Downtown United SC sweeps up a combined three generation adidas international players, sending two players to A.F.C. Ajax Select in Amsterdam and one to Realmadrid Foundation Select in Madrid for an invitation only training experience from August 14–21. 

ATLANTA, GA - For the last nine years, generation adidas international has partnered with premier adidas clubs to develop U.S. youth soccer at the international level through its Select programs. Talented players are invited to train at the Realmadrid Foundation, A.F.C. Ajax, and F.F.C. Frankfurt, three of the world’s most powerful soccer clubs. 

Each year, the top adidas clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players to participate in the program. This summer, 96 talented players from some of the nation’s best clubs will take the field in Europe, training with top quality European academy coaches and playing against academy teams.

This year Downtown United SC is proud to announce that Guillermo Purchese Escudero and Ryan Contreras have been nominated for two of the 32 spots for the A.F.C Ajax Select Program, and Josh Newman has been nominated for one of 32 spots for Realmadrid Foundation Select Program. In addition, Kei Kinoshita, DUSC Technical Director of Sports Performance and Head Coach of B2005 Blue and B2004 Orange was selected to be a Head Coach of the program, with fellow NYCFC affiliate coaches Luis Mendoza of TSF and Ray Selvadurai of MSC. 

Guillermo and Ryan will have the opportunity to experience the culture of soccer at one of the most prestigious Dutch clubs — A.F.C. Ajax.  Ajax is among the most successful teams in Europe and is a true powerhouse in European football. They have won 32 Eredivisie League Championships to date, 18 Netherland Cups, 8 Netherland Super Cups, 4 UEFA Champions Leagues, 1 UEFA Cup, 2 EURO Super Cups and 2 Intercontinental Cups. As one of the world’s top clubs, they are known for their fast, open, and creative style of play. 

Through Realmadrid Foundation Select, Josh will experience one of “the world’s most successful clubs”, according to FIFA, home to football superstars like Gareth Bale. Real Madrid C.F. has won a total of 32 La Liga titles, 11 Copa Del Rey titles, 11 UEFA Champions League titles, 2 UEFA Europa League titles and 2 UEFA Super Cup titles. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity takes place at Real Madrid City’s training facility, and provides an inside look into the daily life of a Realmadrid Foundation Academy player.

generation adidas international prides itself on opening doors to players who wish to develop themselves at the elite level. Billy Hartman, CEO, says that the experience “opens their eyes and ignites their ambition to get to the next level — players return to the U.S. going into their development academy, ECNL, or regional season with a better understanding of what it takes to become professional players.” 

About generation adidas international: generation adidas international’s extensive catalogue of programs features access to the world’s top professional academies and tournaments. With generation adidas international, premier adidas partners have access to world-class developmental opportunities with our international training programs, Select Training Programs, and coaching education courses.  With generation adidas international, the world of adidas soccer opens its doors for your club. Where will you play?