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US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1988 Interregional Set to Begin this Weekend

January 10, 2006 09:00 PM
US Youth Soccer ODP Continues to Lead the Elite Player Development Charge

FRISCO, TEXAS (January 11, 2006) – US Youth Soccer today announced the schedule for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys New Year’s Interregional in Carson, California from January 13-15, 2006 at the Home Depot Center. The annual event brings together the four US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Regional Teams for player development, competition and identification.

Many of those invited to the New Year’s Interregional bring U.S. National Team experience as well as an extensive list of accomplishments. Fourteen are 2005 NSCAA/adidas Boys Youth All-Americans including Mark Wiltse (NJ) who was also a 2005 adidas ESP Team Champion and ESP West All Star. Wiltse’s teammate from the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team Cody Arnoux (NC), who recently committed to Wake Forest, will also compete. In addition to the nine 2005 adidas ESP All Stars, players such as Richard Edger (MD), Omar Gonzalez (TX), Amaechi Igwe (CA), Eric Lichaj (IL) and Bryant Rueckner (CA) bring recent U.S. U17 Men’s Residency experience to Carson.

The 2006 adidas MLS Player Combine is also taking place at the Home Depot Center and will consist of games played on the mornings of January 13, 14 and 15 in preparation for the 2006 MLS SuperDraft held on Friday, January 20, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to the annual training and competition at the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Interregional, this group of US Youth Soccer ODP players will have the opportunity to be evaluated by the coaching staffs and general managers from all twelve MLS teams.

“US Youth Soccer ODP continues to provide players the platform to experience the nation’s premier player development and identification opportunities in the country”, said Bob Bounpane, US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Committee Chairman. “For those players aspiring to play at the next level, our program provides the proven framework, results and history as the leader in elite player development.”

Teams will arrive on January 12th for training. Play is scheduled to begin on January 13th at the conclusion of the Player Combine and continue daily through January 15. Rosters for the 2006 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1988 New Years Interregional are available at or by clicking here.

US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1988 New Years Interregional
Home Depot Center | Carson, Ca.        
Event Schedule            
Date Time   Teams       Field
January 13 2:00pm   Region II vs. Region IV   HDC 2
  3:30pm   Region I vs. Region III   HDC 2
January 14 1:30pm   Region III vs. Region IV   HDC 2
  3:30pm   Region I vs. Region II   HDC 2
January 15 1:00pm   Region I vs. Region IV   HDC 1
  1:00pm   Region II vs. Region III   HDC 2

For more information on US Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer ODP please visit For more information about the 2006 adidas MLS Player Combine please click here.


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 member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 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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