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U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team to Participate in 2011 Thanksgiving Interregional

CHICAGO (Nov. 17, 2011) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team will hold a domestic training camp as part of the 2011 Thanksgiving Interregional from Nov. 23-28 in Chula Vista, Calif.

The event is composed of the U-14 BNT players born in in 1998 and all four United States Youth Soccer regions born in 1997 and 1998. The U.S. will bring a total of 36 players to the camp and will split the roster into two teams.

The U.S. will play six games over three match days on Nov. 25, 26 and 27. Each of the U.S. Under-14 split squads will play one game per match day.

Both the camp and the games will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. Youth Soccer in conjunction with the Olympic Development Program organizes this event every year, with U.S. Soccer planning the training camp around the Thanksgiving Interregional.

The U.S. teams will play against Region 3 and Region 1 at 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 25. The next day, the U-14s will face Region 2 at 1 p.m. and Region 4 at 3 p.m. On Nov. 27, the U.S. will meet Regions 3 and 1 again at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The U-14 BNT was created to introduce young players to the national teams and a level of soccer they would otherwise not see at such a young age.

Roster by Position 
GOALKEEPERS (4): Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.), Andrew Romig (Richmond Kickers; Midlothian, Va.), Jose Salmeron (West Coast FC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethleham, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (10): Hugo Arellano (South Bay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Tanner Dieterich (Brentwood 97 Boys Premier; Nashville, Tenn.), Tommy McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Michael Pimlott (Michigan Wolves; Farmington Hills, Mich.), Juan Riley (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Trey Vinson (PWSI Courage 97 Red; Manassas, Va.), Derek Waldeck (SCV Magic; Newhall, Calif.), Kees Westra (Snohomish United; Monroe, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (14): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Kevin Coleman (FC Richmond; Warrenton, Va.), Javier Cortez (Fullerton Rangers; La Habra, Calif.), Luca de La Torre (Nomads SC; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas Golden (HBC Titans; Westbury, N.Y.), Kyle Gurrieri (NY Red Bulls; Totwa, N.J.), Michael Gutierrez (Chicago Magic; Stone Park, Ill.), Julian Hall (Brandon FC; Tampa, Fla.), Nicholas King (Alliance FC; Mattawan, Mich.), Orlando Lopez (Pateadores; Santa Ana, Calif.), Dawson McCartney (NJSA 04; Voorhees, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Luka Prpa (North Shore United; Wind Lake, Wis.), Joe Schmidt (Ohio Premier North; Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
FORWARDS (8): Sebastian Henao (NASA; Acworth, Ga.), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC 98 Wolves Elite; Roswell, Ga.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Juan Ramirez (Bethesda Lions; Kensington, Md.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic; Highland Park, Ill.), Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Brandon FC; Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Sean Teixeira (New York Soccer Club; Trumbull, Conn.), Haji Wright (Galaxy Alliance; Los Angeles, Calif.)