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Post by timmyh on 12/03/20, 12:50 am

Seems almost certain that this is gonna have an impact on soccer for the near future.  Figure I'd start a thread to discuss.

Upcoming "major" tournaments in California and Las Vegas and Virginia have already canceled. The foreign travel ban announced tonight almost certainly means the upcoming Dallas Cup and DIGC are going to be missing many of the teams that are currently committed.  It seems unlikely those tournaments go on as scheduled.

I would think transmission risk is low for a regular local league game, but it isn't hard to see the possibility of leagues that are currently in full swing (high school, DA, Lake Highlands, etc.) taking the path of "an abundance of caution" and suspending or canceling games.

There doesn't yet seem to be an appropriate balance between overreaction and logic with this whole thing, and I certainly don't have any suggestions for where to draw that line when soccer is obviously a minor thing when placed against the backdrop of what appears to be a serious health threat.

Anybody want to speculate on what the next few weeks and months of soccer are going to look like?

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Post by smugrr on 12/03/20, 10:17 am

A real issue. Many of the things being cancelled are where many people are in a confined space; basketball for example. Playing with no, or a limited, crowd is a possibility. And with soccer people are spread out on fields and can avoid too much interaction. Travel will be the biggest issue with out of town tournaments that depend on air travel. And you, of course, have spotted the problem with Dallas Cup.

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Post by melashbrew on 12/03/20, 10:18 am

This is probably only the beginning of what will be canceled or delayed. My daughter was supposed to play in VA this weekend. We are sitting in the ATL airport where we were connecting waiting for our return flight now that the tournament was canceled. Crying or Very sad The more time goes on, I’m sure the sooner things will be canceled in advance of the event. Hopefully anyways.


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Post by Deuce on 12/03/20, 10:44 am

Dallas Cup canceled

https://twitter.com/dallascup/status/1238127386807459840


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Post by timmyh on 12/03/20, 11:30 am

Sounds like DIGC canceling, too. Rumored that the DA will be suspending all games.

High likelihood we may be all done with soccer for the spring.

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Post by AlittleBitofSanity on 12/03/20, 11:56 am

if big money makers like the NCAA are willing to lose that much money, for sure everything else will be cancelled. bigger than sports.

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Post by Deuce on 12/03/20, 12:39 pm

DA now suspending through April 30 -- regular season and Cup games

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Post by Deuce on 12/03/20, 01:13 pm

And DIGC follows Dallas Cup ... canceled this year

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Post by jennjenn on 12/03/20, 03:02 pm

Pretty much all clubs have suspended practice... what a sad boring March this is going to be for our soccer loving kids!

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Post by Deuce on 12/03/20, 03:33 pm

Deuce wrote:DA now suspending through April 30 -- regular season and Cup games

Ditto ECNL - thru April 30

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Post by AlittleBitofSanity on 12/03/20, 04:01 pm

jennjenn wrote:Pretty much all clubs have suspended practice... what a sad boring March this is going to be for our soccer loving kids!

maybe they can do stuff like read and practice on their own.

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Post by JLA956 on 12/03/20, 05:50 pm

IMPORTANT HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to COVID – 19 Virus, the Classic League is suspending game play starting the weekend of March 14 through March 22, 2020. The League will continue to evaluate the situation moving forward to determine the next step in regard to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Once play resumes, please be prepared to play any week night or weekend until the season is completed (This stoppage could delay our season past May). DIII teams reschedules will be given priority due to the Challenge Tournament.

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JCL ELITE IMPORTANT HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to COVID – 19 Virus, the JCL Elite League is suspending game play starting the weekend of March 14 through March 22, 2020. The League will continue to evaluate the situation moving forward to determine the next step in regard to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Once play resumes, please be prepared to play Saturdays, Sundays & Double Headers if needed until the season is completed (This stoppage could delay our season past May).

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Post by Truthiness on 13/03/20, 06:17 pm

The past 24 hours of everything canceling has pretty much put an end to this thread for a while.

I guess there is nothing to do for a few weeks but speculate on whether the Solar girls should have 1 DA team in each age group next year or 2 ECNL teams (and whether or not FC Dallas may do the same, effective killing the Frontier GDA Conference).
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Post by MurderWasTheCase on 13/03/20, 10:02 pm

Blue Sky is open, staff is "diligently" scrubbing all surfaces to ensure everyone remains corona free.

Anyone want to meet up for pickup games?

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Post by smugrr on 17/03/20, 02:03 pm

Anything open now?

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Post by MurderWasTheCase on 17/03/20, 07:42 pm

smugrr wrote:Anything open now?

Apparently the outdoor turf fields at the PIT are a free for all

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Post by Big Ern on 17/03/20, 08:03 pm

MurderWasTheCase wrote:
smugrr wrote:Anything open now?

Apparently the outdoor turf fields at the PIT are a free for all

That ^ ... Or they've removed all the goals and installed gates this afternoon after the idiot kids that drove all over the fields last night and had their plates turned into the police today forced these actions.  C'mon now people ... how 'bout we be parents.  Thanks.

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Post by MurderWasTheCase on 18/03/20, 07:05 am

Big Ern wrote:
MurderWasTheCase wrote:
smugrr wrote:Anything open now?

Apparently the outdoor turf fields at the PIT are a free for all

That ^ ... Or they've removed all the goals and installed gates this afternoon after the idiot kids that drove all over the fields last night and had their plates turned into the police today forced these actions.  C'mon now people ... how 'bout we be parents.  Thanks.

WOW! That is unreal and hopefully the police will identify who it is.

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Post by stellablue on 18/03/20, 09:44 am

I am beginning to think we will not play again before signing day.
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Post by Big Ern on 18/03/20, 10:08 am

MurderWasTheCase wrote:
Big Ern wrote:
MurderWasTheCase wrote:
smugrr wrote:Anything open now?

Apparently the outdoor turf fields at the PIT are a free for all

That ^ ... Or they've removed all the goals and installed gates this afternoon after the idiot kids that drove all over the fields last night and had their plates turned into the police today forced these actions.  C'mon now people ... how 'bout we be parents.  Thanks.

WOW!  That is unreal and hopefully the police will  identify who it is.  

Done. Buncha kids from Independence HS.

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Post by timmyh on 04/04/20, 12:23 am

At this point, I assume we aren't getting kids together to play soccer until June, at the earliest.
Tryout season is probably a bust? Putting together teams for the fall is going to be quite difficult, especially for ages starting U11 and U13 play (10s and 08s) where rosters expand and there is usually a lot of movement.

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Post by BWGophers on 04/04/20, 11:33 am

timmyh wrote:At this point, I assume we aren't getting kids together to play soccer until June, at the earliest.
Tryout season is probably a bust? Putting together teams for the fall is going to be quite difficult, especially for ages starting U11 and U13 play (10s and 08s) where rosters expand and there is usually a lot of movement.

First World problem... Something tells me we'll figure it out.

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Post by Checkpoint Charlie on 04/04/20, 06:53 pm

timmyh wrote:At this point, I assume we aren't getting kids together to play soccer until June, at the earliest.
Tryout season is probably a bust? Putting together teams for the fall is going to be quite difficult, especially for ages starting U11 and U13 play (10s and 08s) where rosters expand and there is usually a lot of movement.



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Post by cenTex on 04/04/20, 09:11 pm

BWGophers wrote:
timmyh wrote:At this point, I assume we aren't getting kids together to play soccer until June, at the earliest.
Tryout season is probably a bust? Putting together teams for the fall is going to be quite difficult, especially for ages starting U11 and U13 play (10s and 08s) where rosters expand and there is usually a lot of movement.

First World problem...  Something tells me we'll figure it out.  

Of course we will. I assume your point is that it’s irrelevant in the big picture of what is happening in the world right now, and you’re 100% right.
But this place is a distraction from that, and it’s ok to talk about such things. Perhaps even helpful.


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Post by BWGophers on 05/04/20, 10:03 am

cenTex wrote:
BWGophers wrote:
timmyh wrote:At this point, I assume we aren't getting kids together to play soccer until June, at the earliest.
Tryout season is probably a bust? Putting together teams for the fall is going to be quite difficult, especially for ages starting U11 and U13 play (10s and 08s) where rosters expand and there is usually a lot of movement.

First World problem...  Something tells me we'll figure it out.  

Of course we will. I assume your point is that it’s irrelevant in the big picture of what is happening in the world right now, and you’re 100% right.
But this place is a distraction from that, and it’s ok to talk about such things. Perhaps even helpful.


I gave my opinion, which I still stand by, and I totally understand and respect your response and opinion.

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