2018 ODP International Trips Recap

Girls Spain team picture Scotland holding up the flag
Girls in Spain Scotland action shot

From March 25-April 2, U13-U15 Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer ODP players spent a memorable week in Europe, with the U14-U15 boys and girls in Barcelona, the U13 girls in London and the U13 boys in Scotland.

2018 ODP International Trips Gallery

Here are some of the things the players were able to do:

  • All -- Played friendlies against local clubs
  • All -- Trained at various academy complexes
  • All -- Attended professional matches
    • Scotland: Celtic vs. Ross County
    • England: Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool & Arsenal women vs. Chelsea women
    • Spain: Espanyol vs. Alaves
  • Scotland: Toured Celtic Park and visited historical sites such as Edinburgh Castle
  • Spain: Toured the Camp Nou and visited Sagrada Familia
  • London: Toured Wembley Stadium
  • The U13 girls were also featured in a video done by Swindon Town that included highlights of their friendly match

Heather O Reilly
U.S. Women's National Team player Heather O'Reilly, who plays professionally for Arsenal, took time after her match to pose for pictures with the U13 girls in attendance.

Boys at Celtic Park

The U13 boys take in a match at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

On the screen at Espanyol

RCD Espanyol welcomed our ODP teams on the big screen prior to its match against Alaves

A big thank you to our partners from WorldStrides Excel Sports for putting the trips together. For more information on ODP International Trips or to inquire about 2019 trips, contact Daniel Dicce at danield@worldstrides.org.