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U.S. U-15 BNT Head Coach Tony Lepore Names Roster for International Marveld Tournament


CHICAGO (May 21, 2012) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Tony Lepore has named a 20-player roster to participate at the International Marveld Tournament in Groenlo, Holland.

The U.S. was drawn into a pool with FC Twente, Feyenoord, Ajax, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. The other pool is composed of SV Grol, PSV, Manchester United, Liverpool, FFFA Ghana and Olympique Marseille.

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; Alamo, Calif), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): David Chavez (Juventus Sport Club; Redwood City, Calif.), Chris Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; Cupertino, Calif.), Coy Craft (FC Dallas Academy; Frisco, Texas), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (FC America Premier; Gotha, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy Academy; Long Beach, Calif.), DJ Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
FORWARDS (3): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Minneapolis, Minn.), Malcolm Dixon (NY Red Bulls Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Rigoberto Rojas (Chicago Blast; Chicago, Ill.)

Roster Notes

  • Twelve of the 20 players of the roster are members of the Development Academy.
  • Fourteen players return for the team’s previous camp, held at The Home Depot Center in early March.
  • All of the players were born in 1997 except Abraham Romero, who is the lone player on the roster born in 1998.

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