EDP Soccer hosted the first part of the USYS Regional Showcase NJ over the weekend with 15U-19U girls competing at one of the top recruiting opportunities in the region. All games took place at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, N.J., with all teams scheduled for three games in diverse cross-Conference match-ups against teams from differing parts of the region. Teams from four of the 13 USYS National League Conferences were in attendance, with teams from the New England Conference, North Atlantic Conference, Mid Atlantic Conference, and South Atlantic Conference in action.
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 until 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 with video after the event through EDP Soccer’s partnership with ScoutingZone and Next Level Video.
A Look At This Past Weekend’s Results
The 2019 USYS Eastern Regional Champions, PSA National 03, continued to show why they are one of the best teams in the region, going 3-0-0 and scoring nine goals in the three games. FC Copa Academy 02/03, a perennial powerhouse in the Mid Atlantic Conference, finished the weekend with two wins and one loss. From the New England Conference, Southeast SC 2003 had a strong showing in its first season in the National League platform, going unbeaten with two wins and a draw, allowing just one goal in its three matches.
The 2019 USYS Eastern Regional Finalist, FC Revolution Rowdies, finished the weekend unbeaten, winning its first two matches and finishing with a draw in its final match. Manhattan SC Charge, one of the top teams out of Eastern New York went 3-0-0, winning each of their matches by 1 goal. Philadelphia SC Coppa Venom, one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s top 03 teams along with FC Revolution, went 3-0-0, dominating the competition as they prepare for the EPYSA State Cup.
Coming off a strong performance at the National League Playoffs, SDA 04 Blasters once again put on a great performance, with two wins and a draw, including a win over 2019 USYS Eastern Regional Champion FC Revolution Dynamo. The 2019 ENYYSA State Cup Champions, Lake Grove-Newfield SC United, went 3-0-0, with wins of 3-0, 1-0 and 2-1. Both Alleycats 2004 NL and Quickstrike FC 2004 NL also went 3-0-0, showing the strength of the North Atlantic Conference in the 2004 age group throughout the event.
The 2019 ENYYSA State Cup Champion, Coliseum SC 2005 Inferno NL, went 3-0-0 behind a strong attack that scored 7 goals in the team's 3 matches. NJ Premier FC 2005 also showed its attacking prowess. Led by Nubia Gooding and her 5 goals, the team scored a total of 10 goals in its 3 wins. Alleycats SC 2005 NL, STA-MUSC 2005G NL, and FC Copa Academy G05 Black all went 3-0-0 over the weekend.
New York Surf 06 Academy proved to be one of the region's top teams, defeating 3 of the strongest teams from the Mid Atlantic Conference in RUSA FC G06 Gold, FC Revolution Reds and FC Copa Academy G06 Black. STA-MUSC 2006 NL also went 3-0-0, and started the weekend with a win over New England Conference opponent Sporting CT 2006 Girls. AC Connecticut of the New England Conference also went 3-0-0, with wins of 1-0, 2-0, and 2-1.