Schedule and rosters announced for US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) — The schedule and field of 16 teams are set for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Championships, which will be played Feb. 27–March 1 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. The US Youth Soccer ODP Championships will feature teams in the 1998 and 1999 age groups.
The participating teams have qualified by winning their respective age group at the US Youth Soccer ODP Regional Championships. California South has swept the ODP Championships in the last two years, but will not be able to do so for a third straight year thanks to Utah 99 claiming the 1999 Boys title at the The US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships, played Jan. 8-11 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex. Cal South claimed 8 out of 10 titles at the 2015 ODP Region IV Championships including the other three ODP Championship slots in the 1998 Boys, 1998 Girls and 1999 Girls age groups. These four teams will join the other qualifying teams from Region I, II and III.
2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championship Teams:
1998 Girls Teams: Eastern New York, Iowa, Georgia, Cal South
1998 Boys Teams: Pennsylvania West, Iowa, Florida, Cal South
1999 Girls Teams: New York West, Illinois, Florida, Cal South
1999 Boys Teams: Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, Utah
The state-level US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls teams will play semifinal matches on Friday, Feb. 27, beginning at 1 p.m., with championship and consolation matches to be played Sunday, March 1 beginning at 8 a.m.
Players try out for US Youth Soccer ODP through a series of trials at their US Youth Soccer State Association. With programs in all 55 State Associations, as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to offer development and exposure opportunities to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation. US Youth Soccer ODP has members of Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.
2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships Schedule:
|Semifinal Matches – Friday, Feb. 27|
|1:00 p.m.||99 Girls||New York West 99||Illinois 99||Field 11|
|3:00 p.m.||99 Girls||Florida 99||Cal South 99||Field 12|
|1:00 p.m.||99 Boys||Michigan 99||Utah 99||Field 12|
|3:00 p.m.||99 Boys||Virginia 99||Georgia 99||Field 11|
|5:30 p.m.||98 Girls||Eastern New York 98||Cal South 98||Field 11|
|8:00 p.m.||98 Girls||Iowa 98||Georgia 98||Field 12|
|5:30 p.m.||98 Boys||Florida 98||Cal South 98||Field 12|
|8:00 p.m.||98 Boys||Pennsylvania West 98||Iowa 98||Field 11|
|Consolation Matches – Sunday, March 1|
|8:00 a.m.||99 Boys||Field 11|
|8:30 a.m.||99 Girls||Field 14|
|10:00 a.m.||98 Boys||Field 12|
|10:30 a.m.||98 Girls||Field 13|
|Championship Matches – Sunday, March 2|
|8:00 a.m.||99 Boys||Field 12|
|8:30 a.m.||99 Girls||Field 13|
|10:00 a.m.||98 Boys||Field 11|
|10:30 a.m.||98 Girls||Field 14|