By Erik Lyslo
Nike Friendship Cup
"Wow!" would be the first word that comes to mind for this year's Nike Friendship Cup. On top of Brazil's U20 National coach Luiz Verdini being at the event all weekend, it was great to see a lot of the bigger states back into the Friendship Cup this year, which made the competition that much better.
With the addition of Cal-North and Colorado, and the return of British Columbia, Washington, Cal-South and Utah, every bracket was competitive. Scores and standings for the tournament are available online at www.oregonyouthsoccer.org under the ODP section. As for the Oregon teams, our '92 Boys, '95 Boys and '95 Girls won their brackets in the tournament.
Utah Mountain Friendlies
This was a successful weekend for the '96 groups. Scores are included below, but we clearly were the top state at this event and walked away with a better record than we ever have. The groups were treated to an MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Colorado, and were required to take notes on players who played their position for a test at the end of the weekend. Overall, it was a great weekend for our coaching staff to work on some things with each group and see a high-level game in the process.
Regional Camp Rosters
Regional camp rosters and regional pool players can be found on our website at www.oregonyouthsoccer.org.
Just a reminder to all, we will hold open ODP tryouts for players born in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 at the CBYSC Fields in Salem, Aug. 15-16. Applications, tryout schedules, lists of coaches and seasonal schedules are available on our website under ODP at www.oregonyouthsoccer.org.
ODP 2009-10 Coaches
We are happy to announce our coaching staff for the '93, '94, '95 and '96 groups below. The '97 staff will be announced later in the year. This is by far one of our most talented groups ever involved with ODP, so we're excited to see this group at work in August at tryouts.
As always, if you have any questions in regards to ODP, please feel free to contact me anytime at 503-626-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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