Six Olympic Development Program players from Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are heading to Texas to compete in Dallas Cup,
The international youth soccer tournament kicks off on Saturday and runs through April 9.
ODP players from Eastern Pennsylvania are on the 2006 girls, 2007 boys and girls and 2008 boys teams competing.
The 2006 girls ODP National Select Team will feature Eden Veenema from Penn Fusion. They play FC Dallas Youth on Saturday, Surf Select Girls on Sunday and Solar 2006 Grado on Monday.
Joshua Anderson from Hulmeville SC is on the 2007 boys ODP National Select Team. They play Rayos 07B Martinez on Sunday, San Antonio City FC 07B on Monday and Mexican team Angeles Soccer Elite on Wednesday.
Kylie Maxwell from Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals is on the 2007 girls ODP National Select Team. They play FC Dallas Youth on Saturday, Sting Dallas Royal Quiroz on Sunday and FC Dallas Youth RL on Monday.
Three players are on the 2008 boys National Select Team: Daniel Dixon from Yardley Makefield Soccer, Emmanuel Clark from CASA and Astin Lehman from Penn FC Youth. The 2008s play Mexican team FC Dinastia 08 on Sunday, FC Golden State Force B08 Elite on Monday and Fever United 08B Zagal Black on Wednesday.
Two other players from Eastern PA competed with ODP National Select Teams at the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup in February. Kherington Yezik from FC Delco was on the 2009 girls team, Natalia Hanson from Penn Fusion was on the 2010 girls team and Salvatore Palazzari from Riverfront United was on the 2010 boys team.