The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional opens today at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Teams from each of the four USYSA Regions are participating in the 1998-2002 age groups.
The event will feature over 350 of the nation’s top players selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. Players will train at practices, and also compete in matches against other regions, in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.
In addition, select teams in the 1999 age group will compete against the U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team. Region II, with Kayla and Brionna, will open play on Monday against the U15 GNT. Brionna participated in the National ODP Camp last Summer, including a stint with the U17 USWNT, as a result of being scouted at the InterRegional event last November. I wrote about her experience last October.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE and pictures from State Cup of the FCKC players who are headed to the event.
|Birth Year||Player||Pos||Club||High School||Grad||Commit|
|1998||Alyssa Frazier||MF||SLSG Illinois ECNL||Normal Community||2017|
|1999||Kayla Deaver||D||FCKC Forte Elite||Lee's Summit||2018||Memphis|
|1999||Brionna Halverson||D||FCKC Forte Elite||Bolivar||2017||SLU|
|2000||Rylan Childers||F||FCKC Forte Elite||Grain Valley||2018||UMKC|
|2001||Lily Farkas||F||FCKC Ristov||St Teresa||2019|
|2001||Hallie Klanke||F||FCKC Pink Panthers Elite||St Thomas Aquinas||2019|
|2002||Sara Sanabria||GK||SLSG Elite||Wentzville MS||2021|
Games for the 1998-2000 age groups will begin Monday and conclude Friday. The two youngest age groups play Sunday-Thursday.