Thursday, May 19, 2016

U14G / U14 Girls Youth Soccer

U14G  / U14 Girls youth soccer seems to offer the most teams and the widest diversity of talent.

Where these players will end up is anyone guess.

Welcome to the ride.

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Anonymous said...

First 53 GDA Clubs

the Impact

152 - A license coaches
100 - B license coaches

217 - Full Time Coaches

580 - YNT/WNT players

166 - Pro players

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

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Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

South Shore Select announced they are joining NENPL.

Anonymous said...

Best of both Worlds for SSSE

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

because even the DOC was looking for other jobs

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

Sounds like too many games 12:40

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Just a hunch

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

US Soccer DA website:

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

PA Parent

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 6:40

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

PF NPL 26 league games

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Give me an f'ing break.

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

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

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



Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

The talent will be diluted don't fool yourself. There will be more teams in the DA. Talent will be spread thin.

A college coach has already told my daughter they are not sure what is going to happen or how they, college coaches, are going to interact with the DA's. He told my daughter they are worried. This is a coach from a P5 conference.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many more rounds of clubs are being accepted by USSF? I'm estimating at least 75-90 clubs.

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Anonymous said...

I agree talent will be spread instead of stock piled on a bench. Agreed.
More elite players will play more minutes and be allowed to develop. Nothing wrong with having options.

College coaches are super happy don't fool your self. Forget our kids they are to old to benefit. take U13 these girls will practice 2 more times a week with quality trainers and top notch talent. In 3 years they will be more advanced then our kids and be the development academy for our NT teams. Club soccer stops at U19 then the kids play College Soccer. Why do you think College soccer is going to a fall/spring schedule? Think big picture - everybody wins and most of the parents are still going to pay.

4:02 I think over 100

4:42 How is the GDA different than the ECNL? GDA trains 2 more times a week with A & B licensed coaches and no HS soccer and this scares college coaches? I think this scares ECNL parents as they will now be paying for their kid an the scholarships.

Girls ECNL will adopt the boys model and rebrand

The ENPL will include both member clubs and member leagues (NPLs), providing club- and team-based entry into the competition.

Member clubs will qualify teams into the ENPL in all five age groups each year, while member NPLs will qualify individual teams in all age groups based on performance in their respective NPLs the prior season.

This will be their attempt squash the USYSA and grow the NPLs to have all the top teams in the nation.

Anonymous said...

Maybe ECNL taking a different approach (just read this)

After initiating this review process, and in discussions with leadership of top performing clubs, the ECNL has approved the membership of the below listed clubs at this time, and each club has re-affirmed its membership in the ECNL in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The ECNL will continue to review other clubs’ eligibility for membership.

Anonymous said...

What happens to the HS girls playing on scholarship to attend private schools ?

Anonymous said...

LOL. Nice of US soccer to pay the refs fees wich run about $3 per kid per game or $100 per year. With the DA your training costs are 2X. I have seen the cost for the DA projected at 6K per player. Scholarships will be both need and talent based, but 60-80% of players will pay the full freight. In 3 years the DA will be great, next year the ECNL teams will still be better. Also, unlike the ECNL players will be moved off teams when warranted by skill or commitment.

Anonymous said...

5:23 - I had read that too. It looks like some clubs that take the DA, ECNL will still allow in the league. It dooesnt look like every ECNL team that took the DA.

I did notice in the 1st group listed by ECNL, PDA and Stars were the only 2 clubs in our area listed. A Club like PF, that was listed on the 1st round of DA, ECNL did't list right away. There is 2 other ECNL clubs in philly, CFC and Bucks. If PF only has the DA, then the girls that do not make or want the DA but want to play top soccer will move to CFC and Bucks. That will help both of those clubs. If all the chips fall that way. Same in NJ, it could really hurt MF if they only get the DA and not back in ECNL.

There is still a lot of time left in this chess game between US Soccer and ECNL.

http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/home/920431.html

Anonymous said...

US Club Nationals Super Group
Atletico (NYE)
FC Boston Scorpions (Mass)
Lonestar Red (TX)
NJ Wildcats (NJ)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (PA)
Samba (MN)
Seacoast United (NH)
STA (NJ)

Premier Group
FC Stars United (NH)
Fusion (MN)
Hawaii Rush (HI)
NEFC Premiere South (MA)
Three Rivers Black (WA)
GPS ME Phoenix (AZ)

Anonymous said...

5:27

They play HS, for now

Later - the player/family needs to make a choice, I'd think.

Interesting question

Anonymous said...

ECNL did exactly what the DA did list the top clubs to encourage other to recommit.

Anonymous said...

NSCAA launches Showcase Integrity Program to combat fraud

Through the Showcase Integrity Program, college coaches can report instances when and where showcase events are using their name or school name without approval. The NSCAA will then take steps, up to and including legal action, to have the showcase remove that information. This service is available starting immediately to NSCAA College Services members, an institutional membership that gives men’s and women’s college soccer programs a range of benefits including legislative support, specialized national awards, national rankings, and other services.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any insight (other than they can) on why you have to pay to see your kid play in the Disney Showcase? It's not cheap to go and then they bang you for ticket $ to watch your kid play just for fun?! Pretty much has sealed my decision that our family not attend.

Anonymous said...

That sure rubs me the wrong way. Should be given a family pass - at least one. It's called captive audience and a bit of price gauging...ba$tard$.

Anonymous said...

It's obnoxious that you have to pay , my guess is that it helps pay for field maintenance

Anonymous said...

I went to the first Disney Showcase 16 years ago.
Even then it was $9. for each member of the family to attend. Even young children had to pay.

Anonymous said...

Wildwood does it also for futsal.

Youth sports is all about the money and you guys had beef with my country before club comment but it's okay for everybody to have their hand in the cookie jar.

I call out the ECNL for not checking with the USSF before they set their postseason schedule during a world cup year and I'm what's wrong with youth sports. Not the coach who goes on a crazy rant even though his ECNL is to blame. Remember the ECNL answers to the USSF not the other way around.

He tried to paint the picture that it was more important to play for a league title than a chance to represent your country in a world cup. yeah i'm the crazy one for not agreeing with the article and calling him out

Anonymous said...

Its about Money and Power.

The USSF has done almost nothing to demand respect from the youth soccer world. So I will continue to have issue with Country before Club.

The USSF are pseudo govt supported entity run by a bunch of boozo's. They kept making mistake after mistake.

Now that the second batch of GDA teams was announced, its quite obvious that the DA will be more watered down than the current ECNL. They have let in some very questionable team in California.... and then letting in World Class and Match Fit is quite questionable as well.

There are several other ways USSF could have implement and elite program and their basic premise is misguided.

Look at the working conditions of the NWSL... they are dismal. Again, this is supported/run by the USSF.

Throw in the birth year fiasco. Sure the top end kids will all be fine. But it is really sad the number of mid or lower level players than have been left without a team and are deciding to quit soccer altogether.

Anonymous said...

Why would you throw MFA and World Class together? For the most part the World Class teams have been non competitive in the ECNL. MFA on the other hand is always competitive and I believe has the 3rd most wins since they joined after PDA and Stars.

Anonymous said...

7:43 do you have a ting against authority? Seems to be popular these days.

USSF doesn't need respect they are the federation that sets the rules when it comes to soccer in the USA. They don't need to ask for permission to do anything.

Why do you keep saying water downed when more kids are included and will have an opportunity to be seen and evaluated?

The DA would have been implemented earlier, remember the MLS is only 20 years old and the DA is only 7. Please say you are not calling the DA a mistake.

The USSF pays the WNT salaries not the NWSL owners - the owners pay $6,000 to the other players. How is the USSF to blame that Sky Blue gets less than 2,000 fans per game and the Independence are no longer around?They are trying to keep a pro league for the women to play and you blame them? If they didn't pay and they don't have to do you still think the NWSL would be around or would we have another WPS?

The world uses Birth year as does ODP and Super Y so this is not a new concept in the states. If you read this blog many posters said that players will stop playing by U16 and to enjoy your kid's instead of results but now we blame the USSF for this also.

I like what they are doing maybe I stand alone on this

1. College soccer will be played in the Fall and Spring instead of just the fall thanks to USSF to allow for further development.

2. Changed player registration to birth year.

3. Will run the top league for youth soccer for both boys and girls before they hand off to college

4. And my favorite because of more teams and spreading the talent more players and many more minutes to go around.

5. no re-entry

The USSF or our NTs should always come before any club like PF/PDA/MF/Real Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Shout out to PA's North Union United Wave representing Region I this weekend in the USYS National Presidents Cup championship in Tulsa. The Presidents Cup offers teams from smaller clubs or less intense programs the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.

Anonymous said...

7:43 you said

Now that the second batch of GDA teams was announced, its quite obvious that the DA will be more watered down than the current ECNL.

The math doesn't add up to support your comment it's the opposite, which should make you happy but it won't because this will force top players to look for starting positions instead of sitting on a benchto provide depth. Also with no re-entry this will not water down the league just provide more quality minutes for the top players which will improve the college game and provide more polished players for our NTs as they will have an entire season to train and improve while going to collge instead of playing all their games with little training in 3 months.

Currently
one age group U14 ECNL 75 clubs
or
two age groups U14/U15 ECNL 150 teams
or
1650 starting players two age groups

------------------------------
BDA
currently 97 clubs
or
1067 starting players

Anonymous said...

In NJ more clubs will be added.

ECNL PDA/MF = 66 starting players currently U13/U14/U15

GDA PDA/MF = 22 starting players 02/01

Anonymous said...

NYCSL Girl NPL Clubs
2016/2017

1. Brentwood SC (NY)
2. Manhattan SC (NY)
3. Massapequa SC (NY)
4. New York SC (NY)
5. NJ Crush (NJ)
6. NJ Stallions (NJ)
7. Princeton SA (NJ)
8. Quickstrike FC (NY)
9. STA (NJ)
10. SUSA (NY)

No More

MatchFit and NY Rush


Champions.

2014/2015
U13 - STA (NJ)

2015/2016
U14 - Massapequa SC (NY)



Anonymous said...

2016 NPL Finals - U14 Girl

5 NEFC Elite
0 Space City FC

1 FC Virginia United Elite 01
1 Davis Legacy 02

Anonymous said...

2 Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies
0 BRSC 02 Girls Black

3 FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL
2 LVU 01 Girls

Anonymous said...

1 PDA South 01 NPL
0 EGA Maroon 01 02

0 Claremont Stars SC Stars 01
5 Lonestars 02G Red SA

Anonymous said...

Day 2 preview

I don't think anyone is expecting NEFC to slip in group play. The PDA south vs Lonestars is a huge game and can go along way to determine the wildcard.
Florida and Massapequa with wins might clinch spots depending on the results in other games.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Region 1 area teams had a good showing today.

NEFC
VA
Massapequa
PDA South

The only blemish was the 3-2 loss by the EDP runner up LVU.

Anonymous said...

And LVU will bow again to Massapequa in the morning.

PA teams overrated

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Wildcats? I thought they were going to Colorado?

Anonymous said...

Across all 6 age groups, no local teams lost. Goal diff was lopsided. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Missed LVU. Only loss in like 17 games.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats are going next weekend to Colorado for National Cup. They couldn't go 2 weeks in a row so they passed on going to NPL Finals again this year and LVU, who was their runner-up in NPL Finals went in their place this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats will be National Champions this year I predict. Or at least runner up.

Anonymous said...

The NPL National Cup is not a national championship, you are delusional. Wildcats coach took a look at the NPL finals line-up and realized that NEFC was there, no point in going to Aurora to loose.

Anonymous said...

10:31 I was curious about their selection. They picked a crazy one that sends certain states to the finals and others to Regionals to play any team that pays instead of defending their league. I guess it shows how much they believe in EDP.

I would have thought they would go back to the NPL finals and try to get out of the group this year.

To each their own. I agree I would put the USC national Cup at the same level as USYSA President's cup. Sorry. USC doesn't send their best teams like USYSA does.

Anonymous said...

3 BRSC 02 Girls Black
6 FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL

4 LVU 01 Girls
0 Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies
---------------------------------------
U14
Flight B FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL 6pts +4
Flight A NEFC Elite 3pts +5
Flight C Lonestars 02G Red SA 3pts +5
WC LVU 01 Girls 3pts +3

Still Alive:
Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies 3pts -2

Eliminated:
BRSC 02 Girls Black 0pts -5

Anonymous said...

What about PDA South?

Anonymous said...

Or maybe WC had 2 players up in Rhode Island at ODP Regional ID Camp this week and also the extra week of rest will hopefully allow one of their injured players to return by next week. But hey it's more fun to bash.

Anonymous said...

10:55 care to retract your post? Maybe they posted your entry on the LVU locker room wall before the game :)

Anonymous said...

What takes precedence NPL nationals or ODP regional camp?

Anonymous said...


2016 NPL Finals - U14 Girls
Flight A Pts W T L GD5 GF5 GA
NEFC Elite 3 1 0 0 5 5 0
FC Virginia United Elite 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Davis Legacy 02 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Space City FC 0 0 0 1 -5 0 5

Flight B. Pts W T L GD5 GF5 GA
FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL 6 2 0 0 4 8 5
LVU 01 Girls 3 1 0 1 3 6 3
Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies 3 1 0 1 -2 2 4
BRSC 02 Girls Black 0 0 0 2 -5 3 8

Flight C. Pts W T L GD5 GF5 GA
PDA South 01 NPL 6 2 0 0 2 3 1
Lonestars 02G Red SA 3 1 0 1 4 6 2
EGA Maroon 01 02 3 1 0 1 1 2 1
Claremont Stars SC Stars 01 0 0 0 2 -7 0 7

Still pending 2 A bracket games

Anonymous said...

Sorry formatting didn't work

Anonymous said...

1 Lonestars 02G Red SA
2 PDA South 01 NPL

2 EGA Maroon 01 02
0 Claremont Stars SC Stars 01

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

U14
1. FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL 6pts +4
2. PDA South 01 NPL 6 pts +2
3. NEFC Elite 3pts +5
4. Lonestars 02G Red SA 3 pts +4

Still Alive:
LVU 01 Girls 3pts +3
EGA Maroon 01 02 3pts +1
Massapequa SC Lil' Rowdies 3pts -2

Eliminated:
BRSC 02 Girls Black 0pts -5
Claremont Stars SC Stars 01 0pts -7

Anonymous said...

0 Davis Legacy 02
7 NEFC Elite

2 Space City FC
0 FC Virginia United Elite 01


Going into day 3

1. NEFC (6pts +10)
2. FC Florida (6pts +4)
3. PDA South (6pts +2)
4. Lonestars (3pts +4)

still alive
5. LVU (3pts +3)
6. EGA Maroon (3pts +1)
7. Massapequa (3pts -2)
8. Space City (3pts -3)

Anonymous said...

Just to recap; major summer Tournaments since you love the posts so much.

ECNL FINAL 4
1. So Cal Blues SC
2. Ohio Premier
3. Eagles Soccer Club
4. Concorde Fire

USYSA Region1 FINAL 4
1. BRYC 01 Elite
2. South Shore Select Elite
3. Empire United Soccer Academy - Rochester
4. NJCSA Elite

NPL Finals - FINAL 4
1.
2.
3.
4.

USYSA National Championships
1.
2.
3.
4.

US Club National Cup
1.
2.
3.
4.

Anonymous said...

NPL Final 4

1. NEFC
2. PDA South
3. FC FL
4. LVU

3 out of Region 1 Not bad

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Did PDA and LVU bring 3 guest players? How was the competition? Seeing how little resistance NEFC had, it seems they had an easy bracket to advance through. They would also seem to be the favorites and they are likely well rested.

Anonymous said...

They are the favorites because they are by FAR the best team.

If they lose it will be to FLA

Anonymous said...

Jersey showing proud at ODP Region 1 camp. 7 Jersey girls made the team including two of the four keepers! Go Jersey!

Anonymous said...

9:16, great job NJ. although only one girl made team, other 6 made pool.

Anonymous said...

^^Oh, and go NY!

Anonymous said...

Pool or team does it really matter and NY sucks by the way!

Anonymous said...

ODP team and Pool for what exactly? Not familiar with ODP. Where exactly can it take you?

Anonymous said...

Is there a link to team/pool for region one?

Anonymous said...

9 NEFC Elite
1 LVU 01 Girls

2 PDA South 01 NPL
3 FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue-NPL

Anonymous said...

NEFC looks invincible. FL might be spent after the semi final battle that went to PKs. Hopefully they will have something left in the tank to put up a good fight, but NEFC should prevail.

Anonymous said...

Go NYSC G02, in the NPL final against NJ Rush, Go NYSC!!!

Anonymous said...

9-1

too funny

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a complete break down. We've all had at least one along the way. Can happen anywhere: Hammonton, Disney, or Colorado. Glad to see PA represented.

Anonymous said...

9-1 is a tough one to swallow. They are mowing through everyone but you would expect a better showing in the semis.

Anonymous said...

Can someone from LVU post and give some insight of what happened there? Not looking to be negative about anything, just curious, like was there a red card or something?

Anonymous said...

For 7/17, 1:24 - Here is the link to where ODP ID lists are posted:

https://regioni.teamapp.com/schedule

Anonymous said...

Congrats to North Union United Wave for its Presidents Cup championship!

Anonymous said...

6:50 why not ask the guy who knew PDA South went to PKs.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is North Union United?

Anonymous said...

6:50 hahaha, good one... did you crush baby-chickens as a child??

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen LVU play in a long time. But back in the day (2-3 years ago) they used to rely on their keeper to keep the games close and rely on the speedy forward to score all the goals. The midfield never seemed very effective. They've always been susceptible to the occasional 5-1 thumping based on whether the forward could be neutralized or not.

That all being said, they should be commended for making it as far as they did. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

LVU was a substitute team. Didnt even qualify

Better NPL teams were left home

Anonymous said...

So far the GDAs for NJ are PDA out of Bernardsville & Matchfit out of Morris Plains. Some questions:

- what uniforms will be worn?
- if your daughter makes team but no scholarship, dues get paid to whom?
- who will talent evaluators be?
- what is risk of poaching for non-PDA or non-Matchfit girls on team if they make it?

Anonymous said...

uh.........what?

Anonymous said...

11:41 Better EDP NPL team ran scared from NEFC and a chance to play maybe one of the best teams in the country. This is just my opinion NPL better option than National Cup just look at boys ECNL the NPL champions are in not the Nation Cup qualifiers and I believe this will also be done in the Girls ECNL next season this is why SouthShore Select joined the New England NPL.

11:55 for MF i would think a patch on existing uniforms for PDA I would think SkyBlue uniform. I think all the players not on scholarship are paying for the players on scholarship, coaches and other fees. The Club will evaluate their team and pick the players for their GDA team why would you ask curious? I still think NJ will get another club or 2. If you look at Boys DA 8 NY teams and 3 NJ teams, NY not as strong as NJ when it comes to girls soccer soif you look just at ECNL that's 5 clubs room for another 3. PA has 3 ECNL clubs with I believe 4 BDA clubs so at least 3 more added in PA also

Anonymous said...

Wow just saw the score posted for the NPL final. Another 9-1 result for NEFC. That is either very impressive for NEFC or there was some weak competition there. You are right, the Wildcats are better served going next week if they want to return with a trophy. I did see a bit of one of the NEFC games at the recent PDA tournament and I was impressed with them but these results are pretty crazy. I guess we know why Messi isn't playing for Argentina anymore. He must be in process of transitioning and now plays for the NEFC U14 girls team.

Now they need to set up a match between NEFC and So Cal Blues and stream it live That would be a good one.

Congrats NEFC.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable run by NEFC for sure, but if Wildcats are to get a trophy they will have to beat Boston Scorpions who beat NEFC in the Mass state cup

Anonymous said...

Bottom line is Cats have to stand up now. how good are they really.

Anonymous said...

Scorpions grab any available top guest player they are allowed,

Wildcats needed to do the same

We'll see if they did

Anonymous said...

U13 NJ Rush (soon to be SJEB Rush u15) also super impressive with a 8-0 win in the finals and 23-0 throughout the entire tournament.

Sorry, NYSC Guy.

Anonymous said...

THEY USED GUEST PLAYERS, THE LAWS OF REAL SOCCER MEN, DO NOT ALLOW THAT, YES THEY ARE A GREAT TEAM, WE HAD A BAD DAY, AND YES I KNOW I AM TYPING IN CAPS. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Well according to your post you had MEN playing, if you ask me, that's worse.

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush 02 NPL won the NPL Championship. Not NJ Rush 02 Blue (soon to be SJEB Rush) and not NJ Rush 02 Grey. A collaboration between both teams to play NPL together this season. Great partnership between two strong teams.

Anonymous said...

We clobbered SJEB 5-0 last time we played them. Was their NT player playing defense that day? Oh yeah, I remember her now, my daughter was helping her off the ground several times. She is very sweet that way, helping-up national team players, she is a good egg.

Anonymous said...

2:09 you'll see that next season in the ECNL as NEFC elite aka Boston Breakers will join.

NEFC beat LVU at the same PDA tournament in the Finals 4-0. LVU beat PDA Storm to advance. I don't think NPL was weak, NEFC want to repeat before going to ECNL and wanted to leave a statement which I believe they did.

Interesting FC Boston Scorpions beat NEFC in MA state cup. why does US club send some state direct to Nationals and others to regionals to play and team that enters?

Anonymous said...

PDA is not out of Bernardsville and MFA is not out of Morris Plains. Those are the addresses for some admin. Not sure if PDA DA will be out of Rutgers or at PDA. MFA DA I would assume will be in Denville. They both have a year to figure that out.

Anonymous said...

next up

National Cup XV Finals
Aurora, CO
July 22-25, 2016


Group A
Seacoast United Elite - Dr- 01/02
Lonestar 03G Red
ASA '01G ATLETICO FC
STA NPL 01G

Group B
FC Boston Scorpions u14 ECNL
Samba WOODBURY SOCCER CLUB
NJ Wildcats Averbuch NPL
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Development Academy

Anonymous said...

followed by

US Youth Soccer National Championships
Frisco, TX
July 26-30, 2016

Group A
PSG MI Gators 02 Orange
CUP Gold 01/02
Florida Elite 01/02
BRYC 01 Elite

Group B
Greater Binghamton United FC
Tennessee SC 20
USA Stars 02
Waza FC East 02 Black

Anonymous said...

Who at SJEB is a national team player ? I thought she went to PF last year.

Anonymous said...

154 is referring to players attending the 03/02 YNT pool training in CO this past month. That is only training.

The actually YNT's currently are U15,U17,U18,19,20, below is the U15 YNT that will compete at the 2016 CONCACAF. 3 from PDA

U15 YNT: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/05/13/21/53/160513-u15-gnt-heads-to-the-northwest-for-third-camp-of-2016

As for the U17 YNT they head to the youth world cup. 1 from PDA

U17 YNT: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/07/03/13/30/160703-u17wnt-heads-to-north-carolina-to-continue-world-cup-prep

All these info can be found on USsoccer.com

Keep up with the correct info.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:11 since you want us to keep up with the correct info which link is correct?

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/05/13/21/53/160513-u15-gnt-heads-to-the-northwest-for-third-camp-of-2016

http://www.ussoccer.com/us-under15-girls-national-team/roster#tab-1

By the roster page we have
2 PDA
1 WorldClass
1 BRYC
1 MatchFit

PS. only because I want to bust your horns, is PDA Storm another club? Why is it that all the other players just say PDA but the u15s? Can you please keep us current.

Anonymous said...

And for those of you that like watching this age group


Live - 2016 Broadcast Schedule

2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, Texas*
*Subject to change

Tuesday, July 26
U14G CUP Gold 01/02 OH-S vs BRYC 01 Elite VA Field 6 LIVE
U14G PSG MI Gators 02 Orange vs MI Florida Elite 01/02 FL
U14G Greater Binghamton United FC NY-W vs USA Stars 02 CA-N Field 8 LIVE

Thursday, July 28
U14G Tennessee SC 20 TN vs USA Stars 02 CA-N
U14G Waza FC East 02 Black MI vs Greater Binghamton United FC NY-W

SEMIFINALS - Saturday, July 30
U14G TBD TBD
U14G TBD TBD

FINALS - Sunday, July 31

U14G TBD TBD

Anonymous said...

For this age group

ECNL national championships = 2 games
NPL national championships = 0 games
USYSA national championships = 8 games


Let's see how much does a game cost a team to purchase?
We again can see a clear picture.

USYSA has been under attack for a longtime but every time i compare they are always about the players from their ODP teams to their league pyramid and somehow they are always the gotsoccer chaser teams and their platforms stink

ODP State level teams participate in tournament that advances to regional semi-finals and national finals.

ODP regional teams play internationally just like the WNT teams do.

Regional Leagues are equal to if not more competative than some NPLS

National league same platform as ECNL

USYSA nationals might be the best national event out there eligible to ALL USYSA members if they qualify (win meaningful games).

Anonymous said...

Very lame that NPL did NOT film their finals, very lame, incredibly lame, super-really lame...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lame. Even the semis should be streamed. It promotes the event. How difficult would it be

Anonymous said...

I have watched several USYSA live streamed games, including the regional championships and the Presidents Cup championship. Considering the players really are just kids, the play by play commentators are not bad and the video tracking of the flow of the game is actually easy to follow. They even use an instant replay, although it is not quite instantaneous. All in all, decent televised games to watch.

Anonymous said...

So was thinking about all these outside activities from the club that are available like odp and looked at region one. Only seems 1-2 girls from nj are repeat customers on the region one team. Not sure if comp got stronger or weaker. So i was hoping some peeps here could shed some light on cost time benefit to do the outside programs.

So we have odp state and odp region, red bulls training and showcase teams, pdp and pdp select, nextgen and nextgen showcase, id2, national training center, nt camps. Any i missed?

Would love to hear thoghts both positive and negative about these programs. Mine stopped going to odp trainings because the quality was so far below her team training.

She has liked red bulls a lot except for the fact that they play with boys who dont pass to girls.

Anonymous said...

My 2 cents on ODP

1. You make the state team you are eligible for region1 camp cost about $600 for 10 2 hour sessions or $30 per hour not to expensive for extra touches.

2. If State team is good team can advance to DE for semi-finals and or nationals pay for just travel.

3. Go to region 1 camp $600 same as most college ID camps plus transportation.

4. Make region 1 team pay for just travel and might play internationally vs other NTs/foreign clubs

5. Make NT pool and put your name on the "A" list for colleges.

ODP is not about the training in my opinion, more about the opportunities to showcase yourself, some states stronger than others.

ODP is what you make of it, might be really great or sub-par.

The one thing it is for sure is another avenue.

Anonymous said...

This comment is pretty fair. Cost is not that different from other high level training opportunities. Regional tourney costs about the same as any tourney you travel to once you figure in travel/hotel expenses (and I don't have to go if I don't want to so I can have my weekend); ODP camp is the same or cheaper than a college ID camp on a per diem basis and if she performs, will get her as much or more attention from colleges. The social aspects and confidence you get from ODP is beneficial too.

If your club is putting your kid up for ID2/PDP/NTC, then you probably don't need ODP but since all of those paths are based on what the club decides, ODP is a better option for those players who have the talent but the club does not promote.

Anonymous said...

The nice thing about ODP is that it is not the same old group of girls that you train with day in day, year after year. My daughter loves the opportunity to train with girls who are not necessarily looking to take her place. Although the region camp can be stressful with respect to the ID process, I think the girls realize that they are not really trying to knock each other out, but rather trying to standout. The evaluators also look for more than just skills. My daughter said that at camp she was sent off with a group of girls and told to have a kick around or 3v3 game. This was "free play". The other girls starting goofing off and my daughter tried to keep them on task. Little did they know, they were actually being evaluated on how well they handled themselves when left along.

Anonymous said...

How many College coaches are at Region 1 Camp watching? Not too many if any. So is it better then a college ID camp?
Anyone that played ODP may pay and go to the Region camp , so like 10:57 stated there will be girls there that may not have the commitment your child does. So it is a waste for your child and even if your child was trying to stay on task she will now be lumped in with the girls goofing off.
At a college ID camp hopefully by this age all the girls there want a shot at going to the college to play soccer. So the commitment will be there.
I also think it is better to go to the ID camps not the sleep over camps.

Anonymous said...

ID2 is great if, as someone said already, your club promotes your kid. ODP remains the only ID venue where your kid can get in on her own. Despite arguments to the contrary, he politics are minimal at region 1 camps. No club coaches are regional coaches. The coaches of the regional teams are all college coaches so at a minimum, there are 9 or more college coaches watching your kid. This year, a UVA assistant was there and I think they all are D1 coaches.

The Boca interregional is very cost effective. It's a week long and there are a ton of coaches there. With only 2 games going on synchronously the coaches are pretty much lining the fields. USSF scouts are there also. My older one has been to several events and there is clearly shuffling of the roster from year to year. Some kids at Boca one year, not in the pool the next and in the pool but not Boca the next, for example. Some kids drop out after having not made it for a year after making it the year before. Sure there is a "core" of maybe 8-10 kids who have found the program beneficial to their development in some way who have been to Boca for several years, but the roster is not locked down from year to year.

Anonymous said...

8:36 - The one year my kid went to Region 1 camp, her coach was there and no he is not also a college coach.

Anonymous said...

There were some very good players in the 2001 group this year, the number of top players dropped from about 15 last year to about 4 or 5 this year. I think the word is out that NJ ODP is not what it is in other parts of the USA.

My daughter will not be going back, it's on her resume for a few years and that's it.

The Carli Lloyd story only goes so far...

Anonymous said...

From what I know this would be my ranking brackets regarding exposure and quality:

Nt camp

Id2

Region 1
Pdp select

Red bulls showcase
Nextgen showcase

Pdp
State odp
Red bulls
Nextgen


Anonymous said...

Not sure how many other clubs do this, but our club discourages any program other than USNT call-ups, that's it.
Is this common, does PDA or World Class not actively endorse their best players to outside ID platforms?

Anonymous said...

Match fit and pda had 3 girls at id2. Mf had region one kids. Not sure wc.

Anonymous said...

PDA encourages their kids to do whatever they can. MFA prohibits ODP, I don't think PDA does. they both encourage all of the ID/PDP stuff that the leagues they are in offer plus other stuff.

Anonymous said...

Nike does an ECNL event that I would put right below national team events.

Anonymous said...

Thats nike national training camp ecnl+id2. I would put that between national team and national camp. Good call.

Anonymous said...

Of the U14 (2002) Girls ODP Final Pool selects, the top three clubs with the most representation are East Meadow (x7), Empire United (x4), and PF (x3). This based on 2015-2016 rosters. A number of clubs including CFC, South Shore, VA Rush, BRYC, and FC Copa, have two representatives. PDA has one representative from Shore.

Anonymous said...

Where do you see this list

Anonymous said...

That is last years breakdown, they just picked a new pool for ODP. I'm not sure who made what and from what team yet as there was some movement around.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats having very tough go of it in Colorado, STA looking very good.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Wildcats are a huge disappointment as usual. Good regular season team but when it counts coach just can't get it done

Anonymous said...

National Cup XV Finals - U14

Group A
6pts +3 STA NPL 01G
3pts +1 Lonestar 03G Red
3pts +1 ATLETICO FC
0pts -6 Seacoast United Elite - Dr- 01/02

Group B
6pts +5 FC Boston Scorpions u14 ECNL
4pts +2 WOODBURY SOCCER CLUB Samba
1pt -2 NJ Wildcats Averbuch NPL
0pts -5 Pittsburgh Riverhounds Development Academy

I agree STA looking good vs a u13 team and the 4th place team in the new England NPL with Long Island Atletico left to stand in their way. No disrespect to any of the teams but 6 of the teams are from region 1 with a MN and TX team thrown in not exactly what i would call a national event.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this supposed to be open to all the state champs? Where is everyone ?

Anonymous said...

I think there were more state champs there last week. Maybe that's why?

Anonymous said...

Wildcats lost today to top 10 team in country. I agree with poster talking about where are the teams? How is this national? I guess the npl was the one to be in last week?

Anonymous said...

Top 10? according to what ranking?

Gotsoccer has them at 667
http://youthsoccerrankings.us/team.html?teamId=1549323

Youth Soccer has them at 509
http://youthsoccerrankings.us/team.html?teamId=1549323

Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Sorry gotsoccer
http://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/team_prev.aspx?teamid=779576

Anonymous said...

Got Soccer #1 team in the country Jersey Shore Boca? Really?

Anonymous said...

It's the Boca and manalapan njsca elite parent coaches who are posting these idiotic posts. The fc Boston Scorpions team that beat wildcats 2 to 0 also just beat nefc in mass state cup final. And nefc rolled Lehigh Valley and Florida elite both by 9 to 1 scores in npl finals last weekend.

Anonymous said...

The scorpions are an ecnl team. Used to be called Boston breakers at u13.

Anonymous said...

10:34 if the 7:24 post is accurate then Wildcats played/lost to Woodbury. Scorpions or Breakers played Pittsburgh and won 5-0. They will have their chance with them shortly, but if they couldn't beat Woodbury, they may not want to face Boston. Waiting for some excuse.

Stop bringing up Boston beat NEFC. It was one game. NEFC's body of work over the last 12 months is nothing short of impressive. Better than Boston for sure. They are allowed to slip up occasionally. It would seem they just had an off day. Only other team to beat them was South Shore. What they did at the NPL finals very impressive.

Anonymous said...

1209 please get your facts straight. Wildcats did not lose to woodbury minn team friday. Wildcats led most of game 1 to 0 until woodbury got a penalty kick with 30 seconds left and converted to tie wildcats 1 to 1.and no one said anything against nefc they are a fantastic team. Probably best team in region 1. Point was to show scorpions ecnl team is also one of the top teams if they were able to defeat them recently as nefc has
blown out some very competitive teams at npl finalls.

Anonymous said...

Looks like wildcats just can't put the ball in the net this tournament. Better luck next year

Anonymous said...

Guess you are wrong again.Wildcats beat western pa 5 to 0 today. Finished 2nd in their bracket behind
F boston Scorpions ecnl.

Anonymous said...

What was Score of scorpions ecnl vs woodbury Minnesota today.

Anonymous said...

Didn't everyone beat up on Western PA.?

Anonymous said...

Minn beat them 2 to 0. Much closer game. Also wildcats 2nd in bracket so in 8 team bracket don't they receive semifinal points. That should keep you up tonight you sick fat ass bitch.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to STA. Up 2-0, Atletico battled back for a 3-2 leaf and had the lead for much of the second half. Somehow, inexplicably the ref added almost 7 mins to the second half. STA scores at the whistle to salvage the draw and advance. Never heard of that much time being added at end of game. Atletico would have advanced with the win. Tough way to go down. No knock on STA, they didn't give up but officiating was terrible. Good luck to STA IN FInal

ATLETICO Dad.

Anonymous said...

Why would the Wildcats play NPL if the prize for winning your league is NPL Finals?
Why would the Wildcats enter NJ Cup when the prize is the National Cup?

They should be punished for not representing their "league" in a national event.

If your league rewards it's champion with a chance at a National title why would a team to choose to enter a 2nd National event if they weren't prepared to play in both? That is all you need to know about this team. I could careless what they accomplished at the end of the day they turned their back on their league to play in a tournament that is only a national event in name only. STA or FC Boston will be National Champions just like North Union United from PA is make what you will of the title if National Cup is legit with it's Pay to Play format then the USYSA President's cup is legit also for the teams that picked the event just below the NCS.

If a team plays in NCS then Region1 tournament is the goal with Texas as the grand prize.
If team plays ERL then NL and Region1 tournament is the goal with Texas as the grand prize
If a team plays NL then NC, Disney and if they qualify for Texas are the prizes

If a team plays ECNL then the prize is the playoffs with the grand prize the championships

If a team plays NPL then the grand prize is the NPL Finals

If a team plays USC State Cup then National Cup is the grand prize
If a team PAYS for USC Regional event then the National cup is the grand prize

Why would a team enter multiple events if they have to plan to honor them? This is why the Wildcats will never have respect from me an anonymous poster on this board.

You don't shit where you eat and the EDP has been your league for years and has awarded many GS points to this team that has helped them get their F1 status at major events and then to slap the EDP in the face and not represent them at their major event in CO, well to me that's just wrong. Don't enter if you are not prepared to travel. Just go to the EDP website they posted your team as Champion going to the Finals because they were proud of their team.

Good luck STA I hope you win!!

Anonymous said...

Scorpions ecnl beat woodbury Minnesota 3 to 0 today to advance to final.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats would not have done any better than LVU in the NPL finals. They chose to do the lesser tournament for whatever reason. That is their choice. It would be a lot to ask for them to stay in CO for 2+ weeks.

5:42 are you really bragging about finishing tied for second out of 4 in a less than stellar field?

Anonymous said...

Btw if you beat a Pittsburgh team, they will embarrass themselves in a hotel! So keep crushing people!

Anonymous said...

What?

Anonymous said...

To answer previous questions from July 22 about ODP pools, the links to the ODP ID lists are now posted on the Region I website under the Programs and ODP tabs. These rosters only provide name and state association. The following club representation statistics for the U14 (2002) Girls ODP Final Pool selects are for the upcoming 2016-2017 season: East Meadow (x7), Empire United (x4), and PF (x3). These statistics are based on 2015-2016 club rosters. A number of clubs including CFC, South Shore, VA Rush, BRYC, and FC Copa, each have two representatives. For the U13 (2003) group about to become U14s, South Shore leads the way with 4 selects followed by Kirkwood with 3 selects. Many clubs have two selects, including PF, CFC, Richmond Strikers, Seacoast United, FC Boston, and Cherry Hill. The club affiliation information is not directly available. It takes an evening with absolutely nothing better to do and a little bit of research to match names with club affiliation through state association announcements, club announcements, and published rosters (e.g. Gotsoccer, NilNil, club websites, etc.). Because many of the 2016-2017 team rosters are not yet available, most of the above club affiliation information is based on where the girls played in 2015-2016. However, many 2016-2017 rosters are now posted and there is some interesting movement afoot.

Anonymous said...

Is it truly that difficult to make a regional pool? Considering so many top players dont even do ODP.

Anonymous said...

ODP has become has loss credibility the past decade, some states run it better than others and help identify regional players better particularly NY & VA who still run decent ODP programs. Many girls attending the US training centers do not even bother with it and I've heard of girls that have been invited to training centers and ID2 camps and not even get selected for state/region level ODP. It's just another avenue to be seen it's technically not ODP(Olympic) anymore just supplemental training if you want to spend the extra $. It's a good to place on your resume and that's about it, it's a rarity now that the program feeds the national youth teams. It would be smart if USYS revamps the programs into the girls DA league model and help identify players for DA instead of it's current model.

Anonymous said...

There were many players from the top level teams within ECNL clubs that were not selected for the Region pools. If the presumption is that your a "top player" if you pay ECNL, then I suppose that it is somewhat difficult to make a Region pool. It all depends on the definition of "top player". Not all players have the connections or the profile to be "invited" to a U.S. Training Center, but all youth soccer players can "choose" to participate in ODP. ODP is open competition, whereas U.S. Training Centers is closed competition.

Anonymous said...

Even politics gets some "invited" to the TC's. Parents go to their kids coach hounding them for one because they think their kid deserves it. Some coaches unfortunately do not have a backbone. Being invited back once there is where politics no longer stands a chance as their club coach no longer has a say. Definitely gives some of these parents a much needed reality check.

Anonymous said...

1147 US Training Centers are not closed competition there are non-ECNL players attending them as well it all falls if the club DOC has the credibility to promote a player there.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am a parent who needs a reality check, and since my kids club apparently does not even participate in id2 or PDP, what am I suppose to do?? Should I write to them and say, hey, my kid wants a shot at more, or should we do it without their knowledge, knowing they might find out eventually. There is a bit of elitism going on between our club and these other programs, and I am not sure why, it should be a good thing that their players are playing at the top programs, no???

I am not the ultimatum type, but I have to be an advocate for my child, what should I do???

Anonymous said...

What does this mean, exactly:

Not all players have the connections or the profile to be "invited" to a U.S. Training Center.

Anonymous said...

2:00 rely on knowing that if her talent level is deserving of it that your coach would send in a recommendation (without feeling pressured). If you have to seek one out chances are what you see and what others see isn't at the same level. If you don't trust or value your daughters coach then I suggest finding a new one. There's always ODP and ID camps that as long as you're willing to pay for its at least a way for her to be seen.

Anonymous said...

I think 2:00 was intimating that their club or coach doesn't reccomend. I know that is the case with some clubs that fear parents will get pissed and leave even if they are the 8th best kid. Every parent over estimates their kids level so if they think they are top 3 and deserving even if they are really #8 its tough to have rational converstaions. At PDA its not an issue there are 2 kids for every open spot. At smaller clubs its tougher.

Anonymous said...

Talk about waste of money & time! Going out to Colorado to play in a "National Championship" that had nothing "national" to it & not even making it out of bracket, ouch!

Anonymous said...

Any TDS member care to share the 2020 top 150 list with the blog?

Anonymous said...

What crap, 2:52. Coaches and DOCs do not look after the best interest of every child on thier teams and you must be the delusional one if you think that is the case. Do you really live in a fairy tale world where the coaches always treat each player fairly and never play favorites? At our club, NTC recommendations are based partly on talent but as much or moreso on how long you've been at the club and how much you interact with the DOC, either kissing up or bitching about how your little Messi isn't being promoted enough. But I've seen firsthand and heard of other cases where a NTC invitee and a non-invitee have gone to an objective camp, e.g., ODP, ID clinics, non-club training, etc. and the non-invitee has been acknowledged as the standout. Not saying that's always the case but only a fool believes that it doesn't happen and you should just blindly trust your coach to take care of your child.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 2:52, and yes 3:16, my kids club only allows participation in NT camps or teams, apparently they don't send to id2 or Pdp, we really like the training, but I think their club ego is getting in the way.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 3:35, you are the devil on my right shoulder, the angel issue tells me to trust the club, that they know best, but this is our one and only time through this process, and she wants more....

Anonymous said...

2 PM

Yes, have a frank discussion with your daughter's coach. Ask if it is possible that she get put forward as a candidate for PDP

Anonymous said...

3:45, I will, but they don't participate in Pdp, don't want to do it secretly, stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

From U.S. Soccer about how to be invited to a training center:

"Players are identified by our scouting network and invited based on their performance with their respective club teams. Players must first prove they can be successful in a competitive club environment before being invited."

Not every player who is or could be a so-called top player plays on a top team or for a top club, or even a competitive travel team. Such players who do not have a high "profile" to be seen and scouted, or a "connection" through a coach, DOC, or club that makes recommendations, which some do not to avoid playing favorites, will receive an invitation.

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