Was wondering more about the competition level and refereeing. While we have a solid team with 2 players that are regional ODP level players and the other 9 are very solid players - we have no bench. The coach actually cut all 5 bench players after the spring season - not sure which ones are coming to the tournament - and we picked up 4 new players that cannot participate. Depth will probably hurt us but was wondering if the teams typically have 16 solid players or if some of them rely on that 1-2 exceptional player.
We played a top team from New York in a spring tournament and they were a solid team - they beat us 3-1 - but they had 1 player that was so much better than any other player on their team and field. He ended up scoring all 3 goals. Was wondering if that is what we will see at these regional tournaments.