Over 180 US Club Soccer Member Clubs’ Players in Action with U.S. National Teams
Number Includes 13 Players with id2 Ties
2006 id2 Regional Training Camps for Boys & Girls Slated for October
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Aug. 8, 2006) - During the past month, US Club Soccer member clubs have seen over 180 of their players, as either alumni or current players, be selected to their respective U.S. National Team. This number includes 13 players who have participated in the US Club Soccer id2 program.
Greg Garza is the first id2 alum to reach the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team. The 2004 id2 participant from Grapevine, Texas will travel to Japan with the U.S. U-17s for the Toyota Youth International Tournament held Aug. 10-13.
Among the 50 invitees who trained with the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team in Somerset, N.J. from July 30-Aug. 5 were 12 id2 alumni: Jonathan Aguirre (2005), Sam Bradley (2005), Zach Foxhoven (2005), Travis Golden (2004), Aaron Horton (2004, 2005), Perry Kitchen (2005), Sebastian Lletget (2005), Jack McInerney (2004, 2005), George Pantelic (2004), Shaquille Phillips (2005), Charles Renken (2004, 2005) and Ross Tomaselli (2005).
US Club Soccer 2006 id2 Program Details
To be conducted in October, the 2006 US Club Soccer id2 program will be marked by a number of advances. For the first time, id2 will move to a regional format and will include girls’ age groups. US Soccer Youth Development Program staff will be on site at these id2 Regional Training Camps to scout players for possible inclusion in the U14 National Team Program.
Boys and girls with ’93 and ’94 birth years are eligible to participate in the 2006 id2 Regional Training Camps. Founded in 2004, id2 began with a five-day National Training Camp for over 100 ’91 boys. A year later over 100 ’91 and ’92 boys took part in the 2005 National Training Camp. Rather than staging a National Training Camp in 2006, the id2 program will consist of three regional events across the country:
- Oct. 6-9 in Zarephath, N.J., hosted by PDA for Boys and Girls
- Oct. 6-9 in Irvine, Calif. hosted by Coast Soccer League for Boys and Girls
- Oct. 12-15 in Chicago, Ill. hosted by Chicago Magic for Boys
Scouts from across the country are currently identifying players for inclusion in the id2 Regional Training Camps as they compete in their own environment with their club teams. Parents do not have to pay fees and travel costs to multiple expensive tryout camps to ensure their players are seen by id2 scouts. The id2 selection process is apolitical as players are identified regardless of their affiliation (i.e. US Club Soccer, USYSA, AYSO, non-affiliated, etc.).
Once players arrive at the id2 Regional Training Camps, US Club Soccer covers all player expenses. Nike, the Official Equipment Supplier of US Club Soccer, will provide players with training uniforms, balls, bags and other equipment. Top club, collegiate and national team staff coaches will conduct the id2 Regional Training Camps. Further announcements about staffing will be made in the future.
Additional U.S. National Team Activity
In addition to the aforementioned U.S. National Teams, the U.S. Women’s National Team recorded three domestic victories in July: 3-2 over Sweden, 5-0 over Ireland and 2-0 over Canada; the U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team finished second at the 2006 Nordic Cup in Stavanger, Norway July 16-22; the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team finished second at the 2006 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland July 31-Aug. 4; and the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team roster was announced for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia Aug. 17-Sept. 3. The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team and U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team were also in action July 30-Aug. 5 training in Concord, Mass. and Pomona, Calif., respectively.
Following are the rosters for these teams, noting some of the players with ties to US Club Soccer member clubs.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster – July 15, 23 & 30 in United States
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC DELCO), Briana Scurry, Hope Solo;
DEFENDERS (6): Lori Chalupny, Tina Frimpong (Lake Oswego SC, Columbia Premier SC), Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Cat Whitehill;
MIDFIELDERS (5): Carli Lloyd (Medford Strikers/PDA), Marci Miller, Leslie Osborne, Lindsay Tarpley (Michigan Hawks), Aly Wagner;
FORWARDS (6): Natasha Kai (Leahi SC), Kristine Lilly, Heather O’Reilly (PDA/East Brunswick), Megan Rapinoe (Elk Grove), Abby Wambach (Rochester Junior Rhinos), Christie Welsh.
U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team Nordic Cup Roster – July 16-22 in Norway
GOALKEEPERS (2): Val Henderson, Cori Alexander (Pleasanton Rage);
DEFENDERS (5): Rachel Buehler (San Diego Surf), Kendall Fletcher (CASL), Brittany Taylor (Albertson Express), India Trotter (Team Boca), Lauren Wilmoth;
MIDFIELDERS (7): Bristyn Davis, Sheree Gray (Arsenal Premier – World Class SC), Sarah Huffman, Noelle Keselica (Bethesda SC), Jennifer Maurer, Rebecca Moros, Angie Woznuk (San Diego Surf);
FORWARDS (4): Danesha Adams (Slammers FC), Amanda Cinalli (Cleveland SC), Katie Griffin (Sereno SC), Tiffany Weimer (World Class Soccer).
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Milk Cup Roster – July 31-Aug. 4 in Northern Ireland
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mike Gustavson, Chris Seitz (So Cal United SC);
DEFENDERS (5): Tony Beltran (Arsenal SC), Amaechi Igwe (Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus), Chance Myers (Pateadores), Ofori Sarkodie (Chicago Magic), Julian Valentin, Blake Wagner (HC United);
MIDFIELDERS (6): Carlos Borja (Irvine Strikers), Rodrigo Lopez (So Cal United SC), Dax McCarty (Central Florida United), Brad Ring (Chicago Magic), Robbie Rogers (South Bay SC), Jonathan Villanueva;
FORWARDS (4): Josmer Altidore (Boca Juniors/Schulz Academy), Johann Smith, Preston Zimmerman (Crossfire Premier), Sal Zizzo.
U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship Roster – Aug. 17-Sept. 3 in Russia
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kelsey Davis (So Cal United SC), Joanna Haig, Val Henderson;
DEFENDERS (6): Carrie Dew (San Diego Surf), Erin Hardy (Southern California Blues SC), Nikki Kryzsik (Arsenal Premier – World Class SC), Stephanie Logterman, Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove), Sara Wagenfuhr (Colorado Rush);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jordan Angeli (Colorado Rush), Danesha Adams (Slammers FC), Brittany Bock (Windy City Pride), Tina DiMartino, Tobin Heath (PDA), Allie Long (Albertson Express), Casey Nogueira (CASL), Amanda Poach (Bethesda SC);
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Amy Rodriguez, Kelley O’Hara (PTCYSA), Jessica Rostedt (Internationals).
U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Toyota Youth International Tournament – Aug. 10-13 in Japan
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Chicago Magic), Zac MacMath (Clearwater Chargers);
DEFENDERS (7): Danny Barerra (Rampage FC), Lonnie Carter, Brandon Lee, Dane Shea, Howard Turk, Matthew Uy (BW Gottschee), Sheanon Williams (FC Greater Boston Bolts);
MIDFIELDERS (7): Greg Garza, Abdusalam Ibrahim, Jared Jeffrey, Evan Raynr (So Cal United SC), Kirk Urso (Sockers FC Chicago), Daniel Wenzel, Brandon Zimmerman (Crossfire Premier);
FORWARDS (2): Bryan Dominguez (Concorde Fire), Ellis McLoughlin (Crossfire Premier).
U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Training Camp Roster – July 30-Aug. 5 in Somerset, N.J.
GOALKEEPERS (6): Samir Badr (Heroes FA), Earl Edwards (Nomads), Austin Holbrook (West Chester United SC), Drew Hutchins (YMS Xplosion), Travis Ives (Red Bull New York Academy), Eric Reyes (Schulz Academy);
DEFENDERS (14): Estanilao Arevalo, Sam Bradley (Heroes FA), Robert Derschang, James Doherty, Marlon Duran, Joe Garcia, Travis Golden, Emmet Kumeh, Chase Miller, Andrew O’Malley (FC DELCO), Shaquille Phillips (Heroes FA), Tyler Polak, Alberto Rosas, Joshua Sylva (Nuesport Tabagators);
MIDFIELDERS (21): Jonathan Aguirre (PDA), Alex Bramall (PDA), Jacob Bushue, Anthony Flores (BW Gottschee), Zachary Herold, Aaron Horton (Ohio FC), Stefan Jerome (Schulz Academy), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Edson Lemus (Celtic SC), Sebastian Lletget (Santa Clara Sporting FC), Alexander Molano, Joel Nash, Chris Niemira, George Pantelic (So Cal United SC), Aleksandar Pilipovic-Wengler, Joseph Schmid (FC DELCO), AJ Stuek, Ross Tomaselli (Triangle FC), Francisco Valdez (Juventus Sport Club), Brian Vasquez, Jared Watts (Charlotte SC);
FORWARDS (9): Robert Barerra (PDA), Andrew Craven (First Coast SA), Patrick Donyen, Zach Foxhoven (Colorado Rush), Joseph-Claude Gyau, Jack McInerney (Cobb FC/Atlanta Silverbacks), Charles Renken (Scott Gallagher), Soony Saad (Ohio FC), Quincy Wento (Sereno SC).
U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team Training Camp Roster – July 30-Aug. 5 in Concord, Mass.
REGION I (36): Samuel Adjei, Kyle Bitterman (PA Classics), Damian Bziukiewicz (BW Gottschee/Rough Riders), Roy Cabrera (NJSA04/Pasco Stallions), Reuban Chapman, Ian Cheek (NOVA SC), Gianluca Cuomo (Rochester Junior Rhinos), Felix DeBona, Nathanael Eggleston, Anthony Escamilla (Alberston SC/Rough Riders), Steve Gallego (BW Gottschee/Rough Riders), Tyler Gay (Super Nova FC), Oscar Gonzalez (Jersey Crew SC/Red Bull New York Academy), Julian Griggs, Christian Johnson (BW Gottschee/Rough Riders), Harrison Kendall, Drew Klingenberg (Penns Forest FC), Max Kurtzman, Keagan McDonnell, James McLaughlin, Ian O’Brien, William Packwood, Timothy Parker (Rough Riders), Kevin Reitzel, Roberto Reyna (Massapequa), Brian Schaake, Joe Shinsky (Super Nova FC), Zachary Shiposh, Melvin Snoh (Spirit United SC), Kyler Sullivan, Scott Thomsen (Toms River SA), Jacob Wagmeister, Jesse Wasserman, Zachery Wenger (Baltimore Bays), Matthew Wiltse (PDA), Lucas Winters (Baltimore Bays).
REGION II (25): Keaton Albert (Sockers FC Chicago), Ezequiel Alvarez, David Caban (Chicago Wind SC), Brian Carr (Mequon United SC), Sean Cunningham (Vardar Stars SC), Vince DiPrimio, Tyler Dixon, Ryan Fredal (Vardar Stars SC), Matthew Ingram, Isaac Kannah, Jonathan Kempin, Luis Medina (FC United), Eric Miller (Bangu Tsunami), Kotaro Mitsuhashi (Vardar Stars SC), Dorian O’Lochlayne (Mequon United SC), Victor Pineda, Tanner Riley, Yianni Sarris (Cleveland SA), Blake Skamiera (Vardar Stars SC), Jason Stacy, Caleb Stanko (Vardar Stars SC), William Trapp, Eric Weberman (Michigan Wolves), Alex Wettermann (Sockers FC Chicago), Dylan Xiong (Bangu Tsunami).
REGION III (26): Eduardo Alvarez (Carolina Dynamo), Dominic Bonilla (Concorde Fire SC), Samuel Coleman, Devin Cook, Joaquin Del Rosario, Darvin Ebanks (Atlanta Silverbacks), Jack Falle, George Fradenburg, William Gagnon, Brian James (Weston SC), Alfred Koroma (Texas Longhorns SC), Cody Lofgren, Myles Mansfield, Marques Mayoras, Mathew Muralles (Weston SC), Boyd Okwuonu, Kevin Pahl, Jonathan Ray (Triangle SC), Nicholas Rittmeyer (Bridge FA), Antonio Rocha, Arturo Rocha, Alejandro Rodriguez (Miami Strike Force), Sekani Sinclair (Schulz Academy), Parker Thornton, Jeffrey Torda, Walker Zimmerman.
REGION IV (33): Michael Ambrose, Angel Ayala (Arsenal FC), Bryce Beisswanger, Dustin Berg, Scott Cohen, Zachary Deville (Nott’s Forest FC), Matt Dishno (Cal Odyssey), Ryan Felipe (Honolulu Bulls SC), Nathan Fernandez (Honolulu Bulls SC), Newton Hallowanger, Daniel Hamilton (Albion SC/Nott’s Forest FC), Kevin Hoyos, Neil Ignacio, Tommy Jaeger, Nico Johnson, Michael Madding (Burlingame SC), Coliin Mc Atee, Jon-Paul Medina (Cal Odyssey), Chris Miller (FC Vancouver), Alan Mota (Arsenal FC), Troy Peterson (Washington Premier FC), Dillon Richens, Gabriel Rivera, Ridge Robinson, Kevin Schafer, Nathaniel Schnitman, Louis Schott (Crossfire Premier), Daniel Sellitti (Las Vegas Premier SC), Jacob Speckmeyer, Blake Steele, Tyler Thompson (Placer SA), Andrew Vu, DeAndre Yedlin (Northwest Nationals Select SC).
U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team Training Camp Roster – July 30-Aug. 5 in Pomona, Calif.
REGION I (25): Torri Allen (NOVA FC), Kailey Blain (New Hampshire Phantoms), Hayley Brock, Crystal Dunn, Carly Gallagher (FC Barrington), Briana Hovington, Peyton Johnson (Baltimore Bays), Kaitlyn Kerr, Danielle Krohn (Hershey Attack SC), Beverly Leon (Nova SC), Samantha Mewis, Rachel Middleman (Internationals FC), Rachel Nichols, Rachel Nuzzolese, Karly O’Toole, Jazmine Reeves (VISTA), Shannon Roche (PDA), Danielle Rutter (Hershey Attack SC), Jessica Schloth, Taylor Schram (Century United), Madeline Simms, Jennifer Skogerboe, Alexa St. Martin, Patrice Vettori, Deja Walker (Greater Experience SA/DC United).
REGION II (25): Ashley Catrell, Kori Chapic (Cleveland Select/Northern Ohio Alliance SC), Kaysie Clark, Stephanie Condon (Windy City Pride), Vanessa DiBernardo, Colleen Diemer, Sarah Doggendorf, Amber Fry, Megan Fuller, Lauren Gagnon (West Michigan Fire Juniors), Kellery Gravlin, Kelsey Hough (Chicago Wind SC), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever Academy), Kelsey Muller, Katie Nasenbenny (Windy City Pride), Lisa Nouanesengsy, Emily Oliver (Windy City Pride), Megan Oyster (Windy City Pride), Emily Scott (Windy City Pride), Catherine Sessions, Anna Sieloff, Frances Silva-Leon (Omega SC), Annie Steinlage, Melissa Van Dorn.
REGION III (25): Nina Anderson, Kathryn Bass, Kaley Blades, Jodi Calloway, Megan Carrell, Alexandria Crown, Nicole Duarte, Mary Eggleston, Katrina Frost, Alexa Hosey, Juliann Jeffrey, Megan Kinneman, Jenifer LaCombe, Natalie Melo, Sydney Miller (Sting SC), Ashley Oswald (Weston SC), Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC), Molly Richey, Julia Sandridge (Charlotte SC), Carli Shultis, Courtney Smith, Annie Speese (Atlanta Fire United), Rebecca Twining, Chioma Ubogagu, Madison Whitehead.
REGION IV (25): Mackenzie Akerfields, Alyson Birgel, Haley Boysen, Mia Bruno, Alexandra Conti (Mustang SC), Michelle Cruz, Nicole De Puy, Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (Mustang SC), Alexandra Harrison, Sofia Huerta (Les Bois United), Julie Beth Johnston (Sereno SC), Emily Kruger (USA 17/Ruckus Soccer), Natalie Lagunas, Natalia Ledezma, Gabrielle Lindeman (Lake Oswego SC), Melinda Madden (Lake Oswego SC), Ariana Martinez, Molly McCool (Lake Oswego SC), Molly Mettler (Lake Oswego SC), Kealia Ohai, Kyleigh Royall, Ariela Schreibeis, Crystal Shaffie (De Anza Force), Zuri Walker, Carrie Whigham.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. It has been a member of the United States Soccer Federation since July 2001, and has grown to over 1,200 member clubs and league teams in 47 states. In addition to sanctioning tournaments, leagues, and other competitions and conducting a range of programs for its members, it annually conducts the US Club Soccer National Cup, for member teams for boys and girls’ U12 to U17. The 2006 National Cup V kicked off Memorial Day weekend and concluded in late July. US Club Soccer also began its own player identification and development program in the summer of 2004, termed id2. Over the 2006 Easter Weekend, US Club Soccer, in conjunction with Disney’s Wide World of Sports, held the inaugural Champions Cup to determine the nation’s top boy and girls’ clubs. US Club Soccer’s growing list of National Corporate Partners include: Nike, 24 Hour Fitness, Accor Hotels, American Airlines, Budget Rent A Car, Etriptix, Major League Soccer, Slammers® Ultimate Milk and TEKK Athletic; as well as a supplier group of six additional corporations. For more information, visit www.usclubsoccer.org