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U-14 Boy's National Team to Hold Eight-Day Training Camp in Carson, Calif.

CHICAGO (April 30, 2008) -- U.S. Under-14 Boys' National Team head coach Manny Schellscheidt has called 38 players into an eight-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The team, made up exclusively of boys born in 1994, will train from May 3-10 and scrimmage local club teams throughout the week.

In recent years, the United States’ play at the Youth National Team level has confirmed its status as the top youth nation in CONCACAF and one of the most improved in the world. In existence since 1997, the U.S. Under-14 National Team program is a major reason for the increasing quantity and quality of young players vying for spots in the U.S. Youth National Teams program.

In August of 1997, U.S. Soccer started the U.S. Under-14 National Development Program, knowing that to continue to compete with the elite countries on the international level, the U.S. would have to build a base of soccer players from the youth level up. The Under-14 program introduces young players to a level of soccer they would not otherwise see at such a young age and allows the country’s top youths the chance to experience soccer at its highest level and in an international setting.


Player Pos. Ht. Birthdate Hometown School/Club
Amankwa, Yaw M 5-8 04/16/94 Damascus, Md. John T Booker/DC United
Ayah, Atsouh D 5-6 04/26/94 Tampa, Fla. Van Buren/Black Watch
Bello, Alexander GK 5-5 10/15/94 Madrid, Spain American School/Athletico Madrid
Casner, TJ M 5-8 09/28/94 Sunnyvale, Calif. Harker School/De Anza Force
Chang, Andrew D 5-6 01/26/94 Chicago, Ill. Elm Place/Sockers
Cristobal, Jerome D 5-1 02/21/94 Sterling Heights, Mich. Davis/Vardar
Devoy, Devin F 5-3 10/10/94 North Attleboro, Mass. Foxboro Regional/FC Greater Boston
Doholis, Mikhail M 5-9 01/16/94 Vancouver, Wash. Bancroft/Eastside FC
Dunn, Matthew M 5-6 01/13/94 Dallas, Texas Prestonwood/Solar
Edmonds, Alfred D 5-3 04/05/94 San Jose, Calif. Holy Spirit/Almaden Storm
Harris, Malcolm D 5-7 01/24/94 Damascus, Md. Roberto Clemente/Potomac
Gonzalez, Desmond F 5-8 02/07/94 Miami, Fla. American Heritage/Weston SC
Gonzales, Eric M 5-5 03/24/94 Corona, Calif. Citrus Hills/Corona United
Guido, Alejandro M 6-2 03/22/94 Chula Vista, Calif. Santa Rosa / Aztecs FC
Kusina, Leonard M 5-4 01/23/94 Fairbanks, Alaska Randy Smith / Phoenix SC
Lock, Gabriel D 5-4 01/02/94 Antelope, Calif. Wilson C Riles/San Juan Lightning
Magana, Aldo M 5-6 04/05/94 Ontario, Calif. Oaks/Extreme Italia
Martin, Collin M 5-1 11/09/94 Chevy Chase, Md. Amherst/Premier Soccer Academy
Masch, Ryan M 5-1 05/21/94 San Jose, Calif. Hyde/De Anza Force
McIntosh, Kendall GK 5-6 01/24/94 Santa Rosa, Calif. Sonoma Country Day/Santa Rosa United
McNeely, Josh GK 5-9 08/08/94 Hidden Hills, Calif. Chaminade/Real So Cal
Miller, Josh D 5-8 04/15/94 Portland, Ore. Arbor School/West Side Metro
Niedermeier, Dakota GK 5-4 04/19/94 Arnold, Md. Magothy River/Olney Rangers
Olofson, Alexander M 5-3 03/05/94 Raleigh, N.C. West Millbrook/CASL
Ortega, Oscar M 5-5 08/17/94 San Ysidro, Calif. Hilltop/Aztecs FC
Pelosi, Marc D 5-4 06/17/94 Sunnyvale, Calif. Cupertino/De Anza Force
Pillon, Travis M 5-9 04/07/94 Oakland, Calif. Head Royce/Danville Mustangs
Pina, Fernando GK 5-3 01/29/94 Houston, Texas Dowling/Texas Premier
Robinson, Jalen D 5-6 05/08/94 Catonsville, Md Catonsville/Bethesda SC
Rodriguez, Esteban F 5-0 02/11/94 Bell Gardens, Calif. Silva Intermediate
Salmeron, Joel M/F 5-2 01/28/94 Cicero, Ill. Unity/Chicago Wind
Sanchez, Derek M 5-7 04/13/94 Midland, Texas Alamo/West Texas United
Sanchez, Erick F 5-6 04/04/94 Edinburg, Texas Alamo/West Texas United
Tetro, Ross M 5-0 02/26/94 Marlboro, N.J. Marlboro/NJSA Gunners
Velasquez, Sebastian F 5-7 06/01/94 Los Angeles, Calif. Bancroft/Pateadores
Wharton, Todd M 5-1 02/08/94 Glen Allen, Va. Short Puma/Richmond Strikers
Yort, Bennett D 5-3 09/08/94 Augusta, Ga. Episcopal Day/Arsenal SC
Zamora, Victor F 5-5 06/16/94 Rockford, Ill. St. James/Rockford Raptors

GOALKEEPERS (5): Alexander Bello (Madrid, Spain), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Josh McNeely (Hidden Hills, Calif.), Dakota Niedermeier (Arnold, Md.), Fernando Pina (Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (10): Astouh Ayah (Tampa, Fla.), Andrew Chang (Chicago, Ill.), Jerome Cristobal (Sterling Heights, Mich.), Alfred Edmonds (San Jose, Calif.), Malcolm Harris (Damascus, Md.), Gabriel Lock (Antelope, Calif.), Josh Miller (Portland, Ore.), Marc Pelosi (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Jalen Robinson (Catonsville, Md.), Bennett Yort (Augusta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (17): Yaw Amankwa (Damascus, Md.), TJ Casner (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Mikhail Doholis (Vancouver, Wash.), Matthew Dunn (Dallas, Texas), Eric Gonzales (Corona, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Chula Vista, Calif.), Leonard Kusina (Fairbanks, Alaska), Aldo Magana (Ontario, Calif.), Collin Martin (Chevy Chase, Md.), Ryan Masch (San Jose, Calif.), Alexander Olofson (Raleigh, N.C.), Oscar Ortega (San Ysidro, Calif.), Travis Pillon (Oakland, Calif.), Joel Salmeron (Cicero, Ill.), Derek Sanchez (Midland Texas), Ross Tetro (Marlboro, N.J.), Todd Wharton (Glen Allen, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): Devin Devoy (North Attleboro, Mass.), Desmond Gonzalez (Miami, Fla.), Esteban Rodriguez (Bell Gardens, Calif.), Erick Sanchez (Edinburgh, Texas), Sebastian Velasquez (Los Angeles, Calif.), Victor Zamora (Rockford, Ill.)

Head Coach: Manny Schellscheidt
Assistant Coach: Louis Mateus
Assistant Coach: Manny Klar
Assistant Coach: Mario Prata
Assistant Coach: Gerson Etcheverry
Goalkeeper Coach: Hubert Birkenmeier
Athletic Trainer: Antonio Gudino
Athletic Trainer: Kurt Beachy
Equipment Coordinator: Greg Pyle
Equipment Coordinator: Luther Cassidy
Team Coordinator: Keith Gilbert
Team Coordinator: Laurel O'Neal