hi everyone, The tournament season has begun, teams have officially switched to 9v9 and the competition looks much better this year.....so far. Also, CDA Cruz and legends west are no more, there will be casualties in U10 soccer. Kidding It has been extremely quiet in the 2008 forum so I’ll kick it off, here are some thoughts on the top teams this year so far, I am going down the list from youthsoccerranking.us. Blues - won legends and lost man city cup in the finals ok PKs, no one stays on top forever Slammers - where are you? (I did hear they are doing SuperCopa so that might explain it, can anyone confirm that?) Legends - have they won a final? Ever? I know they lost in the finals a lot to slammers in finals last year and have lost in legends classic and memorial tournament in....you guessed it, the final. But they are a Good team they will figure it out. South Valley Thunder and Empire - they seem decent but I don’t think they have played the top teams enough to see if they are really good side or just have one good player. Will be interesting to see what tournaments they take part in this year. La galaxy SD - they have a good goalie but can’t seem to beat the better teams, this could be the year they change that. Eagles - They did want no one could do last year in a tournament, beat the blues, kudos to you guys. CDA Macias - don’t know much about this team, I’m guessing they are newly formed, but they beat legends so they look like possible contenders. LAGSB - they always seem to upset a top team throughout the season but wil they become more consistent and really challenge teams on the regular? FRAM - they seem to be decent but they need to play more of the top teams to really know how good they are. Ok well there is my attempt at getting some conversation going, leave your comments, likes, dislikes, etc. Happy to see a much more challenging age group this year, it will make all the girls better as they approach academy/ECNL in a few years. Best of luck to everyone.