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Youth MNT Feb 16, 2023

U.S. Soccer hosts 80 players at Boys West Region U-14 Talent ID Mini-Camp

CHICAGO – With the ongoing objective to expand and improve the Men’s Youth National Team player pool, U.S. Soccer recently held its first regional mini-camp of 2023 as part of the Under-14 Talent Identification Program. Eighty players from the West Region gathered from Feb. 2-6 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. Soccer Talent ID staff oversaw the mini-camp, including Talent ID Director Tony Lepore and Talent ID Managers Gabe Farfan (West), Rob Irvine (East) and Chris Kranjc (South). U-15 MYNT head coach Tom Heinneman will also be on hand, as well as a number of YNT network scouts from across the West Region.

All 80 players were born in 2009 and come from either Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah or Washington.


GOALKEEPERS (8): Tyler Adams (Washington Premier FC), Jacob Aguilar (Los Angeles Galaxy), Marcelo Avalos (San Jose Earthquakes), Anthony Juarez (Los Angeles FC), Oliver Lopez Aceves (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Benjamin Robertson (Portland Timbers), William Walker (San Diego Surf SC), Matthew White (Breakers FC)

DEFENDERS (24): Lucas Angelbeck (Washington Timbers FC), Xavier Argueta (Los Angeles SC), Landon Booth (Pacific Northwest SC), Max Bramwell (Portland Timbers), Edward Chadwick (Los Angeles Galaxy), Isaiah Claverie (Legends FC), Tyson Espy (Los Angeles FC), Immanuel Ewing (ALBION SC Merced), Azyk Gomez-Carmona (Los Angeles FC), Duncan Green (Seattle Sounders FC), Dylan Guerina (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jaxson Hall (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Jaxson Herbert (Phoenix Rising FC), Nicholas Juarez (San Diego Surf SC), Mateo Mclean (Los Angeles Galaxy), August Nystrom (Portland Timbers), Justin Olmos (Los Angeles FC), Wesley Peters (Eastside FC), Linkon Ream (Real Salt Lake City), Edgar Rodriguez (San Jose Earthquakes), Woltjer Rojas (San Jose Earthquakes), Roi Shalon (Breakers FC), Preston Thao (Sacramento Republic), Anders Theurer (Sparta United SC)

MIDFIELDERS (29): Oscar Araiza Rojas (ALBION SC Merced), Cristiano Briceno (FC Bay Area Surf), Luke Chamberlain (ALBION SC San Diego), Alfredo Chavez (Los Angeles FC), Bryan Cisneros (Washington Premier FC), Jesus Cota Monzon (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Joaquin Cunningham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Noah Dasilva (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Abraham Frick (Portland Timbers), Victor Garcia (ALBION SC San Diego), Jonah Giorgis (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Gerson Huertero (Las Vegas Sports Academy), Paolo Hurtado Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC), Levi Katsell (ALBION SC San Diego), Tyrone Knight (ALBION SC Merced), Ronan Leeming (Seattle Sounders FC), Rowan Martin (Real Salt Lake City), Chadwell Mima (Silicon Valley Soccer Academy), Anthony Munoz (Los Angeles FC), Sebastian Siegler (SC del Sol), Gabriell Sorto (Ventura County Fusion), Kaedren Spivey (San Jose Earthquakes), Kyota Tani (Pateadores SC), Renden Thomas (LAFC So Cal Youth Club), Christian Trelles (San Francisco Glens), Isaac Ventura (Ballistic United), Cesar Villalba (Los Angeles FC), Jordan Villanueva (Portland Timbers), Braeden Vitelli (Atletico Futbol)

FORWARDS (19): Mathis Albert (Los Angeles Galaxy), Warren Boyce (Sacramento Republic FC), Anthony Capetillo Hernandez (Real Salt Lake – Arizona), Elijah Cook (Legends FC), Elias Douratsos-Walker (Portland Timbers), Hudson Garner (City SC), Kengo Horike (Los Angeles FC), Enzo Martino (Park City Red Wolves SC), Aaron Medina (Los Angeles Galaxy), Omar Mendez (ALBION SC San Diego), Julian Nunez-Corona (Sacramento Republic), Jaime Ontiveros Jr (Breakers FC), William Ostrander (San Jose Earthquakes), Ashton Riggs (Mt. Rainier Football Club), Darian Rus (Los Angeles FC), Oscar Santana (Crossfire Premier SC), Boston St. Claire (Los Angeles FC), Leiston Stoddard (Washington Premier FC), Jorge Torres Perez (San Jose Earthquakes)

The U-14 TID Program is designed to discover and introduce a larger base of top talents at the U-14 age group into the scouting funnel of the older U-15 to U-20 MYNTs. The mini-camp format helps to evaluate and inspire high-potential players while accelerating their development in an engaging and challenging environment.

In addition to expanding the YNT player pool at its early stages, the scouting and identification structure gives U-14 players more opportunities to absorb core principles of the YNT philosophy to further their development. Travel is minimized through the regional mini-camp set-up, helping minimize days away from home, school and club. The program also bolsters U.S. Soccer’s national network of scouts, advancing their education and development while also building the Federation’s connections with clubs across the country.

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