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U.S. U-15 BNT Set for First Camp of 2011 at The HDC

CHICAGO (March 7, 2011) – The U-15 Boys’ National Team will convene for its first camp of 2011 from March 13-20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. head coach Jim Barlow will work with a group of 36 players, all born in 1996, during the week.

Of the 36 players heading into training camp, 20 come from Development Academy clubs including Tyler Turner, who was the first player born in 1996 to earn U-15/16 Performer of the Week honors in early March and four New York Red Bulls Academy players. The U.S. team will train about twice per day while also playing friendly matches against local Development Academy teams throughout the week.

This will be the third training camp for the 1996s at the U-15 level, with the last camp held in Bradenton, Fla., in December. There will be 22 players returning from that camp, which was held in conjunction with the U.S. U-17 MNT Residency Program.

The current crop of U-15 players is age eligible for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Gianni Carillo (New York Red Bulls Academy; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Cesar Jerez (Cosmos Academy West; Ontario, Calif.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.), Carter Richardson (Crew Soccer Academy; Dublin, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (13): Vernon Bailey (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Pa.), Michael Jimenez (Chicago Fire Juniors; Munster, Ind.), Guyllian Kabala (Seacoast United; Manchester, N.H.), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island Soccer Academy; Charleston, S.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Matt Nance (Vardar; Washington, Mich.), John Requejo (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), Jeffrey Rhodes (Westside United; Brownsburg, Ind.), Joe Rodriguez (Matchfit Chelsea; Montclair, N.J.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys and Girls Club; Silver Springs, Md.), Billy Stevens (NY Red Bulls Academy; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Wilfred Williams (Fusion; Johnson City, Tenn.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Omar Castro (Plant City FC; Plant City, Fla.), Bradley Dunwell (Alliance Academy; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Zachary Herrivaux (Shalrie Joseph SC; Chestnut Hill, Mass.), Herber Mejia-Flores (GFA Rangers; Manassas Park, Va.), Kevin Pollitz (NY Red Bulls Academy; Morganville, N.J.), Victor Rolph (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), Amar Sejdic (United FC; Louisville, Ky.) Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
FORWARDS (9): Adonis Amaya (Cosmos Academy West; Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America; Alexandria, Va.), Andre Fortune (Triangle United; Raleigh, N.C.), Danya Kafai (Juventus Sports Club; Redwood City, Calif.), Felipe Liborio Jr. (Aztecs Premier; Chula Vista, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (West Pines United; Hollywood, Fla.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls Academy; South Orange, N.J.)