2018-2019 SW ECNL Conference Discussion

Discussion in 'ECNL' started by GoWest, May 7, 2018.

  1. Desert Hound

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    Actually the original question was in relation to AZ and what is going on with the various teams there. It was not and the answers were not what is a better league (DA or ECNL) etc. Right now the best talent has gone to DA in AZ. The remaining talent is split between ECNL and DPL. At least at some age groups it is not clear if the ECNL teams are stronger or the DPL teams are stronger.

    In this area we probably have enough talent for 2 maybe 3 teams. What we have now essentially are 6 teams per age group (DA, ECNL and DPL). At the age group I know best I can tell you that the current ECNL or DPL teams are not nearly as strong as last years Sereno ECNL team nor are they as strong as del Sol DA or RSL DA. We are experiencing major dilution.
     
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    Best post I have seen in a long time. Worth repeating!
     
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    Agree Del Sol DA is top in AZ in all age groups.
     
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    For the age groups I am aware of the ECNL teams are probably a little stronger. RSLs DPL teams had to dig pretty deep into players that were on state league 2 teams. I also know coaching played into some of those decisions.
     
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    AZ is able to support one competitive DA club (Tier 1) and one competitive ECNL club (Tier 2). The rest are koolaid drinking parents and employment for coaches and clubs.
     
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    Big weekend coming up with every club in action for the first time this season. Should be a good indicator of where everyone stacks up, no matter what age group you're looking at. Strikers, Blues, and Heat all have 5 teams in the top 4 (playoff positions) of their age groups. LAFC Slammers right there with them with 4 teams.
     
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    Truth be told our ECNL clubs are digging deep as well.

    I think this is close to being correct. Possibly ONE more club. But 2 has always seemed about right.
     
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