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Eight US Youth Soccer ODP players called into U-14 Boys U.S. National Team camp

February 18, 2013 11:56 AM
Head coach Hugo Perez named 35 players to attend the U-14 Boys U.S. National Team training camp that began last weekend in Carson, Calif., and runs through Feb. 24.  Of the 35 players called into the camp, eight are current US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) players.
Jose Carranza: NVSC - Manassas, Va.
Nicholas Taitague: FC Richmond Magic - Midlothian, Va.
Juan Torres: GSA Phoenix - Lilburn, Ga.
Roberto Hernandez: Texas Rush - Houston, Texas
Bekele Dowty: Blackhills FC - Olympia, Wash.
Samuel Vines: Pride SC - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Milan Iloski: San Diego Surf - Escondido, Calif.
Eric Lopez: FC Golden State - Westminster, Calif.
US Youth Soccer ODP players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level 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.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League, well as a majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. With programs in all 55 State Associations, as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to offer development and exposure opportunities to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation.