Girls DA clubs announced

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  1. soccerislife

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    While she's a great talent based on videos, she's 11. No way can any college coach know what she's going to look like in 7 years. For her sake and Anson, I hope she's a total stud and there is no regrets come that time. It's ironic because I've seen some videos on Anson talking about how he hates the recruiting game in terms of some top kids committing by 8th grade/freshmen year. It's too early and kids develop so much in those HS years. Well, that's change that game. 6th grade now!

    I would agree it may be geared towards her since girls DA decision have proven it's about a few people typically.
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    If any of you have watched any of the GNT/WNT international soccer games, you'll see that nearly half of them don't have the technical ability, yet ALL of them are superb athletes (95%). But that's just it...US Women's soccer is still in the dark ages of getting the best athletes and not so much the technical ones. One time I was at a PDP event where our region played against Washington (on the boys side). The Norcal team was TINY while the Washington team looked like men with full grown beards. I remember thinking this game was over before it started....well Norcal went on to win 7-2 and I can tell you that almost everyone walked out of there picking up their jaws off the floor.

    The USA has more kids playing soccer per capita than any country in the world, our program is more developed than ANY country in the world, yet the product that we put on the field is beginning to catch up with us. I've said this time and time again that we need new leadership with a new vision of how we should look and play. Quit talking about ONLY taking players that play with both feet (national coaches are renowned for saying this) when half of them can't.

    If you had technically sound people that were all on the same page, I'm sure you could find 16 kids that could "compete" with the boys side.
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    I think you are absolutely right. Only I’m not even sure we necessarily have all the best athletes yet either. Soccer is only now starting to attract lots and lots of kids. The current WNT does not reflect that popularity yet. In another 10 years I think the boy/girl gap will look much smaller than it currently does.
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    Well, just to add to your "stable" of knowledge, Equestrian Events (3 day eventing, dressage, show jumping) are all co-ed sports up to and through the Olympic level. The horse genders also compete against eachother in these events :)
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    Well, just to add to your "stable" of knowledge, Equestrian Events (3 day eventing, dressage, show jumping) are all co-ed sports up to and through the Olympic and professional levels. The horse genders also compete against eachother in these events :)
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    Knowledge sandwiched between a bad pun and horse gender trivia. Well done. I guess that qualifies you as a "stable genius"
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    Would a far right trump support agree with a far left Bernie Sanders supporter? NEVER. back to soccer
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    Would a far right trump support agree with a far left Bernie Sanders supporter? NEVER. back to soccer
    as Lavar Ball said "stay in your l

    Good for her. WAY too early. Dorrance will do anything to get back on top. Radcliffe is the new thing now.
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    For whatever it is worth:

    Many women's college basketball teams have a competition practice squad made up of men to toughen them up and give them bigger, taller and more physical competition than they otherwise have available.

    These men typically were not good enough to make men's varsity college ball, but they ain't slouches, and they make the women better.

    Make of that what you will.
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    "as Lavar Ball said "stay in your l"


    Not sure what you mean here?
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    Stay in your lane.

    She’s quoting a guy who was disrespectful to women to argue that women shouldn’t train with men because they aren’t up for it. Weird, right?
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    Its not just @ECNL that doesn't think Women should train with the Men. When US Soccer decided to do a friendly back in April, they chose a U15 boys team from Dallas. Regardless of the result (5-2 win for the boys), that is who US Soccer figured was the correct level to train our National Women's team. A boys team, not a men's team.

    Instead of suggesting that a girl can play on a boys US Academy team, how about opening up the GDA teams to play against other local talent? This is just a cynical PR move.
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    A cynical PR move? Really? I definitely don’t see it that way. That’s a pretty negative outlook.

    I also have some reservations about the DA system but any new system has kinks. It’ll be a good fit for some and not for others and the kinks will get worked out in time.
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    Boys and girls can play against each up to a point.

    GDA fits some but not most girls. BDA and GDA are not on equal footing. Boys have incredible opportunities to earn millions for all their hard work. Honestly it's not worth the investment for most. ECNL and NPL remain get options for many.
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    Ran across the 2018 NWSL Draft with some big names on it…intrigued; had to google what does a NWSL player make.

    Total team salary cap is $278,000

    Avg player makes $7K-$39K

    ECNL / DA $5K-$10K…

    Congrats on getting drafted I guess…

    MLS Avg - $316K
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    If I were finishing a 4-year college career and I was 22 or 23 years old, depending on my expenses (and that includes any student debt), I think it would be great to play for 1 or 2 or 3 years before going to grad school or starting a desk job. I worked a few years before grad school and I'm glad I did. If I could have worked by being a professional athlete, I'd have done that. It would have had no impact on where I am today in terms of timing but it would have given me some unique life experiences doing something I loved to do.
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    There is one way out of that discrepancy. Watch women play with your family and friends. Watch women’s games on tv, buy tickets to a game when you can, buy a sweatshirt and a hat. Help create a market where our girls have a chance to make a real living doing what they love.
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    That’s where the problem is. Even women don’t want to support the women! The only women’s sport I enjoy is tennis.
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    I read somewhere the min. is going up to 15k. Big jump in only one year so not sure where that money comes from. Nonetheless, disappointing figures but not shocking. Clubs simply don't make enough money. Portland is only place that gets real crowds for games. It's sad when if you want to make real money, you need to go overseas(if you're not on the full national team). Another funny part about the draft is so many of those players won't make a roster. There simply isn't any room on majority of the teams. Sad for many girls.
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    And big crowds mean very little - the surrounding metro area + TV eyeballs are way more important. They can play to empty stadia if they had sufficient people tuning in since advertising and sponsorship revenue are more important than gate receipts. And despite the USWNT getting good TV ratings, the NWSL does not have that type of following. If you don't have that, you need something like the NBA in its support of the WNBA and that does not exist with soccer.
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