Breaking News: US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys 1991 Region III won first place with three wins and one tie. The reserve teams from the professional Brujas and Alajuela teams took second and third place. In the fina nail-biting match between Region III and Alajuela, the scor was tied thoughtout the game, first at 2:2 and then 3:3. In the final minutes of the game, Region III made the tournament winning goal!
FRISCO, Texas (March 3, 2009) – US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys 1991 regional teams compete in the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1991 International Tournament in Costa Rica, March 9-13.
US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams will have the opportunity to compete against the Costa Rica National Team, as well as three other dominate clubs: Alajuela, Brujas and Heredia.
The 1994 Girls compete in Costa Rica March 26 through April 4. In 2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls teams will travel the globe including play in Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Italy, South Africa, Spain and Russia.
USYouthSoccer.org will be reporting daily scores. Check this story for the latest updates.
US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1991 International Tournament in Costa Rica
Tuesday, March 10
Region I 1, Alajuela 1
Region II 0, Costa Rica 2
Region III 2, Brujas 2
Region IV 0, Heredia 0
Thursday, March 12
Region I 0, Heredia 1
Region II 0, Brujas 5
Region III 2, Costa Rica 1
Region IV 1, Alajuela 2
Friday, March 13
Region I 1, Brujas 4
Region II 0, Heredia 6
Region III 4, Alajuela 3
Region IV 1, Costa Rica 3
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training from licensed coaches through a series of trials at their local, State Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to the nation's best coaches, trainers and facilities.
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. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way.
For more information regarding US Youth Soccer ODP and the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships visit USYouthSoccer.org.
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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.
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