Play begins at the 2018 US Youth Soccer ODP West Championships
Schedules, Results and Standings
PHOENIX (Jan. 5, 2018) — The 2018 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) West Championships, began Jan. 5 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. The four-day tournament will feature teams of elite players in the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 age groups, from the West Region, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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Some highlights from today's games:
Oregon sits on top of Group A after Oregon ran off with a victory over Alaska. Oregon's Wesely Frankel leads the age group in scoring after netting five goals in his opening game. Washington earned a win over Colorado in a close 1-0 game. Washington's Cameron Weller scored the game's lone goal in the 17th minute to give his team the victory. In Group B, both games played to 1-1 draws. Idaho allowed a second half goal to let the Oregon Wildcard team claim a point while Utah scored just nine minutes after Nevada in the second half of its game to earn the tie. Cal South and Arizona sit earned three points with a 4-0 and a 3-1 win, respectively. Arizona's Adrian Burruel, notched a hattrick in the opening game to help the home side grab a win.
Cal South sits on the top of Group A after two games on the first day. Nayeli Diaz scored four goals in the two games, including a hattrick in game one to help Cal South to six points. Utah is alone the top of Group B with six points after claiming two victories. Utah heads into day two with eight goals for and zero against. Eastern Washington is the only team in Group C who claimed any points in the first two games which earns them a spot in the semifinals.
Arizona and New Mexico earned three points in Group A after day one. Arizona Wildcard claimed the only victory in Group B with a 2-0 win over Washington while Utah and Cal South both earned wins in Group C. With two games left to play tomorrow, everything is still up for grab for all teams in each group. Group C's undefeated teams Utah and Cal South will face-off off at 9 AM in a game that could determine the group winner.
Arizona and Colorado both remain undefeated in Group A after two games on day one. Arizona showed some offensive firepower through two games while netting 15 goals while Colorado showed some tough defense keeping a clean sheet through both games. Both teams will meet tomorrow to decide which undefeated team will earn an automatic spot in the semifinals as group winner. Washington's four points through two games will be enough to earn them an early spot in the semifinals. Both Cal North and Nevada fell in their respective opening games to their Group C opponents. Utah holds a two-point advantage over Cal South in Group C heading into the final game of preliminary play. Utah's earned a big win over Nevada and then a 3-1 win over Cal North to grab six important points.
Washington and Arizona remain undefeated in Group A with 3-0 and 2-0 wins, respectively. In Group B, both Cal South and New Mexico claimed victories to earn themselves three points after one game. Cal South won 6-0 against Nevada and got some big help from Joshan Darji who netted a hattrick. Oregon leads Group C with a 2-0 victory over Group D's Eastern Washington. Both Idaho and Utah both played to 0-0 draws against their Group C counterparts, leaving Group D wide-open heading into day two of play.
Group A's Cal South and Oregon both earned two shutouts and head into the final group game tomorrow boasting 13 goals between the two sides while each not conceding any. Oregon will need to play for a good result as they currently sit one back in goal differential. Washington sits alone on top of Group B with six points. Victories over Colorado and Idaho have them sitting two points ahead of Hawaii. Hawaii will need a break Washington's undefeated streak tomorrow in order to advance to the semifinals. Cal North is the only perfect team in Group C with Nevada close behind with four points. Nevada's Olivia Garcia leads the goal scoring for the age group with four goals through two games. Arizona went undefeated through its first two games, with a win and a tie, to earn four points. Those four points are enough to give Arizona a one-point advantage over Utah with one game to play.
New Mexico and Utah sit tied at the top of Group A after earning day one victories. Nevada defeated Alaska 3-0 to earn itself a spot at the top of Group B but Washington is just two points back after its tie against its in-state opposition, Eastern Washington. Cal South claimed a 5-0 victory over Idaho to lead Group C while Arizona posted a 5-0 victory in Group D against Hawaii to lead the group.
Group A has three teams battling with only one point separating them at the top of the table. Utah leads the pack with four points with Nevada and New Mexico nipping at its heels with three points each. In Group B, Cal South went a perfect 2-0 but have Washington and Arizona behind them with three points. Each team in Group C earned two victories against their Group D counterparts on day one. With only one spot available in the semifinals, the last spot could come down to a tiebreak between Washington, Cal North and Hawaii if they all win on day three. Group D's Idaho, Eastern Washington and Montana will all vie for the Group D spot in the semifinals and look to rebound in their day two games. Cal North's Yvette Moreno and Washington's Lily Paulson both scored five goals in their opening two games to lead their age group in scoring.
In Group A, Hawaii kept a clean sheet against Alaska to top the table and Cal North also claimed three points with a 4-1 victory over Idaho. Arizona and Utah both kept clean sheets in their victories claiming an important three points heading into the second day of play. Group C's Eastern Washington was the only team in the group to earn all three points with Colorado and New Mexico falling to Group D teams. Cal South and Washington are level with three points each defeating their Group C opponents to start the tournament off on the right foot.
Cal North finished with 13 goals for and zero against to start strong in its Group A preliminary play. Cal North's Cameron Silva leads the age group with five goals through the first two games. In Group B, Hawaii finished a perfect 2-0 while scoring 11 goals and keeping a clean sheet. Oregon sits just two points behind Hawaii and the two teams will compete against each other in the final preliminary match. Cal South leads Group C as the only undefeated team in the group. Cal South has allowed just one goal through its two games. Group D is anyone's guess heading into the final game. Utah, Nevada and Washington all have one win and one loss and it will come down to the final preliminary game to decide who will go through to the semifinals.
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