7. YOUTH: ODP girls head to Costa Rica

US Youth Soccer's girls ODP program will send combination U-14/U-15 regional teams to their first international tournament April 9-18 in San Jose, Cost Rica.

The four regional team will compete against U-20 national teams from Costa Rica, Panama, Chile and Mexico. They are preparing for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2008 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Chile.

REGION I is dominated by New Yorkers, eight in all. They are led by forward Rachel Nuzzolese, who played on the U.S. U-15 girls national team last fall. 
                    
REGION II is lead by three players from the Windy City Pride: Stephanie Condon, Katie Nasenbenny and Emily Scott.

REGION III is taking four players from Houston club Challenge: Nicole Duarte, Mary Eggleston, Lindsey Gnatzig and Rebecca Twining.
             
REGION IV features Nicole De Puy and Natalia Ledezma from Cal South powerhouse Irvine Strikers.

(Click here for regional rosters.)
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