NorCal Girls YNT Representation

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  1. soccercritique

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    even if that is the case, man...those are some great numbers representing the bay area. 7/24??? and you're right...6 between 2 clubs in the Bay Area is pretty neat.
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    This 04 age group has been really good in the Bay Area for awhile. While 6 May be surprising to most, I knew it could happen. Credit to those families and coaches for great work through the years. Hope it continues as they get older as well
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    It will be interesting to see how these ynt players progress. I imagined be there’s burn out with all the camp s and have long expressed here my feeling that so many camps so young are silly. I’m not saying I wouldn’t send my kid (that’s a heck of an experience) but I agree it probably isn’t any more of a path to national team or professional play than keeping your head down and peaking in college. Maybe less. But the trade off for that sort of experience as a teen? Priceless in its own way IMO. Hopefully these young talents can stay injury free despite the ynt camps and 4 day week training.
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    Going to a few camps and maybe getting to travel would be really cool. More than that and not making thee WNT would be a bit too much.
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    Agree. I read an article a while back where one of the heads (April maybe?) was quoted as saying they were trying to expand the pool of youth players with camp and international experience. So maybe they’ll cycle through more kids, with the hope that when the real call ups happen they have a bigger pool with more experience to draw from. That’s probably better overall than asking the same 20 kids to miss 40 days of school per year? I stand by thinking a lot of this is silly, but if they spread the experience around maybe it is better overall. And from a diplomacy perspective - even if not a development perspective - it is probably a good approach to take. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the USA should be represented in youth international events. But I’m probably giving US Soccer too much credit hat this is the thinking lol. And maybe they’ll have no more luck picking the kids who will actually be WNT material out of college, who knows.
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    Congrats to Davis Legacy’s Maya Doms being named women of the match!
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    That's nothing. How about I score the winner with 5 minutes left vs Mexico in the championship! Awesome stuff. Anderson was awarded golden gloves as well. Nice nor cal representation on the national stage.

    Impressive for Haiti and Mexico to push USA to the end in their matches.
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    List for roster of 18 who made Concacaf u-15 national team roster

    GOALKEEPERS (2): Nona Reason (San Diego Surf; San Clemente, Calif.), Teagan Wy (West Coast FC; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

    DEFENDERS (6): Elise Evans (San Jose Earthquakes; Redwood City, Calif.), Evelyn Shores (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Maia Tabion (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.), Maggie Taitano (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Gisele Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.), Amelia Van Zanten (FC United; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

    MIDFIELDERS (5): Maggie Cagle (SC Del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sofia Cook (LA Galaxy; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Juliauna Hayward (Real Colorado; Thornton, Colo.), Yuna McCormack (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.), Olivia Moultrie (Beach FC; Canyon County, Calif.)

    FORWARDS (5): America Frias (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Allison Montoya (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Katherine Rader (Orlando Pride DA; Stuart, Fla.), Jaedyn Shaw (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Alyssa Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.)

    First off, congrats to the nor cal players who made the list!

    Montoya is the only non-DA kid who made this list. Not saying 3 quakes kids didn't deserve it(those 3 are quality no doubt) but how that MVLA team only get 1 person vs 3 Quakes is surprising from a sporting sense. Yes, I'm sure AD connections and MVLA not being DA played it's part but there are other national team level kids on that team compared to all clubs anywhere! They are that good. Hope the US get one semi competitive game :)
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    A few things...

    Obviously these are just now U15s, in fact they will be playing up in the tournament. That was a late decision as I understand to take the what were just recently U14s. The U15s I believe are heading to China to play. The whole point was to provide a more challenging tournament, thus take the younger players

    This selection is post the camp they just had. So I would suspect if one was not in camp they are not on this list and how they did in camp was a huge factor obviously so the choice was after just seeing these players. Hard to be sure what criteria is used. In the end US is pretty myopic and annoying so about picking the players it wants to build what they view is a good team (eg losing the tournament is bad), which you may or may not agree with but the system is setup to find the those players and I doubt they thoughtfully planned to leave players home (again you or I may not agree with their selection but they have very little motive to actively leave players home they think (not you or I think) are better than players in the group). Basically it is hard to say why a specific decision was made nor say any specific players are underserving, which is what you are saying (clearly that unknown politics picked these players over unnamed more deserving ones). How about just stop at congrats to all the players who are all very good and who none of us have the full vision to see say a girl from Illinois compared to your favorite local player.

    To immediately diminish the achievement of these girls by actively questioning 3 players and saying you are sure there is a reason why some others were not included (when you actually have no facts, none of us do) is pretty distasteful to me. Good for the girls listed here they all are super talented and very hard working I am sure. If there are other girls not listed who are in the mix at this level, I hope they get to a chance to show their stuff at future camps and other national team events.

    Finally a side note all these players were not allowed to play in surf cup or silver lakes this past week. Which affected more than a couple teams.
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    Yep. That’s fair. Of course not saying anything was done on purpose, just knowing level of that MVLA team and how dominant they are you would think more then one would make it. The fact 4 made it from Nor Cal our of 18 in the whole country is amazing! Definitely not taking anything away from the 3 players who made it. I apologize if you read it that way. I’ve seen all 3 play and they are very good. Hope all 4 Nor Cal kids get decent time in that event and of course win it!

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