U-16 BNT Heads to Florida for Training Camp

CHICAGO (June 4, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team is set to hold its first domestic training camp of the year from June 7-14 at Sunrise in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A 36-player roster will make its way to South Florida for the seven-day camp.

The U-16’s are coming off two international trips earlier this year. In January they competed at the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament in Turkey, where they opened the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Romania, followed with a 0-2 loss to Norway and eventually fell short 0-1 to host Turkey.

Two months later, the U-16 BNT traveled to Netherlands for the 2015 U-16 Netherlands International Tournament, where it faced the Republic of Ireland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The U-16’s finished that trip with a 0-3-0 record.

Four players among this group were part of the players that traveled to Turkey and 11 represented the USA in the Netherlands.

The U-16 camp will be dually coached by Shaun Tsakiris and Luchi Gonzalez. There are 32 current Development Academy players on the roster.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Xavier Kennedy (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Trey Miller (New England Revolution; Monson, Mass.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.), Alec Smir (North Carolina Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (12): Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City SC; Sanford, Fla.), Calvin Aroh (New England Revolution; Glastonbury, Conn.), Jordi Avila (Kendall SC; Haileah Gardens, Fla.), McKay Eves (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Avionne Flanagan (Unattached; Nottingham, Md.), Harold Hanson (FC Golden State; Ontario, Calif.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution; West Hartford, Conn.), Gabriel Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Marshall, Ill.), Ian Lonergan (LA Galaxy; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Columbia, Ill.), Lachlan Woolsey (Everton FC Westchester; New York, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Carlos Anguiano (Portland Timbers; Salem, Ore.), Jose Carranza (DC United; Manassas, Va.), Joshua Drack (RSL Arizona; Chandler, Ariz.), Jonathan Gonzalez (C.F. Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jean Paul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Alberto Martinez (Solar Chelsea SC; Arlington, Texas), Jose Morales (Capital Area Railhawks Academy; Sanford, N.C.), Gabriel Paniagua (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.), Andrew Paoli (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Oscar Penate (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Alan Salmeron (Chicago Magic PSG; Cicero, Ill.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.) 
FORWARDS (8): Elijah Amo-Gottfried (Bethesda-Olney; Lothian, Md.), Wilson Harris (Real So Cal; Encino, Calif.), Justin McMaster (Philadelphia Union, King of Prussia, Pa.), Enoch Mushagalusa (Colorado Rapids, Denver, Colo.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Hamilton, Mass.), Salvador Segura (Chava; Bell Gardens, Calif.), Hanif Wright (Unattached; Los Angeles, Calif.), Aristotle Zarris (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Ariz.)