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New Cycle of Players in U.S. U-14 Boys National Team Successful in First Training Camp

CHICAGO (Aug. 10, 2012) – A new crop of U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team players have started the new cycle on the right foot with a win and a draw against local California club competition during their first training camp at The Home Depot Center.

The new cycle of players earned their first experience playing for the U.S. U-14 BNT side on Aug. 8 in a scoreless draw against Cal South ODP 98s. In back-to-back matches, a second group of new U-14 players earned a 3-0 win against the U-15 Fullerton Rangers.

Kyle Gruno opened the scoring for the U.S. in the 19th minute and Nicholas Taitague added a second goal in the 33rd minute before Jack Beer closed out the scoring in the 70th minute as the U-14s eased to victory.

The next matches for the U-14s in a camp that runs until Aug. 12 are on Saturday, Aug. 11 against Pateadores and FC Golden State 98s.

Earlier in August, the final group of U-14 players born in the year 1998 completed their final training camp at The Home Depot Center with a win and a draw.

The U-14 (98s) defeated the Downtown SC Premier 97s 3-0 on Aug. 1 on goals from Isaiah Young in the 23rd minute and Juan Manuel Albizar in the 37th minute. Charles Wehan added the final tally for the U-14 BNT with a strike in the 42nd minute.

Later on Aug. 1, another group of U-14 BNT players took on Arsenal 97s and the match ended in a 2-2 tie with Luca De la Torre scoring in the 34th minute and Josh Perez knocking in the game-tying goal in the 69th minute as the U.S. battled back from a two-goal deficit.

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