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U-14 BNT Roster Named for Training Camp in Carson

CHICAGO (Aug. 12, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson has gathered a 36-player group for the team’s fifth camp of 2015 to be held at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California. 

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in Serbia last May where they went 2-0-1 in a trio of friendlies, tying Serbia 1-1 and defeating Croatia, 3-1, and Club NK Bravo Ljubljana, 2-1

Following the camp in Serbia, 58 players gathered in Carson with Johnson for the inaugural BNT Futures training camp. The three-day camp focused on identifying the most talented players in the ’00 and ’01 birth year that appear to be on a later physical development growth path and/or are born in the second half of the year. Eight players that participated in that camp are a part of this group.

It will be the first National Team camp for Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC) and Salvador Pliego (New York Red Bulls).

Thirty-two players from the group are currently registered with a Development Academy club for the 2015-16 season, which kicks off on Aug. 29.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Michael Collodi (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Cole McNally (Bethesda-Olney; Baltimore, Md.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (13): Will Citron (NYCFC; Eastchester, N.Y.), Jackson Conway (GA United; Atlanta, Ga.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Brian Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angles, Calif.), Luis Hernandez (FC Dallas; Mesquite, Texas), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Ryan Lee (De Anza; Hillsborough, Calif.), Salvador Pliego (New York Red Bulls; Newark N.J.), Cesar Rivera (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), (Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (RSL Arizona; Phoenix, Az.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Jonathan Ferreira (New England Revolution; Ashland, Mass.), Gabe Findley (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Alex Picazzo (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas) Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic; Lathrop, Calif.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.) Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas)

U-14’s Defeat Croatian Club NK Bravo Ljubljana 2-1

ZAGREB, CROATIA (May 13, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team scored a pair of late goals to defeat U-15 Croatian Club NK Bravo Ljubljana 2-1 on Wednesday in Zagreb, Croatia.

After a scoreless first half, NK Bravo came out in the second frame and delivered the game’s first goal. Despite creating more chances, with five minutes left in the 70-minute match, the U.S. still trailed 1-0.

Finally in the 66th minute, the USA converted on a long Ulysses Llanez strike from outside of the box. One minute later, Llanez would make another great play where he faked a shot to get by his defender and then slotted the game-winning goal into the corner of the net.

The U-14’s, will be back on the field on Friday, May 15 for a match with Serbia’s U-14 BNT.

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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. NK Bravo Ljubljana U-15
Date: May 13, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: ŠRC Špansko
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             

NK Bravo Ljubljana        0          1          1
USA                                 0          2          2

NK Bravo Ljubljana – #20                       41st minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez                            66
USA – Ulysses Llanez                            67

Lineups:

USA: 22-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (GK); 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida (Capt), 25-Luke Hansen, 13-Julian Hinojosa; 8-Indiana Vassilev (10-Luis Arriaga, 46), 16-Marcelo Palomino, 15-Tim Bielic; 21-Konrad de la Fuente (17-Jose Rivas, 46), 18-Gabriel Segal (9-Taylor Booth, 46), 11-Ulysses Llanez
Subs not used: 2-Cameron Duke, 6-Nick Fernandez, 4-Abraham Gonzalez, 7-John Hilton, 1-Cole McNally, 5-Sebastian Serpa
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

NK Bravo: Roster Unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / NK Bravo Ljubljana
Shots: 16 / 6
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 2 / 6
Offsides: 1 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None                

U-14 BNT Ties Serbia 1-1 To Close Camp

ZAGREB, CROATIA (May 15, 2015) - The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team closed out its camp in Croatia with a 1-1 draw with Serbia’s U-14 National Team on Friday.

After a scoreless first half, the Serbians were the first to find the back of the net, with Milutin Vidosavljevic tallying in the 48th minute. The U.S. responded eight minutes later on a Luis Arriaga strike. The 1-1 score line held through the final whistle. Across the board, the game was very even, from possession to shots on goal (4-4).

In three games for the U-14’s in the camp, the team went 2-0-1, with wins over Croatia, Croatian club NK Bravo Ljubljiana and the draw with Serbia. The team’s overall record in 2015 now stands at 4-1-1.

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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Serbia U-14 National Team
Date: May 15, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: SRC Spansdko
Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

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

Serbia – Milutin Vidosavljevic                48th minute
USA – Luis Arriaga                                 56

Lineups:

USA: 22-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (GK) (1-Cole McNally, 36); 2-Cameron Duke (13-Julian Hinojosa, 56), 4-Abraham Gonzalez (25-Luke Hansen, 36), 5-Sebastian Serpa, 7-John Hilton (Capt); 9-Taylor Booth (8-Indiana Vassilev, 36), 15-Timothy Bielic, 10–Luis Arriaga; 21-Konrad de La Fuente (11-Ulysses Llanez), 17-Jose Rivas (16-Marcelo Palomino, 32), 18-Gabe Segal
Subs not used: 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida, 6-Nick Fernandez
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Serbia: 12-Petar Cicak (GK); 2-David Milisavljevic, 3-Ivan Ilic, 4-Kristian Belic (Capt), 5-Bojan Balaz; 6-Veljko Dordevic, 10-Lazar Pavlovic, 8-Martin Novakovic; 7-Luka Velikic, 11-Dejan Aleksiv, 9-Milutin Vidosavljevic
Heads Coach: Vladimir Jesic 

Stats Summary: USA / Serbia
Shots: 7 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offsides: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None                

 

U-14 BNT Opens Camp With 3-1 Win Over Croatia

CHICAGO (May 12, 2015) – Gabe Segal, Luis Arriaga and Marcelo Palomino each scored goals to lead the U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team to victory over Croatia U14’s on May 11.

Gabe Segal struck first on a laser of a shot that gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the game’s 17th minute. The score line would hold until the closing minutes of the first half, when Croatia came up with the game’s second goal, which came off of a deflection in the box. Ivan Brkic’s tally would prove to be Croatia’s only score of the game.

The USA came out in the second half and dominated the run of play, but with five minutes left in the 70-minute match, the all was still even at 1-1.  Konrad de La Fuente set up the go-ahead goal by beating three Croatian defenders and blasting a shot at goal. Croatian goalkeeper Vidovic Josip was able to deflect the shot away, but Luis Arriaga followed and netted the rebound to put the U.S. up 2-1 in 66th minute. Two minutes later, the U.S. scored again when Marcelo Palomino notched a goal following his own rebound.

The U-14s play NK Bravo Ljubljana’s U-14 team on Wednesday, and will then follow with a match against Serbia’s U-14 National Team on Friday.


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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Croatia U-14 National Team
Date: May 11, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Dinamo Zagreb Training Facility
Kickoff: 5 p.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
CRO                             1          0          1
USA                             1          2          3

USA – Gabe Segal                                17th minute
CRO – Ivan Brkic                                   36
USA – Luis Arriaga                                66
USA – Marcelo Palomino                       68

Lineups:

USA: 1-Cole McNally (GK); 2-Cameron Duke, 4-Abraham Gonzalez (6-Nick Fernandez, 36), 5-Sebastian Serpa, 7-John Hilton; 9-Taylor Booth (Capt), 8-Indiana Vassilev (15-Marcelo Palomino, 51), 10–Luis Arriaga; 11-Ulysses Llanez (Konrad de La Fuente, 51) 17-Jose Rivas, 18-Gabe Segal (15-Tim Bielic, 51)

Subs not used: 13-Julian Hinojosa, 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida, 22-Nico Defreitas-Hansen, 25-Luke Hansen

Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Croatia: 1-Vidovic Josip (GK); 2-Granic Andrija, 3-Trkulja Fabio, 4-David Viceric, 6-Mario Nikolic; 8-Ivijan Svrznjak, 10-Tomislav Krzmanic, 19-Levin Pejcic; 11-Edin Julardzija, 21-Mateo Tadic, 22-Ivan Brkic

Heads Coach: Mladen Ivancic

Stats Summary: USA / Croatia
Shots: 12 / 4
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 0 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offsides: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

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

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.) 

Full Circle: Youngest and Oldest U.S. Soccer YNT Programs Share Lunch During Training

This week, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team and the Under-14 Boys' National Team are both training at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. Having camps just one field apart gave the squads an opportunity to gather together after training and meet for a group lunch. For the U-14's, it was an opportunity to see where continued hard work might lead. For the U-23's, it was a reminder of how far they have come, and an opportunity to share with the youngsters what they have learned along the way.

“Getting together is really important,” U-14 BNT head coach Brian Johnson said. “I think it’s important for both age groups actually. For the U-14's, it’s an opportunity to see older players, who have come through, as most of [the U-23's] have come through the system. It’s important for them to be able to talk to the [U-23’s] and eat lunch with them and ask questions and just engage in community.”

With the U-14's being the youngest of U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams and the U-23's being the last stop before the Senior National Team, the boys were able to tap into the older players' full range of U.S. Soccer experiences.

U-23 MNT U-14 BNT
U-23 MNT midfielder Luis Gil laughs with members of the U-14 Boys' National Team. Players from both teams shared lunch while simultaneously training at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

“It feels very good and I feel very blessed that I got chosen to be with this talented group of players,” U-14 forward Jose Rivas said. “I asked how it feels to score in an international game. I asked where they played as youngsters and where they grew up and where they plan to play in the next few years.”

The U-14's and the U-23's were spread out amongst the tables and had the chance to sit with players that play the same positions. Rivas had the opportunity to sit down with a fellow forward.

“I talked to Jordan Morris, the man who scored against Mexico,” Rivas said grinning. “So happy. He said he doesn’t really know how it felt, it was a blur for him.”

In the coming years, Rivas hopes to have an experience like that of his own, but in the meantime, he will continue to work towards that goal. This week he gets to watch from only steps away, an experience he said is very special.

“It’s important that the U-14's see that connection and that they have these guys to look up to.” Johnson said. “They kind of find out some of the things that they’ve done well, and also maybe some of the things that have been tough for them and the different obstacles to overcome.

“When you play for the National Team it gets harder and harder as you get older, so it’s important for them to know, even specifically with their own positions, some of the stuff they do well, and maybe some of the things that they work on their own outside of training, so that they can do better and ultimately help the team.”

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

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in February where they played a trio of matches in Madrid, Spain, going 2-1-0 with wins over Real Madrid’s U-14’s and Rayo Vallecano. Eighteen of the players on this group made the trip to Spain in February.

Twenty five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. Additionally, all 36 players comprising this camp were born in 2001. The camp will run from April 18-26.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Oxnard PAL; Oxnard, Calif.), John Pulskamp (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Noah Thomas (Washington Premier FC; Lakewood, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (11): D’Anthony Brown (Orlando City; Lake Mary, Fla.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Paul Eliot (Colorado Rapids; Denver Colo.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Julian Hinojsa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakmura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Matthew Rios (Georgia United; Atlanta, Ga.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Joey Zarra (Oakwood SC; Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Unattached; Downers Grove, Ill.),Nicholas Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Cameron Phillips (Texas Rush; Tomball, Texas), Jahon Rad (Carolina Railhawks; Raleigh, N.C.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gott; Westbury, N.Y.),Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Calif.), Angel Flores (Carlsbad FC; Carsbad, Calif.), David Hernandez (Sporting Santa Clara; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Teas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Marlon Vargas (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (NY Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) 

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**

Full Circle: Youngest and Oldest U.S. Soccer YNT Programs Share Lunch During Training

This week, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team and the Under-14 Boys' National Team are both training at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. Having camps just one field apart gave the squads an opportunity to gather together after training and meet for a group lunch. For the U-14's, it was an opportunity to see where continued hard work might lead. For the U-23's, it was a reminder of how far they have come, and an opportunity to share with the youngsters what they have learned along the way.

“Getting together is really important,” U-14 BNT head coach Brian Johnson said. “I think it’s important for both age groups actually. For the U-14's, it’s an opportunity to see older players, who have come through, as most of [the U-23's] have come through the system. It’s important for them to be able to talk to the [U-23’s] and eat lunch with them and ask questions and just engage in community.”

With the U-14's being the youngest of U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams and the U-23's being the last stop before the Senior National Team, the boys were able to tap into the older players' full range of U.S. Soccer experiences.

U-23 MNT U-14 BNT
U-23 MNT midfielder Luis Gil laughs with members of the U-14 Boys' National Team. Players from both teams shared lunch while simultaneously training at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

“It feels very good and I feel very blessed that I got chosen to be with this talented group of players,” U-14 forward Jose Rivas said. “I asked how it feels to score in an international game. I asked where they played as youngsters and where they grew up and where they plan to play in the next few years.”

The U-14's and the U-23's were spread out amongst the tables and had the chance to sit with players that play the same positions. Rivas had the opportunity to sit down with a fellow forward.

“I talked to Jordan Morris, the man who scored against Mexico,” Rivas said grinning. “So happy. He said he doesn’t really know how it felt, it was a blur for him.”

In the coming years, Rivas hopes to have an experience like that of his own, but in the meantime, he will continue to work towards that goal. This week he gets to watch from only steps away, an experience he said is very special.

“It’s important that the U-14's see that connection and that they have these guys to look up to.” Johnson said. “They kind of find out some of the things that they’ve done well, and also maybe some of the things that have been tough for them and the different obstacles to overcome.

“When you play for the National Team it gets harder and harder as you get older, so it’s important for them to know, even specifically with their own positions, some of the stuff they do well, and maybe some of the things that they work on their own outside of training, so that they can do better and ultimately help the team.”

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 Roster Named for Training Camp in Carson

CHICAGO (Aug. 12, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson has gathered a 36-player group for the team’s fifth camp of 2015 to be held at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California. 

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in Serbia last May where they went 2-0-1 in a trio of friendlies, tying Serbia 1-1 and defeating Croatia, 3-1, and Club NK Bravo Ljubljana, 2-1

Following the camp in Serbia, 58 players gathered in Carson with Johnson for the inaugural BNT Futures training camp. The three-day camp focused on identifying the most talented players in the ’00 and ’01 birth year that appear to be on a later physical development growth path and/or are born in the second half of the year. Eight players that participated in that camp are a part of this group.

It will be the first National Team camp for Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC) and Salvador Pliego (New York Red Bulls).

Thirty-two players from the group are currently registered with a Development Academy club for the 2015-16 season, which kicks off on Aug. 29.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Michael Collodi (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Cole McNally (Bethesda-Olney; Baltimore, Md.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (13): Will Citron (NYCFC; Eastchester, N.Y.), Jackson Conway (GA United; Atlanta, Ga.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Brian Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angles, Calif.), Luis Hernandez (FC Dallas; Mesquite, Texas), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Ryan Lee (De Anza; Hillsborough, Calif.), Salvador Pliego (New York Red Bulls; Newark N.J.), Cesar Rivera (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), (Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (RSL Arizona; Phoenix, Az.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Jonathan Ferreira (New England Revolution; Ashland, Mass.), Gabe Findley (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Alex Picazzo (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas) Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic; Lathrop, Calif.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.) Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas)

U-14’s Defeat Croatian Club NK Bravo Ljubljana 2-1

ZAGREB, CROATIA (May 13, 2015) – The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team scored a pair of late goals to defeat U-15 Croatian Club NK Bravo Ljubljana 2-1 on Wednesday in Zagreb, Croatia.

After a scoreless first half, NK Bravo came out in the second frame and delivered the game’s first goal. Despite creating more chances, with five minutes left in the 70-minute match, the U.S. still trailed 1-0.

Finally in the 66th minute, the USA converted on a long Ulysses Llanez strike from outside of the box. One minute later, Llanez would make another great play where he faked a shot to get by his defender and then slotted the game-winning goal into the corner of the net.

The U-14’s, will be back on the field on Friday, May 15 for a match with Serbia’s U-14 BNT.

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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. NK Bravo Ljubljana U-15
Date: May 13, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: ŠRC Špansko
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             

NK Bravo Ljubljana        0          1          1
USA                                 0          2          2

NK Bravo Ljubljana – #20                       41st minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez                            66
USA – Ulysses Llanez                            67

Lineups:

USA: 22-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (GK); 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida (Capt), 25-Luke Hansen, 13-Julian Hinojosa; 8-Indiana Vassilev (10-Luis Arriaga, 46), 16-Marcelo Palomino, 15-Tim Bielic; 21-Konrad de la Fuente (17-Jose Rivas, 46), 18-Gabriel Segal (9-Taylor Booth, 46), 11-Ulysses Llanez
Subs not used: 2-Cameron Duke, 6-Nick Fernandez, 4-Abraham Gonzalez, 7-John Hilton, 1-Cole McNally, 5-Sebastian Serpa
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

NK Bravo: Roster Unavailable

Stats Summary: USA / NK Bravo Ljubljana
Shots: 16 / 6
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 2 / 6
Offsides: 1 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None                

U-14 BNT Ties Serbia 1-1 To Close Camp

ZAGREB, CROATIA (May 15, 2015) - The U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team closed out its camp in Croatia with a 1-1 draw with Serbia’s U-14 National Team on Friday.

After a scoreless first half, the Serbians were the first to find the back of the net, with Milutin Vidosavljevic tallying in the 48th minute. The U.S. responded eight minutes later on a Luis Arriaga strike. The 1-1 score line held through the final whistle. Across the board, the game was very even, from possession to shots on goal (4-4).

In three games for the U-14’s in the camp, the team went 2-0-1, with wins over Croatia, Croatian club NK Bravo Ljubljiana and the draw with Serbia. The team’s overall record in 2015 now stands at 4-1-1.

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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Serbia U-14 National Team
Date: May 15, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: SRC Spansdko
Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

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

Serbia – Milutin Vidosavljevic                48th minute
USA – Luis Arriaga                                 56

Lineups:

USA: 22-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (GK) (1-Cole McNally, 36); 2-Cameron Duke (13-Julian Hinojosa, 56), 4-Abraham Gonzalez (25-Luke Hansen, 36), 5-Sebastian Serpa, 7-John Hilton (Capt); 9-Taylor Booth (8-Indiana Vassilev, 36), 15-Timothy Bielic, 10–Luis Arriaga; 21-Konrad de La Fuente (11-Ulysses Llanez), 17-Jose Rivas (16-Marcelo Palomino, 32), 18-Gabe Segal
Subs not used: 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida, 6-Nick Fernandez
Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Serbia: 12-Petar Cicak (GK); 2-David Milisavljevic, 3-Ivan Ilic, 4-Kristian Belic (Capt), 5-Bojan Balaz; 6-Veljko Dordevic, 10-Lazar Pavlovic, 8-Martin Novakovic; 7-Luka Velikic, 11-Dejan Aleksiv, 9-Milutin Vidosavljevic
Heads Coach: Vladimir Jesic 

Stats Summary: USA / Serbia
Shots: 7 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offsides: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None                

 

U-14 BNT Opens Camp With 3-1 Win Over Croatia

CHICAGO (May 12, 2015) – Gabe Segal, Luis Arriaga and Marcelo Palomino each scored goals to lead the U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team to victory over Croatia U14’s on May 11.

Gabe Segal struck first on a laser of a shot that gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the game’s 17th minute. The score line would hold until the closing minutes of the first half, when Croatia came up with the game’s second goal, which came off of a deflection in the box. Ivan Brkic’s tally would prove to be Croatia’s only score of the game.

The USA came out in the second half and dominated the run of play, but with five minutes left in the 70-minute match, the all was still even at 1-1.  Konrad de La Fuente set up the go-ahead goal by beating three Croatian defenders and blasting a shot at goal. Croatian goalkeeper Vidovic Josip was able to deflect the shot away, but Luis Arriaga followed and netted the rebound to put the U.S. up 2-1 in 66th minute. Two minutes later, the U.S. scored again when Marcelo Palomino notched a goal following his own rebound.

The U-14s play NK Bravo Ljubljana’s U-14 team on Wednesday, and will then follow with a match against Serbia’s U-14 National Team on Friday.


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

Match: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team vs. Croatia U-14 National Team
Date: May 11, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Dinamo Zagreb Training Facility
Kickoff: 5 p.m. local time
Weather: 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
CRO                             1          0          1
USA                             1          2          3

USA – Gabe Segal                                17th minute
CRO – Ivan Brkic                                   36
USA – Luis Arriaga                                66
USA – Marcelo Palomino                       68

Lineups:

USA: 1-Cole McNally (GK); 2-Cameron Duke, 4-Abraham Gonzalez (6-Nick Fernandez, 36), 5-Sebastian Serpa, 7-John Hilton; 9-Taylor Booth (Capt), 8-Indiana Vassilev (15-Marcelo Palomino, 51), 10–Luis Arriaga; 11-Ulysses Llanez (Konrad de La Fuente, 51) 17-Jose Rivas, 18-Gabe Segal (15-Tim Bielic, 51)

Subs not used: 13-Julian Hinojosa, 19-Joey Zarra, 20-Dominic DeAlmeida, 22-Nico Defreitas-Hansen, 25-Luke Hansen

Head Coach: Brian Johnson

Croatia: 1-Vidovic Josip (GK); 2-Granic Andrija, 3-Trkulja Fabio, 4-David Viceric, 6-Mario Nikolic; 8-Ivijan Svrznjak, 10-Tomislav Krzmanic, 19-Levin Pejcic; 11-Edin Julardzija, 21-Mateo Tadic, 22-Ivan Brkic

Heads Coach: Mladen Ivancic

Stats Summary: USA / Croatia
Shots: 12 / 4
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 0 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offsides: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

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

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.) 

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

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in February where they played a trio of matches in Madrid, Spain, going 2-1-0 with wins over Real Madrid’s U-14’s and Rayo Vallecano. Eighteen of the players on this group made the trip to Spain in February.

Twenty five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. Additionally, all 36 players comprising this camp were born in 2001. The camp will run from April 18-26.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Oxnard PAL; Oxnard, Calif.), John Pulskamp (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Noah Thomas (Washington Premier FC; Lakewood, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (11): D’Anthony Brown (Orlando City; Lake Mary, Fla.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Paul Eliot (Colorado Rapids; Denver Colo.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Julian Hinojsa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakmura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Matthew Rios (Georgia United; Atlanta, Ga.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Joey Zarra (Oakwood SC; Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Unattached; Downers Grove, Ill.),Nicholas Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Cameron Phillips (Texas Rush; Tomball, Texas), Jahon Rad (Carolina Railhawks; Raleigh, N.C.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gott; Westbury, N.Y.),Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Calif.), Angel Flores (Carlsbad FC; Carsbad, Calif.), David Hernandez (Sporting Santa Clara; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Teas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Marlon Vargas (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (NY Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) 

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)

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