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US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 Regional Teams Compete in Portugal

March 10, 2009 10:00 PM
 
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 regional teams are competing in Portugal this week. Teams gain international experience and are able to support the Women's U.S. National Team as they compete in the Algarve Cup.
 
Here are a couple updates from the teams.
US Youth Soccer ODP Region I sent us a game report, click here to read it.
 
On Thursday, US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 Region II traveled to Lagos to play the U-17 Ireland National Team. It was an excellent field and Region II prevailed. Ireland started the game applying a lot of pressure. The gam was tied scoreless at the half. Late in the game, Region II scored for the win.  On Friday, the team visits the histroic town of Silves on the coast. they then have an evening game. Sightseeing and shopping in Lisbon are on the schedule for Saturday.
 
The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 Region II attended the United States vs. Norway game on their second day. Afterwards, they interacted with the team and a few girls received national player gear. The team has been training, playing soccer tennis and seeing the sites. They attended the United States vs. Sweden game Wednesday.
 
Wednesday, Region II played against an Under-20 regional team from the Sevillana region of Spain. Sevillana pressed hard for the first 12 minutes of the game. In the 15th, Frances Silva-Leon scored on a cross from Kelsey Mullen. Region II then changed the momentum and challenged Sevillana. Amber Fry (20:00) and Silva-Leon (35:00) put Region II up 3:0 at the half. Silva-Leon scored two additional goals in the second half. The first was a header from Megan Fuller in the 51st and another in the 65th after impressive dribbling past three opponents and the goalkeeper. Ashley Cantrell scored in the 80th and Kelsey Mullen followed with the last goal in the 81st minute. Region II won, 7:0.
 
Region III met with U.S. National Team players Kacey White and Kendal Fletcher who are also from US Youth Soccer Region III. Players enjoyed asking them questions. A few girls received jerseys from the national team players who were also signing autographs.
 
Region III's first game was against Ireland. Region III won, 4:0. Taylor Travis scored in the 31st with an assist by Katie Stengel. In the 50th minute Chi Ubugagu scored with the assist by Courtney Smith. Amanda Frisbie scored in the 68th off an assist by Molly Atherton. An own goal by Ireland in the 73rd ended the game.
 
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training from 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 and Women's Professional 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 regarding US Youth Soccer ODP and the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships visit USYouthSoccer.org.
 
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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.
 
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.
 

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