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U-14 BNT Closes Spain Trip with 2-0 Loss to Extremadura U-15s

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 14, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team capped off its three-game trip to Spain with a 2-0 loss to U-15 Extremadura Selection. The match was scoreless through the opening half, but Extremadura eventually broke through with goals in the 57th and 75th minutes.

Overall, the USA had a successful trip with a 2-1-0 record while allowing only the two goals in 240 minutes of play. The U-14s defeated Real Madrid 2-0 on Feb. 10 and topped Rayo Vallecano 4-0 on Feb. 11.

-U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. U-15 Extremadura Selection
Date: Feb. 14, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Real Federación Española de Fútbol
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Extremadura             0 2 2
USA                          0 0 0

Extremadura goal             57th minute
Extremadura goal             75

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alex Rando; 4-Cameron Duke, 6-Dominic DeAlmeida (15-Luke Hansen, 41), 3-Sebastian Serpa (8-Abraham Gonzalez, 41), 2-John Hilton (Capt.) (23-Julian Hinojosa, 52); 25-Taylor Booth (21-Nick Fernandez, 41), 13-Oliver Larraz (11-Tim Bielic, 52), 10–Marcelo Palomino (16-Gabe Segal, 41); 20-Grant Vernon (7-Jose Rivas, 52), 18-Bryan Reynolds (9-Ulysses Llanez, 41), 17-Luis Arriaga
Subs not used: 1-Cole McNally
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

EXT: Roster unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / EXT
Shots: 6 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 9 / 5
Offside: 8 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

U-14 BNT Blanks Rayo Vallecano 4-0 in Spain

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 11, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team scored three first-half goals and defeated Rayo Vallecano 4-0 at Ciudad Deportiva del Rayo Vallecano.

Jose Rivas, Grant Vernon and Gabe Segal each notched a goal in the first half and Segal assisted a Ulysses Llanez tally in the second half. Oliver Llarez had a free kick assist on Segal’s 24th-minute goal.

Cole McNally had three saves for the shutout.

-U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Rayo Vallecano
Date: Feb. 11, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ciudad Deportiva del Rayo Vallecano
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Rayo Vallecano       0 0 0
USA                         3 1 4

USA – Jose Rivas                                1st minute
USA – Grant Vernon                           22
USA – Gabe Segal (Oliver Larraz)     24
USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabe Segal)  58

Lineups:
USA: 12-Cole McNally; 4-Cameron Duke (capt.) (2-John Hilton, 52), 8-Abraham Gonzalez (6-Dominic DeAlmeida, 52), 3-Sebastian Serpa (23-Julian Hinojosa, 36), 15-Luke Hansen; 21-Nick Fernandez (25-Taylor Booth, 52), 13-Oliver Larraz (10-Marcelo Palomino, 52) 17-Luis Arriaga (11-Tim Bielic, 36); 7-Jose Rivas (9-Ulysses Llanez, 52) 20-Grant Vernon, 16-Gabe Segal
Subs not used: 12-Alex Rando, 18-Bryan Reynolds
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

RV: Roster unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / RV
Shots: 8 / 5
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

**Please note: Game was 70 minutes**

U-14 BNT Opens Spain Trip with 2-0 Win against Real Madrid

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team defeated Real Madrid’s U-14s 2-0 at Ciudad Deportiva.

U-14 forward Ulysses Llanez, who plays for the Development Academy’s Chivas USA U-14s, scored both goals in the 61st and 71st minutes, respectively. John Hilton set up the opening goal and Gabe Segal led the breakaway to assist Llanez’s second tally.

Alex Rando and Cole McNally each saw time in goal and combined for five saves en route to the clean sheet victory.

-U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Real Madrid
Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid
Kickoff: 7 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Madrid              0 0 0
USA                          0 2 2

USA – Ulysses Llanez (John Hilton)   61st minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabe Segal)   71

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alex Rando (1-Cole McNally, 62); 2-John Hilton (capt.) (4-Cameron Duke, 62), 6-Dominic DeAlmeida, 3-Sebastian Serpa (8-Abraham Gonzalez, 62), 23-Julian Hinojosa (15-Luke Hansen, 62); 25–Taylor Booth (21-Nick Fernandez, 62), 11-Tim Bielic (13-Oliver Larraz, 62) 10-Marcelo Palomino; 7-Jose Rivas (20-Grant Vernon, 62) 9-Ulysses Llanez, 17-Luis Arriaga (16-Gabe Segal, 62)
Subs not used: 18-Bryan Reynolds
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Real Madrid: Roster Unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / Real Madrid
Shots: 10 / 9
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 2
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

U-14 BNT Travels to Madrid for February Camp

CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team departs for Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Feb. 6, for an 11-day trip that includes three matches. U-14 BNT head coach Brian Johnson has named a 20-player roster featuring players who were born in 2001.

The camp also includes three games against Real Madrid (Feb. 10), Rayo Vallecano (Feb. 11) and Extremadura (Feb. 14) before returning on Feb. 16.

“A lot of these boys have never traveled overseas, so it will be their first time on an international trip,” Johnson said. “Ultimately, we want to measure ourselves throughout the world of where the U.S. is. So to get three games is really important. The style of play is going to be important for us when we’re there, and we feel our opponents are also going to play a style that will suit us, which would be attack-minded, possession-oriented. It will be a good measuring stick for us. A lot of these guys are going to get to watch some La Liga matches, to be engulfed in the culture of another country that loves soccer, so it’s going to be a great experience for them.

This is the first international trip of 2015 and the second camp of the year for the U-14s after previously gathering for an early January camp in Bradenton, Florida. Sixteen of the 20 players on this current roster participated in the January camp.

“It was a really good camp for us both on the identification and the evaluation side, but also to continue to implement our style of play,” Johnson said. “A big part of that camp was then to prepare us for our trip to Spain. It was good for us to get the continuity of them together close to the trip. I feel like they’re all on the same page. It’s always a work in progress with this age group, but it’s a long plan that we have. It’s not going to be done in a month or two, it takes years to continue to develop so they’re ready for each age group.”

The roster features 13 players currently playing for Development Academy teams.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cole McNally (Celtic, Mt. Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (7): Dominic De Almeida (Players Development Academy; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; 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.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas)

Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for U-14 BNT Camp in Florida

CHICAGO (Dec. 31, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is bringing in a 36-player group for the first domestic camp of 2015 in Bradenton, Florida.

The camp, which consists of mostly players who were born in 2001, runs from Jan. 3-10 and will feature two Jan. 7 matches and an intrasquad scrimmage on Jan. 9.

On Jan. 7, the USA will face French club FC Metz at 4 p.m. ET at the IMG Academy stadium field. Then at 6 p.m., the U-14 BNT takes on Development Academy side Weston FC’s U-14 team at the stadium. Potentially, defender Sebastian Serpa and forward Jose Rivas could go up against their Weston FC squad.

Two days later, the USA’s intrasquad match kicks off at 4 p.m.

The roster also features 23 players who are currently playing in the Development Academy.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4) : Osmar Chavero (Houston Dynamo; Pearland, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Joseph McNally (Celtic, Mount Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (13): Dominic De Almeida (Players Development Academy; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Paul Elliott (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Nicholas Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Cesar Rivera (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (Empire SC; Corona, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic United SC; Lathrop, Calif.), Elias Thomas (VFL Wolfsburg; Schwülper, Germany), Joseph Zarra (Oakwood SC, Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Efrain Alvarez (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Bryce Blevins (Liverpool FC; Plainfield, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca; Eden, Utah), Roberto Hategan (San Juan SC; Roseville, Calif.), Danny Jara (New York Red Bulls; Bayside, N.Y.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gotschee; Westbury, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (10): Mario Anaya (Ballistic United SC; Livermore, Calif.), Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Eduardo Blancas (Napa FC; Napa, Calif.), Konrad de la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Eder Mosquera (BW Gotschee; Bay Shore, N.Y.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (New York Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.)

U-14 BNT Head Coach Brian Johnson on Identifying and Scouting Players

U-14 BNT head coach Brian Johnson discusses the advantages of being able to scout and develop players in the Academy's new U-14 division.

U-14 BNT Intrasquad Highlights – Oct. 15, 2014

The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team recently convened for a domestic training camp from Oct. 11-19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.

As this was the first U-14 camp of a new cycle, it was an opportune moment for Youth National Team staff to see the extensive talent from the 48-player group through a variety of training and game settings. On Oct. 15, the U-14s held a pair of intrasquad games, the first of which included two 30-minute halves and the second game included two 35-minute halves.

Goal scoring highlights from the day:

In the opening match, Nomads forward Jacob Silva crossed the ball from the right, and after a deflection, Met Oval midfielder Veljko Petkovic unleashed a low, long-range shot just inside the right side of the frame.

U-14 GNT Assembles for Final 2014 Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 20, 2014) - U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 35 players (with one more to be named) for the third and final U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team training camp of the year. Almost all the players were born in 2000 or 2001 with one born in 2002. The event will run from November 1-9 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. 

U.S. U-14 Girl’s National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Mattison Interian (Arsenal; Pasadena, Calif.), Madison Murphy (FC Stars of Mass.; South Grafton, Mass.)
DEFENDERS (11):  Chai Cortez (Surf Hawaii; Wailuku, Hawaii), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United; Cardiff, Calif.), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Addison Salz (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kailey Smith (West Coast Futbol Club; Lake Forest, Calif.), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues; Coto De Caza, Calif.), Haleigh Stackpole (CASL, Sanford, N.C.), Jillian Wachira (PDA Gunners; Plainsboro, N.J.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Hannah Gallegos (Rio Rapids SC Riot; Albuquerque, N.M.), Raegan Kelley (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Alexandra Palangi (Santa Barbara SC; Arroyo Grande, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mackenzie Pluck (FC Bucks; North Wales, Pa.), Sydney Simmons (Solar Chelsea Elite; Van Alstyne, Texas), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars of Mass.; Concord, Mass.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.), Sakura Yoshida (Crossfire United; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (10): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Sophie Hirst (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Nikki Lee (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea Elite; Plano, Texas), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Audrey Weiss (Colorado Rush; Greenwood Village, Colo.), Hannah White (Tophat SC; Mableton, Ga.)


Brian Johnson Names 48-Player U-14 BNT Roster for Oct. 11-19 Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson announced a 48-player roster for an eight-day training camp from Oct. 11-19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.

Throughout training camp, the players will train twice a day in the morning and evening on either side of an afternoon break to focus on their academics. The October training camp will mark the first one for the U-14s in the new 2014-2015 cycle.

The group will play a pair of intrasquad games on Oct. 15, and a third one on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Following the third intrasquad contest, the group will go against Academy club team Arsenal FC’s U-13/14s at 5 p.m. PT.

Of the 48 players named, 46 were born in 2001, with midfielder Efrain Alvarez and forward Frank Gonzalez rounding out the group as the only two born in 2002. Defender Togo Nakamura, 13, is the oldest participant, while 12-year-old Gonzalez is the youngest.

Hailing from all over the country, 14 states will have representatives at the training camp, with California topping the list at 13. New York and Texas claim six each; four are from Maryland; three apiece from Colorado, Florida and Illinois; Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia boast a pair of players each; while Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey and Utah will each have one representative.

More than half of the roster has ties to the Development Academy as 27 of the players on the group are currently on an Academy club roster.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4) : Logan Kowalczyk (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Pinckney, Mich.), Cole McNally (Celtic; Mt. Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Duncan Wegner (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Apex, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (17): Davide Clarkson (Met Oval, New York, N.Y.), Jackson Conway (Georgia United; Marietta, Ga.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Paul Elliott (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Nick Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Theodore Gunter (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakamura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Kevin Ramos (PWSI; Woodbridge, Va.), Canvas Reeves (Solar Chelsea SC; Keller, Texas), Cesar Rivera (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jose Ruvalcaba (TFA Barcelona, Los Angeles, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Leonardo Supelveda (Empire SC; Corona, Calif.), Cole Turner (Philadelphia Union; Churchville, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Efrain Alvarez (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Ethan Bryant (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas), Roberto Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Lincoln Lillwitz (Chicago Fire; Aurora, Ill.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Veljko Petkovic (Met Oval; Ridgewood, N.Y.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Simon Vasquez (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.)
FORWARDS (14): Angel Ariza (West Coast FC; Costa Mesa, Calif.), Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Davis (D.C. United; Bowie, Md.), Gabriel Findley (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Cary, N.C.), Frank Gonzalez (FC Golden State; South Gate, Calif.), Alan Hernandez (PWSI; Woodbridge, Va.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Salvatore Rasizzi (Met Oval; Whitestone, N.Y.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC, Weston, Fla.), Jacob Silva (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic United SC; Lathriop, Calif.), Indiana Vassilev (Storm SA; Savannah, Ga.), Kejiel Watt (New York Red Bulls; Springfield, N.Y.)

Johnson Names U.S. U-14 BNT Roster for August Camp

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson has named a 48-man roster for a domestic training camp in Carson, California, that will take place Aug. 9-16.

This will be the fourth training camp of the year for the U-14s. The team last gathered May 15-25 in Zagreb, Croatia, and played two games against the Croatia’s U-15 BNT, with both games ending in a draw. The U.S. also held domestic training camps from Feb. 1-9 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and from March 22-30 in Carson.

Of the 48 players attending the upcoming camp, 47 were born in 2000, with defender John Hilton being the only camp participant born in 2001.

There are 17 states represented on the roster. Seventeen players are from California, making it the most-represented state in camp. Two players live and compete abroad – forward Aya Akinola in Ontario, Canada, and midfielder Ben Lederman in Barcelona, Spain.

In addition, there are 35 clubs represented among the 48 players. Five play for the LA Galaxy, tops among all clubs. The roster is heavily tied to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy as 39 players are either currently registered or have been registered in the Academy.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Sergio Alfaro (Saprissa; Pomona, Calif.), Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtics; Baltimore, Md.), Hunter Pinho (Players Development Academy; Cranford, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (16): Patrick Ajdukewicz (Sockers FC; Barrington, Ill.), Carlos Asensio (Georgia United; Rosewell, Ga.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (Chivas USA; San Marcos, Calif.), Tom Devizio (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Christopher Durkin (Richmond United; Glen Allen, Va.), Michael Edwards (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.), Chris Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Connor Hester (Braddock Road; Middleburg, Va.), John Hilton (Chivas USA; Long Beach, Calif.), Jaylin Lindsey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Boca United; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Ian Murphy (FC Golden State; Redlands, Calif.), Ben Ofeimu (Vardar; West Bloomfield, Mich.), Bryan Perez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Carlo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee, Westbury, N.Y.), Colton Stanley (Texas Rush; Woodlands, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Isaac Angking (New England Revolution, Providence, R.I.), Carlos Anguiano Dias (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Alexis Cerritos (D.C. United; Beltsville, Md.), Sebastian Cruz (De Anza Force; Kerman, Calif.), Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Diego Gonzalez-Ruiz (Las Vegas Heat; Las Vegas, Nev.), Ben Lederman (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Jacob Muchnick (LA Galaxy; Newport Beach, Calif.), Aidan Nam (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Jesus Ortiz (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jose Peralta (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.), Jacobo Reyes Murillo (CF Monterrey Rayados; Harris, Texas), Amos Shapiro-Thompson (New England Revolution; Worthington, Mass.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.), Sean Zawadzki (Crew Soccer Academy; Olmsted Falls, Ohio)
FORWARDS (13): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Canada), Misael Becerra (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Daniel Cabrera (Texas Rush; Woodlands, Texas), Taylor Davila (Real So Cal; Sherman Oaks, Calif.), Kyle Holcomb (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Niccolo Lemoine (Ballistic USC; Pleasanton, Calif.), Ricky Mendez (Marin FC Alliance; San Rafael, Calif.), Nicolas Morillo (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Kevin Negrete (LA Galaxy; Hawthorne, Calif.), Ramiro Palencia (Santa Cruz Breakers; San Jose, Calif.), Michael Vang (Minnesota Thunder; St. Paul, Minn.), Timothy Weah (Paris-Saint Germain; Rosedale, N.Y.), Tristan Weber (LA Galaxy; San Clemente, Calif.)

U-14 BNT Intrasquad Highlights – Oct. 15, 2014

The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team recently convened for a domestic training camp from Oct. 11-19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.

As this was the first U-14 camp of a new cycle, it was an opportune moment for Youth National Team staff to see the extensive talent from the 48-player group through a variety of training and game settings. On Oct. 15, the U-14s held a pair of intrasquad games, the first of which included two 30-minute halves and the second game included two 35-minute halves.

Goal scoring highlights from the day:

In the opening match, Nomads forward Jacob Silva crossed the ball from the right, and after a deflection, Met Oval midfielder Veljko Petkovic unleashed a low, long-range shot just inside the right side of the frame.

U-14 BNT Closes Spain Trip with 2-0 Loss to Extremadura U-15s

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 14, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team capped off its three-game trip to Spain with a 2-0 loss to U-15 Extremadura Selection. The match was scoreless through the opening half, but Extremadura eventually broke through with goals in the 57th and 75th minutes.

Overall, the USA had a successful trip with a 2-1-0 record while allowing only the two goals in 240 minutes of play. The U-14s defeated Real Madrid 2-0 on Feb. 10 and topped Rayo Vallecano 4-0 on Feb. 11.

-U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. U-15 Extremadura Selection
Date: Feb. 14, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Real Federación Española de Fútbol
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Extremadura             0 2 2
USA                          0 0 0

Extremadura goal             57th minute
Extremadura goal             75

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alex Rando; 4-Cameron Duke, 6-Dominic DeAlmeida (15-Luke Hansen, 41), 3-Sebastian Serpa (8-Abraham Gonzalez, 41), 2-John Hilton (Capt.) (23-Julian Hinojosa, 52); 25-Taylor Booth (21-Nick Fernandez, 41), 13-Oliver Larraz (11-Tim Bielic, 52), 10–Marcelo Palomino (16-Gabe Segal, 41); 20-Grant Vernon (7-Jose Rivas, 52), 18-Bryan Reynolds (9-Ulysses Llanez, 41), 17-Luis Arriaga
Subs not used: 1-Cole McNally
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

EXT: Roster unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / EXT
Shots: 6 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 9 / 5
Offside: 8 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

U-14 BNT Blanks Rayo Vallecano 4-0 in Spain

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 11, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team scored three first-half goals and defeated Rayo Vallecano 4-0 at Ciudad Deportiva del Rayo Vallecano.

Jose Rivas, Grant Vernon and Gabe Segal each notched a goal in the first half and Segal assisted a Ulysses Llanez tally in the second half. Oliver Llarez had a free kick assist on Segal’s 24th-minute goal.

Cole McNally had three saves for the shutout.

-U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Rayo Vallecano
Date: Feb. 11, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ciudad Deportiva del Rayo Vallecano
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Rayo Vallecano       0 0 0
USA                         3 1 4

USA – Jose Rivas                                1st minute
USA – Grant Vernon                           22
USA – Gabe Segal (Oliver Larraz)     24
USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabe Segal)  58

Lineups:
USA: 12-Cole McNally; 4-Cameron Duke (capt.) (2-John Hilton, 52), 8-Abraham Gonzalez (6-Dominic DeAlmeida, 52), 3-Sebastian Serpa (23-Julian Hinojosa, 36), 15-Luke Hansen; 21-Nick Fernandez (25-Taylor Booth, 52), 13-Oliver Larraz (10-Marcelo Palomino, 52) 17-Luis Arriaga (11-Tim Bielic, 36); 7-Jose Rivas (9-Ulysses Llanez, 52) 20-Grant Vernon, 16-Gabe Segal
Subs not used: 12-Alex Rando, 18-Bryan Reynolds
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

RV: Roster unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / RV
Shots: 8 / 5
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

**Please note: Game was 70 minutes**

U-14 BNT Opens Spain Trip with 2-0 Win against Real Madrid

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team defeated Real Madrid’s U-14s 2-0 at Ciudad Deportiva.

U-14 forward Ulysses Llanez, who plays for the Development Academy’s Chivas USA U-14s, scored both goals in the 61st and 71st minutes, respectively. John Hilton set up the opening goal and Gabe Segal led the breakaway to assist Llanez’s second tally.

Alex Rando and Cole McNally each saw time in goal and combined for five saves en route to the clean sheet victory.

-U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Real Madrid
Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid
Kickoff: 7 p.m. local
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Madrid              0 0 0
USA                          0 2 2

USA – Ulysses Llanez (John Hilton)   61st minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabe Segal)   71

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alex Rando (1-Cole McNally, 62); 2-John Hilton (capt.) (4-Cameron Duke, 62), 6-Dominic DeAlmeida, 3-Sebastian Serpa (8-Abraham Gonzalez, 62), 23-Julian Hinojosa (15-Luke Hansen, 62); 25–Taylor Booth (21-Nick Fernandez, 62), 11-Tim Bielic (13-Oliver Larraz, 62) 10-Marcelo Palomino; 7-Jose Rivas (20-Grant Vernon, 62) 9-Ulysses Llanez, 17-Luis Arriaga (16-Gabe Segal, 62)
Subs not used: 18-Bryan Reynolds
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Real Madrid: Roster Unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / Real Madrid
Shots: 10 / 9
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 2
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

U-14 BNT Travels to Madrid for February Camp

CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team departs for Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Feb. 6, for an 11-day trip that includes three matches. U-14 BNT head coach Brian Johnson has named a 20-player roster featuring players who were born in 2001.

The camp also includes three games against Real Madrid (Feb. 10), Rayo Vallecano (Feb. 11) and Extremadura (Feb. 14) before returning on Feb. 16.

“A lot of these boys have never traveled overseas, so it will be their first time on an international trip,” Johnson said. “Ultimately, we want to measure ourselves throughout the world of where the U.S. is. So to get three games is really important. The style of play is going to be important for us when we’re there, and we feel our opponents are also going to play a style that will suit us, which would be attack-minded, possession-oriented. It will be a good measuring stick for us. A lot of these guys are going to get to watch some La Liga matches, to be engulfed in the culture of another country that loves soccer, so it’s going to be a great experience for them.

This is the first international trip of 2015 and the second camp of the year for the U-14s after previously gathering for an early January camp in Bradenton, Florida. Sixteen of the 20 players on this current roster participated in the January camp.

“It was a really good camp for us both on the identification and the evaluation side, but also to continue to implement our style of play,” Johnson said. “A big part of that camp was then to prepare us for our trip to Spain. It was good for us to get the continuity of them together close to the trip. I feel like they’re all on the same page. It’s always a work in progress with this age group, but it’s a long plan that we have. It’s not going to be done in a month or two, it takes years to continue to develop so they’re ready for each age group.”

The roster features 13 players currently playing for Development Academy teams.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cole McNally (Celtic, Mt. Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (7): Dominic De Almeida (Players Development Academy; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; 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.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas)

Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for U-14 BNT Camp in Florida

CHICAGO (Dec. 31, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is bringing in a 36-player group for the first domestic camp of 2015 in Bradenton, Florida.

The camp, which consists of mostly players who were born in 2001, runs from Jan. 3-10 and will feature two Jan. 7 matches and an intrasquad scrimmage on Jan. 9.

On Jan. 7, the USA will face French club FC Metz at 4 p.m. ET at the IMG Academy stadium field. Then at 6 p.m., the U-14 BNT takes on Development Academy side Weston FC’s U-14 team at the stadium. Potentially, defender Sebastian Serpa and forward Jose Rivas could go up against their Weston FC squad.

Two days later, the USA’s intrasquad match kicks off at 4 p.m.

The roster also features 23 players who are currently playing in the Development Academy.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4) : Osmar Chavero (Houston Dynamo; Pearland, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Joseph McNally (Celtic, Mount Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (13): Dominic De Almeida (Players Development Academy; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Paul Elliott (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Nicholas Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Cesar Rivera (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (Empire SC; Corona, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic United SC; Lathrop, Calif.), Elias Thomas (VFL Wolfsburg; Schwülper, Germany), Joseph Zarra (Oakwood SC, Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Efrain Alvarez (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Bryce Blevins (Liverpool FC; Plainfield, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca; Eden, Utah), Roberto Hategan (San Juan SC; Roseville, Calif.), Danny Jara (New York Red Bulls; Bayside, N.Y.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gotschee; Westbury, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (10): Mario Anaya (Ballistic United SC; Livermore, Calif.), Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Eduardo Blancas (Napa FC; Napa, Calif.), Konrad de la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Eder Mosquera (BW Gotschee; Bay Shore, N.Y.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (New York Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.)

U-14 GNT Assembles for Final 2014 Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 20, 2014) - U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 35 players (with one more to be named) for the third and final U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team training camp of the year. Almost all the players were born in 2000 or 2001 with one born in 2002. The event will run from November 1-9 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. 

U.S. U-14 Girl’s National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Mattison Interian (Arsenal; Pasadena, Calif.), Madison Murphy (FC Stars of Mass.; South Grafton, Mass.)
DEFENDERS (11):  Chai Cortez (Surf Hawaii; Wailuku, Hawaii), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United; Cardiff, Calif.), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Addison Salz (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kailey Smith (West Coast Futbol Club; Lake Forest, Calif.), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues; Coto De Caza, Calif.), Haleigh Stackpole (CASL, Sanford, N.C.), Jillian Wachira (PDA Gunners; Plainsboro, N.J.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Hannah Gallegos (Rio Rapids SC Riot; Albuquerque, N.M.), Raegan Kelley (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Alexandra Palangi (Santa Barbara SC; Arroyo Grande, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mackenzie Pluck (FC Bucks; North Wales, Pa.), Sydney Simmons (Solar Chelsea Elite; Van Alstyne, Texas), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars of Mass.; Concord, Mass.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.), Sakura Yoshida (Crossfire United; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (10): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Sophie Hirst (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Nikki Lee (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea Elite; Plano, Texas), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Audrey Weiss (Colorado Rush; Greenwood Village, Colo.), Hannah White (Tophat SC; Mableton, Ga.)


Brian Johnson Names 48-Player U-14 BNT Roster for Oct. 11-19 Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson announced a 48-player roster for an eight-day training camp from Oct. 11-19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.

Throughout training camp, the players will train twice a day in the morning and evening on either side of an afternoon break to focus on their academics. The October training camp will mark the first one for the U-14s in the new 2014-2015 cycle.

The group will play a pair of intrasquad games on Oct. 15, and a third one on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Following the third intrasquad contest, the group will go against Academy club team Arsenal FC’s U-13/14s at 5 p.m. PT.

Of the 48 players named, 46 were born in 2001, with midfielder Efrain Alvarez and forward Frank Gonzalez rounding out the group as the only two born in 2002. Defender Togo Nakamura, 13, is the oldest participant, while 12-year-old Gonzalez is the youngest.

Hailing from all over the country, 14 states will have representatives at the training camp, with California topping the list at 13. New York and Texas claim six each; four are from Maryland; three apiece from Colorado, Florida and Illinois; Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia boast a pair of players each; while Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey and Utah will each have one representative.

More than half of the roster has ties to the Development Academy as 27 of the players on the group are currently on an Academy club roster.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4) : Logan Kowalczyk (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Pinckney, Mich.), Cole McNally (Celtic; Mt. Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Duncan Wegner (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Apex, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (17): Davide Clarkson (Met Oval, New York, N.Y.), Jackson Conway (Georgia United; Marietta, Ga.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Paul Elliott (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Nick Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Theodore Gunter (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakamura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Kevin Ramos (PWSI; Woodbridge, Va.), Canvas Reeves (Solar Chelsea SC; Keller, Texas), Cesar Rivera (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jose Ruvalcaba (TFA Barcelona, Los Angeles, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Leonardo Supelveda (Empire SC; Corona, Calif.), Cole Turner (Philadelphia Union; Churchville, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Efrain Alvarez (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Ethan Bryant (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas), Roberto Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Lincoln Lillwitz (Chicago Fire; Aurora, Ill.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Veljko Petkovic (Met Oval; Ridgewood, N.Y.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Simon Vasquez (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.)
FORWARDS (14): Angel Ariza (West Coast FC; Costa Mesa, Calif.), Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Davis (D.C. United; Bowie, Md.), Gabriel Findley (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Cary, N.C.), Frank Gonzalez (FC Golden State; South Gate, Calif.), Alan Hernandez (PWSI; Woodbridge, Va.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Salvatore Rasizzi (Met Oval; Whitestone, N.Y.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC, Weston, Fla.), Jacob Silva (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic United SC; Lathriop, Calif.), Indiana Vassilev (Storm SA; Savannah, Ga.), Kejiel Watt (New York Red Bulls; Springfield, N.Y.)

Johnson Names U.S. U-14 BNT Roster for August Camp

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson has named a 48-man roster for a domestic training camp in Carson, California, that will take place Aug. 9-16.

This will be the fourth training camp of the year for the U-14s. The team last gathered May 15-25 in Zagreb, Croatia, and played two games against the Croatia’s U-15 BNT, with both games ending in a draw. The U.S. also held domestic training camps from Feb. 1-9 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and from March 22-30 in Carson.

Of the 48 players attending the upcoming camp, 47 were born in 2000, with defender John Hilton being the only camp participant born in 2001.

There are 17 states represented on the roster. Seventeen players are from California, making it the most-represented state in camp. Two players live and compete abroad – forward Aya Akinola in Ontario, Canada, and midfielder Ben Lederman in Barcelona, Spain.

In addition, there are 35 clubs represented among the 48 players. Five play for the LA Galaxy, tops among all clubs. The roster is heavily tied to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy as 39 players are either currently registered or have been registered in the Academy.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Sergio Alfaro (Saprissa; Pomona, Calif.), Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtics; Baltimore, Md.), Hunter Pinho (Players Development Academy; Cranford, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (16): Patrick Ajdukewicz (Sockers FC; Barrington, Ill.), Carlos Asensio (Georgia United; Rosewell, Ga.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (Chivas USA; San Marcos, Calif.), Tom Devizio (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Christopher Durkin (Richmond United; Glen Allen, Va.), Michael Edwards (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.), Chris Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Connor Hester (Braddock Road; Middleburg, Va.), John Hilton (Chivas USA; Long Beach, Calif.), Jaylin Lindsey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Boca United; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Ian Murphy (FC Golden State; Redlands, Calif.), Ben Ofeimu (Vardar; West Bloomfield, Mich.), Bryan Perez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Carlo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee, Westbury, N.Y.), Colton Stanley (Texas Rush; Woodlands, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Isaac Angking (New England Revolution, Providence, R.I.), Carlos Anguiano Dias (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Alexis Cerritos (D.C. United; Beltsville, Md.), Sebastian Cruz (De Anza Force; Kerman, Calif.), Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Diego Gonzalez-Ruiz (Las Vegas Heat; Las Vegas, Nev.), Ben Lederman (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Jacob Muchnick (LA Galaxy; Newport Beach, Calif.), Aidan Nam (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Jesus Ortiz (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jose Peralta (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.), Jacobo Reyes Murillo (CF Monterrey Rayados; Harris, Texas), Amos Shapiro-Thompson (New England Revolution; Worthington, Mass.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.), Sean Zawadzki (Crew Soccer Academy; Olmsted Falls, Ohio)
FORWARDS (13): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Canada), Misael Becerra (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Daniel Cabrera (Texas Rush; Woodlands, Texas), Taylor Davila (Real So Cal; Sherman Oaks, Calif.), Kyle Holcomb (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Niccolo Lemoine (Ballistic USC; Pleasanton, Calif.), Ricky Mendez (Marin FC Alliance; San Rafael, Calif.), Nicolas Morillo (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Kevin Negrete (LA Galaxy; Hawthorne, Calif.), Ramiro Palencia (Santa Cruz Breakers; San Jose, Calif.), Michael Vang (Minnesota Thunder; St. Paul, Minn.), Timothy Weah (Paris-Saint Germain; Rosedale, N.Y.), Tristan Weber (LA Galaxy; San Clemente, Calif.)

U-14 GNT Starts New Cycle with Portland Camp

CHICAGO (May 27, 2014)U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 48 players for the first U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team training camp of the year. It will be the first National Team experience for this group of players, all of whom were born in 2000 or 2001. The event will run from June 1-8 in Portland, Oregon. The U-14 GNT is scheduled for two more training camps this August and November, which should both feature 36 players.

U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (5): Katherine Asman (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Ga.), Danielle Hansen (Colorado Storm; Broomfield, Colo.), Madison Murphy (FC Stars of Mass.; South Grafton, Ma.), Holland Stam (Aztec Soccer; Ipswich, Ma.), Cayla White (McLean; Arlington, Va.)

DEFENDERS (15): Kendall Bates (Dallas Texans; Melissa, Texas), Cameron Brooks (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas),  Isabella Cook (Chicago Magic PSG; Elmhurst, Ill.), Chai Cortez (Surf Hawaii; Wailuku, Hawaii), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Erin Hohnstein (Colorado Rush; Broomfield, Colo.), Anna Michelle Lawler (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.),  Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea Elite; Plano, Texas), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.),  Ava Nkadi (San Juan Spirits; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Hallie Pearson (Carmel United; Carmel, Ind.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas), Laveni Vaka (Bombers Elite; St. George, Utah), Mia Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Jillian Wachira (PDA; Plainsboro, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (16): Bianca Caetano-Ferrara (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Cori Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United; Cardiff, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Tatum Ireland (Team Boca; Boca Raton, Fla.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Samantha Neyman (FC Stars of Mass.; North Andover, Ma.), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mackenzie Pluck (FC Bucks; North Wales, Pa.), Hailey Rydberg (Campton United; South Elgin, Ill.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Celiana Torres (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.), Maddy Vergura (FC Stars of Mass.; Concord, Ma.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.);

FORWARDS (12): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Caroline Conti (Carolina Elite; Greenville, S.C.), Kyla Ferry (Scottsdale Blackhawks; Phoenix, Ariz.), Abby Greubel (Slammers FC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Venicia Juarez (Crossfire Premier; Lake Stevens, Wash.), Nikki Lee (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Ariana Munoz (JFC Storm; Jacksonville, Fla.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues; Coto De Caza, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsorth, Ohio), Mallaika Tomar (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.)

U-14 Boys' NT Secures 3-0 Win against NK Krsko

ZAGREB, Croatia (May 22, 2014) - The U.S. Under-14 Boys' National Team earned a 3-0 win against Slovenian opponents NK Krsko thanks to a first half hat trick from Ayo Akinola.

Playing its third friendly in four days, this time against older opposition (NK Krsko is made up of players born in 1999), the U.S. found its groove midway through the first half as Bryan Perez, Chandler Vaughn and Andrew Carleton all teed up Akinola for his first three goals with the U-14 Boys' NT in a seven-minute span from the 17th to the 24th minute.

The U.S. will finish its international training camp with a final friendly match against the Croatia Regional Select team on Saturday. 

The Match Report for this game will be available shortly.


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