Nation's Top Boys Participate in Elite Competition
1994s and 1995s Regional Teams and Under-14 National Teams Compete
FRISCO, Texas (November 30, 2008) – Rain and high winds provided additional challenges for the elite US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) regional teams today, as the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional games continued today at Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex.
Kevin Labastida secured the 1995 Region IV team's win over Region I. Labastida scored early in the 8th and 22nd. Region I's Jonathan Interiano answered with one in the 34th, but the Region IV defense held and Labastida scored his third goal in the 48th. Joseph Mancini rounded the score out to 4:1 with the final goal in the 67th minute.
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
Sunday, November 30, 2008
94 Region I vs. 94 Region IV, 2:1
Goal scorers: 94 Region I: Michael Russo (25:00), Christian Kaschak (59:00)
94 Region IV: Irvin Gijon (20:00 PK)
94 Region II vs. 94 Region III, 0:3
Goal scorers: 94 Region III: Mo Jadama (25:00) (45:00), Cristian Mata (54:00)
95 Region I vs. 95 Region IV, 1:4
Goal scorers: 95 Region I: Jonathan Interiano (34:00)
95 Region IV: Kevin Labastida (8:00) (22:00) (48:00), Joseph Mancini (67:00)
95 Region II vs. NT Blue, 1:1
Goal scorers: 95 Region II: Jose Laboy (51:00)
NT Blue: Christian Rodiguez (10:00)
95 Region III vs. NT Grey, 0:2
Goal scorers: NT Grey: Trevor Haberkorn (22:00), Antonio Velazquez (40:00)
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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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.