

Approaching the 5K post break just in time.

Anonymous said...

Everybody wears green on St. Paty’s day, where you been, besides WC?

Anonymous said...

Admin please delete posts. Thanks

Anonymous said...

All Player Trials for our Girls Developmental Academy for both Saturday 3/18 and Monday 3/20 are postponed. We will be rescheduling and announcing the next set of dates shortly.

Thank You

NYCFC - U.S. Soccer Development Academy - Girls Program • 175 Old Orangeburg Road • Orangeburg, NY 10962

Anonymous said...

2:58 X-Match Fit is now a PDA Player.

Anonymous said...

Funny how everyone hates PDA, but everyone good always ends up there. And the ones that leave always regret it.

Anonymous said...

NYCFC DA tryouts postponed due to low turn out - not the snow.

Follow the pattern people - PDA DA tryouts - postponed. NYCFC - postponed. Match Fit - exit. CSA - postponed. No interest at all.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all the teams traveling this weekend, safe travels, and remember to play with pride and honor.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats have been silenced. Thank god.

Anonymous said...

Kitty Cats are a wreck and got wrecked! Guess the coach cant sit in his chair smoking cigars during the game that cocky d bag.

Anonymous said...

Cocky d bag is an understatement.

Anonymous said...

Another blow to wildcats. Rush and pipeline too. We won't hear from them anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Rush and pipeline got a beat down!!

Anonymous said...

Looks Like NYCFC might have enough players to run a tryout after all. Latest email blast.
U.S. Soccer Development Academy
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Player Trial Dates
We will be hosting player trials on the following dates and times. Please make sure you are registered in our system before attending any sessions. If you did not register yet, click HERE to pre-register

Monday, March 27
Girls Born in 2001 & 2002 = 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Girls Born in 1999 & 2000 = 8:30 to 10 PM

Friday, March 31
Girls Born in 2004 = 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Girls Born in 2003 = 8:30 – 10:00 PM

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Anonymous said...

Not to defend Rush or Wildcats but they just played in front of 50 D1 coaches.

Anonymous said...

Lol 50 D1 coaches what game were you looking at? I hope that is full on sarcasm!

Anonymous said...

Funny, but not a good time to play like that, even if there were 15. I'm seeing about 6 to 10 a game. Saw the games and sloppy soccer. Kick and run is getting old.

Anonymous said...

You play an ECNL team like FC Virginia or PDA you will have 30-50 D1 coaches there.

Anonymous said...

Coaches are there to see players not teams. So the fact is some of the girls from those teams are being recruited by D1 teams.

Anonymous said...

The got soccer top teams didn't do so well when the going gos tough. Good news is that we don't listen to them put down ecnl clubs and talk about how great they are. Good news, you will be home early tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Pipeline dominated the first half against PF but they had the better second half and found net.

Anonymous said...

Bracket B is weak. Who cares. The winner will emerge from bracket A.

Anonymous said...

There were 15-20 coaches today at the top bracket games (PDA, Pipelin, etc). Some of the top D1 schools like UVA, Penn State, Duke. The lower brackets had about half that's many.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they thought the same about pipeline game? What happened in first game?

Anonymous said...

9:19...not a parent from either Pipeline of Cleveland here. But watched first half of game. Pipeline outplayed CFC for the first 25+ mins and was winning 1-0. Then CFC scored on a counter attack, and started to believe. Then the game was more even and CFC scored on another counter. Then with about a minute left in the half a CFC player hit a great shot from distance, just crush it. Pipeline went into half down 3-1 after controlling most of the half and having more chances. I didn't watch second half but Pipeline looked in shock at half.

Anonymous said...

Damn dude, have you thought about a career in color commentary??
I would listen to you all day long, good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Why would you even try and defend a 5 to 1 beat down.

Anonymous said...

Hey. The commentary is better than Alexy Lalas'. Pipe down. I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

8:53...not trying to defend. Impartial third party and figured I would share for those not there.

Anonymous said...

Dedication to get there to watch first half at 8am.

Anonymous said...

Penn Fusion takes top bracket!

Anonymous said...

Really. According to GOTSOCCER, it should have been wildcats or rush.

Anonymous said...

I hope these parent are okay, havnt heard from them all weekend....

Anonymous said...

Looks like the kitty kats are done. Guess the fresh blood just won't cut it. They'll never be the same. RIP kittens.

Anonymous said...

Pda showcase acceptances are out. U14-u17 cedar stars teams all rejected from top college showcase of the year in region 1.

Anonymous said...

Didnt see any of their teams at jefferson cup this weekend in competitive flight either. Where were matchfit teams this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Didnt Match Fit go under or get sold.

Anonymous said...

They lost their GDA slot but not aure if they lost ECNL

Anonymous said...

They gave up GDA and good call. They will be at PDA showcase soon. Don't see crush or CSA teams.

Anonymous said...

PDA blackballed Cedar Stars teams from PDA Showcase and supposedly used their influence to block Cedar Stars Teams at Jefferson Cup. It is going to get even uglier moving forward.

Anonymous said...

CRUSH never gets into PDA, wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Just Match Fit SJEB and Wildcats from NJ accepted to PDA Showcase.

Anonymous said...

What about Bergen girls, any sight of them?

Anonymous said...

There will be plenty of crush girls at PDA. All the ones that left.

Anonymous said...

All about getting showcased for college now. Its time to hope our girls play well in the next year at the few shoecases remaining in that time and find a good school and be committed by this time next year. Then ee can relax.

Anonymous said...

@922 you are spot on for many U15/02's there is only ECNL AZ and PDA Showcase left before the inaugural sophomore year race to commit. By this time next year many of the 02's either playing DA or ECNL have already been getting offers or standing offers just awaiting to see player I'm a game.

To think 3 months(Apr,May,Jun) to go left of the season then many will be off for a month before HS or GDA start up. Like I said it's gonna be a race for many Freshman or even 8th graders.

Anonymous said...

Also dont discount influence of both PDA And Jefferson Cup being sponsored by Nike. I am sure Nike is also going to obstruct Cedar Stars because they dont want to help Capelli Soccer Aparrel and Clothing.

Anonymous said...

Yes and only PDA Showcase left for NPL Teams this year to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Boo Hoo! We didn't get into the premier east coast showcase! We were blackballed
by PDA! It takes more then got soccer points and low tier wins to make the premier
Showcases kids!

Anonymous said...

Plethora of college coachhes attending PDA Showcase will make what you saw at Jefferson Cup look sparce.

Anonymous said...

Well if you look at the PDA showcase Acceptance list 941 post makes a valid point. Only U15,16,17 age groups for showcasing that means for many Freshman it's two more years left of playing club soccer.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good weekend

Tell me when your daughter plays her five minutes so I dont miss it.

Anonymous said...

Yes you will see all the colleges from coast to coast at PDA Showcase as well as the top clubs and teams all the way from California and Texas. Jj
Just Look at acceptance list for u15-u17 teams

Anonymous said...

if its true that PDA cherry picks the teams and black balls others (e.g. selection of poorly ranked NPL teams in the mix) then is probably a good case of why DA came to exist.

Anonymous said...

Some teams are still being added.
Weekend results will be followed by phone calls to PAC for invite...

Anonymous said...

PAC? They were beat handily in all their games. Phone isn't ringing.

Can we now stop with the Wildcat and NJ Rush nonsense that they are the top teams in the area / country please. Watched parts of their games this weekend and they are certainly not top level in the region. Love those Gotsoccer points :)

Anonymous said...

They have moved on. You won't hear from them,

Anonymous said...

Starting Gk and 3 starting attacking midfielders were out injured. Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

First games since Fall for some. Relax.

Anonymous said...

Happy Monday!!!
This is the best part of tournaments....love all the game commentaries and excuses that follow!!!

Anonymous said...

828 - really, that's all you got. You would have been all over this board if you had done well. Let's just hope PDA put you in the right bracket. I don't think they believe in GS.

Anonymous said...

Bracket B is weak. Who cares. The winner will emerge from bracket A.

March 25, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Good call.

Anonymous said...

I have to point out, Jeff Cup did a very poor job with their flights. Many pointed out CASL broke up ECNL teams from rest of pack and this was suck a bad thing. I would have to disagree after this weekend. After watching our age group, many teams in the top flights did not belong. Point chasers, got top spots. Very disappointing. Happy for our team, we lost and did not belong personally.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you're right. On the other hand, it's not a bad thing to see how clubs match up to ECNL teams. Defnitely gives the coach some points to work on...

Anonymous said...

How can teams in the top flights give up double digit goals in 3 games? What a waste of time for everyone in that flight I agree poor job. PAC was never a top team EM I guess not as good with just 02 like they were last year.

Anonymous said...

It helped get a lot of our girls more playing time in the showcase. Could have been worse.

Anonymous said...

What will you people do in just a few short years when your kids are no longer playing club soccer and you suddenly have no reason to come on here bragging and bashing. It's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Not all of us have ecnl in our back yard and prefer not to waste away our life or that of our child's in a car getting to one. Quality of life or better youth soccer team? To each his own.

Anonymous said...

There is always going to be a better team than yours out there.
Some of you parents need to stop living vicariously through your kids.
Oh my bad....here's the definition:

vi·car·i·ous·ly
vəˈkerēəslē,vīˈkerēəslē/
adverb
in a way that is experienced in the imagination through the actions of another person.
"she was living vicariously through her children"

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