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Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for Austria Camp Ahead of U-20 World Cup

CHICAGO (April 17, 2015) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in 20 players for the U-20’s second foreign training camp of the year to be held from April 18-26 in Linz, Austria.

During camp, the U-20 MNT will play friendly matches against fellow U-20 World Cup side Qatar on April 21, followed by a matchup against Croatia on April 25. Both games will be played at Red Bull Arena, home of FC Red Bull Slazburg in Wals-Siezenheim, Austria.

This will be the second camp of the year for Ramos’ group, who recently returned from a seven-day camp in England where it faced England’s U-21’s on March 29. This Austria camp will continue the USA’s preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place in New Zealand from May 30-June 20.

Eleven of the 20 players on the roster were part of the U.S. team that competed in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and qualified the USA for the U-20 World Cup, while 12 players from the March camp in England return to be part of this squad.

All 20 players in the group have been previously called up to a camp or competed with the U-20 MNT since the 2014 cycle began.

Only three players will be joining the U-20’s for the first time in 2015: midfielders Jordan Allen and Cristian Roldan and forward Zach Pfeffer. Pfeffer has seen time with the U-23’s this year, and was called up to join the team during its training camp in Copenhagen on March 30.

Nine players represent clubs in Major League Soccer: defenders Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls) and Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City); midfielders Allen (Real Salt Lake), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC) and Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC); and forwards Pfeffer (Philadephia Union) and Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes).

The USA was drawn into Group A of the U-20 World Cup alongside host New Zealand, Ukraine and first-time participant Myanmar. The U.S. opens the tournament May 30 against Myanmar, continues play on June 2 against New Zealand, and wraps up the group stage against Ukraine on June 5.

Roster By Position (Detailed Roster):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Zack Steffen (SC Freiburg; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Matthew Miazga (Clifton, N.J.; New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake; Rochester, N.Y.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund; Manassas Park, Va.), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; Pico Rivera, Calif.), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (CA Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)
FORWARDS (4): Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana; Morganville, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.)

For more information about the U-20 MNT, find all the latest news on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

Additional Notes:

  • Midfielder Romain Gall is the lead goal scorer of the group with five tallies in 2015, all coming at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
  • Forward Maki Tall scored the U.S. goal in the 2-1 defeat against England. It was Tall’s first cap, start and career goal with the USA.
  • Defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers and John Requejo are the only two players to have featured in all seven matches for the U-20’s this year, playing every minute.
  • Requejo, Gall and Tommy Thompson are the most capped players in the group, all with 14 apiece in their U-20 careers.
  • Requejo and Amando Moreno are teammates at Liga MX side Club Tijuana, while Ethan Sonis and Zack Steffen team up for SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
  • Eleven of the 20 players on the roster competed at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. They include: Gall, Steffen, Carter-Vickers, Conor Donovan, Matthew Miazga, Shaquell Moore,  Requejo, Junior Flores, Lynden Gooch, Moreno and Thompson
  • The 12 returning players from the March camp in England include: Jeff Caldwell, Carter-Vickers, Donovan, Moore, Erik Palmer-Brown, Requejo, Marco Delgado, Gooch, Sonis, Joel Sonora, Tall and Thompson.
  • Sixteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Caldwell (NC Fusion), Steffen (Continental FC DELCO), Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy- CASL), Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Moore (FC Dallas), Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Requejo (Real So Cal), Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake AZ and Empire Revolution), Delgado (Chivas USA and Cosmos Academy West), Flores (McLean Youth Soccer), Gall (D.C. United), Gooch (Santa Cruz Breakers Academy), Sonis (FC Dallas and Kendall SC), Moreno (New York Red Bulls), Pfeffer (Continental FC DELCO) and Thompson (California Development Academy)

Across the Academy - April 16, 2015

ACADEMY/YNT SPOTLIGHT
USA-Mexico:
The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated archrival Mexico on April 15 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This game marked the very first time the senior team included four Development Academy alumni in the starting lineup. The USA’s goal scorers were none other than a pair of Academy alumni, as Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders Academy) and Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls Academy) each tallied in the second half to give the U.S. the infamous #DosACero score line. It was Morris’ first start and first goal with the MNT senior team, while Agudelo notched his third career goal and his first since he last found the back of the net against Argentina on March 26, 2011.

Men's National Team

Academy Alumni: Making Big Waves in the Pros and National Team: The journey from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to the National Team was once again on display when U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann called up six Development Academy alumni to be a part of the roster for the USA match against Mexico, presented by AT&T in San Antonio, Texas.

U-15 BNT to Participate in Delle Nazioni International Tournament: U.S Under-15 Boy’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has selected a 20-player roster that will travel to Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, from April 21-May 2, and compete in the 12th Tournament Delle Nazioni. 18 players on this roster have ties to the Development Academy.

Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for Training Camp in California: U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.Twenty-five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. 

For the latest Development Academy results, information and more, visit academy.demosphere.com and the ussoccer Development Academy section. Follow the Academy on Twitter @ussoccer_acadInstagram and Facebook.

ACADEMY QUICK HITS (April 11-12):

  • Western Conference: It was a record-breaking weekend for Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18s, as the team broke the season-scoring record with 108 goals in 29 games. The record was previously held by New York Red Bulls Academy, who had tallied 103 goals in 32 games during the 2012-13 Development Academy Season.
    RSL AZ’s weekend began with a 5-0 win over Pateadores on Saturday. After a 1-0 lead heading into the locker room courtesy of Jose Hernandez, RSL AZ came back on fire on the second half to tally goals in the 52nd, 60th, 65th and 85th minute to secure the victory. Damian German finished with a hat trick, while Erik Holt added one more to the total.
    Both RSL AZ and Pateadores have a hold on a playoffs spot, currently sitting in the second and 16th position, respectively. On Sunday, RSL AZ played a second game against Strikers FC, with the matchup proving to be a very competitive one as the teams finished in a 2-2 draw.
  • Central Conference: Despite a late goal effort from Jared Sparacino for Sockers FC U-15/16s, SLSG Metro took home the 2-1 win after a brace from Hunter Mudd. Both teams seem to be in a solid position to partake in post-season play. Sockers FC sits fourth in the wildcard pool while SLSG Metro remains in the 18th position in the playoffs pool.
    Also in the Central Conference, Colorado Rush U-15/16s remained in playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over Dallas Texans. Thomas deFaria opened up the scoring for Colorado in the 9th minute. Jesus Varela then found the equalizer for Dallas on the 26th, but Noah Bushey put Colorado up once more scoring in the 27th minute for the 2-1 lead heading into the break. Omar Beltran got things going again for Dallas, tying the match up 2-2 in the 65th, but Ryan Crowley sealed the match for Colorado with a third tally in the 80th minute.
  • East Conference: On a rematch of last year’s U-17/18s Championship, Players Development Academy U-17/18s drew Bethesda Olney 1-1 on Saturday afternoon in a tight contest between Atlantic Division rivals. Despite the tie, PDA still stands in the 19th position of the playoffs pool, two spots ahead of the cut out margin of 21 teams. For its part, Bethesda-Olney still remains nine spots out from breaking into the wildcard pool.

ACADEMY HONORS:

Player of the Week: Charlotte Soccer Academy U-15/16 goalkeeper Andrew Pannenberg received high marks in his play-up performance with the CSA U-17/18s against Orlando City. Pannenburg played a crucial role in CSA’s 2-1 victory on Saturday making several outstanding saves to keep CSA in the match. As a result of his high performance over this season, Pannenberg has been invited to train with the U-17 MNT Residency Program at the end of the month.  

Referee of the Week: Academy Referee of the Week: Jared Simons, a 30-year old Grade 6-ENY referee from New York was named Academy Referee of the Week for receiving high marks during the U-15/16 match between BW Gottschee and Empire Revolution. Simons has been working Academy matches since 2013 and has also worked W-League, PDL, Super-20 and NPSL games.

For all Development Academy results, standings and more visit academy.demosphere.com or click on the following links:

ON USSOCCER.COM:

U-23 MNT Set To Play Mexico in California: Andi Herzog's team will play Mexico U-23's in Carson, California, on Wednesday, April 22 as it continues preparations for Olympic qualifiers later this year. Tickets for the match available at ussoccer.com

U-20 MNT Travels to Austria: Tab Ramos' group will hold a training camp from April 18-26 in Linz, Austria, where it will be playing a pair of friendlies.

Academy Coaching Spotlight: Inspiring the Next Generation: PA Classics Director of Coaching Steve Klein spoke with ussoccer.com about how he uses his Youth National Team coaching experience and the success of its alumni to inspire the next generation of Academy players.

Four New Clubs Added for 2015-16 Season: Three east coast-based clubs and one west coast club will be joining the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to open the 2015-16 season. Baltimore Armour from Maryland and Sacramento Republic from California will field teams at all age groups, which include U-13/14s, U-15/16s and U-17/18s, to become full members beginning this fall. In addition, Florida-based club Boca United, who currently fields a team in the Academy at the U-13/14 age group, will play the 2015-16 Academy season at all three age groups adding teams to the U-15/16 and U-17/18 levels. New York City FC will be joining the U-13/14 age group at the beginning of next season and become part of the Academy for the first time.

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Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for U-14 BNT Camp in California

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in February where they played a trio of matches in Madrid, Spain, going 2-1-0 with wins over Real Madrid’s U-14’s and Rayo Vallecano. Eighteen of the players on this group made the trip to Spain in February.

Twenty five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. Additionally, all 36 players comprising this camp were born in 2001. The camp will run from April 18-26.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Oxnard PAL; Oxnard, Calif.), John Pulskamp (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Noah Thomas (Washington Premier FC; Lakewood, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (11): D’Anthony Brown (Orlando City; Lake Mary, Fla.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Paul Eliot (Colorado Rapids; Denver Colo.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Julian Hinojsa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakmura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Matthew Rios (Georgia United; Atlanta, Ga.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Joey Zarra (Oakwood SC; Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Unattached; Downers Grove, Ill.),Nicholas Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Cameron Phillips (Texas Rush; Tomball, Texas), Jahon Rad (Carolina Railhawks; Raleigh, N.C.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gott; Westbury, N.Y.),Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Calif.), Angel Flores (Carlsbad FC; Carsbad, Calif.), David Hernandez (Sporting Santa Clara; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Teas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Marlon Vargas (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (NY Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) 

U-18 WNT Continues 2015 Programming with OTC Camp in Chula Vista

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, that will run from April 19-26.  U.S. Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players, all born in 1998.

All the players in this age group are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the goal for this group is ultimately the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The U.S. U-18s will play the San Diego Sea Lions of the WPSL on April 26 at 3 p.m. PT.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Olivia Ausmus (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Gabby Kouzelos (Internationals SC; Wadsworth, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Brooke Bingham (NC Fusion; West Jefferson, N.C.), Julia Bingham (Slammers FC; Ontario, Calif.), Samantha Bruder (Real So Cal; Bell Canyon, Calif.), Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Taylor Hallmon (Concorde Fire; Panama City, Fla.), Sam Hiatt (Crossfire CD; Newcastle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Grace Bahr (Internationals SC; Broadview Heights, Ohio), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse SC; St. Charles, Ill.), Angeline Daly (JFC Storm; Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), Taylor Kornieck (Las Vegas Premier; Henderson, Nev.), Jessica Miclat (Arsenal FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Daria Petredes (Beach FC; Yorba Linda, Calif.), Emily Strouphauer (Lonestar SC; Cedar Ridge HS)
FORWARDS (5): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)

Open Cup Update: Venue and Kick Off Times Moved for Play-In and First Round

CHICAGO (Apr. 16, 2015) – U.S. Soccer has announced a venue change for the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Play-In match between KC Athletics (USASA) and Harpo’s FC (USSSA) on Saturday, April 25.

Originally scheduled to be played at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colorado, the match will now take place in Commerce City at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Field 20, with kickoff at 4 p.m. MT.

U.S. Soccer also announced time changes for two First Round matches set to take place on Wednesday, May 13. New kickoff times are as follows:
  • Kitsap Pumas (PDL) at Tacoma 253 (NPSL) – 7 p.m. PT at Mount Tahoma Stadium; Tacoma, Wash.
  • Chula Vista FC (USASA) at FC Tucson (PDL) – 7:30  p.m. PT at Kino Sports Complex; Tucson, Ariz.  
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