U.S. Soccer

U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team

2017 Torneo Delle Nazioni - Gradisca, Italy

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-8 132 Chicago, Ill. FC United
M 5-7 135 Ocean, N.J. Philadelphia Union
D 5-8 121 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
M 5-11 152 Seattle, Wash. Seattle Sounders
D 5-7 143 Douglasville, Ga. Atlanta United
F 5-6 130 Greensboro, N.C. Sporting KC
D 5-3 110 Denver, Colo. Colorado Rapids
M 5-5 130 Tracy, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
F 5-6 113 Austin, Texas Lonestar S.C.
D 5-11 160 Tampa, Fla. Chargers Soccer Club
GK 5-11 154 Norridge, Ill. Chicago Fire
F 6-1 160 Chino, Calif. FC Golden State
F 4-11 85 Duluth, Ga. Atlanta United
D 5-11 140 Irvine, Calif. Pateadores
F 5-9 126 Fresno, Calif. Seattle Sounders
GK 6-1 190 Happy Valley, Ore. Portland Timbers
F 5-11 155 Bedford, N.Y. NYCFC
M 5-7 120 Panorama City, Calif. Real So Cal
D 5-10 148 Lake Grove, N.Y. New York City FC
M 5-5 110 Chester, N.J. New York Red Bulls

2017 Torneo Delle Nazioni - Gradisca, Italy

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:132

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Chicago, Ill.

Club:FC United

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:135

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Ocean, N.J.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:121

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-11

Weight:152

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Weight:143

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Douglasville, Ga.

Club:Atlanta United

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Weight:130

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Greensboro, N.C.

Club:Sporting KC

Position:Defender

Height:5-3

Weight:110

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Denver, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Weight:130

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Tracy, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Weight:113

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Austin, Texas

Club:Lonestar S.C.

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Tampa, Fla.

Club:Chargers Soccer Club

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:154

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Norridge, Ill.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:160

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Chino, Calif.

Club:FC Golden State

Position:Forward

Height:4-11

Weight:85

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Duluth, Ga.

Club:Atlanta United

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Pateadores

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:126

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Fresno, Calif.

Club:Seattle Sounders

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:190

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Happy Valley, Ore.

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:155

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Bedford, N.Y.

Club:NYCFC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:120

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Panorama City, Calif.

Club:Real So Cal

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:148

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Lake Grove, N.Y.

Club:New York City FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Weight:110

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chester, N.J.

Club:New York Red Bulls

U-15 Boys' National Team Headed to Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy

CHICAGO (April 20, 2017) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Dave Van Den Bergh has named a 20-player roster for the upcoming Torneo Delle Nazioni in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, that runs from April 24-May 1.

The U.S. has been drawn into Group C and opens tournament play against Slovenia on Tuesday, April 25. The team then plays Russia on Wednesday, April 26 before concluding group play against England on Thursday, April 27.

The tournament fields two other four-team groups consisting of United Arab Emirates, Japan, Italy and Portugal in Group A, and Austria, Mexico, Malaysia and Croatia in Group B. The three group winners and best second-placed team of the three groups advance to the tournament semifinals where the Group A winner meets the Group B winner, and the Group C winner faces the best second-placed qualifier on April 29. The tournament final will be played on May 1.

The roster is comprised of a familiar group of players as 18 of the 20 participated in the U-15 BNT’s most recent domestic training camp in Chula Vista, Calif. in March, while 17 of 20 participated in the team’s first training camp of the year in January, also held at Chula Vista’s Elite Athlete Training Center

FC Golden State forward Diego Lopez is the only player on the roster not to have taken part in either 2017 event.

All 20 players on the roster are currently registered with a U.S. Soccer Development Academy club. Out of the group of players, forward Alfonso Ocampo Chavez has spent the most time in the Development Academy, training with Merced Atlas Soccer Academy for three seasons before moving to his current club, Seattle Sounders FC Academy.

U.S. U-15 BNT SCHEDULE:
April 25: U-15 BNT vs. Slovenia; Ajdovščina, Slovenia (11:30 a.m. ET)
April 26: U-15 BNT vs. Russia; Vipolze, Slovenia (11 a.m. ET)
April 27: U-15 BNT vs. England; Precenicco, Italy (11 a.m. ET)
April 29 – Torneo Delle Nazioni Semifinals
May 1 – Torneo Delle Nazioni Final

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Kashope Oladapo (Portland Timbers; Happy Valley, Ore.)
DEFENDERS (7): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Sebastian Anderson (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), George Bello (Atlanta United; Douglasville, Ga.), Brandon Farmelo (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Mason Judge (Chargers Soccer Club; Tampa, Fla.), Kenny Nielsen (Pateadores; Irvine, Calif.), Joseph Scally (NYCFC; Lake Grove, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Julian Anderson (Philadelphia Union; Ocean, N.J.),  Josh Atencio (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (NYRB; Chester, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): Gianluca Busio (Sporting KC; Greensboro, N.C.), Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Texas), Diego Lopez (FC Golden State; Chino, Calif.), Daniel Mangarov (Atlanta United; Duluth, Ga.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders; Fresno, Calif.), Giovanni Reyna (NYCFC; Bedford, N.Y.)

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