2010 id2 NSIT

2010 id2 National Selection International TourThe inaugural id2 National Selection International Tour, held Feb. 5-14 in the Netherlands and Germany, was highlighted by games against youth academy teams from AFC Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Borussia Dortmund. In addition to on-the-field training and game play, the tour included walking tours of several European cities, attendance at the FC Twente vs. Ajax Eredivisie game and the 1899 Hoffenheim vs. Vfl Bochum Bundesliga contest, and a tour of the famed Amsterdam ArenA, where the U.S. Men’s National Team faced the Netherlands in an international friendly two weeks after the id2 National Selection’s departure.

The team was comprised of 15 boys born in 1996 and three born in 1997.

Coverage:

Roster:

No Position Name Hometown Club Birth Year
4 M Corey Baird Escondido, Calif. San Diego Surf 1996
15 M Anthony Calvo Ceres, Calif. Turlock FC 1996
6 D Chet Castellaw Hidden Hills, Calif. Real So Cal 1997
8 M Walker Dawkins Royal Palm Beach, Fla. West Pines United 1996
19 D Collin Fernandez Downers Grove, Ill. Chicago Fire Juniors 1997
18 F Justin Fiddes San Diego, Calif. San Diego Surf 1996
12 M Declan McCabe Weston, Mass. MPS 1996
9 D David Mejia Weston, Fla. Weston FC 1996
14 M Robbie Mertz Pittsburgh, Pa. Century United 1996
5 D Dolu Oyewole Waldorf, Md. Freestate SA 1996
1 GK Carter Richardson Dublin, Ohio Team Ohio 1996
20 F Mark Segbers St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher 1996
10 M Benny Swanson Grove City, Ohio Team Ohio 1997
17 F Ade Taiwo Raleigh, N.C. Triangle FC 1996
7 F Shota Takada Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu Bulls 1996
11 M Brandon Tetro Freehold, N.J. PDA 1996
2 D Logan Ventura Pittstown, N.J. PDA 1996
3 D Wesley Wade South Orange, N.J. New Jersey Rangers 1996

Head Coach: Gerry McKeown (Summit, N.J.)
Assistant Coach: Benjamin Ziemer (Sebastopol, Calif.)

Game schedule:

id2 National Selection 1 at Quick Den Haag C1 0
Sunday, Feb. 7 | Den Haag, Netherlands | 10 a.m. CET

id2 National Selection 3 at AFC Ajax C2 2
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | Ajax Training Complex; Amsterdam, Netherlands | 5:15 p.m. CET

id2 National Selection 0 at PSV Eindhoven C1 6
Thursday, Feb. 11 | PSV Training Complex; Eindhoven, Netherlands | 4:30 p.m. CET

id2 National Selection 3 at Borussia Dortmund C1 6
Saturday, Feb. 13 | Borussia Dortmund Training Complex; Dortmund, Germany | 12 p.m. CET