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2014 id2 National Selection International Tour

The 2014 id2 National Selection International Tour to Italy, Feb. 27-March 10, included challenging matches against ACF Fiorentina, FC Inter Milan and Juventus FC. Although success isn’t necessarily measured by wins and losses in this intensive player development environment, the 2014 id² National Selection is the only team of its kind to win all its matches abroad. The delegation also participated in various sight-seeing activities and attended a professional game.

This was the final programming element of the id2 Program cycle targeting boys born in 2000, which included four id2 Training Camps held during 2013.

The roster (found below) consisted of 17 boys born in 2000 and one born in 2001, representing 15 different clubs.



where are they now?

Name Accolades College/Pro Club
George Acosta Played in Argentina for Boca Juniors before signing with Austin Bold FC (USL) in 2019; joined MLS club Inter Miami CF in 2020; U17 US National Team experience. Inter Miami CF
Valentino Ambrosio Made 13 appearances at Farleigh Dickinson as a freshman before transferring to Rutgers; appeared in 18 matches with 12 starts as a sophomore at Rutgers. Rutgers
Zico Bailey Played one successful season at Cal State; played for Orange County SC; signed with Kalmar FF in 2019; transferred to FC Helsingor; signed with MLS club FC Cincinnati in 2019. Cal State/FC Cincinnati
Alex Budnik Started 15 matches in goal as a sophomore at Dartmouth; 2019 Second-Team All-Ivy League; extensive youth and U17 US National team experience. Dartmouth
Kelee Cornfield-Saunders Appeared in 13 matches with 6 starts in two seasons at Portland; US Youth National Team experience. Portland
Sebastian Cruz Started in 20 matches as a freshman at Cal State - Fullerton; plays in the USL for the Swope Park Rangers. Swope Park Rangers (USL)
JJ Foe Nuphaus Appeared in and started 17 matches as a freshman at Cal; named Pac-12 Player of the Week; U14, U17 and U19 US National Team experience. California
Nico Garcia-Morillo Appeared in 13 matches as a freshman at Harvard; US Youth National Team experience. Harvard
Diego Gonzalez Currently plays for Marbella United FC. Marbella United FC
Colin Innes Appeared in 17 matches as a freshman at Kentucky. Kentucky
Curtis Johnson Player status unknown; please contact US Club Soccer to submit info. Unknown
Ricky Mendez Player status unknown; please contact US Club Soccer to submit info. Unknown
Jacob Muchnick Played 7 years for LA Galaxy Acdamey; rostered as a freshman at University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania
Ben Ofeimu Played for Bethlehem Steel FC in 2018 but committed to play at Penn State in 2019. Penn State
Hunter Pinho Named the Eastern Conference’s top U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 goalkeeper for the 2016-17 season; U15 US National Teamexperience. Unknown
Carlo Ritaccio Named National Freshman of the Year in 2018; First-Team All-MAC in 2019; appeared in and started 37 matches in two years at Akron. University of Akron
Tristan Weber Appeared in 15 matches as a freshman at Portland; appeared in 18 matches as a sophomore at San Diego State; US Youth National Team experience. San Diego State
Joey Zarra Rostered at UConn as a freshman. UConn