Can someone please tell me why Morris United is playing in the National Cup Mid-Atlantic regional, if they are already playing in the NPL Finals? Do they really want to go to Indianapolis, twice???
"PDA ECNL team will be a beast next year"How will we know?
"Can someone please tell me why Morris United is playing in the National Cup Mid-Atlantic regional, if they are already playing in the NPL Finals? Do they really want to go to Indianapolis, twice????"Kind of a cool mid-week tournament and being held locally this year at PDA. So instead of summer practices that are missed by half the team, they get in 3 or maybe 4 week day games right down the toad.It's the same for PDA Storm - just getting work in...
"PDA ECNL team will be a beast next year"Not with the very unbeastly center mids they throw out there. I mean these girls are anything but game changers. Today it was embarrassing. Average players from local local "academies" were pushing them around - i mean - win a tackle - ONCE! PDA Storm's midfield is just weak because of the nepotism.
11:16, Atletico is a typical pushy LI team, you must play physical against them, or they will smack you around all day. Besides, I bet you that half of the Storm team was at the other game against STA, that other 1-1 result sounds fishy to me, even if they are PDA Shore : )
Eastern Development League NPL ChampsU13: NJ Wildcats (N.J.)U14: NOT REPRESENTEDU15: NOT REPRESENTEDU16: FC Copa Academy (N.J.)U17: NJ Stallions (N.J.)u18: NOT REPRESENTEDNew York Club Soccer League NPLU13: STA (N.J.)U14: STA (N.J.)U15: Manhattan SC (N.Y.)U16: NJ Crush FC (N.J.)U17: NOT REPRESENTEDU18: New York Rush (N.Y.)Northeast Girls NPLU13: PDA North (N.J.)U14: FC Stars of Mass (Mass.)U15: FC Stars of Mass (Mass.)U16: FC Stars of Mass (Mass.)U17: PDA North (N.J.)U18: PDA South (N.J.)Virginia NPLU13: FC Virginia (Va.)U14: FC Virginia (Va.)U15: FC Virginia (Va.)U16: Churchland Soccer League (Va.)U17: Prince William Courage (Va.)U18: NOT REPRESENTEDNew England Premier League NPLU13: NEFC Elite (Mass.)U14: NEFC Elite (Mass.)U15: NEFC Elite (Mass.)U16: NEFC Elite (Mass.)U17: Oakwood SC (Conn.)U18: NEFC Elite (Mass.)NPL Crossover CupU14: Manhattan SC (N.Y.)U15: Syracuse Development Academy (N.Y.)U16: Brentwood SC (N.Y.)U17: NOT REPRESENTEDU18: NOT REPRESENTED
Nepotism Rules at PDA. Even Storm kids know this.
11:16. You think or you know? Besides what are they going to do when they play each other?
No storm played for shore just missing their coach.
PDA ECNL a beast?!?! Who did they get to become that beast? Weren't the girls coming on the wrong side of the 4-0 beating by Matchfit in the NPL playoffs? And they're going to miss the girl that won most of their games for them this year because she not allowed to play for them. Please explain the beast to us??
The beast is the fact that they won the pre ECNL league this year and will continue to get better with great training, coaching and the addition of good players going forward.
Morning Wildcats, we would like to invite you to our Awesome Super Soccer tournament this week in Anchorage Alaska.Any chance you can drive out? It's for really good teams, its A Secret Super regional. Winner gets 1 MILLION GS points.Look forward to seeing you.
GS points? Looks like we all chase GS points in the end. The Rising U14 flight is going to be worth a lot :) Thanks to Storm, Charlton & EM for doing their part, NPL Northeast Girls League Flight Ranking Value: 4,950 instead of 10,000 for the Girls U13 Pre-ECNL flight. They might not want GS, but GS is using them regardless. The proof is this year's U14 - Once the playoffs are done those points will be assigned. So you see if everyone played the same way the GS rankings would be up to date and it wouldn't matter how many tournaments a team played in the best teams will be on top because they play in the best league. Not just based on an OpinionWORLD CLASS FC 00 ECNLECNL 2014/2015 Conference Standings G14 Northeast Conference - Metro 1st = 3,488 GS PointsPENN FUSION SA '00G ECNLECNL 2014/2015 Conference Standings G14 Northeast Conference - Metro - 2nd = 3,871 GS PointsPDA SPLASHECNL 2014/2015 Conference Standings G14 Northeast Conference - Metro - 3rd = 1,797 GS pointsFC BUCKS PRIDE ECNLECNL 2014/2015 Conference Standings G14 Northeast Conference - Metro - 4th = 3,025 GS points MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL U14ECNL 2014/2015 Conference Standings G14 Northeast Conference - Metro - 5th = 2,002 GS pointsECNL 2014/2015 Conference StandingsG14 Northeast Conference - Metro - 6th = 0 GS Points
8:30You are confusing the NPL team with the ECNL team. the NPL south team lost to match fitThe ECNL team beat Match and east meadow ecnl teams to win the region.I didn't see the game yesterday but it does not surprise me about this teams midfield. it is weak, It has always been weak.
9:19, are you joking? Please say that you are not serious, I am begging you. If what you say is true, then Storm will have a hard time competing against elite teams at the regional and national level. A strong midfield is the foundation of success, particularly the defensive mid, who is charged with both beginning the attack and beginning the defense. That one player is the key to most successful teams, if you are lucky enough to have a strong one, keep her at all costs.
You dont necessarily have to be large/physical to play at a high level in the mid field. If the player is quick - and plays quick with a good touch, you can be very effective.
Players brought up by clubs from NPL Teams to ECNL teams for U14 will of course weaken NPL teams considerably for U14.Unless the players NPL Teams picked up at general ECNL club tryouts were equal to players who were moved up from NPL Teams to ECNL teams, but if they were just as good wouldn't the new players at tryouts also have been picked for ECNL Teams at tryouts, instead of being placed on PDA NOrth or MF NPL, of course they would have.PDA North and MF NPL Teams will be much, much weaker without those players moved up to ECNL Teams. On the other hand, sounds like PDA South may benefit as those Ajax/South Jersey players that were good enough to play events with storm all year at U13 are now being told they will not allowed to bump up to Storm for ECNL events at U14 and that may very well keep South Team intact for more NPL events at U14.Unless of course now that they know they will not be allowed to play for ECNL team in the future regardless of how they develop due to rules will they leave for FC Bucks or another ECNL club within allowed distance from south jersey?
If you look at any team, elite youth, national teams ect., 9 times out of 10 the top player is the attacking midfielder. This player is key to success.
9:30 I couldn't agree more with what you said - it's a position that doesn't score the goals, doesn't get the assists and isn't the last line before the goalie so will never get the "best player" tag by a non soccer (futbol) person. These players are critical in starting an attack and critical to maintain possession when playing out of the back. Love the "love"you just gave to a position that gets no love on any board.10:06 I agree - sometimes it's best to slow things down and play creative soccer rather than just going 100 mph down the field attacking with only 1 or 2 players. I believe in strength in numbers and for that you need creative midfielders that can play quick like you said and know when to go 100 mph or to slow things down or to switch the field instead of playing the ball back into pressure. Large/physical players that cannot do that can hurt a team as much as a quick player with a good touch that can't make the right choice.This is why in my opinion you teach the game and let the chips fall where they fall instead of looking for shortcuts or coaching a u13 team like a u18 team. If the team is good they will will win more times than not. But what do I know I'm just a GS yahoo.
10:06, I agree, but very few midfielders have all of those qualities, most have 2, but having all 3 would make them exceptional. Atletico is a physical team, I know this because we played them, and we beat them at their own game, by knocked them around, but still played our style. They are a good team, and can counter-attack very quickly with the long-ball. Opposing teams need to press, keep possession, wear them down, then.....Well, I am not going to tell you everything.
10:18 who gets the ball to the attacking mid when the team is under pressure?The defenders just blasting the ball to get it out of trouble or the defensive mid that is supporting and getting the ball from the defensive players to play out of trouble to the attacking players? They need to see the field and understand quickly whereto play the ball to start the counter then they go and support the attack.This player by far is the most important player on any team - 10:20 here again with my opinion10:11 if what you say is true then South will get stronger as they just added ECNL players to their roster. So does this also mean South doesn't travel with ECNL team anymore? While I agree -ECNL teams are replacing players 16-24 usually and they may or may not get better if they don't add any impact players. The NPL teams would also remain the same if players 16-24 being replaced come down to NPL team or NPL teams can be in trouble if they lose more than what they add.
Dear GS Yahoo person,I am a soccer guy, which does not mean I am an expert, it means that I love the game, and I love the game within the game. The details that most parents are completely oblivious about, its my world, and I love it. The def-mid, or holding mid is a crucial position for any team. When my daughter plays against very good teams, its the position that I am always keen to observe. These are my requirements for the position, in no particular order:• Toughness (not a goon, but can win the 50/50 ball)• Vision (can see the openings before they happen)• Skill (can pass directly into tight spots and connect to her attacking middies, or outside wings)• Leadership (will direct the girls in front of her to drop when necessary)There are very few players that can do all of the above at U13.
Sounds like 10:18’s daughter is an attacking-mid, hahahah! Yes, yes, they are important players, and no one is taking away their importance, its a position that is often praised and given great accolades. The def-mid is the blue-collar worker, you gets no credit, but is the the heart of rock and roll.
No actually she's a striker but I'd bet your daughter is a CDM right? Ask a coach (a good coach), look at top teams, watch professional teams play on TV. See who is there. Have a great day.
My opinion of important positions1. Goalie2. Defensive Players3. Defensive/Holding Mid4. Attacking Mids5. Strikers
You do know that in order to win a game the whole object is to score right????? LOL Fairly positive that comment was made from a parent of a defensive player. Defense is crucial, yes, but you won't be winning anything with your list!
great conversation.All the best teams in the country have a very strong spine.You start with a very strong Center defender and Holding mid. Your holding mid must like to win the the 50/50 and have significant skills to push and spread the attack. They must be a player that is impactful, the better your holding mid, the more chance your team will have at scoring and the stronger your defense will be.Remember the holding mid is often matched up with the other teams attacking mid. The game can be easily won or lost by the dominance of one player over another in these two positions.It will seem like the defense may have not done their job, but in reality, the breakdown happened at the holding mids spot. Soccer Nut
What about wingers? No love for those crosses? HahahThe core of the field is crucial and that includes attacking and defending. Can't stress how important it is for a team to have and attacking mid with great vision and speed of play. They are the playmakers. Having solid defensive midfielders who are tough on the ball and who can get it back into the attack are just as important. It's all about that core.
Wingers? They are usually the weakest part of an attack, that's why they are on the outside, haha!Just kidding, it's a team effort no doubt, but the midfield usually decides the outcome, totally agree.P.S. My daughter eats strikers for lunch.
All positions are important and many are determined by the formation a coach uses. Remember you may have 2 Defensive Mid's if a coach runs a 4-5(W)-1 or you need strong fast wingers on a 4-4(diamond)-2 formation. Like I said all positions become crucial depending on how coach's formation plan for game matchups. Yes attacking and strikers get much of the glory but defensive backs and Mids control the game and the more well rounded players. If you have been watching the Women's World Cup, every team looks to be in defensive mode and learn to counter. Girls should still be learning how to play all filed positions at this age.
FC Frederick just won Region 1.... Who is FC Frederick and how did they accomplish that????
To me I think yes they need to play quick but not 100 mph. They need to be composed and take their time in an attack. Eventually all the players will be equal in skill and speed they will need to know the game, how to play the game and recognize where and how to attack not just run up and down the field doing moves they learned at practice.You can not get a result if you give up goals. Some times you will play a team that is just better than your team when it comes to talent,if you think you are just going to march down the field and score more than them well then we need to talk soccer basics first my friend. You need to defend counter when you can and not make mistakes if you expose yourself we will get beat down by a better team.11:57 100% learn all positions, sometimes your best defenders are your strikers and your best strikers are your defenders as they play and develop.just this GS yahoo's opinion
I agree the core of the field can't be weak or a team will lose. In saying that though, no position is unimportant. Tell Megan Rapinoe she the weakest. I don't think so. Whatever position your daughter is in now I guarantee they won't be in that same position years down the road if still playing so keep an open mind.
FC Frederick also won the CCL this year.This is not a bad team, they are the 8th team to Qualify for the National League. Congrats2015-16 Under-14 Girls 1. PREMIER SOCCER GROUP MI GATORS 02 ORANGE2. SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE3. TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY ELITE 014. CINCINNATI UNITED CUP GOLD5. SO CAL BLUES - BAKER6. GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT7. ALBION HURRICANES FC AHFC 02GSome of their results vs some teams we might nowCASL 01 RED LADIES (NC) 3-1HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (PAE) 1-1RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE) 0-1ISA 01 NPL (NYE) 3-1NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI (NJ) 1-0PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE) 1-1GS Yahoo
Congrats to them for working hard and attaining that title. Not the best U13 team in Region 1 though. They just played better than the others this particular weekend.
No because your best teams are ECNL.
12:53 The goal for them was accomplished - advance to the National Championships and earn a birth in the National League. They don't have to be the best team in region 1 they just needed to be the best in WV these past couple of days.
8:30 your an idiot, stop reading stop posting, idiot
And 8:30 has no clue what he is talking about. He is the "bash everything PDA" guy.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Table going into tomorrow4 pts +6 PDA Storm4 pts +2 STA NPL4 pts +2 Atletico3 pts +2 Boca1 pts -6 PDA Shore0 pts -6 GPS MA NPL Storm plays Boca (Boca has a chance to show)STA plays Atletico
What were the scores of those games?
My prediction is Storm wins Mid-Atlantic and qualifies for National Cup where they will win their 1st National Title.To bad they don't care about GS would have them 4th in the country.After they win the Mid Atlantic Regional and we take away their 20% they will win 6,354 GS pts thanks to Boca, PDA Shore, Atletico and STA.Now if they cared about their GS account a little more they would have also racked up some where around 7,854 GS points,but since they didn't they could salvage 4,950 if they merge their two accounts.In a nutshell if teams take care of their business GS wouldn't be that bad. Is Storm #4 in the country? I don't know but it would fall in line with TopDrawer and you can have a conversation about it. Instead we beat up GS for being a broken tool when in fact it's not that bad it all works out in the end if we compare apples to apples.
STA and PDA are in same Bracket, explain to me why they are not playing each other. Makes no sense
PDA Storm has another thing coming at National Cup, count on that, Nike commercial Dad.
Prob so they couldn't hurt each other's chance to make the final
its a wildcard format, so the 2 top teams are in the final, but Morris United need to beat Atletico tomorrow, and that is not going to be easy.
4:58- Agreed, its called a trophy!
PDA Storm hasn’t even qualified yet, I think you should shut up, and go back to work.
Storm won't go to nationals if they win. Could have gone by winning pre ecnl and declined.
boca did very well against sta in first half. 2nd half sta had couple break always and scored cleanly. PDA shore cleaned up by storm. That settles that issue. boca changed goalies at half time. Boca had tough time finding net with set plays corners and penalty shot. Boca had plenty of corners. Anyway go USA.
Boca has a chance to advance with a win against PDA
STA did not have an easy time with boca, as many on this board had predicted. In fact boca seemed to have more possession but couldn't capitalize. I would say the difference in this game was goalkeeping alone, bocas is nonexistent using field players (Who didn't do bad but certainly don't match up to a seasoned keeper). BOca had dozen or so corners to stas 2. Agree with the previous poster that they had a difficult time finding the net; if they clean that up, they could be dangerous as ball movement was surprisingly good and not over the top. Their hurdle will be to continue developing and gain some more consistency. Yesterday, STA also had a difficult time with Shore but I really wasn't impressed with either teams play; both seem to be a little off, particularly STA. Storm vs Shore game a different story, ouch. And wasn't impressed with Athleticos 2-0 win over GPS, maybe just an off day for them. Tomorrow will be an interesting day at the fields as everything comes down to those games. I don't expect Boca to be able to pull the win versus storm but I give them credit for their games the far at regionals. My prediction for finals will be storm and Atletico.
What's really impressive is that somehow you managed to watch all 3 games at the same time. Nice job.
@10:18pmPlease open your eyes bud and accept reality! Boca and Shore Fusion are decent squads but both teams are at least two levels below Storm STA and Atletico.You'll never be able to help your kids improve unless you understand their limitations.
10:46 they were on three fields, one next to the other. Not too hard to view them all
i guess the game to watch tomorrow will be STA vs. AthleticoAthletic is not impressive at all. Stay should be able to pull it out
10:50 STA tied PDA Fusion just yesterday. "At least 2 levels below"??
Remember don't get caught up on the scores too much. a team can dominate a team yet still tie a game because the girls just don't convert.Tomorrows games against Athletico should be a good game.
Anybody see Athletico play PDA.They had 10 in the back and were kicking the ball out go bounds in hopes for a tie.Great strategy !
10:59 "half the coaches left". How many do you have? I must have missed that. Maybe you need another because the game was 1-0 at that point. Not too lopsided considering boca had at least double the chances. You my friend are the funny one. Just another STA effort at being considered equal to Storm. storm beats shore 8-0 today while you pulled off a 1-1 tie just the day prior. Good luck tomorrow. You need it.
10:59 don't be bitter because everyone that watched the game knows who outplayed who. 2 STA goals on over the top long balls (one with seconds left in game on long punt after Boca penetration) don't count as dominating. What a joke. You just aren't that good, sorry to break it to you pal.11:34 agree completely
So STA, you tell us. Who was better- shore or boca? Or were they both just too lopsided to choose??
Goalie is interesting, especially what I saw tonight in USA game with Solo, she stalled and Germany shoots wide penalty kick. pda shore gave up 6 goals today to Storm, hard to blame a goalie for that. I also watched 2 games simultaneously yesterday, so it is possible. The teams left with a chance, like boca, sta, are the teams to watch. When you have something to play for that may be enough for any 12/13 year old girl to have game of their life, these young girls are impressionable, who is stronger minded and "seasoned", as previous poster says. Also give the nod to PDA storm playing Atletico again on Thursday, the coaching comes into play at this time as well, where are you at halftime, what moves do coaches make to affect 2nd half with our daughters. Great coaching can absolutely change the outcome of a tight game, in any sport starting around age 11 and depending on coach.
shore and boca have played before. outcome was great match. you can figure out winner, I am like Switerland on this post, just a great display of athletic performance at that match that night. Who wants it more tomorrow is the end with all.
Boca is not playing Shore tomorrow. Boca is playing the ECNL team.
11:34. Don't know what your talking about. Atletico had a 1-0 lead on pda when pda tied the game with about 4 minutes left. How is that hoping for a tie?
10:59. Last time I looked the only thing that matters is the scoreboard, you don't get points for possession or how pretty you look. These tournaments aren't about who's the best team, it's about who wins. PERIOD!
5:34Athletico played very poorly, they were lucky to get a 1-1 tie.They almost lost the game with 1 minute to go.There attack amounted to booting the ball forward to their striker and having 10 players sit back.Good strategy that almost backfired.
10:06, I agree, but very few midfielders have all of those qualities, most have 2, but having all 3 would make them exceptional. Atletico is a physical team, I know this because we played them, and we beat them at their own game, by knocked them around, but still played our style. They are a good team, and can counter-attack very quickly with the long-ball. Opposing teams need to press, keep possession, wear them down, then.....Well, I am not going to tell you everything.June 30, 2015 at 10:20 AMMy comment about Atletico, was I right, or was I right??
Storm crushes Boca 6-1 sets up rematch with Atletico after Atletico knocks out STA. So is this Atletico going to become the ISA NPL team in the fall?
7 pts +11 PDA Storm7 pts +3 Atletico4 pts +1 STA NPL3 pts -3 Boca3 pts -5 GPS1 pt -7 PDA Shore
I think they will try to merge the teams, the best from ISA and Atletico will be the NPL team. Should be a good game, Atletico will try to unnerve them with their physical play, Storm need to not back down and give them some of their own medicine. Storm wins 2-1.
Storm wins 3-0.
Boca welcome to the real world of soccer. All your talk in this blog and you're just a joke.
I won't be as mean.MF ECNL 8:0 BocaPDA ECNL 6:1 BocaI think the goal is to get these games to 2 or 3 goals then you got NJ top 10 status.
So much for Fusion power. I am disappointed. Was hoping for a better showing.
I don't understand...if Atletico played poorly against Storm and it was a 1-1 tie wouldn't Storm be the lucky ones??? What would have happened if Atletico played well?
Nothing at all to be embarrassed about.. The team tries to play soccer. No short cuts. It takes time. PDA Parent.
3:48You will understand better tomorrow
4:43, what if I was the Dad of the GK, how do you think your comment would be received? Throwing a 13 year girl under the bus is douche, don’t you think she tried??
My daughters team has played Atletico, and I would be shocked if they beat Storm, the same team that won Pre-ecnl? The same team that beat MF and EM?? Maybe Atletico wants it more, would be a great boost for their NPL team next season.P.S. If Atletico does make it to National Cup XIV, it would be great for NYE. Unfortunately there is a small road-block to winning the Cup, and you know who they are : )
Is the game on TV tomorrow, might have to stay home and watch, what channel is it on?WPDA, is that cable, or broadcast? Perhaps its pay-per-view? Can we some preliminary commentary on this game, some relevant stats about match-ups, player profiles?
2015 NPL Finals - U13 GirlsFlight AFC Virginia U13G (VA)Eagles White (CA) JFC Storm 01/02 (FL) PDA North 01 NPL (NJ)Flight BNJ Wildcats Averbuch (NJ) Oklahoma Football Club (OK) FC Alliance 02GNPL (TN)FC Portland Academy 01 PreECNL (OR) Flight CNEFC Girls U13 Elite (MA) STA NPL 01G (NJ)BRSC 02 Girls Black (LA) EGA Maroon 01 02 (NE)
Gentlemen please be objective if your teams give up 9+ goals in a tournament it should be a clear indication that they dont belong at that level.Forget "shortcuts" Boca and Shore Fussion just don't have the talent and unless they add several top players (about 10 per team) they'll never be able to compete with elite teams like StormBoca and Shore Fussion parents please stop it's painful to watch you come up with a million different exuses
Poor Morris United, same bracket as NEFC, better practice some new plays?
Looks like Wildcats have weakest bracket.
4:58My bet is that Athletico is already guaranteed a spot in the national cup by going to the finals.I don't think Storm is going if they win which I believe puts the finalist as the next up. but it would be nice to see this team earn it.
I agree, they need to win tomorrow, and not back-in because Storm has deferred. It's soccer, and they are scrappy, they could upset Storm by playing rough, drawing a couple of yellows, not sure if Storm can be intimidated, but I think it's worth a shot for Atletico. If I were the PDA coach I would tell my girls to press, and bump, send Atletico message, and then at their game, still think it's 2-1 Storm!
Come on now Boca is a typical town travel team even with its guest player. They will never ever be able to compete with PDA, MF, STA, etc... Of the youth soccer world.
Wildcats bracket the weakest because the Wildcats are in it. STA got tough draw. Would like to see them and PDA North have a good showing. Good luck and safe trip.
GS Yahoo guy to use GS for you dudes.Below are the current region 1 groups with the new rankings (points from tournament). This shows us why we had some big scorelines. Take it for what it's worth, garbage.just thought i would waste your time with this post first before I post another waste of time post on the NPL Finals.12 (1,256) SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE71 CENTURY V 0102 ELITE1015 NORDIC SC 13 PREMIER GIRLS1080 DELAWARE RUSH42 (3,500) EUSA EMPIRE REVOLUTION ROCHESTER 01/02306 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE7 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK1392 FOOTSKILLS SC RIPTIDE 13G156 (2,026) VICTORY EXPRESS SC PLATINUM5 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL95 LOUDOUN SOCCER 01 G RED1674 FC WHEELING32 (7,384) FC FREDERICK '01 109 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT69 GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT1224 DE UNION ORANGE '01
Going by GS the PDA & NJ group about the same if you give PDA the 8K points they lost for winning the PDA tournament.STA did get a hard draw if you go by GS.52 EAGLES WHITE122 JFC STORM 01/02232 FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01261 PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS5 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL25 OKLAHOMA FC OFC 02194 FC PORTLAND ACADEMY-01G-ECNL202 FC ALLIANCE 02G NPL20 NEFC ELITE U13 GIRLS28 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 0159 ELITE GIRLS ACADEMY MAROON 01/02247 BATON ROUGE SC 02 G BLACKWe should see closer scores at the NPL Finals as every team is ranked under 300 while The Region1 only had 10 under 300 and 5 over 1,000.
Some interesting groups at NPL finals: some false GS positions too. FCV have not been awarded any points for the NPL season and had to beat PWSI (twice) on their home field and have had a very strong Spring season (Jeff Cup finalists, DIsney winners, NPL Spring and overall NPL VA Champions and Semis of State Cup (including beating BRYC).Not sure anyone is expecting them to do much at Finals but proud of them for getting there and am looking forward to an enjoyable tournament and good play from the teams there.
It's NEFC in a romp.
Don't forget teams like fc virg could bring their ecnl players since there are some ecnl teams in flight already.
Thanks 9:43 How does Loudoun compare to FCV?
9:46- Not happening. Thats a bush league Match Fit move. FCV will go with the kids that got them there.It's called integrity. Match Fit, look it up.Region 1 was a cash grab.
How did that work out?
While I know you are allowed to bring some ECNL players and the clubs want to win I believe it hurts the club in the long run. If you make the "B" team players feel they are unimportant they will leave and the club will not be that deep. While they have heir faults, PDA appears to have made there "B" teams important which will strengthen the club long term. If I had a daughter who was 11 or 12 and she had a choice to play for the PDA "B" team or another non-ECNL club, it would be an easy choice. PDA had made there other teams relevant. So much so that girls cut from the ECNL teams are staying with the club and moving to the NPL teams. And some B team players are moving up to the ECNL teams. And their NPL teams compete for National Championships. Now there are always exceptions but if you have a choice for your 11-12 year old daughter it appears clear to me.
As far as I am aware, FCV are not taking any of their ECNL players to Nationals. They have a roster of 18 and will be taking the girls that got them there.And, in my mind, that's exactly how it should be. What kind of message would it send to replace the girls that got them there with ECNL players? For U13 girls soccer?Can't believe any club would do that and if they did, shame on them.
10:05 Not sure how Loudoun compares with FCV. They have not played each other this year.I would hope FCV have the beating of them (they beat PWSI twice and BRYC this Spring) but you never know. At this age games are so unpredictable - fair play to Loudoun on winning State Cup.
Well PDA Dragons were kept intact all year.but PDA Ajax had ECNL players from Storm come down and take time from their regular NPL players all year.Nice infomercial for PDA though.
2015 Spirit United Kickoff ClassicGirls Weekend 8/22/2015-8/23/2015Possible F1 & F2 teams with GS rank and (points they bring to the flight)005 (10,000) South Shore Select U14 Elite006 (10,000) NJ Wildcats Averbuch-NPL008 (10,000) Penn Legacy FC 01 Black022 (10,000) PA Classics Academy 01034 (10,000) Yardley Makefield Soccer Banshees039 (10,000) Rage SC '01 Athletica051 (10,000) HMMS Eagle FC 01 SPIRIT061 (7,500) Ukrainian Nationals Blasters Black064 (7,500) Boston Breakers Academy GU14 ECNL070 (7,500) Pipeline Soccer Club Black071 (7,500) ISA 01 NPL072 (7,500) 1776 United FC Xtreme077 (7,500) Braddock Road YC 01 Elite131 (3,250) Players Development Academy Ajax 153 (3,250) Penn Fusion SA '01G ECNL173 (3,250) Continental FC ECNL '01177 (3,250) Harford FC United Thunder
How does the Central Jersey Invitational (7/11-12) shape up?I see STA is in that one as well. Sure is a lot of soccer being played by those girls.
8:05, that post would be better on the U10-U12 site.
Any update on the STorm/Athletica game? Website says game was at 9:00.
10:14 that's not the NPL team.
Storm wins 3-0
Storm just rained on MF's parade.Storm will join MF NPL & NYSC at the nationalcup
3:48Do you understand now?
Athletico will go through if they want it
Where and when is the National Cup? I thought Storm wasn't going?
Why wouldn't they? What better way to start your ECNL life than as a National Champion, isn't that the goal?
pda storm scores 16 goals in four matches. I saw how pda storm scored, lethal on frame shots, set corner shot plays, think about scoring 16 goals in 4 matches. How can you lose? It is looks on frame, shots on frame, I watched penalty kicks sail 10 feet over the net a few times this past week, multiple corner kicks go behind the net, sailing out of bounds on far side, at a regional? PDA storm shoots lethal, on frame, screen shots, they have 4 girls running up, beating defenders, shots within the 18, that is how they win. strong defense with great keeper does help, but pda storm did not win with that formula, it was strike hard multiple times, and the one poster is partially correct, they are 12-13 year old girly girls, none of them, is a great keeper or defender, any tactical and skilled kid can dribble around a defender and score on a tiny youth 13 year old kid. As a striker from the old days, it is really not that hard at that age to beat a defender and shoot on frame. Storm made it look easy and now storm is walking the walk. congrats to all NJ teams entered, they stood up to the best. If they played at the local tournament they would be crucified for getting easy points, but they took off of work, lugged back and forth each day to lose to the crème de la crème in the region.
They scored more than 16. The Shore game had a bigger differential than the six goals. And that was with taking it easy on your fellow club.
12:26 nice break down but as a dad of a 13 year old that loves this game I can careless if they shoot on frame and are lethal or dribble around defenders. I want to know did they attempt to play soccer build from the back attack in numbers or was it send it long and let the strikers dribble around defenders to shoot lethal shots on net?
Different poster here.Athletico could not use the physicality because the ball moved too fastThey would not let the other team have the ball. They would draw you out if you packed it in and then start the attack again until they found an opening. Outside forwards helped to keep the field open by drawing attention.
Sounds like they used the entire field and if this is true - it is the place to be! What more do you want as a parent of a soccer player. Not all places teach ball movement and using the entire field. Storm playing the right way from the sound of it.
Congrats to PDA Storm, hope to see you at National Cup XIV -NYSC
Get with the programStorm only wasnt "planning to go" if they lost ("Game didnt matter"......"training and development over results"......).Winning? Now YES, that was always the goal
@1:01 I would say yes, their back was 4 strong on top of 18, we got very few shots off if any within 18, keeper from Storm had maybe 3-4 saves, and easy peasy ones. Obviously they train tactics and have done this many times, they were able to pass without looking up, just expecting the outside player to be there, and guess what they were there. NYSC best of luck to you and being a non-anonymous poster, best of luck to your great club. It usually started from the back lets say middle, pass to half back outside, then up the side, back to middle, zig zag passing, switching fields on attack and very effective on that switch and transition from the back. Catching full backs sleeping, very few balls over top as you mentioned. Switch fields and quick movement up front, no match for boca, shore and Atletico backs. 15 goals against these 3 better teams, hard to blame a keeper, give kudos to storm transition and forwards for striking properly and hard.
Thanks 4:35, your description of Storm sounds eerily familiar, hmmm.
I realize PDA gets very good players but they are very well coached. 3 teams in the NJ top 5 is no coincidence. MF had better player/athletes in the pre ECNL and NPL league and lost both to PDA.Storm- 2-0-1 vs MF ECNLPDA North 1-1-2 3GF, 1GA vs MF NPL
Honestly, the scary part is that they will be better next year
My daughters team played both STA and Storm this week. There is no comparison between the two teams, Storm was by far the better team. Ball movement and off ball movement was very impressive. STA played much more over the top. STA also a good team but just not the same caliber. Congrats to the Storm players, parents, and coaches!
Why would Storm be better next year. Won't all the top teams get better?
Thanks 4:35 - 1:01 here.Nice to read. To many teams play to win looking to take short cuts instead of playing soccer.NYSC guy I also like the way your team plays but I've said that before.
The kid from MFA is playing on their U16 ECNL team in the playoffs. Must be some talent.
8:59 thanks Dad
PDA beat Match Fit ECNL at World Class on PKs without several ECNL PlayersPersonally I would go with 1 Win 2 Ties over MF ECNL
Personally I would say the style of play and technical ability is not close. Match fit has a lot of work to do. And the two national team kids are over rated.
10:22 How can you say "over rated" and "National Team" players in the same sentence? Are you saying the people that made the selection are clueless about soccer? Come on man grow a set and leave the girls alone - congrats to them much luck going forward.10:15 confused weren't those PDA South players that were promoted to the ECNL team or were they Storm players from the start (tryouts)and played down for South in NPL games? I thought only MatchFit let's their star players play down to get the WIN.
I would strongly disagree, first 2 games Match Fit completely dominated play. Over Rate? Best 2 players in the State
I think next season when match fit npl merges with ECNL team we will see the strongest team in the state. My top 3 picks now dragons number one.... Match fit ECNL number 2.... PDA ECNL number 3
They are absolutely overrated.
Dragons are a better TEAM than Storm. Beat them in scrimmages also.
If you really want to laugh, look at the GS NJ rankings. Storm is falling fast and both Fusions ranked higher than Match Fit Pre encl.
The jealousy was for 11:08.
10:34 you are correct. Only MF lets their stars play down. PDA does let potential players play up. That is how it is supposed to be done.
7:46Again - you are talking about styleDoesnt make the team "better".They are both very good soccer teams. And yes, there are others in NJBe proud of this
11:28.The two players are good players but there are so many 2001's with more talent.. i actually think your player that is an actual u12 that plays up two years is a better player from your own clubNot jealousy, just a difference in opinion, They are overrated !Overrated doesn't mean they are a bad player, it just means overrated
Sorry not true.Storm players played down with ajax this spring.
12:29The storm team is technically better and that is all that should matter to parents at this age
10:58 -11:19 sounds like a parent whose kid just got cut. Don't be disgruntled just have your daughter work harder. Storm will only get better as the years progress.
12:29 - these are 01/02 girls style is all that should matter!!!!If they play the right style then you play to win - not the other way around. Please don't tell me you can live with winning at this age over learning to play soccer - that won't get your kid very far. 12:53 Agree 100% and it sounds like they play soccer in addition to being technical. These kids will be able to play for any school because of this if the school wants them and they want the school.
MF ecnl will not be as strong a team next season. The new kids from the old NJX team not technical as players moved down. Anybody that has been watching this club knows this. Their size and speed at u10-12,could dominate now they just Got destroyed by a superior PDA dragon team who proved technical moving forward is the way to win.
Match fit has a shot to be good but it is not guaranteed.They lack some technical depth and they will have to play as a team.As far as the two national team players-good for them, they got the first look, others will be coming and others will be leaving. I hate the label of best player because different evaluators will pick different girls at different times. One has a real shot as a defender, she is talented but is lacking some other qualities that will need to manifest themselves in her later years. They other is an 02 that will continue to develop. she is good technically but needs to work on her presence and she needs to get physically stronger.There are quite a few girls throughout this region that will have a real shot. There are some real difference makers on EastMeadow, Boston Breakers and PDA.Are they better than those girls- i don't think so but this is there opportunity and I wish them the best
8:18Not much of a soccer mind, are you?The sport has differing styles. One not "better" than the other.Stop looking down your nose at teams that arent as "pretty"To say other teams arent learning the sport is nonsense - and I am being nice.
i am curious 9:30.In which part of your game (STA) did you feel that you had difficulty with Athletico
8:18 is right, and its you 9:30, that does not have a soccer mind.Your description of technical soccer as (pretty) is proof enough that you are an idiot.He did not say it, but I will, NO team that we have played this YEAR showed me anything that we, as a team, should feel worried about, and we have played some pretty good teams. I’ll admit that I am a little biased, because I am a true-believer, but I am not delusional, and I know the difference between skilled, and not as skilled.Cheers!
We live in a great country where we are allowed to express our views in a public forum. Let's use it for good and not abuse this privilege. God Bless America!Happy 4th!!
Stop trying to censor what people want to say, that is not American.
At 8:23. I can't wait till you really see what is about to transpire. Watched the Dragon game. Matchfit didn't really work as a team. Missed easy opportunities and hit the post a couple of times. If those easy chances were capitalized, we all would be singing a new tune. Stop with the bashing and look at reality. Let's see what happens come September.
MF Pre ECNL and PDA Storm are very even.New players added to PDA are not impact players, losing player to HS is a big blowMF added NPL players to Core ECNL team with addition to U14 player. MF added some big pieces.
Talk is cheap, lets see what happens.
3-0 is impact.
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