Swung by last night after I finished the two evaluations I was running to catch a bit of the first VR U13 boys tryout at the field next to me at UBC. Good turnout. Jason (Jordan) and Rich (Hawes) said it was 55-60 kids and the standard was good, if predictably frenetic.
Some very good players there and from several ‘Districts’ (the first step in relegating a term to being an anachronism is to put it in quotation marks consistently) outside Vancouver and Richmond. Supposedly the very strong ICSF U12 gold team has a large number of players opting for MUFC but if VR can hold onto the best players who showed up tonight they will do well.
The other thing that emerged last night is that it seems almost certain now that there will be a U17 BCPL division on both the boys and girls sides which means there will also be a separate U17 MSL division as well.
And don’t expect to hear VR announce coaches anytime soon.