U11&U12 PDA Lyon 1 U13 NY Red Bull 1Red Bull had a couple great players from Long Island pre-ECNL teams, World Class, some STA kids and then PDA Lyon kids too. They were bigger and stronger had a great goal. Lyon played them even and scored a goal off of a set piece, For Lyon to lose to the #2 team in New Jersey and #5 team in America(gotsoccer) 4-2. No shame in that...
To answer a previous question about how SDFC made it to the Region 1 Championship: SDFC was granted the Region 1 Champions League tournament berth because the RCL champion, South Shore, was granted a MA state wildcard tournament berth; RCL finalist HMMS is the PAE state cup representative; and RCL semifinalist North United is the PAW state cup representative. As the other RCL semifinalist, SDFC received the RCL spot in the Region 1 tournament because the other three RCL teams each had their own ticket through state cup play.
Arsenal Maximus Red according to YSR:#5 NJ#15 Region 1#69 NationArsenal Maximus YSR rating = 32.81PDA Lyon YSR rating = 32.72Predictive outcome between Arsenal Maximus Red and PDA Lyon should have been a draw. With a 4-2 win, Arsenal over-performed, and Lyon under-performed.GS is marginally valid, particularly now that it has age groups all mixed up
PDA Lyon group of '04's - Maximus 02/03's - not comparing apple to apples - some kids 2 years older on Maximus
Ysr is predictive without age boundries. Didnt lyon win u13 edp central? I have heard arsenal is mostly 03. Maybe a couple dec 02. If arsenal is playing 02 next year lyon is a good model of performance on what playing up will be like.
When did Lyons get all the 04s? A month ago the team was 90% or more 03.
Funny thing is, Arsenal had 3-4 starters injured and were playing with newly recruited kids (at least they were injured in the last few league games). So they were just working out their kinks in the first 2 games.
People, Lyon is a really high quality team. I would bet you all the teams mentioned on these posts are all quality to some large degree. Arsenal has been in the mix for years whatever their age. Rush Rage Renegades has been at the top for a long time. Galaxy top quality. SDFC always dangerous. Some come up and some edge a bit lower, but all these teams, way beyond the short list i provided above, are playing good soccer and give each other great competition. In a few years, you're going to laugh that you ever made such a meal about specific wins and losses. Are your kids in love with the sport, their teammates, working hard, and getting better every day?? If so, you're in a great spot.
+100! The negative whiners up here are in that situation. They might figure it out when its too late and realize they missed out on some great years where they could have enjoyed the dang thing. These are the same folk that never get invited to the team after-game parties and hang outs. Its not your kids, its you. If you're negative here, you're negative in life. People just don't want to be around you.
June 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM “….in USYS State Cup play. Results so far:MA - FCUSA 1, South Shore 0. This may be the upset of the day. …..Will FCUSA replicate success in the Philly market next year?”Results from Division 2http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?EventID=48470&ApplicationID=3488106
11:45. Confused by that post. The team didnt do great in the B-division of a C tournament. How did they get to play south shore? Are you sure its the real south shore team?
@ 11:45 The team that played and beat South Shore was the MA FCUSA. The poster was asking if the PA FCUSA (it's a national club with teams in many cities) could do the same. Just providing some data on that question.
8:04 - Good clarification. If you are an aficionado of this board and all of its gossip, you would know that FCUSA is expanding in the Philly market, particularly on the girls side, and has allegedly attracted players from such better teams as Lower Merion Fenix. FCUSA is owned and operated by UK Elite Soccer, which has also operated the Haverford program. FCUSA has a New Jersey operation in the Basking Ridge area.
So are the Lyons now moving to u14 and Galaxy u15. Assume so now that they are all over this blog.
Thanks. Have been reading on and off. Hadnt heard of that team or club creating any top teams.
Thanks for the FCUSA ad. In Philly, it is composed of the leftovers from a very dysfunctional, crazy team that drove away all its talent spring before last and this past fall (some in the middle of the season no less). This graph says it all http://youthsoccerrankings.us/team.html?teamId=1617324
Please stop wasting our time with this team facusa
I'd rather read something about FCUSA or any other new or different club or team rather than the same old PDA or Lyon crap.
At least pda lyon is a relevant conversation piece. They did win u13 edp central. Why do we care about a team thats tier four in a state (pae) with two good teams. You want to talk about hmms or pf Great. But dont waste time with garbage teams that no one cares to play for. No pda affiliation btw.
The "Relevant" poster is back! Only now the word is misspelled. A dictionary might be relevant is this situation.FYI kid soccer is relevant to the kids and parents on the team and the ones on the opposing team. Maybe the coach too. That's really about it and that's how it should be.
lyons are u13 next year, although most of the starters for Galaxy will probably be the Lyon players.
relevant is the correct spelling and it is also correct that all these teams are only relevant to the kids and parents involved.
Considering my kid has played for, plays for, may play for, has played, plays, or may play one or more of the youth soccer teams, then all of these teams are significant to me.
Exactly. Those are the ones relevant to you. The parents involved with other teams or soon to be in on find those teams significant to discuss. It is not realy rocket science.Any one that brags about any kid soccer team is in for a thrashing on principal that bragging is intolerable.
Bragging and tantrums are both best ignored. Neither is any fun at all if the audience isn't interested.
June 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM Enjoyed your predictions for Region 1, you are clearly knowledgeable about the teams. But your predicted final is impossible. The semis will be A/D and B/C, so the matchup of South Shore (MA) and Rush Blue (NJ) would be a semifinal matchup. Here are my predictions:Semis:Group A HMMS (PAE) vs. Group D Rush Blue (NJ)Group B Pipeline (MD) vs. Group C North United (PAW)Finals:Rush Blue (NJ) vs. Pipeline (MD)Champion: Rush Blue (NJ)I think there are 5 teams that have a real shot at winning it all, the four I have in the semis plus South Shore (MA). It's going to be a really fun and competitive tournament, expecting lots of great games. The amazing team speed at Rush Blue gives them an overall edge IMO
10:52 - Good catch on the bracket details. I still go with South Shore over HMMS with SDFC as a potential spoiler. Rush over South Shore or SDFC. North United over Pipeline. Rush likely prevails over North United unless North United scores early. Rush and North United have a similar attack with very similar primary threats, but I think North United is more composed.
And they all have the big 02 girls. Good luck next year in u15. Size won't matter anymore...
PDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:ALL 03S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM1 FC BUCKS1 PENN FUSION1 CLARKSTOWN1 UNKNOWN7 LYON---------WHAT ECNL TEAM CAN COMPARE IN 03 AGE?
i thought it was against PDA rule code 15.2.1.(A)(iii) that you are not permitted to post up here. Who else would know that exact composition of the new squad? which kid from Penn? which kid from Clarkstown?Who can compete at this age? how about any of the teams that have beaten Galaxy before and will do so again. you're not attractive on your high horse.
You overlooked rule 15.2.1(B)(x), which permits exceptions when the post benefits PDA or otherwise demonstrates how wide a net PDA is willing to cast in order to assemble a competitive team.
PDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:7 03'S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM1 O4 FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM1 FC BUCKS1 PENN FUSION1 CLARKSTOWN1 MIDDLETOWN7 LYON
See, rule 15.2.1(B)(x) is in effect.
@11:11 your list is incompletePDA GALAXY 03 TEAM:1 Staten Island United - and she is quick7 03'S FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM1 O4 FROM PREVIOUS GALAXY TEAM1 FC BUCKS1 PENN FUSION1 CLARKSTOWN1 MIDDLETOWN7 LYON
USYS Championships Update:Region I - Preliminary Games start July 1stRegion II - Semifinals June 28thOmaha FC Elite (NE) v Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) v KHA 02 Red (KY)Region III - Quarterfinals June 28thSolar Chelsea (TX-N) v MS Rush Premier (MS)Tennessee SC Showcase (TN) v Davie United Sharks Blue (FL)Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN) v BUSA Elite (AL) Sting Gutierrez (TX-N) v Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)Region IV - Final1 - So Cal Blues0 – SD Surf Academy
Pennsylvania but not penn fusion. The only affiliate of PF (trained not joined) is on Lyon.
Deep bench at Galaxy. Whats the typical play time for not starters?
It's being run as a pool. All 30 spots will be used. Everyone will play, every week, albeit sometimes on the NPLs (which have short rosters). Smart move, given the chaos of the age change.
Galaxy is using all available spots? They usually have 1-2 open for late pickups or transfers.
3:14 a wise move on both parts. Featuring of a few at the expense of the balance of solid players.
USYS Region II Semifinal Results:0 - Omaha FC Elite (NE)1 - Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)4 - Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S)0 - KHA 02 Red (KY)
Most will be filled in the fall, but a few not until spring.PF doesn't develop a few. The DOC misuses his position on natl training to get players from and promote them to natl camp. Seems like he is being eased out. They aren't much different than the solid players. Doesn't anyone notice what's wrong with this picture? All these natl camp types but middle of the bracket performance as teams.
You are right 12:56 and I think some people are finally starting to see what's really going on at that club .
12:56 - Let me guess, so called national camp types aren't necessarily the best in the nation.
USYS Region III Quarterfinal Results:4 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)0 - MS Rush 03 Premier (MS)0 - Tennessee SC 2021 Showcase (TN)1 - Davie United Sharks 02/03 Blue (FL)3 - Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)1 - BUSA 03 Elite (AL)2 - Sting Gutierrez (TX-N)3 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)
SDFC earned an RCL invite because the most of the GU12 State Cup Champions chose not to participate. There are 15 states in R1. RCL needed to pull in finalists, semi-finalists, etc to create a flight. There only 6 teams participating. Congrats on your invite but let's call it what it is.
11:01 - What are you talking about? The Region 1 Championships that are part of the National Championship Series; the Region 1 Champions League (RCL), which is now the Eastern Regional League; the U12 SDFC team; or the U13 SDFC team?I'll help you out while you go get another cold one.The U13 SDFC team earned a berth in the U13 Region 1 Championship tournament by being one of four semifinalists in the U13 Region 1 Champions League. SDFC is filling the RCL position in the tournament because the other three semifinalists each earned a tournament berth through their respective state cup tournaments (South Shore took a MA wildcard berth by finishing second in MA state cup).
Region II Final0 - Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL)3 - Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S)
@11:01. Many states do not conduct 11v11 state cup at U12. Check out the 8v8 U12 schedule and you will find a full slate of teams. Go back to the U12 blog until the championships are over.
Region III Semifinal:4 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)0 - Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)0 - Davie United Sharks 02/03 Blue (FL)4 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)An all Solar Chelsea final tomorrow, June 30th.
Good luck to everyone heading to WV, including FKA Renegades, SDFC, Levittown, HMMS, Kirkwood, and Pipeline.
Looks like a pretty strong group of teams from the northeast headed to npl finals.Nj rush, pda south (nova?), New York sc, gps ma
Looks like the Renegades will be racking up plenty of frequent flier miles and hotel rewards points (not to mention GS points). Too bad there are no WaWas in WV, CO, or TX.
Who cares glad they are representing NJ! Same goes for Nova and SDFC.
Region III Final:1 - Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N)3 - Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)
PDA is the first girls' academy. They will partner with Sky Blue. Age groupings start with u14/u15. No word if the birth dates will follow the boys' academy ie u14 will 2003s again in 2017
Here is the age/birth year description, From the online application at USSOCCER.COM1. Yes, our club acknowledges that we are applying to the Girls' Development Academy at all 3 age groups: U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19. The birth years listed below are for the age-eligible players for each age group during the 2017-2018 season.U-18/19= 2000/1999 U-16/17= 2002/2001U-14/15= 2004/2003
More info from application:Rules of Competition• Game lengths: U-18/19 – 2x45 (15 min HT); U-16/17 and U-14/15 – 2x40 (15 min HT)• Game order: U-18/19, U-16/17, U-14/15 with 30 min of warmup between games• Game-day roster: 18 players and 5 technical staff members permitted on the bench and inthe technical area• All eligible players, coaches, or staff members must be fully registered and appear as an approved member on the club’s game day roster. The game day rosters are created digitally through the Academy registration software, which will be used to check in players and staff for permission to be in the club’s technical area • Substitution rules: no re-entry; seven substitutions across three “opportunities” for U-14/15; five substitutions across three “opportunities” for U-16/17 and U-18/19• Double-fixture weekends may be played provided 18 hours of rest is scheduled between kickoffs; games may not start prior to 9am local time• The home team is responsible for setting up the venue for each game, including Powerade hydration• There is a postseason component for the U-18/19 and U-16/17 age groups. Participants are determined by overall points per game earned during the regular season. There is no postseason for the U-14/15 age groupTravel • The Academy season will include national travel at all three age groups and above duringthe Academy seasonPermissible Outside Competition • Academy teams will be permitted to participate in elite events and international travel that follow the Academy technical framework, per approval of Academy staff. Academy team and player participation in competitions, e.g. State Cup, is not permitted. Clubs will submitrequests to the Academy office prior to competition Player Participation in Unapproved Competitions • Committed full-time players will not participate on any teams other than their Academyteams during the Academy season. • Participation on other non-Academy club teams, other non-Academy age groups within the club, ODP, or any other teams is not permitted• The only exceptions are National Team duty, Training Centers, and Zone 3 pathway opportunities (NWSL Reserves, WPSL, U23, U20), all of which must be approved by U.S. Soccer
Region 1, Day 1:1 - Ginga FC (CT)2 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)2 - Pipeline (MD)1 - Far Post Premier (VT)3 - North United Rush (PA-W)0 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)10 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)0 - Nordic Premier (VT) (SWC)4 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)0 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)1 - SDFC Rage (NJ)3 - South Shore Select (MA)3 - NJ Rush 02 Blue1 - WVFC 2002 (WV)14 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)1 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)
No surprises day one at regionals. Perhaps NJ/WV was a little closer score than expected. Games today:Group A South Shore (MA) vs. HMMS (PAE) the winner here will almost certainly take the group- although recent history suggests it will end in a tie.Levittown (NYE) vs. SDFC (NJ) is an interesting game. It is mostly likely for 3rd place. I would have thought SDFC was better but they have been slumping lately- thinking Levittown now.Group BPipeline (MD) vs. FC Coastal (MA) again looks like the winner will take the group. Both had tight games against weaker teams yesterday. Still like Pipeline but should be a great game.Group CKirkwood (DE) vs. Western NY Flash (NYW) Kirkwood gave North United a game while Flash crushed a very weak VT team. I think these teams are very equal, a tie here would not surprise me.Group DWVFC (WV) vs. DC Stoddert (VA)While WVFC stayed within 2 goals of NJ Rush DC Stoddert destroyed the weakest team in the field. How good is WVFC? This game will reveal more...
Day 2 Results from Region 1:0 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)1 - South Shore Select (MA)3 - Ginga FC (CT)1 - Far Post Premier (VT)8 - North United Rush (PA-W)0 - Nordic Premier (VT)0 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)3 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)1 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)5 - SDFC Rage (NJ)0 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)1 - Pipeline (MD)6 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)0 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)1 - WVFC 2002 (WV)2 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)
First semifinal from Region 1 is set. FC Coastal (MA) wins a 3 way tiebreaker over Pipeline (MD) and Ginga CT). Pipeline had trouble scoring in this tournament and lost 1-0 to Ginga this morning. FC Coastal will face North United (PAW) who cruised to 3 wins by a 17-0 margin. Yes, their "star" player has been great but all their forwards and mids can score. It's been a team effort. Should be a good matchup.
Complete Day 3 results from Region 1:0 - SDFC Rage (NJ)4 - HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E)0 - Pipeline (MD)1 - Ginga FC (CT)0 - WNY Flash Academy (NY-W)6 - North United Rush (PA-W)0 - Nordic Premier (VT)1 - Kirkwood Academy 02/03 (DE)2 - South Shore Select (MA)0 - Levittown Wildcats (NY-E)1 - Far Post Premier (VT)4 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)0 - DC Stoddert Metros (VA)3 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)0 - Velocity Premier SC Boynton (ME)8 - WVFC 2002 (WV)The semifinals match up as follows:South Shore Select (MA) v NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA) v North United Rush (PA-W)Could be an all Mass final, but more likely a Rush Blue/North United rematch. Rush Blue defeated South Shore 2-1 last August at Spirit. To avoid the same fate, South Shore needs to find more offense.The final may actually have already been played in Group A. The soccer gods did not look kindly on HMMS. HMMS outscored the group while only giving up one goal. However, that lone goal was in a 1-0 loss to South Shore. HMMS appears to have been in a rut lately and is falling fast in GS rankings. As reported above, Group B was somewhat surprising with Pipeline not coming through. No surprises in Groups C and D with Rush Blue and North Union. Although, Rush Blue seems to have done a better job than usual of spreading the scoring around.
Region 1 final is set:NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ) vs. North United Rush (PAW)This seems to be the final a lot of people were predicting. NJ Rush just completely dominated South Shore (MA) on the way to a 6-0 win, not sure if South Shore managed a single shot on goal. Did not see that score coming. North United defeated FCUSA Coastal 3-1. They scored early and pretty much controlled the game.Winner? Got to think NJ will take this one. Although both teams have been in excellent form in this tournament I still think the overall team speed gives NJ an edge. But I don't think a 6-0 score is likely in this one.
Region 1 semifinal results:0 - South Shore Select (MA)6 - NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)This margin of victory is a big surprise.1 - FCUSA Coastal Impact (MA)3 - North United Rush (PA-W)Not an unexpected result.Rush Blue v. North Union in the final, a rematch from a just a few weeks ago at DELCO when Blue topped Union in PKs.
Not much of a rematch today. Rush Blue over North United by 3-0. Region 1 Champion. Rush Blue is on a roll going into its nationwide tour this month.
Current status of U13 teams qualifying for U15 National League 2016-2017 season:South Shore Select Elite (MA) HMMS Impact Eagle FC (PA-E) CFJ South Premier (IL) CUP Gold (OH-S) [OPEN] Tennessee SC (TN) Solar Chelsea 03 (TX-N) RL 2015-16 FWRL Representative TBD RL 2015-16 FWRL Representative TBD NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ) CUP Gold (OH-S) Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N) So Cal Blues 02 Baker (CA-S) OPEN At-Large SelectionOPEN At-Large Selection OPEN At-Large Selection OPEN At-Large SelectionApplications to secure earned positions and to be considered for open positions are due today. It will be interesting to see the at large selections.
Wow so PDA AND MatchFit with GDAs?? Interesting ...
yes - obviously the GDA is just who you know if MF got it
Shout out to MD's SAC Premier Blue representing Region I this weekend in the USYS National Presidents Cup championship in Tulsa. The Presidents Cup offers teams from smaller clubs or less intense programs the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.
Good luck SAC Premier Blue!!!!
GO NYSC G02!!!
FKA Renegades faced tougher competition in EDP and RCL than what they are facing in the NPL finals. Not much more than scrimmages so far.
You mean NJ Rush 02? Yes, they are a very good team, but they will have a tough game if they play NYSC in the final (if they both advance). My daughter is an 02, but played with the 01 team this past year, the combined NYSC 02 team will be very formidable come November!
FKA Renegades (aka Rush Blue) v NYSC in the NPL final today.
742 wrong info just like most of the posters on here. They are combination of NJ Rush Hamilton and NJ Rush Blue(FKA Renegades). Congrats Rush and way to represent NJ!
Congrats to Rush!!
Yes, congrats, better team won! NYSC nothing to be ashamed about, great run, great season, bright future for both teams!
Bright future at u15. Time to move up there, season is over.
You got beat by 8 points? Wow
Nj Rush was certainly the better team. These teams aren't 8 goals apart though. Bad day for NYSC.I'm guessing the moron starting trouble is the same fat bastard from PDA who was whining like a little bitch when NYSC was putting the screws to his daughters team.😂😂😂
They are not called points moron, they are called goals, and yes we got clobbered, live and learn, no??
So was the npl rush team that went part rush blue and part rush grey? I was under the impression it was rush blue. Great to see them pound nysc. And true the edp competition has 6-10 solid clubs across the divisions. Great to see nj team crushing the national comp. Why no claifornia teams?
my buddy was at the game, and he told me that a Rush parent spilled the beans, this was an all-star Rush team, with multiple girls from other teams, and although that is allowed, there were zero girls form other teams on the NYSC team, just saying. They got beat, and I accept that, but let’s not make them out to be FC Barcelona FC : ?
NJ Rush's NPL Team is and has been all season part rush blue, part rush grey a combined team to represent NJ Rush together in NPL.
2:56 sounds like a former Rush players parent / current PDA. 4:24 correct a very solid group but some very strong players opted out.Just curious if anyone who was present can comment on the competition, looking at the scores it seemed like a few teams were mediocre at best.
Can you provide a breakdown on numbers blue/grey?
I CAN PROVIDE A BREAKDOWN...THE FIX IS IN, REPUBLICAN POLITICS AT PLAY, GO HILLARY, GO POKEMON-GO, GO METS!
No way. Was that really the score? Can you post the link please. Where there good other good teams?
Hmmm...sounds like maybe the coach was getting everyone in the game once it was out of reach. The NYSC team has beaten Albertson, clarkstown, STA, NJ crush, ISA, Northern Steel, PDA nova and others in the last few months and didn't give up 8 goals in total.
Catch a plane home and get back to work. No scholarships in this teams future.And they have to play kids their own age next year.
Let's face it, NPL finals are really not a National Final. Strong teams from Region 1 may play, but not really anywhere else. 16 of the 20 semi finalists from U13g to U17g were region 1 and 9 of 10 finalists were region 1. FC Copa U13g finished 3rd out of 4 in there NPL division and they were invited to the finals, not sure how that happened. The teams representing TX and So Cal that PDA beat didn't even compete in their state's USYS National Championship state cup, they were in the TX and So Cal Presidents cup and didn't even do well there. Aside from Rush in U13g, the only other quality teams were Mass and Arizona, all the other teams were weak.
NYSC lost 5-2 to crush in league play and then beat them 3-1 in the semis. They have great and fast midfield, but their D can be a little soft when you press high. It sucks that rush puts together a select team and decides to play in the same age group. Girls deserve a challenge if they have to travel that far.
You are talking about the NPL finals which is currently a 2nd tier league below USYS and most likely a 3rd tier league once DA is up and running. Congrats to both teams for making it to the finals but what I don't get is why didn't US Club make it regional first then national having 3 out of 4 teams come out of NJ/NY is a waste of travel for parents in my opinion. USYS National Championship will be much better in competition as 2 of the final four at USYS Nationals are two Pre-ECNL teams coming from very strong ECNL clubs (So Cal Blues and Solar Chelsea). If you are true to the current landscape system you would know that at this age U13 US Club's NPL league is currently below USYS system at this age group and changes as they hit U14-U18 then ECNL ends up trumping both until DA gets on going.
Nysc is the 34th ranked team in region 1 ysr 19th on npl inflated got soccer. Lets slow down the hype machine. Lets wait til they can play rush npl within a couple of goals to put them in the champions league. I have seen their teams play. Mediocre at best.
10:19, I disagree, therefore your opinion has as much value as mine, none.
But stats and rankings arent opinions. I think they say all that they need to about nysc.
NYSC team was mostly 03's they will strive next year even more next year.
Wow, do parents really think it's a good thing to spend vacation time and $ to chase trophies? Playing weak competition does nothing to make your child a better player. But winning a meaningless trophy does allow you to brag on Facebook or your social media of choice.Did this Rush team really drop long time players to add a few ringers for the tournament? That's a classy move if that's what they did. And for what it's worth, I've seen that team play once or twice over the years. Typical fast/physical kick and chase. Not good soccer.
942 is on point USYS Region/Nationals at U13 age group is #1 venue and competition. 1245 Don't be jealous its for the players/parents experience to go away like that, don't be jealous. Also Nobody should be complaining what RUSH did combining two teams PDA North NPL older teams in past has be known to do the same thing and bring in ECNL players to NPL events.
12:38, yes its true, the 02 team was mostly 03’s, and some of the girls are on the small side, but they are skilled players, and understand soccer much better than most their age, I was following the team because my daughter will be on the age-adjusted 02 team. She played with the 01 team this past season, and she has size, and skill, and all those fast and rough Rush girls who think they are going up the gut on us this fall, have another thing coming. Go NYSC!
NPL. This is hilarious. What a joke. I bet there were a lot of college coaches there. Lmao.
Stupid-ass, AKA 1:50, this was a u13 event, why would there be any college coaches there??
150 exactly stupid comment from a person that has no clue!
The NJ Rush team (Blue and Grey) allowed all players to play in NPL play then narrowed the team down to a roster of 18. On paper, the Blue team coach was the head coach with the Grey team being the assistant coach though they did the whole thing together like gentlemen. They did not "cut" any players. If you knew the two coaches, neither would do that. In fact, no player has ever been cut by the Blue team, a fact that is often under appreciated. They have developed all of their players over the years instead of acquiring new ones. The two coaches asked who would be willing to travel and spend the money to represent the NJ Rush club. Each team only had 9 girls who wished to be considered due to vacations and other events. It was easy 9 and 9 made 18. No hard feelings by anyone on either team. And as mentioned in a previous post, each player on both team played in the NPL league. It wasn't done to put a super team together, it was done to provide opportunity to those players who wanted it. The NJ Rush teams don't have the access that is granted to PDA who are allowed to have multiple teams in NPL. They were only granted one license so they combined to give everyone an opportunity. Not all the best players were selected to go. Those who went were the ones that wanted to go or whose parents could afford it and take the time off.What is funny is that if you knew the history of the two teams you would know that they have battled in the last 8 months for two State Cup Championships (NJYS and US Club) and the EDP Open Cup. They generally didn't care for each other. It wasn't easy for the coaches to get that team to gel but they did. Kudos to the coaches for getting the girls to come together.
Good recap bro, and congrats to Rush!
Prediction on the National Cup XV Finals?
Let me guess , Rush will play in this too. If Nysc plays , they will get beat 15 to 0 and Blair the coach for playing all the girls who travel there.
Nope. Rush next plays on Tuesday, 7/26 at 9:30 am Central Time against So Cal Blues in the USYSA National Championship. Game will be broadcast via live streaming through USYSA website. Prediction: So Cal wins 3-1.
Good luck to NJ Rush at Nationals. A very deserving Region 1 champion and without question one of the best teams we have ever played. A North United Rush (PAW) parent.
9:44, I know there is a movement to ban the (R) word, but for you, I think we should keep it...
1:35 AM - Seem to very informative on the NPL Rush team so who get's NPL Finals GS points Blue or Grey since the team was a combination.
North united parent. Looking at your season great job. You lost to 3 teams this spring I think. Congrats. What are your thoughts on the three teams that beat you guys? And what teams were really good that you guys beat?
PDA Shore Wave is going all the way in the National Cup XV Finals!!!
PDA shore wave might just go all the way. That shows you how weak the national cup is.
US Club "National" Cup is indeed very weak, especially if compared to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. Few states even have a state cup tournament, and in a few of the stronger states that do- the state cup champ goes straight to nationals without playing in a regional! Just about anyone that applies (!) can get in a regional tournament, and there are 5 regions unlike the 4 in US Youth Soccer. Some of the regionals this year looked like 4th or 5th tier groups in a good tournament like Jefferson Cup. My estimate is that winning USCS National is about like winning State Cup in a good US Youth Soccer state...
Anyone going to Odp tryouts?
ODP is all about $$$$.
Anyone know what's going on with Rush? 5-0 and 4-0 losses. Didn't expect to see those kind of scores.
They usually post their scores right after games.
Here's a link to their first game. Watch it, decide for yourself, and report back. http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/
Does it matter anymore as in 3 days Aug 1st every moves to there new teams. Kinda of stupid for USYS to put a finals location in TX in the middle of the summer. Plus it just shows GS points do not mean much as many teams out west and south are very strong but don't have GS weight heavy leagues.
I watched a little of the game vs SoCal and rush looked pretty good. Blues were just too athletic for them. If rush went with NPL team games would be much closer. Good luck vs cup gold, should be a good game.
To add some perspective, most of the SoCal girls will be 9th graders this year, while most of the Rush girls will be 8th graders. SoCal just too big, too fast, and too physical for Rush.
So why is rush going u15 if most of the girls are 2003/8th graders? Plus you guys are a combined team, havnt heard these excuses in the past. If you are going to live on this blog and talk about your wins, take your loses like a man and admit they are a much better team.
Why is Rush going U15, and not U14? I believe because there is a strong bond of loyalty there, and for the most part the players are not team jumpers. Because there are 02s on the team, in order for the team to stay together they must play U15. A recent SoccerWire article sums it up as:"Many of the players agree that a prime reason for the team’s success has been the close relationships and bonds they’ve forged over the past four years."http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/nj-rush-02-blue-girls-gunning-for-us-youth-soccer-national-title/
950 Nice of you to defend your group but didn't the recent merger between SJEB/RUSH negate that whole concept for all there older teams. Thus the reason why PDA will continue to be tops in NJ that every club has been chasing for years by doing mergers affiliations, sharing players etc.
I would be surprised to see too much change in NJ Rush Blue as it becomes a SJEB Rush team. If it wants to play in the National League as a 2002 U15 team, it will need to maintain a minimum of 9 players who were rostered within Rush in 2015-2016. There may be changes around the edges, but the core will remain the same, and a good part of that core goes way back to the Washington Twp. days.
Another beat down today. Great way to end the season... And time to move to u15 where the going will get really tough.
237 Seriously give the team/players credit for what they have accomplished instead of trying to knock them down.
So now that fall is getting closer, what are the 2002's that will be in 8th grade doing. My daughters club may have a few practices, but no games. Pretty sure middle school soccer will not be competitive enough to fill the gap, but don't know what options to pursue...
339, all about you, not the team. Tired of your bragging and then excuses. Move on to u15 now please.
@237, 339-What a nut. I'm assuming your kid's team didn't come anywhere close to any championship (state, regional, NPL, USYS, etc). You sound like a baby, poor sport. Like the other poster said, give credit to teams that do well. Maybe one day, you will have the pleasure of getting to that level. If not, so what.
908 (nut) not 339.
945 is that all you can say move on, like someone said give credit to what they accomplish no other team in NJ has done what they have done. If you don't move on from your own Jealousy it will only get worst as your own daughter gets older knowing she has not accomplish what some of these girls have done and most likely continue to do in the future. So move yourself!
Please stop saying anything about the rush teams. Maybe they will go away.
Maybe rush overplayed the kids. 3 big tournaments in one month? Seems a bit idiotic. For what? Yay they were u13 r1 champs. Put that on your resume when applying to tcnj.
Three weeks to go until Spirit for those U13s converting to U15s and big girl ball. Time to change boards.
157 Seriously why start up again get over it, if you are moving on to U15 why are you still on this U13 Blog go bother the U14's till then.
Rush got smoked because they had to play with their own roster. Couldn't "blend" with other NJ Rush for the last go round. The too big, too tall, too fast, too old excuse in total BS. You played your designated age group. Had a good season but one would have expected a whole lot more from a team so highly ranked. Good luck playing up at 2002. Me thinks they might be big, tall, fast and old there as well.
I think they have gone away. Thanks god.
@522...weird. Just plain weird (and probably a bit jealous). Let your own kid strive for the best--and you should stay out of her way. Do you even have a daughter playing soccer? Or is this just your sadness shining through from your youth days? Not a Rush Blue parent BTW.
Anyone else watching the National Championship game and think that all So Cal Blues do is hit the ball up the field as hard as possible when their defenders touch it? They even have their defender take goal kicks.... Doesn't help that the coach coaches barefoot!
Yea, can't stop watching it. Your daughter is amazing and so is rush, they should have won.
Why doesnt someone from RUSH just explain what happened - why they were able to win games at R1 tournament by a combined 21-1 - then lost by a combined 1-13 at Nationals?What is the story? It cant just be about the strength of the opposition.
We had to play with our own team, the girls were so sick of playing in 100 games this season for the parents, they just gave up. They wanted their childhood back and just wanted to enjoy the summer like all the other kids. And to make things worst, none of us have any money or time for vacation.
Will any of the rush teams play at stars agin this year?
Stars accepted list is out and 2003 is a huge group and very solid. 2002 is weak and not many teams. This will be a trend this year, we should all be happy that we have 03 girls. Probably why teams like Maximus and rush aren't playing this year.
Most clubs don't even a 2002 team playing in the fall until Nov.
1:30 you're an idiot.
9:12 - If you are going to call someone an idiot, demonstrate the intellectual capacity to explain why you think they are an idiot.
What did I say? I just talked about stars and why two clubs aren't going this year because the tournamnet is weak at 2002 age.911 - thanks for sticking up for me.
Can anyone guess on the teams in top bracket at stars.Will they have two top brackets and finals be against each other?Hard to say what teams are going to be good at 2003 - team make ups are all different this year.
Looks Like Cedar Stars will be in the next round of Girls DA + a awesome facility. http://tworivertimes.com/soccer-academy-coming-to-tinton-falls/
Late correction but only 6 girls from Lyon on Galaxy, not 7. Heard one dropped out.
That is a very low number. Assume there are a bunch of outsiders.
Will this board be 03?
Yes. It will be the new Lyons board
Isn't Lyon 04?
Yes, but more than half the team is now 03...Good luck
Watch out for south shore select at stars. Sdfc yellow may have stayed solid at 2003 too.I think most of the ecnl teams lost most of their top players to the 2002 age group - to hard to tell yet.This is also why Maximus and rush are not playing this year - they moved to 2002.
Anyone know what the cost of NJ ODP is if you make the state team? Can't seem to find it anywhere.
Prob 1500 plus to play with very average soccer players. If you do everything.
ODP may not be the best of the best or the least expensive option for what it provides BUT it is a nice line on the soccer player's resume. And, for those that do not play ECNL or NPL or may be a late bloomer, etc... It can be an avenue to become recognized by some people that matter in the youth soccer world....And, if it does none of those things for your child, it is another way for your child to learn some life skills, see different types of leadership. Meet new people. Learn how to cope with a new environment. Deal with success and/or failure. So, for all of those bashing it for not being the best thing ever or what it used to be, that isn't always the point.
"....to [play with very average soccer players"Better players than when playing with your club.Different styles and personalities, often, as well.If you want to cheap out, so be it, 10:50
Ha. Almost every kid on her team made state and multiple region oners. All of them have quit odp. Much better players than odp kick and run. Maybe faster kids at odp but that does nothing to improve a kids decision process.
Hey, you had a bad experience. Likely less minutes than you likedWe get it
For ODP you can take a look at the scheduled sessions (available through Team App) and at fees for last year for 2003:winter training (5 sessions) - 250friendlies - 150spring state fee (9 sessions + tryouts + team selection) - 850mini camp - 150region 1 camp - 690I know of a bunch of kids that didnt like it (and made ID2 camp through PDP) and a bunch of kids that liked it, and made the Region 1 team. If you havent done it, go for tryouts and the winter training - it will give you a flavor of what its like before you have to spend the $850 or more. Winter training is done outside, and frequently cancelled. If you dont make the training/friendlies - you probably wont make the state team selection.
Still no brackets from stars? Probably very hard with all the new teams, will be difficult to get it right.
Stars of Mass info...Schedules: August 22nd, 2016
It says on webpage that brackets would be released 8-12, schedules 8-22
Correct and nothing posted. Probably will be all ecnl in top bracket. But many of them are very weak, but who knows about the others too.
1:17 couldn't drag her there she thought the kids sucked. Juice was not worth the squeeze. She plays with NT kids, region 1 kids, id2 kids, at a lot at other venues from age groups 00,01,02, 03. There is only so much outside the club you can do and it paled in comparison to other opportunites of which many exist.
None of the ECNL teams will be weak.
We don't hear much about Delaware soccer on the Blog, but there is a new organization in the Diamond State under the banner Delaware FC (DEFC). DEFC is a joint venture between Delaware Rush, Delaware Union, and Kirkwood. DEFC states that it was created "as an avenue for elite boys and girls in the area to compete at the highest level possible in the short-term, with the long-term goal of applying for “Zone 1” Development Academy status in future years." So far, it appears to only be fielding 2003 and 2004 teams. The 2003 girls appear to be mostly former Kirkwood players with some DE Rush and others. There is a large contingent with ties to Cecil Storm and some go way back through DE Rush to the old Hockessin Galaxy. DEFC will be playing U14 EDP 1st Division East. It will be interesting to see how this team does.
So Cedar Stars got the last GDA in NJ. I wonder if players in South Jersey are willing to drive north to Tinton Falls to play for a GDA. Only three GDA to choose from in NJ.
Still no updates from stars - brackets are tough to figure out I assume.They should at least have the courtesy to update webpage.
Yes the stars have no idea how to rank these new teams. They have moved the dates out again. Let's just hope they get us something by the time the tournament starts...
Brackets are out. Basically ECNL/NENPL/EDP. At this age the EDP teams are probably better than everyone other than PDA and Stars NENPL teams. The most interesting dynamic this year will be movement of players between teams.
Everything has changed so much, no one has a clue what these new teams will look like. Even stars team lost most of their players to u15 and their u12 teams last year were just okay. South shore and sdfc are probably the strongest non ecnl teams. matchfit and WC will probably be average at best again this year. Pda may have a chance, a lot of girls stayed in this age bracket from u13 last year. Should be interesting to see the eclipse teams play. They have best, get to play teams they normally would not, all tne ecnl teams will play each other all year, boring to pay to play them again.
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Why would you want to travel to Boston over Labor Day and pay high tournament and travel fees to play the same teams you play in regular league twice a year? This is why you need to jump on a plane and travel, at least you get different teams and see how you compare outside your region. Agree, only eclipse will benefit from experience.
Great hospitality in Boston
Same teams will be playing against each other within the month in ecnl league play. This is when they should mix it up, while they still can.I agree - would be nice to see teams like PDA - play sdfc and south shore instead of the same ecnl teams they will play all year.
do the coaches get to lobby on where they will be playing. the brackets are all over the place based on "past perfoemances". many teams use this tournament as a tune-up and as a bonding experience, im sure, as it really is the first competition they get this season (unless you also do spirit united :)
Should be 4th NJ DA team coming....I heard Red Bulls are real close
And stallions and crush too.Will be just like npl and then they will pick 1 girl each year to play on natl team roster.Then 1 in every 4 years will make the natl team from our region. Odds are with them.
What about Stallions and Crush?
RED bulls girls DA? Maybe when MLS has women teams.
Had heard Red Bulls were in discussion with one of the already announced clubs. That did not happen, so nothing would surprise me.
The mess in which DA was created to take away status from ECNL is getting weirder. Now the tweet from ISA/SUSA - which I assume is just a dig at Cedar Stars. Are they planning to buy a club? They dont really have quality teams on Girls side..https://twitter.com/ISAGirlsNY/status/767101491115134977
CSA has girls teams. That tweet is directed toward Fury.
There are enough kids at the shore to form a DA. Question is how many will pay the 5K? CSA has big money behind it, so I would guess they will subsidize more than MFA and PDA.
Anything happen at Spirit this weekend?
2:18. Sure did! Games were won and games were loss. Scores are on their website.
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