Games continue at 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional
Day 2 of 3
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BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2016) — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Winter Interregional continued play on Saturday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The three-day tournament takes place Dec. 16-18 and features teams in the 2001 age group comprised of the top male players in the country.
The event features more than 72 of the nation’s top players selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. In each age group, players attend scheduled training sessions and also compete in matches against each of the other regional teams.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional annually attracts many college coaches, as well as several U.S. Soccer scouts. The talent on display from each team allows coaches and scouts to evaluate players in an environment similar to what they will face at the next level of play.
Highlights from Day 2:
2001s | Region II 1, Region III 1
Region II and Region III battled to a 1-1 draw on the second day of the Winter Interregional. Mason Leeth got Region II on the board first with a goal in the 49th minute, while Region III's Jaden Jones-Riley responded with the equalizer. Region II is now 1-0-1, and Leeth holds a tally of two goals for the tournament.
2001s | Region I 2, Region IV 1
Region I ended the second day of games with a 2-1 comeback victory over Region IV. Julian Vazquez put Region IV ahead after he netted a goal in the 27th minute. In the 63rd minute, Region I's Carter Houlihan tied up the match after converting a penalty kick. Three minutes later, Region I stole the lead when Juan Molina put the ball in the back of the net, which eventually would be the game winner. Region I sits on top of the standings with an undefeated record of two wins.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program. With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, it is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. To learn more, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram.
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