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2012 id2 National Selection International Tour

The 2012 id2 National Selection International Tour to Spain, held Feb. 17-27, was highlighted by matches against youth academy teams from UE Cornellà, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The team, comprised of 18 boys born in 1998, also attended two La Liga games – Valencia at FC Barcelona on Feb. 19 and FC Barcelona at Atletico Madrid on Feb. 26 – and toured FC Barcelona’s L’Estadi Camp Nou and Atletico Madrid’s Estadio Vicente Calderon.

where are they now?

Player Name Accolades College/Pro Club
Harry Adanuty Committed to NC State to play in 2016; ODP experience. NC State
Christian Albelo Spent time playing youth soccer in Germany; ranked No. 17 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer in 2016; has appeared in 18 matches at Marquette over three years (reshirted second year); U16 and U17 US Youth National Team experience. Marquette
Danny Barbir Spent time playing professionally in Europe before singing with Whitecaps FC 2 in 2017; signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Astra Girugiu in Romania; currently rostered with Sporting Kansas City II; US Youth National Team experience. Sporting Kansas City II
George Braima Played two years at Tyler Junior College before transferring to Clarke University; appeared in 31 matches, starting 27, in two years at Clarke. Clarke University
Chaz Burnett Appeared in 44 games over two years at Montclair State University; tabbed NJAC Rookie of the Week twice in 2017; 2018 Second Team All-NJAC. Montclair State
Jonathan Navarro Received five offers from Liga MX clubs; spent time with Santos Laguna's affiliate league club. Santos Laguna
Matthew Olosunde Played with Manchester United U18 and U23 teams from 2016-2019; signed two-year contract with Rotherham United in 2019; U17 US Youth National Team experience. Rotherham United
A.J. Palazzolo Named 2015 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year; has appeared in 56 matches over three years at Indiana; U17 US Youth National Team experience. Indiana
Logan Panchot Appeared in 62 games in three years at Stanford, starting 59; 2019 All-Pac-12 Second Team; U14, U15, U17, U19 US Youth National Team experience. Stanford
Christian Pulisic Spent two years at German club Borussia Dortmund before being traded to Chelsea in a deal worth $73 million; most expensive American player of all time; has appeared and scored at every level of US Youth Soccer and made senior team debut in 2016 (age 17); youngest player ever to captain the US National Team Chelsea FC
Elijah Rice Appeared in 37 games over two years at the University of Washington; U17 US Youth National Team experience. Washington
Juan Riley Player status unknown; please contact US Club soccer with any information. Unknown
Chad Sahinkaya Committed to UC Riverside; U17 Guatemalan Youth National Team experience. UC Riverside
Kevin Silva Played two years at UCLA before transferring to Rutgers; signed with Heart of Midlothian FC in Scotland soon after his tranfer; consistent U17 and U19 US National Team experience; signed with Toronto FC in July 2020 after stint with Toronto FC II UCLA/Rutgers/Toronto FC
Jack Skahan Appeared in 71 matches, starting 50, in a four-year career at North Carolina; U16 US Youth National Team experience. North Carolina
Raheem Taylor-Parkes Played two years at Virginia before transferring to Oregon State; appeared in seven matches as a junior at OSU in 2019; U15 and U17 Canadian Youth National Team experience. Virginia/Oregon State
Suniel Veerakone Appeared in 69 matches in four years at Duke; 2016 ACC All-Freshman team. Duke
Andrew Verdi Saw action in 28 games over three years at Michigan; 2019 First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year. Michigan



Sunday, Feb. 19 | UE Cornellà Stadium, Barcelona, Spain | 8:50 a.m. CET
id2 National Selection [1] at UE Cornellà [2]
id2 National Selection [1] vs. RCD Espanyol [0]

Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain | 7 p.m. CET
id2 National Selection [3] at FC Barcelona [1]

Thursday, Feb. 23 | Ciudad del Fútbol, Madrid, Spain | 8 p.m. CET
id2National Selection [1] vs. Atlético Madrid [2]

Saturday, Feb. 25 | Madrid, Spain | 7 p.m. CET
id2 National Selection vs. CF Rayo Majadahonda (Scrimmage)