id2 Program Invitations

id2 Program Invitations

Congratulations to the following Maryland United players selected to the id2 Program in 2018.

Boys (September, Kansas City, Kansas)
Ty Bonzella 2006
Stuie Dowden 2006
Cole Mastal 2006
Paolo Pena 2006

Girls (September, Kansas City, Kansas)
Dahlia Bedward 2004
Emely Rubio 2004
Ashley Tutas 2004

Boys (March, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Nolan Burns  2005
Luke Dunne  2005
Donick Elshani  2005
Luke Parker  2005

Girls (March, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Caroline Duffy  2004
Taylor Smith  2003


Congratulations to the following Maryland United players selected to the id2 Program in 2017.

Boys (March, Grand Park, Indiana)
James Barret 2004
Kareem Davis 2004
Ryan Pigg 2004

Girls (September, Lancaster, Massachusetts)
Danielle Campbell 2003
Alayna Lynchard 2003
Kelsey Smith 2003 

Once the three camps for this age group cycle have been completed, US Club Soccer will invite top performers from this entire cycle to participate in id2 National Selection programming: the id2 National Selection International Tour (Spring 2019 for boys) and the ECNL/id2 National Training Camp (Summer 2019 for girls).

Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 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. 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.

Assisting id2 boys director Gerry McKeown and id2 girls director Tricia Taliaferro are boys coaches: David Allred (Wake FC), Tom Shields (STA), Carlos Parra (Inter Atlanta and former MLS defender), Justin Marriott (JJSA), and Caleb Norkus (Wake FC). The girls are being coached by Russell Gee (Challenge SC), Steve Campbell (Maryland United FC), Ruiari McGuinness (East Meadow SC), Maria Doris (Drexel University), and Kevin Mascary (FC Stars).

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.

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