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Boys Dec 03, 2014

All-star teams announced for US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving 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 2014 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, which recently took place Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. Of the nearly 150 players that participated in the event, two rosters were constituted based on outstanding performance – one for 2000 and 2001 age groups.

Among the top leading goal scorers in the tournament were Region III’s James Brighton and Region II’s Eric Conerty in the 2000 age group along with Region III’s Josh Darius in the 2001 age group, who all scored three goals. Region III won the most games out of any other Region, garnering four wins in competitions across both age groups. Region II sat alone at the top of the 2000 age group while Region III and Region IV each earned seven points in the 2001 age group with Region III winning on the tie breaker.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving 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.
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 claims 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.
2014 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional All-Star Teams
2000 All-Star Team
Player Region Position Club Hometown
Ben Ayers Region III GK Norman YSA Norman, OK
Erick Conerty Region II FW Alliance FC Ada, MI
Raul Tinoco Region III DF Storm Soccer Academy Pooler, GA
Saul Tinoco Region III MF Storm Soccer Academy Pooler, GA
Bryan Gilbert Region III MF VSI West Florida Lithia, FL
Sevon Pendergrass Region III
Tennessee SC Nashville, TN
Grayson Barber Region III
SC United FC Blythewood, SC
James Brighton Region III FW Storm Soccer Academy Hilton Head, SC
Alessandro Castro Region III MF Gwinnett SA Lilburn, GA
Bret Halsey Region I Loudoun Soccer Potomac Falls, VA
Jordan Pena Region IV MF La Roca FC Payston, UT
2001 All-Star Team
Player Region Position Club Hometown
Kristopher Shakes Region III GK Coral Springs United Coral Springs, FL
Josh Darius Region III FW Miramar United Coconut Creek, FL
Liam Butts Region III FW Gol SA Loganville. GA
Nathan McDonald Region III MF Gwinnett SA Lilburn, GA
Taylor Booth Region IV FW La Roca AO Eden, UT
Lorenzo Nico Lopez Region IV MF Oregon Crossfire 00 Oregon City, OR
Azriel Gonzalez Region IV FW Heat 01 Las Vegas, NV
Armando Munoz Region IV MF Rio Rapids SC Varza Albuquerque, NM
Alexander Robles Region I Loudoun Soccer Reston, VA
Garrett Socas Region I McLean Youth Soccer McLean, VA
David Beattie Region II DF Challenger Crew Jrs Russell, OH

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