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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional Continues in Florida

December 14, 2013 07:15 PM
 

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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional Continues in Florida

 
 
BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2013) — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys NCAA Interregional continued Saturday at Braden River Soccer Club in Bradenton, Fla. The three-day event features boys from the 1996 and 1997 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 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys NCAA Interregional includes players in the 2014-2016 graduation classes.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP is the nation's original player identification program. With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, it is available to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation. US Youth Soccer ODP 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, the National Women’s Soccer League, and a majority of current and past national and youth national team members as alumni. To learn more, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram.
 
Highlights from today's matches:
 
1997 Boys: Region IV v. Region II
After each side came away with a win on Friday, Region IV and Region II played a very close match as each team tried to notch its second victory of the weekend. The two 1997 Boys teams each generated some chances on the offensive end of the field, but neither side could completely break down the opposing back line. Each defense was able to keep a clean sheet, as the match ended in a 0-0 tie.
 
1997 Boys: Region III v. Region I
Region III used a late rally to salvage a 2-2 tie in its 1997 Boys matchup with Region I. Michael Travaglio-Romeo put Region I in front when he found the back of the net in the 12th minute. That lead doubled when Region I’s Connor DeFilippis scored eight minutes later to give his side a 2-0 advantage. The score remained unchanged until Glenn Johnson pulled Region III within a goal when he beat the keeper in the 81st minute. Miguel Perez followed that up in the 87th minute with an equalizing goal, as the match finished in a 2-2 draw.
 
1996 Boys: Region IV v. Region II
The 1996 squad from Region IV earned it second win of the weekend on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Region II. After a scoreless opening half-hour of play, Miguel Acevedo put Region IV in front with a 30th-minute goal. The Region IV lead doubled in the 48th minute when it scored on an own goal. That insurance goal proved to be important, as Conrad Hager put Region II on the scoreboard with a tally in stoppage time. However, it wasn’t enough, as Region IV held on for the 2-1 win.
 
1996 Boys: Region III v. Region I
An early second-half surge of goals helped Region I move to 2-0-0 in Florida with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Region III. Dennis Hall gave Region III a first-half lead when he beat the keeper in the 37th minute. Region I equalized in the 58th minute on an Andrew Fitzpatrick goal and went ahead three minutes later when Paul Delamy found the back of the net. William Eskay made it 3-1 when he added a tally for Region I in the 65th minute, but Region III pulled back within a goal just three minutes later thanks to a Martin Melchor strike. The Region I defense made sure that was as close as the game would get, as it shut down Region III in the final 20 minutes to secure the 3-2 win.
 
Goal Scorers and Results | Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
 
1997 Region IV Region II
Final Score 0 0
Goals    
     
1997 Region III Region I
Final Score 2 2
Goals Glenn Johnson (81:00) Michael Travaglio-Romeo (12:00)
  Miguel Perez (87:00) Connor DeFilippis (20:00)
     
1996 Region IV Region II
Final Score 2 1
Goals Miguel Acevedo (30:00) Conrad Hager (91:00)
  Own Goal (48:00)  
     
1996 Region III Region I
Final Score 2 3
Goals Dennis Hall (37:00) Andrew Fitzpatrick (53:00)
  Martin Melchor (68:00) Paul Delamy (56:00)
    William Eskay (65:00)
 
 

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