PORTLAND, Ore. | Sixteen players have been selected to the 2019 id2 National Selection girls roster, which will represent the id2 side of the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp. The prestigious, five-day selection camp begins today at the University of Portland.
This marks the seventh year US Club Soccer has hosted a National Selection programming element for the girls side, and alumnae of those teams are rapidly advancing through the collegiate and youth professional ranks (2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018).
Of the 16 id2 participants, six were born in 2004, while the other 10 were born in 2005. Fourteen different clubs from 10 states are represented.
|Aivry Adams||MF||2005||Boise Thorns||ID|
|Hailey Baumann||D||2005||Michigan Hawks||MI|
|Dempsey Brown||MF||2004||Orlando FC||FL|
|Noemi Casique||MF||2005||FC Prime||FL|
|Emma Corcoran||MF||2004||Santa Rosa United||CA|
|Chidubem Dike||F||2004||Carolina Elite Soccer Academy||NC|
|Mila Erceg||MF||2005||East Meadow SC||NY|
|Avery Galante||MF||2005||FC Stars||MA|
|Kennedy Garcia||F||2005||PDA Strikers||NJ|
|Caiya Hanks||F||2004||Kona Crush SA||HI|
|Alexandra Klos||MF||2004||San Juan SC||CA|
|Madison Krakower||MF||2005||NJ Stallions Academy||NJ|
|Kaleigh McPherson||MF||2005||Sporting St. Louis||MO|
|Melina Rebimbas||MF||2005||PDA Strikers||NJ|
|Mya Sanchez||GK||2004||Ajax United||CA|
|Olivia Thomas||F||2005||Michigan Hawks||MI|
These girls will be competing alongside about 90 other players born in 2004-06 from the ECNL portion of the training camp. Together, they’ll play with and against the best athletes in the country, take in off-the-field presentations and learn from the nation’s top youth coaches. All costs – including airfare, lodging, meals and training gear – are covered by US Club Soccer and Nike for the id2 competitors.
The camp is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Players from all over the country were considered for invitations, regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation.
This camp officially concludes the id2 age group cycle targeting 2004 girls. A complete list of attendees, including ECNL participants, can be found here. A tentative schedule can be found here. Next year, the id2 girls National Selection team will begin embarking on annual international trips.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.