CHICAGO (March 2, 2012) – The U.S. Under-14 and Under-15 Boys’ National Teams will both convene for training camps from March 3-10 in Carson, Calif.
U-14 head coach Hugo Perez has called in 36 players to the camp, including 20 Development Academy players. Nomads SC sends three players: Luca De la Torre, Joe Gallardo and Alexis Velela. FC Dallas also has three players on the roster: Damien Hernandez, Weston McKennie and Alejandro Zendejas. Kyle Gurrieri and Daniel Laranetto both hail from the New York Red Bulls. All 36 players were born in 1998.
U-15 head coach Tony Lepore has also called in 36 players, with each of the U-15s born in 1997. Twenty-one of Lepore’s players are from Development Academy clubs, including four from New York Red Bulls: John Antunes, Malcolm Dixon, Henry Martin and Orestis Sousonis. San Jose Earthquakes, Players Development Academy and Chivas USA all sent two players.
During the camp, each team will play four scrimmages. The U-15 BNT will play two games on Tuesday, March 6, with the team facing Chivas USA at 5:30 p.m. PT and the LA Galaxy at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, March 7, the U-14 BNT will play the LA Galaxy at 5 p.m. PT and will face the ODP 97s at 6:30 p.m.
The camp will conclude with two matches between the U.S. teams. On Friday, March 9, the U-14 and U-15 BNTs will meet twice, with one game at 5 p.m. PT and the second at 6:30 p.m.
U.S. Under-14 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Anthony Garduno (Pateadores; Tustin, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.), Andrew Romig (Richmond Kickers; Mildothian, Va.)
DEFENDERS (11): Hugo Arellano (South Bay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), Edwin Gomez (Morelia Mexico; Morelia, Michoacán), Damien Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Tommy McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Luka Prpa (North Shore United; Wind Lake, Wis.), Cameron Reaves (Norcross Soccer Academy; Duluth, Ga.), Juan Riley (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Joe Schmidt (Ohio Premier North; Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Alexis Velela (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Trey Vinson (PWSI Courage 97 Red; Manassas, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca De la Torre (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Gurrieri (New York Red Bull; Totowa, N.J.), Julian Hall (Brandon FC; Tampa, Fla.), Daniel Laranetto (New York Red Bull; Bridgewater, Conn.), Dawson McCartney (NJSA; Voorhees, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Emmanuel Perez (Sunrise Elite SC; Wellington, Fla.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas)
FORWARDS (10): Joe Gallardo (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas Golden (HBC Titans; Westbury, N.Y.), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC 98 Wolves Elite; Roswell, Ga.), Jonathan Navarro (P.A.C.; San Jose, Calif.), Joshua Perez (Chivas USA; La Habra, Calif.), Ignacio Poplawski (Sunrise Elite SC; Boca Raton, Fla.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic; Highland Park, Ill.), Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Brandon FC; Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Sean Teixera (New York Soccer Club; Trumbull, Conn.), Haji Wright (Galaxy Alliance; Los Angeles, Calif.)
Head Coach Hugo Perez Vallejo, Calif.
Assistant Coach Chris Brewer Winston-Salem, N.C.
Assistant Coach Benjamin Ziemer Sebastopol, Calif.
Assistant Coach Juan Carlos Michia Miami, Fla.
Assistant Coach Carlos Schulze San Isabel, Calif.
Athletic Trainer Peter Moritz Orland Park, Ill.
Athletic Trainer Anne Ozello Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Equipment Coordinator Andrew Dessert Leavenworth, Kan.
Team Coordinator Steven Carrera Bradenton, Fla.
U.S. Under-15 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union; Whitehill, Pa.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif), Miguel Martin (Oregon Rush; Redmond, Ore.), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara Soccer Club; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Guillermo Bermudez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), David Chavez (Juventus Forza; Redwood City, Calif.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Henry Martin (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Storm; Longmont, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): John Antunes (NY Red Bulls; Fairfield, N.J.), Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Chris Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.), Juan Martinez (Houston Dynamol Dayton, Texas), Abulkadir Haji (NHPSA Classics; Manchester, N.H.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (FC America SA Orlando; Windermere, Fla.), Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Orestis Sousonis (NY Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew; Grove City, Ohio), David Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
FORWARDS (11): Andy Alvarez (Kendall, SC;), Michele Bottari (South Carolina Battery; Greenville, S.C.), Marc Calderon (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Coy Craft (Fusion FC; Glade Springs, Va.), Malcolm Dixon (NY Red Bulls; Glenridge, N.J.), Stephen Elias (FC Westchester; Rye, N.Y.), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Gove, Ill.), Amadu Kunateh (N.E. Revolution; Lynn, Ma.), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.), Jorge Ruiz (Chivas USA; Mission Hills, Calif.), Sebastian Saucedo (La Roca FC; Park city, Utah), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.)
Head Coach Tony Lepore Madbury, N.H.
Assistant Coach Steve Klein Manheim, Pa.
Assistant Coach Brian Maisonneuve Bloomington, Ind.
Assistant Coach Carson Porter Denver, Colo.
Assistant Coach Tim Regan St. Louis, Mo.
Goalkeeper Coach Bryheem Hancock Tampa, Fla.
Athletic Trainer Joe Kaufman Chicago, Ill.
Athletic Trainer Deanna Cozzi Huntington Beach, Calif.
Equipment Coordinator Kyle Fisher San Francisco, Calif.
Equipment Coordinator Chuck LeGrant Danville, Ill.
Team Coordinator Zach Crusse Los Angeles, Calif.