2005 DA Standings

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    Your ego must be flying very high, feel fortunate or special to have your son on Galaxy (this season). Development, preparation, improvement, building up a system, chemistry, etc... are off your understanding. Recommend you to buy some balloons or cushions. Freefall increases its speed the higher it is. Be ready for the hit, it will hurt. New coach for next season already started to look for players
     
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    What did I say above about TFA and Surf and you keep talking about Galaxy?
    So no answer to my question? Arsenal been around for what, 10 or 15 years? You mention they are among the best at developing players, yet you continuously fail to name ONE PLAYER they have developed?
    You're so mad at the Galaxy for whatever reason and I don't care, but you still can't name ONE player that Arsenal has developed? Your opinions are clearly well-founded!
     
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    Agreed. exciting game. Hopefully, next time the whole galaxy roster will be present. Too bad DA didn't allow us to play our old forward who went to Galaxy and returned right after. Well done described tho!! cheers
     
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    Reviewing the video right now. Yes, Galaxy keeper robbed the show. What a game for him!! Got a message that it was also his birthday that day. He made his own gift. Congrats to LAG!
     
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    LAFC 8-1 over Legends. Legends had mistakes resulting in 2 soft goals in 1st half, and it was 2-1 at intermission. Fairly competitive. 2nd half was an all out assault by LA. Non stop pressure, the big #6 striker came in for 2nd half and was electric. LAFC really flexed their muscles, and also hit two posts.
     
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    here's predicts vs actuals for this weekend (4/13 & 4/14). home teams are listed first.

    Los Angeles
    predict: Real SoCal 0 vs LA Galaxy 1. Actuals:Real SoCal 0 vs LA Galaxy 2. DT was finally back for LAG after the TFA suspension. JO still out injured(?) for LAG. Can't figure out why JO didn't get called up to the US Soccer West camp. He's clearly a key piece for LAG with 17 goals in 19 games.

    predict: TFA 0 vs FCG 2. Actuals: TFA 4 vs FCG 3. note: good to see TFA back at a full strength squad and focused after the LAG suspensions and all the coach related noise. looks like it was good match w/ TFA going up 4-1 in the first 60 minutes but FCG pushing to come back late for a final result of 4-3. Too bad TFA only has three games left in their season.

    predict: LAFC 1 vs Legends 0. Actuals: LAFC 8 vs Legends 1. note: Ouch. Looks like LAFC made decision at half time to get it done. Algo had this one as much closer. LAFC is still missing one of their top goal scorers (anyone have status? injury....?). Here's commentary from ilikefutbol (thx!):

    "LAFC 8-1 over Legends. Legends had mistakes resulting in 2 soft goals in 1st half, and it was 2-1 at intermission. Fairly competitive. 2nd half was an all out assault by LA. Non stop pressure, the big #6 striker came in for 2nd half and was electric. LAFC really flexed their muscles, and also hit two posts."

    predict: Santa Barbara SC 2 vs LAUFA 2. Actuals: Santa Barbara SC 3 vs LAUFA 3

    San Diego
    predict: Albion 1 vs SD Surf 5. Actuals: Albion 0 vs SD Surf 1. MMG went scoreless again. Surprised by that. Looks like Albion did some good work to keep SD Surf under control.

    predict: LAGSD 2 vs OC Surf 1. Actuals: LAGSD 3 vs OC Surf 1.

    predict: SDSC 0 vs Arsenal 2. Actuals: pending
     
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    This is what I am talking about. Real development for DA players. Smart move for LAFC, they might end up as an average team, but with a true developmental environment. Kudos for LAFC!!
    How many heads will be cut before LAG copy this real soccer development? The LAG logo is too colorful and cartoonish to be taken seriously. Embarrassing that LAFC as the new club in LA is the one showing LAG on how to take and make things seriously.
    http://www.socalsoccer.com/threads/2006-da.15969/page-7#post-259596
     
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    JR is ready to go for next game. He was out with a back injury but is fully recovered for LAFC 05 team.
     
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    I agree!! Congrats to LAFC well done, keep on doing whats best for the kids. Other Academies should do the same and instead of cutting players they should cut the coaches that are not doing their job.(Real Develoment)
     
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    I would vote for Jamie Harvey.
    Can't see how with such good quality players. Parents, players, and other LAG coaches beside JH are unhappy with the U14 team. I guess the coach is the answer.
    I overheard some parents started the negotiations with LAFC, Surf, TFA and LAUFA to find a new home next season + The new coach for next season is bringing Pats players.
     
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    here's predict for this weekend (4/20 &4/21).

    Nomads 2 vs. Strikers 2. This one's a rematch of last weekend's surprise 2-0 win by the Nomads. Strikers are trending the wrong way on both sides of the ball, and the Nomads have taken a step up offensively since Feb. Should be a good match.
     
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    here's predicts for Galaxy Cup Tournie that starts today (4/17). Games begin at 3:30pm.

    FC Golden State 1 vs SD Surf 4
    note: FCG has improved significantly through this season, both by adding players and developing existing players. However, SD Surf is a handful, particularly on the goal scoring side, and should have their full set of forwards for this tournie.

    SD Surf's MMG has 29 goals in 17 games played, and he would be first priority for FCG. However, SD Surf's two other key forwards - GE and TW - are no slouches, were also called into the US Soccer Camps and are together averaging one goal every other game.

    But the biggest key to beating SD Surf is disrupting XG, SD Surf's smart center mid. Not only does he have 14 goals in 20 games, he's key to everything that SD Surf does on both sides of the ball.


    So, match will be won/lost in the midfield. Assuming FCG doesn't give up one early or get worn down (MMG scores most of his goals later in the half), should be a fun one to watch all the way through.

    SD Surf had nine players called up to the US Soccer regional camps and FCG did not have any. So, this match is also an opportunity for FCG u14 to win some respect from US Soccer.

    Real SoCal 0 vs Legends 2.
    note: Last time, RSC and Legends played in Feb, score was 1-0 Legends. Legends have improved offensively since.

    Albion 1 vs Pacific Northwest 4
    note: This one is an interesting match. It's tough to handicap teams from outside SoCal due to the lower average level of play/some outliers (eg. WA group has a team that has been outscored this season 127 to 1.), but had a chance to see PNW play at the showcase. They play good soccer with several talented players but had some difficulty with the size/speed/physicality of the SoCal teams they played. However, Albion, while a very good defensive team, are not as big/physical as most SoCal teams.

    PNW had four players called into the US Soccer West Camp while Albion did not have any. Could be a good opportunity for Albion u14 to win some respect from US Soccer.


    Seattle United 6 vs Arsenal 1
    note: Could be a very tough match for Arsenal. They've been trending in the wrong direction for some time but do have size on their side. Same caveats about handicapping teams from outside SoCal but Seattle looks real enough and, at the showcase, had a 1-3 result against SD Surf . Last time Arsenal played SD Surf it was 0-3, but SD Surf was missing several players and Arsenal's quality has declined since.

    Seattle United had two players called up to the US Soccer West regional camp, and Arsenal did not have any.

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    Can't do RSL vs LAGSD or LAG vs SKC due to lack of data on RSL and SKC. Should be good matches though.

    Good luck to the SoCal teams!
     
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    Good stuff
     
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    Saw them lose to TFA in last minute and defeat Legends 1-0 as well as lose 2-1 to Legends at Albion. Good team with a big, dynamic keeper and big defenders. Solid, but I don’t see them running the table.
     
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    here's predicts vs actuals for Galaxy Cup Tournie Wednesday games (4/17).

    predict: FC Golden State 1 vs SD Surf 4. Actuals: FC Golden State 0 vs SD Surf 5. note: full disclosure, the algo had the score at 0-5 but tweaked it due to slightly lower relative performance by SD teams at the showcase.

    Here's commentary from redcard (thx!):

    "FCGS hit the post on a nice shot within the opening minute of the match and it went quickly downhill from there. Surf strikers were just too fast for the defense. Painful to watch for the FCGS fans.

    Quick note on the match against Albion later today - FCGS played Albion in January in the Albion showcase held at USD and the match ended 0-0. If I remember correctly, we controlled the game but every call went against FCGS. It was so bad the after the game, the referee ran up to the coach and started yelling at him then issued a red card to the coach. Lucky some of the brass for the tournament witness this and quickly reversed the red card given to the coach. Crazy..."

    Here's additional commentary from soccerdad79 (thx!):

    "More commentary on FCGS vs. Surf game - Surf 5 - FCGS 0 Goals: GE 2, MMG 1, AL 1, EZ 1. FCGS applied great pressure on Surf to play out of the back for the first 10-15 mins of the game. Pressure had Surf disjointed which resulted in turnovers in the final third for FCGS. FCGS had quite a few real chances, with one hitting the post, due to their pressure. The first time Surf broke the lines of pressure it resulted in GE's first goal and the game opened up after that. Once Surf figured out how to break the pressure it was all Surf."

    predict: Real SoCal 0 vs Legends 2. Actuals: Real SoCal 0 vs Legends 1

    predict: Albion 1 vs Pacific Northwest 4. Actuals: Albion 4 vs Pacific Northwest 4
    note: really interesting result. if anything, would have thought maybe a 1-2 or 0-1 result in favor of PNW due to Albion's D. The result was both the 2nd most goals scored by Albion this season and the 2nd most goals allowed by Albion this season. seems like Albion made a statement but not entirely sure what that statement was.

    *anyone have more color on how this one went down?*

    predict: Seattle United 6 vs Arsenal 1. Actuals: Seattle United 2 vs Arsenal 1
    note: Decent showing by Arsenal. Have been rooting for them to get back on track for a bit. maybe a turning point here.

    Here's commentary from 66 gto (thx!):
    "I think Laufa will win this group. Arsenal vs Seattle United was a 50/50 game with refs being one sided towards Seattle's favor . A good game it was though. Seattle won on a last minute goal.

    Arsenal vs Nomads will be a good test for arsenal last time they played Nomads had no mercy and ended 6-2. Arsenal had one key injury but still nomads has improved tremendously in my opinion."

    predict: Nomads 2 vs LAUFA 1. Actuals: Nomads 2 vs LAUFA 3


    *anyone have more color on how this one went down?*

    Actuals: Real Salt Lake 2 vs LAGSD 0
    Actuals: LA Galaxy 1 vs Sporting KC 2. note: Does anyone know if LAG's JO is back from injury yet?

    *Looks like the two above games that couldn't be forecasted were both solid. Any commentary?*
     
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    here's predicts for the Galaxy Cup Tournie Thursday games today (4/18).

    Nomads 2 vs Arsenal 0
    note: two SD group teams with Nomads trending positive on both sides of the ball and Arsenal trending the other way. last time these teams met, result was 6-2 Nomads. (thx 66gto for the correction!)

    LAGSD 1 vs Legends 2 * good LA vs SD match to watch *

    note: Legends had been improving significantly on the goal scoring side over most of the 2018-19 season to go with a very good defense but seem to have lost a bit of their goal scoring mojo against LAFC and then RSC yesterday. on the flip side, LAGSD has been pretty consistent this season with an OK offense and a good defense. be interesting to see the result here.

    FC Golden State 2 vs Albion 2 * good LA vs SD match to watch *

    note: for reference, FCG just lost to SD Surf 0-5. by comparison, Albion recent results against SD Surf were 1-4 the first match and 0-1 the 2nd match, so FCG should not underestimate Albion. having said that, the SD Surf shock and awe is something to see the first time out, so it may have been a one-off lopsided result vs FCG.

    Last match at the Albion Tournie btw Albion vs FCG was 0-0 but sounds like there may have been an arbitro issue. (thx redcard for this last bit of commentary!)


    LAUFA 1 vs Seattle United 1 * match to watch *
    note: the algo had this at 1-3 Seattle, even after discounting for the easier WA group that Seattle plays in. However, the algo also had Seattle 6-1 over Arsenal and the actual result was 2-1. So, calling it 1-1 but rooting LAUFA to pull out a win.


    Seattle had two players called up to the US Soccer West Regional Camp whereas LAUFA didn't have any, and Top Drawer has Seattle #12 while ranking LAUFA at #25.


    Pacific Northwest 1 vs LA Galaxy 3 * match to watch *
    note: the algo has this one at 1-3 LAG. However, LAG is the type of team - big/fast/strong - that PNW had some challenges with at the showcase. Plus, LAG is a step up from quality wise from those teams. Drawing Albion 4-4 does not bode well for PNW against LAG today. On the flip side, JO - 17 goals in 19 games - may still be out with an injury and LAG has a significant reliance on him offensively.

    TopDrawer has LAG at #16 in the country while not ranking PNW. With Seattle ranked at #12 but w/ PNW beating Seattle 5-3 in April, not sure that PNW not being ranked makes sense.


    US Soccer seems to think the teams are roughly equivalent with LAG having five players called up to the US Soccer West Regional Camp and PNW having four players called up.

    No Data for algo-based predicts:

    Sporting KC vs SD Surf. * match to watch *
    note: SKC had a solid 2-1 win over LAG yesterday but SD Surf beat LAG 3-0 in a 50 minute game at the showcase. (saw that match and thought it was closer than the result with LAG getting unlucky/not being clinical on some of their opportunities but that's a different conversation...)


    SD Surf has had nine players called up to the US Soccer Regional Camps (8 at the west and 1 at the central) and SKC had four players called up. Top Drawer has SD Surf as the #1 u14 team in the country.

    best guess is SKC 1 vs SD Surf 3.


    Real Salt Lake vs Real SoCal
    note: RSL seems to be very strong defensively and have a good but not great offense. At the showcase, RSL beat PNW 4-3, and RSC lost to PNW 0-1. RSC has trended worse offensively since but their defense is solid.

    RSL had five players called up to US Soccer West Regional Camp, and is ranked #2 in the country by TopDrawer.

    best guess is RSL 3 vs RSC 0.





     
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