2016-1017 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER THREAD

North Carolina and Stanford not good enough for you. It may not be "possession" to your liking, but calling it "kick and hope" in order to create offense is simply wrong. Clearing to relieve pressure is not the same as kicking it to an open space to create offense (at least consistently,though that may be the correct play in certain situations).

So they lost some games, so what. Barca lost to celta vigo recently, does that make celta better than Barca?

No, you will not get clarity in 5 months because we are talking specifically about last years team. Every team is different and they may not be able to play possession through their forwards like they did last year.

You're very smart in trying to pin SC on what they will look like this coming year, and you're probably right because in all likelihood, they will not be as good as last year. Those three forwards playing together and having chemistry is going to be hard to repeat. However, what we are discussing here is what type of game they played last year.

Were they able to play their usual game against West Virginia (or Georgetown for that matter), No. However, neither was WV or Gtown.

Talking about UCLA last year, yes they could possess nicely the first 2/3, but were awful in the final 1/3 after Jenkins went down. They have some nice pieces coming in (and I will be rooting for them, I'm an alum), but there is no guarantee they will be as good and effective as SC's trio from last year. That trio, in college soccer, was special
Huh, Pulguita who has a DD at USC posted they will play possession this year. I hope he is right, if not......he will be called on the carpet!
 
Ladies and gentlemen....I give you one of the 90%!
Seriously, you need to stick to trying to figure out Girls DA! Your kid hasn't even started the recruiting process yet. Don't jump ahead of yourself thinking she will be playing college soccer, the more Pac12 soccer. LMAO!
 
Seriously, you need to stick to trying to figure out Girls DA! Your kid hasn't even started the recruiting process yet. Don't jump ahead of yourself thinking she will be playing college soccer, the more Pac12 soccer. LMAO!
She's 12....I'm not worried about it! Let's try to stay on topic.
 

Legendary FC

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North Carolina and Stanford not good enough for you. It may not be "possession" to your liking, but calling it "kick and hope" in order to create offense is simply wrong. Clearing to relieve pressure is not the same as kicking it to an open space to create offense (at least consistently,though that may be the correct play in certain situations).

So they lost some games, so what. Barca lost to celta vigo recently, does that make celta better than Barca?

No, you will not get clarity in 5 months because we are talking specifically about last years team. Every team is different and they may not be able to play possession through their forwards like they did last year.

You're very smart in trying to pin SC on what they will look like this coming year, and you're probably right because in all likelihood, they will not be as good as last year. Those three forwards playing together and having chemistry is going to be hard to repeat. However, what we are discussing here is what type of game they played last year.

Were they able to play their usual game against West Virginia (or Georgetown for that matter), No. However, neither was WV or Gtown.

Talking about UCLA last year, yes they could possess nicely the first 2/3, but were awful in the final 1/3 after Jenkins went down. They have some nice pieces coming in (and I will be rooting for them, I'm an alum), but there is no guarantee they will be as good and effective as SC's trio from last year. That trio, in college soccer, was special
We will get clarity in 5 months as the coach will have a chance to show what style he trains. I know what style UCLA is committed to. All of the evidence for last years USC team is on film and it is not pretty. It wins domestically but what about internationally? How many times did Fleming nutmeg USC defenders in that game. I saw Mills, Freeman, Prisock and Molen all get megged in a HUGE game! I saw UCLA stick to their style of play regardless of who they played. Did you know that West Virginia was supposed to clear the snow off of the field when they played UCLA but intentionally did not? Why do you think that they did that?

This is a good discussion and knowing that you are a Bruin at least lets me know you will try to be pragmatic about it. I saw their games against Stanford and UNC and you are right Stanford did possess the ball but I was talking about USC. The game against North Carolina was both teams playing as direct as a flight from LAX to John Wayne.

I know that you think that those 3 forwards are better than what UCLA has coming in but you are quite mistaken. Have you seen the current UCLA team play? I respectfully submit that you haven't. I have and will be watching again on Tuesday and USC wasn't better last year and won't even be in the same zip code this year and you don't have to trust me ask those that saw them in Vegas.

UCLA's possession game was all over the field including the final third. I can't reveal any inside info unfortunately but they connect more passes in the 18 yard box than any team in college soccer even without Jenkins. Their problem is that the formation that they played up until the USC game was drilled and designed with a 5'10 hammer named Darian destined to be at the end of it. The coach changed tactics after they got shut out and they were never out scored again and those are the facts.

You are a Bruin and that I respect. USC won a national championship and that I respect. Their coach got his team to play a style that was good enough to win so I respect his ability to create chicken salad. He has 3 years of his recruits on campus in July. Let's see what masterpiece he creates.

Oh and I am an alum too.

GO BRUINS!
 

Legendary FC

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I disagree, USC strength was not their forwards it was their backline and GK aka defense. I watched USC play. They have the thickest girls among the Pac12 teams and yes their are some thin players/team (UCLA). Where am I going with this? The players thickness is why they were the most physical team in the NATION last year. There is a forward on USC who played on the same HS as my DD. My DD heard This USC forward gained 30 pounds at USC.
You forgot to mention that the 30 pounds was after she transferred from another D1 school. Maybe they should cut back on the power lifting and training table (or is it a feedbag?) and work on passing the ball on the ground against good teams.

I do like that forward though. Not sure why she came off the bench instead of starting.
 
You forgot to mention that the 30 pounds was after she transferred from another D1 school. Maybe they should cut back on the power lifting and training table (or is it a feedbag?) and work on passing the ball on the ground against good teams.

I do like that forward though. Not sure why she came off the bench instead of starting.
Yes, power lifting the championship trophy.
 

Legendary FC

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Lot's of history. We have been on this forum for 7 years. Not a lot of secrets between older posters. Guys like Bernie have grown on me over time. I don't always see eye to eye with him but I respect him and my dd thinks that his dd is a very good player and that is a huge compliment coming from her. NG's daughter is fun to watch and sticks out like a purple dinosaur on her current team. pulgita's dd has been one of my favorite players since the North County Boca days and YOP.

Take the long view. Think end game.
 
Lot's of history. We have been on this forum for 7 years. Not a lot of secrets between older posters. Guys like Bernie have grown on me over time. I don't always see eye to eye with him but I respect him and my dd thinks that his dd is a very good player and that is a huge compliment coming from her. NG's daughter is fun to watch and sticks out like a purple dinosaur on her current team. pulgita's dd has been one of my favorite players since the North County Boca days and YOP.

Take the long view. Think end game.
I wish I knew how some of the old forum names align with the new...
 
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