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U.S. U-15 BNT to Travel to Zagreb, Croatia

CHICAGO (May 2, 2011) – U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Jim Barlow has named his roster of 20 players to travel to Zagreb, Croatia, for a 10-day training camp that will include a pair of friendlies against Croatia on May 10 and May 12, and daily training.

It will be the first time that this group, made up entirely of players born in 1996, has come together since a March training camp at The Home Depot Center. There will be 17 players from that camp traveling to Croatia, including four players from the New York Red Bulls Academy.

In total, 12 players participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, competing in the U-15/16 age group mostly against players born in 1994 and 1995.

The trip to Croatia is the only international trip scheduled for the ‘96s this year.

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Gianni Carillo (New York Red Bulls Academy; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (5): Vernon Bailey (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Pa.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), John Requejo (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), Billy Stevens (New York Red Bulls Academy; New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Omar Castro (Plant City FC; Plant City, Fla.), Bradley Dunwell (Alliance Academy; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas Juniors; Plano, Texas), Herber Mejia-Flores (GFA Rangers; Manassas Park, Va.), Victor Rolph (Colorado Rush AJ Auxerre; Golden, Colo.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
FORWARDS (5): Jorge Calix (Team America; Alexandria, Va.), Danya Kafai (Juventus SC; Redwood City, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (West Pines United; Hollywood, Fla.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls Academy; South Orange, N.J.)

National Team Staff
Head Coach: Jim Barlow (Princeton, N.J.)
Assistant Coach: Tony Lepore (Madbury, N.H.)
Assistant Coach: Ante Razov (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Goalkeeper Coach: Charlie Inverso (Robbinsville, N.J.)
Team Doctor: Dr. Beverlee Brisbin (Yorkville, Ill.)
Athletic Trainer: Scot Ward (Keene, N.H.)
Equipment Coordinator: Beto Cuevas (Long Beach, Calif.)
Team Coordinator: Matthew Barton (Long Beach, Calif.)