2012 id2 NSIT

BADGE - 2012 id2 NSITThe 2012 id2 National Selection International Tour to Spain, held Feb. 17-27, was highlighted by matches against youth academy teams from UE Cornellà, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The team, comprised of 18 boys born in 1998, also attended two La Liga games – Valencia at FC Barcelona on Feb. 19 and FC Barcelona at Atletico Madrid on Feb. 26 – and toured FC Barcelona’s L’Estadi Camp Nou and Atletico Madrid’s Estadio Vicente Calderon.


  • Video journal #1:  The first video journal includes the squad’s trip from Newark, N.J., to Barcelona, Spain, as well as the team’s combined match against UE Cornella and RCD Espanyol. The video also includes an introduction of the team.
  • Video journal #2:  The second video journal includes the team’s tour of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou and tour of Barcelona, and highlights from the id2 National Selection’s 3-1 win over FC Barcelona.
  • Video journal #3:  The third video journal includes the team’s transfer from Barcelona to Madrid and highlights from the id2 National Selection’s match against Atletico Madrid.
  • Video journal #4:  The fourth video journal includes sightseeing in Madrid, thoughts from Head of Delegation Tom Atencio, and Saturday’s scrimmage vs. local Madrid club C.F. Rayo Majadahonda.
  • Video journal #5:  Watch as the id2 National Selection faced opponents from the youth academies of top clubs such as FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, toured professional stadiums, and attended a pair of La Liga matches featuring FC Barcelona.
  • Photo gallery
  • 2018: Where are they now?


No Position Name Hometown Club
3 D Harry Adanuty Cary, N.C. CASL
17 MF Christian Albelo Clarksville, Tenn. TSV Amicitia Viernheim 1906/09
11 F Danny Barbir Macungie, Pa. PDA
10 MF George Braima Columbus, Ohio Columbus Crew
15 D Chaz Burnett Glen Ridge, N.J. PDA
14 F Jonathan Navarro San Jose, Calif. PAC Atlas
6 MF Matthew Olosunde Trenton, N.J. New York Red Bulls
5 D A.J. Palazzolo O'Fallon, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
8 MF Logan Panchot St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
7 MF Christian Pulisic Hershey, Pa. PA Classics
9 F Elijah Rice Highland Park, Ill. Chicago Magic
4 D Juan Riley Weston, Fla. Weston FC
2 D Chad Sahinkaya Colleyville, Texas Dallas Texans
0 GK Kevin Silva Bethlehem, Pa. PDA
16 MF Jack Skahan Memphis, Tenn. Sunrise SC
12 F Raheem Taylor-Parkes Wesley Chapel, Fla. Brandon FC
18 D Suniel Veerakone Caledonia, Mich. Michigan Wolves
1 GK Andrew Verdi Ivyland, Pa. FC Delco

Head of Delegation:  Tom Atencio (Portland, Ore.)
Head Coach:  Gerry McKeown (Summit, N.J.)
Assistant Coach:  Benjamin Ziemer (Sebastopol, Calif.)

Game schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 19 | UE Cornellà Stadium, Barcelona, Spain | 8:50 a.m. CET
id2 National Selection [1] at UE Cornellà [2]
id2 National Selection [1] vs. RCD Espanyol [0]

Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain | 7 p.m. CET
id2 National Selection [3] at FC Barcelona [1]

Thursday, Feb. 23 | Ciudad del Fútbol, Madrid, Spain | 8 p.m. CET
id2National Selection [1] vs. Atlético Madrid [2]

Saturday, Feb. 25 | Madrid, Spain | 7 p.m. CET
id2 National Selection vs. CF Rayo Majadahonda (Scrimmage)


March 14, 2018 – 2012 id2 National Selection boys team: Where are they now? [link]
March 1, 2012
2012 id2 National Selection International Tour comes to a close, five video journals available [link]