Alston named to Generation adidas tour of Netherlands
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution right back Kevin Alston is one of 18 players named to Major League Soccer’s Generation adidas team that will train in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from Monday, Dec. 5, through Thursday, Dec. 15. Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes will lead the team on the tour.
The team, which is composed of players from 12 different MLS teams, will play matches against the Ajax Reserve team, as well as FC Volendam and Almere City FC, before returning stateside.
Full coverage of the tour will be available at mlssoccer.com.
This is Alston’s second postseason tour with the Generation adidas team, having also toured South Africa with the select team following his rookie season in 2009.
While in Amsterdam, the team will also attend a UEFA Champions League match between Ajax and Real Madrid on Dec. 7 at the Amsterdam Arena. Three days later, the team will travel to Alkmaar and watch Generation adidas graduate Jozy Altidore’s club, AZ, host De Graafschap in an Eredivisie match at AFAS Stadion.
The 18-man roster includes some of MLS’ most prominent up-and-coming players, including two goalkeepers, five defenders, seven midfielders and four forwards.
GOALKEEPERS: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Zac MacMath (Philadelphia Union)
DEFENDERS: Kevin Alston (New England Revolution), Sacir Hot (New York Red Bulls), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo), Michael Tetteh (Seattle Sounders FC), Zarek Valendin (Montreal Impact)
MIDFIELDERS: Dilly Duka (Columbus Crew), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Matt Kassel (New York Red Bulls), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Corey Hertzog (New York Red Bulls), Danny Mwanga (Philadelphia Union), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
MANAGER: Peter Vermes (Sporting Kansas City)
Dec. 5 – Generation adidas players depart for Amsterdam
Dec. 6 – Training (Ajax Academy fields)
Dec. 7 – Training (Ajax Academy fields), Team attend UEFA Champions League match: Ajax vs. Real Madrid
Dec. 8 – Game 1: Generation adidas vs. Ajax Reserves (Ajax Academy fields)
Dec. 9 – Training (Ajax Academy fields)
Dec. 10 – Training (Ajax Academy fields), Team attend Eredivisie match – AZ Alkamaar vs. De Graafschap
Dec. 11 – Training (Ajax Academy fields)
Dec. 12 – Training (Ajax Academy fields)
Dec. 13 – Game 2: Generation adidas at FC Volendam
Dec. 14 – Game 3: Generation adidas at Almere City
Dec. 15 – Generation adidas players return to U.S.
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