id2 National Selection girls team beats Haringey Girls Academy, earns third win of international tour
HARINGEY, England (April 8, 2023) – The id2 National Selection girls team raced past Haringey Girls Academy, 11-0, Saturday night at New River Stadium in Haringey. The win brings the ’09 U.S. team’s record to 3-0 on the id2 International Tour with its finale Monday against Oxford United.
Several id2 players made the box score with goals from: Mia Corona (Legends FC) x2, Brielle Hernandez (Challenge SC) x2, Felicity Nguyen (SoCal Blues) x2, Jordyn Heathcock (Oklahoma Energy SC), Siena Sanchez (MN Thunder Academy), Mia Urbano (Legends FC) and Miliani Makasini (Bay Area Surf).
This was the first game the girls played in London after spending a handful of days based in Manchester, where they played Everton FC’s U-16 team and West Bromwich Albion FC’s U-16 team. Haringey Girls Academy brought its U-15 team for the id2 match, and Oxford United will pit its U-16 roster against the Americans.
The 2023 id2 National Selection boys and girls teams face five worthy challengers in England during the tour:
- April 3 vs. Leeds United FC (boys only)
- April 4 vs. Everton FC (girls only)
- April 6 vs. West Bromwich Albion FC
- April 8 vs. AFC Wimbledon (boys only)
- April 8 vs. Haringey Girls Academy (girls only)
- April 10 vs. Oxford United FC
The id2 National Selection girls squad will play the U-16 teams of their academy opponents, except for the Haringey Girls Academy U-15 team.
The matches take the teams to several sites in England, which speaks to the value of cultural immersion on this trip. These clubs offer unique training styles and developmental experiences that the id2 National Selection teams will see first-hand. Cultural immersion isn’t limited to matches and training sessions, though; the American delegation have also attended professional men’s and women’s games and toured stadiums in Manchester and London.
The 2023 id2 National Selection International Tour officially began March 30 with a two-day domestic camp in New Jersey before traveling to Manchester for the first half of the England stay and then London for the remainder. The tour, which concludes April 11, represents the final progression of the current id2 age group cycle targeting players born in 2009.
The id2 Program is a leader in player identification and development, as it provides opportunities for elite athletes to be identified, developed and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s youth national team programming. The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation. There is no cost for players to participate or be scouted, and all meals, lodging and gear are provided by US Club Soccer and Nike. For the international tour, all travel costs are also covered by US Club Soccer. This approach to eliminating barriers to entry helps ensure the best players are able to participate.
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