id2 Selections: U14 ECNL players, Mya Fregoli and Rachel Rasins. And Ben Ofeimu, a member of the Vardar U13 NPL Team .. READ MORE....
Ben Ofeimu, a member of the Vardar U13 NPL Team, has been selected to attend a US Club Soccer 2014 id2 National Selection International Tour in Italy. The id2 National Selection International Tour is the final programming element of the id2 Program cycle targeting boys born in 2000, which included four id2 Training Camps held during 2013.
The roster consists of 17 boys born in 2000 and one born in 2001, representing 16 different clubs. During the tour, the team will have the opportunity to train, attend games and compete against youth teams from well-known professional clubs while gaining a unique educational and cultural experience.
The traveling party will arrive in Northern New Jersey on Feb. 27 for a brief domestic base camp before departing to Italy the evening of Feb. 28. After spending the initial portion of the trip in Florence, the squad will transfer to Milan and return to American soil on March 10. A challenging schedule awaits the squad, with games scheduled against the Giovanissimi Regionali squads of ACF Fiorentina (March 4), Inter Milan (March 6) and Juventus FC (March 7).
“Playing top youth academy teams in Italy will expose our players to European talent while being immersed in a different culture,” Gerry McKeown, US Club Soccer’s id2 Boys Program Director and head coach of the id2 National Selection, said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
In addition, two Vardar U14 ECNL players, Mya Fregoli and Rachel Rasins, have been selected to participate in US Club Soccer’s id2 Program Training Camp scheduled for March 20–23, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed in an elite training camp with top players from throughout the country, while also being scouted for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.