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US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional Games Kickoff

December 26, 2009 09:00 PM
 
Day 1 of 3
1990 and 1992 Girls compete in Ridgeland, Miss.
  
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 27, 2009) – Elite players in the 1990 and 1992 age groups kicked off competition at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Winter Interregional today at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, Miss.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams will train and compete in front of national and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure. US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, Region I (East), Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) to assist in national competitions.
 
Regional teams are comprised of the top players from their geographic region. In the 1990 age group, the United team is comprised of players from Region I, Region III and Region IV.
 
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.

The 1990 United team prevailed over Region I this afternoon, winning 4-2. Region I's Katherine Donnelly scored early with a 6th minute goal. To tie the match in the first half, Marjani Glover scored for United in the 37th minute. The second half brought three additional goals for United. In the 58th minute, Lucy Gildein put United up by one. United's Marion Crowder scored in the 67th and 86th minutes for the win. Crowder is a 1995 playing up with the United team for this event. Region I's Maddy Evans also scored in the 76th minute.

It appeared that 1990 Region III would win today's match against Region II after Laura Weinberg scored in the 9th minute and their defense held the score through the first half and nearly all of the second. In the 89th minute, Kate Howarth put Region II on the board with a goal. The game ended tied, 1-1.

The 1992 Region IV versus Region I match ended in a tie, with each team having a player who scored two back-to-back goals. Region I's Francisca Okoko kicked of the game with a goal in the 11th minute. Next, Jahmela Williams-Muhammed scored two goals for Region IV in the 25th and 39th minutes. Region I's Rachel Nuzzolese countered with two of her own in the 44th and 58th minutes. In the 90th minute, Sheida Crystal Shaffie scored the equalizer, ending the game, 3-3.

The 1992 Region II and Region III game ended was also decided in the final minutes of play today. After a scoreless first half, the second appeared to be evenly matched as well. It wasn't until the 89th minute that Arin Gillialand scored the game winner for Region II. Region II won, 1-0, over Region III.

Scores | Dec. 27
1990 United 4, Region I 2
Goal scorers: United- Marjani Glover (37:00) Lucy Gildein (58:00), Marion Crowder (67:00) (86:00)
Region I- Katherine Donnelly (6:00), Maddy Evans (76:00)


1990 Region III 1, Region II 1

Goal scorers: Region III- Laura Weinberg (9:00)
Region I: Region II- Kate Howarth (89:00)

1992 Region IV 3, Region I 3
Goal scorers: Region IV- Jahmela Williams-Muhammed (25:00) (39:00), Sheida Crystal Shaffie (90:00)
Region I- Francisca Okoko (11:00), Rachel Nuzzolese (44:00) (58:00)

1992 Region II 1, Region III 0
Goal scorer: Region II- Arin Gillialand (89:00)

Upcoming Schedule*
Monday, Dec. 28
1:30 p.m.             1990       Region I vs. Region III     Yellow field
2:30 p.m.             1990       Region II vs. United         Green field
3:30 p.m.             1992       Region I vs. Region III     Yellow field
4:30 p.m.             1992       Region II vs. Region IV     Green field

Tuesday, Dec. 29
1:30 p.m.             1990       Region I vs. Region II        Yellow field
2:30 p.m.             1990       Region III vs. United         Green field
3:30 p.m.             1992       Region I vs. Region II        Yellow field
4:30 p.m.             1992       Region III vs. Region IV     Green field

*Schedule is subject to change. All Eastern time zone.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP, designed to identify and develop a pool of players from which U.S. National Teams may be selected, is the original ODP program. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the 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 Youth Soccer ODP 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.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
 
 
 

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