20-player roster named for U.S. U-15 BNT Training Camp in Argentina
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Boys’ National Team head coach John Hackworth has named 20 players for the U-15’s second training camp of 2015, to be held from June 4-14 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
While in camp, U-15 BNT will play a trio of friendly matches against South American National Teams. The U-15’s will face Uruguay on June 8, matchup against Argentina on June 10 and round out the trip against Paraguay on June 12.
“It is always an important experience for our young players to compete against the South America soccer powers of Argentina, Uruguay & Paraguay,” Hackworth said. “Perhaps just as important is also the valuable learning experience of playing in such an amazing soccer culture as Argentina. The history, passion and environment will undoubtedly provide our team a unique opportunity.”
Hackworth’s group most recently competed at the 12th Tournament delle Nazioni in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, from April 25-May 1, where they defeated Austria 3-2 in the championship match to claim the tournament title for the USA for the first time in its history.
Fifteen players from the championship-winning Italy roster are a part of the current 20-player group who will be making the trip to Argentina. Additionally, 16 players have ties to U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Carlos Dos Santos (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (Chivas USA; San Marcos, Calif.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Bryan Perez (Sherman Oaks Extreme SC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Tyler Shaver (Beachside SC; Riverside, Conn.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): George Acosta (Estudiantes de La Plata; Miami, Fla.), Carlos Anguiano Diaz (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Christopher Durkin (Richmond United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (6): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Zico Bailey (LA Galaxy; Las Vegas, Nev.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Mario Licor (Orlando City SC; Titusville, Fla.), Nicolas Morillo-Garcia (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Kevin Negrete (LA Galaxy; Hawthorne, Calif.)