Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. id2 Program directors Gerry McKeown (boys) and Tricia Taliaferro (girls) implement curriculum and direct activities.
The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
A comprehensive national scouting and recommendation program is used to form a pool from which top players are invited to attend an id2 Training Camp.
At the camp, players work with some of the nation’s best coaches, play with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, and are scouted by on-site U.S. Soccer staff. In addition to on-field sessions, the camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings, which make for a multi-faceted learning experience.
Top performers in each id2 Program cycle are selected for participation in National Selection programming.
id2 National Selection International Tours (boys):
id2 National Selection (girls):
U.S. Soccer staff also selects specific players to attend U.S. Soccer youth national team programming.