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2011 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional kicks off in Alabama

December 8, 2011 09:00 PM
Day 1 of 3
Regional teams in the 1994 and 1995 age groups participate
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The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys NCAA Interregional kicked off today with the 1994 and 1995 age groups facing off at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala.
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. More US Youth Soccer ODP players have been called into Youth National Team camps than any other ID program, including 129 of 148 players called into U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-18 camps since September 2011.
Highlights from today's matches:
Region II started the weekend off with a 2-1 win over Region I Friday. Region I took the lead in the 10th minute off the head of Thomas Trupo. That lead held until the 71st minute when Armando Hipolito leveled for Region II on a PK and Daniel Szczepanek netted the game winner in the 80th.
Goals came early and often between Region III and Region IV. Jaime Velasco started the scoring with goals in the 2nd and 5th minutes for Region IV. Region III then rattled off four straight goals, a double by Connor Fleming and strikes by Will Cross and Raul Gonzalez, to take a 4-2 just after halftime. Region IV showed resilience, battling back for a 5-4 win with goals by Aaron Caprio, Matt Arbogast and Peter Puertas in the 67th, 73rd and 80th minutes, respectively.
Region II continued its winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Region I in the 95 age group. Region II's Kaelon Fox scored the lone first-half goal as he punched home a ball in the box after a scramble. Brock Fitzgerald added to the lead, heading home a corner from Fox in the 58th. Mohammed Youssef finished out the scoring for Region II with two unassisted goals, including a low-driven black in the 60th. Peter Pearson pulled a goal back for Region I with a header in the 61st minute.
It was a tale of two halves between Region III and Region IV. Robert Carson gave Region III a 1-0 lead in the 35th as he finished on a build up that came from the left side of the field during the run of play. That goal scoring formula worked again in the 38th minute, with Jackson Boonstra this time on the receiving end of the left-sided build up for a goal. Region IV battled back in the second have with goals by Matthew Coffey in the 62nd and Christopher Chertude in the 69th. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
For complete information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional, including rosters, scores, schedules and more, visit Also, keep up with the action on Twitter @usysodp.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic Development Program and the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and Women's Professional Soccer as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. 
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2011 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys
NCAA Interregional 
Rathmell Sports Park | Vestavia, Ala.
Scores | Friday, December 9 
1994 Region II 2-1 Region I
Goal Scorers: Region II - Armando Hipolito (71:00), Daniel Szczepanek (80:00)
Region II - Thomas Trupo (10:00)
1994 Region IV 5 - 4 Region III
Goal Scorers: Region IV - Jaime Velasco (2:00), Jaime Velasco (5:00), Aaron Caprio (67:00), Matt Arbogast (73:00), Peter Puertas (89:00)
Region III - Will Cross (20:00), Connor Fleming (24:00), Raul Gonzalez (36:00), Connor Fleming (60:00)
1995 Region IV 2-2 Region III
Goal Scorers: Region IV - Matthew Coffey (62:00), Christopher Chertude (69:00)
Region II - Robert Carson (35:00), Jackson Boonstra (38:00)
1995 Region II 4-1 Region I
Goal Scorers: Region II - Kaelon Fox (40:00), Brock Fitzgerald (58:00), Mohamed Youssef (60:00), Mohamed Youssef (65:00)
Region I - Peter Pearson (61:00)
10 a.m. 1995 Region I v.  Region III
10 a.m. 1995 Region II v.  Region IV
Noon 1994 Region I v.  Region III
Noon 1994 Region II v.  Region IV
9:30 a.m. 1995 Region III v.  Region II
9:30 a.m. 1995 Region IV v.  Region I
9:30 a.m. 1994 Region II v.  Region III
9:30 a.m. 1994 Region IV v.  Region I
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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit



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