CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 18, 2018) - Sixteen clubs were represented by 18 players on the 2018 id2 National Selection International Tour to Spain, March 22-April 3. The 16 clubs span both coasts and field competitive teams in leagues, including the National Premier Leagues (NPL).
The 2018 id2 National Selection team competed in a pair of scrimmages, including one against Girona FC Infantil A, before participating in the Mediterranean International Cup, where the boys ultimately lost to RCD Espanyol Infantil A, 3-0, in the round of 16.
Hawaii Rush Soccer Club featured two players on the trip - Logan Calpito, who has now joined Pacific Northwest DA, and Cristóbal León - as well as Scottsdale Soccer Blackhawks: Niall Dunn and Kevin Mearse.
The * indicates the club competes at the NPL level.
The clubs listed are where the athletes played when they were identified and selected. Since being identified, players may have changed clubs, or - in a common progression for National Selection alumni – joined the Development Academy.
Visit the 2018 id2 National Selection International Tour web page for more details on these players, as well as news, media coverage, videos and more insight of their competitive journey abroad.
Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation. There is no cost for players to participate or be scouted, and all meals, lodging and gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike. For National Selection programming – like this past international trip – all transportation costs.
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A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.