Villyan Bijev was a forward who put up good numbers with Cal Odyssey of the USSDA and was one of the first two to sign Letter's of Intent with the University of Washington and Coach Jamie Clark. The young American with a Bulgarian passport will now be skipping his college commitments to instead come-up through the Liverpool system. He signed a 3 year deal with 2 year option to play for the Reds. For all the grief that the the US Development system gets, this is a player who took a strong performance as a forward for Cal Odyssey and signed with one of the better teams in the world.
In the second meeting between Odyssey and the Sounders U-18 teams Odyssey won and Bijevy scored one of their three goals. He did not play in the Academy Playoffs and his season stats are no longer at the USSDA website for Cal Odyssey.