BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2015)
– The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
(US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Winter Interregional began Friday, Dec. 18 in Bradenton, Fla. The three-day tournament, which will take place at IMG Academy, features elite boys teams in the 2000 boys age group from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions
The players were selected from US Youth Soccer State Association
and Regional level evaluations. Throughout the week, players will attend training sessions and compete in matches against other Regions, in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.
With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, US Youth Soccer ODP, the original Olympic development program, is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. To learn more, visitwww.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram
Highlights from Day 1:
2000 Boys: Region I v. Region III
Region I took care of business against Region III with the 3-1 victory on the opening day. A pair of Virginia players graced the scoresheet for Region I as Evans Moyo netted a brace to go with Ian Glisson’s goal. Region III’s goal would come from Saul Tinoco, who reached the semifinals of the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships with United FA 00 Premier (GA).
2000 Boys: Region II v. Region IV
Region II will join Region I at the top of the age group after a 2-0 win over Region IV. Michigan’s Daniel Peak broke the scoreless stalemate for Region II, and four-time ODP Boys Interregional participant, Gada Ambo, double Region II’s lead. Region IV was unable to find the back of the net giving Region II the clean sheet.