Ciaran O'Brien Selected for Generation adidas UK Tour

COMMERCE CITY CO (From MLS Reports) - It was announced today that Colorado Rapids midfielder Ciaran O'Brien has been named to the group of 16 young MLS players who will go on an eight-day trip to London as part of the annual Generation adidas overseas tour.
The tour will include three matches against English Premier League reserve teams training at the Chelsea Academy and tickets to an EPL match and a UEFA Champions League match as well.
O'Brien will be the only player representing Colorado on the roster.

Leading the way with four players scheduled to make the trip are both FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake. FCD will be represented by goalkeeper Josh Lambo rookie midfielders Eric Avila and Bruno Guarda and second-year midfielder Anthony Wallace while Real Salt Lake is sending the quartet of fullback Tony Beltran goalkeeper Chris Seitz midfielder Alex Nimo and striker Yura Movsisyan.
A pair of teams are sending two players each: the New England Revolution represented by rookie defenders Amaechi Igwe and Rob Valentino and Toronto FC with defender Marvell Wynne and forward Abdus Ibrahim.
Rounding out the players will be Kansas City Wizards rookie midfielder Roger Espinoza and Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare while a 16th player in the squad will be announced shortly.

Coaching the squad will be San Jose's Frank Yallop who will be assisted by Ian Russell.

The players all part of Generation adidas will arrive in London on Dec. 6 and are scheduled to return to the United States on Dec. 14. After attending an EPL match that afternoon the team have a pair of training sessions at Chelsea Academy on Dec. 7 before playing the West Ham reserves on Dec. 8.

The team returns to training on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. and will get a tour of the Stamford Bridge Stadium and museum in the afternoon.

The next morning the Generation adidas team will face the Chelsea reserves and later that night are scheduled to attend the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea and CFR Cluj Napoca.

The next morning the team boards a coach and will face the Aston Villa reserves that afternoon.

On Dec. 12 the players will get to watch the Chelsea first team train at Chelsea Academy and will enjoy and afternoon of sightseeing around London.

It is some more sightseeing on Dec. 13 before returning to the United States the following morning.