Cal-North '92s Win Regional Crown, Advance to USYS Nationals

1992 Boys Roster
Head CoachGodwin Odiye
Asst CoachKelly Coffey
AdministratorAlberto Ruiz
 Austin Bravo
 Eric Bryant
 Jacob Feener
 Cyrus Ghaffari
 Christian Gonzalez
 Kyle Henderson
 Eric Johanson
 Geoffrey Kocher
 Miguel Murillo
 Richard Osborne
 Ajaya Rana
 Bengy Ruiz
 Kristopher Schultz
 Matthew Taylor
 Jorge Valadas
 Jacob Valadez
 Alex Vivona
 Jeremy Williams

The Cal-North '92 Boys ODP Team won the '92 Boys Age Group at the US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Regional Championships on Mon., Jan. 20. Held in Phoenix, they earned the right to represent Region IV at the US Youth Soccer National ODP Championships to be held in Mar. 20-22 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Tex.

With a combined roster of '92s and '93s, Cal-North went undefeated, scoring 10 goals while giving up only three, with three shutouts.

They progressed through bracket play with victories over Nevada (3-1), Colorado (3-2) and Arizona (3-0). The scores do not reflect the level of competition each game presented. In fact, Cal-North had to come from behind against Colorado, scoring two goals in the last seven minutes to win.

With a win in the semis against Utah (3-0), the stage was set for the perennial powers of Region IV to play each other in the final - Cal-North vs. Cal-South.

Much of the Region IV ODP Coaching Staff was on hand, including a large contingent of college coaches. Both teams fought hard to gain superiority, providing a number of potential game-breaking opportunities. The game was tied 0-0 until the final few minutes, when Cal-North scored. The game ended 1-0, with Cal-North advancing to the US Youth Soccer National ODP Championships.

Congratulations to coaches Godwin Odyie and Kelly Coffey, and team manager Alberto Ruiz! Most important, a "job well done" to the players of Cal-North ODP.

US Youth Soccer ODP is known as the premier identification and development program for the nation's youth seeking the opportunity to compete at the national, professional and collegiate levels of play.

US Youth Soccer ODP, designed to identify and develop a pool of players from which U.S. National Teams may be selected, is the original ODP program. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the former Women's United Soccer Association, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni.