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2012 ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional | Day 2

November 25, 2012 11:56 PM
 
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Casa Grande, Ariz. (Nov. 25, 2012) — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional continued Sunday at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. The three-day event features boys from the 1998 and 1999 age groups.
 
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. The 2012 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional includes players in the 2016-2018 graduation classes.
 
Some national team coaches are in attendance to watch the 2012 ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, including United States U-14 National Team coach Hugo Perez and U.S. Soccer's Juan Carlos Michia. 
 
US Youth Soccer ODP, the nation's original player identification program, has continued its tradition of elite competition and player development for more than 30 years, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. To learn more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
 
Highlights from today's matches:
 
1999 Boys: Region II v. Region III
In a tight contest at the 1999 age level, Region III narrowly defeated Region II, 1-0. Landen Haig scored the games only goal in the 9th minute. From there, the defenses held each side scoreless as Region III came away with the win.
 
1999 Boys: Region I v. Region IV
After allowing an early goal, Region IV responded with a pair of second-half strikes to come away with a 2-1 win over Region I. Joshua Cruz got Region I off to a good start with a 19th-minute goal. Later in the 53rd minute, Region IV’s Noa Harrisson took a free kick from Manuel Sarabia and beat the keeper to level the score at 1. Harrisson found the back of the net just two minutes later off of a cross from Preston Judd for the game winner.
 
1998 Boys: Region II v. Region III
Region III had an offensive outburst as it defeated Region II, 7-1. Lagos Kunga had a standout day, scoring five goals, including the first two of the contest, to lead Region III. Conor Sloan and Kai Koreniuk also scored for Region III in the blowout victory. Andrew Barrowman scored the lone goal for Region II in the 20th minute.
 
1998 Boys: Region IV v. Region I
After a scoreless first half, Region IV scored the game’s lone goal in the stoppage time to come away with the 1-0 win over Region I. Drini Redzepi hit a first-touch shot from 8 yards out to give Region IV the late winner.  
 
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Goal Scorers and Results | Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
 
1999
Region II
Region III
Final Score
Goals
  Landen Haig (9:00) 
 
1999
Region I
Region IV
Final Score
Goals
Joshua Cruz (19:00) 
Noa Harrisson (53:00) 
 
 
Noa Harrisson (55:00)
 
1998
Region II
Region III
Final Score
Goals
Andrew Barrowman (20:00)
Lagos Kunga (15:00) 
 
 
Lagos Kunga (25:00) 
    Conor Sloan (40:00)
    Lagos Kunga (52:00)
    Kai Koreniuk (58:00)
    Lagos Kunga (62:00)
    Lagos Kunga (67:00)
 
1998
Region IV
Region I
Final Score
Goals
Drini Redzepi (90:00)
 
 
 

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