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Florida claims first national title
March 12th, 2012 5:11PM
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[ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS] Florida followed up a 3-0 victory in the semis with a 3-0 win over Michigan in the championship game to take the 1996 title at the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Championships at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. It was Florida's first ever ODP championship. Michigan ended Virginia’s quest to repeat as ODP champions with a 1-0 win in the 1995 boys final.

Morgan Shepard
(Fusion FC), Samuel Vinson (West Pines United) and Mario Da Silva (Parkland Predators) scored to secure the title for Florida, the first ever ODP championship for the state.

Dalton Amez
's blast from about 25 yards was the game winner for Michigan.

FINAL:
1996 Boys
Florida 3 Michigan 0

Goal Scorers: Morgan Shepard (24), Samuel Vinson (60), Mario Da Silva (71)
1995 Boys
Michigan 1 Virginia 0
Goal Scorer: Dalton Amez (52)

THIRD-PLACE:
1996 Boys
Cal South 3 Virginia 0
Goal Scorers: Rey Ortiz (14), Marcos Bueno (41), Marcos Bueno (60)
1995 Boys
Cal South 3 Tennessee 1

Goal Scorers: CA-S-Jose Nuno (15), Joshua Goodman (18), Ricardo Ruiz (83); TN-Tyler Long (27)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTERS:
Florida 1996 Boys
8 Andre Blackman Pembroke Pines FL West Pines United
7 Ruben Briceno Key Biscayne FL Coral Gables Toro
10 Brandon Broadwell West Palm Beach FL Wellington SC
4 Kevin Byrne Loxahattchee FL Royal Palm Beach Strikers
18 Alex Chopra Oviedo FL Central FL Kraze
3 Mario Da Silva Parkland FL Parkland Predators
13 Bradley Farias Indiantown FL Sunrise FC
0 Logan Jones Tampa FL Fusion FC
1 Braeden Luna Destin FL Emerald Coast United
5 Johnny Nartowicz Orlando FL Florida Rush
14 Salvador Perez Orlando FL Florida Rush
9  Eduardo Ronderos Bradenton FL FC Sarasota
15 Joshua Ruckdeschel Bradenton FL IMG Academy
16 Austin Sandrel Tallahassee FL West Pines United
17 Morgan Shepard Wesley Chapel FL Fusion FC
2 Samuel Vinson Lauderhill FL West Pines United
12 Dennis Zapata Orlando FL Central FL Kraze
6 Jorge Zavala Apollo Beach FL Brandon FC

Michigan 1995 Boys

5 Dalton Amez Macomb Twp MI Waza FC
15 Eli Appleby Rockford MI Vardar
6 Ronald Basin Farmington Hills MI Waza FC
GK2 Andrew Beard Davisburg MI Michigan Wolves
8 Anthony Benedettini Clinton Twp MI Michigan Wolves
9 William Bennick Grand Haven MI Grand Rapids Crew Juniors
4 Marlon Bykerk Caledonia MI Grand Rapids Crew Juniors
16 Justin Cohen Ann Arbor MI Michigan Wolves
12 Aleksander Isaevski Westland MI Waza FC
7 Evan Jones Ann Arbor MI Michigan Wolves
GK1 Graham Keep Ann Arbor MI Waza FC
11 Donald Payne Farmington Hills MI Waza FC
3 Justin Pratt Holt MI Michigan Wolves
10 Ryan Scott Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids Crew Juniors
13 Ryan Selk Jension MI Ole
14 Matt Wilson Novi MI Waza FC



1 comment
  1. Jim Hougan
    commented on: March 14, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
    Why are you reporting the results 18 years after the event?

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