U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team Meets for Training Camp at The Home Depot Center
CHICAGO (July 18, 2012) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named 36 players to the roster that will train from July 29-Aug. 5 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The roster is made up of 14 players registered with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, including goalkeeper Kevin Silva and defenders Daniel Barbir and Thomas McCabe of Players Development Academy, FC Dallas teammates Alejandro Zendejas and Weston McKennie, Crew Soccer Academy defender George Braima, Chivas USA forward Joshua Perez, defender Juan Riley of Weston FC, Chicago Magic PSG forward Elijah Rice, midfielder Christian Pulisic of PA Classics, De Anza Force forward Jonathan Navarro, Santa Cruz Breakers midfielder Alejandro Lopez, forward Joe Gallardo of Nomads SC and midfielder Lucas De La Torre of the San Diego Surf.
Another 10 players come from Academy clubs competing at the U-14 age level, while all 36 camp participants were born in 1998.
This training camp will be the last for the ’98 cycle of players.
Training Camp Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jesse Buffington (St. Croix SC; Farmington, Minn.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Andrew Verdi (FC Delco; Ivyland, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (12): Hugo Arellano (Southbay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (PDA; Allentown, Pa.), George Braima (Columbus Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Arturo Carrillo (Atletico Santa Rosa; Healdsburg, Calif.), Damian Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas Texas), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Luka Prpa (North Shore United; Wind Lake, Wis.), Juan Riley (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Qu’ran Thomas (Georgia United; Fairburn, Ga.), Alexis Velela (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Trey Vinson (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Lucas De La Torre (Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gurrieri (New York Red Bulls; Totowa, N.J.), Logan Panchot (SL Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Clay Silvas (Almaden; Orangevale, Calif.), Alexander Soto (TSF; Palisades Park, N.J.), Charles When (United FC; Laguna Niguel. Calif.), Brian Zelaya (Juventus; San Mateo, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas)
FORWARDS (11): Juan Manuel Albizar (Downtown SC Premier; Compton, Calif.), Joe Gallardo (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Edwyn Gutierrez ( Pateadores; Santa Ana, Calif.), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC; Atlanta, Ga.), Alejandro Lopez ( Santa Cruz Breakers; Watsonville, Calif.), Jonathon Navarro (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Joshua Perez (Chivas USA; La Habra, Calif.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Sean Teixeira (New York Red Bulls; Trumbull, Conn.), Haji Wright (Galaxy Alliance; Los Angeles, Calif.), Isaiah Young (Penn Fusion; Berlin, N.J.)