05 Training Camp - January - West Regional USSDA

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  1. messy

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    Although low-scoring, the SD game was like the varsity vs. the JV.
     
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    Thx
     
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    how did today's scrimmages go?

    Northwest vs. San Diego/Southwest
    Norcal vs. LA
     
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    SD/Southwest 2 vs. Northwest 1
    NorCal 5 vs. LA 1
     
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    So here's how it worked out then
    1. SD/Southwest: 3-0 GS: 6 GA:2
    2. Norcal: 2(?)-1 GS:7(?) GA: 2(?)
    3. LA 1-2 GS: 5 GA: 9
    4. Northwest: 0-3 (?) GS:1(?) GA: 5(?)
    Seems like LA's D had some holes. Any insights/commentary into this?
     
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    Heard half the LA team had to sit the last game against NorCal for violating curfew rules. Anybody confirm this?
     
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    Curious, where parents/fans allowed to watch the training and the scrimmages?
     
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    Training, no. Scrimmages, yes.
     
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    Okay thanks, does anyone know when the central/eastern region will have their own specifically? Plus an add on to that question, why are Georgia and Florida part of the central region as opposed to being part of the eastern region. thx
     
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    Next training camp is the Central Region in Frisco, Texas at the Toyota Soccer Park from March 14-18.
     
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    Kante, thanks for the info, I might be pushing it, but do you know time and place for the Eastern Region training camp? I'm also curious looking at the map, why Georgia and Florida are in the Central region? Thx again
     
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    no worries. have no idea about the eastern timing. on GA and FL, also don't know but am willing to speculate. am thinking it's just numbers. the western regional had 4 teams of twenty of kids from sd/arz/nv, la, norcal and pac northwest. so if USSF felt central didn't have 80 quality kids, that's why they included GA and FL in the Central camp.
     
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    I realize that this is a new set up by the Fed for these U14 camps - but GA and FL have always been part of Region 3 which is basically all the Gulf states, plus TN, SC, NC, OK and AR. Moving from the traditional 4 Regions to 3, some movement had to occur and from looking at the map, it makes sense what they have done.
     
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    Anyone know about anything for the girls side this year?
     
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    For those that were selected to this camp, how much notice did the boys, parents and club coaches receive? In short, did invites go out a month before the camp, a week, or a couple of days?
     
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    late response, but had been meaning to give two cents. had a chance to watch some but all of the SD vs Norcal match. Agreed size wise on the varsity vs JV analogy but thought skill wise it was fairly even and that norcal was dangerous throughout with SD having some issues with finishing.
     
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    have heard and read several times now that SoCal could field a dominant US national team of their own for almost any age group, and experienced more than a bit of "curiosity" that the US u17 team that went to the u17 world cup did not have a single player from CA.

    took a quick look at how the u14 SoCal teams did at the showcase and checked the results against how many players were called up to the West Regional Camp. Some discrepancies exist.

    • TFA (2 players called up) tied Pacific Northwest (4 players called up), beat Sacramento Republic (3 players called up) 4-1 and beat Colorado Rapids (3 players called up) 3-0.
    • Arsenal (0 players called up) tied Washington Premier (4 players called up) and tied Portland Timbers (3 players called up)
    • LA Galaxy (5 players called up) beat San Jose Earthquakes (8 players called up) 1-0.
    • LAUFA (0 players called up) beat Colorado Rapids (3 players called up) 1-0.
    • SD Surf (8 players called up) beat the San Jose Earthquakes (8 players called up) 3-0
    • RealSoCal (0 players called up) lost to Pacific Northwest (4 players called up) 0-1 in a very even match
    And there's a number of other SoCal teams that could be on this list (eg, Strikers) but they didn't play meaningful games at the showcase, so it's difficult to make the case.

    Looking at results, the only SoCal team where a case could be made that they were over-represented - based on showcase results - is LAFC with 10 players called up.

    Am raising this point because while who does and doesn't make the national team may work itself out according to merit this summer, the call-ups matter beyond who does and does not make the national team.

    SoCal Kids who are good - and, based on showcase results, possibly better than kids in other geo's - are being overlooked in favor of geographic quotas and/or other reasons (eg, the San Jose Earthquakes, RSL and Seattle Sounders coached group teams at the West training but no SoCal coaches were selected to help out).

    Things like the training camp call-ups help kids get on the radar for college recruitment, and a whole bunch of players were given an opportunity while an equal number of SoCal players were effectively benched. (sounds like recent headlines...?)

    It was interesting to take a look at the MidAmerica call-ups. In the Mid America showcase, FC Dallas (10 players called up to the just announced Mid America camp) lost to the Chicago Fire (4 players called up) 1-2, lost to the Indiana Fire (3 players called up) 1-2 and tied the Sockers (3 players called up).

    So maybe it's not just SoCal.
     
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    Makes you wonder if it’s even worth the effort
    Of families staying in DA ...
    Even Mexican national scouts are looking at So Cal
     
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    I heard TFA had 5 kids called up, my son has a friend on the team but one was injured and club suspended others for last weekend only two attended.
     
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