2018-2019 DPL Season

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  1. Woobie06

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    We just heard that The DPL schedule will be different this year.

    1. 12 Fall Games / 12 Spring Games
    2. November Silverlakes Event
    3. Las Vegas Showcase in March playing 3 DPL opponents as part of Spring games (Season 9 remaining games)
    4. Final Four the weekend of May 11th
    5. DPL Division at Legends in June

    What I understood is last year the DPL was 9 games in the fall and the clubs did their own thing in the spring. I actually like this format. I guess there will also be a trip or two to AZ depending on how they schedule. I am big fan of the Fall/Spring Schedule.

    I know they have Fall/Spring Leagues in other States, just surprised why SoCal, with the benefit of weather and how big Soccer is, does not have a built in Spring League with CSL, SCDSL, etc. Any of the Spring Leagues I have seen are optional.
     
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    So these 10-12 DPL teams are going to play each in all
    League games and all tournaments, including the one they have to trawl to in Vegas. Boy that sounds like a lot of fun.
     
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  3. Woobie06

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    To each their own...I like Vegas...fine by me. Some will like the format, some wont. I do agree with you, would be nice for an outside tournaments or two to play other teams. Always fun to play new teams.
     
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    I guess I still don’t understand what DPL “provides” that Flight 1 or Premier/Gold do not?
     
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    They get to play the same teams mutiple times?

    This is the power point league; Look we promise A-E. If it doesn't really work out like last year remember those where only power points.

    Any CS team can pretty much do the same including training additional days and there players can be choosen to DP or "discovery" in other leagues as well.
     
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    A cool patch to sew on the other sleeve of the player kits. ;)

    And I agree with @Fact. What's the point of driving 3hrs to Vegas and spending over $1000 for a weekend when I can drive to Silverlakes all weekend and spend maybe $200 between parking, food, and gas....to play the same teams.
     
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    Is there a DPL patch now too?
     
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    Keep piling on, Simi is going to come on here and kick all your asses!
     
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    Did you hear when they will publish said schedule?
     
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    Funny! Actually we have nothing to do with DPL anymore.
     
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    If you keep playing the same teams all the time, how do you really know how competitive you are among any team? It would be different if DPL teams were dominating when they do play tournaments, but they don't. Therefore, it's hard to really gauge your level? There are teams in SCDSL Flight 1 that beat DPL teams. Hmmm makes you wonder what's really best.
     
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    Personally, I don't see that it provides anything extra other than a title and a patch. Might change in a few years, but as of now, I'm not impressed.
     
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    I mentioned in another thread that the DPL patch would be a soccer ball with a big "3" on it..so everyone knows you're Tier 3 behind DA and ECNL in whichever order you put those two. :eek:
    Translation= Moved to Sugar-free Kool-Aid
    They're going to start making trading cards and then when these teams see each other they can swap cards. "Collect 'em all!!"
     
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    Will DPL players be allowed to play on SCDSL teams in Fall? Like ECNL players have been able to?
     
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    In every league, the teams play each other all the time. The only real difference is that in CSL or SCDSL, the teams are able to play in tournaments against teams from other leagues and in DA, ECNL, and DPL the teams play in fewer outside events. Why so much hating on DPL, specifically, for this structure?
     
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    They should just rename this to the detention players league.

    Let's round up a bunch of players hold them for retaining and when there good enough we will release a few. The Lucky Ones will get out early but the rest will toil and fight among themselves for many months through fall, spring, tournament season. We promise the detention will make you better and not bored out of your mind even through you're playing the same teams over & over with the same style.
     
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    No his kid is now 18th on the DA roster. That is why he has stopped cheerleading DPL and is now Cheerleading the 18th player on a DA teams gets more playing time than a CSL or SCDSL player.
     
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    League is a small part of the season. It is stupid to play the same
    10 teams all year.
     
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    How is that different than any other league? You still play the same group of teams in your division once sometimes twice a year.

    The benefit (as I see it) is that with ECNL, DA or DPL, you at least get to play teams outside of the SoCal bubble (despite the cost of your DD’s travel which is a few hundred dollars all in).
     
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    This is exactly my point. Before and after league play, teams get to play teams from outside their league. If you look at the original post, DPL will travel to Vegas and other tournaments to play other DPL teams. i.e. the same 10-12 teams they play in league because no other region has DPL.
     
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