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Darien's Radhika Patel earns US Soccer U-14 National Team camp invite

Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 1:05 p.m. CDT

Radhika Patel, a Darien resident who plays club soccer for Eclipse Select Soccer Club, has been invited to attend the U.S. Soccer U14 Girls National Team camp.

The 14-year old Patel, one of just 36 players from across the country invited to attend the camp, is currently a goalkeeper for Eclipse Select's U15 Elite Club National League team. During the 2012-13 club season, Patel played for the Eclipse Select U14 ECNL team that took second place in the Midwest Conference with an 11-4-3 record. Before that, Patel was a member of the Eclipse Select East Black U13 Girls team that earned second place in its age group at the 2012 Illinois Youth Soccer State Cup.

Patel is one of four keepers invited to the camp and one of just two players from Illinois. The other is Kerry Abello of Aurora.

The camp will run from Sept. 14-21 in Carson, Calif., and will include intrasquad scrimmages Sept. 17 and 20 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center.

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