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

December 27, 2009 09:00 PM
1993 and 1994 Boys Regional teams comprise Super Group

Day 2 of 4

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ORLANDO, Fla. (December 28, 2009) – Day two of preliminary games concluded at the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Super Group at Disney's Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

Play in today's matches continued to showcase the elite level of play that is produced by US Youth Soccer ODP.

1993 Boys
The 1993 Region I Boys withstood a strong effort from Region III before pulling out a 1-0 victory on the second day of games in the Disney Super Group. Region III had a great chance to go ahead in the first half as they drew a penalty kick, but the Region I keeper stepped up to save the kick and preserve the 0-0 score at halftime. In the second half, Region I grabbed the winner when Luis Rendon Alba scored in the 54th minute.

Region II were also able to earn a penalty kick in first half action of their game against Region IV in the 1993 group. Christopher Wiah took full advantage, burying the spot kick and putting Region II up 1-0 just before halftime. Region IV turned it up in the second half putting more and more pressure on the Region II keeper as the game went on, but Region II thwarted any attacks to take the game 1-0.

1994 Boys
Region IV is setting the tone in the 1994 Super Group as they defeated Region II 3-0 in the second day of play. Region IV once again jumped out to a fast start when Aaron Caprio took a through ball and passed it by the keeper in the 15th minute.  Jared Hegardt added another goal before halftime in the 33rd, and Jack McBean knocked home a rebound from a direct kick in the 60th to finish off the scoring. Region IV has now scored seven goals while conceding none in their first two games.

Though the margin of victory isn't as big for Region I, they are still on pace with Region IV with a 2-0 record after coming from behind to defeat Region III 3-1. Region III put the pressure on when Edvaldo Pedro scored in the 20th minute. Down a goal at halftime, Region I finally caught their stride when Vikram Pothuri evened the score ten minutes after the restart. Sean Sepe and Haile Marr scored two minutes apart starting in the 65th to seal the win for Region I as they set up an exciting match tomorrow with Region IV.

Scores | December 28, 2009
1993 Region I - 1, Region III - 0
Goal Scorers: Region I: Luis Rendon Alba (54:00) 

1993 Region II - 1, Region IV - 0
Goal Scorers: Region II: Christopher Wiah (56:00)

1994 Region IV - 3, Region II - 0
Goal Scorers: Region IV: Aaron Caprio (15:00), Jared Hegardt (33:00), Jack McBean (60:00)

1994 Region I - 3, Region III - 1
Goal Scorers: Region I: Vikram Pothuri (50:00), Sean Sepe (65:00), Haile Marr (67:00)
Region III:  Edvaldo Pedro (20:00)

Upcoming adidas Super Group Schedule of Events
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.

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 as well as additional information regarding the Showcase.

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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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