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Final Day of Preliminary Games Concludes at US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Super Group

December 28, 2009 09:00 PM
1993 and 1994 Boys Regional teams comprise Super Group

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ORLANDO, Fla. (December 29, 2009) – Day three of preliminary games concludes at the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Super Group at Disney's Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

As the teams completed the final day of prelims, players were focused and playing at their best to compete not only for the highest possible seed in tomorrow's championship games, but also to display their talent to the numerous college coaches who are in attendance.

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.
1993 Boys
The Region I and Region II Boys squared off in a back and forth affair on the final day as both lobbied for the top seed in the 1993 group. Despite some excellent midfield play from Region II, Region I scored the lone goal of the game in the 34th minute when Luis Rendon Alba scored his second goal of the tournament. After Alba was taken down for a direct kick 22 yards from goal, he stepped up and delivered a laser into the side net giving Region I the victory.

Region IV earned their first victory of the week today as they knocked off Region III 2-0. In the 34th minute, Jeremy Williams beat his defender on the right side of the box and finished nicely to give Region IV a 1-0 lead at halftime. After a nice build up in the 72nd minute, Orellana Maikon fed the ball to Tanner Williams who took a touch and hit a shot past the onrushing keeper to cap off the game in favor of Region IV.

In the 1993 Boys, Region I finished preliminary play with a 2-0-1 record to earn the number one seed and they will face second seed Region IV (1-1-1) tomorrow in a rematch from their 1-1 draw on day one. Region III will face Region II as both teams finished with 1-2 records. Region III won the first match 3-1.

1994 Boys
In 1994 Boys action, Region III and Region II were both fighting for their first win of the week. Both teams had several chances to take the lead, but it was Region III that finally broke through nine minutes after halftime when Edvaldo Pedro grabbed his second goal of the week as he headed in a corner kick gaving Region III the 1-0 victory.

In a highly anticipated matchup between two undefeated 1994 teams, Region IV put Region I under pressure all day before leaving with a 1-0 win. Just before the halftime whistle, Mikhail Doholis received the ball and flicked it over a defender's head before feeding Aaron Caprio on a through run. Caprio's shot was blocked by the onrushing Region I keeper, but Matt Gay out-jumped his defender to head the rebound into an open net and keep Region IV perfect with the 1-0 win. Region IV has yet to concede a goal in their three games and have scored eight earning the top seed in the 1994 group.

Tomorrow's matches had already been decided heading into today's games as Region IV and Region I were both 2-0 and will rematch tomorrow as Region I tries to avenge their only loss of the week. Region III and Region II both entered today 0-2, and Region II will try to grab their first win tomorrow after giving Region III their first win today. 

Scores | December 29, 2009
1993 Region I - 1 , Region II - 0
Goal Scorers: Region I: Luis Rendon Alba (34:00)

1993 Region IV - 2, Region III - 0
Goal Scorers: Region  IV: Jeremy Williams (34:00), Tanner Williams (72:00)

1994 Region III - 1 , Region II - 0
Goal Scorers: Region III:  Edvaldo Pedro (49:00)

1994 Region IV - 1, Region I - 0
Goal Scorers: Region IV: Matt Gay (40:00)

Upcoming adidas Super Group Schedule
Dec. 30, 2009
8:30 a.m.
1993 Region I
1993 Region IV
Field 3
8:30 a.m.
1993 Region III
1993 Region II
Field 4
8:30 a.m.
1994 Region IV
1994 Region I
Field 2
8:30 a.m.
1994 Region III
1994 Region II
Field 1

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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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
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