2021-22 forecast

Any forecasts on this upcoming season? Hearing rumors of teams changing leagues(DPL>Discovery and Discovery>DPL), teams combining or joining forces(arsenal>pats) and teams being dropped from ECNL(LA surf).
What do you think these changes/moves does to the soccer landscape other than make it impossible to determine the most talented in the age group?
 
Any forecasts on this upcoming season? Hearing rumors of teams changing leagues(DPL>Discovery and Discovery>DPL), teams combining or joining forces(arsenal>pats) and teams being dropped from ECNL(LA surf).
What do you think these changes/moves does to the soccer landscape other than make it impossible to determine the most talented in the age group?
La surf was never in girls ecnl, they had one year of ECRL....... but yes they have been cut........

Determining the most talented our DDs age group will be easier than ever.....whoever is first in SW ecnl...... so LAFC Slammers and SD Surf......blues, real, Legends and Beach worthy of a shoutout too.......upcoming season will be great for our 06s to all battle...........
 

Sike

SILVER
Will be interesting to see how Legends and Beach stack up against Slammers Koge, SD Surf and Blues. I know some of the Legends players moved over to an ECNL team last year...do they end up going back to Legends or has Legends been able to reload? Beach was not very strong the prior year in DA, but sounds like they got a lot stronger with the addition of some LAG players. I suspect these five will once again be at the top of the list and glad to finally see them all in the same league again.
 
According to GA website in the SW u17 division, Beach and Legends finished 6th and 8th respectively. Small sample to be sure, but I put GA clearly in front of ECRL.
It would have been cool to see the top GA teams in that div. (Royals, City and WCFC) have a chance to go up against Beach and Legends top teams (now moving to ECNL).

I’m not convinced it’s that great a talent gap from ECNL to GA.
 

Sike

SILVER
There can be exceptions for sure, but there will be a huge overall talent gap between ga and ecnl in southern california next year. The 2006 age group is a perfect example actually. West coast 06 was a solid middle of the pack team historically in ga and ecnl, and they won ga sw this year with a 12-2 record. They are a nice team with some good talent and a great coach. While they can certainly compete with the middle of the ecnl league, they would likely be beaten handily by the top few ecnl teams. Just look at some of the scores from last years da games (0-7 v surf, 0-4 v legends).

I'd say a comparison between ga and ecrl is more appropriate from a talent standpoint. Ga is very well organized and has some good leadership. I also don't think most clubs have a true pathway from their ecrl team to their ecnl team. I think if the choice for your 2006 is between ga and ecrl, just find the best coach for your daughter.
 
There can be exceptions for sure, but there will be a huge overall talent gap between ga and ecnl in southern california next year. The 2006 age group is a perfect example actually. West coast 06 was a solid middle of the pack team historically in ga and ecnl, and they won ga sw this year with a 12-2 record. They are a nice team with some good talent and a great coach. While they can certainly compete with the middle of the ecnl league, they would likely be beaten handily by the top few ecnl teams. Just look at some of the scores from last years da games (0-7 v surf, 0-4 v legends).

I'd say a comparison between ga and ecrl is more appropriate from a talent standpoint. Ga is very well organized and has some good leadership. I also don't think most clubs have a true pathway from their ecrl team to their ecnl team. I think if the choice for your 2006 is between ga and ecrl, just find the best coach for your daughter.
 
Good insight but I respectfully disagree about close talent comparison between GA and ECRL. Not across the board but in singular instance that I see.
 

Sike

SILVER
Good insight but I respectfully disagree about close talent comparison between GA and ECRL. Not across the board but in singular instance that I see.
Specific to 2006 in Southern California? It is just my opinion, but I think West Coast and Albion (San Diego) are probably better than ECNL Slammers, but probably not as good as ECNL RSC. I think West coast and Albion would be right behind Legends and Beach if they had played ECRL this year, with slightly better talent than the ECRL teams from Blues and Surf. However, once you drop down below west coast and Albion, I think the remaining GA teams in Southern California are clearly worse than the ECRL teams from Blues and Surf. It is a bit of a mixed bag as the bottom of all three leagues is actually pretty bad, but the top 5-ish teams in ECNL are clearly more talented than the top team in GA. Again, just my opinion.
 
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