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Youth MNT Apr 13, 2024

U.S. U-15 Men’s Youth National Team kicks off April training camp in Georgia

CHICAGO – U.S. U-15 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Tom Heinemann has selected a 24-player roster for the team’s first training camp of the year and third of the cycle.

The camp is being held from April 12-17 at Kennesaw State University just outside Atlanta.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2009 are age-eligible for this U-15 MYNT cycle and all 24 players called to camp were born in 2009. All players in the U-15 MYNT player pool are age-eligible for the 2025 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Qatar, which will feature players born on or after Jan. 1, 2008.

The roster features players from 11 Major League Soccer clubs, including five from the New York Red Bulls, four from Columbus Crew and three from Chicago Fire FC.

Twelve players have appeared in all three U-15 MYNT training camps thus far this cycle, while 10 are making their debut with the squad. Eleven return from helping the U.S. to a successful showing at a UEFA Development Tournament last November in Portugal, highlighted by victories against Italy and the host nation.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Keller Abbott (Columbus Crew; Dearborn, Mich., James Donaldson (Atlanta United FC; Woodstock, Ga.), Tobias Szewczyk (New York Red Bulls; Morristown, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (9): Hugo Berg (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Ill.), Edward Chadwick (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Nash Dearmin (Inter Miami CF; Hobe Sound, Fla.), Liam Devan (Nashville SC; Nashville, Tenn.), Gianmarco Di Noto (Columbus Crew; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Tyson Espy (LAFC; Dana Point, Calif.), Prince Forfor (Columbus Crew; Des Moines, Iowa), Alex Gomez (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Astin Mbaye (New York Red Bulls; Jersey City, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Christopher Cook (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Adri Mehmeti (New York Red Bulls; Staten Island, N.Y.), Xander Newstead (Ajax/NED; San Francisco, CA), Roko Pehar (Chicago Fire FC; Glenview, Ill.), Paul Sokoloff (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kaedren Spivey (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.)

FORWARDS (6): Zidane Cadet (Inter Miami CF; Cooper City, Fla.), Ivory Covington (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Immanuel Ewing (Columbus Crew; Merced, Calif.), Omar Hassan (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Darris Hyte (Chicago Fire FC; Streamwood, Ill.), William Ostrander (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.)


  • In total, 12 clubs are represented on the roster. In addition to the 11 MLS clubs, midfielder Xander Newstead plays at Dutch club Ajax.
  • The twelve players who have been to all three U-15 training camps thus far are Edward Chadwick, Christopher Cook, Liam Devan, James Donaldson, Tyson Espy, Alex Gomez, Omar Hassan, Astin Mbaye, Adri Mehmeti, Paul Sokoloff, Kaedren Spivey and Tobias Szewczyk.
  • Keller Abbot, Hugo Berg, Zidane Cadet, Ivory Covington, Nash Dearmin, Gianmarco Di Noto, Immanuel Ewing, Prince Forfor, Darris Hyte and Newstead are the 10 players making their first appearance with the U-15s this cycle.
  • Four players scored for the U.S. at November’s UEFA Development Tournament: Hassan vs. Portugal on Nov. 30 in a 2-1 win, Mehmeti and Sokoloff vs. Italy on Dec. 2 in a 4-2 win and Mbaye vs. Scotland on Dec. 5 in a 2-1 loss.