U.S. U-14 BNT to Convene at The Home Depot Center May 2-9
CHICAGO (April 27, 2010) -- U.S. U-14 Boy’s National Team head coach Manny Schellscheidt will conduct a 36-player training camp at The Home Depot Center from May 2-9, exclusively for players born in 1996. A total of 26 players rejoin Schellscheidt from the team’s trip to Guadalajara in January, with 10 new faces hoping to make an impression on the youth national team coaches.
During the week, the U-14s will train daily and play against U-15 club teams from the Southern California area. The ‘96s will come together once more this summer ahead of the annual MegaCamp in August.
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.
U.S. U-14 Boy's National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Elijah Brower (Springfield Area SA; Springfield, Ill.), Gianni Carillo (FC Westchester; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.), Carter Richardson (Team Ohio; Dublin, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas Juniors; Duncanville, Texas), Fischer Gallinger (Washington Premier FC; Gig Harbor, Wash.), Eric Holt (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Carter Manley (Bethesda SC; Elkridge, Md.), Theo Miller (New York Red Bulls Academy; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Esteban Reyes (Lightning; San Marcos, Calif.), Wilson Rios (New York Red Bulls Academy; Elizabeth, N.J.) Jeffrey Rhodes (Westside United SC; Brownsburg, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Ivan Alvarado (Dallas Texans; Fort Worth, Texas), Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Omar Castro (Plant City Area SC; Plant City, Fla.), Michael Clemmons (CASL FC Chelsea; Raleigh, N.C.), Walker Dawkins (West Pines United; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas Juniors; Plano, Texas), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island SA; Charleston, S.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Declan McCabe (Mass Premier Soccer; Weston, Mass.), Nathan Sakevicius (Chicago Magic; Munster, Ind.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), William Stevens (HBC; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Tetro (PDA; Marlboro, N.J.)
FORWARDS (11): Cesar Alba (Sockers FC; Hanover Park, Ill.), Adonis Amaya (West Coast F.C., Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America 95 Stripes; Alexandria, Va.), James Ellis Jr. (United Junkyard Dogs, Chesapeake, Va.), Pewee Gibson (FC Del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Oscar Martinez (FC Golden State; South Gate, Calif.), John Requejo Jr. (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys / Girls Club; Silver Springs Md.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Austin Stamey (Highland FC; Arden, N.C.),
Head Coach: Manfred Schellscheidt (Union, N.J.)
Assistant Coach: Manni Klar (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Assistant Coach: Louis Mateus (Rockford, Ill.)
Assistant Coach: Robert Montgomery (East Rockaway, N.J.)
Assistant Coach: Mario Prata (Dracut, Mass.)
Goalkeeper Coach: Rolando Uribe (Highland, Calif.)
Athletic Trainer: Andrew Lee (Fairfax, Va.)
Athletic Trainer: Nicholas Richey (Champaign, Ill.)
Equipment Coordinator: Silvestre Lara (Kansas City, Kan.)
Equipment Coordinator: Adam Robison (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
Team Coordinator: Matthew Barton (Long Beach, Calif.)