Discussion in '2006' started by BeepBeep Boop, Dec 27, 2017.
They should have tier 1 and tier 2 for this tournament. Lol....
There’s still tier 2 teams? Isn’t that called ayso?
They do, it's called State Cup. I was really surprised to see so many teams in National Cup for this age group.
How do they level the playing field since there are both 3 and 4 team brackets?
I've seen where they have the 3 team brackets play against each other so they all get 3 games in. Not sure how this will be handled.
Cal South makes it difficult for teams (who played in the highest level within their leagues) to petition to play SC who have poor records.
True, outside of the following 3 teams:
SCDSL Flight 2 - Crescenta Valley
CSL Silver East - Riverside MGFM Soccer Devils
SCDSL Flight 2 - Legends Riverside
Everyone else was in the category to play National Cup. I think it shows how watered down Flight 1 was this year and the ability for directors to place their teams in Flight 1 in for a variety or reasons, some valid and others ridiculous. 32 teams in this tournament would have been perfect, good competition for opening group rounds and leading into a knockout round of 16.
See your already handicapping teams.
I don't think any team played Flight 1 this past season that did not fully understand what they were getting themselves into. Sand & Surf and Arsenal West both elected to play Flight 1 this Fall after having good runs in Flight 2 last Fall. Legends Riverside elected to stay in Flight 2 and it was a much tougher road for Sand & Surf (2-6-4) and Arsenal West (2-6-4) than it was for Legends Riverside (11-0-1). Which teams made the right decision in terms of growth? Only they know for sure but I never criticize any team for choosing to compete week in and week out knowing that the deck is stacked against them.
Similarly here, any team that voluntarily chooses to play in the toughest division has my respect. It is a likely one and done weekend for all of these teams, but perhaps they didn't find it as worthwhile to play in Presidents and figure out who is the 43rd best team in the 06 division.