Roster announced for U.S. U-14 Boys National Team training camp

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Clint Peay has gathered a 36-player group for the team’s second camp of 2017, and third since the U-14 cycle of the National Development Program started in 2016, to be held in Portland, Oregon.

“In the age group, it’s important to have a good base of players in our pool to look at for the future,” Peay said. “For this camp, the idea is to open it up to a bunch of new players who, maybe haven’t had a chance, but have excelled on the field (with their clubs) to give them a chance, to play in an environment like this. Out of the 36 players, 33 have never been into a U.S. Youth National Team camp before. We are looking to expand the U-14 player pool by looking at some new players to see where they are.”

During the camp, the U-14 BNT will play an intrasquad match as well as a pair of friendlies against Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders Development Academy teams, a mix of 2002 and 2003 birth year players.

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The U-14’s most recent camp took place in Croatia last May where they went 3-1-0 in a quadruplet of friendlies, defeating local Croatian clubs Dinamo Zagreb U-15 (4-0) and Bosnia and Herzegovina U-15 (2-1), before splitting two against the Croatia U-14 BNT (1-3; 2-1).

Thirty-two players from the group are currently registered with a Development Academy club for the 2017-18 season, which kicks off its 11th season on Sept. 2.

Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Mitchell Budler (Shattuck-St. Mary’s; Lincoln, Neb.), Nickolas Cardona (New England Revolution; Roxbury, Mass.), Lucas Hatsios (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Gavin Krenecki (Sacramento Republic FC; Fair Oaks, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (12): Mateo Acosta (FC United; Skokie, Ill.), Diego Alvarado (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.), Owen Barber (Atlanta United FC; Clinton, Miss.), Dominic Briones (Columbus Crew SC; Pickerington, Ohio), Maxwell Brown (Internationals SC; Aurora, Ohio), Cesar Carbajal (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Abedi Godefroid (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.), Alexsander Jovel (DC United; Silver Spring, Md.), David Mysiuk (Chicago Fire; Bourbonnais, Ill.), Andre Ramos (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Gavin Tabije (New York Red Bulls; Matawan, N.J.), Dominic Vegaalban (Sacramento Republic FC; Rocklin, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Alejandro Alvarado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jacob Bergin (Cleveland United; Rocky River, Ohio), Henry Cordova (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Alejandro Herrera (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Austen Herring (Southampton FC; Kidlington, U.K.), Dante Huckaby (Philadelphia Union; Morgantown W. Va.), Anthony Miron (Real So Cal; Pacoima, Calif.), Jay Portela (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Michael Sherlock (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kai Walsh (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)

FORWARDS (10): Brandon Bryant (Orlando City SC; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Caden Clark (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Medina, Minn.), Lorenzo DiMercurio (Weston FC; Biscayne Park, Fla.), Edward Mendy (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Selmir Miscic (Philadelphia Union; Royersford, Pa.), Sebastian Nava (LA Galaxy; Wilmington, Calif.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Anthony Sorenson (Crew Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Aidan Wolf (Columbus Crew SC; Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Joseph Zalinsky (New York Red Bulls; Brick, N.J.)

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Comments

  1. Hector j Cardona says:

    Thank you for the article. On this days, there are a lot of kids who participate on the Academy soccer clubs and others who have the skill and quality to play that level but parents can afford the costs. Some others are playing oversees like Argentina. There is a 2002 boy that plays for Lanus in Argentina. This club is one of the best developing clubs in Argentina where all his academy age group teams are on top of the AFA league. The boy’s name is William Cardona who joined Lanus February 2017 and was promoted 3 weeks ago to practice with the top AFA team where there are 8 kids that belong to the Argentina national team. Unfortunately, he cannot play with the team since he is a foreign kid and FIFA rules. Like William, there are other kids who are playing oversees who would like an opportunity to be seen by the US National recruiting couches. Thank You.

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