Out of Bounds
And yet the conversation I found myself in more than anything with parents, coaches and players, was, "What the heck happened between OYSA and the OPL?"
We've all heard about the split in competitive soccer with clubs in Portland and OYSA. It's become blog and forum headline material for the last month. It's created confusion, questions and a few shakes of the head. People have asked my opinion on the situation and I've said the same thing every time. I have no opinion. It's obviously unfortunate for soccer in the state, but at the end of the day, my family and my ability to support them is the most important thing to me. I tend to focus on the positives and there's no question the 2010 State Cup was a great event for the kids. Isn't that what it's about?
Oregon ODP Friendship Cup
It's been said for years, and I'm happy to repeat it, that the Friendship Cup is the premier ODP tournament in the nation right now — and it happens in Oregon's own backyard. For those who know Landon Donovan, U.S. men's national team player and star in the MLS, he played youth soccer for Cal-South. When asked what his favorite tournament was growing up, he said it was the Friendship Cup in Oregon. There have been numerous professional and National Team players who have played in the Friendship Cup, and we're happy to host the event for the 25th- straight year. If you get a chance, bring your kids out and watch some great, high-level soccer over Memorial Day Weekend at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center.
Junior Olympic Camps
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