Region III places second in tournament
US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) 1994 Girls are competing this week in the US Youth Soccer ODP 1994 Girls International Tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the Costa Rica National Team headquarters, Complejo Deportivo Fedefutbol-amanco, also known as Proyecto Gol.
The US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams will compete against four teams from Costa Rica: Arenal Coronado, San Jose, UCEM Alajuela and Heredia.
"Our regional teams are made up of talented players who hope to one day take the field in a U.S. Women's National Team uniform. In order to prepare them, we strive to provide them with the best opportunity in environments that they would experience if chosen to play at the national level," Ellie Singer, US Youth Soccer ODP Region II administrator, said. "The United States must compete within CONCACAF - and win - to proceed into the FIFA Women's World Cup. We believe that the competition and experience they receive while playing at the International Tournament in Costa Rica is valuable to attaining both a place on the U.S. Women's National Team and on the world stage of soccer."
Scores | US Youth Soccer ODP 1994 Girls International Tournament
Saturday, March 28
UCEM Alajuela 6, Region I 0
Arenal Coronado 2, Region II 0
Region III 2, Heredia 0
Region IV 2, San Jose 0
Sunday, March 29
San Jose 3, Region I 0
Region II 2, Heredia 0
Region III 5, Arenal 3
Region IV 1, UCEM Alajuela 0
Thursday, April 2
Heredia 1, Region I 0
UCEM Alajuela 2, Region II 0
Region III 3, San Jose 1
Region IV 0, Arenal 0
Friday, April 3
Arenal 8, Region I 0
San Jose 1, Region II 0
UCEM Alajuela 2, Region III 1
Region IV 1, Heredia 1
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 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.
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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 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.