Congrats to Raffino Lanford and David Ortiz for Making PDP

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Black Oaks David Ortiz and Raffino Lanford.

A big congratulations from the Club, Coaches and Teammates of Raffino Lanford and David Ortiz Bailon for being invited into the US Club Soccer’s Player Development Program.

US Club Soccer’s Player Development Programs (PDPs) are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the National Premier Leagues (NPL) and other top leagues in specific geographic areas. Read more of this post

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Chaos in Camp Klinsman

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Carlos Bocanegra went to sleep on the evening of Feb. 5 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, expecting to play his 111th game for the U.S. national team the following afternoon.

Entering his seventh year as captain, the 33-year-old center back had been training with most of the projected starters and was by far the most experienced defender at U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s disposal. READ MORE