G2003 CRL seeding ?

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  1. SitByMyself

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    Anyone understand how the brackets were divided? Don't understand why the top 3 teams from CRL last season (and national cup champ, finalist, and semi finalist) are all in same bracket.
     
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    Majority of teams are coming from CSL Premier and SCDSL Discovery.
    CRL still a viable platform for healthy competition outside regular league play.
    Interesting to see how new format of 16 teams will play out.
    Brackets are SKEWED! If there's going to be two brackets, not sure of seeding with IE Surf & Hawks in the same bracket.
    Give them a chance to battle it out at end of season as possibly brackets number 1 seeds.
    SDSC Navy & OVC play up at '02 level in regular league play. See if that provides advantage late in CRL season.
    Beach DPL-Demelo auto-qualified from last season CRL (I think) but they're not listed for this season.
    They just won a National Championship. Were they promoted to their clubs DA Pilot!?
    Beach FC LB Sudyka now showing as DPL team. Was DPL offered to Beach FC SB Lohn but turned down to play SCDSL Discovery?
    DPL clubs are said to advertise being on par with ECNL. Showing of only 2 DPL teams in CRL suggests otherwise.
    Good luck to all teams this season!
     
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    The Pilot teams (formerly DPL Pilot/ now DA Pilot) are following DA rules and are not permitted to play in outside leagues. DeMelo’s team is a DA pilot and therefore Is not eligible for CRL, despite their auto-bid. The same is true for Galaxy’s DPL team from last year. Sudyka’s team is still a DPL team and is allowed to play in outside leagues. Lohn’s team is the number 4 team at Beach (02/03 DA, 03 DA Pilot, 03 DPL, 03 Discovery) and did not turn down DPL.

    Hope that helps answer your questions!
     
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    Last season in SCDSL, Beach Sudyka was F1 Europa and Beach Lohn was in the Champions Division. Wouldn't that put Lohn just ahead of Sudyka? If so, Beach FC is DA, are they recognizing SCDSL Discovery over their DPL league by not placing Lohn in DPL? Also, Beach Pilot (Demelo) listed as a team selected for 2018-19 National League. Did they get exception to play as defending National Champions or will they have to drop to meet DA rule of no outside competition? ~Man those Beach teams are good! :)
     
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    I don’t think they will play national league because they are not playing crl, but who knows. Yes the beach teams are good and if beach made a super team they would be amazing. I heard some players from Sudyka’s team played with Demelo on their championship run.
     
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    Yes the brackets definitely seem skewed, but there are some decent teams in the other bracket that have played the top teams tough .
     
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    The seeding is just messed up. Three confirmed National League teams (IE surf, hawks, navy) plus both Beach teams all in same bracket for CRL.

    Just saying something isn't right.
     
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    Agree. No disrespect meant. Any given day any of these teams can pull off a win. But....
     
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    I definitely agree with you. Like you said, any given day, but most days the top 3 teams will beat the others. Which leads to a question, why two brackets in the first place?
     
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    Yes. And is there a playoff for the one guaranteed ticket to Far West Regionals?
     
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    You're right there are decent teams in the B bracket. Looking at last season results for CRL and National Cup - Legends DPL, CDA Slammers, and Rebels SC had good showings. But players are always on the move at this age group, especially in today's soccer landscape, so it's to be seen if those teams stayed intact. Especially in the case of Legends as they're a DA club and it seems like most DPL rosters from last season are now on the DA Pilot teams.
     
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    Looks like the brackets got reworked a little bit ...
     

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