U.S. U-14 BNT Heads to Croatia for Training Camp

Head Coach Brian Johnson Calls In 20 Players for Fourth Training Camp of Year

CHICAGO (May 6, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson has called in 20 players for the team’s second foreign, and fourth overall, training camp of 2015 to be held in Zagreb, Croatia.

The camp will run from May 7-17 and it will include matches against Croatia’s U-14s on May 11, and against Serbia on May 15. Additionally, the U.S. U-14 BNT will play a third opponent yet to be determined on May 13.

The U-14s most recently held an eight-day camp in Carson, California, in late April. The team’s practice schedule coincided with the U-23s preparation for their match against Mexico on April 23, also in Carson. This provided an opportunity for the youngest and oldest age groups in U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Team program to get together and have some fun while sharing valuable lessons.

Sixteen players in this group were a part of the 36 players that participated in the camp in California.

Additionally, 13 of the 20 players are currently registered with a U.S. Soccer Development Academy club.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cole McNally (Celtic, Mt. Airy, Md.), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Dominic De Almeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC; Olathe, Kan.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Joey Zarra (Oakwood SC; Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nick Fernandez (unattached; Downers Grove, Ill.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (5): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Konrad de la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.)