GDA learned something / water-downed Best of Best

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  1. LivingTheDream

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    Looks like GDA learned something from last year.
    Moving final four from Kansas City to Irvine...last year KC 100+ degrees many kids had heatstrokes, passing out & missing games. As usual, typical USA (I know everything attitude) why they chose KC to hold this event in summer was shocking
    With many top teams in ECNL (Blues, Slammers, Mustangs, Crossfire, Dallas, Top Hat, Hawks, MVLA, PDA etc...) it’s a VERY watered-down GDA National Championship. Maybe a step above NPL.
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    I think they tried to do it for a couple reasons...geography neutrality and the cost of hosting in KC compared to CA or NY would have been even more expensive. How about next time they let kids play HS soccer? I read Sophie Jones got Gatorade HS (YES HIGH SCHOOL) player of the year! Congrats to a good kid and it wouldn't have been possible if she followed the GDA rules. Trailblazer?? lol
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    I think several Quakes 01s played HS in their senior year and did not play GDA this past spring. I wish GDA/USSF would take note but I am confident that won't happen because it would take an overhaul of scheduling since the HS season varies by state (I have posted this before but only 6 states play Winter HS; it would have barely an impact if USSF allowed kids in those states to play HS but that would not be fair to the kids in states that play HS soccer in Fall or Spring).

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