15U-19U Boys & Girls | Girls: November 23 & 24
Girls: Tuckahoe Turf Farms: Hammonton, NJ | Green Branch Park: Pittsgrove, NJ
The EDP Cup Fall Showcase Girls 2019 concluded after two days of competition involving almost 300 participating teams playing 384 games. Participating teams traveled from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida. In addition, international teams came from Ontario and Quebec in Canada. As part of EDP’s Pathway to College™, well over 100 college coaches were in attendance from Division I, Division II, Division III, and Junior College programs. Coaches from the Big Ten, Big East, Ivy League, NESCAC, NJAC, and other conferences came to see elite girls 15U-19U compete in some of the best soccer on the eastern seaboard. EDP matched top tier teams as US Soccer Girls Development Academy, US Youth Soccer National League, and ECNL teams competed in Super Group brackets, with players competing against some of the best teams in the country and showcasing their talents and skills to a wide range of potential colleges. To see the complete list of scouts and college coaches who attended EDP Cup Fall Showcase Girls 2019, follow this link to ScoutingZone. EDP spoke to several coaches following the first day of the EDP Cup Fall Showcase. Here is what they had to say: “I think the girls played fantastic this weekend. They deserved to win all 3 games, no goals given up. I believe 7 goals scored. It feels really good to win. Great tournament. Great fields. Just fantastic all around.” Lee Bishop, Coach of FC Europa 04 Elite “I think they built throughout the tournament, which was nice because we definitely played the hardest team last. It just worked out. We kept building momentum, and we ended up winning 5-0, which was just surprising looking at the matchup. We put our chances away and just worked through different things we coached and throughout the weekend they just kept capitalizing. It was great.” Diana Colleur, Coach of FC Ballyhoo 02 Black “I think we could have played better. Overall, the quality of the tournament was really high. It was a challenging event for the girls to come and play. It’s our first games of the season and I’m pretty satisfied with where we're at. ” Todd Philips, Coach of Asphalt Green 2002
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“Yeah, I thought the team as a whole played well, considering it’s our first tournament together after the high school season. I want to see us continue to build fluidity and continue to work together as a group. But, overall the tournament was great and this was a great way to start the season.” Jamie Gonzalez, Coach of East Meadow 04 ECNL Barca
“I think our team performed very well. We’re a younger team. We’re playing up. We’re an 03 team primarily with a couple of 02s. So, we played up in the U18s and we ended up topping our group. So, overall I’m very pleased with how the girls performed. It was a good start to our outdoor season and looking forward to more EDP events.” Scott Burns, Coach of Rotterdam United 03 NL Check out highlights from this weekend's bracket winners: U15 Diamond Bracket Group A saw the Coliseum SC G2005 Inferno NPL finish second, with a total of 6 points. While World Class FC 05G ECNL, finished as Group A champions with 9 points, having only 1 goal scored against them after 3 games. On the other side of the U15 Diamond Bracket, Group B produced GPS NJ South 05G the winners narrowly by goal differential between STA-Musc 2005G USYS, who placed second. At U16, the U16 Diamond bracket, FC Revolution Dynamo (PAE) rose to the top of Group A, while in Group B, East Meadow SC 04 ECNL Barca (NYE) finished first. The U17 Diamond bracket, NJ Premier FC 2003 Group A and Penn FC Youth 2003F Blast Group B placed first in their respective groups. In the U19 Diamond bracket, Group A champions were New Jersey Rush 02 Grey NL and Jersey Shore Boca JR FC Group B, both with 7 points. A total of 988 goals were scored during the tournament, with a goal differential of approximately 1.557 goals per game.