2019 Penn State

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by dmthomas49, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Tom81

    Tom81 Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Millenium, I just noticed it's SFU, not FSU on April 11.
     
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  2. Cliveworshipper

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  3. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's St. Francis.
     
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  4. walscd

    walscd New Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    Club:
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    Penn State 4, Georgetown 0 frrom yesterday
     
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  5. dmthomas49

    dmthomas49 Member

    Portland Thorns
    Oct 29, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
  6. dmthomas49

    dmthomas49 Member

    Portland Thorns
    Oct 29, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
  7. Number007

    Number007 Member

    Santos FC
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2018
    does the method of selection not bother you? what have the 2 youth club players done relative to others to earn U-23 call ups? It certainly bothers me. The system is broken. to have Mark Carr coaching multiple age groups is alarming to say the least.
     
  8. Tom81

    Tom81 Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    I'm not as familiar as you are re: Coach Carr. I don't mind them changing up the teams. The staff gets a look at a broader swath of potential age group and eventually full NTers.
    After seeing these 2 different groups of players, hopefully they'll have a better idea of their best 11 or best 18 or 22 etc.
    Who stands out in these groups of upper level players?
     
  9. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As far as Penn State is concerned, I think this is great. These call ups give those 3 players experience at a high level to prepare them for the beginning of the 2019 college season.
    Now, regarding the U-23 WNT roster, I think there's a thread for that somewhere. Although, I would like to say that I'd prefer seeing at least one game before passing judgement on the roster decisions.
     
  10. Number007

    Number007 Member

    Santos FC
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2018
    so better preparation than PSU can offer? I doubt that very much under the current YNT regime. You have a player like Tagliaferri on your team and you pick 2 youth Club players instead, becuase Carr knows them. SMH
     
  11. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As for Tagliaferri, I really like her, but this latest U-23 lineup by Snow clearly shows he was picking a young roster, and I don't mind the 2 freshmen getting this experience.
    Yes, I think the U-23 friendly tournament experience is much better competition than what PSU is seeing this Spring.
    I know that the youth teams tend to pick players they know. We may not agree with it, but it's a reality we have to accept.
     
  12. Number007

    Number007 Member

    Santos FC
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2018
    1. Snow did not pick the team
    2. Its not a young roster
    3. I dont think we agree on the level of competition or its relative benefit. Freshmen need to integrate with college teammates. Intl soccer does nothing to help that.
    4. The issue is the signal it sends when you continually pick players who have not succeeded. Im not advocating for FT per se, Im just saying that picking kids who have repeatedly not justified selection ahead of kids doing well in College soccer is a bad precedent, but so USSF. They know better that the game. Btw, Ft is well known by the USSF you would assume as she went to 2 world cups.
     
  13. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My bad, I assumed Snow was also coaching at the La Manga tournament?
    The La Manga roster is relatively young (besides the 4 Euro-based players). Many of the players on the La Manga roster are underclassmen, compared to the players selected for the U-23 roster by BJ Snow for the Thorns Spring Invitational roster, who were mostly upperclassmen.
    Freshmen do need to integrate with their teammates, but 1 week will not hinder PSU's team development IMO. There is plenty of time until the start of the college season.
    How many players make it to the full WNT from the U-23 anyways?
    I assume a very small percentage of players ever make the full WNT (which is the only team of importance IMO) from the youth rosters.
    I never said that I agreed with you on the level of competition or the relative benefit of the youth teams. I only agreed that I think the USSF could do a better job choosing players at each level.
     
  14. dmthomas49

    dmthomas49 Member

    Portland Thorns
    Oct 29, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
  15. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Penn State will open its 2019 season on Aug. 23 against Stanford.
     
  17. Tom81

    Tom81 Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    There is an OOC cupcake;):ROFLMAO:
     
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  18. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Penn State -- 2019 Women's Soccer Schedule

     

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