Perez Names 36 Players to Roster for Domestic Camp in Carson, Calif.
CHICAGO (May 7, 2012) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named 36 players to the roster that will train May 13-20 in Carson, Calif.
The roster features 10 currently registered U.S. Soccer Development Academy players: defender Daniel Barbir and goalkeeper Kevin Silva of Players Development Academy, midfielder Lucas De La Torre and forward Joe Gallardo of Nomads SC, defender Weston McKennie and midfielder Alejandro Zendejas of FC Dallas, defender George Braima of Crew Soccer Academy, forward Joshua Perez of Chivas USA, midfielder Christian Pulisic of PA Classics and defender Juan Riley of Weston FC.
Another 15 players come from Academy clubs competing at the U-14 age level. Only two players – midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez and defender Kyle Gruno – were born in 1999, while the other 34 camp participants were born in 1998.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alan Carrillo (Chivas USA; La Mirada, Calif.), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Andrew Verdi (FC DELCO; Ivyland, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (12): Hugo Arellano (Southbay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (PDA; Allentown, Pa.), George Braima (Columbus Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Kyle Gruno (New York Red Bulls; Saddle River, N.J.), Damian Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas Texas), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Franco Mestre (Albion; Coronado, Calif.), Luka Prpa (North Shore United; Wind Lake, Wis.), Juan Riley (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Joseph Schmidt (Internationals; Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Alexis Velela (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Trey Vinson (PWSI Courage 97 Red; Manassas, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Eric Calvillo (Real SoCal; Palmdale, Calif.), Lucas De La Torre (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Athletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Gurrieri (New York Red Bulls; Totowa, N.J.), Alejandro Lopez (Santa Cruz Breakers; Watsonville, Calif.), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls; Trenton, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Emmanuel Perez (Sunrise Elite; Wellington, Fla.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Alexander Soto (TSF; Palisades Park, N.J.), Suniel Veerakone (Michigan Wolves; Caledonia, Mich.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas)
FORWARDS (8): Sébastien des Prés (CV Manchester; Carlsbad, Calif.), Joe Gallardo (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC 98 Wolves Elite; Atlanta, Ga.), Dawson McCartney (FC DELCO; Voorhees, N.J.), Joshua Perez (Chivas USA; La Habra, Calif.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Sean Teixeira (New York Soccer Club; Trumbull, Conn.), Haji Wright (Galaxy Alliance; Los Angeles, Calif.)