FRISCO, Texas (March 6, 2017) - The Under-16 Boys and Under-15 Girls North Texas Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams won their respective groups at the 2017 FC Dallas College Showcase presented by Advocare, which took place March 4-5 in Frisco, Texas.
Six North Texas ODP teams competed in the tournament, with the teams combing to earn seven wins, five draws and six losses. The showcase featured many prominent teams from the North Texas area in addition to club teams from all over the country competing in front of almost 300 college coaches.
North Texas Soccer Olympic Development Program provides supplement training on an elite level through nationally licensed coaches. North Texas ODP players compete on the state level in various camps, college showcases and tournaments and have the opportunity to advance to the regional and national level where ODP players can be involved in international trips, national camps and Interregionals. ODP also provides an additional avenue for players to get exposure to college coaches.
The Under-15 Girls North Texas ODP team won the U15 Red 2 Division after earning a 2-0-1 record. The North Texas side began the showcase by drawing Minneapolis United Premier (MN) 1-1 Saturday morning before claiming its first win against intra-state squad Lonestar SC 02 Red (TX-S) 2-1. North Texas ODP 02 then moved to the top of the division by defeating North Texas club team Dallas Texans 02 Red (TX-N) 3-0.
The Under-16 Girls North Texas ODP team finished in third place of the U16 Blue 2 Division with a 2-1 record. North Texas ODP 01 defeated Blitz United SC 01 White (OK) 3-1 before falling to Houston Express 01 Navy (TX-S) by the score of 3-1 on Saturday, but the North Texas side would notch its second win 2-1 over SLSC Cosmos 01 Gulikers (OK) on Sunday.
North Texas ODP 00 placed second in the Under-17 Girls Blue 1 Division with a 1-1-1 record. North Texas ODP fell 3-1 to group winners Dallas Texans 00 (TX-N) on Saturday, but responded on Sunday by first drawing SLSC Cosmos 98 Duncan (OK) in a scoreless match before finishing strong with a 3-1 over FC Dallas Youth 00 Red (TX-N).
The Under-15 Boys North Texas ODP squad finished seventh in the U15 Boys Red 2 Division. North Texas ODP 02 faced a tough rode as they would play against the teams that finished in the top three of the group. North Texas ODP first gave eventual group winners Texans 02 Kingwood one of its toughest battles in a 2-0 loss before falling to third-place Houston Express 02 Navy (TX-S) by the same score. On Sunday, North Texas ODP fell 3-0 to second-place SCFC 02 Navy (TX-S).
North Texas ODP 01 used a 2-0-1 record to claim the Under-16 Boys Blue 2 Division. The North Texas ODP side scored 11 goals in three games, which was more than twice as much as any other team in the group. North Texas ODP began the showcase with a 6-1 win over Gulf Coast United Futbol 01 (MS) before claiming a 4-2 win over Glen-Ed SC 01/02 United (IL) later on Saturday. North Texas ODP would draw Space City FC 01 Navy (TX-S) 1-1 on its final game to claim the group title.
Under-17 Boys North Texas ODP finished in fourth out of eight teams in the U17 Boys Red 3 Division with a 1-0-2 record. North Texas ODP began the showcase with a scoreless draw against OPSC Academy MRL 00 (KS) before defeating Colorado United 00 White (CO) 3-2 later on Saturday. North Texas ODP would then finish off the group by drawing second-place Galaxy SC 2000 Black (IL) 1-1.
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