FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, November 28, 2012) – US Youth Soccer announced the players selected to make up the All-Star Teams for the 2012 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, selecting Kickers players Payton Cook, Katie Cousins, Alani Johnson and Madeline McCraken.
Of the approximated 300 players that participated in the six-day event in Boca Raton, Florida, four 11-player rosters – one for each of the 1995 through 1998 age groups – were constituted based on outstanding performance.
The annual US Youth Soccer ODP Girls competition develops players, and exposes them to collegiate and national staff coaches to create an opportunity to be selected to a higher level of play.
US Youth Soccer ODP is the nation's original player identification program, and is the only development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. To learn more, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.