2020 State Cup Predictions & Analysis

Sokrplayer75

SILVER ELITE
EVERYTHING STATE CUP
Who advances Rd 1? 8 total teams advance - division winners & 3 wild cards
Team by team breakdown?
Possible Upsets?
Dark horse(s) to make an unexpected deep run?
2020 State Cup winner?

Brackets:

A1 Legends FC G10 FC
A2 Albion SC G10 Academy
A3 Beach FC SB G10 Hoffman

B1 OC Surf G10 Nogueira
B2 CDA FC Slammers - Cerritos G10 Cruz
B3 LAGSD G10 Pre Academy - Medina

C1 So Cal Blues G10 Rennie-Mulligan
C2 SD Surf Academy Girls Select 2010
C3 LA Breakers G10
C4 Ole Red

D1 Eagles Soccer Club - G2010
D2 CDA FC Slammers - HB G10 Crowley
D3 HAWKS G2010 Academy
D4 Slammers FC G2010 PA

E1 San Diego SC G2010 Academy Navy
E2 MSA FC - Girls 2010
E3 Rebels Soccer Club - G10 Elite
E4 Sand and Surf SC - Girls 2010 Elite


 

Sockers858

SILVER ELITE
EVERYTHING STATE CUP
Who advances Rd 1? 8 total teams advance - division winners & 3 wild cards
Team by team breakdown?
Possible Upsets?
Dark horse(s) to make an unexpected deep run?
2020 State Cup winner?

Brackets:

A1 Legends FC G10 FC
A2 Albion SC G10 Academy
A3 Beach FC SB G10 Hoffman

B1 OC Surf G10 Nogueira
B2 CDA FC Slammers - Cerritos G10 Cruz
B3 LAGSD G10 Pre Academy - Medina

C1 So Cal Blues G10 Rennie-Mulligan
C2 SD Surf Academy Girls Select 2010
C3 LA Breakers G10
C4 Ole Red

D1 Eagles Soccer Club - G2010
D2 CDA FC Slammers - HB G10 Crowley
D3 HAWKS G2010 Academy
D4 Slammers FC G2010 PA

E1 San Diego SC G2010 Academy Navy
E2 MSA FC - Girls 2010
E3 Rebels Soccer Club - G10 Elite
E4 Sand and Surf SC - Girls 2010 Elite



Once schedule, venues and advancement are released tomorrow. I’m sure we all will take stab. Good luck to all your DD.
 

dad4

SILVER ELITE
Predictions:

Blues, Eagles, SDSC win their brackets 3-0.
Slammers over OC Surf.
Albion/Lengends = unknown. Legends look a little stronger, but have too few posted scores to rate them.

Blues and SDSC top two seeds.
Blues over SDSC in final.

( Method: I looked at each team's record against other top teams. YSR system, but exclude weak opponents. Blues are slightly stronger than SDSC for recent tough opponents.)
 

Goforgoal

SILVER ELITE
Ok here goes ...

Group winners:

A - Legends
B - OC Surf
C - Blues
D - Eagles
E - SDSC

Wildcards:

1 - Ole
2 - Slammers PA
3 - ?????

Comment - Wildcards can be tough, especially with two 3 team groups. Groups A and B are at a distinct disadvantage to win a wildcard spot as they have one less game to earn points from. The 3rd wildcard will likely end up being whatever team manages to earn at least 4 points, and will likely come from Group E.

Also, Ole winning the 1st WC spot assumes Luis' kid will be playing with the team. There seems to be some change going on there so we'll have to see. If Luis' kid is not there then SD Surf may win this WC spot.

Quarters:

Legends over ?????
Slammers PA over OC Surf
Blues over Ole
Eagles over SDSC

Comment - While I would assume SDSC will have all their current kids at State Cup, I can see the recent turmoil with the team affecting their result against a tough team like Eagles. Maybe it will be the coaching, or maybe it will be the kids not feeling totally into it, but something might give. SDSC has knocked Eagles out of tournaments a few times, including last year's State Cup, so I'd expect Eagles to look for redemption. We shall see.

Semis:

Legends over Slammers PA
Blues over Eagles

Finals:

Blues over Legends
 

Sokrplayer75

SILVER ELITE
Ok here goes ...

Group winners:

A - Legends
B - OC Surf
C - Blues
D - Eagles
E - SDSC

Wildcards:

1 - Ole
2 - Slammers PA
3 - ?????

Comment - Wildcards can be tough, especially with two 3 team groups. Groups A and B are at a distinct disadvantage to win a wildcard spot as they have one less game to earn points from. The 3rd wildcard will likely end up being whatever team manages to earn at least 4 points, and will likely come from Group E.

Also, Ole winning the 1st WC spot assumes Luis' kid will be playing with the team. There seems to be some change going on there so we'll have to see. If Luis' kid is not there then SD Surf may win this WC spot.

Quarters:

Legends over ?????
Slammers PA over OC Surf
Blues over Ole
Eagles over SDSC

Comment - While I would assume SDSC will have all their current kids at State Cup, I can see the recent turmoil with the team affecting their result against a tough team like Eagles. Maybe it will be the coaching, or maybe it will be the kids not feeling totally into it, but something might give. SDSC has knocked Eagles out of tournaments a few times, including last year's State Cup, so I'd expect Eagles to look for redemption. We shall see.

Semis:

Legends over Slammers PA
Blues over Eagles

Finals:

Blues over Legends
Great analysis, need to work on mine.....update soon.
 

WillJohn

SILVER
Pool winners:
A: Legends
B OC Surf
C Blues (unless Gaffer goes strategic)
D Eagles

Wildcards: Ole
Wildcards: Slammers Crowley
Wildcards: Rebels (I haven't seen MSA or Rebels so coin-toss)

Quarters:
Legends
OC Surf (unless Ole is WC2 and then I chose Ole)
Blues
SDSC/Eagles - SDSC wins a close one 2-1

Semis:
Legends over OC Surf/Ole
Blues over SDSC - another close battle that could go either way

Finals:
Blues over Legends


Brackets:

A1 Legends FC G10 FC
A2 Albion SC G10 Academy
A3 Beach FC SB G10 Hoffman

B1 OC Surf G10 Nogueira
B2 CDA FC Slammers - Cerritos G10 Cruz
B3 LAGSD G10 Pre Academy - Medina

C1 So Cal Blues G10 Rennie-Mulligan
C2 SD Surf Academy Girls Select 2010
C3 LA Breakers G10
C4 Ole Red

D1 Eagles Soccer Club - G2010
D2 CDA FC Slammers - HB G10 Crowley
D3 HAWKS G2010 Academy
D4 Slammers FC G2010 PA

E1 San Diego SC G2010 Academy Navy
E2 MSA FC - Girls 2010
E3 Rebels Soccer Club - G10 Elite
E4 Sand and Surf SC - Girls 2010 Elite


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WillJohn

SILVER
Predictions:

Blues, Eagles, SDSC win their brackets 3-0.
Slammers over OC Surf.
Albion/Lengends = unknown. Legends look a little stronger, but have too few posted scores to rate them.

Blues and SDSC top two seeds.
Blues over SDSC in final.

( Method: I looked at each team's record against other top teams. YSR system, but exclude weak opponents. Blues are slightly stronger than SDSC for recent tough opponents.)
Slammers Cruz is not going to beat OC Surf.
 

WillJohn

SILVER
Forgot Pool E winner which is SDSC.

And these is all assuming all teams have all their players from the regular season (e.g. Ole, SDSC).
 

Goforgoal

SILVER ELITE
So things have changed quite a bit with the brackets as of today, although they goofed and left out Group E, so it will assuredly change again. Looks like they're tinkering though. Be on the lookout for more changes.
 

Goforgoal

SILVER ELITE
Ok, with today's most recent update, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the current bracket structure will hold, so here's my updated preds:

A/B - Albion and Legends. I think they both win all their games (they don't face each other in the group stage) so it will probably boil down to goal differential. For the sake of picking something, I'll go with Albion 1 and Legends 2.
C - Blues
D - Eagles
E - SDSC
WC1 - Ole
WC2 - Slammers PA
WC3 - Rebels

Quarters:

Albion over Rebels
Blues over Ole
Eagles over Slammers PA
SDSC over Legends

Semis:

Eagles over Albion
Blues over SDSC

Final:

Blues over Eagles
 

Jimmy213

BRONZE
Hey everyone, It's been a while but finally back on my own 2 feet. It's sad indeed to hear of such atrocities happening in these youth games. I started reading that thread. Read the first few pages but I couldn't do any more after the news article. What a shame indeed, its things like this that can ruin youth football. So I've gotten better at this copying stuff. My daughter Lydia opened up a whole new world online that I didn't know about.

AB1Legends FC G10 FCRiverside0444-01CG10-9861 Cody Shelton
AB2Albion SC G10 AcademyChula Vista0109-10CG10-1154 Daniel Madrigal
AB3Beach FC SB G10 HoffmanTorrance0423-01CG10-4444 Steven Hoffman
AB4OC Surf G10 NogueiraSan Diego0316-01CG10-1002 Victor Nogueira
AB5CDA FC Slammers - Cerritos G10 CruzLong Beach0463-01CG10-4883 Joel Cruz
AB6LAGSD G10 Pre Academy - MedinaCarlsbad0214-15CG10-9266 Gina Medina
C1So Cal Blues G10 Rennie-MulliganRancho Santa Margarita0352-01CG10-9178 Robert Rennie
C2SD Surf Academy Girls Select 2010San Diego0216-01AG10-1198 Andrew Brookfield
C3LA Breakers G10Los Angeles0443-01CG10-9878 Jane Alukonis
C4Ole RedBurbank0499-12CG10-0024 Walter Merino
D1Eagles Soccer Club - G2010Camarillo0720-01CG10-0110 Tim Kelly
D2CDA FC Slammers - HB G10 CrowleyHuntington Beach0463-01CG10-9974 Jon Crowley
D3HAWKS G2010 AcademyTemecula0540-01CG10-1010 Justin Shives
D4Slammers FC G2010 PANewport Beach0319-01CG10-2010 Pedro Aguirre
E1San Diego SC G2010 Academy NavySan Diego0115-01CG10-6110 Kenneth Daum
E2MSA FC - Girls 2010Camarillo0759-01CG10-0042 Brianna Key
E3Rebels Soccer Club - G10 EliteSan Diego0116-01CG10-0867 Gabriel Arredondo
E4Sand and Surf SC - Girls 2010 EliteManhattan Beach0490-01CG10-9717 Samuel Fairhurst

A/B -Up-and-Comers Albion & Legends
C - The mighty SC Blues (of course)
D - The soaring Eagles
E - The valiant SDSC
WC1 - Ole with #2
WC2 - Slammers PA
WC3 - MSA (They could just be that 3rd card)

Champion The mighty Blues
 

Sokrplayer75

SILVER ELITE
Alright, let's get down to making predictions for 2020 state cup.....First of all, congrats to all the G2010 girls, they are truly impressive!

Bracket A/B:
Analysis - With group A as the only 6 team bracket, look for Legends and Albion to advance to the QF's., especially with the favorable schedule of games. OC Surf may give one a run for their money, and may be the lone upset in group A. I also see Beach Hoffman as a solid candidate for a WC spot, with them also having a favorable schedule in Bracket A. The big game for Beach will be vs Cruz Sunday. I'm sure Cruz Slammers will come out swinging as well as LAGSD Medina, but in the end the two big dogs advance and Beach earns WC #3 spot. Can Legends/Albion beat one of the top 3?

Advances----->
A/B - 1 Legends
A/B - 2 Albion
WC #3 - Beach FC - Hoffman

Bracket C:
Analysis - Top to bottom I feel group C (or possibly group D) is the deepest bracket. With Blues, SD Surf, LA Breakers (tough draw) and Ole slugging it out. I foresee Blues winning the group with 3 wins, but will be challenged by SD Surf and Ole. Looking forward to the Ole vs Surf game, that should have a lot of implications for the WC spot. Unfortunately the LA Breakers will have the toughest draw of the tournament, pulling for them to challenge the other 3 and play spoiler for WC spot. Blues advance and due to parity and tough bracket no team in bracket C gets a WC spot. Can the Blues be stopped?

Advances----->
C1 - Blues
* No wildcard spot awarded

Bracket D:
Analysis - Another solid group here. I see the Eagles winning all 3 games but will be challenged by Slammers PA. TV Hawks and Slammers HB are both solid teams that will in turn challenge Slammers PA for possible upset and losing potential WC spot. Looking forward to TV vs Slammers HB match. I also see this bracket with a lot of parity but in the end Eagles advance while Slammers PA snatches up WC #1. On a side note, I do believe the Eagles have a chance to win it all, others teams should fear them.

Advances----->
D1 - Eagles
WC #1 - Slammers PA

Bracket E:
Analysis - I see SDSC running away with this one and earning the most combined points in bracket play. We will see very competitive games between MSA, Rebels and Sand & Surf. Game of the bracket will be between MSA and Rebels, who wins? I'm siding with Rebels which will earn them a WC #2 spot. SDSC could and may be the strongest team in the tournament?

Advances----->
E - SDSC
WC #2 Rebels

Quarterfinal Match ups ------>
Legends vs Beach FC Legends.....should take care of business.
Blues vs Slammers PA Blues...……too strong, they advance.
Eagles vs Rebels Eagles...…...clear path to semis.
SDSC vs Albion SDSC...…….SDSC will be challenged but will pull it off.

Semi Finals
Legends vs Eagles Eagles...…….Very close game, Eagles squeak out a win here.
Blues vs SDSC Blues...………Been debating this for a long time, either can win but I think Blues advance.

Finals
Eagles vs Blues Eagles..……...I just have this feeling, they have matched up well with the Blues in the past.

This is all in my opinion, but I think Blues/SDSC/Eagles still hold the top 3 spots so it will come down to how these teams play. Good luck to all the teams, should be a few weeks of great soccer!
 

Goforgoal

SILVER ELITE
Well done Sokr. Safe travels to everyone this weekend and good luck to all the girls. Remember that its about the experience and the memories (and another hoodie) and not always about the results. It's about teammates, and friends and lunch between games. It's about parent friendships that are built on a common joy of watching our kids play and compete. Keep it fun and all will be well.

Good luck!
 
Just going to throw out predictions so I can see how it goes.
I think group AB is tougher than what many might think. Idk why but OC surf always challenges legends and it’s always a 1 goal game and in league OC surf was super competitive with many teams in that flight 1 bracket with many games decided by 1 goal. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s legends, surf, and Albion all the top 3.
Bracket AB:
1)legends (6 points)
2) OC Surf (6 points with win against Albion)
WC2) (Albion 6 points lose head to head with OC surf)

Bracket C)
1) blues (9points)
Ole and surf each finish with 4 points

Bracket D
1) eagles (9points)
WC1) slammers PA (6 points best goal Differential)

bracket E
1) SDSC (9points)
WC3) rebels or MSA


quarters

legends vs rebels/MSA : legends advances

Blues vs slammers pa : blues adavances

eagles vs albion: toughest game and I think Albion might pull the upset

sdsc vs OC surf: SDSC advances

Semis
legends vs Albion: close game legends Advances

blues vs SDSC: blues advances as SDSC is yet to beat blues in a competitive game this last year

Finals

legends vs blues

legends wins 4-2
 
Great analysis from all. I have nothing to add, other than I agree with all of Goforgoal’s picks from Monday, with the exception of Legends and Albion. I would flip flop them.

Question for SoftasPillows - what happened to Legends last weekend? I still have them rated highly, but that was a rough tune-up for state cup.

Good luck to all this weekend...in a couple days we’ll be down to the Elite 8.
 

Sockers858

SILVER ELITE
[QUOTE="SoftasPillows, post: 305826,

blues vs SDSC: blues advances as SDSC is yet to beat blues in a competitive game this last year

great predictions overall but SDSC Beat Blues at Blues Cup in the finals
 
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