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Day two at the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional

December 9, 2011 09:00 PM
Day 2 of 3
Regional teams in the 1994 and 1995 age groups participate
Follow online scoring throughout the event at

Play continued at the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional in Vestavia, Ala. Day two saw plenty of goals, but only one victory as three games ended tied up.

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.


Right from the kickoff, Region II controlled possession and Neal Sampson maneuvered his way through the middle of the field and created a one-on-one with the keeper. Sampson won the battle and put Region II on the board just a minute into the game. Less than 15 minutes later, Region IV leveled off the head of Aaron Caprio. In another standout performance, Jaime Velasco added a goal for Region IV in the 25th minute to give his team a 2-1 lead at half. John Manga leveled the game again with a Region II goal in the 73rd for the 2-2 tie.

In the lone victory on the day, Region I beat Region II 5-0. Enrique Hidalgo gave Region I a 1-0 lead at half with a 20th-minute strike. Three goals in the last ten minutes secured the win for Region I, with Andrew Wheeler-Oniunu, Evan Sosnow and Matthew Bolduc finding the net.

Region III took the lead over Region I in the 27th minute as Tyler Long finished a cross from Clayton Muehlstein. Esai Cortez capitalized on a error by the Region I keeper to double the lead.  From a Region I corner kick, Joseph Iraola elevated above the defense to win the header and pull one score back before halftime. In the second half, Long returned the favor to Muehlstein, setting Clayton up for a goal in the 57th. Taylor Dempsey made the score 3-2 with a goal for Region I in the 70th. Just before the final whistle, Peter Pearson finished a corner kick to pull Region I even, 3-3.

Two goals in the first five minutes by Raymond Saari and Dalton Amez gave Region II an early lead over Region IV. That lead would stand until the 59th with an easy finish for Anthony Macchione of a great set up by Matthew Coffey for Region IV. A goal in the 75th minute by Kouri Nago completed the comeback and the game ended 2-2.
Sunday Schedule
9:30 a.m.


Region III v. Region II
9:30 a.m.


Region IV v. Region I
9:30 a.m.


Region II v. Region III
9:30 a.m.


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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