US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Region I Roster
FRISCO, Texas (March 5, 2010) –
US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Region I Under-19 team is competing in the third annual Kuban Spring Tournament in Moscow and Sochi, Russia, this week.
In their first year competing in this tournament, US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Region I placed third, and last year they tied the Under-19 China National Team. This is one of many international opportunities offered to US Youth Soccer ODP players.
This year Russia, Belorussia, Estonia, Moscow Regional Team, Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, China, Krasnodar and Uzbekistan are competing.
The Region I team will participate in daily training and also have teambuilding activities. The girls are also sightseeing in their free time.
Schedule, all times local
March 6, 10 a.m.   US Youth Soccer ODP vs. Krasnodar Regional Team
March 8, 10 a.m. Uzbekistan vs. US Youth Soccer ODP
March 10, 10 a.m. US Youth Soccer ODP vs. Urals Regional Team
March 12   Quarterfinals
March 14   Semifinals
March 16 Final
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and the only elite player development program claiming 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. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way.
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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.
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