I wonder what happen to him though? Hi @Luis Andres. Everything ok bro? My dd was knocked out her first year of State Cup at Governors. I didnt even know they had a Presidents until I saw a neighbor at the fields. I was boasting at the time how great State Cup is and hopefully my dd team could make a run. He asked what division and I'm like, "U9 bro." My kid was playing up too, not because she was fast, just because we didnt have enough 7 year olds so most of us just let our dd play up the fist year. Anyway, I thought it was just one big open tournament and I found out their were two tiers and my neighbor let me know in all uncertain ways his was the best and most talented of the two and all the great players and their club ((owned by a dad)) were the top tier or Presidents. We got killed in all 3 matches and a few big tough dads hated me, and one even challenged me to dual, can you believe that? The good news a nice lady coach loved how my dd played and offered her an escape and she took it.He's probably coaching or training his kid to get the job done in the last game so he's doesn't have to come here and cry about how unfair the bracket and tie breaker rules are.
My player was knocked out of 2 tournaments in a row on tie breakers when he was younger. Sure it's not fun and I'm no advocate of certain formats but they learned, adjusted and where able to win the next go around.
PK's, tie breakers, OT golden goal in HS all part of the game. In HS most leagues don't even use GA, GF, GD to decided league winners if tied on points. Extra game decides which some like and others don't. In any case everyone is playing under the same rules so it's fair.