Re: Madison Park
posted at 9/13/2010 5:13 AM EDT
In Response to Madison Park
[QUOTE]very very impressive early season result as Madison Park goes to New Bedford and gains 1-1 draw... what do people think? results for the Boston City League continue to impress and improve... Madison lost 4-2 at NB in 08, and 2-1 in 09 and this year nil nil, next year could Madison beat NB at their house??? what do people think -- it instantly vaults Madison Park into top 5 ranking, right?
Posted by soccerfan12[/QUOTE]
Madison played New Bedford twice in "08" and tied them 1-1 in the other game. It's a bit early to say, could just be a case of Madison being on their game and New Bedford not playing well. I would be interested to see if East Boston has any tough nonconference opponents on their schedule this season and how they end up faring against Madison Park. In my opinion, EB has been hurt too many times scheduling a weak nonconference schedule, while they will get the #1 seed, it's often at the expense of playing a .500 team from the DCL.
Madison hasn't been a top 5 team since maybe '99", they had an amazing team with Hermann Suoto, Nuno Fernandes and Christian Bodden leading the way. An amazing offensive talent, but the defense and goaltending was very subpar. They ran into a very loaded Newton North team in the tournament with Pfeiffer.
The way Madison gets into the Top 5 is if:
*they have more tough nonconference opponents scheduled.
*run the slate clean in the BCL.
Nothing in their tournament history that would suggest they are a Top 5 team. Honestly, I'm not even sure they are the best team in their division, though we're in agreement the BCL has gotten better.