id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina

The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four games in Buenos Aires on Monday. It will play U-14 Infantiles teams from four of the great names of Argentine soccer, Velez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors, Argentinos Juniors and San Lorenzo.

id2 National Selection Schedule
March 3 vs. Velez Sarsfield Infantiles Categoría 2001 in Villa Olímpica
March 5 vs. Boca Juniors Infantiles Categoría 2001 in La Candela
March 7 vs. Argentinos Juniors Infantiles Categoría 2001 at Argentinos Juniors Training Center
March 9 vs. San Lorenzo Infantiles Categoría 2001 in La Ciudad Deportiva

The id2 National Selection roster for the international tour features 18 boys -- 16 born in 2001 and two born in 2002 -- from nine states. It has a heavy California presence with eight players from the Golden State.

Over the past five years, id2 all-stars have traveled to Germany and the Netherlands in 2010, England and Scotland in 2011, Spain in 2012 and 2013 and Italy in 2014.

Alumni include U.S. U-17 star Christian Pulisic, one of six players from the Spain 2012 team to be playing at the Concacaf Under-17 Championship. Three players from the Spain 2013 team are in Honduras for U-17 qualifying. Five will represent the USA, two will play for Trinidad & Tobago and one each has joined Guatemala and Mexico.

2015 id2 National Selection roster:
NO. PLAYER POS. HOMETOWN CLUB YEAR
10 Julian Anderson
M Ocean, N.J. PDA 2002
9 Luis Arriaga F Santa Rosa, Calif. Santa Rosa United 2001
12 Ed Berumen D/M Salida, Calif. Modesto Ajax United 2001
7 Eduardo Blancas F Napa, Calif. Napa Valley FC 2001
15 Judson Burns D Argyle, Texas Andromeda FC 2001
4 Dominic De Almeida M/D Lincoln Park, N.J. PDA 2001
14 Jesus Esparza M Newark, Calif. Palo Alto SC 2001
18 Angel Flores F Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad United FC 2001
6 Abraham Gonzalez M Riverside, Calif. FC Golden State 2001
11 Azriel Gonzalez F Las Vegas, Nev. Heat FC 2001
16 Luke Hansen D Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush SC 2001
17 Bryang Kayo M Montgomery Village, Md. Bethesda SC 2002
8 Lorenzo Lopez M Oregon City, Ore. Crossfire Oregon SC 2001
1 Cole McNally GK Mt. Airy, Md. Baltimore Celtic SC 2001
3 Togo Nakamura D Torrance, Calif. LA Galaxy 2001
5 Leonardo Sepulveda D Corona, Calif. Empire SC 2001
0 Noah Thomas GK Lakewood, Wash. Washington Premier FC 2001
2 Donovan Wu D/M Medford, N.J. FC Continental 2001
1 comment about "id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina".
  1. Christopher Tallmadge, February 27, 2015 at 8:39 p.m.

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