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Region I registers convincing win at ODP event

Published: January 29, 2012
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Winter Interregional continues with the 1996 age group competing at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport and education complex, and home of the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Residency Program.
Continuing its tradition of elite play and competition, youth from the nation's top player identification and development program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of U.S. National Team staff, professional and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.

Summaries from today’s matches…

Region III came from behind late to pull out a 1-1 draw with Region II. Region II took the lead in the 16th minute as recent U-17 National Team call-up Amar Sejdic (United FC, KY) scored his third goal of the weekend to lead all scorers. With time winding down, Johnny Nartowicz (Florida Rush) scored the equalizer for Region III on a controversial goal after a scramble in front of the net.

Region I felt they squandered yesterday’s game allowing Region II to come back from two goals down in the second half to win. The Easterners wouldn’t make the mistake again as they jumped on Region IV with three goals in a 12 minute span in the first half and finished out a 4-0 victory. Zachary Zandi (Penn Fusion, E-PA) got things going by converting a penalty kick in the 19th minute and Patrick Berneski (Lehigh Valley United, E-PA) doubled the lead just two minutes later. Daniel Kaiser (SAC, MD) scored again for Region I in the 31st for a three goal lead at the break before William Eskay (FC Frederick, MD) grabbed his second of the weekend a minute after the restart.

Games conclude tomorrow with both games kicking off at 8:30 a.m.

2012 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional

IMG Academies, Bradenton, Fla.
Scores | Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

1996 Region III 1, Region II 1
Goal scorers: RIII – Johnny Nartowicz (80:00)
RII - Amar Sejdic (16:00)

1996 Region I 4, Region IV 0
Goal scorers: RI - Zachary Zandi (19:00), Patrick Berneski (21:00), Daniel Kaiser (31:00), William Eskay (41:00)

Upcoming Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 29
8:30 a.m.    Region IV    v    Region II    Field 5
8:30 a.m.    Region III    v    Region I     Field 6
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