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Boys Dec 18, 2015

All-Star teams announced for ODP Boys Florida Interregional

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FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer has announced the US Youth Soccer ODP All-Star teams for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Florida Interregional, which recently took place Dec. 3-7 at Lakewood Ranch High School in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Of the nearly 150 players that participated in the event, two All-Star rosters were named based on outstanding performance – for the 1998 and 1999 age groups.

The leading scorer of the tournament with three goals for Region IV, George Sanchez, is featured on the 1998 All-Star team. Sanchez also claimed the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV and National Championship title with California South 98. Five other members of the All-Star teams have ODP Championships experience as Antonio Sanchez, Leroy Enzugusi and Ryan Johnston reached the finals of the 2015 ODP Championships with Iowa 98, only for Sanchez to score the game-winner in the 84th minute. Trey Jackson has twice qualified to the ODP Championships with Florida 98, and Kyle Robbins qualified to the 2015 ODP Championships with Georgia 99. Chad Morgan and Devin Cornejo won the 2014 ODP Region IV Championship title with Cal South 99.

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Five other members of the All-Star teams have advanced out of the group stage in recent US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Ryan Mackey reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 Region III Championships with Liverpool 98 (TX-N), while Daniel Malki’s SC del Sol 98 Colavecchia (AZ) team took two-time US Youth Soccer National Champion Santa Barbara SC White (CA-S) to the brink, but ultimately came up short in the finals of the 2014 Region IV Championships. Whitney Golsalves advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Region III Championships with TSC Hurricane 99 Bedwell (OK), Garrett Opperman reached the semifinals of the 2014 Region II Championships with MPLS United Premiere (MN) and Samuel Steinberg narrowly missed out on the 2015 National Championships as Dix Hills Hurricanes (NY-E) finished second at the 2015 Region I Championships.

A few All-Stars also have competed in the US Youth Soccer National League as Cole Spofford and his Arlington Impact Red (VA) team currently is second in the 2015-16 National League Blue Division after a 3-1 start. Blake Aronson is a member of the South Huntington Lightning (NY-E) that squad currently sits sixth in the National League Red Division, while Erik Sigman placed fourth in the 2013-14 National League Blue Division with CUP Gold 99/00 (OH-S).

The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Florida Interregional featured players that were selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. Throughout the event players attended training sessions and competed in matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches for the opportunity to be selected to a higher level of play.

2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Florida Interregional All-Star Teams
1998 All-Star Team
Player Region Position Club Hometown
Jordan Broadwater Region III Midfielder FC Dallas Tri Kingsport, TN
Brandon Clegg Region I Midfield   Manassas, VA
Michael Gibbons Region II Defender Michigan Wolves Canton, MI
Jacob Gruber Region II Keeper Indiana Fire Juniors Fishers, IN
Trey Jackson Region III Forward Leg AZ Ocala, FL
Jacob Lyon Region II Defender Rush Lansing/TNT Holt, MI
Ryan Mackey Region III Defender Liverpool FC Parker, TX
Daniel Malki Region IV Midfield SC Del Sol Pheonix, AZ
Antonio Sanchez Region II Forward Iowa Soccer Club Coralville, IA
George Sanchez Region IV Forward California Rush Long Beach, CA
James Scasserra Region III Defender Ft. Lauderdale Select Lighthouse Point, FL
Cole Spofford Region I Defender   Broad Run, VA
Andrew Thomasson Region II Defender Indiana Fire Jr Columbus, IN
1999 All-Stars        
Player   Region Position Club Hometown
Blake Aronson Region I Defender   Huntington Station, NY
Devin Cornejo Region IV Midfield Legends Placentia, CA
Leroy Enzugusi Region II Forward Cedar River SA Marion, IA
Whitney Gonsalves Region III Midfielder Tulsa United Tulsa, OK
Ryan Johnston Region II Defender Sporting Iowa West Des Moines, IA
Tyler McElhinney Region I Keeper   Jericho, NY
Chad Morgan Region IV Defender North Valley SC Northridge, CA
Matthew O’Connell Region I Forward   Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Garrett Opperman Region II Defender Minneapolis United Minneapolis, MN
Kyle Robbins Region III Defender Rockdale YSA Fayetteville, GA
Erik Sigman Region II Midfield CUP Cincinnati, OH
Samuel Steinberg Region I Midfield   Dix Hills, NY

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