GA 2020-2021 Season

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
Game film for every GA team is automatically uploaded to inStat, where each player is evaluated and scored. After the games fill in, it will definitely shuffle. It's a pretty amazing tool, that I think will get it pretty accurate in the long run. If ECNL also adopts for all of their teams, it would be invaluable to college scouts, IMO.

BTW - only the Sunday team you faced have players on this list (3). The highest ranking one is in the USYNT 05 pool and is playing up a year.
Ok thanks for that info and correcting my “lots”..
 
Ok thanks for that info and correcting my “lots”..
Sorry, didn't mean to offend... I first posted this list with the caveat that is was unsurprising to see so many GA since they have played more games. That would also favor AZ and TX clubs as well. I do think this list will be very useful at the end of the season.

Hope you enjoyed your time in AZ!
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
Sorry, didn't mean to offend... I first posted this list with the caveat that is was unsurprising to see so many GA since they have played more games. That would also favor AZ and TX clubs as well. I do think this list will be very useful at the end of the season.

Hope you enjoyed your time in AZ!
My kid scored the sole goal on Sunday so happy player = happy parent! Thanks. Good time but missed the usual team dinners, etc..
 

crush

GOLD
Sorry, didn't mean to offend... I first posted this list with the caveat that is was unsurprising to see so many GA since they have played more games. That would also favor AZ and TX clubs as well. I do think this list will be very useful at the end of the season.

Hope you enjoyed your time in AZ!
I love Arizona. It's so fun, were taking our 3rd family trip in 6 weeks this weekend. The things we do for soccer is amazing. I love Futbol and I love watching my dd try to help her team win in soccer. That's what's all about for this dad and mama bear. My wife's dad was big time soccer ref and club coach and my wife was at the fields every weekend as a kid. Next week I'm taking Gramps to El Monte for soup and watch my goat play in the adult Mexican league.
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
What gives with Casa Grande? Kinda funky, down trodden place. I hear the FC Barca Academy trains there and that John Wayne had a big ranch out that-a way but doesn’t seem like much going on there now. Fields were super nice though.
Fc Utah/Phoenix Royals are solid. Game fit, fast, unrelenting defense. We were fortunate to get outa there with a 4-1 score line.
 

Desert Hound

PREMIER
What gives with Casa Grande? Kinda funky, down trodden place. I hear the FC Barca Academy trains there and that John Wayne had a big ranch out that-a way but doesn’t seem like much going on there now. Fields were super nice though.
Fc Utah/Phoenix Royals are solid. Game fit, fast, unrelenting defense. We were fortunate to get outa there with a 4-1 score line.
Those are usually where sc del Sol plays most/all of their games.

Normally Royals use fields in the Phx area. This yr with Covid field availability is different.
 

VegasParent

SILVER ELITE
Those are usually where sc del Sol plays most/all of their games.

Normally Royals use fields in the Phx area. This yr with Covid field availability is different.
We played Royals and Del Sol at Copper Sky. Nice fields and Maricopa had quite a few nice places to eat. I stayed at Harrahs Ak-Chin which is 2 minutes down the street from the fields but most of the team stayed in Chandler.
 

happy9

GOLD
What gives with Casa Grande? Kinda funky, down trodden place. I hear the FC Barca Academy trains there and that John Wayne had a big ranch out that-a way but doesn’t seem like much going on there now. Fields were super nice though.
Fc Utah/Phoenix Royals are solid. Game fit, fast, unrelenting defense. We were fortunate to get outa there with a 4-1 score line.
Del Sol parents have a love hate relationship with Casa Grande. Fields are great, the drive is a pain, but there is a bar which opens at 11.

Barca has a resident academy there, the only one in the US. ASU provides a prep school for the players. Interesting place for sure. The Barca staff likes to joke that the grass seed is imported from Spain. Del Sol has a vague relationship with Barca - use of facilities, training with Barca teams, etc.

RSL was the former user of the facilities before moving all operations back to Utah.
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
Del Sol parents have a love hate relationship with Casa Grande. Fields are great, the drive is a pain, but there is a bar which opens at 11.

Barca has a resident academy there, the only one in the US. ASU provides a prep school for the players. Interesting place for sure. The Barca staff likes to joke that the grass seed is imported from Spain. Del Sol has a vague relationship with Barca - use of facilities, training with Barca teams, etc.

RSL was the former user of the facilities before moving all operations back to Utah.
I thought that grass looked like some I saw in Barcelona! ;). Thanks for the insights. We’ll be back!
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
I keep hearing about new state to state travel restrictions..eg. anyone traveling out of CA must self quarantine for 10 days after returning to CA.

is there an “official“guide? I’d assume the GA and ECNL administration would be on it..?
 

happy9

GOLD
I wouldn't call it expensive ... absurd more like, assuming the numbers I hear are true which run into the tens of thousands (assuming no scholarship naturally)
Absurd, crazy, indeed. About 75K a year. Barca's pockets are deep but I don't know the subsidies work out. That 75K gets you grass seed imported from Spain, a view of palm trees, a golf course, and the sound of small engine aircraft spraying insecticide on the nearby fields. And don't forget a top notch education provided by ASU prep.
 

happy9

GOLD
We’re rolling down the road to AZ this weekend for some GA league games.

Semi hermits.. Yeti cooler full of good stuff. No fun restaurants or socializing but the girls have been working hard and mom and dad are ready to cheer them on!
Nice! League games between CA teams? The AZ teams are done for the season, unless I missed something.
 
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