Talking-Soccer.com  

Go Back   Talking-Soccer.com > Soccer By Region / State > Region 1 > New York

Notices

New York Discussions about New York soccer.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-18-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Nine New GDA clubs for 2018-19

http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180618-n...demy-2018-2019

SJEB and FC Albertson from the Northeast.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-18-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I can't speak to the others but Alby and Seacoast aren't anything remotely close to PDA or FC Stars or the of the other clubs that dropped out. Replacing good old with bad new isn't a recipe for quality
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I can't speak to the others but Alby and Seacoast aren't anything remotely close to PDA or FC Stars or the of the other clubs that dropped out. Replacing good old with bad new isn't a recipe for quality
Um Stars was below middle of the pack. Only one age group was competitive.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Um Stars was below middle of the pack. Only one age group was competitive.
Because their talent was split, as it was at many clubs that had both leagues. Adding ECNL basement dweller Albertson and Seacoast - a mid level NPL club on a good day - is not an improvement. Now the few remaining decent DA clubs like NYCFC will travel all over to beat up those additions or Empire and LISC. That is not improving the league but actually making it worse
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Um Stars was below middle of the pack. Only one age group was competitive.
That's funny considering 2 Stars teams finished higher than Fury...what does that make Fury?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
That's funny considering 2 Stars teams finished higher than Fury...what does that make Fury?
I think Albertson finished last or in the bottom third in every age group this year in ECNL. For sure that will be a difference maker in GDA. Not.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I think Albertson finished last or in the bottom third in every age group this year in ECNL. For sure that will be a difference maker in GDA. Not.

That's because all of their good ECNL players went DA and they backfilled their ECNL rosters with girls who, in some cases, couldn't even make NPL teams. I have zero skin in the game, my kids play elsewhere, but facts are facts. And no, I don't think they should have 2 DA teams, that's just dumb, they weren't competitive before with one.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
That's because all of their good ECNL players went DA and they backfilled their ECNL rosters with girls who, in some cases, couldn't even make NPL teams. I have zero skin in the game, my kids play elsewhere, but facts are facts. And no, I don't think they should have 2 DA teams, that's just dumb, they weren't competitive before with one.
And who do you think with fill the 2nd DA team now? Those backfill players that didn't even belong on ECNL, let alone DA
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
And who do you think with fill the 2nd DA team now? Those backfill players that didn't even belong on ECNL, let alone DA
Who "belongs" in these leagues? These leagues are for players that try out and have the money to pay. There are so many teams now in these type of league that most players with a lot of money and a little bit of talent can find a spot on one of them (maybe not on their first choice as some teams are still quite competitive but on one of them)

Certain teams may be more desirable then others but the league itself does not carry that much meaning anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-19-2018
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Who "belongs" in these leagues? These leagues are for players that try out and have the money to pay. There are so many teams now in these type of league that most players with a lot of money and a little bit of talent can find a spot on one of them (maybe not on their first choice as some teams are still quite competitive but on one of them)

Certain teams may be more desirable then others but the league itself does not carry that much meaning anymore.
Yes, everything is watered down now, but ECNL will clearly be stronger as a league in the Northeast and competition-wise across the clubs/teams. Albertson ECNL was near last in nearly all age groups in ECNL. Maybe they will actually do better in GDA, as the competition will actually be easier. So they can have a false sense of how they stack up.

The ones who are playing at a high level all know who else is at that level. It's too bad that LI is so fragmented, as it would be great if the talent actually remained consolidated instead of split across literally 4-6 teams now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.