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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional Concludes Play in Florida

December 15, 2013 11:51 AM
 

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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional Concludes Play in Florida

 
 
BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2013) — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys NCAA Interregional concluded play Sunday at Braden River Soccer Club in Bradenton, Fla. The three-day event featured boys from the 1996 and 1997 age groups.
 
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, trained and competed in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. The 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional included players in the 2014-2016 graduation classes.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP is the nation's original player identification program. With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, it is available to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation. US Youth Soccer ODP has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and a majority of current and past national and youth national team members as alumni. To learn more, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram.
 
Highlights from today's matches:
 
1997 Boys: Region I v. Region IV
It appeared the 1997 Boys matchup between Region I and Region IV would end in a tie, but Region I scored a winning goal in the final minutes to claim a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Both sides failed to break down the opposing defense for an opening goal as the game approached the end of regulation. In the final seconds of the 70-minute match, Matthew Hendrickson scored a decisive goal to help his side to a 1-0 win.  
 
1997 Boys: Region II v. Region III
The 1997 Boys from Region II earned their second win of the weekend, as they defeated Region III, 1-0, in a tight match on Sunday. Region II’s Antonio Williams provided the game’s lone goal when he scored in the 18th minute. The Region II defense did the rest of the work, as it secured its third clean sheet of the weekend and finished the event without conceding a single goal.
 
1996 Boys: Region I v. Region IV
A pair of 2-0-0 teams matched up on Sunday, as Region I and Region IV competed in a close 1996 Boys contest. Late in the first half, Deukwon Hwang gave Region I the lead when he fired a shot through the keeper’s legs in the 34th minute. Region IV responded just two minutes after halftime, as Tyson Fox netted a goal to equalize the score. The two sides couldn’t be separated the rest of the way, as the match ended in a 1-1 tie. With the result, each team finished the weekend with two wins and a draw.
 
1996 Boys: Region II v. Region III
Region II and Region III each picked up their first point of the event on Sunday when they played to a scoreless draw. Both of the 1996 Boys squads displayed solid defense to keep the opposition off of the scoreboard, as all offensive attacks were quelled by the back lines to force the 0-0 tie.
 
Goal Scorers and Results | Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
 
1997 Region I Region IV
Final Score 1 0
Goals Matthew Hendrickson (70:00)  
     
1997 Region II Region III
Final Score 1 0
Goals Antonio Williams (18:00)  
     
1996 Region I Region IV
Final Score 1 1
Goals Deukwon Hwang (34:00) Tyson Fox (37:00)
     
1996 Region II Region III
Final Score 0 0
Goals    
 
 

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