O'Dea grads cheer U.S. Men's Soccer Team, fellow alum



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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 6:31 PM

SEATTLE - The menu was simple: eggs, ham and futbol.

It was an unusual sampling at the place known as Mike's Chili Parlor. 
But on this day in Ballard, it was about having an "All American" feast.
"It's fun to get the O'Dea brothers together," said CJ Harris, who graduated from Seattle's O'Dea High School in 2004.  He helped gather a crew of fellow graduates at the historic spot to celebrate the kid from his school, who had graduated to a world stage.
"DeAndre Yedlin scored two of the nicest goals I'd ever seen in high school," said Kevin Fieser, 2004 O'Dea grad and the school's current soccer coach.  He was in the Chili Parlor to watch Yedlin.
The 20-year-old right back had had a meteoric rise.  He was the Sounders FC first homegrown player, quickly became an MLS All-Star and was a surprise pick for the U.S. Men's National Team. He's now played in two of the three matches in Brazil.
"It's exciting for Seattle in general and having an alum up there is awesome," said Fieser.  "He wants to be a world class player."
Harris says he's been watching this World Cup a bit differently because of the O'Dea ties. 

"It's fun to get the O'Dea brothers there and cheer on the O'Dea brothers."