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US Youth Soccer adidas All Stars Named

April 30, 2006 10:00 PM
 
Team prepares for tour of Europe

 

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FRISCO, TEXAS (May 1, 2006) – US Youth Soccer today announced the roster and upcoming schedule for the 2006 US Youth Soccer adidas All-Star 1991 Boys Team that will travel to France and Italy to compete against top international youth clubs from May 13-22.

The 18-man roster was selected from recent US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Regional team player performances at several US Youth Soccer ODP events across the nation and from the U.S. Soccer Under-15 Men’s National Team pool.

The US Youth Soccer adidas All-Star team is as follows:

Player

Hometown

Club/School

Dersu Abolfathi

Irvine, Calif

Irvine Strikers

Ade Akinsanya

Sacramento, Calif.

Clash U16

Eder Arreola

Chino Hills, Calif.

Barcelona Pasadena

James Balba

Torrance, Calif

So. Cal. United

Scott Caldwell

Braintree, Mass.

South Shore Untied Blazers

Ian Christianson

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar River FC

Kevin Durr*

Garmisch, Germany

Bayern Munich FC

Gregory Garza

Grapevine, Texas

Sao Paolo FC

Keegan Gunderson

Circle Pines, Minn.

Plymouth Wings

Abdusalam Ibrahim

Richfield, Minn.

Wing Nationals

Paul Islas

Fresno, Calif.

Bullard United

Zac MacMath

Zac MacMath

Clearwater Chargers

Jesus Mireles

Pharr, Texas

Chicago Magic SC

Amobi Okugo

Sacramento, Calif.

El Dorado

Michael Roman

Oxnard, Calif.

So Cal United

Kofi Sarkodie

Huber Heights, Ohio

Ohio FC Mutiny

Parker Walsh

Roanoke, Va.

Roanoke Star

David Yang

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Michigan Wolves

*Father is currently serving in Germany for the United States Armed Forces. Kevin is a member of US Youth Soccer ODP Europe which primarily consists of players from military families.

The All Stars will have the opportunity to train with elite international teams at some of Europe’s premier facilities. The team will also compete in two friendly matches, against E.S. Troyes and the Under-15 National Team of France in Troyes and Paris respectively, prior to their tournament in Turin, Italy home to the 2006 Olympics.

The team’s schedule for the tour is as follows:
Date Opponent Location
Monday, May 15 E.S. Troyes Troyes, France
Tuesday, May 16 Under-15 National Team of France Paris, France
Thursday, May 18 Lascaris Turin, Italy
Friday, May 19 Piemont Region Select Turin, Italy
Saturday, May 20 Atalanta Turin, Italy
Sunday, May 21 Finals Turin, Italy

Annually the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program serves as the resource for selection to national teams, collegiate programs and professional leagues for our country's finest players. Established in 1977, it 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. The only national program, US Youth Soccer ODP has been the common thread of success for those selected to U.S. Soccer National Teams, top collegiate programs and Major League Soccer.

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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 3.2 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 www.USYouthSoccer.org.

Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the original elite player program in the United States, please refer to the program only as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program or US Youth Soccer ODP, and never as USYSODP or simply ODP. We appreciate your cooperation.

When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

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