2017 05G Norcal State Cup

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  1. MrSmith

    MrSmith Member

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    I would suggest there is not much in it between earthquakes, San Juan and Placer. They are all fantastic teams... best in NorCal it would seem*

    The EQ - San Juan games have had one goal scored in two games. Earthquakes winning 1-0 and then San Juan winning in PKs

    San Juan - Placer have extremely close also with a San Juan winning 1-0 this past summer.

    And finally EQ - Placer have had two goals in two games, EQ winning both but likely closer than any score shows.

    To me San Juan has a brilliant team defense and no one should want to go to PKs as that is clearly an area of focus for the team. They also are very high energy and give little space to work. They should not be playing super white in surf in the future... super black fits the team much better. :)

    EQ have a similar defense... neither placer nor San Juan has scored on them. They also can score from multiple players... I believe the thorns game had 4 different players. They seem to not focus on set plays much, which was definitely an undoing with San Juan... 9 corners and a PK in the game with no goals scored.

    Placer has again a very good defense and possess the ball amazingly well maybe best of the three teams and I would not like to face their set plays too often as they seem very good from the parts of games I have seen.

    All the teams are challenged to score when they play each other.

    * Note... I would like to see Pleasanton play EQ and Placer with Pleasanton’s current lineup.

    Also all teams face challenges when playing each other while missing players. Placer had a tough weekend with their key GK out injured and at least one other player sick. EQ has been missing their key holding mid which definitely causes them issues if you watch games with and without her. Not sure on health of San Juan.

    Just my two cents. Good luck to San Juan in the finals.. I personally cannot imagine them losing but one has to say cal odyssey is the underdog that so far has been a giant slayer

    * And.. they are all the top 3 05 teams in youth soccer rankings in NorCal.
    #6 EQ
    #14 Placer
    #16 SJ

    M Smith
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  2. ScottyBoy

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    I agree... my comment was tongue in cheek... as this board has become incredibly mundane. The truth is that NorCal should be ashamed of itself putting four, Top 25 teams in one bracket for the opening round of State Cup. SJ would not have advanced... and that would be a travesty.
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  3. edsoccer

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    So San Juan won the 05 state cup, 2nd team tied for 11th, the 06 team won 2nd straight state cup and the 06 2nd team got 3rd. Nicely done!
  4. LetThemPlay

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    What was final score in the 05 State Cup match? Did SJ finally win without going to PKs?
  5. edsoccer

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    Yeah right! Nope they went to pks again I heard.
  6. Elitesoccerdad53

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    San Juan and Earthquakes did go to PK’s in the finals and just like in the quarterfinals and the semi finals San Juan was nails and didn’t miss a shot and yes they went to pk’s in all 3 games and Earthquakes missed there first 2 shots which put them behind right away. I have seen San Juan play for the past 5 years and I have seen them in pk’s A few times they are by far the best at pk’s In NorCal.
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    San Juan played California Odyssey in the final, not Earthquakes
  8. Elitesoccerdad53

    Elitesoccerdad53 New Member

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    You are right, San Juan played Rage in Quarterfinals earthquakes in semi finals and Cal Odyssey in the finals and they did go to PK’s in all three games

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