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U.S. Club Soccer all-stars off to face Barca
February 14th, 2012 1:47AM

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[ID2 NATIONAL SELECTION] U.S. Club Soccer will send 18 players on its annual id2 National Selection International Tour. This year's trip will take the under-14 team Feb. 17-27 to Spain, where it will face teams from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, as well as a combined match against Espanyol and Cornella in the opener.

PDA leads all teams with three players on the team. St. Louis Scott Gallagher is the only other of the 15 clubs represented with more than one player.

Two of the players, Logan Panchot and Kevin Silva, will return to the id2 National Selection squad.
 
The highlight will be a tour of the famous L'Estadi Camp Nou -- Barcelona's home -- on Monday before heading to its training complex for a game Tuesday night.
 
“We are very excited to have such a great collection of talented young players from all over the country assembled for the 2012 id2 National Selection International Tour,” said Gerry McKeown, id2 Boys program director. “They will have a tremendous opportunity to not only compete against the youth academies from some of the world’s best clubs, but also to take in Spanish culture and experience life in a different country.”

Goalkeepers
Kevin Silva, PDA
Andrew Verdi, FC Delco

Defenders
Harry Adanuty, CASL
Chaz Burnett, PDA
A.J. Palazzolo, St. Louis Scott Gallagher
Juan Riley, Weston FC
Chad Sahinkaya, Dallas Texans
Suniel Veerakone, Michigan Wolves

Midfielders
Christian Albelo, TSV Amicitia Viernheim
George Braima, Columbus Crew
Matthew Olosunde, New York Red Bulls
Logan Panchot, St. Louis Scott Gallagher
Christian Pulisic, PA Classics
Jack Skahan, Sunrise SC

Forwards
Danny Barbir, PDA
Jonathan Navarro, PAC Atlas
Elijah Rice, Chicago Magic
Raheem Taylor-Parkes, Brandon FC



5 comments
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: February 15, 2012 at 10:50 a.m.
    Anybody know where Elijah Rice developed? I know he was with the Chicago Magic not more than 1 year before last season
  1. Leah Rice
    commented on: February 22, 2012 at 12:49 p.m.
    Elijah "Crunch" Rice is originally from Las Vegas where he previously played for Las Vegas Sports Academy. He joined Chicago Magic a little over a year ago.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: February 29, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.
    How long was he there and did he play anywhere else?
  1. Leah Rice
    commented on: June 2, 2012 at 12:36 p.m.
    Elijah lived in Vegas for 11 years before relocating to Highland Park. Over a 7 year span he played for various top-level clubs, most recently LVSA.
  1. Leah Rice
    commented on: July 21, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.
    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2012/07/this-just-in-elijah-rice-is-really-good-at-soccer/

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