Rush Soccer and Real Madrid

Rush Soccer and adidas send top two '97 boys to Real Madrid

02.28.13 - Rush and Madrid

As part of the new adidas partnership, Rush Soccer has the opportunity to send two of the best U15/U16 boys each year to the world famous Real Madrid, as part of the Real Madrid Select Training Program.  Zach Emerson (OR Rush) and Sergio Rivas (NM Rush) have been selected to represent Rush Soccer as two of the top 30 players in the world to have the opportunity to train and play with the most famous club on the planet.

The all expenses paid trip allows Sergio and Zach to train with the Real Madrid Academy coaches and players and have the chance to be the one player that is kept over for a week's trial to potentially become a Real Madrid player.

Sergio said, "I really appreciate this opportunity.  I am going to work even harder leading up to thesergio camp, and i promise i will do everything i can to get picked to stay."


Zach, who has just returned from helping the B15 Select win the PDT in Arizona, for the 3rd year in a row, by scoring a hat-trick in the final, said, "I'm excited for this great opportunity to play with kids from all over the world as well as experience the Spanish culture"

Both players have been an integral part of the 97B Select team that have won all 5 tournaments they have entered and have never lost a game. 

 The guys received this note from adidas lead John Parker:

2013 Real Madrid Select Invitation                

                    On behalf of Rush Soccer, adidas International Training Program, and the Real Madrid Select staff, we'd like to congratulate you on your invitation to the 2013 Real Madrid Select Program! As part of a unique partnership between Rush Soccer and adidas, each year two players who best display the character and talent of the Rush Soccer organization will be invited to join their peers in Madrid, Spain as a representation of the top talent at their age level.

                    As an invitee of the 2013 program, you will be one of the first two players to represent Rush Soccer in this partnership. You've represented Rush well in the past, and we are excited about how you can extend that to one of soccer's largest stages. Playing under the auspices of Real Madrid C.F. Academy coaches at their world class training facilities, you will experience the commitment and excellence that creates some of the greatest players on the globe.

                  Congratulations on your invitation and all of your successes.

 For more information on the trip  View the Madrid Select PDF here