US Club Soccer announces 2018 id2 National Selection girls roster
PORTLAND, Ore. (Via US Club Soccer) – Fifteen players have been named to the 2018 US Club Soccer id2 National Selection girls roster ahead of the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp taking place July 24-28 at the University of Portland in Oregon.
This marks the sixth 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).
Of the 15 id2 participants, nine were born in 2004, while the other six were born in 2003. Fifteen different clubs from 12 states are represented.
These girls will be competing alongside about 80 other players born in 2003-05 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, learn from the nation’s top youth coaches and watch a Women’s International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. 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 or lack thereof.