I disagree. The other two DPL teams that played in Round 1, were LA Premier FC DPL 2002 (2nd place, no wild card) and LA Galaxy DPL 2002 (3rd place). Like the Pats, both finished with a negative goal differential in the Cup and League (LA Premier = -21, and LA Galaxy =-19). On paper, the Pats DPL, LA Premier DPL and LA Galaxy DPL, should not have survived Round 1 bracket play and none did. And while, some of the lower level CRL teams may have lost to some of the lower level DPL teams, and vice versa, its academic and irrelevant. The Cal South National Cup tournament is designed to pick teams that Cal South will send to the Far West Regional, and then hopefully those teams will find themselves in Fisco, Texas at the USYS National Cup. Its not a showcase, although it is scouted by many college coaches. LA Premier DPL won both of its games against a CSL gold team (with a winning record) and a SDDA F1 team (with a losing record) by a margin of 1 point and lost to a strong undefeated SCDSL, Flight 2 team by 3. None of these teams had any business playing in the CRL and arguably the So Cal Blues should not have been in the CRL either (1 win).