As you can see WILDCATS FURY ARE NOT A TOP TEAM AND WILL NOT BE IN A TOP Bracket at any major tournament... INTERNATIONAL GIRLS FA  35.582 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ECNL  35.523 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL  34.764 SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS NPL  34.745 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NORTH NPL  34.076 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL  34.057 NJ STALLIONS FREEDOM  33.988 REAL NEW JERSEY SC GALAXY  33.929 NEW YORK RED BULLS RDS  33.8010 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY HORNETS  33.7911 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH NPL  33.6512 FC COPA COPA ACADEMY ROMA NPL  33.6113 NJ CRUSH FC NPL  33.4914 FREEHOLD SC SL UNITED  33.4415 NJ CRUSH FC STORM NPL  33.4416 NJ WILDCATS BRICK TOWNSHIP SA FURY They are ranked 347 !!! Nationally .. Better chance of seeing a unicorn
See you in the spring
So who will win the HS State Championship this fall?
Honestly I think what the WC coach did was pretty smart. It's a faster way for him to get his team to hopefully play in higher brackets. Why do you people care? If he gets his wish and plays in the higher brackets, and wins, he looks like a genius and he deserves to be there. IF he loses then he looks like an idiot. Either way who gives a #%*^
4:04 you are an example of the problem in this Country. We all talk ( politicians , tv, movies, papers etc) about ethic sportsmanship , respect of the rules and the law and the constitution and blah blah blah. At the end we are teaching our children that cheat to take advantage in life is ok, using your words " smart " genious" . Of course you need to cheat and be successful otherwise you are an " idiot". Great teaching to the future of this Country. And you can say nobody cares and you are wrong. Principles are important no matter in relation to what.
Listen to yourself you idiot... It's U14 got soccer points!!! Are you kidding me. It's not teaching your kids anything wrong. You need to get a clue and honestly worrie more about you and your daughter than what the coach of a U14 soccer team is doing to get " GOT SOCCER POINTS". Get a life
They will be lucky to get into OCC
GotSoccer Policy:"Question: My team has moved to a new club & is playing under a different team name. Can we keep the points from our previous events?Answer: The new team must meet the following requirements:•Their current roster has at least 50% of the players from the team in question (Brick)•The players from the team that has split up make up at least 50% of their current roster (Brick)OR•Their current roster has at least 60% of the (Brick) players.While we realize the vital role that a club plays in their teams accomplishments, the rankings points & history are awarded to the players who were on the field for those events. If a team retains the required 50-60% of players, then they are eligible for the rankings points & history."The cheating NEW Wildcat/Brick team meets NONE of these requirements or even comes close. GotSoccer MUST revert this team back to it's previous #18 status in points by its own rules. There's no gray area, it's in black and white. This will continue to be posted daily until the right thing is done.
Crush Storm players & parents beware your new coach, he has succeeded in blowing up three U16 teams already!
Post post post. Until what is done? Get a life.
7:37 you have a life? Here defending a cheater with your daughter part of the cheating system? You should be ashamed
http://soccer.sincsports.com/TTSchedules.aspx?tid=USCLUBI&year=2015&stid=USCLUBI&syear=2015&div=U14F01National Cup XIV Finals - Games Schedule Out - What do you think?
Only 6 teams in the national cup super group? What kind of nationals are these?
Regional representation...oh really 1st bracket is ny, nj and Rhode Island all region 1 teams. Other bracket consists of some unknown teams from florida, Seattle and Minnesota.Again how is this a national cup??Where are all the good California, Georgia And Texas Teams. What a joke and to think parents are dishing out $2K+ for this fake national tournament.Better off playing in the edp tournaments at Tukahoe...competition is better.
U.S. club national cup is the national finals for winners of either their state US club state cup, or their U.S. Club regional tournament. In the case of NJ, GFA won both this year. If you do qualify you do not need to attend. I guess many clubs decided not to go this year. Was much tougher competition last year when Copa were there.
surprised by National Cup participants. Last year had more divergent regional teams which were very competitive. Teams Included VaRush, teams from Indiana, Illinois and even Hawaii. We thought Hawaii would be a joke but came away impressed by their level of play. Clearly a lot of teams chose not to participate. IGFA should be the favorite but on any given day.... Good luck to all participants. Enjoy the experience. We did and my daughter has some nice memories!
You are right better play New Jersey central tournament: COPA , Nj elite and Tsf will be champion!!!What a great competition.Spend a 1000$ here is much better
You never know who you are playing cause they are from different state, if you do not know them how can u say that are good or not compare to last year. Last year people ( the usual jealous haters) would say the same about the team's just to be prove wrong. You never know. We can say the same for any competition. IGFA won state cup and regional beating the best we have in our state, no matter what you say that is a fact like it or not. Now let them go out there and represent , no need to have negative comments, when a team from NJ goes out there and play vs other state's team we need to support them. Good luck and go NJ!
Copa is dominating a challenging bracket. Leave them alone as they are on the way back to stardome.Nj elite with the new midfielder is going to be one of the greatest contender in next season. Her skills are top level, Tsf is still one of top level team out there.
Not saying I'm not supporting our nj team just surprised by the lack of competition at a national event. When has Rhode Island ever produced a competing team and the Minnesota team was like in the 8th bracket of jeff cup. A lot of $$$ to pay so it's a shame that you couldn't at least play the best competition. Last years field did look much stringer. Wonder why all these teams opted out this year.
They all heard slick would be there....
It's ok do not worry we are the one spending the money not you. You can stay home and relax, just mind your own business if you can. I know is not easy , but try, will be good for you
A lot of strong teams are at the NPL finals (and of course ECNL) this weekend. I think most teams are migrating that way. I know ECNL has certain rules about what tournaments you can play in, not sure if NPL does too.
Lol here we go lol
Dont kid yourselves... Im sure all teams on this site if they had the opportunity to go to the National Cup over a nj event they would go.
Then why is it more top teams in the Region, not only NJ, are included.....it's not because they're not good....maybe there'a another reason?....you seem to have so much information maybe you can enlighten us mortals.
Not sure why maybe cost??.. All I know if you daughter's team had the opportunity to attend they would. Also like many events when you commit you dont know who else committed.Not saying all the best teams are there but if your kid had the opportunity to go I'm 99.9% sure you would let her have the experience over a nj event which she has done many times.Look at the other age groups teams from all over..
Giving your daughter an experience at the National Cup is sometimes a once in a life time experience & priceless for the kids.I hope your daughter will have the opportunity to experience this and we can critique your decision; I bet results will be similar. If it ever happens?When your daughter looks up at you with her beautiful bright eyes and says " Daddy can I go?", I dont know too many men who can not grant their request ...
I'm reading back over the posts and I don't see anyone criticizing anyone for playing in this tournament. The question was ... why isn't there as much competition as in years passed???
Who won Nj central?
It nice if you can go but it is in INDIANA! Not easy for most families to manage that. That will keep the number participants lower.
GFA is awesome and b'elite has Rutgers coach. I agree where are the national teams? Ca. Tx. Hi. I guess too far and expensive is the answer.
NPL nationals has 16 teams at u14 and it's at the exact same venue in Indiana. Perhaps teams may have qualified for both and opted to go a week earlier for NPL. I don't think anyone would do Indiana two weeks in a row.
I think what people fail to understand is that IGFA has reached the heights they have through a level of work and dedication that most teams are unwilling to approach. I would imagine that they don't care who they play. They just want to play. I applaud the players, parents, and trainers for that team because they look at this as another opportunity to get better, and I'm sure they would welcome the chance to play the best teams in the country.The extent to which they play is not for everyone, nor is it for anyone to criticize what they do with their time and money. It will pay off for all of them sooner rather than later.I have seen this team play very recently and was very impressed and no, I am not an IGFA parent. Good luck in Indiana and have a great experience.
So there areECNL nationalsUSYS nationalsUS Club NPL nationalsUS Club National CupDid I miss any?All with different teams and champions. Wow are we all that gulable? I guess so. Great business model though...having the higher powers attach the word "Nationals" to an event and watch us all get out our check books.
Ha ha 8:15. Not an IGFA parent...ya ok sure.
8:20 You nailed it. There should be a Tournament of Champions.
That would be a terrible business move. Having four national champs is much more lucrative.
Slick it's Rec nationals, get over it.....
Keep hating and fueling the fire. Rec. National's, level c league, no real competition, NJ is low level soccer the list goes on an on but look at the numbers..... EDP, NPL, ECNL teams Combined well over 500 ball ....so keep it coming
Copa did well this weekend at Nj central, better ref and they would be champions. Keep up the good work girls and you are going to be a top team soon, their way of play is fantastic.I am surprise by Nj elite, I thoght they were stronger based on what I read in this blog but they were really bad for what I saw
It is a bit surprising that more teams are not attending the U.S. Club national cup finals but it appears many age groups have less teams and quality vs years past. Not sure why people would pass on such a great opportunity. How come the "state champ" old bridge team is sitting home bs getting in those cars and driving there?
Nobody cares! The best teams in the country were in the ECNL Finals.
None from nj
@8:00, I was there as well, different bracket, but there. I watched some of copa, they had a tough time to be honest, I think the Red Bull team is good and new? Plus many teams were not represented like gfa. NJ elite good point, but I believe they are rebuilding. It was a good test of endurance, what kind of shape are these girls in to play in this heat, 2 matches per day. I tend to think the better in shape girls were the winners on Sunday. Referees were abysmal, but I am so used to seeing bad refs. How they can miss clear off sides, with players in off side positions is beyond me, however I saw it at least 2-3 times and one cost us a goal in pivotal match. If a ref misses an off sides it is critical mistake and can cost a goal. One ref was sweating, lazy, wiping his face, not sure but they also needed breaks and I believe this was part of the issue with the refs.
How did this situation develop into such a mess?http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/04/30/orangetown-soccer-turf-battle-recreation-youth/26665533/
I had the opportunity to chat with one of the Redbull parents during the final vs. Copa. The team is only together for the summer and are a team of U12, U13 and U14 players. IMO - Technically the best team this weekend. Due to the U12/13s they were obviously smaller than any other team, but didn't lack speed. Technical play always trumps size.
Any players sitting out Fall still looking to play for a team?
Most teams in the fall have their kids play high school, start practicing in late October and then do some showcase tournaments and a few league games. Teams that have players playing in high school should absolutely not play in September and October as it is physically to much for the kids and significantly increases their chance of injury. They need a day off to rest and catch up with school work.
See the State Champs Old Bridge had a good weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Cup...0-3...
If you are still looking for a team you can either contact teams that are still practicing now to try out or wait till September and contact coaches to find out when they will start practicing again.
5:09 has Old Bridge envy lol. What year did your kid not make the team?
Old bridge is second level state champion , I doubt any players not able to make the team, as long as she has two legs
@1:24 GREAT information, my daughter is a guest player all summer also because her team takes break. You never know who you are playing against, you have edp level playing with mosa/jags. Give a mosa team two edp level, maybe even odp level girls and that can absolutely change the game outcome. Tournaments are so hard to gauge a team, I have seen one guest player make a difference, if they are good enough.
1010you lost to Chaos....LOL...
There are several teams that probably are seeking players for next season. Teams like Wall, PDA Shore, Freehold, Jackson Contact their coaches
The Red Bulls RDS team is comprised of the top players within their RDS training program. The Summer Showcase team is a first for that program. Very strong technical players. http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/rds/overview.aspxhttp://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/rds/tournament.aspxhttps://twitter.com/newyorkredbulls/status/620707954514350080https://twitter.com/newyorkredbulls/status/620707595901378560
Hey Redbulls relax you beat a avg FC Copa team
GotSoccer Policy:"Question: My team has moved to a new club & is playing under a different team name. Can we keep the points from our previous events?Answer: The new team must meet the following requirements:•Their current roster has at least 50% of the players from the team in question (Brick)•The players from the team that has split up make up at least 50% of their current roster (Brick)OR•Their current roster has at least 60% of the (Brick) players.While we realize the vital role that a club plays in their teams accomplishments, the rankings points & history are awarded to the players who were on the field for those events. If a team retains the required 50-60% of players, then they are eligible for the rankings points & history."The cheating NEW Wildcat/Brick team meets NONE of these requirements or even comes close. GotSoccer MUST revert this team back to it's previous #18 status in points by its own rules. There's no gray area, it's in black and white. This will continue to be posted until the right thing is done.
Its ok they get double got soccer points this weekend at the Pocono cup....lol...they are making a joke of nj soccer....do something now
Instead of posting the same post over and over again on a blog that has no power to do something about it. How about grow a pair and call, email or mail the issue to got soccer and NJYS who could actually do something about it.
Congrats to the kids who made the region 1 ODP pool.http://uricspd.com/id-group-lists.html
Still not sure why people are so worried about Got Soccer points? Even if the Brick teams win they will receive no points because it is such a low level tournament with low level teams & Brick have too many points to deduct which will be much higher then the flight values like in the other 2 tournaments they signed up for as Wildcats. People should really spend your Summer doing more productive things because you sound like a fool talking about things you clearly don't know & a stalker.
Quit posting and complaining.
GFA starts Indiana off with a dominating 3-0 victory. Come Monday we wil be national champions.
This blog was always kinda entertaining especially back in the day when people would distribute the snide comments, abuse and ridicule amongst all team...Jackson, brick, Old Bridge, NJ Crush, the other crush, Stallions, new kids on the block GFA of course PDA, barons...plenty of comments to go around...LOL. You would come back in a few hours and refresh the feed and there would be 30 new posts. Parents would get a taste of success from their little Mia and couldnt wait to boast and wave their fingers and say we are better than you...blah, blah blah.Now its just GFA, Brick and Wildcats..everybody has either just moved on or just plain dont give a crap anymore.Hey GFA...nobody gives a crap anymore. GFA...your great! Is that what you wanted to hear. I dont care if its a troll or not, where there's smoke theres fire. Im sure theres someone from that team on here.Just STOP!!!...which I am sure will only egg them on but whatever, cuz I'm done.BOOORING!!
11:33 troll. just stop
@12:33, I hear you. But lets talk a little bit about gfa once more for me and my daughter. how does a small club with two teams do this? is it the 5 night a week training, is it the coaching, is it the trainers? I am baffled how they keep winning, and now on the way to being the best in the country? I think my daughters team, and parents/coaches/girls in general can learn a lot from gfa. They are a new club, 3 years old maybe? The only thing they do different is the above. So if we want our kids to be the best, play with the best and win national titles that must be what it takes. Do not think because you are on an academy team with an A licensed coach who trains 3 days per week is enough, and you pay $5k per year. the formula seems to be hard work, like 99% of things in life, makes you a winner, whether that is at work, in sports, even in a marriage, hard work wins. Congrats to GFA, I wish my daughter was with that group in Indiana and winning for NJ.
Wow, all that money to play at NJCSA. Then you are hit up with some made up summer fee. Watch the accounting with that team, that coach has already taken his family to florida since you all paid an upfront fee for next spring season. What a joke......And he is already taking photos of the players.....how long before he does something really stupid? If I were a leader at NJCSA I would check the finances already. And how many players a year younger are playing on that team?///
"Instead of posting the same post over and over again on a blog that has no power to do something about it. How about grow a pair and call, email or mail the issue to got soccer and NJYS who could actually do something about it. "Already done, hopefully by a lot of people. Cheaters shouldn't be allowed to cheat just because it may or may not effect things down the road. Some of you people are what's wrong with the world in general."Still not sure why people are so worried about Got Soccer points? Even if the Brick teams win they will receive no points because it is such a low level tournament with low level teams & Brick have too many points to deduct which will be much higher then the flight values like in the other 2 tournaments they signed up for as Wildcats. People should really spend your Summer doing more productive things because you sound like a fool talking about things you clearly don't know & a stalker. "Just plain ignorance. Rules are in place for a reason. Some coaches, parents, and players actually care about what's right.
1:10 you night have Good points there , why you didnt contacted them yet and go to a training session. Heard is aways open to new players, and let us know. Either way the other comments are just trolls and if you are bored with the blog do not blame the teams or the firs but all the haters out there that keep attacking different teams out of jealousy or other issues.
5 days a week training for U15G is too much. It's too much at the HS level, and it's too much at the club level.If you weight train, you never train the same body part(s) 5 days straight. There must be recovery.Go take a lesson in tactical periodization, and how training must account for rest / recovery.May be great now, but when little Mia ends up with a torn ACL, you'll know why - overuse injuries suck.
1:16PM - I know of a few kids "playing up" at NJCSA.
GFA did it like every other good team, they stole players from other teams like TSF and Brick. They were terrible 2 years ago, and amazingly the roster is now different. Good for them. And they already are #1 in the country according to Gotsoccer.
Let's not talk about these little stuff. What about NJ ELITE ? I heard they are really focusing on development and all girls love it there. I am looking for a team for my daughter and heard such great things about them. Their level grew so much in the past year
How many times will the no elite manager come on here and say "I have heard such great things about them". Go watch them and you will feel different.
Yes there are U13's playing up at NJCSA U14 team because they have lost players, did not attract enough at recent tryouts and cannot field a viable u14 team at present.
Yes the Wall coach knows all about NJCSA and he loves to give updates. Thanks.
No one stole players. Players left because they want to be challenged. And to say they were no good fwo years ago is probably true but over time and effort the dynamics changed. If you want your daughter to tryout and checkout how success is nurtured stop by you and your daughter might learn something.
Why do parents try to sink a ship when they leave? The bottom line is your upset about your MIA NOT PLAYING enough minutes. Leave and keep it moving but to come on here and bash your former team is text book parental altruism. You tell convoluted stories about why you left and none of it is true. Leave us alone and enjoy your new team.
Who cares about NJCSA? They can't beat a summer select team! And they will only last a season at best.
Can someone explain why Brick is showing at Pocono Tournament but wearing Wildcat uniforms at the games?COPA COPA COPA!!!!!!!!!!!
Igfa looking at a 4-0 win tomorrow to head to national finals.
6:58 IGFA is looking to an idiot troll like you Keith pity for your boring life. Mind your business and leave them alone
6:21. Wildcats Fury. (Brick folded)
"Can someone explain why Brick is showing at Pocono Tournament but wearing Wildcat uniforms at the games?"Because they're cheaters! They took the wildcat roster, moved it to the vacant/folded Brick roster (with only 4 remaining girls) and stole their points. Way to go coache(s), way to circumvent the system and teach your kids how to cheat and steal.
Brick/ Wildcats can't even win the rec level Pocono Cup...classic!!!
The south of Driscoll blog will soon have nothing to share. Wildcats, Oldbridge, NJX, PDA shore , match fit ECNL, point pleasant, Jackson, freehold and their outcast Nj elite will all be part of youth soccer history.... Hopefully then parents will realize that the grass was not always greener south of the Driscoll.
GFA is putting the final plans in place to be crowned national champs tomorrow.
6:56 same troll ad yesterday . Nobody is biting and you should stop . You are a sad person
GFA is going to lose to NY tomorrow and Commack next week. They have trouble with NY teams especially Commack.
4:04. Did your team win? Tell us all about it
They should play better against NYSC SINCE THE BALL HOGS LEFT... More soccer less me ball all the selfish players left to PDA and Matchfit ecnl.
9:22 and 10:02 you are both funny. And both clueless .
10:02 is GFA coach, real classy.
So how many players has GFA lost to ecnl teams? I know one for sure to PDA.
One to MF. GFA very good team, no doubt, just nowhere else for their real good players to go to keep player better competition on a consistant basis. ECNL will get them the exposure and make them better.
GFA US Club National Champions. Congratulations. Well deserved. Best in NJ and now one of the best in the nation.
Congrats to GFA but...Here's a comparison between ECNL and the rest, that I would apply to our age as well. I have an older daughter so I know both teams well. PDA arsenal just won the ECNL National title for U17. NJ Stallions dynamite have won the NPL Nationals, the Region 1 championships and set to compete in the USYS Nationals.On the ECNL side PDA had to go through Santa Rosa, Eclipse and Slammers.Stallions had to go through Space City FC, PWSI G97, Oakwood SC, and Massapequa SC Crush in the Finals...yes Massapequa,I know you can only play in who is in front of you, but you cant say ECNL doesnt play at the highest level.Dynamite and PDA used to play each other at tournaments like jeff cup or delco or Newws and it would go both ways. Less as the girls got older, not because one is ducking the other, that's just they way leagues are scheduled and how clubs choose to compete. I can't say for sure for stallions but i do know that every girl on PDA has verbally committed to schools already.Look at the top tourneys that NPL plays in and the ECNL showcases. Look at the "college coaches attending"...if that is what you are ultimately playing for, you can not deny that ECNL gives you more exposure to D1 schools than any other league. Players in other leagues also need to boast their resumes with ODP status, and team ranking based on GOTSOCCER points.Not necessarily needed on ECNL side.Competition and exposure...isnt that why the girls play at this level?
Glad you love ECNL but......Congrats to GFA!
Brick guy who just left to go to MF good luck to you and your daughter ... Please don't align yourself with slick your better than that ... Always remember wherever you go if your on a good team there will be expenses and commitments ... If the commitment level from a boy or girl not there it's very tough ... Socially boys and girls want to hang out more with friends want a social life if your missing practice not traveling with the team it's probably time to go ... Please don't hate on the club that she left she didn't have to leave .. Good luck to you
congrats to GFA, my daughter and family are very proud of them, they work hard, nice group and coaches, they deserve it.
congrats to the gfa girls....just keep slick and the other parents off here.....thats your biggest problem....see you in the fall
It is good to see NJ Teams showing well and being successful in national tournaments! WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD OF THEIR SUCCESS!!! It speaks volumes to the talent in this state, especially within this age group. Personally, I don't care for most of the rhetoric that exists on this site. But I do enjoy hearing about the successes of all NJ teams and Region 1 teams. I hope that all players get to the level they seek and enjoy the game for their lifetime, as a player, coach, parent, etc.......For all of you parents out there, just sit back and enjoy the games and the success your daughter is experiencing.....It flies by and if you don't enjoy it - you will regret that later. Most parents, including myself thinks our daughter is better than she really is, but that's ok I'm her parent. But I would come on hear and bash any team or player, that is just rude and obnoxious.. Good luck to all the players!!!!!!
GFA best in Nation!! Slammers, Surf, Hawks wouldn't stand a chance. Go GFA!!
7:00 you should GO too . Out of this blog idiot. Why you want to create problems. Somebody prior mentioned about parents problem. The problem is all the jealous trolls in the blog pretending to be parents just to create trouble to teams that are doing well because their daughter's are not. Go to the pocono cup and stay up there
Curious to see what teams will be playing in WAGS this year. Now that the girls will be playing HS.
Free Fiiii Foooo Fuuummmm!!!
Here is a little trivia... Name a team that has one 9 tournaments in 8 months?
@9:08 looks like Willdcats Fury and NJX are the only two teams from NJ that applied for WAGS.. Very silly.
Answer: my daughter rec team. Best in the nation by a country mile.
Can any SJEB parents shed any light on why you have declined to go to NPL Nationals two years in a row? Last year you won the NPL and Copa went for being finalists as you declined the spot, this year the same thing but Stallions went as you declined the spot.What is the point of playing NPL if you aren't going to attend Nationals if successful? Surely that's what all NPL teams/clubs are aiming for?
Stallions didn't go because SJEB declined the spot. SJEB opted out of the playoffs entirely. Don't assume that Copa or Stallions could not have beat them in the playoffs.
So SJEB wants to be the best in state but when they have a chance to go to the NPL nationals 2 years in a row they walk away from it. That's crazy. Why even bother being on that team when they avoid great events and exposure.
8:27 - nobody said anything like that. We simply asked why you opted out both years?
SJEB didn't go because they aren't traveling to Indiana to play lousy teams unlike GFA who did. Let's not sugar coat everything.
Most of you people are real idiots!! GFA qualified to go and went. The competition was extremely good. Unfortunately they don't get to pick who they play. They went there and played awesome and won.. Anybody who has anything negative to say is just jealous that they weren't part of it and is an idiot. Congratulations to GFA, way to represent NJ. For some of you jealous/idiot parents, no matter what GFA does, who they play, who they beat, where they play will ever convince you that they really are a great team so why don't you just keep your mouth shut!!
So now SJEB thinks the winners of all the NPL leagues from around the country are lousy. Just so everyone is clear the NPL tourney that Sjeb passes on every year is different than the U.S. Club national cup. Many more teams attend NPL and quality is better than national cup.
Won Jeff cup ( beating penn fusion ECNL team ) but is not goodWon state cup ( beating the great , based on the blog, sjeb ) but is not goodNEWSS didn't make it to the final for 1 goal differential ( stallions managed to lose 6-0 vs world class) after beating stallions and tie world class ECNL team. But is not goodWon Fc delco but is not goodWon EDP league ( hbc , conceal etc) but is not goodWon regional beating in the final pda ECNL team but is not goodWon national cup but is not goodHere in this blog I keep reading how barons are great how Nj elite is growing how COPA is fantastic and all ECNL blah blah. My daughter plays for New York sc and we played them yesterday. I got all these Infos as I do all the time when my daughters plays a team as I like statistics and I cannot u derstand so much negativity. We had a great game yesterday and IGFA was the better team even if we managed to hold and arrive at PK but the team is strong with lots of talent and great plays. I was impressed and proud of my daughter for the game. We lost but it was a great experience for all teams. Why we cannot use sportsmanship and give credit to teams that do well?
HAHA...NYSC parent, sure. that's a whole lot of info you got there on GFA.Down to why they didnt make finals in NEWSS and who they beat in regionals. As for the game I believe you were there but you claim to be on the wrong side.This is why there is negativity towards your club.Nice try slick.
I do not u derstand negativity again, and do not care if you do not believe what I said. It is not important to me. I collect as much as information I want because I like it for myself . Tell me your daughter team and I will know probably more than you. Again it is ok , fool of me to try to add some positive thoughts into youth soccer. We should keep the negativity on , after all this is what our 14 years old girls needed right?
Blah blah blah1. ECNL2. NPL3. EDPThat is the order no if and or buts. Are there teams within each league that are good and bad yes. Their is no doubt that ECNL is the place to be for showcasing players as they get older. Denying that is foolish. There is no doubt that there are more college coaches at THE ECNL level.
agree with the above, are there be team in each league which should play up or down... yes. But if you take the average play of all the teams in each league you would have to agree this is the order.
....are there teams in each ....
NYSC could not win the weak NY NPL,so big deal you beat them,so did most of the teams in that league.
Not cheap or easy to fly to Indianapolis, especially with no idea when you're flying home and who wants to drive 11 hrs for 3 games. Completely understand why a team would pass. May be beyond some team's budgets.
4:57 as long as they do not ask your money is their business how to spend theirs. Teams go where they want. Indianapolis or poconos . Doesn't matter.
And teams don't go where they don't want to go.
Hey 2:32 that has to be the most pathetic and idiotic post ever. A NYSC parent who likes stats...I almost fell off my chair laughing at that absurdity. Do your team a favor and stay off this blog. Your attempts at self promotion are embarrassing.
6:45, I agree, and I would know, besides no one at our club structures their sentences so poorly. Congrats to GFA.
If barons were partecipating , stallions wouldNever make the NPL finals
I'm sorry you lost me at "partecipating".
ECNLNPL EdpThat's the order plain and simple. It's a filtration. Only a matter of time before the elite players join ECNL. Those players currently on EDP carrying the wait of the club will eventually make a move its inevitable. Nothing personal it's just the way it works. Regardless of the wins, championships, winning percentage. Mostly all college coaches flock to watch ECNL games becuase there is a broader range of quality players to look at and evaluate.
William Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Woodrow Wilson, and John Irving were poor spellers as well.
A good player that want to play in college , will play. If they get the proper info from the Clubs they are with and if they talk to college coaches they will find this out. Yes ECNL events attract a lot of coaches but any player can contact coaches, any player can attend a college camp and any player can be seen if they want to be seen. Doesnt matter if they play Edp, npl or ecnl. You all know what you have experienced thats all but thats not the only option. Everyone needs to do real homework on their own , this blog is a soap opera not a place for real info.
ECNL makes a big difference GFA Mom.
Highly doubtful. Other clubs have had players sign with UNC and much better schools and are NOT PDA or MFA.
Just some food for thought.As an ECNL parent it was refreshing to see all of the college coaches that were present to watch the NON-ECNL matches that took place at the latest PDA showcase in May.Don't be so naive. Your club may love your kid one day and the next day they love the kid from the other team. There are options out there for everyone and GFA has nothing to worry about. There is alot to be said for being the best non-ecnl team around, which they are. They will get a lot of exposure. (See YMS Explosion rising U17).
You people are nuts....gfa will not get any attention from D1 coaches and thats the true facts...ecnl will get the most looks,but alumni and money will get her where she wants to go...thats our plan..and we have choices..
Are D1 coaches really so foolish and lazy that they believe the best players all play in the ECNL?
D1 coaches have limited time and resources. ECNL collectively has the best players. They can scout more players at an event, GFA Mom. You care more about winning meaningless National titles, beating poor competition that no scouts are coming to see. It is not all about winning paper championships, it's about playing against the best.
Yes and all the ECNL girls ALL of them get Div 1 colleges. They are the best players and the best teams!! Everybody please line up outside pda and match fit waiting for a chance for your daughter. Lol this blog is such a joke , no wonder clubs make so much money out of parents. Lol
7:59am is on the money. Been doing this a long enough time to tell you, PDA / ECNL is a drop in the bucket. Yes, they are relevant, but not enough kids to fill rosters of colleges all over the country.So many town club girls go on to play in college. PDA not necessary. Also, since most here are probably teens or ignorant parents, when you finally come to your senses and realize that scholarships are almost mythical. D1 women's roster sizes average 28 players, but only 14 scholarships. At BEST you are probably getting a partial, which could be taken away if injured or the coach decides to pull it. IT'S A MYTH.Play for a town team - save some money for tuition. Tell your kid to excel academically, play soccer for fun. NJ is home to 3 outstanding D3 schools (TCNJ, Montclair, Rowan) that WILL give academic scholarships if 1) grades are strong and 2) YOU PLAY A SPORT!Think - use your logical side of your brain and stop being an emotional fool. The chances of Anson Dorrance calling are slim to none.
And do you know what it means to play D1? All your daughter free time is taken away for the sport. They are 14 years old now filling Up rosters and paying lots of money to be number 27 on the bench of an ECNL team so you parents can come here and show off or put a sticker on your car. You do not even know if your daughter will be willing to sacrifice everything for the sport. And even then you will pay the tuition anyway. Play wherever you want , pda GFA match fit or town team. At the end it will be all the same for everybody: a phone call and a tryout
CLUELESS. ...that sums it up...good luck in ft dix this weekend....lol
Copa had a girl commit this past December to a D1 school as a Sophomore. U16 player.How does that work? Clearly not just ECNL players then is it?
11:06 yes you are clueless , you are right. And you do not know why teams play different levels events, so since you do not know is better to mind your own business.
D1 schools cannot communicate with players (boys or girls) until Jan 1 of their Junior year. Verbal commit is very different. Early commits are usually through camps or club connections.and I am guessing July 23 9:34 am was a a typo.D1 soccer does not take time away all your time from the sport, the sport takes all your free time.
Who doesn't have limited time and resources? IF a college coach wants to fill the roster with only ECNL players, go for it. If a college coach wants to win games they better get the best players they can. Might have to stretch those limited time and resources a little and it might be well worth it. Nothing comes easy.
Wow...do you really think that your little Mia is so special that she is going to make or break a D1 roster as a freshman? That the coach is going to be so taken by her talent that he/she will make a special trip to one of your games or to your tournament? There is a reason why most of the "college coaches attendings" for your tournaments are D2 or D3.Fact is even if she is great in her league, there is someone just as good in ECNL that has played against top teams week in and week out so they are much less of a question mark that she can hang with the big teams (especially if she is to get offered money).Coaches want someone with has much experience and the least question marks as possible. Thats why the pecking order is usually National players(how ever ID'ed), ECNL players, Club players, HS players...are there exceptions of course, but that is the norm.Nothing comes easy you're right there, so going to an ECNL showcase where there are 320 top girls (including National players) from around the country and you have three open spot for next year, its hard to pick.
And when you have a team like PDA splash that performs poorly it doesn't help either. And match fit is not much better. So where is this great talent? Didn't see much talent at splash recently. You might look into older age but it doesn't matter to me as my daughter and your daughters are u15 in one month
I have zero interest in encouraging my kid to devote precious time and energy in college to soccer. But the big business of high level youth soccer obviously excludes many capable and talented players.
SPECIALIZATION is excluding players"Must choose" mantra takes players away from elite sports as they play the other.
Click on IGFA on GotSoccer... Looks like they are merging with Princeton Soccer Club!!Princeton girls just got into NPL... maybe this is a way in for GFA? What happened to the merger with TSF?
IGFA took TSF best players and said no thanks to the rest. That's what happened to the TSF merger. Why do you think they had such a good season. IGFA was terrible before stealing their players.
IGFA took 1 girl from TSF.
GFA did get the 3 best players TSF had to offer but any team would do the same if they could. They where a good team before and they are a great team now congratulations to the national champ !!!
Not any team would reneg on a merger after taking only the good players. GFA will though. Yes we all agree, congrats to the National Champ - Slammers of California!!
So GFA will now pay more for less training at Princeton. Team moving training and games to Princeton fields. How well will the location change go over
9:37 you write stuff without knowing facts so why you do that and why should be your problem or your business .
Why if a player goes to GFA is a big deal ? Every team has player coming and go what is the issue. So many jealous people , so many haters and honestly do not understand why. Is good to have good teams in the state that do well. I do not see the problem. Good job and keep up the good work.
4:28 tell the slammers to come to Jersey. GFA never said no to a game
Amazing how you never heard a peep out of GFA on this blog 2 years ago when they were in the 4th flight of every tournament!
Amazing is that they still do not say anything and lots of trolls enjoy provoking on here to get negative reactions against them. Just leave them alone and focus on the real top teams . Let's talk ECNL teams , that is where real soccer is . Leave those small teams alone. .
ECNL has created exclusivity based on the parents wallets not the players talent. US Club soccer has done a marvelous job of soaking up the dollars.Youth soccer in the US is big business. This is why you see exorbitant prices and the exclusion of lower income talented athletes. Germany and other countries have a free system for youth soccer so all interested athletes are included.
ECNL is the best of the best. Everybody will end up tk pda or match fit . Two best teams in the region with the best players. Everything else is nothing important. This blog should talk about them and the future of too ECNL players . Other stuff is not important.
Most of the bashing comes from the parents that left Gfa or have lost to. Which is understandable. Those parents that left will soon find out that the grass is not greener on the other side. The only thing that is greener are the wallets. Exclusivity is right. It is a big business which why many people despise the ECNL koolaid. It's not about the talent it's about what one can afford. Small market teams of US CLUB offer more opportunity. When a small club is able to keep enough talent to win, they are bashed by the koolaid drinkers of the ECNL SPECTRUM. Currently u14 teams in our ecnl region are no better but equally as good. Too bad the arrogant asses that bash u14 girls keep hiding behind there daughters skirt. I'm sure in time GfA will dissolve and the better players will have moved on or just stopped playing which is fine. they have had an awesome run over the last two years. And when the blog bashed them because they had not won anything they were nothing and now that they put streak together they still are bashed. Worry about your daughter or better yet bash her team. Your personal gripes should not become the rhetoric of the blog what happen between you and former coaches should not be the fuel of your hatred. Instead of spending time bashing teams worry about your girl who is falling behind.
GFA gets bashed after due to their arrogance. They have had a good run in the last year, but when they start screaming National Champs and #1 in the U.S. they are going to get bashed. They've beaten some good teams but haven't played the best in the country because they don't get the opportunity. If GFA parents want to be known as humble, just stay off the blog.
As was said before there are many National Championship tournaments. All of which soak up parents dollars. ECNL are no more or less National Champs than any other League. The fact that ECNL teams most often refuse to play and when they do fair very evenly proves there is parity at the top of these leagues. You must beat everyone in and outside your league to be a true "National" champ. Everyone including ECNL are only National league champs.
2:52GFA played NYSC for a National championship. Thats says it all. two good teams but not great teams that play in the same region.
Keep trying to convince yourselves that the money you pay for ECNL means you are the best. I guess we'll never know because you are too good to come out and play anyone who is not in your exclusive league. JOKE!
5:59 you have no clue about elite soccer.
PDA and MF do not play elite soccer they belong to a label and can't fulfill the expectations maybe they should make Gfa an offer they will represent the u14 with much more gusto than what they have now
The funny thing is that Splash is a mess. New coach, players have been dropped and they finished middle of the pack in their ecnl division. And GFA thinks that just because they beat a PDA team and won some fugally National title, against another mediocre team, They now think they are the best team around.If it wasn't so sad I would be laughing my arse off !what will you say when you lose a game to a mediocre team next fall?
GFA dropped the ball - if this team is so good, instead of playing all your tournaments you should have played in RCL or played for the NJ NCS at least this way you could have qualified for the National League what many say is equal to the ECNL. New Jersey Stallions Academy-Freedom tried but came up short. HBC made it.2015-16 Under-15 Girls Qualifying TeamsDallas Kicks SC (TX-N)FC Pride 01 Elite (IN)South Shore Select Elite (MA)Cincinnati United CUP Gold 00/01 (OH-S)Century V Gold (PA-W)North United SC Elite (PA-W)GRCJ 01 Gold (MI) HBC Impact 00 (NY-E)Campton United Navy (IL)Tophat 19 Gold (GA)Legends FC Gold (CA-S)Open SpotsCUP Gold 00/01 (OH-S) [OPEN]Southern Regional Premier League RepresentativeSouthern Regional Premier League RepresentativeFar West Regional League RepresentativeFar West Regional League Representative Region I Championships Representative Region II Championships Representative Region III Championships Representative Region IV Championships Representative PS. Don't take away from a National event.National Leagues:ECNLNational LeagueNPLSuper YNational Events USYSA National ChampionshipsUSYSA Presiden't CupUS Club national CupNothing wrong with this. UEFA had a cup winners cup back in the days to go along with their UEFA Cup and Champions Cup all 3 were European Champions. Nothing wrong with that - but Money drove the show and the Champions league was born,no more did a country send only 1 team their true champion - no some countries send 5 and can win the champions league without even winning their own countries league, does that make them less a champion? Hell no.So congrats GFA on your "National Cup" title. You played and you WON and can claim to be a national Champion because you are!!!! You even beat the PDA Splash the ECNL team that wanted to win this title, so who cares what I think or anyone else thinks on this board. This board is used to recruit why else would any one poo poo a young girls accomplishment. What you don't like the parents man up and say something to their face instead of on an anonymous board and they would do the same thing you would if someone stepped and started talking trash about your kid
Sorry only 5 Open Spots remain.CUP Gold 00/01 (OH-S) [OPEN]Southern Regional Premier League RepresentativeSouthern Regional Premier League RepresentativeFar West Regional League RepresentativeFar West Regional League Representative
No one is going to talk about GFA losing to Red Bulls in this weekend's tournament? First game back from National Championships and they can't even hold the title. Who is this Red Bulls team anyway? I thought there was no girls' academy team.
IGFA is 1-4 vs. Brick Fury. They are not that good.
RedBulls is a tournament team made up of u14 and u13 girls.
What's going on at world class Fc //www.lohud.com/story/money/personal-finance/taxes/tax-watch/2015/07/25/soccer-intrigue-orangetown/30417811/All about $$$
LOL where did this USA Champions league come from. Just looks like a tournament that had a bunch ofOpens spots
USA Champions League is based on EDP league position from the previous year. Certain teams are invited, it's invitation only. Nothing special just something to run alongside the MSSL tourneys... Although the Champs League is free as EDP cover the costs.
Eddie, Century Gold PAW, and HBC have lost to GFA a total of about 5 times and the Brick games are old news. So, give us something new if not worry about something that matters, you left so keep it moving.
Brick are now the Wildcats through some shady moves and GFA is now Princeton.
Lol you are really well informed... Not
The wildcat fury bar now an official team on got soccer and if you click on IGFA team you will see their team account has them connected to Pronceton SA. The team name will change for GFA at u15.
Again you know nothing
Every GFA team U14 and below has Princeton in their GotSoccer page. Why don't you inform us then if we know nothing?
Why should inform you? Who are you? And why you care? If is you team you know what is going on and if is not your team mind your business as it is not a matter that concern you or your daughter.
Who cares!? This is getting to be similar to the NjCSA crap. Oh by the way that team gave up 11 goals in two games over the weekend Yikes. Goodove for those that comitted to play for that team
At least they were there
That may be but even with that they made it to semi finals. Your team coach?? Oh right, you stayed home and didn't enter and stalked the results instead! Your level of pathetic is at an all time high!! LOL
So GFA U15 is taking the Princeton slot in NYCSL NPL?Cool.
You lost to a summer select team with u13 players...lol....
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