ODP Girls 1992 Regional
Teams Compete in Portugal
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls
1992 regional teams are competing in Portugal this week. Teams gain
international experience and are able to support the Women's U.S. National
Team as they compete in the Algarve Cup.
Here are a couple updates from the teams.
The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 Region II attended the United States
vs. Norway game on their second day. Afterwards, they interacted with the
team and a few girls received national player gear. The team has been
training, playing soccer tennis and seeing the sites. They attended the
United States vs. Sweden game today.
Yesterday, Region II played against an Under-20 regional team from the
Sevillana region of Spain. Sevillana pressed hard for the first 12 minutes
of the game. In the 15th, Frances Silva-Leon scored on a cross
from Kelsey Mullen. Region II then changed the momentum and challenged
Sevillana. Amber Fry (20:00) and Silva-Leon (35:00) put Region II up 3:0
at the half. Silva-Leon scored two additional goals in the second half.
The first was a header from Megan Fuller in the 51st and
another in the 65th after impressive dribbling past three
opponents and the goalkeeper. Ashley Cantrell scored in the 80th
and Kelsey Mullen followed with the last goal in the 81st
minute. Region II won, 7:0.
Region III met with U.S. National Team players Kacey White and Kendal
Fletcher who are also from US Youth Soccer Region III. Players enjoyed
asking them questions. A few girls received jerseys from the national team
players who were also signing autographs.
Region III's first game was against Ireland. Region III won, 4:0. Taylor
Travis scored in the 31st with an assist by Katie Stengel. In
the 50th minute Chi Ubugagu scored with the assist by Courtney
Smith. Amanda Frisbie scored in the 68th off an assist by Molly
Atherton. An own goal by Ireland in the 73rd ended the game.
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training
from licensed coaches through a series of trials at their local, State
Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to the
nation's best coaches, trainers and facilities.