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2011 id2 National Selection going to Europe

Published: February 19, 2011

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2011) – US Club Soccer’s 2011 id2 National Selection is set to experience the United Kingdom’s best, on- and off-the-field.
 
Equipped with the best 18 male players born in 1997 and 1998 from the fall 2010 id2 Regional Training Camps, the id2 National Selection will play four games on the Feb. 17-27 trip to Scotland and England in addition to conducting daily training sessions and experiencing the day-to-day culture of some of the world’s most well-known professional clubs.
 

boys youth club soccer playersThe 2010 id2 Europe squad.
Keep updated on the id2 National Selection International Tour on US Club Soccer’s Facebook page, which will include all the latest videos, photos and updates from the tour. A total of five video journals will be produced during the trip.
 
Formidable opponents in Celtic F.C. Academy, Everton F.C. Academy and Manchester City F.C. Academy await the id2 National Selection squad upon arrival in the United Kingdom.
 
Glasgow, Scotland will serve as the team’s base for the first half of the trip, before the squad heads to Manchester, England for the final five nights of the tour.
 
The team will attend a pair of professional matches, including a clash between rivals Celtic F.C. and Rangers F.C. on Feb. 20 and an Enligh Premier League contest between Wigan Athletic F.C. and Manchester United F.C. on Feb. 26. The squad will also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the famed Old Trafford Stadium on Feb. 23 and Manchester City Stadium on Feb. 25.
 
Consistent with US Club Soccer’s philosophy that identification and development should be free to players, the organization is funding the trip in conjunction with the strong support of Nike; there is no cost to players.
 
Game schedule:

Game 1:
id2 National Selection vs. Celtic F.C. Community Academy
Sat., Feb. 19 | 10 a.m. GMT (5 a.m. ET) | Glasgow, Scotland
 
Game 2:
id2 National Selection vs. Celtic F.C. Academy
Mon., Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m. GMT (2:30 p.m. ET) | Glasgow, Scotland
 
Game 3:
id2 National Selection vs. Everton F.C. Academy
Thurs., Feb. 24 | 6 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. ET) | Liverpool, England
 
Game 4:
id2 National Selection vs. Manchester City F.C. Academy
Fri., Feb. 25 | 11:30 a.m. GMT (6:30 a.m. ET) | Manchester, England
 
 
2011 id2 National Selection International Tour Roster:

Player Name   Hometown   Club
Chet Castellaw   Hidden Hills, Calif.   Real SoCal
Jeremy Colvin   Houston, Texas   Houstonians FC
Stephen Elias   Rye, N.Y.   Beachside SC
Cesar Farias   Santa Rosa, Calif.   Santa Rosa Atletico
Collin Fernandez   Downers Grove, Ill.   Chicago Fire Juniors
Nicholas Giordano   East Northport, N.Y.   Long Island FC
David Godinez-Chavez   Redwood City, Calif.   Juventus Forza
Malcolm Jones   Chino Hills, Calif.   Cosmos Academy West
Matt McCarthy   Armonk, N.Y.   FC Westchester
Abuchi Obinwa   Gotha, Fla.   Florida Rush
Ricardo Oliveros   Weston, Fla.   West Pines United
Logan Panchot   Wildwood, Mo.   St. Louis Scott Gallagher
Tommy Redding   Oviedo, Fla.   FC America
Shannon Seymour   Bourbonnais, Ill.   Chicago Fire Juniors
Kevin Silva   Bethlehem, Pa.   PDA
Benny Swanson   Grove City, Ohio   Columbus Crew
Sam Swanson   Charlottesville, Va.   Richmond Strikers
Sean Wilson   Bethlehem, Pa.   PDA
 


STAFF:


Head Coach:  Gerry McKeown (Summit, N.J.)
Assistant Coach:  Benjamin Ziemer (Sebastopol, Calif.)
US Club Soccer Staff:  Daniel Allen (Charleston, S.C.)
US Club Soccer Staff/Tour Manager:  Leo Garcia (Charleston, S.C.)
USSF Staff:  Chris Brewer (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Athletic Trainer:  Philip Watson (Levant, Maine)

 
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