Boys ODP International Tour Successes
The 2000 and 1999 Region 1 Boys ODP teams just returned from
successful tournament play in Italy and Spain respectively.
The 2000 claimed 3rd place in the Citta Di Porino
Tourino” with a 1-0 win over Gothenburg of Sweden. The team narrowly
missed playing in the final as they tied Toronto FC Academy 1-1 in the semis.
Toronto advanced on PKs. Vojvodina of Serbia won the tournament with a 1-0
victory over TFC. The tournament MVP was given to Region 1’s Andrew
Rodgers from Virginia who led Region 1 to a 3-1-1 record.
The 99 team finished in the top 8 out of 52 in the MIC Cup in
Barcelona. In the quarterfinals Region 1 lost to the eventual
champion Aspire Academy. Aspire is part of the academy system being funded to
develop and find players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Former US
National Coach Bora Milutinovic was there as a consultant to Aspire.
The 99s lost their opening match against Girona of Spain and then
won 4 straight before the quarter final defeat. Matt Sloan of E NY and
Seraphen Ira du kunda of VT lead the team with 2 goals each in the tournament as
the team went 4-2 overall.
The U-14; 17 and 18 teams will be heading to Italy, Germany and
France to round out the international tour portion of Region 1’s Olympic
U11/U12 GODP Academy Camp- 6/12/15-6/14/15
The GODP U11/U12 Academy weekend scheduled for June in Hershey, PA has been cancelled.
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