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U.S. U-15 BNT to Play Four Friendlies in Madrid, Spain During Foreign Training Camp

CHICAGO (May 5, 2008) -- U.S. Under-15 Boy's National Team head coach Jim Barlow has named 20 players who will travel to Madrid, Spain from May 9-19. The team will take on youth squads from La Liga’s Real Madrid (May 13) and Athletico Madrid (May 14), third-division club Rayo Majadahonda on May 16 and second-division club Rayo Vallecano on May 18.

Of the players who will travel to Spain, 12 took part in the team's first training camp of the year which took place in February at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Three players, midfielders Luis Gil and Alex Shinsky and defender George Fradenburg, will join Barlow’s squad from the Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program, where they are two of the youngest players.

In addition to the trio of U-17s, 10 players are part of U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy. Concorde Fire (Atlanta, Ga.) is the only Academy club to send two players as the club’s U-15/16 team will be represented by midfielders Robert Botchway and Jordan McCrary.

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club/School
Botchway, Robert M 6-3 165 03/04/93 Bacula, Ga. Concorde Fire/Marist
Caban, David D 5-5 125 03/30/93 Kenosha, Wis. Chicago Wind/Lake Forest
Coleman, Jack M 5-9 140 04/14/93 Norman, Okla. Celtic/Norman North
Ebanks, Darvin M 6-0 165 05/05/93 Macon, Ga. Cobb Premier/Mount De Sales
Eggleston, Nathanael M 6-3 165 01/30/93 Chevy Chase, Md. Potomac/Georgetown Prep
Fradenburg, George D 5-9 135 03/26/93 Belden, Miss. Tupelo FC
Gil, Luis M 5-7 135 11/14/93 Garden Grove, Calif. Pateadores/Santiago
Iverson, Cole F 5-10 170 01/06/93 Decatur, Ala. Huntsville SC
Kurtzman, Max GK 5-10 135 02/12/93 Haverford, Pa. FC DELCO/The Haverford School
Lopez, Miguel M 5-5 120 02/20/93 Austin, Texas Lonestar / St. Stevens
McCrary, Jordan M 5-6 120 07/28/93 Marietta, Ga. Concorde Fire/Lassiter
Medina, Jon-Paul D/M 5-4 125 07/27/93 Fresno, Calif. Cal Odyssey/Buchanan
Mosqueda, Uly F 5-8 155 03/18/93 Fontana, Calif. Arsenal SC/Kaiser
Okwuonu, Boyd D 5-8 150 02/24/93 Edmond, Okla. Tulsa Thunder/Edmonds Santa Fe
Pineda, Victor M/D 5-9 130 03/15/93 Boilingbrook, Ill. Chicago Fire/Lake Forest
Rios, Henry F 5-8 140 08/12/93 Norwalk, Calif. Gulf Stream/John Bosco
Shinsky, Alex M/F 5-8 120 04/02/93 York, Pa. Super Nova/West York Area
Thomsen, Scott D 5-7 120 12/31/93 Brick, N.J. PDA/Veterans Memorial
Trapp, William M 5-4 120 01/15/93 Gahanna, Ohio Premier Soccer Academy/Amherst
Whiddon, William GK 5-10 150 02/03/93 Carlsbad, Calif. Surf/Rancho Buena Vista

U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Max Kurtzman (FC DELCO), Wil Whiddon (San Diego Surf)
DEFENDERS (5): David Caban (Kenosha, Wis.), George Fradenburg (Belden, Miss.), Jon-Paul Medina (Cal Odyssey), Boyd Okwuonu (Edmond, Okla.), Scott Thomsen (PDA)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Robert Botchway (Concorde Fire), Jack Coleman (Norman, Okla.), Darvin Ebanks (Macon, Ga.), Nathanael Eggleston (Potomac), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Jordan McCrary (Marietta, Ga.), James Petruccelli (Seacoast United), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Alex Shinksy (York, Pa.), Wil Trapp (Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS (3): Cole Iverson (Decatur, Ala.), Uly Mosqueda (Arsenal SC), Henry Rios (Nowalk, Calif.)

U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Jim Barlow Princeton, N.J.
Assistant Coach: Tony Lepore Madbury, N.H.
Goalkeeper Coach: Rob Vartughian Bowie, Md.
Team Physician: Michael Osten Schaumburg, Ill.
Athletic Trainer: Forrest Pecha Atlanta, Ga.
Equipment Coordinator Mathell Vazquez Los Angles, Calif.
Team Coordinator: Rachel Grushkin Portland, Ore.