Nation's Top Boys Participate in Elite Competition
1994s and 1995s Regional Teams and Under-14 National Teams Compete
FRISCO, Texas (November 29, 2008) – Games kicked off as top national talent converged on Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional.
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, train and compete in front of U.S. National Team Staff, professional and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional represents teams in the 1994 and 1995 age groups. For more information on the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, including rosters, scores, schedules and more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org
Under perfect condition at the Disney's Wide World of Sports, U.S. Soccer Under-14 National Team Blue was able to hold onto a one goal lead. In the 31st a blast from 20 yards out in the upper right hand corner from Migual Polley clenched the win.
The goal of the day came from 1995 Region III's Erik Clark. The laser from 35 yards out was placed in the upper corner giving Region II's keeper no options.
Bob Moullin, Head Coach of Region III 1995 team said, ""We started very sharp but then we changed a few things at halftime to give a few opportunities to some of the other players. We changed our system to 4-5-1 to prepare for the National Team game tomorrow and got a wonderful goal from Clark, who is normally a forward but we are short on defenders. It was a great goal.""
Saturday, November 29, 2008
94 Region I vs. 94 Region II, 2:3
Goal scorers: 94 Region I: Jonathan Beck (33:00) Michael Russo (60:00)
94 Region II: Andrew Oliver (28:00), Logan Andryk (49:00), Danton Irelan (54:00)
94 Region III vs. 94 Region IV, 1:1
Goal scorers: 94 Region III: Ive Burnett (23:00)
94 Region IV: Irivn Gijon (32:00)
95 Region II vs. 95 Region III, 0:1
Goal scorers: 95 Region III: Erik Clark (61:00)
NT Blue vs. 95 Region I, 1:0
Goal scorers: NT Blue: Migual Polley (31:00)
NT Grey vs. 95 Region IV, 4:2
Goal scorers: NT Grey: James Nosack (10:00), Oscar Montes (37:00), Ismael Longo (83:00), Antonio Velazquez (60:00)
95 Region IV: Tomas Thompson (32:00), Lyden Gooch (49:00)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
9:45 a.m. Field 3 94 Region I vs. 94 Region IV
9:45 a.m. Field 4 95 Region II vs. NT Blue
11:15 a.m.   Field 1 95 Region I vs. 95 Region IV
11:15 a.m. Field 3 94 Region II vs. 94 Region III
11:15 a.m. Field 4 95 Region III vs. NT Grey
Monday, December 1, 2008
8:15 a.m. Field 1 NT Grey vs. NT Blue
8:15 a.m. Field 3 95 Region I vs. 95 Region III
8:15 a.m. Field 4 94 Region II vs. 94 Region IV
9:30 a.m. Field 3 95 Region II vs. 95 Region IV
9:30 a.m. Field 4 94 Region I vs. 94 Region III
*all games are 35 minute halves; 5 minutes less on all games on Monday
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, professional 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.
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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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.