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Club notes: FC Wisconsin's Davila on id2 International Tour team

03/01/2017, 9:00pm CST
Santi Davila

FC Wisconsin's Santi Davila (Wauwatosa) will travel to Spain next month and compete in a prestigious youth tournament, as the goalkeeper is among 18 players named to the U.S. Club Soccer id2 National Selection International Tour.

U.S. Club Soccer hasn't yet announced the roster, but FC Wisconsin confirmed this week that Davila is the first state player chosen for the event in its eight-year history. (Read news release) In addition to the all-expenses paid trip to Spain, the players also receive invitations to a U.S. youth national training camp in May.

The tour is the final event of the id2 program for players born in 2003, and the team was selected based on players' performances at one of four id2 training camps held throughout the country in 2016. Davila was part of two of those camps, from April 7 to 10 in Raleigh, N.C., and from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in Portland, Conn.

"Santi has the build, the athleticism and focus to become a great goalkeeper," FC Wisconsin coach Steve Adlard said in the club news release. "This opportunity will advance his career. I think he will be very successful."

The id2 National Selection team will play in the 17th annual Mediterranean International Cup from April 12 to 16 in northeastern Spain. The event is expected to feature approximately 300 teams from across the world; clubs such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal and Ajax and youth national teams from Brazil and Mexico have participated in past tournaments.

Previous participants in the id2 international tour include: midfielder Christian Pulisic (2012), now with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and a U.S. national team player; defender Tommy Redding (2011), who is currently with the U.S. Under-20 national team and plays for Major League Soccer's Orlando City SC; and forward Mark Segbers (2010), who was a second-team, All-Big Ten Conference selection for the University of Wisconsin as a junior last fall.

  • Three state boys teams are preparing for the final weekend of U.S. Youth Soccer National League play, which is March 10 to 12 in conjunction with the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas. SC Waukesha Blue (3-0-1) is fourth place in the 15-and-under Red Division heading into its last three games. In 18U competition, Milwaukee Bavarians (1-2-1) are sixth in the Blue Division and Elm Grove SC (0-2-2) is last in the Black Division. However, some teams have already played all seven league matches, meaning the state sides have three games in hand. Results and schedules for the Wisconsin teams:

Red Division
SC Waukesha Blue (3-1-0)

At Rocky Mount, N.C.
Dec. 8:
SC Waukesha Blue 2, Baltimore Celtic SC (Md.) 0. Goals – Bennett Pauls 2.
Dec. 9: SC Waukesha Blue 5, Delaware Rush 1. Goals – Nicholas Piraino 2, Enzo Bova 2, Bennett Pauls.
Dec. 10: SC Waukesha Blue 2, Capital Area Soccer League Red (N.C.) 1. Goals – Johnny Daniels, Bennett Pauls.
Dec. 11: Syracuse Development Academy (N.Y.) 2, SC Waukesha Blue 0.
At Las Vegas
March 10:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC Elite (Mo.), 11 a.m.
March 11: Midwest United FC Royal (Mich.), 9 a.m.
March 12: United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant Premier (S.C.), 8:30 a.m.

Black Division
Elm Grove SC (0-2-2)

At Rocky Mount, N.C.
Dec. 8:
Arlington SA Red (Va.) 4, Elm Grove SC 1. Goal – Calvin Pearson.
Dec. 9: Elm Grove SC 1, North United Premier (Pa.) 1. Goal – Michael Jensen.
Dec. 10: Dallas Texans Red (Texas) 3, Elm Grove SC 2. Goals – Nicholas Cheung, Dominic Briggs.
Dec. 11: Elm Grove SC 1, Ambush Red (Ga.) 1. Goal – Alex Mirsberger.
At Las Vegas
March 10:
Strikers FC North (Calif.), 1 p.m.
March 11: El Camino Real Pumas (Calif.), 1 p.m.
March 12: Ohio Premier Green, 12:10 p.m.

Blue Division
Milwaukee Bavarians (1-2-1)
At Rocky Mount, N.C.

Dec. 8: Braddock Road YC Elite (Va.) 2, Milwaukee Bavarians 1. Goal – David Reyes. 
Dec. 9: Milwaukee Bavarians 0, Baltimore Celtic SC Christos (Md.) 0.
Dec. 10: Milwaukee Bavarians 2, Solar Chelsea Sawyer (Texas) 0. Goals – David Reyes, Evan Donini.
Dec. 11: United Futbol Academy Premier (Ga.) 3, Milwaukee Bavarians 2. Goals – Mark Durand, Trey Goodnetter.
At Las Vegas
March 10:
La Roca South CS Premier (Utah), 9 a.m.
March 11: L.A. Premier FC (Calif.), 11 a.m.
March 12: Sporting St. Louis McMahon Ford (Mo.), 12:10 p.m.

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