As a part of our yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration, the AYSO National Games 2014 returned to Southern California, the birthplace of AYSO.
The National Games were twice the normal size, and hosted more than 7,000 players on nearly 500 teams. Due to the large size of this Golden Anniversary event, the Games were co-hosted by two cities, Torrance and Riverside, Calif. The week-long event celebrated soccer, competitive play and making new friends.
This year, AYSO followed the Ovenshire family from Iowa for Road to the National Games, Presented by Kerrygold The Ovenshire family gave AYSO fans a behind-the-scenes look at the unique National Games experience.
The Ovenshires had a blast during their trip – they visited the beach, met AYSO Hall of Famer Brandi Chastain, took a trip to Disneyland, ate delicious Kerrygold cheese and played the beautiful game under the California sun.
View photos from the Ovenshires’ National Games journey here.