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1993 Region I and U.S. National Team tie at 2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

November 21, 2009 09:00 PM
 
Day 1 of 6
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1993 Region I and U.S. Under-15 National Team tie
1994 and 1995 age groups kickoff Monday, Nov. 23

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2009) – The first day of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional came to a close tonight with the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1993 Region I team tieing the U.S. Under-15 National Team.

U.S. Under-15 Girls National Team head coach Mike Dickey said, "ODP is an accumulation of some of the best players in the United States. We are able to play against the best. We are here for our kids to get tested here in a way that they can't get tested anywhere else in the United States."

1993 Region I vs. U.S. Under-15 National Team
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1993 Region I tied the U.S. U-15 National Team tonight at the Thanksgiving Interregional. Both teams benefited from the strong competition and different styles of play.

US Youth Soccer Region I Girls coach, Erica Walsh, said, "It was a hard fought battle and I thought each side had big opportunities. I thought both teams came to battle. I thought the talent level was high on both sides. There was a big crowd. It was a great way to start the week and a great performance on both sides."

Walsh started with ODP as a player when she was 13 and stayed in the program through age 19. She was identified for the National Team at the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional when she was 17. Since then, Walsh started coaching for US Youth Soccer ODP Region I, coached the youth National Teams and is now an assistant with the Youth National Team. "I credit so much to the Olympic Development Program," Walsh said.

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, compete in front of national and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.

2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
Score | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009

1993 Region I 0, U.S. Under-15 National Team 0

Upcoming Schedule
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region I vs. Region IV
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region I vs. Region IV
11 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region II vs. Region III
Noon
NCP 2
1995
Region II vs. Region III
7 p.m.
CGHS
1993
U.S. NT vs. Costa Rica
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Region I vs. Region III
11 a.m.
NCP 2
1993
Region IV vs. Region II
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009
9 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Costa Rica vs. U.S. NT
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region I vs. Region II
11 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region I vs. Region II
Noon
NCP 2
1995
Region III vs. Region IV
1 p.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region III vs. Region IV
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009
8 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
U.S. NT vs. Region IV
9 a.m.
NCP 2
1993
Region II vs. Region I
10 a.m.
NCP 1
1993
Costa Rica vs. Region III
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009
8 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region IV vs. Region II
8 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region IV vs. Region II
10 a.m.
NCP 1
1994
Region III vs. Region I
10 a.m.
NCP 2
1995
Region III vs. Region I

The 1994 and 1995 age groups play two 40-minute halves and the 1993 age group plays two 45-minute halves. Teams will be allowed seven substitutes with no re-entry.

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. 

For more information visit www.USYouthSoccer.org and follow us on Twitter @usysodp.

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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.

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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 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.

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