JF never owned Surf. He's an employee. He will be on the unemployment line very soon.
He should have known better, sacrificed his loyal families to accede to the needs of Jerome, who's only in it to get his daughter in the right soccer circle. But in order for that to happen, JF needed to displace his skilled girls making them the 2nd class citizens at Surf. Then tryouts came around and it was too late as girls all knew who was getting moved before it happened. Parents were butt hurt and the hardworking girls and the ones with all the skills made their positions very clear in the weeks coming up to the end of the season. That team went to the coveted Delco tourny without a full team. Girls refused to go to team games and instead rather play for their local LIJSL teams. He really made a mess of it all. We are glad to not be part of that debacle. Hopefully he pays for his mistake and doesn't come to LISC looking for work after that FAF team get's their azzzes handed to them and Surf corporate starts knocking on his door for an explanation. Either way...good riddance.
At the end of the day, Jerome could care less about Surf or the other teams in which all the good players left. His only concern ever was for his FAF team and getting his kid and her cronies into a more competitive league. He used Surf to get that access and now he could care less. Hence, why NY Surf wasn't even listed on the Delco players roster....it was listed as East Coast FC. He would've been better off staying in Elite 64 and moving the right girls up and the weaker girls down, rather than playing in this new RL league which is pretty much EDP.
Yes, I agree he is so rich that he would throw the whole club down the drain and lose all his investment to please his daughter. He doesn't care about the rest of the club at all, only one team. ECNL RL won't put up with a team finishing last after they have their asses handed to them. They will be out of the league next year all because of the one team he has his daughter on. You all hit the nail on the head. He really messed up and will lose everything, just like the EMSC club. If they had one team finish last or get their asses handed to them, they would be out. Thank god they have a combined 8-43 record this year, or who knows what would happen. He must not understand how the ECNL leagues work because they are surely not going to put up with a team doing badly, especially when they find out FAF is involved.
You made the right move EC/SURF will not be around next year with all these shenanigans going on. Wait until other parents find out about the FAF they will pull their kids from all the A teams to get away from that kind of behavior. We all know how virtuous soccer parents on LI are they won't stand for it!!