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 02.28.13 - Rush and MadridZach Emerson (OR) and Sergio Rivas (NM) Set to Embark on Sixth Annual Real Madrid Select Program

adidas International Training Program (adidas ITP) is proud to announce the inclusion of ZachEmerson and Sergio Rivas from Rush on the 2013 roster for its sixth annual Real Madrid Select C.F. program. Zach and Sergio will join a squad primarily composed of both domestic and international 97’s and 98’s that will congregate at one of soccer’s holy grounds, Real Madrid C.F., to train under the auspices of the Real Madrid Academy staff. The Select team will undergo an intensive week long program highlighted by two matches each versus the Real Madrid B15 Rush Select star Zach EmersonC.F. and Rayo Vallecano academies.

The 2013 Real Madrid Select squad features multiple progressions indicative of the growth of the sport in the United States. Real Madrid C.F., having recently completed its first signing of an American academy player and will select one player from the squad to remain at their academy for a week. Similarly, this year’s team features an unprecedented number of U.S. Youth National Teamers, MLS Academy players, and international representatives.  As well as training and games the guys will also have the chance to watch Real Madrid, Athletcio Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga action.

sergio“We’ve really committed ourselves to composing a squad that best displays the maturing quality of the American game in this age group,” said program administrator John Parker, “and the team assembled is one that will reap the benefits the program has to offer in order to evolve as a player and a person.”


The boys will travel with Rush Select Director Nik Penn on Saturday August 17th for the week long camp that is fully funded by adidas, another wonderful advantage of the relationship Rush has with adidas.  This is, to this point, the highest level of Rush Select, with both Zach and Sergio attending the Fest when they were U12, making the Rush Select pool and now having played and been three times champions of the PDT, traveling to the Alaska and winning the Alaska Airlines Cup and now being selected as the top Rush Select Players in the nation.

You can follow the guys on Facebook at Facebook/Rushselect

Good Luck guys.rm

Roster: Roy Azourori (Israel), Justin Bajek (Kirkwood Roma), Ritchie Barry (TSF), Burke Bender (SOCA), Marcel Berry (SOCA), Calvin Carbajal (TSF), Christian Deaconson (Minnesota Thunder), Bradley Dunwell (Chicago Fire), Donald Emerson (Oregon Rush), Roberto Escalante (Coerver Mexico), Alec Felix (Sparta United SC), Charles Furrer (FC Dallas), Tyler Gabarra (Baltimore Celtics SC), Kenneth Gwon (TSF), Luke Haakenson (Shattuck St. Mary’s), Aaron Meyer (FC Dallas), Maduabuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic), Adam Ozeri (Israel), Alejandro Perez (San Fernando, Madrid) Michael Pimlott (CSA Wolves), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic), Austin Riddick (Philadelphia Union), Sergio Rivas Carvajal (New Mexico Rush), Ryan Rubizhevsky (TSF), Ken Santos-Carrillo (TSF), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Christian Segovia (LA Galaxy), Elad Shahaf (Israel), Ian Smith (Minnesota Thunder), Alexander Soto (TSF), Daniel Wright (CSA Wolves), Edward Venta-Yepes (Colorado Rapids)

The 2013 iteration of the Real Madrid Select program will run from August 18th – August 25th. You can follow along with the programs progress via twitter @adidasITP or on Facebook via 

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