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All-Stars Named from 2006 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional

November 28, 2006 09:00 PM
 

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U.S. Soccer National Staff and Collegiate Coaches Observe Play
1990, 1992 and 1993 Teams Selected

FRISCO, TEXAS (November 29, 2006) – US Youth Soccer today announced the US Youth Soccer All-Star Team from the recently completed US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional at the Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex from November 25-27. The 19-man rosters for the 1990, ’92 and ’93 All-Star teams were selected based on outstanding performance during the annual interregional event.

The annual event brings together the four US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Regional Teams for player development through competition and training. In addition to the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys teams, the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) sent two teams (Blue and Grey) from the U.S. Under-14 National Team Pool in to participate with the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys.

“This week marked yet another highlight for the players and those who are furthering their development in the game from US Youth Soccer ODP and their respective club systems,” said Bob Bounpane committee chairman of US Youth Soccer ODP Boys. “With exposure to over 50 U.S. Soccer National Staff Coaches and collegiate coaches, US Youth Soccer ODP continues is history as the premier elite player identification and development system.”

The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional All-Stars are available at www.USYouthSoccer.org or by clicking here.

Teams arrived on November 23, for Thanksgiving dinner. They trained on Friday, November 24, with competition play beginning on the 25th through Monday, November 27. Continuing its tradition of elite play, competition and player development, youth from the nation's elite player identification and development program, US Youth Soccer ODP, trained and competed in front of U.S. Soccer National Team Staff and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.

The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1990 Regional Teams return to competition again in the adidas Super Group at the Disney Soccer Showcase in December. Held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, from December 27th through 30th the adidas Super Group features showcase matches between the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team, Newcastle United FC, Tigres UANL, Real Madrid CF and the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys ’90 Teams.

Initially created in 1977 as the US Youth Soccer Select Team Program, US Youth Soccer ODP was formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition. A girls program was added to US Youth Soccer in 1985.

The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training from carefully selected and 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 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 visit USYouthSoccer.org.

For more information regarding US Youth Soccer ODP visit USYouthSoccer.org.

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