The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Convenes in Florida
CHICAGO (Dec. 12, 2011) – The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team has convened for a week-long camp at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. U.S. Director of Scouting Tony Lepore has called 36 players into camp, which began Sunday, Dec. 11, and lasts until Dec. 18.
Of the 36 players, 23 are returning from the previous camp held in October at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Also returning are assistant coaches Richie Williams, head coach of the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team, PA Classics head coach Steve Klein, and FC Dallas Academy head coach Oscar Pareja.
Nineteen players hail from clubs that are members of the Development Academy and 12 are members of their Academy team. The New York Red Bulls send five players to the camp, while Minnesota Thunder, San Jose Earthquakes and Players Development Academy send two players each. Only six players on the roster have not previously attended a U.S. Soccer Training Center.
U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union; Whitehill, Pa.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif), Parker Siegfried (Columbus Crew; Granville, Ohio), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara Soccer Club; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): David Chavez (Juventus Forza; Redwood City, Calif.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Henry Martin (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Storm; Longmont, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): John Antunes (New York Red Bulls; Fairfield, N.J.), Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Chet Castellaw (Real So Cal; Hidden Hills, Calif.), Christopher Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Juan Martinez (Houston Dynamo; Dayton, Texas), Gideon Metrikin (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (FC America SA Orlando; Windermere, Fla.), Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Orestis Sousonis (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), David Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Gedion Zelalem (Olney Rangers; Bethesda, Md.)
FORWARDS (11): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Marc Calderon (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Coy Craft (Fusion FC; Glade Springs, Va.), Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls; Glenridge, N.J.), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Gove, Ill.), Brooks Lennon (Sereno Soccer Club; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.), Yosef Samuel (GSA; Atlanta, Ga.), Diego Silva (La Roca; Bountiful, Utah), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.)