U.S. U-15 BNT coach John Hackworth names roster for Florida camp
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach John Hackworth will lead a 36-player domestic camp from Dec. 13-20 in Bradenton, Florida.
This is Hackworth’s first U-15 BNT camp since being named the age group’s head coach of this group in early November. All but one player among this camp roster was born in 2000 and will eventually represent the next corps of U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams’ class.
This is the U-15 BNT’s fifth and final camp of 2014 and third domestic camp.
“It’s exciting for me and my staff to work with 36 very talented young men and spend the next week with them,” Hackworth said. “We want to try to relay some fundamental ideas about how they can progress as players. We have some clear objectives to share tactically with the group, and we want to build on what they did in their previous camp for future events.”
The week will also consist of intrasquad competition, as well as a full training session with the U-17 MNT.
“Richie and I have talked about making sure that there is continuity with how we are doing things,” Hackworth said. “With this group of 2000s, which will be the incoming class for Richie and his staff, this will make the transition smoother while also raising their level of play. It should be a good environment to push them.”
The roster features 29 players who are currently in the Development Academy and 32 who have Academy ties.
U-15 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Carlos dos Santos (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.), Hunter Pinho (Players Development Academy; Cranford, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (14): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Charlie Asensio (Georgia United; Rosewell, Ga.), Zico Bailey (LA Galaxy; Las Vegas, Nev.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (Chivas USA; San Marcos, Calif.), Christopher Durkin (Richmond United; Glen Allen, Va.), Chris Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Jaylin Lindsey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Boca United; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Dorian Morrison (FC Golden State; Chino Hills, Calif.), Ian Murphy (FC Golden State; Redlands, Calif.), Bryan Perez (Sherman Oaks Extreme SC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Tyler Shaver (Beachside SC; Riverside, Conn.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): George Acosta (Estudiantes de La Plata; Miami, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution, Providence, R.I.), Carlos Anguiano Dias (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Jacob Garzon (Orlando City SC; Winter Park, Fla.), Christopher Goslin (George United; Locust Grove, Ga.), Ben Lederman (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (9): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Canada), Misael Becerra (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Niccolo Lemoine (De Anza Force; Pleasanton, Calif.), Mario Licor (Orlando City SC; Titusville, Fla.), Kevin Negrete (LA Galaxy; Hawthorne, Calif.), Jack Valderrabano (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; Rosedale, N.Y.), Tristan Weber (LA Galaxy; San Clemente, Calif.)