U14 NDP to Send 36 Boys to Orlando, Fla., for Interregional Event
Coinciding with the 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Interregional in Orlando, Fla., U-14 Boy’s NDP head coach Manny Schellscheidt will bring 36 players to Disney World to compete against some of the best regional teams in the country.
The players traveling to Disney World from Nov. 25-30 were all born in 1996, and represent the first group of ‘96s to enter the U.S. youth national team system. The players will be split into two teams, Navy and Red, to compete in three games at the Disney event. On Monday, Nov. 30, the two national teams will face each other before departing in the afternoon.
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.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Gianni Carillo (FC Westchester; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Andrew Epstein (Ft. Collins Arsenal; Fort Collins, Colo.), Andrew Ferber (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.), Marius Heislitz (Forsyth Fusion; Cummings, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (7): Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas; Duncanville, Texas), Fischer Gallinger (Washington Premier FC; Gig Harbor, Wash.), Eric Holt (Surf SC; San Diego, Calif.), Carter Manley (Bethesda SC; Elkridge, Md.), Matthew Nance (Vardar; Washington, Mich.), Esteban Reyes (San Juan Lightning; San Marcos, Calif.), Jeffrey Rhodes (Westside United SC; Brownsburg, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Corey Baird (Surf SC; Escondido, Calif.), Samuel Brown (Derby County Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Michael Clemmons (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island SA; Charleston, S.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Declan McCabe (Mass Premier Soccer; Weston, Mass.), Kevin Paz (West Pines United SC; Miami Gardens, Fla.), Ricardo Ruiz (Fullerton Rangers; Lake Elsinore, Calif.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), Noah Snyder (Lehigh Valley United; Warrington, Penn.), William Stevens (HBC; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Tetro (PDA; Marlboro, N.J.), Wilfred Williams (Fusion; Johnson City, Tenn.), Alan Winn (Solar; Garland, Texas)
FORWARDS (10): Adonis Amaya (West Coast F.C., Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America; Alexandria, Va.), James Ellis Jr. (United Junkyard Dogs, Chesapeake, Va.), Toby Khounviseth (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Lakeville, Minn.), 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.), Austin Stamey (Highland FC; Arden, N.C.), Rolando Velazquez (Eugene Metro FC; Junction, Ore.)