Over the Friday and Saturday of Easter Weekend, EDP Soccer hosted teams from over 90 clubs at the EDP Easter Showcase. The weekend featured 15U-19U boys and girls teams from some of the top clubs in the region. Several of the top leagues in the nation were represented, with USYS National League Conference, Girls Academy League, and ECNL teams all competing. Due to the weather leading up to the event, schedules were adjusted for each team to receive three games during the weekend at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, NJ and four games at Iron Peak Sports and Events in Hillsborough NJ, and The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, PA.
College coaches from Division II and III schools were in attendance as they looked to round out their 2021 recruiting class, and prepare for the future with prospects from the class of 2022, 2023 and 2024. In addition to the college coaches on site, all 17U-19U games were recorded so that Division I coaches (NCAA mandated dead period till 5/31/21), and coaches who were not able to make the event due to budget and travel restrictions, will be able to evaluate players through video after the event through EDP Soccer’s partnership with ScoutingZone and Next Level Video.
A Look At This Past Weekend’s Results
In the Platinum bracket, each game was extremely hard fought, and three teams finished the event with 7 points. STA-MUSC 2002 NL EDP, Medford Strikers Academy 2002 and STA-MUSC 2003 ECNL were all 2-0-1, and NJ Stallions Academy 02 Bayern USYS-NL and Barca Academy PRO NY 2002 finished with 4 points going 1-1-1.
In the Platinum bracket, STA-MUSC 2003 NL EDP won all three of their matches to win the bracket, with 1-0, 2-0 and 4-2 wins. Wall Elite Snipers finished in second with 7 points, and PDA Hibernian Daglish finished third with 6 points.
In the Platinum bracket, STA-MUSC 2004 ECNL finished 3-0-0 to win the division. NJ Stallions Academy 04 Galactics USYS-NL and PDA Shore 2004 Thiago finished tied for second with 7 points.
In the Platinum bracket, all teams played three matches, with Ironbound SC 2005-Super Eagles finishing the top of the table with seven points with two wins and one draw. PSC Academy 2005 Boys Blue and Cedar Stars Hudson Valley 2005 NL tied for second with 6 points, and STA-MUSC 2005 ECNL and Match Fit Academy FC ECNL 2005 finished fourth and fifth.
In the Platinum bracket, WUSC 06 and STA Mt Olive 2006 NL Boys finished at the top of the bracket in group play with SJEB Rush 06B Academy NL and Medford Strikers Victory finishing 3rd and 4th, and STA-MUSC 2006 ECNL and Torpedoes SC 2006 finishing 5th and 6th. In the final, WUSC 06 came out victorious over STA Mt Olive 2006 NL to be crowned champions.
In the Diamond Bracket, New York Surf SC G02 won all three of their matches, keeping a clean sheet in each of the games to win the division. STA-MUSC 2002/2003G NL EDP and New Jersey Rush 20 Grey NL finished tied for second with two wins and one draw.
In the Diamond Bracket, SJEB Rush 03G NL EDP finished at the top of the table, finishing with 2 wins and draw, with their first win of the weekend coming over Warrington SC Fusion who finished in second place in the group, finishing with 2 wins and one loss.
In the Diamond Bracket, Cedar Stars Bergen 04 Girls Academy and PDA ECNL White Edge 2005 both finished 3-0-0, with both teams only allowing 1 goal throughout the weekend. SUSA 05G ECNL finished in third place with two wins and one loss, and also only allowed one goal over the weekend.
In the Diamond Bracket, SUSA G06 ECNL proved again why they are one of the top teams in the nation, winning the division going 3-0-0, scoring 8 goals and conceding 0. Nirvana 360 FC Mystique 05 and PDA Shore Blue Flash both finished with 7 points, and Syracuse Development Academy 2005 Girls finished with 6 points.
In the Diamond Bracket, Cedar Stars Academy Bergen 06 Academy and World Class 06 ECRL both finished on 5 points in the group stages, with Cedar Stars Academy Bergen finishing as champions defeating World Class in the final.