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Generation adidas squad headed to England
by Ridge Mahoney, December 2nd, 2008 7AM

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[MLS] A squad of young American players, all members of the Generation adidas program, are headed to England next week for eight days of training and matches.San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop is in charge of the 16-player roster, which will face the reserve teams of West Ham, Chelsea and Aston Villa and also attend Premier League and Champions' League matches during the stay.

They visit officially begins Dec. 6. The players, coaches and staff will be based at the Chelsea Academy until departure on Dec. 14. They will watch Arsenal play Wigan at the Emirates Stadium in an EPL game and will attend two Chelsea home games at Stamford Bridge: a Champions' League match against Romanian club CRF Cluj Napoca as well as a league match with West Ham United.

FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake will each send four players, New England and Toronto FC will send two apiece, and Kansas City, Chicago and Colorado will each send one player. A 16th player has yet to be announced.

Yallop will be accompanied by his Quakes assistant coach, Ian Russell, and his stay in London will include a visit to the offices of Tottenham Hotspur, which has formed a partnership with San Jose.

Besides the benefits of training and playing matches, the tour will showcase some of the league's top young talent. Defenders Marvell Wynne, Anthony Wallace and Bakary Soumare, goalkeeper Chris Seitz, and forward Yura Movsisyan might be invited back for a closer look.

GENERATION ADIDAS ENGLAND TOUR ROSTER
Goalkeepers
Josh Lambo (FC Dallas), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders
Tony Beltran (RSL), Bakary Soumare (Chicago), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC), Amaechi Igwe and Rob Valentino (both New England).
Midfielders - Eric Avila, Bruno Guarda, and Anthony Wallace (all FC Dallas), Roger Espinoza (Kansas City), Alex Nimo (RSL); Ciaran O'Brien (Colorado); forwards - Yura Movsisyan (RSL), Abdus Ibrahim (TFC).



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