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Games Kickoff for US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Super Group at Disney's Soccer Showcase

December 26, 2009 09:00 PM
 
1993 and 1994 Boys Regional teams comprise Super Group

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ORLANDO, Fla. (December 27, 2009) -- Top talent from US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) kicked off competition in the US Youth Soccer ODP Super Group at Disney's Soccer Showcase presented by the Chelsea Football Club in Orlando, Fla. today. 

The 1993 Boys kicked off the Super Group with Region IV and Region I battling to a 1-1 draw. Region IV controlled much of the momentum off the start, but Region I forward Luis Rendon put Region I on top after powering through a defender and slamming a near post shot past the Region IV keeper in the 33rd minute. Region IV came out in the second half on fire again, and was able to find the equalizer in the 47th. Alfredo Rodriguez received a pass from Ricardo Gutierrez 20 yards from goal and, after cutting the ball to his left, fired a near post shot just past keeper.
 
Region III and Region II faced off in the second 1993 game with Region III pulling away at the end to win 3-1. In the 41st minute Region III midfielder Christopher Essman went on a weaving run from midfield beating several defenders before slipping the ball wide right. Essman continued his run into the box and the ball was returned as Essman clipped in a far post shot from the near side. Region II didn't take long to answer as a minute later Joseph Tinnion sidestepped a defender at the top of the box and fired a shot into the upper corner to even the score at 1-1 going into halftime. Region III would find the momentum to win the game in the 73rd minute when Timothy Nuckles received the ball on the left wing and swung a cross into a wide open Ephraim Okeke. Okeke's header was saved by the keeper, but Jordan Schmoker was there for the follow to put Region III ahead 2-1. Philip Carmon gave the southerners a cushion with two minutes to play when he slammed home a rebound after Jeffrey Torda's shot was initially saved.
 
In 1994 Boys action, Region IV came out firing and didn't let up en route to a 4-0 victory over Region III. Mikhail Doholis jumped on the board in the 4th minute for the early Region IV lead. An own goal from Region III increased the deficit to two, and in the 28th minute Andrew Pardo scored again for Region IV, giving them a comfortable 3-0 lead at halftime. Region III tried to get back in the game, but Brian Gutierrez scored one more for Region IV in the 59th as they cruised in their first game.
 
The Region I 1994 Boys sprang out of the gates in their game versus Region II. Region I had two clear breakaways in the opening minutes, but the Region II goalkeeper was able to come up with two big saves. However, in the 6th minute Region I finally broke through thanks to Donovan Fraser to take a 1-0 lead. Just eight minutes later Region I would double the lead when Darius Madison struck, but Region II would cut the lead back down to one in the 31st from a John Manga strike. Region I would once again assume a two goal lead in the second half as Madison netted his second of the game, and Region I walked away with a 3-1 victory over Region II.
 
Players in the 1993 and 1994 age groups will compete in preliminary games December 27-29 and seeding will be held December 30.

The US Youth Soccer ODP Interregional includes US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams in the 1993 – 1994 age groups. 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.
 
The showcase event is among the top recruiting tournaments in the country. This year, the showcase will play host to over 480 boys' and girls' teams along with the eight Super Group teams and more than 800 collegiate coaches.
 
Scores | December 27, 2008
1993 Region I - 1, Region IV - 1
Goal Scorers: Region I: Luis Rendon (33:00)
Region IV: Alfredo Rodriguez (47:00)

1993 Region III - 3, Region II - 1
Goal Scorers: Region III: Christopher Essman (41:00), Jordan Schmoker (73:00), Philip Carmon (78:00)
Region II: Joseph Tinnion (42:00)

1994 Region IV - 4, Region III - 0
Goal Scorers: Region IV: Mikhail Doholis (4:00), Own Goal (25:00), Andrew Pardo (28:00), Brian Gutierrez (59:00)

1994 Region I - 3, Region II - 1
Goal Scorers: Region I: Donovan Fraser (6:00), Darius Madison (14:00) (70:00)
Region II: John Manga (31:00)

Upcoming adidas Super Group Schedule of Events
Dec. 28, 2009
 
 
 
12:30 p.m.
1993 Region I
1993 Region III
Field 3
12:30 p.m.
1993 Region II
1993 Region IV
Field 4
2:30 p.m.
1994 Region IV
1994 Region II
Field 3
2:30 p.m.
1994 Region I
1994 Region III
Field 4
Dec. 29, 2009
 
 
 
10:30 a.m.
1993 Region I
1993 Region II
Field 1
10:30 a.m.
1993 Region III
1993 Region IV
Field 2
10:30 a.m.
1994 Region IV
1994 Region I
Field 3
10:30 a.m.
1994 Region II
1994 Region III
Field 4
Dec. 30, 2009
 
 
 
8:30 a.m.
1993 #1
1993 #2
Field 3
8:30 a.m.
1994 #1
1994 #2
Field 4
8:30 a.m.
1993 #3
1993 #4
Field 2
10:45 a.m.
1994 #3
1994 #4
Field 4
 
 
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.

US Youth Soccer ODP players participating at the US Youth Soccer ODP Super Group at Disney's Soccer Showcase have been selected through a series of trials at their local, US Youth Soccer State Association and then US Youth Soccer regional levels.

A number of US Youth Soccer teams from member State Associations will be represented at the Disney's Soccer Showcase. A complete team list can be found at www.disneyworldsports.com as well as additional information regarding the Showcase.

Elite soccer events are nothing new to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, which has hosted the prestigious US Youth Soccer National Championships in 2004 and 2005 after previously hosting the championships in 1999 and 2000. The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional has taken place at Disney since 2000.

For more information regarding US Youth Soccer and the US Youth Soccer ODP, please log on to www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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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 3.2 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.
 
 
 

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