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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 12:27 pm

Ummm. I wish I had that kind of pull. Smile. I'm relegated to posting on message boards. Just a lowly dad.

But.. Interesting they changed it a fourth time. The only thing clear at this point is the tourney doesn't really know how to interpret the seeding rules.

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Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 12:29 pm

There real winner here is SRSA who apparently everyone wants a shot at, but no one wants to play Wink

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 12:35 pm

Wow. Just changed for the 5th time!

Back to SRSA and Amos / sting and DTS


Wow

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by FloridaFamily on 29/11/14, 12:58 pm

OMG. You think the Sting brass are sitting in a room arguing about this back and forth? Lol
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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by kick_in_the_grass on 29/11/14, 01:19 pm

This is actually getting comical. Sting G sure looks scared. How sad that Sting Brass care more about protecting that team, than their clubs reputation.

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by FloridaFamily on 29/11/14, 01:59 pm

The way the brackets were set up, there were 3 options for semi:
1. Sting v DTS (means teams are playing their own bracket)
2. Sting v Amos (means DTS and Solar play back to back games)
3. Sting v Solar (means #1 and #1 play)

All scenarios are messed up. I think it should be Sting & Amos.
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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 02:39 pm

Wait for it....,

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 02:40 pm

Wait...

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by FloridaFamily on 29/11/14, 02:45 pm

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 02:46 pm

TSCH 1 - SRSA 0

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Post by FloridaFamily on 29/11/14, 02:49 pm

Wow. Congrats! Any word on Sting v DTS?
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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by Guest on 29/11/14, 03:04 pm

1-0 Sting... Great game.... Should have went the other way. I won't speak about the officiating that should have granted DTS a goal and subtracted a goal from Sting for offsides, but I will congratulate the Sting defender that stopped 2 obvious headers (for goals) with her own headers. Congrats to Sting.

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Post by turftoe9 on 29/11/14, 03:33 pm

jamestren wrote:TSCH 1 - SRSA 0

Congratulations for a hard fought game!!! Good luck tomorrow.
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Post by NoFanOfDrama on 29/11/14, 03:47 pm

If they wouldn't have had Sting G play out of their bracket this wouldn't be an issue.

I know scheduling teams to get 3 games is difficult when you only have 5 in a bracket, but you kind of know who the stronger teams are, so don't have them play out of the bracket!
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Post by Its Just Soccer on 29/11/14, 04:00 pm

NoFanOfDrama wrote:If they wouldn't have had Sting G play out of their bracket this wouldn't be an issue.

I know scheduling teams to get 3 games is difficult when you only have 5 in a bracket, but you kind of know who the stronger teams are, so don't have them play out of the bracket!

NoFanOfDrama is right. The issue was how the brackets and games were set up. By the way, it wasn't Sting who was protesting the semi-final matchup. It was Solar. They didn't want to play Sting in the semi.

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by turftoe9 on 29/11/14, 04:07 pm

Not true. We just played DTS and wanted someone different in the semi's, it didn't matter who.
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Post by FloridaFamily on 29/11/14, 04:11 pm

That makes sense. If that's the case, then the semi match ups make sense. Doesn't make sense to put #1 v #1 in the semi.
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Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 04:13 pm

The explanation I heard is they bracketed like that to ensure NTX teams all got to play outside competition. The reason SRSA ended up in that bracket is they were a late add. It just makes for funky bracketing though.

I think the top two teams came out of their respective brackets, and the two finalists are deserving having won their semifinal against tough competition.

It is tough that teams did not play equal competition to move on. Sting H for instance had to play a very good Lonestars team and Amos in prelims, while DTS and Sting G both played Lubbock and the Lonestars B team. I think they have a beef. As does Lonestars A team who was left out after only losing a close game to Sting G.

They should have bracketed straight up, seeded them 1-10, then played two five team round robins and a final.


That being said, does anyone think the finals should be different? Sting G beat a good DTS team, and Amos knocked off SRSA.

** Where the format really could have for bad though is if Lonestars would have beat Sting G- leaving a 3-0 team in bracket 2 out while 1 loss teams in bracket one advanced.


Good idea overall, but it doesn't work out on the pitch.


Look forward to a great match tomorrow!

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Post by kick_in_the_grass on 29/11/14, 07:34 pm

"It is tough that teams did not play equal competition to move on. Sting H for instance had to play a very good Lonestars team and Amos in prelims, while DTS and Sting G both played Lubbock and the Lonestars B team. I think they have a beef. As does Lonestars A team who was left out after only losing a close game to Sting G."

Yes, I'll give you that Sting H had a tough schedule, but what about Sting Flanagan? They played two of the same teams, with the addition of SRSA. The other team Sting H played was not quite SRSA.

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Re: Texas Cup Predictions?

Post by jamestren on 29/11/14, 07:44 pm

<-- cross bracket just doesn't work.

But... Even without cross bracketing, seeding impacts your draw. It's part of it.

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Post by jamestren on 30/11/14, 02:57 pm

TSCH won on PK's... Was 1-1, 4-3 on PK's

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Post by FloridaFamily on 30/11/14, 03:11 pm

I got to see this game. Both teams played really hard. Team with the wind had the advantage the whole game. Unfortunate the ref called a penalty in the box on Stings GK, resulting in the only goal for TSCH. That was really the difference in the game.
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Post by jamestren on 30/11/14, 03:19 pm

Unfortunate? You mean when the forward made a great touch to go by the keeper and the keeper tackled her? Right..... What about the 3-4 shots that went 12 inches wide of the goal for us? Come on now... Great game; absolutely. To belittle the victory, shame on you. We just knocked off two of your top teams to add to the ones a few months ago. And we did it sans two starting defenders AND a starting keeper. Don't cheapen a great effort.

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Post by FloridaFamily on 30/11/14, 03:38 pm

First off, they are not my teams. I'm not even from Texas.

Second, both teams had several shots wide/high. Could have gone either way. I thought it was very evenly matched. Whoever had the wind, dominated each half.

Im not belittling your victory. You guys have a great team. So does Sting. All the girls played really hard.

I'm just saying that penalty gave your team their only goal. I don't think I would have called that penalty. But I will admit you had a better view than I did. i was standing behind your parents about 7-8 feet.
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Post by jamestren on 30/11/14, 06:26 pm

Well.... I'll say this. Texas teams and parents become a little more hospitable and gracious each time we come down. I had several positive private messages from a number of you. Thanks for letting a lowly Okie team slowly work our way into the NTX soccer culture. We've been chasing for a long time because we know it's a proud soccer community with great teams, coaches, and support. We are a better team because we allow NTX to push us. Thanks for a great weekend of soccer.

If lake Highlands has any flexibility, we would love to have several of your teams travel to the TSCH marque spring tournament, the Lexus Cup. April 10-12, 2015



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Post by Erod on 01/12/14, 09:01 am

Wow, quite a bit of pointless back-and-forth here regarding the matchups, re-matchups, and results from this weekend.

There was zero soccer played this weekend.  None.  Zero, zilch, nada.

This was one of those weekends when you just enjoy the time with the team and let the girls stretch their legs.  Parking-lot hard, bumpy fields in gale-force winds do not allow for true, purposeful soccer.  It was poor strategy to even attempt to play possession; the ball wouldn't settle and every ball bend and flight was exaggerated to the extreme.  Playing the ball back, especially to the keeper, was perilously unwise.  I watched half the games being spent chasing the ball down 50 yards into the adjoining field.

It didn't matter the age group or matchup because every game was like watching soccer with giant Ping-Pong balls.  The best approach was to just toe-poke the ball as hard as possible up and down the field, and do anything to get the ball on frame and hope the wind tricked the keeper into a mistake.  Goals that should have been weren't, and goals that shouldn't have been magically were.  It was like playing the lottery.

That's not soccer.  But somebody has to survive the happenstance and hoist the trophy in the end.  Congratulations to all the teams that did.  

And imagine the challenge for the older girls trying to showcase for the college scouts.  I'm sure the recruiters know what they're looking for, but the conditions made players look foolish and inexperienced to the untrained eyes.

At least it wasn't cold.  We had that going for us.

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