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1993 and 1994 Girls Kickoff Their Thanksgiving with Games at the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

November 26, 2008 09:00 PM
 
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1993 and 1994 Regional Age Groups Compete
Region II visits Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
 
FRISCO, Texas (November 27, 2008) –The 1993 and 1994 Girls competed Thanksgiving Day at the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional at the North Community Park and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex in Coral Springs, Fla. 

Thanksgiving got off to a fast start with Region IV feasting early in the first game tallying a 3:0 win over Region II in the 1994 age group. 
 
Neil McGuire, Region IV head coach, said, ""The girls came out a little nervous in the first half and it showed in our possession and movement of the ball. We talked to them about finding each other and keeping the ball moving. It paid off with our first goal. Lindsey Horan collected a cross and hit the upper 90. The corner was well executed and Mariana Galvan put it in off the header. Then Laura Liedle sent in a great shot from the right side that made it into the net. Overall a great effort and we are happy with the result.""

The 1993 Region II vs. Region IV game was back and forth through the entire first half. It was not until the 42nd minute, that Region II broke the tie with a goal from Molly Huber. 
 
Region II Coach Brad Evans said, ""We had to make some adjustments at halftime. Region IV was getting a lot of pressure in the first half so we had to adjust. We made the changes and got the result we were looking for early in the second half.""
 
In the 1993 Region I vs. Region III game, Region I came out on top with a score of 2:0. Maria Canicatti scored in the 7th minute, while teammate Lia Bellizzi scored a goal in the 81st to end the game, 2:0.
 
The Region II teams visited the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital today to share the Thanksgiving spirit. They brought soccer balls to give to the children.
 
Friday is the last day of games at the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional. All teams from the 1992 – 1994 age groups including the U.S. Under-15 National Team will compete.

For complete information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, including rosters, scores, schedules and more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

2008 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
North Community Park and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex, Coral Springs, Fla. 
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008
1993 Region I vs. Region III, 2:0
Goal Scorers: Region I: Maria Canicatti (7:00), Lia Bellizzi (81:00)

1993 Region II vs. Region IV, 1:0
Goal Scorers: Region II: Molly Huber (42:00)

1994 Region I vs. Region III, 2:1
Goal Scorers: Region I: Jessica Lee (14:00), Morgan Andrews (90:00)
Region III: Jana Jeffrey (53:00)

1994 Region II vs. Region IV, 0:3
Goal Scorers: Region IV: Lindsey Horan (58:00), Mariana Galvan (75:00), Laura Liedle (79:00)
 
Upcoming Schedule
Friday, November 28, 2008
8:00 a.m.              NCP #1                 1994 Region III vs. Region IV
9:00 a.m.              NCP #2                 1992 Region I vs. Region II Team A
10:00 a.m.           NCP #1                 1992 Region III vs. U.S. NT
11:00 a.m.           NCP #2                 1992 Region IV vs. Region II Team B
12:00 p.m.            NCP #1                1993 Region III vs. Region IV
1:00 p.m.             NCP #2                 1993 Region I vs. Region II
2:00 p.m.             NCP #1                 1994 Region I vs. Region II
 
The 1994 and 1993 age groups play two 40 minute halves and the 1992 age group plays two 45 minute halves. Teams are allowed seven substitutes with no re-entry.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP is known as the premier identification and development program for the nation's youth seeking the opportunity to compete at the national and collegiate levels of play.

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. 

For more information 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.
 
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.
 
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 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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