I forgot about you guys. #2 for now but the 13 invites is very impressive Injuries is huge everywhere. let's also keep in mine most of Socal has been locked out of field access and proper training the last 18 months ((unless you have your own fields)). Rusty is an understatement.Not to draw attention from a wonderful MVLA team, but just to continue a fun conversation....
I would add the Solar '03s to the list of greatest youth teams of recent years.
Three nattys and one runner up (would very likely have been 4 titles if not for Covid).
13 players invited to USYNT camps.
Three players ranked #1 in their age group (Missimo, Byars, and Shaw) and 14 players ranked in the TD Top 150.
+200 goal diff in their U16 season, which was their last full season together.
The entire roster (starters and subs) from the U16 season signed with Power 5 schools.
(In case you wonder what happened to them this year...I think only three girls from their last title played in ECNL playoffs this year as almost all the players graduated and enrolled early or were injured and didn't play this spring.)
Zero chance either set of girls allow their coaches to play it like a normal NPL game...zero! Hopefully someone streams that game
Still going to be a great game, but the rosters have been changed - I’m sure both sides have an extended roster with 03’s that are 2022’s, so the pure 04 age group is over….too bad this game didn’t happen the last few years.Well they heard our "prayers" Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. at John Mise Park in San Jose 04 MVLA vs FCBA 04. Unfortunately my DD will not be able to play, tore her ACL July 24, but we will be in the stands. Go FCBA.
Thanks for the play by play bro. I'm so confused with NoCal teams. So maybe Surf from the Bay Area is #1? Is this Surf tied to the Surf in SD and Vegas Surf? Flying in a goal keeper is big time. Was is a Helicopter landing before game time?Yes, Surf won 3-1. It was a good game with tons of talent on the field. Surf flying in a YNT GK from Seattle (UCLA commit) makes that team even tougher to beat.
1st half was dominated by Surf (2-0). MVLA looked hung over from a tough ECNL match the day before against San Juan. It was a physical game that started at 9am in Sacramento (2 hours away) and MVLA played a man down (red card) for the last 35 minutes. MVLA was able to hold on for a 4-3 win but it was a hard fought game. With only 1 Norcal team making the ECNL playoffs for u19 it was definitely the most important game of the weekend for MVLA.
2nd half was controlled by MVLA, they changed formations (3 defenders) and put a lot pressure on Surf. MVLA had way more chances but Surf's GK made a couple nice saves to secure a 3-1 win.
These 2 teams are without question the best in the Nation. Too bad they don't play each other more often. I believe NPL spring, but I'm not 100% sure.
I think it's a little misleading, the FCBayArea Surf team goalie has played with the team throughout their season, yes she is from farther northwest, but she wasn't there as a mercenary.Thanks for the play by play bro. I'm so confused with NoCal teams. So maybe Surf from the Bay Area is #1? Is this Surf tied to the Surf in SD and Vegas Surf? Flying in a goal keeper is big time. Was is a Helicopter landing before game time?
They just took down the champs MVLA 3-1 and they beat the Slams in ECNL championship. I think Dre was sharing about special how this team is. GK is key to any championship opportunity. Congrats on the big win, I mean that 100%I think it's a little misleading, the FCBayArea Surf team goalie has played with the team throughout their season, yes she is from farther northwest, but she wasn't there as a mercenary.
Yes, they are affiliated in the umbrella that is Surf SD, etc.
I do agree they are the BIN (Best in Nation) however, you won't see any love from youth Soccer Rankings.
Well this is interesting because the FCBayArea Surf U19 - 2022 group beat the this MVLA team on 9/12/2021-and anyone can view the game for themselves on youtube FC is clearly tied for BEST, and has been a very talented group for a long time. On 9/12 they did not have a whole team as some 2005's were playing with them. They are the reigning U19 GA Champions with girls going to Stanford- UCLA-LMU-Pepperdine- Virginia -Duke! Very talented group as well.I know SoCal Blues 01’s or 02,s went undefeated for two years and won multiple National championships. They had a collection of some of the best athletes youth soccer have seen but considering you can’t recruit in NorCal I was wondering if people think the MVLA 04 Barcelona Blue team is one of the best teams of all time especially since they’ve never lost to a SoCal team in ECNL. Let me know what you think.
AND they did - FC coming off of injuries Peyton M from FCBay played her first game in month vs MVLA match up, and her cramping up was evidence of it. Help from the talent from a few 05's helped. The CB Kathryn K was also coming back from serious injury.You don't want to know about the mvla injury history! Among other clubs I'm sure.
Maybe MVLA and FCBA can play in NPL this year. They are slated for the same division but who knows how serious they will take that game. Hopefully both teams play their best for entertainments sake.
2019: 2 starting CB’s out with ACL injuries just before spring ECNL season - team was still able to reach the ECNL final 4 with a 3rd place finish
2021: starting LB out with ACL injury - missed ECNL championship season.
So 3 starting defenders out over the last few years.
*The 2 injured players came back stronger than ever, expecting the 3rd to do the same next spring.
Same for FC Bay almost plagued similarly, the holding mid, out knee injury,( although they have a fantastic replacement ) the 10 , and 4 coming back from serious injury- first game back. two or three 2023's played to fill in.
There’s one small difference, this years FCBA/ San Jose Surf GA team was a 03/04 team vs MVLA’s 04 team but yes I agree they should be able to play each other. Curious to see if the results would be any different than their previous results. FCBA/ San Jose Surf plus team is overdue for a win against MVLA.