Over the weekend, EDP Soccer hosted the EDP Cup Spring Showcase, featuring 15U-19U boys and girls teams from over 125 different clubs from ten state associations. Teams from National League, ECNL, Girls Academy, EDP and other top leagues from around the region were in attendance, creating extremely competitive matchups over the two-day tournament.
Colleges from all levels were in attendance watching prospective student-athletes. EDP Soccer partnered with SportsRecruits and Next Level Video to enhance the recruiting experience for everyone involved in the event. All games were filmed and will be made available to teams free of charge, with all teams having access to Spiideo following the event.
A look at some of the event results:
The 19U Boys Platinum bracket saw STA-MUSC 2003B NL EDP finish 3-0-0 to win the bracket, starting the weekend off with a close 2-1 win over Jersey Knights SC Black Knights, and a 1-0 win over Quick Touch Futbol 03/04. On Sunday, they finished the weekend off with a big win over Jersey Shore Boca Jr FC Palermo. In the Gold bracket, PDA Hibernian Vidic kept two clean sheets on their way to a 3-0-0 record and a first place finish.
The 19U Girls Diamond bracket had STA-MUSC 2003/04G NL EDP claim first place. After an opening 2-2 draw, they had wins of 3-1 and 4-0 to win the group on seven points. Jersey Shore Boca Jr FC Liberty won the Ruby bracket with nine points, and Harrison Hornets from Westchester NY won the Emerald bracket with seven points.
In the 18U Boys Platinum bracket, Cohansey Premier 2004 Navy had a perfect weekend, keeping three clean sheets and scoring seven goals to go 3-0-0. Clifton Stallions - Sport Boys won the Gold bracket, and Freehold SL Phoenix won the Silver bracket.
In the 17U Boys Platinum bracket, one of NYE’s top ranked teams Amityville SC Cosmos took on SJEB FC 05B Academy on Sunday with both teams entering at 2-0-0. In a well-played match, the Amityville SC attack was able to find the back of the net three times, while SJEB was not able to convert its chances, and Amityville SC came away as champions. Other bracket winners in the age group included STA Mt Olive SC 2005 NL Boys, NJ Surf South Marlton 05B, Deptford Premier FC '05 Boys, Next Level Soccer Academy 2005 Boys Elite, Penn FC Youth 2005 M Black, and Elite Soccer Club Plainfield Revolution.
The 17U Girls Diamond bracket saw Keystone FC Premier 05G open with a 2-1 win over NJ Surf South Shore 05G, and then record a strong 4-1 win over NJYS State Cup Finalist NJ Premier 05, and closed out the weekend with a 2-0 win over Hamilton Elite to claim first place. East Fishkill Patriots, SJEB FC 05G EDP, Cherry Hill FC 2005 Premier Xtreme, and PSC Academy 2005G Blue also won their respective brackets.
The 16U Boys Platinum bracket had CSA North Newark U16 Boys NL and NJ Premier B2006 both show why they are two of the top teams in the State and Region, both finishing the weekend 3-0-0 with wins over Brentwood SC from NY, Calvert SA from MD and Bayside FC from RI. In the Gold bracket, Inter Connecticut 06 BOYS NAC defeated Medford Strikers Academy Boys 2006 3-2 on Sunday afternoon to win the championship. Other bracket winners included WUSC 06, Princeton FC Barcelona, FC Dutchmen Timbers, World Class FC SCP, STA-MUSC 2006B, Deptford Premier FC 06, and Holmdel FC Chelsea.
In the 16U Girls Diamond bracket, FC Copa Academy G06 Black went unbeaten with wins over Lower Merion SC Impact and NJ Premier G2006. In the Jade Bracket, PDA ECNL White 2007 finished top of the bracket with two wins and a loss, defeating NJ Premier FC 2007 and CSA Wayne Dynamite 2007G, and dropping a close 3-2 match vs SJEB FC 07G GA. New Jersey Rush 06 Grey, Keystone FC Elite 06G, World Class SCP 2006, Deptford Premier FC 06, and Back Mountain Storm each won their respective brackets.
In the 15U Boys Platinum bracket, Ironbound SC 2007 Raiders and CSA North Newark U15 NL both went 3-0-0, defeating YMS Premier Blackout, Penn FC Youth 2007 and Match Fit Academy. Pasco Barca won the gold bracket keeping three clean sheets, and Soccer Stars Gravity scored 12 goals over their three games to win the Silver bracket. Other winners included PSA Princeton 07, GoalQuest FC Napoli, and Next Level Soccer Academy 2007 Boys.
The 15U Girls Diamond bracket saw PDA ECNL Wildfire Blue 2008 and Reading Rage ’07 Press both finish the weekend 3-0-0, with PDA claiming first place on goal differential tie-breaker. FC Dutchmen Girls U15 Pride won the Gold bracket, and YMS Premier Spirit and Ole Impact FC also won their respective brackets.