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Competition starts at 2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional

November 25, 2010 09:00 PM
 
Day 1 of 4 complete
US Youth Soccer ODP Boys 1996 and 1997 regional age groups, Under-14 U.S. National Teams participating

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 26, 2010) - The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional kicked off today with the 1997 age group competing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. 

The U.S. National Team Navy defeated 1997 Region IV Black 1-0 in the opening game. Both teams needed to endure rain throughout the game, which led to a slow start for both sides. In the 20th minute the U.S. NT Navy grabbed what would be the game winning goal after Coy Craft received a throw in just outside the top of the penalty box, turned and fired past the outstretched Region IV keeper. The game opened up in the second half as Region IV started creating chances, but the U.S. defense was stout and prevented many shots on goal to secure the win.

In the second game of the evening, the U.S. National Team Red put on a strong performance to defeat the 1997 Region II Red 3-0. In the 38th minute, the U.S. took the lead after a long switch from the right side of the field into the penalty box found the head of Sean Wilson, who nodded the ball into the six yard box to the feet of Benjamin Swanson. Swanson turned and slid a shot under Region II keeper Parker Siegfried for the opening score. In the 49th, Malcolm Dixon was sent on a breakaway and calmly finished to double the lead. Just four minutes later, Dixon grabbed his second and capped the scoring after a misplayed ball near the Region II box fell to Dixon and he fired a skipping shot into the side net.

The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional features teams in the 1996 and 1997 age groups including the U.S. Under-14 National Team. 

Continuing its tradition of elite play, competition and player development, youth from the nation's elite player identification and development program, US Youth Soccer ODP, train and compete in front of national and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.

2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla. 


Scores | Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

1997 U.S. NT Navy 1, Region IV Black 0
Goal scorers: U.S. NT Navy- Coy Craft (20:00)

1997 U.S. NT Red 3, Region II Red 0
Goal scorers: U.S. NT Red- Benjamin Swanson (38:00), Malcolm Dixon (49:00) (53:00)

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Field 18
1997
Region II Red v Region III Green
9:30 a.m.
Field 19
1997
Region IV White v Region I White
11 a.m.
Field 19
1996
Region II v Region IV
11 a.m.
Field 18
1997
Region II White v Region III White
12:30 p.m.
Field 19
1996
Region I v Region III
12:30 p.m.
Field 18
1997
U.S. NT Navy v Region I Blue
2 p.m.
Field 18
1997
U.S. NT Red v Region IV Black

Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010
9:45 a.m.
Field 18
1997
Region I Blue v Region IV Black
9:45 a.m.
Field 19
1997
Region III Green v U.S. NT Red
11:15 a.m.
Field 21
1996
Region IV v Region I
11:15 a.m.
Field 18
1997
Region II Red v U.S. NT Navy
11:15 a.m.
Field 19
1997
Region I White v Region III White
12:45 p.m.
Field 19
1996
Region II v Region III
12:45 p.m.
Field 18
1997
Region II White v Region IV White

Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
8:15 a.m.
Field 16
1996
Region III v Region IV
8:15 a.m.
Field 18
1996
Region I v Region II
8:15 a.m.
Field 17
1997
U.S. NT Red v U.S. NT Navy
8:15 a.m.
Field 19
1997
Region I Blue v Region III Green
9:45 a.m.
Field 17
1997
Region II Red v Region IV Black
9:45 a.m.
Field 19
1997
Region I White v Region II White
9:45 a.m.
Field 18
1997
Region III White v Region IV White
 
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 and 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 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 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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