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Are these all starters? I know 2 have left who are good but not sure on the rest. Hard for any team to lose 5 starters and still be at the similar level. Did most of these kids go to top teams? For their sake, hopefully.
Quoted from: Tamarindo, March 30th, 2012 03:53 GMT
The U-16 Force will be in a good situation as SM has a speed dial full of college contacts, and just as importantly, credibility with those coaches. Force being an ECNL team, those players will receive exposure regardless of what flight they are in.
Message to the Force families: It is not about winning trophies too much anymore. It is about player development and exposure to college recruiting and you are in a great situation for that.
It don't matter as SM is magical and all the girls will be playing College soccer regardless of skill level. 5 players leaving allows other girls to step up and make the team better. Based on rumors/opinions several girls on the team are rec type players and are on the team bc SM coached them from youngsters. Isn't that what caused better players to leave. The other side is if one of the mom's was negative on Force then wouldn't team chemistry improve by her leaving? If you have lots of talent on a team don't all the players shine? Or does drama overshadow? I guess time will tell - will teams that pick up impact players but with drama improve or go down hill? will DeAnza with mixture of impact and rec players but no more darma improve or go doen hill? How many college scouts will attend games? Intersting case studies for future teams - do's and don'ts.....and have nots and who knows anymore......
"All girls will be playing college soccer regardless of skill level". An interesting statement. Last time I checked you need some SKILL to play at the college level but I could be wrong...but i'm not a college coach so maybe we should ask them if you need skill or not.
I heard De Anza was dominating the game and up 1-0 in the first half with several key players out with injuries. Fury scored their goals when subs came in... Wasn't this one of the reasons family left De Anza and went to Fury - several players on De Anza are rec players and should not be playing Club? Going to be interesting controversy......