SALINAS, Calif. (KION) The roster has been announced for the 2020 id2 National Selection boy's team traveling to England and Scotland to play soccer, and a Salinas teen has been chosen to be part of the team.
According to the roster, Jose Vasquez plays for Monterey County Soccer ECFC in Salinas.
He is one of 18 players representing 17 clubs from nine states, according to the U.S. Soccer Club. The club said the boys will compete against top academies and be exposed to English and Scottish cultures from March 13 to 24.
The team will start their trip in New Jersey to practice before traveling to Glasgow, Scotland for four days and London after that.
“After working hard to identify the best talent in the United States, we are excited to challenge this talented group of players by playing the best teams in the U.K.,” said id2 Boys Program Director Gerry McKeown. “Our goal is to provide cultural, sporting and life-learning opportunities, which they can carry with them for the rest of their young lives. We hope that it can also result in eventual National Team exposure for some players that are competing outside the U.S. Soccer Academy platform.”
U.S. Club Soccer is funding the trip, so players do not have to pay for flights, lodging, meals or gear.