This past weekend, EDP Soccer hosted the first part of its EDP Cup Fall Showcase, annually ranked one of the top showcases in the nation by GotSoccer. The weekend featured 15U-19U Girls with games played at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, NJ and Green Branch Park in Pittsgrove, NJ. Teams from the Girls Academy, ECNL and USYS National League were all in attendance, creating high level matchups ideal for college coaches to identify top players. Over 170 teams from over 100 different clubs participated during the weekend, representing seven different State Associations and Canada.
Over 100 College Coaches from Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 schools registered for the showcase, proving that it continues to be one of the top recruiting events in the region. EDP Soccer’s partnership with SportsRecruits and Next Level Video enhanced the recruiting experience for players and college coaches at the event by providing them with video footage for each game and complimentary access to Digital Player Profiles.
The EDP Cup Fall Showcase continues next weekend with the 15U-19U Boys.
Highlights From This Past Weekend:
In the Diamond Bracket, three teams went 2-1-0, with NJ Premier FC, FC Europa and PA Dominion each finishing with six points. With all to play for on day two, FC Europa defeated NJ Premier 1-0 to tie them on six points, while PA Dominion defeated Jersey South FC 3-0 to reach the six point mark. In the Ruby Bracket, NY Rush Select went 3-0-0, keeping clean sheets in both matches on day one with results of 2-0 and 3-0, and won their finale 3-1. Other bracket winners included Fever SC, and Liverpool FCIA NJ.
In the Diamond Bracket, Force FC was the lone unbeaten side, going 3-0-0 to win first place. With an impressive 3-0 win over NJ Surf South in their first match, they followed up the performance with a back-and-forth match with Penn Alliance Select, where they came away with a 3-2 victory. In their last match, they dominated Medford Strikers SC with a 5-1 win. In the Ruby Bracket, East Fishkill had one of the top attacks all weekend long, and showed their goal-scoring ability early on when they defeated NJ Rush in their first game. They followed it up against a tough FC Frederick team winning 3-1, and closed out the event with a 5-2 win over Rancocas Valley SC. Other bracket winners included Cherry Hill FC, SJEB FC, and Towamencin YA.
In the Diamond Bracket, The Football Academy opened up the weekend with a 1-1 draw against PA Classics, but then rattled off back-to-back wins to top the group. A 3-2 win over FC Delco and 2-0 victory over Keystone Athletic saw them finish in first place, adding another EDP Cup trophy to the clubs total this Fall. In the Ruby Bracket, Coliseum won the group going 2-0-1, with results of 1-1, 2-0 and 3-0. Other bracket winners included Long Island SC, Cedar Stars Hudson Valley, 1776 United, CT Rush, and RUSA.
In the Diamond Bracket, Lower Merion SC and Reading Rage both finished a perfect 3-0-0. The two sides who both reached the EPYSA State Cup Semi-Final round last season faced their toughest test against NJ Surf, who entered the event ranked seventh in the nation. Lower Merion SC won the match up 2-0, while Reading Rage won the matchup 2-1. In the Ruby Bracket, Match Fit Academy went 3-0-0, scoring three goals in each of their matches recording wins of 3-1 over SJEB FC, 3-2 over PA Dominion and 3-1 over Medford Strikers. Other winners included FC Delco, PMYSL, FC Revolution, Hicksville SC, PSA Princeton, and Deptford Premier FC.
In the Diamond Bracket, FC Somers finished at the top of the group, showing why they are one of the top teams in the nation. The ENY State Champion, ranked eighth in the nation, started with a 1-0 win over Cinnaminson SC, followed by a 3-1 win over NLSA, a former semi-finalist in the USYS Eastern Regional. They closed out their weekend with a 0-0 draw against CS St Hubert from Canada, which was enough to top the group. In the Ruby Bracket, Quakertown SC, Long Island SC, and Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals all finished 2-1-0. Other winners included
Lacey SC, Deptford FC Premier, Massapequa SC, Kearny Thistle United, and Manalapan SC.