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Global May 25, 2018

U.S. U-14 Girls National Team begins training in Chula Vista, Calif.

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CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team will gather from May 26-June 2 for a training camp at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U-14 GNT head coach April Kater has called up 36 players, 27 born in 2004 and eight born in 2005 and one in 2006. The first U-14 GNT training camp of this year was last February in Norco, Calif., and featured 48 players.

In the U.S. Girls’ and Women’s National Team development path, players born in an odd year, which are the age-cut-off years for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, follow the path of U-15 (2 years), U-17 (2 years) and U-19 (2 years). Players born in even years, which are the age-cut-off years for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, follow the path of U-14 (1 year), U-16 (2 years), U-18 (2 years) and U-20 (2 years).

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As this is an even year, the U-14s (2004s) have programming after not having any camps last year. In the odd calendar and odd birth years, as was the case in 2017, U-14 aged players were absorbed into the U-15 GNT programming.

The 36 players come from 27 different youth clubs with multiple players coming from the San Jose Earthquakes (4), Beach FC (3) out of Southern California, MVLA (2) out of Northern California, NTH Tophat (2) out of Georgia, and the San Diego Surf (2) and Real So Cal (2) out of Southern California.

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U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Jordan Brown (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Claire Heddings (New York City FC; New York, N.Y.), Nona Reason (San Diego Surf; San Clemente; Calif.), Teagan Wy (West Coast FC; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (12): Madeline Baker (NTH Tophat; Canton, Ga.), Taylor Bloom (Beach FC; Santa Anna, Calif.), Elise Evans (San Jose Earthquakes; Redwood City, Calif.),  Kathryn Kelly (San Jose Earthquakes; Belmont, Calif.), Leah Klenke (Albion Hurricanes FC; Huston, Texas), Georgia Leb (Solar Chelsea SC; Colleyville, Tex.), Molly Martin (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Acton, Mass.), Evelyn Shores (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Maia Tabion (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.), Maggie Taitano (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Giselle Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.), Amelia Van Zanten (FC United; Buffalo Grove, Ill.).

MIDFIELDERS (11): Maggie Cagle (SC Del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Anna Castenfelt (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Sophia Cook (LA Galaxy; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Jill Flammia (Richmond United; Manakin-Sabot, Va.), Juliauna Hayward (Real Colorado; Thornton, Colo.), Joelle Jung (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Ally Lemos (Legends Academy; Glendora, Calif.), Delaney Matriano (Cleveland FC; Cleveland, Ohio), Yuna McCormack (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.), Olivia Moultrie (Beach FC; Canyon County, Calif.), Morgan Roy (Nationals; Commerce Township, Mich.)

FORWARDS (9): Treasure Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Tex.), America Frias (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Onyeka Gamero (Beach FC; Cerritos, Calif.), Rylee Howard (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Allison Montoya (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Katherine Rader (Orlando City Pride SC; Stuart, Fla.), Jayme Ramirez (FC Dallas, Dallas, Texas), Jaedyn Shaw (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Alyssa Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.)