Wednesday, October 2, 2013

U14G Youth Soccer U14 Girls Youth Soccer NY, PA, NJ

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Anonymous said...

A view from the outside-
I do not live in Nj nor would I ever. There is a stereo type that comes with the territory. This blog solidifies it way to easily. The over all per capita morality in our country would increase dramatically if the entire state fell in the ocean with out warning. You chase points and think that makes you good. Even if your winning percentage is below 50%. You are why so many dismiss GS. This is why you often lose. Not because you played bad. Not because you missed players. But because you play 15-20 tournaments and only win 50-60% of the time. You eventually get a bunch of points. When you lose it's because you only win 50-60% of your games and are playing to your potential.

Anonymous said...

I think some of these teams over train as well.

Have heard that about Brick and IGFA, not sure if accurate.

Anonymous said...

How can SJEB be 5th with Copa ahead of them? Freehold comment is clearly meant to be a joke as thy can't win in lower flights. Freehold is out of the top 10 now.
PDA
SJEB
Brick
STA
Copa or Stallions if they can put it together.

Anonymous said...

Real Galaxy moves up to 8th in got soccer ranking and Brick to 9th.

Anonymous said...

yes, GFA was training 5 nights per week, M-Thurs 5-7 then Fridays were optional, plus play each weekend, year round. It is tough schedule, only for the real soccer players. They are still a great group, focused on girls soccer, they lost a great coach and great player recently to MF, it happens for whatever reasons. STA was a good tournament, great fields, nice back drop with old hospital in back round, PDA, West Chester, MF, Cedars, NJSA, TSF etc. etc. not for the light hearted to play in. props to OB team for matching up with these expensive academies. Saw some great soccer, and again props to the small clubs, the town teams that made an effort, to play the best, if you lose it may be a good thing, remember, if you are 100-0 at end of season, in any sport, any age, any time - their is something wrong with league, bracket or something. losing is not so bad if you lose to the NY Yankees, or Pats in football etc. great season coming up, up for grabs.

Anonymous said...

11:34, in NJ we can spell
stereotype
overall
without

Please learn to read and write and please do come back.

NJ

Anonymous said...

I would also like to add to 1134 that the world would be a much better place if the 1134 author fell into the ocean with the State.

Anonymous said...

11:34
Well, I have to say 2:19PM he really got you there !! You were a little out of line there...just a little!
Most of us here in Jersey are polite when someone has not had the advantages that we have.
Should NJ fall off into the ocean, I sure hope you are on vacation here at the jersey shore like maybe Wildwood or Cape May. NO..NO.. I got it...your the type of guy that would be very happy vacationing in Keansburg NJ.
I speak for myself when I say:I would like to thank you for not coming to live Jersey.
You'll come back now, hear!

Anonymous said...

ha ha the Burg they call it! They do have a nice water park my kids camp went to this year, it was actually very crowded and kids had a ball. back to soccer on a soccer blog, interesting!
With the new PDA Shore, MF all over the place, TRFC with champion girls teams, etc. etc. etc. We are all in a great place for high level soccer, NJSA with Cedars and Jackson, Brick with TSF -

Anonymous said...

high school and middle school soccer. OK, growing up in 80's school soccer was the place to be. Now most academies or some I gather like MF dont allow the girls to play HS soccer? I believe MF lets the boys play, but not the girls. I am not so sure about that path. I still think playing school soccer, for FREE, each day through out the short 2 month period is a great thing for our daughters/sons, right?

Anonymous said...

Then don't go to MF

Anonymous said...

Match Fit girls can not stop the girls from playing. PDA doesnt. Girls soccer does not have an academy system. Boys that play on MF, on an academy team can NOT play HS soccer. NOT allowed. You have it backwards.

Anonymous said...

Great coach & great player are a reach 2:18pm. Put down the Pom poms because you are in the minority in your assessment.

Anonymous said...

Great coach & great player are a reach 2:18pm. Put down the Pom poms because you are in the minority in your assessment.

Anonymous said...

2:18

So GFA does over train.

And for your 100-0 example, the reverse is also true. If you lose much more than you win, you are probably in over your head and should drop down a level.

A few of these so called top NJ teams need to get that message.

Anonymous said...



Come on ... Why do teams make excuses. If you lose a game you lost, plain and simple. There are always what if's.

Old Bridge played low level teams prior to the semi's at STA then got exposed...plain and simple fact.

Brick went 1 - 2 over the weekend. That is a losing record.

SJEB lost 2 and tied 1 - that is a losing record.

IGF - Tied 2 and lost 1 - that is a losing record.

FC Copa - Lost 3 games - Losing record

Holmdel Lost 2 - tied 1 - losing record

Real NJ - Won 2 lost one - winning record

Freehold - Lost 2 won 1 - losing record

NJ Wildcats won 2 lost 1 - winning record

NJ Rush - lost 2 won 1 - losing record

Watchung - Tied 2 won 1 - winning record

Jackson - tied 2 lost 1 - Losing record

Vernon - won 1 - lost 1 tied 1 - Even

Moorestown won 1 lost 1 tied 1 - even (semi's)

Marlton 1 - 1 - 1 ---- Even

Wall Won 1 tied 1 lost 1 (semi's) Even

Total for nj teams in top brackets:

Won 12 Lost 21 tied 12

Only 2 made it past the first round. Wow....

But to be honest...did see any bad teams playing at the tournament over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of time on your hands. SJEB, Brick, Copa & GFA played top teams the others didn't do well against not top teams so hard to compare the 2. NJ still didn't do well but if you play only top teams you run the risk of a bad weekend. Doesn't mean those teams are now bad just bad results.

Anonymous said...

that is why the statement...there were no bad teams at the tournament...Jack Ass

if seeding of teams are correct then games can go either way.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me about the Union Jrs? I am looking for information beyond what can be found on the website. Was it a good experience for your daughter? Did she enjoy the training? Was the training any good, etc...? Thanks in advance for the responses!

Anonymous said...

ADMIN DELETE POSTS ON U13 SITE ALREADY. BEEN WEEKS

Anonymous said...

Match Fit that lost to World Class at STA, was it the U14 ECNL or U13 ECNL team. The GFA girl played with them, if this is the U14 ECNL team, not sure why they are getting dissed on this blog. this team look solid all weekend. Ball movement was the best by any team at this age group at STA

Anonymous said...

The match fit team that lost to wc in the finals was the u13 pre-ecnl match fit black team.

Anonymous said...

WOW thanks for info. that team was solid

Anonymous said...

The governor of NJ has ordered the shut down of the U13 blog. It will be re-opened once all the parents have their excuses lined up for last weekends results.

CC

Anonymous said...

yes MF u13 pre ecnl much better then MF U14 ecnl

Anonymous said...

Just what we need ...another Bully on the blog!

Anonymous said...

10:02

You thought the ball movement of the match fit team was better than the Worldclass team?

I hope it was better than the other town teams they played.

Anonymous said...

STA was for town teams to play in,all others a waste of time

Anonymous said...

I bet the matchfit comments are coming from a child. STA parent was brutally honest that the tournament was okay but MF is all hype especially if they struggled against STA' s B team. Ball movement against town teama should be sharp. However that's why they were there to try to look impressive verses weaker competition. Unfortunately it was not so impressive. BTW the same informant said GFA will be under COPA soon. In he past he was right about about dad and daughter leaving way back in January. Let's see how much of it is true.

Anonymous said...

How did they struggle against STA's B team? The MF NPL team (their B U14 team) beat STA on Saturday 1-0. On Sunday, in a consolation game, STA beat MF blue (their 3rd team in U14) 1-0. I think the point to the MF talk is that the team that lost to WC's ECNL team in the final 1-0 was the MF U13 ECNL team

Anonymous said...

8:26

How was the ball movement against the Worldclass team.

Were they able to pass the ball around and set up their attack or did they spend most of the game trying to hold on and defend?

Anonymous said...

What's the GFA to Copa rumor? Why would that happen? I thought GFA was merging with TSF so what ever happened there? Also family that left GFA will be on the move again in a year or so because they are never satisfied with having to deal with no one else believing they are as good as they believe both parent & player.

Anonymous said...

I actually thought it would be one of those games where they were holding on for dear life. In reality the game was much more competitive. MF was able to build an attack and move the ball. WC did get the better if the play but only slightly 60-40.

Anonymous said...

The MF U13 team was a solid team...with the addition of some U14 ECNL players. I watched a portion of the final and yes, WC had a good % of possession, but when MF had the ball WC didnt play high pressure as I saw them play in previous games, so you would expect them to pass out of the back and move the ball but that doesnt mean the game was that close. the half I saw there was never any good chances or threats from dangerous areas from MF. that could be different in the half I didnt see, but that was my observation from what I saw.

Anonymous said...

How many u14 ECNL additions did they have?

Anonymous said...

Also, why didn't they play high pressure as they did in their other games? Why would they changer their strategy?

Anonymous said...

MF u14 in for along season

Anonymous said...

9:37.

We must have been watching a different game.

I did not see see 4 completed passes before the ball was taken away from matchfit. Simply too much pressure.I thought matchfit did a good job in containing the score to 1-0. very good effort by defense. Matchfit tried quick counters when they took the ball away but were unsuccessful.

I thought the team was very good and will give Worldclass and PDA ,at their age group, all they handle but they were a bit overmatched at this age level. I would like to see them build more from the back through the middle.

Anonymous said...

Mad will never be PDA because they don't have the level of trainers or reputation to compete. They merge with every low level Club they can to support their program. Ask yourself this if the product is inferior to PDA why are you paying more money??? Ask the right questions & do your own homework as who is to say that they even are allowed to stay in the ECNL if they don't do well as a Club or the fact that they really don't have their own facilities since they never use Cross Farms.

Anonymous said...

match fit looked good because of the new player from IGFA she is so good that she makes the difference by herself. Now thanks to her any match fit teams where he is going to play will be competitive. Parents in the team better accept that of they want their daughter's team to be competitive.

Anonymous said...

10:49

Are you trying to create issues just for fun!

You have to look in the mirror and ask yourself , why are you doing this?

I suggest that we all just ignore the above poster because it is obvious to anyone with a brain that they are trying to create trouble for girl and family.


Let this person answer himself and stay away from this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

I know 3 or 4 girls are able to play for both, not sure how many actually did except for 1 that I saw...as for WC and their high pressure...have no idea.

Anonymous said...

I am assuming that is sarcasm because one girl cannot make an entire team better. Especially if her skills and team play knowledge are are still developing as is suggested by many that know better.

Anonymous said...



Looks like FC COPA have a new coach, Robert McNulty, what is going on there? Is the other guy out? Can someone provide an update. Just curious, don't want to slander anyone.

Anonymous said...

YES - Sarcasm

Anonymous said...

I watched the game this past weekend. I would say 55-45 possession went to World Class, correct. It was a very even game. Both teams created few chances, GFA girl was not best player on field for Match Fit. I was not aware this team was the U13 team. I actually felt Match Fit were technically better than World Class. Knowing this was team that was younger, explained the size difference (physically). World Class with there new players did look good, very good all weekend. In this game very even. Both teams had about 4-5 chances to score.

Match Fit was not holding on as posted above stated, both teams played a very nice game. For town teams comment. give it a break. Beginning of season.

I can see how this u13 made NPL finals now last year by playing up

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Anonymous said...

We are talking so much about sta tournament? There were all town teams and we are talking that worldclass and match fit looked good all weekend? Seriously?

Anonymous said...

11 06
Go back and check your source, then come back with your slander, does it matter

Anonymous said...

See what I did there 11:02. I asked a question you had no way to answer correctly...and I'm not even an attorney! There was no more than 1 girl on the u-13 match fit team that plays anywhere but the u-13 ECNL team. That 1 is the very much talked about GFA girl. I met her and her family for the 1st time this weekend and they couldn't have been nicer. Hey 11:34, you better hope she doesn't pick a team your daughter plays against!

Anonymous said...

Player is never best player on the field which is why there is much movement from the player which I think totals 5-6 clubs now. This won't be they're last stop as mentioned before. MF will leave her down an age on a weaker age group as it's already been shown not a top player playing grade appropriate. Shame they just don't let the player develop an all around game because there is some physical talent there.

Anonymous said...

11:57

Why did MF Black use the NJX player?

Anonymous said...

11:57 I am a match fit parent and trust me lots of parents including myself are not happy with this famous girls playing in our team . Nothing is clear yet but hope she is playing in one of the many teams she has been playing in our organization and not in my daughter team. She has some skills but not a team player at all. That is all I have to say.

Anonymous said...

1st off, there is no NJX. There is MF black pre ECNL and MF NPL. I assume the doc wants to see her with both teams during the preseason.

Anonymous said...

Pick a team.

Yes. There is an NIX. Call it whatever you like, the team is unchanged.

Anonymous said...

Shame there is much negativity towards the player when the real issue is the parents. If they would stop over inflating her ability & allowed her to hone her skills & learn to become a team player & increase her soccer IQ who knows what type of player she could have been. Now she is do set in her bad habits & all the movement has set her back every time she moves. Parents should use them as an example of what not to do with your child. I agree too that they won't stay longer then a year or 2 because they haven't found the place that agrees with them on how special their child is & they may never. Colleges will look at that dynamic & run in the other direction fast.

Anonymous said...

Too small. Too slow. As we saw when playing up.....

Anonymous said...

I don't see much negativity. I think it is complementary to be called one of the best, if not THE best players at her age in the state.

I put her on par with the East Meadow player (u13) but a notch below the cntre mid (u14) for HBC, just to give one example.

Anonymous said...

As for this player's movement, it makes plenty of sense

Move from Brick - up to next level

Move away from IGFA - well, they do train a lot, don't win much and there was still another level to climb to.

If they move again you have a story

Anonymous said...

Best player, HA. We all know where the best player really plays.

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Anonymous said...

At 1 :45.

You must be the parent.

It's about soccer I Q first and how the player makes everyone around her better.

Anonymous said...

COPA, COPA, COPA, COPA

Just kidding --- where did this troll go?

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Anonymous said...

MF parents say NO NO NO. Yes, I speak for a few.

Anonymous said...

"As for this player's movement, it makes plenty of sense

Move from Brick - up to next level

Move away from IGFA - well, they do train a lot, don't win much and there was still another level to climb to.

If they move again you have a story ".

Bahahahaha! Move from Brick "up to next level"? What pipe you been hitting from? Brick is head and shoulders above IGFA, and she hasn't won one thing since she left. Almost every trophy or medal she owns is from Brick. Perhaps you need a lesson in history at this age group?

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Anonymous said...

Must be the "Brick stalker" of this young player again.

Anonymous said...

she has a great PR dept...that's about it...

Anonymous said...

3:50

If you want to talk about Brick winning, we all need a history lesson. They haven't won anything significant since the small sided days.

Anonymous said...

3:50 - Perhaps you need a lesson in player development.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts, and facts don't change because they're not popular. So, say what you will. ;-)

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Anonymous said...

Let me guess - didn't let the dad coach?

Well, some decisions are tough

Anonymous said...

Being one of the older players of your age group is not playing down. It's a 12 month stretch. It would be same if going by school year. Just 2 months later. You'd still have the "older players" among the group, just October birthdays, not August.

I actually think some "on grade" parents are doing their kids a disservice. You might think they are developing better playing with older kids. Be careful.

Anonymous said...

Any predictions for this weekend at FC Stars?

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Anonymous said...

Yes, I have a prediction for FC Stars, look for NYSC to win, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Fc stars ecnl will win it all...how did sta and mf make top bracket?5teams in 2nd bracket better then both

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Anonymous said...

MF is an ECNL team & STA is a NPL teams which is how they got flighted too high. Neither team will do well as thy flight is stacked with very talented teams. 2nd flight is very strong as well. Should be a lot of good games this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, the last two days on the blog have been about this 1 girl? Either some serious haters (of a little girls, you creeps)or self promotion via the old saying the only bad publicity is no publicity via the parents(which would also make them creeps)
I will guarantee you this; 98% of the blog doesn't know who your are talking about and besides the 2 or 3 that are entertaining this garbage 100% of the others don't care!!! Next topic, please...stars of Mass, upcoming season, teams that have lost or gained in this first year of full ECNL?

Anonymous said...

Agreed it's the players parents as they are all about self promotion. If they weren't talking about the player no one would. Wherever they go I'm sure it's the same as people are glad they left & teams did better which days a lot about the distraction that they are. Any parent that posts their kid on You Tube should have their kids taken from them as they are ridiculous. I'm sure the kid is a nice kid but with following the parents lead who knows for how long as socially it must be tough to always be the new kid on all these teams.

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Anonymous said...

No please don't ! move on with this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

"good PR dept"…… no hs, college, state, regional, national, pro coach reads this blog...only nutty parents (including me) read this for entertainment

Anonymous said...

PLEASE FIX THE U13G BOARD, I AM BEGGING YOU!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE FIX THE U13G BOARD, I AM BEGGING YOU!

Anonymous said...

She was the best at brick and the best at GFA . She was too good and needed to find the extra level. Good luck to her for a successful soccer career.

Anonymous said...

Parents at match fit not happy about her there already. Fact. Now let's move on to other topics. Parents you got some good promotion these last couple of days now let us talk about something else. Thanks

Anonymous said...

To set the record straight she was never the best @ GFA & we played Brick where it would be hard to believe she was the best there too. Parents believed she was which is why he left and from I understand was the reason she left the 3 teams before she came to us. I'm sure MF is already not happy as it was the same here but her Dad was a coach so you had to put up with it where at MF he won't be so I agree to they won't stay there long either.

Anonymous said...

agreed most dont know what we are talking about. it should end. I have to end it on a good note?? Please! She is only 13 years old, she is a nice girl (my daughter trained and played high level tournaments with her). Also her dad coached my girl. He is a great guy, just ask my daughter!! and she a great girl again ask my daughter. her soccer abilities are up for grabs, she is very, very good, not the best, but very very good. move on! now!

Anonymous said...

was this covered yet?

is MF rotating all 30 players (18/game) this weekend in the Stars tourney or just taking a select 18?, how many players will be playing all 3-4 (ha, 4 joke) games? if they make the 4th(ha, 4 joke again)i guess the 12 not selected players will be looking for a new team soon

Anonymous said...

Feel bad for some of those MF kids. Parents pulled them off teams to jump on the ECNL bandwagon and now some might not even get to play. Talk about drinking the kool aid.

Anonymous said...

we all know the kid is a nice girls, friends to some of our daughters & yes.. a good player, i think the blog has "issues" when someone less than u18 is calling their kid a "star", especially in a crowd of many good players at this age. you do not see these other parents running around calling their kids 'stars'. In the end she maybe one or not, but at this age is not the time to claim this. why put unnecessary pressure on the kids, let them enjoy playing

Anonymous said...

MF not her dad's 1st choice ,got turned down by another club and it was not PDA

Anonymous said...

In our eyes, our daughters are all "Super Stars" love u sweetheart, let’s all agree..

Anonymous said...

You act like you know what they want to do so name th place that wanted nothing to do with them then if not stop bashing MF.

Anonymous said...

What a joke! Bullies. Listen to yourselves. Bullies. What kind of example do you set for your OWN daughters by talking about a young girl and their family in this manner. Unbelievable. Sad. Just so sad. Trying to put out falsities out there about a young girl who works hard. Abuse. Slander. Call it what you may. Where is the administrator, please?

Anonymous said...

Wrong, yes. Bullying, no.

Anonymous said...

Shut up about the U13 blog. Maybe you are the only one who cares.

Anonymous said...

tell us dad who turned you down?

Anonymous said...

yes to other poster, I tried to stop talking about her. thank you

Anonymous said...

Anyone with common sense who doesn't want the drama.

Anonymous said...

I assume post 4:47pm was in reference to post 4:21pm.

Anonymous said...

Anybody from copa could provide information to what happened with the coach? Copa parents were always here defending him an promoting . What happened?

Anonymous said...


That Copa coach has a bad track record.

I think he had problems at club before he came to Copa

Anonymous said...

Where are the copa parents? Had a bad weekend ( lost every game) lost players and now coach. Can you tell us what is going on?

Anonymous said...

Copa, Copa, Copa?

Nopa, Nopa, Nopa!

Anonymous said...

It is a very strange situation following the success they had last season.

Anonymous said...

the abuse & torment of this blog , caused him to flee.

Anonymous said...

Coach left for job in England with a professional academy. New coach is experienced and has been at Copa for many years.

Team lost coach and striker to MF in same week. Struggled at Spirit but will be fine. Still very strong group.

Anonymous said...

Job in England? Lol ok that is the official version

Anonymous said...

Coaches...do yourselves a favor and read this article. It's about coaches that coach not to lose as opposed to coaching to actually win. Think about it!
http://grumpyhoops.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/coaching-and-playing-to-win-rather-than-not-to-lose/

Anonymous said...

that article is for another blog , this is for winners only; not excuses

Anonymous said...

What does that even mean? I hope your a 14 year old, because if not, you're a moron.

Anonymous said...

another weekend another regional tournament and looks like after day one; only team from NJ with chance to advance is a PDA team
What's up NJ?

Anonymous said...

Tragedy in south jersey today when four girls headed to charity tournament were hit by another car who drifted over the centerline. One girl very critical and not a very good prognosis.
Keep your perspective people. This is a time we should all enjoy our children playing a game they love.

Anonymous said...

Follw-up to 10:24

A 14-year-old girl is severely injured after the car she was traveling in was struck by another vehicle in a chain-reaction crash on Route 40 in South Jersey.

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 • Updated at 12:15 AM EDT


A 14-year-old girl is on life support and four other teenager girls are recovering after a pickup truck crossed a median and set off a chain-reaction wreck along a South Jersey roadway.

A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Nicholas Gareffi, 39, of Vineland, crossed the center line of Route 40 (Harding Highway) near Pittsburgh Avenue in Hamilton Township around 8:45 a.m. Saturday, according to police.


•Boyfriend Suffocates Teenager After Intentional Crash


His truck then headed into oncoming traffic traveling westbound -- slamming into a box truck, which collided with a 2011 Volkswagon Jetta with five teenage girls inside, according to investigators.

The Chevy ran off the roadway, struck several trees and caught fire, police said. Meanwhile the force of the wreck pushed the Jetta onto a nearby lawn.


•Beachgoers Turned Away After Beach Reaches Capacity


All five of the Jetta's passengers-- athletes for Mainland Regional High School -- were heading to a charity soccer game when the crash occurred, according to school officials.

"They were on a mission," said Robert Previti, interim superintendent of Mainland Regional High School District. "A soccer tournament to go help someone else."


•DUI Driver Runs Red Light, Hurts 5: Police


The Jetta’s driver Madelyn Williscroft, 18, of Linwood, suffered moderate to severe injuries. One of her passengers, 14-year-old Aisling Cooke, sustained serious injuries and was medivaced to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - City Division. Three other students in the car were also hurt.

Cooke remains hospitalized on life support Saturday.

Williscroft and the three other students were evaluated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and released to their parents, according to Previti.

"One remains in critical condtion," Previti said. "Please keep the entire Mainland Community in your thoughts and prayers."

The box truck’s driver Darrel Jacobs, 48, of Vineland, was taken to the hospital for observation. Gareffi wasn’t hurt, according to police.

Police closed Route 40 for about two hours Saturday as they investigated.

No summonses were immediately issued and the investigation is ongoing, officers said.

Nearly 200 people -- both students and parents -- showed up at Mainland Regional High School Saturday afternoon for a prayer service after learning about the crash.

The wreck comes two years after a fatal car wreck took the lives of four Mainland football players.

In Aug. 2011, 17-year-old Casey Brenner lost control while driving an SUV and crashed into a roadway median, police said. The accident killed Brenner, 16-year-old Edgar Bozzi, 15-year-old Dean Khourty and 16-year-old Nicholas Conner.

"That scar tissue is very deep," Previti said. "It never heals, it never loses consciousness. Now we have another we're going to deal with."


Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Route-40-Crash-Teens-Hurt-273315991.html#ixzz3Bwe8cSuz
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Anonymous said...

seems U14 MF ECNL is much approved

Anonymous said...

Fc stars New York teams very good. Mass teams shine. Nj soccer down hill. Too many places to play. Good players are spread apart all over and they move often with grass is greener attitude. PDA did nothing st trfc tourney u13. Town teams win!!! So much for that PDA shore thing.

Anonymous said...

Seems as if everyone's grand plan is backfiring at the start of U14. The relevancy clock is ticking.
How come non-ecnl teams in NY and Mass seem to be thriving, but in NJ they seem to be losing ground quickly to WC and Match Fit?

Anonymous said...

It is called KARMA... Maybe the sins of the parents.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why TRFC does not have a u14 team?
I looked and to my surprise I couldn't find one.

Anonymous said...

typo should be: girls u14

Anonymous said...

Tough what you are going through - but didnt you know this was a weak team when you tried out?

Anonymous said...

10:59 pm
Which MFA coach are you warning about? After all, there are many teams in each age bracket.

Anonymous said...

There should be a governing body to oversee club coaches and their actions and treatment of players.....there should be a player's bill of rights/acceptable treatment and when a club coach doesn't adhere to the parameters of the prescribed behavior then consequences should ensue.

Anonymous said...

That type of coach is an abusive coach. As parents it is our responsibility to remove our children from those situations immediately. There are many places to play with coaches that are positive and care about the athletes not just the wins.

Anonymous said...

Doc at match fit is one of the coach as well and he is always late at practice. Practice is mediocre and poor. Teams are not good and there is no teaching of the game. But it is ECNL and that what parents are looking at instead of focusing on getting their daughter to be a better player. The parent that complained before is the same that signed her up just for the status not for quality.

Anonymous said...

Not easy being 25-30 on an 18 player roster.

Anonymous said...

Again a parent' s choice no? Match fit do not
Care . Some will leave some more will come. They count on ignorance of player's parents . Parents need a fix for their ego and open their wallets. Than they wake up and discover that their daughter is a mediocre player

Anonymous said...

Post was deleted. It was much too penetrating and to the heart of what is wrong with this u14 team.

Parents choice though- I agree.

Find aplace that is competitive and have your daughter play all the time.

There are bad coaching at Matchfit, STA, & Crush.
even PDA has there bad coaches.





Anonymous said...

Successful older MF teams came over as a team. We're not developed by DB. He will continue to be late and treat girls negatively which is why we r looking for next option. He dropped a girl to NPL when was told she was in top 10 of ECNL and will play significantly. No trust with him.

Anonymous said...



What has happened to Brick? Thought that they would improve with a group of players from NJ Force joining the team for this season. Looks like the kick and run ball is working? It will not take long for the group to get unhappy and look to leave. Only success against a NJ Crush team that has lost most of its better players. Don't you wish you had the players that you lost back now?

Anonymous said...

I guess mf only took 18 to the stars tourney from the comments, pls confirm this as many will be looking to make the move next year at u15 and the facts should be reported so people can make factual decisions.

Anonymous said...

17

Anonymous said...

What's the roster size for ecnl teams

Anonymous said...

Many teams will have to adjust to playing with new players. MF just formed & at least score wise was competitive. STA struggled but they have lost players & have a new coach so we'll have to see what happens. NJ Crush also has a new coach & lost players. NJ Stallions picked up a lot of Americans players so they will need to time to gel as will Brick. Let's judge these teams after the Fall season to see where they are. MF & Brick appeared to be in every game.

Anonymous said...

ECNL teams can go up to 30 players.

Anonymous said...

mf and brick appeared to be in every game? yes they showed up and played...bad

Anonymous said...

Were you there? If you weren't hard to tell by scores decided by a goal that teams played well or not. Someone that has an agenda apparently as I'm sure they're team wasn't there. Playing the top flights & tying & losing by a goal to the flight winners doesn't sound so bad since they beat other teams worse.

Anonymous said...

I like the "lost plyers" statements

If 4-5 players are different, the team ADDED players as well as LOST, eh?

Anonymous said...

MF is a joke.... Maybe they should get more coaches if the coaches are always late...

Anonymous said...

MF is a top notch program. MF Trainers are all very good, very good.

My daughter played on a summer program for one of MF trainers, my daughter improved so much

Anonymous said...

MFA...is not PDA..they take any kid with two arms and legs and a heart beat... Honestly a 30 man roster? A lost in a top bracket by one goal is not bad neither.. So as far as judgement I think its best after the fall season too. It does take time to come together but time is running out. The next three years are critical. Goodluck to all jersey teams.

Anonymous said...

No one proclaimed that MF is PDA....don't you believe in a capitalistisc environment and the strength of competition?....if not then all of our daugthers should just walk away from the sport because their not on PDA and therefore, have no future in the sport.....as far as a big roster....it comes down to one thing: if you daugther is good she will be earn the right to play longer/be a starter and the Coach will have confidence in her abilities. You know there are just so many spots in these team who are competing at very high levels.....it's the start of the season and with new girls they have to learn to play and trust each other on the field.....it doesn't happen overnight....it takes a little while to develop a rythem.

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of taking 25 players ,could some of you experts, explain that philosophy to me, justify it please.
intra squad full sided scrimmages ,maybe ! Not strength of compettion, 1-12 vs 13-25.. did you say capitalism.
pay to play in ECNL opportunity, vacancies ..apply here

Anonymous said...

What kind of team does your daughter play for.....you seem to have so much to say; but it comes across more like whining than anything substantive....

Anonymous said...

10:56 Why carry 25 players?

To keep the girls on their toes and compete for minutes.

To be prepared for Injuries?

We are talking about girls. Can a lady poster validate this. I would imagine girls will not be at their best when their time of the month comes.

To keep costs down so coaches can have travel paid for.

These are the four I can think of, I have no problem with my kid having to earn her minutes. I'm sure they will get quality training. It's up to her to fight for what she wants or you can take an easier path and have her play for a team that rosters only 16.

Anonymous said...

At least one NJ team won the stars cup. hornets won

Anonymous said...

MF Girls carry many players to pay for the boys academy teams. Boys do not pay, where does that money come from? Girls.

Anonymous said...

Question is why is MF a lot more money then PDA if they aren't even on the same level?

Anonymous said...

9:40 MF has one DA based on the website.

U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2014-2015
Match Fit Academy FC U-13/14

So you think MF has all these extra players to pay for one team?

I think everyone is paying a few extra dollars to support the DA team not just the girls.

What's with the MF hate out of the blue. Who got burned recently?

Anonymous said...

9:51, that is new this year. Up until this year boys program at MF paid but they changed that. They are now adding revenue through the girls program and will be soon adding free boys teams. That isnt MF hate, those are facts. You keep paying for my son now.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

This may be new for MF, but I think it is typical for any non-MLS clubs that have Boys US Soccer Academies.

Anonymous said...

The MF hate is due to them improving. With the new kids they have added they should be able to compete with the top teams in the area. This is apparent after the results they had at Bucks and Stars. The more success they have the more kids they will attract and other clubs do not want that. Lots of movement at U14 and U15. Right or wrong people want to be on an ECNL team and the local options are limited. I would expect a lot of kids will be training with MF, PDA and WC over the next 6 - 8 months. If one of the kids fits the teams needs they will be added.

Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourself they'll turn over that whole roster if they can improve. Scores don't always tell the whole story. Saw them play & wasn't impressed at all a it was long ball as stated by MF parent & they could not string 2 passes together in both games I saw them plY so far.

Anonymous said...

Turning over players doesn't mean that you are getting better players. Everyone talks about the new "stars" that are coming over. Reality is, there are lots of good players out there that are all pretty similar in terms of overall ability. A lot of girls that are actually fairly interchangeable. But someone has to rank them and choose. Very few stars out there. That isn't a slam. It is just reality.

Anonymous said...

"What has happened to Brick? Thought that they would improve with a group of players from NJ Force joining the team for this season. Looks like the kick and run ball is working? It will not take long for the group to get unhappy and look to leave. Only success against a NJ Crush team that has lost most of its better players. Don't you wish you had the players that you lost back now? "

Cluelessness at it's best. Brick was just fine other than scoring (nothing new). Saw them play the New Hyde park team, and they dominated them but missed some easy "should have been goals" and lost 1-0. And no, I'm quite sure that they don't want any past players back, especially since they went to lesser teams and are not even on the map now.

Anonymous said...

What bitter little trolls we have here. A top team loses two games 1-0 and you assume there are all kinds of problems? LOL! Ridiculous. Five new girls will take time to gel and find where they fit in. It will come together.

Anonymous said...

NJ soccer a joke 1win in 15 games this weekend at fc stars in two top brackets and that win against a NJ team LOL

Anonymous said...

Sad when MF U13 is a better team, moves ball around. Hey Coach bring up those players to play your schedule

Anonymous said...

I think GFA is a better team then Brick is right now. At least from what I watched at Spirit.

I'm sure the Brick coach with respond to this quickly as he watches this site. Probably the only coach left that would give their time, with the exception of the COPA coach that is now gone and the old bridge coach.

Anonymous said...

Have heard NJSA is building a facility in Holmdel and that they will be the next ECNL club. Any truth to this rumor?

Doesn't make sense to have another club so close to MF does it? Shouldn't there be one in South Jersey? Or would they take MF's place? Don't believe the NJSA team is strong at this age. Is it?

Anonymous said...

Trolls trying to start a debate to get the focus off MF perhaps? People aren't that dumb to take the bait but good try.

Anonymous said...

No - I Seriously heard it. thought it wasn't true but someone insisted that it was. I always thought that NJSA was more of a boys club.

Anonymous said...

6pm
Thanks gfa coach

Anonymous said...

8,39 and 6 pm why you want to start trouble? Your comments are just to create a reaction as usual.
No coaches here discussing these kind of stuff.
Brick and GFA played good tough games at the tournaments they were in. NJ soccer is as good as any other state. Games were quality games and could have gone both ways. Stop provoking and enjoy the game

Anonymous said...

NJSA in this age group is just another money grab. MOSA level players playing MOSA level teams and losing.

Anonymous said...

A very hearty LOL to the "GFA is better than Brick right now" comment! Brick already beat them handily the once they played. And now, Brick got much stronger and GFA lost their little superstar. Silly troll! LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Brick won 3:2 - wow, what a decisive victory. Plus, the little super star barely played with the team last season.

Anonymous said...

You obviously weren't at the game. 3-0 at half, and would have gotten real ugly if Brick didn't play bench players and move people around. It was a joke of a game. And yes, "superstar" did play in that game. Move on to your next trolling victim.

Anonymous said...

Yes, NJCSA is building a new facility. And rumor has it that they are seeking to gain access as a member of ECNL, but I'm sure this will take sometime to happen.

What is up with the Brick vs GFA banter. I only read that one person state that based on what they watched GFA is better than Brick right now. Looks like based on one tournament.

If 8:48 statement is true, which it is not, Brick only had a couple of bench player available when they played GFA, so your statement has no credibility.

Brick has an over controlling coach, and a poor style of play. IMHO

Anonymous said...

Tab Ramos is the US National team asst coach.......will take no time to get approved for ECNL

Anonymous said...

Not sure about all the talk either. My opinion GFA won't be around for very long as they already lost players & have yet to have a win over a top team anywhere. Also as I remember Brick was down to only 12-13 players all Spring due to injuries so I'm sure they were forced to move players around as options were limited just like when they played our team. Coach is well respected & in my opinion they play very hard & move the ball well for a not very talented team which isn't a knock on the players just take f wise compared to the other top teams they have less athletes but still do very well so they must be doing something right. I don't see the need to put down teams. I think there us nothing wrong with saying I like this style over this teams style but you don't have to out a team down to build up another. I still wouldn't consider GFA a top 5 team but they do have some decent athletes so we'll see how the season & year play out. If they make major strides I'll be the 1st to say I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

NJSA is no more. Tab sold it toncedarvstars academy so he will have no influence on ECNL. Cedar stars looking to build a facility more towards the cedar stars base of operations not in Holmdel. This will take 18-24 months so don't hold your breath.

Anonymous said...

A lot of talk about teams after 1 or 2 tournaments? The educated person knows MF team will take time to see what they are & get an identity so why judge them now? FC Copa lost their coach for whatever reason & are coming off a good season but how will they fair now in the top flights? GFA lost a player that they believed to be a star so how will they move forward minus her & playing in higher flights when they didn't have success at the lower flights? Will Brick continue to stay in the top group adding the new players or will the chemistry be off? SJEB loses a prominent player so they also need to redefine themselves will they stay in the top 2? PDA will most likely keep moving along but what will happen to the other PDA teams will they? STA also lost players & has a new coach what will that mean for them, will they stay at the top? Let's let the seasons play out & root for all of them except when they play your team.

Anonymous said...

Teams that lose players also add players

The added players are so often overlooked.

Most teams aren't on a blog blabbing about personnel, which is why you are sometimes surprised when you get a lesser result in a match vs a team you thought to be inferior.

Anonymous said...

Wrong you are. Cedar Stars and NJSA merged. Cedar Stars has the money, NJSA has Tab. Together they will do just fine.

Anonymous said...

They better start because they hav been irrelevant for quit a while now.

Anonymous said...

"Tab Ramos is the US National team asst coach.......will take no time to get approved for ECNL"

he couldn't get it done when they where just njsa, that why the best girls (older girls) team left

Anonymous said...

Tab didnt care. New business will, and just use his name and signature.
Move over MF.

Anonymous said...

11;11

Ecnl teams like PDA, Worldclass often don't lose

players. They are often asked to leave because other talent comes into program.

Teams like Crush, StA, and other medium level clubs will lose their better players year after year, unless the parents see that the coach and organization have complete and total commitment to these teams and the organization doesn't screw it up. At this age when you lose one of your better players, it is very hard to find the quality to replace such a player. Most quality players have options, and those players are looking for superior clubs that hold unto to talent and attract the best players.

So when a club like STA or Crush replace players that have left, most of the time that team will in-fact start to fall because their player pool is limited.

Anonymous said...

Nj soccer is limited,all teams kick and run,top 5 can't win outside of nj, this includes your so called ecnl teams

Anonymous said...

But PDA beat every team at Chicago eclipse cup and won every game in region in pre ecnl last year.


Anonymous said...

9:51 and 10:07, you are a typical example of talking without knowing anything about a team or a club. you do not have a clue and still you make strong statements. Ignorance is a big factor in this blog

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I agree 100%. STA looks like they were able to compete in Mass so it's possible the new players are just as good or better than those that left. Not every kid or parent is looking for ECNL only clubs. A lot has to do with cost and distance as well as relationships with team mates. My guess is over the next few years you will see a very level playing field in youth soccer.

Anonymous said...

compete with who?They did not win a game in Mass....get real

Anonymous said...

Soccer should use judges like boxing and figure skating. Wins would be based on a combination of the actual goals scored, plus a style component.

That might help satisfy all the people who feel their teams "totally dominated but gave up a late goal on a bad call by the ref." Seems to be a common problem.

They could still get the win on style points.

Anonymous said...

4:14.

If you seek the truth, just look to older StA teams. they cannot compete with the ecnl teams like gunners or Orielly's or arsenal.

The games would be 5-0 .You are dreaming about an even playing field.

Anonymous said...

is pda playing in state cup?

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