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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional kicks off in Florida

December 20, 2013 12:59 PM

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2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional kicks off in Florida

BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2013) — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Winter Interregional is now underway at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. The three-day event kicked off Friday and features boys from the 1998 age group.
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 Winter Interregional includes players primarily in the 2015-2016 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
Highlights from Friday's matches:
1998 Boys: Region I v. Region III
Three different players each posted a goal for Region I, as it defeated Region III, 3-1, in the teams’ first game of the weekend. David Mason put Region I in front just three minutes into the contest when he found the back of the net. Region I doubled its lead in the 51st minute on a Riley Strassner goal, and Matthew Flax pushed the advantage to 3-0 with a 62nd-minute tally. Lagos Kunga added a late goal for Region III, but it wasn’t enough as Region I secured the 3-1 victory.
1998 Boys: Region II v. Region IV
Solid defense was the story in the match between Region II and Region IV. Neither team could break through in the first half, as each defensive unit held the opposition in check. The second half was no different, as the game ended in a scoreless tie.
Goal Scorers and Results | Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
1998 Region I Region III
Final Score 3 1
Goals David Mason (3:00) Lagos Kunga (78:00)
  Riley Strassner (51:00)  
  Matthew Flax (62:00)  
1998 Region II Region IV
Final Score 0 0