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U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 32 Players to March Training Camp

CHICAGO (March 17, 2014) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named a 32-player roster to take part in a domestic training camp in Carson, Calif., from March 22-30.

Ten of the 32 players are receiving their first call-up to the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program at any level, including: Andrew Aprahamian (Philadelphia Union), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans), Jonathan Filipe (BSC CT Academy), Harold Hanson (FC Golden State), Gabe Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro), Giuseppe Margiottiello (New York Red Bulls), David Portugal (Chicago Fire), Seth Stiebel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), Oscar Zepeda (Seattle Sounders FC) and Alec Zimmerman (Seattle Sounders FC).

Fifteen players return who took part in the team’s recent international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this past February, including Nicholas Taitague, who has seen increased time with the U-17 Men’s National Team of late.

Of the 24 players currently registered with U.S. Soccer Development Academy Clubs, 13 play for eight different MLS club Academies. FC Dallas leads all Academies with three players on the roster: goalkeepers David Abonce and Carlos Avilez and defender Mark Salas.

Three players called to the camp currently train overseas: Jose Alfaro Jr. with Monarcas Morelia in Mexico, Kyle Gruno with Leicester City in England and Vincent Borden with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4)
: David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Erik Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.), Seth Stiebel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallon, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (11):
Jose Alfaro Jr. (Monarcas Morelia; West Chicago, Ill.), Andrew Aprahamian (Philadelphia Union; Malvern, Penn.), Vincent Borden (Dinamo Zagreb; Ithaca, N.Y.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Harold Hanson (FC Golden State; Ontario, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Gabe Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Marshall, Ill.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Mark Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Oscar Zepeda (Seattle Sounders FC; Tacoma, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (10):
Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans; Tyler, Texas), Jonathan Filipe (BSC CT Academy; Danbury, Conn.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.) Giuseppe Margiottiello (New York Red Bulls; Iselin, N.J.), David Portugal (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Nicholas Taitague (Richmond Strikers Academy; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.), Alec Zimmerman (Seattle Sounders FC; Olympia, Wash.)
FORWARDS (7):
Luis Arreola (FC Athletico; Wheeling, Ill.), Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Odyssey South; Visalia, Calif.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.) Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Hanif Wright (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

U.S. U-15 BNT Goes Unbeaten in Two-Game Set with United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 8, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team wrapped up its first overseas training camp with a 2-2 draw on Thursday and a 3-2 win on Saturday against the United Arab Emirates U-16 national team.

Capital Area Railhawks Academy product Lucas Del Rosario tallied in both matches for the U.S., which needed a pair of second-half strikes from Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic) and Edwin Lara – his first international goal for the U.S. – to secure the 3-2 comeback victory in Saturday’s game. Santa Rosa, Calif., native Jonathan Gonzalez scored the USA’s second goal in Thursday’s draw.

All 20 players on the roster saw game action over the course of the training camp, with 12 players including: Tyler Adams, Jose Carranza, Lucas Del Rosario, McKay Ward Eves, Gonzalez, Kyle Gruno, Lara, Ben Lederman, Jeanpaul Marin, Marquez, Marty Raygoza, and Wright, featuring in all three matches. Only two players, Adams and Gruno, played the full game in all three matches.

Taitague’s goal was his second international goal in the space of a month. He recently scored his first international goal at the U-17 age level after being called up to help the U-17 Men’s National Team win the Aegean Cup in Manisa, Turkey in January. Lara also was a part of the Aegean Cup winning U-17 team.

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Date:
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
UAE Training Facility
Kickoff:
5:00 p.m. (local)
Attendance:
Weather:
65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
UAE                         1 1 2

USA    Lucas Del Rosario     15th minute
UAE    Majed Laafi              27
USA    Jonathan Gonzalez    32
UAE    Issa Mohammed       72

Lineups:
USA:
12-Eric Lopez; 14-Kyle Gruno, 17-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-McKay Eves, 3-Edwin Lara; 6-Juan Pablo Torres (15-Ben Lederman, 67), 8-Jonathan Gonzalez, 11-Jose Carranza (4-Jeanpaul Marin, 48); 9-Lucas Del Rosario; 7-Adolfo Trujillo (15-Leonardo Marquez, 51); 18-Hanif Wright (21-Marty Raygoza, 59).
Subs not used: 1-Carlos Avilez, 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 19-Christopher Goslin, 10-Nicholas Taitague, 2-Sam Vines

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 1-Mohamed Hussain; 5-Yousuf Abdkarim (capt.) (4-Mohamed Darwish, 49) , 3-Abduaziz Salem, 33-Mohamed Abdulla (14-Saeed Juma, 45), 10-Issa Mohammed; 13-Majed Laafi (20-Shouaib Ibrahim, 69), 16-Abdulla Faisal (21-Ahmed Amer, 48); 9-Fasial Al Matroushi; 19-Othman Mohamed (7-Khalfan Hassan, 48); 11-Abdullah Mohammed (2-Humaid Ahmed, 48); 18-Khamis Ismail (6-Ali Abdullah, 48).
Subs not used:8-Saoud Abdul Razaq,23-Ali Eid, 15-Yousif Hamad, 22-Mohamed Fadel .
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 28 / 7
Shots on Goal: 10 / 6
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 21
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Edwin Lara Caution 51th minute
USA – Jonathan Gonzalez Caution 59
UAE – Abduaziz Salem Caution 61
UAE – Fasial Al Matroushi Caution 65

Officials:

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: UAE Training Facility
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. (local)
Attendance:
Weather: 69 degrees

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

UAE   Ahmed Amer          13th minute
UAE   Majed Laafi            22
USA   Nicholas Taitague   42
USA   Lucas Del Rosario   46
USA   Edwin Lara            79

Lineups:
USA:
12-Eric Lopez (1-Carlos Avilez, 27); Kyle Gruno; 17-Tyler Adams (capt.); 5-McKay Eves; 3-Sam Vines (3 -Edwin Lara, 33); 6-Juan Pablo Torres; 8-Jonathan Gonzalez (19-Chris Goslin, 80); 13-Ben Lederman (15-Leo Marquez, 40); 9-Lucas Del Rosario (11-Jose Carranza, 65); 10-Nick Taitague (18-Hanif Wright, 73); 4-Jeanpaul Marin (21-Marty Raygoza, 67)
Subs not use: 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 7-Adolfo Trujillo

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 22-Mohammed Fadil; 5-Yousef Abdkarim; 4-Saeed Juma; 3-Abduzaziz Salem; 8-Elsa Mohamed (16-Ali Abdulla, 79); 6-Khamis Saleh; 2-Mohammed Abdulla; 10-Majed Laafi (18-Saoud Abdul Rasak, 68); 9-Ahmed Amer (23-Ali Eid, 65); 11-Faisal Al Matroushi (20-Shouaid Ibrahim, 53); 7-Khalfan Hassan (21-Yousef Hamad, 45)
Subs not used:1-Mohamed Hassain, 15-Abdulla Faisal, 19-Othman Mohamed, 13-Mohamed Darwish, 12-Humaid Ahmed, 26-Abdulla Mohamed
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 29 / 16
Shots on Goal: 8 / 7
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 15
Offside: 8 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 11th minute
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 37
UAE – Majed Laafi Caution 49

*Referee did not send player off after second yellow. USA argued player should have been taken off. Referee admitted fault at half, but player was left on field.

Officials:

U.S. U-15 BNT Open UAE Training Camp with 3-1 Loss to Al Jazeera FC

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 3, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team opened its first international training camp with a 3-1 loss to Al Jazeera FC.

LA Galaxy Academy forward Hanif Wright opened his international scoring account in the 70th minute. After a combination of passes down the right sideline, Leonardo Marquez dribbled down the wing before cutting inside, beating two defenders and passing the ball to Ben Lederman, who sent it to Wright at the top of the box. Wright used a step over to beat his opponent into the box and placed a shot past the keeper into the far side netting.

The U-15 BNT will next face the United Arab Emirates for a two-game set on Thursday and Saturday.

- U.S. U-15 Boy’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. Al Jazeera 98 Boys
Date:
Monday, February 3, 2014
Competition:
Friendly
Venue:
Al Jazeera Complex
Kickoff:
5:00pm
Attendance:
Weather:
70 Degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

USA                         0 1 1
ALJ                          1 2 3

ALJ             32          40th minute
ALJ             28          52
ALJ             32          53
USA            Hanif Wright 70

Lineups:
USA: Carlos Avilez, Tyler Adams, McKay Eves (Ateno Ajeakwa) Kyle Gruno, Edwin Lara, Jose Carranza (Christopher Goslin), Jonathan Gonzalez (Ben Lederman), Nicholas Taitague (Hanif Wright), Lucas Del Rosario (Marty Raygoza), JP Marin, Adolfo Trujillo (Leonardo Marquez)
Subs not used:

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

ALJ: Seef Elgabry (Said Elebeddy), Faisal Elmatroshy (Yousif Elamry), Khalida Elhammady (Khames Kharboosh), Rashed Elgeneby , Majed Elmhery (Khalifa Elbaloshy), Hamdan Elremethy (Abdullah Suliman)(Mohamed Elhammady), Ahmed Salem, Aissa Elotaiba (Said Elhenany), Abdalla Ramadan Bekheet

Stats Summary: USA / ALJ
Shots: 16/13
Shots on Goal: 3/9
Saves: 6/2
Corner Kicks: 5/2
Fouls: 21/15
Offsides: 7/3

Misconduct Summary:
USA - 8 Jonathan Gonzalez Caution 19
ALJ – 14 Aissa Elotaiba Caution 41
ALJ – 12 Seef Elgabry Caution 45
USA – 17 Tyler Adams Caution 47
USA – 3 Edwin Lara Caution 56
ALJ – 88 Said Elhenany Caution 88

Officials:

U.S. U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 20 Players for International Training Camp in Abu Dhabi

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2014) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez named a 20-player roster for a week-long international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 31-Feb. 9.

During the camp, the team will play friendlies against Al Jazira FC on Feb. 3, Oman on Feb. 4 and the United Arab Emirates on Feb. 6 and 8.

Eighteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, with 16 players currently registered with Academy clubs. Only Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa) and Ben Lederman (Barcelona) have never played for an Academy team. The call-up for Lederman is his first with the USA since attending a U-14 camp in November of 2012. Gonzalez has previously been a regular participant with the U.S. at the U-14 and U-15 age levels.

The LA Galaxy Academy leads all Academy teams with three players (Ateno Ajeakwa, Eric Lopez and Hanif Wright) on the roster. Other MLS teams represented include the Colorado Rapids (Sam Vines), D.C. United (Jose Carranza), FC Dallas (Carlos Avilez) and the New York Red Bulls (Tyler Adams and Jeanpaul Marin).

Avilez recently joined the U.S. U-17 MNT as a second goalkeeper for the team’s successful run to the Aegean Cup title in Manisa, Turkey. He played 80 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Scotland. Defender Edwin Lara and midfielder Nicholas Taitague also were called up for the Aegean Cup. Lara played the full 80 minutes in three matches, including the final, while Taitague scored his first international goal at the U-17 age level in the Americans’ 5-2 win against Norway.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2)
: Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Erik Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6):
Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Ateno Ajeakwa (LA Galaxy; Gardena, Calif.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Edwin Lara (Unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Christopher Goslin (UFA Elite; Locust Grove, Ga.), Ben Lederman (Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6):
Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Odyssey South; Visalia, Calif.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Hanif Wright (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

Quote Sheet: U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Wraps Up The 2013 Development Academy Showcase

On the overall result of a week of advanced competition :
“It went well. We played three tough games that are going to help us when we go out [for international play], which is very important for us. That was the main thing. This was like a mini-camp for us. We played two years up and that will help us when we got out and play next year when we play our age or a year up, so I think it was helpful.”

On the team’s final performance on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls Academy :
“Good for most of the game. We struggle obviously on the physical part. We played two years up and have guys that are still growing. That’s our issue right now.

“The positive thing is we are getting more out of this game than if we were to play our ’99 age group. That wouldn’t help us. The players need to learn how to play against these big guys and they can do it. We did it these five days that we’ve been here. But, some days it’s going to catch up to you because obviously there’s a difference in the physical size. But, the football, the technical part, the idea… excellent.”

On the teaching moments throughout the week :
“One is when we play teams that are more physical than us, we need to learn how to play quicker, we need to learn how to be smart in our decisions when we play, and we need to possess the ball. Today against the Red Bulls Academy, in the first half, we had 71% of the ball, which for us is fantastic. But, then what happens is people get tired. [Red Bulls Academy] did well to bring some players in that were more physical and that’s something we struggle with, but it’s a normal thing. We just don’t want to play our age, it won’t help us. This is what the players need to learn.”

On any particular performances from players throughout the week :
“I don’t like to point out individual players because for us the group is more important. We do our assessment of each player individually when we go back home. But, everybody did a good job, that’s the main thing.”

On what the focus turns to now for the U-15s :
“Our next training camp. We have some games there. The focus of this group is for [U-17 MNT head coach] Richie Williams to have options. We communicate every week and my job is to get them better for whatever he wants. He already has three guys from us, a left back, center back and goal keeper, which is good.

“I’m sure they are looking at other players, but look, the [U-17] World Cup isn’t for another two years. [My players] in another six months are going to be a little bit bigger, a little bit stronger and will have played more football.”

Q & A with Head Coach Hugo Perez about the State of the U-15 BNT and What the 2013 Academy Winter Showcase Holds in Store

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team will play three matches against U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams at the Academy Winter Showcase this week at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Head coach Hugo Perez recently spoke with ussocer.com about how competing in the Showcase factors into the long-term goals of preparing the players for future competition

ussoccer.com : What is the overall state of the U-15 BNT at the moment and what are the goals for the team this cycle?
Hugo Perez : “We’re going into a second year [together] this cycle. The main goal for us is that this ’99 [age] group gets as much preparation and development as they can in case [U-17 MNT head coach] Richie Williams is looking for certain types of players in certain types of positions. Our main goal is to continue working with them in developing in case Richie wants more. I say ‘more’ because right now he has brought in three of our guys for camps.

“The main thing is, and it’s the same for all the Youth National Teams down to the U-14s because it’s a development program, our goal is to train and develop players within the concept that U.S. Soccer is trying to teach not only for our National Teams but also the Academies.

“That is to play more attractive football and for the kids to have more confidence in a certain style that U.S. Soccer has started to do. That each player, in every position, is comfortable in playing that type of style: more possession, more build-up out of the back, more attacking. Making everybody more aware of the type of football that we want each player to learn and play within the style that U.S. Soccer wants.”

ussoccer.com : You worked with many of these players in the 2012-13 cycle. What are the benefits of maintaining continuity in the coaching staff for the current 2013-14 cycle ?
HP : “We’ve had players that have moved up from our age group, and I’ve had a couple 2000’s that have come to one or two camps with us and are now with [U-14 NDP head coach] Tony Lepore. The reason we’ve done that is we felt there are some players with the Youth National Teams in their own age that are capable of competing higher. It’s a good way of developing them with older players.

“We’ve done that, but going into the second cycle [the continuity] is a positive thing because we don’t get these kids too often. I would say in one cycle we get five or six camps at the most. The philosophy is the same and coaches have different ways of implementing it, but the philosophy, the style of football we want to play is the same.

“The most important thing isn’t the coaching to be honest, it’s also what U.S. Soccer is doing, which is supporting this new idea of playing a different type of football and give confidence to the players to play it without reprimanding them or putting them down if they make mistakes. My personal view is that a lot of players in the U.S. are capable of becoming elite players for our country and playing this type of football that the Youth National Teams are trying to employ. “

ussoccer.com : How often do you collaborate with the other Youth National Team coaches to discuss how the players are progressing in the program?
HP : “Every week and every time the National Teams get together. A lot of the players are in the Academies now, so every week we discuss players moving up, naming players to National Team programs and camps, which ones are doing well, which ones need help and all that. It’s weekly progress throughout the year.

ussoccer.com : How much has the emergence of the Academy system along with events like the Academy showcase helped the coaches find and develop players for the Youth National Teams ?
HP : “The Academy level as a league in the United States, there’s no question it’s the best league when it comes to the development process and how the kids are playing and competing. The other factor is the training centers all over the country. Those have become the key part in developing our players. The third thing would be working with the clubs to make sure they understand what U.S. Soccer wants as far as style and philosophy of football.

ussoccer.com : After attending last year’s Academy showcase, is there anything you took away from the event that will inform what you do with the U-15 BNT at this year’s Showcase ?
HP : “All the Youth National Team people will be there. Our team is going there to compete. Even though we are competing two years up, I think it’s important for them to get that exposure because when we go out for example to international matches, all these things that we are doing here in America helps us, especially when we play up. When we play two years up, it helps us when we get out of the country because the level outside the U.S. … most of those players when we go play against other National Teams are already signed with professional clubs.

“It’s a big opportunity for our kids to go to the showcase. This will be the first time they are doing that, which is great. They should do it every year so the kids play there and people can see them all over the country. Everybody benefits from this.”

ussoccer.com : What is the goal for the players to achieve by the close of the Academy Winter Showcase?
HP : “What we want to do is play good football. That’s what we want to do. We want to play good football.

“Now, good football can be different for different people. But, for us, the base of what we want to see, what our group has been doing for the last year, is trying to make sure that we possess the ball a lot, trying to make sure our players get involved a lot on offense, that in every position, everyone is comfortable. That’s our goal.

“We are going to go there and I would lie to you if I tell you it would be good for the kids to win games. The main thing for us is that we have a base of how we want to play, and we want to make sure that we continue to do that in the development process.”

ussoccer.com : With that goal in mind, how did you decide on which players to bring to the Academy Winter Showcase?
HP : “We selected these kids because we’ve had them for a year now. In our player pool right now, we’ve seen more than 90 players since the cycle began. Out of those 90 players, there’s a nucleus of a group that we bring every time that’s between 14-16 players. Then we continue to bring newer players that can compete with the first group of players.

“So, we’ve been adding players on and off, but we do have a nucleus of players that have been with us since the start of the cycle, and most of them will be with us unless they get called up to the U-17s. One of our goalkeepers Eric Lopez and [defender] Edwin Lara will be with the U-17s.

ussoccer.com : As evidenced by Lopez and Lara joining the U-17 MNT for this event, there are opportunities for young players to move up age groups. What similar opportunities does the Academy Winter Showcase provide young players ?
HP : “The Showcase provides a lot of opportunities for them to be seen. Again, we want to make sure we emphasize to the Academies’ National Team guys that have been coming to our camps [that they] should be playing up to help their development. That’s why we play up.

“We have a camp at the Stub Hub Center where we always play two years up. The reason we do it is we feel that it’s an advantage for our kids to play older kids so that when we go out we have better preparation.

“Now at the Showcase, we are going to play three Academies that are very good and have been for some years in the Academy program. We’re going to be tested and that’s good for us.”

ussoccer.com : With U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann attending the Academy Winter Showcase, is there any added pressure or incentive on the players knowing he’s there ?
HP : “I don’t think so. Jurgen is the National Team coach of the senior team. I don’t think any of our guys yet are ready for the senior team. It’s good for him to be there because it’s good for him to see how the Academy program is doing. But, I don’t think there’s any pressure.

“On the contrary, if I was in the players’ shoes and knew the National Team head coach would be there, I would be excited to play and do well. But, there’s no pressure.

U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Names 18-Player Squad for December Showcase Event in Florida

CHICAGO (Nov. 25, 2013) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named an 18-player squad that will participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase from Dec. 11-15 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

The U-15 BNT’s scheduled match days are Dec. 12, 13 and 15. The team will face the U-15/16 New York Red Bulls, De Anza Force and Weston FC.

The entire U.S. Soccer Development Academy field will participate in the Winter Showcase at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age levels. The addition of the U-15 BNT will complete an even, 80-team field at the U-15/16 level.

Fifteen of the players on the Boys’ National Team roster have ties to the Development Academy with the exceptions of Ernesto Espinoza, Jonathan Gonzalez and Nicholas Taitague. Espinoza, who plays for Club Tijuana, is the only player on the roster who plays on for a club outside the United States.

Eight players represent MLS Academy sides, including the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas) DEFENDERS (4): McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jose Alfaro (Fuerza Monarca; West Chicago, Ill.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Ysidro, Calif.), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush; Houston, Texas), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Jesus Nunez (LA Galaxy; Anaheim, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)

U.S. U-15 BNT Finishes Camp with Win against Crossfire Premier U-15/16, Loss to Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy

CHICAGO (Nov. 2, 2013) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team earned a 2-0 win against the Crossfire Premier U-15/16 Development Academy team before losing 3-0 to the Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy team in a two-match game day on Saturday, Nov. 2. The U.S. U-15s recorded a 2-1-1 record in four friendly matches during the nine-day training camp at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

In Saturday’s first match that pitted the U.S. U-15s against Crossfire Premier U-16s of the Development Academy’s Northwest Division, Luis Arreola handed the USA a 1-0 advantage in the 20th minute from an assist by Jesus Nunez. Nunez scored two goals in a match against the Chivas USA U-15s earlier in the week.

Ernesto Espinoza struck the second goal for the USA against Crossfire Premier off an assist by Wilterlynd Inalien in the 58th minute to secure the final score line.

With 30 players called in for the U.S. U-15 camp, U.S. head coach Hugo Perez fielded a new set of players for Saturday’s second match against the Real Salt Lake U-15/16s, who won the match 3-0 on goals in the 26th, 58th and 78th minutes.

The U.S. U-15 BNT will next play at the Development Academy Showcase on Dec. 12, 13 and 15 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Crossfire Premier U-15/16 Academy
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT
Weather: 65 degrees

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

USA Luis Arreola (Jesus Nunez) 20
USA Ernesto Espinoza (Wilterlynd Inalien) 58

Lineups:
USA: 31-David Abonce; 39-Cody Sundquist, 8-Almir Kurtanovic (22-Angel Uribe, 55), 23-Mark Salas, 12-Jose Alfaro (3-Carlos Alvarado, 41), 7-Roberto Hernandez, 20-Jeanpaul Marin, 4-Leonel Alvarenga, 5-Ernesto Espinoza, 10-Jesus Nunez, 36-Luis Arreola (17-Wilterlynd Inalien, 57)
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CRF: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / CRF
Shots: 7 / 7
Shots on Goal: 2 / 3
Saves: 3 / 1
Corner Kicks: 1 / 6
Fouls: 7 / 6
Offside: 2 / 0

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 6 p.m. PT
Weather: 55 degrees

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

RSL N/A 26 minute
RSL N/A 58
RSL N/A 72

Lineups:
USA: 40-Eric Lopez; 21-Antonio Nava, 38-Kyle Gruno, 37-McKay Eves, 19-Edwin Lara (11-Sam Vines, 75), 9-Juan Pablo Torres (2-Raul Aguilera Jr., 75), 26-Adolfo Trujillo, 16-Jonathan Gonzalez, 13-Jose Carranza (6-Omir Fernandez, 59), 25-Nicholas Taitague, 15-Luca Del Rosario
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

RSL: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / RSL
Shots: 4 / 14
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 13
Offside: 0 / 3

U.S. U-15 BNT Earns Win and Draw Against Chivas USA Academy

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2013) – The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team, which is in the midst of a nine-day training camp at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center, posted a victory and a draw against Chivas USA’s Academy. Chivas USA split its U-15/16 team into two separate U-15 and U-16 sides for the friendlies.

In the first match, the U.S. played Chivas USA’s U-15 Academy team to a 2-2 draw, coming from behind twice thanks in part to Jesus Nunez. He scored the USA’s first game-tying strike in the 63rd minute and set up Omir Fernandez for the final equalizer in the 76th minute.

With 30 players in the fold for the U.S. U-15 MNT, head coach Hugo Perez was able to field a completely new set of players for the day’s second match against the Chivas USA U-16 team. The U.S. U-15 BNT won 2-0 on second-half goals from Adolfo Trujillo and Lucas Del Rosario.

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Chivas USA U-15 Academy
Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. PT
Weather: 60 degrees

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

CHV N/A 44th minute
USA Jesus Nunez 63
CHV N/A 75
USA Omir Fernandez (Jesus Nunez) 76

Lineups:
USA: 30-Carlos Avilez (31-David Abonce, 61); 39-Cody Sundquist, 10-Angel Uribe (23-Mark Salas, 47), 8-Almir Kurtanovic, 3-Carlos Alvarado (Ernesto Espinoza, 51), 2-Raul Aguilera Jr, 17-Wilterlynd Inalien (22-Jesus Nunez, 46), 4-Leonel Alvarenga, 14-Luis Carrillo (12-Jose Alfaro, 41), 6-Omir Fernandez, 36-Luis Arreola
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CHV: N/A

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

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Chivas USA U-16 Academy
Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Weather: 50 degrees

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

USA Adolfo Trujillo (Nicholas Taitague) 46
USA Lucas Del Rosario (Edwin Lara) 54

Lineups:
USA: 40-Eric Lopez; 21-Antonio Nava, 37-Mckay Eves, 38-Kyle Gruno, 19-Edwin Lara, 9-Juan Pablo Torres (7-Roberto Hernandez, 61), 26-Adolfo Trujillo, 16-Jonathan Gonzalez, 13-Jose Carranza, 25-Nicholas Taitague, 20-Jeanpaul Marin (15-Lucas Del Rosario, 41)
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CHV: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / CHV
Shots: 13 / 1
Shots on Goal: 6 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 8
Offside: 1 / 1

U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 30 Players to Training Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2013) – Thirty players will join U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez and his staff at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif., for a week-long training camp from Oct. 26-Nov. 3.

The camp will feature four games against U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The U.S. U-15 BNT will play a pair of matches against local club side Chivas USA, which is splitting its U-15/U-16 Academy team to field a U-15 and U-16 side on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The U.S. also has two matches on Saturday, Nov. 2, against Northwest Division club Crossfire U-15/16 and Southwest Division club Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16.

Twenty-four players invited to the U-15 BNT training camp currently play for U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams, 11 of whom represent six different MLS club academies, including the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union. The roster also includes two players from Liga MX side Club Tijuana’s youth ranks.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Alvarado (New York Red Bulls; Queens Village, N.Y.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Philadelphia Union; Saddle River, N.J.), Almir Kurtanovic (Jacksonville FC; Jacksonville, Fla.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Mark Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Cody Sundquist (Placer United; Lincoln, Calif.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Raul Aguilera Jr. (OCYS; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Alfaro (Chicago Magic PSG; West Chicago, Ill.), Leonel Alvarenga (Real So Cal; Canoga Park, Calif.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans; Tyler, Texas), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Ysidro, Calif.), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush; Houston, Texas), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (9): Luis Arreola (FC Athletico; Wheeling, Ill.), Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Wilfred Inalien (Boca United Academy FC; Tammarac, Fla.), Edwin Lara (Unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Jesus Nunez (LA Galaxy; Anaheim, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)

Additional Note:

  • Forward Edwin Lara recently accompanied the U.S. U-17 MNT on a three-match tour of Madrid, Spain. He played 77 minutes in the team’s first match against Las Rozas Academy.

U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 32 Players to March Training Camp

CHICAGO (March 17, 2014) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named a 32-player roster to take part in a domestic training camp in Carson, Calif., from March 22-30.

Ten of the 32 players are receiving their first call-up to the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program at any level, including: Andrew Aprahamian (Philadelphia Union), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans), Jonathan Filipe (BSC CT Academy), Harold Hanson (FC Golden State), Gabe Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro), Giuseppe Margiottiello (New York Red Bulls), David Portugal (Chicago Fire), Seth Stiebel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), Oscar Zepeda (Seattle Sounders FC) and Alec Zimmerman (Seattle Sounders FC).

Fifteen players return who took part in the team’s recent international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this past February, including Nicholas Taitague, who has seen increased time with the U-17 Men’s National Team of late.

Of the 24 players currently registered with U.S. Soccer Development Academy Clubs, 13 play for eight different MLS club Academies. FC Dallas leads all Academies with three players on the roster: goalkeepers David Abonce and Carlos Avilez and defender Mark Salas.

Three players called to the camp currently train overseas: Jose Alfaro Jr. with Monarcas Morelia in Mexico, Kyle Gruno with Leicester City in England and Vincent Borden with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4)
: David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Erik Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.), Seth Stiebel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallon, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (11):
Jose Alfaro Jr. (Monarcas Morelia; West Chicago, Ill.), Andrew Aprahamian (Philadelphia Union; Malvern, Penn.), Vincent Borden (Dinamo Zagreb; Ithaca, N.Y.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Harold Hanson (FC Golden State; Ontario, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Gabe Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Marshall, Ill.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Mark Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Oscar Zepeda (Seattle Sounders FC; Tacoma, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (10):
Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans; Tyler, Texas), Jonathan Filipe (BSC CT Academy; Danbury, Conn.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.) Giuseppe Margiottiello (New York Red Bulls; Iselin, N.J.), David Portugal (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Nicholas Taitague (Richmond Strikers Academy; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.), Alec Zimmerman (Seattle Sounders FC; Olympia, Wash.)
FORWARDS (7):
Luis Arreola (FC Athletico; Wheeling, Ill.), Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Odyssey South; Visalia, Calif.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.) Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Hanif Wright (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

U.S. U-15 BNT Goes Unbeaten in Two-Game Set with United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 8, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team wrapped up its first overseas training camp with a 2-2 draw on Thursday and a 3-2 win on Saturday against the United Arab Emirates U-16 national team.

Capital Area Railhawks Academy product Lucas Del Rosario tallied in both matches for the U.S., which needed a pair of second-half strikes from Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic) and Edwin Lara – his first international goal for the U.S. – to secure the 3-2 comeback victory in Saturday’s game. Santa Rosa, Calif., native Jonathan Gonzalez scored the USA’s second goal in Thursday’s draw.

All 20 players on the roster saw game action over the course of the training camp, with 12 players including: Tyler Adams, Jose Carranza, Lucas Del Rosario, McKay Ward Eves, Gonzalez, Kyle Gruno, Lara, Ben Lederman, Jeanpaul Marin, Marquez, Marty Raygoza, and Wright, featuring in all three matches. Only two players, Adams and Gruno, played the full game in all three matches.

Taitague’s goal was his second international goal in the space of a month. He recently scored his first international goal at the U-17 age level after being called up to help the U-17 Men’s National Team win the Aegean Cup in Manisa, Turkey in January. Lara also was a part of the Aegean Cup winning U-17 team.

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Date:
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
UAE Training Facility
Kickoff:
5:00 p.m. (local)
Attendance:
Weather:
65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
UAE                         1 1 2

USA    Lucas Del Rosario     15th minute
UAE    Majed Laafi              27
USA    Jonathan Gonzalez    32
UAE    Issa Mohammed       72

Lineups:
USA:
12-Eric Lopez; 14-Kyle Gruno, 17-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-McKay Eves, 3-Edwin Lara; 6-Juan Pablo Torres (15-Ben Lederman, 67), 8-Jonathan Gonzalez, 11-Jose Carranza (4-Jeanpaul Marin, 48); 9-Lucas Del Rosario; 7-Adolfo Trujillo (15-Leonardo Marquez, 51); 18-Hanif Wright (21-Marty Raygoza, 59).
Subs not used: 1-Carlos Avilez, 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 19-Christopher Goslin, 10-Nicholas Taitague, 2-Sam Vines

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 1-Mohamed Hussain; 5-Yousuf Abdkarim (capt.) (4-Mohamed Darwish, 49) , 3-Abduaziz Salem, 33-Mohamed Abdulla (14-Saeed Juma, 45), 10-Issa Mohammed; 13-Majed Laafi (20-Shouaib Ibrahim, 69), 16-Abdulla Faisal (21-Ahmed Amer, 48); 9-Fasial Al Matroushi; 19-Othman Mohamed (7-Khalfan Hassan, 48); 11-Abdullah Mohammed (2-Humaid Ahmed, 48); 18-Khamis Ismail (6-Ali Abdullah, 48).
Subs not used:8-Saoud Abdul Razaq,23-Ali Eid, 15-Yousif Hamad, 22-Mohamed Fadel .
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 28 / 7
Shots on Goal: 10 / 6
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 21
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Edwin Lara Caution 51th minute
USA – Jonathan Gonzalez Caution 59
UAE – Abduaziz Salem Caution 61
UAE – Fasial Al Matroushi Caution 65

Officials:

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: UAE Training Facility
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. (local)
Attendance:
Weather: 69 degrees

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

UAE   Ahmed Amer          13th minute
UAE   Majed Laafi            22
USA   Nicholas Taitague   42
USA   Lucas Del Rosario   46
USA   Edwin Lara            79

Lineups:
USA:
12-Eric Lopez (1-Carlos Avilez, 27); Kyle Gruno; 17-Tyler Adams (capt.); 5-McKay Eves; 3-Sam Vines (3 -Edwin Lara, 33); 6-Juan Pablo Torres; 8-Jonathan Gonzalez (19-Chris Goslin, 80); 13-Ben Lederman (15-Leo Marquez, 40); 9-Lucas Del Rosario (11-Jose Carranza, 65); 10-Nick Taitague (18-Hanif Wright, 73); 4-Jeanpaul Marin (21-Marty Raygoza, 67)
Subs not use: 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 7-Adolfo Trujillo

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 22-Mohammed Fadil; 5-Yousef Abdkarim; 4-Saeed Juma; 3-Abduzaziz Salem; 8-Elsa Mohamed (16-Ali Abdulla, 79); 6-Khamis Saleh; 2-Mohammed Abdulla; 10-Majed Laafi (18-Saoud Abdul Rasak, 68); 9-Ahmed Amer (23-Ali Eid, 65); 11-Faisal Al Matroushi (20-Shouaid Ibrahim, 53); 7-Khalfan Hassan (21-Yousef Hamad, 45)
Subs not used:1-Mohamed Hassain, 15-Abdulla Faisal, 19-Othman Mohamed, 13-Mohamed Darwish, 12-Humaid Ahmed, 26-Abdulla Mohamed
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 29 / 16
Shots on Goal: 8 / 7
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 15
Offside: 8 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 11th minute
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 37
UAE – Majed Laafi Caution 49

*Referee did not send player off after second yellow. USA argued player should have been taken off. Referee admitted fault at half, but player was left on field.

Officials:

U.S. U-15 BNT Open UAE Training Camp with 3-1 Loss to Al Jazeera FC

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 3, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team opened its first international training camp with a 3-1 loss to Al Jazeera FC.

LA Galaxy Academy forward Hanif Wright opened his international scoring account in the 70th minute. After a combination of passes down the right sideline, Leonardo Marquez dribbled down the wing before cutting inside, beating two defenders and passing the ball to Ben Lederman, who sent it to Wright at the top of the box. Wright used a step over to beat his opponent into the box and placed a shot past the keeper into the far side netting.

The U-15 BNT will next face the United Arab Emirates for a two-game set on Thursday and Saturday.

- U.S. U-15 Boy’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. Al Jazeera 98 Boys
Date:
Monday, February 3, 2014
Competition:
Friendly
Venue:
Al Jazeera Complex
Kickoff:
5:00pm
Attendance:
Weather:
70 Degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

USA                         0 1 1
ALJ                          1 2 3

ALJ             32          40th minute
ALJ             28          52
ALJ             32          53
USA            Hanif Wright 70

Lineups:
USA: Carlos Avilez, Tyler Adams, McKay Eves (Ateno Ajeakwa) Kyle Gruno, Edwin Lara, Jose Carranza (Christopher Goslin), Jonathan Gonzalez (Ben Lederman), Nicholas Taitague (Hanif Wright), Lucas Del Rosario (Marty Raygoza), JP Marin, Adolfo Trujillo (Leonardo Marquez)
Subs not used:

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

ALJ: Seef Elgabry (Said Elebeddy), Faisal Elmatroshy (Yousif Elamry), Khalida Elhammady (Khames Kharboosh), Rashed Elgeneby , Majed Elmhery (Khalifa Elbaloshy), Hamdan Elremethy (Abdullah Suliman)(Mohamed Elhammady), Ahmed Salem, Aissa Elotaiba (Said Elhenany), Abdalla Ramadan Bekheet

Stats Summary: USA / ALJ
Shots: 16/13
Shots on Goal: 3/9
Saves: 6/2
Corner Kicks: 5/2
Fouls: 21/15
Offsides: 7/3

Misconduct Summary:
USA - 8 Jonathan Gonzalez Caution 19
ALJ – 14 Aissa Elotaiba Caution 41
ALJ – 12 Seef Elgabry Caution 45
USA – 17 Tyler Adams Caution 47
USA – 3 Edwin Lara Caution 56
ALJ – 88 Said Elhenany Caution 88

Officials:

U.S. U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 20 Players for International Training Camp in Abu Dhabi

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2014) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez named a 20-player roster for a week-long international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 31-Feb. 9.

During the camp, the team will play friendlies against Al Jazira FC on Feb. 3, Oman on Feb. 4 and the United Arab Emirates on Feb. 6 and 8.

Eighteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, with 16 players currently registered with Academy clubs. Only Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa) and Ben Lederman (Barcelona) have never played for an Academy team. The call-up for Lederman is his first with the USA since attending a U-14 camp in November of 2012. Gonzalez has previously been a regular participant with the U.S. at the U-14 and U-15 age levels.

The LA Galaxy Academy leads all Academy teams with three players (Ateno Ajeakwa, Eric Lopez and Hanif Wright) on the roster. Other MLS teams represented include the Colorado Rapids (Sam Vines), D.C. United (Jose Carranza), FC Dallas (Carlos Avilez) and the New York Red Bulls (Tyler Adams and Jeanpaul Marin).

Avilez recently joined the U.S. U-17 MNT as a second goalkeeper for the team’s successful run to the Aegean Cup title in Manisa, Turkey. He played 80 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Scotland. Defender Edwin Lara and midfielder Nicholas Taitague also were called up for the Aegean Cup. Lara played the full 80 minutes in three matches, including the final, while Taitague scored his first international goal at the U-17 age level in the Americans’ 5-2 win against Norway.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2)
: Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Erik Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6):
Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Ateno Ajeakwa (LA Galaxy; Gardena, Calif.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Edwin Lara (Unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Christopher Goslin (UFA Elite; Locust Grove, Ga.), Ben Lederman (Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6):
Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Odyssey South; Visalia, Calif.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Hanif Wright (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

Quote Sheet: U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Wraps Up The 2013 Development Academy Showcase

On the overall result of a week of advanced competition :
“It went well. We played three tough games that are going to help us when we go out [for international play], which is very important for us. That was the main thing. This was like a mini-camp for us. We played two years up and that will help us when we got out and play next year when we play our age or a year up, so I think it was helpful.”

On the team’s final performance on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls Academy :
“Good for most of the game. We struggle obviously on the physical part. We played two years up and have guys that are still growing. That’s our issue right now.

“The positive thing is we are getting more out of this game than if we were to play our ’99 age group. That wouldn’t help us. The players need to learn how to play against these big guys and they can do it. We did it these five days that we’ve been here. But, some days it’s going to catch up to you because obviously there’s a difference in the physical size. But, the football, the technical part, the idea… excellent.”

On the teaching moments throughout the week :
“One is when we play teams that are more physical than us, we need to learn how to play quicker, we need to learn how to be smart in our decisions when we play, and we need to possess the ball. Today against the Red Bulls Academy, in the first half, we had 71% of the ball, which for us is fantastic. But, then what happens is people get tired. [Red Bulls Academy] did well to bring some players in that were more physical and that’s something we struggle with, but it’s a normal thing. We just don’t want to play our age, it won’t help us. This is what the players need to learn.”

On any particular performances from players throughout the week :
“I don’t like to point out individual players because for us the group is more important. We do our assessment of each player individually when we go back home. But, everybody did a good job, that’s the main thing.”

On what the focus turns to now for the U-15s :
“Our next training camp. We have some games there. The focus of this group is for [U-17 MNT head coach] Richie Williams to have options. We communicate every week and my job is to get them better for whatever he wants. He already has three guys from us, a left back, center back and goal keeper, which is good.

“I’m sure they are looking at other players, but look, the [U-17] World Cup isn’t for another two years. [My players] in another six months are going to be a little bit bigger, a little bit stronger and will have played more football.”

Q & A with Head Coach Hugo Perez about the State of the U-15 BNT and What the 2013 Academy Winter Showcase Holds in Store

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team will play three matches against U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams at the Academy Winter Showcase this week at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Head coach Hugo Perez recently spoke with ussocer.com about how competing in the Showcase factors into the long-term goals of preparing the players for future competition

ussoccer.com : What is the overall state of the U-15 BNT at the moment and what are the goals for the team this cycle?
Hugo Perez : “We’re going into a second year [together] this cycle. The main goal for us is that this ’99 [age] group gets as much preparation and development as they can in case [U-17 MNT head coach] Richie Williams is looking for certain types of players in certain types of positions. Our main goal is to continue working with them in developing in case Richie wants more. I say ‘more’ because right now he has brought in three of our guys for camps.

“The main thing is, and it’s the same for all the Youth National Teams down to the U-14s because it’s a development program, our goal is to train and develop players within the concept that U.S. Soccer is trying to teach not only for our National Teams but also the Academies.

“That is to play more attractive football and for the kids to have more confidence in a certain style that U.S. Soccer has started to do. That each player, in every position, is comfortable in playing that type of style: more possession, more build-up out of the back, more attacking. Making everybody more aware of the type of football that we want each player to learn and play within the style that U.S. Soccer wants.”

ussoccer.com : You worked with many of these players in the 2012-13 cycle. What are the benefits of maintaining continuity in the coaching staff for the current 2013-14 cycle ?
HP : “We’ve had players that have moved up from our age group, and I’ve had a couple 2000’s that have come to one or two camps with us and are now with [U-14 NDP head coach] Tony Lepore. The reason we’ve done that is we felt there are some players with the Youth National Teams in their own age that are capable of competing higher. It’s a good way of developing them with older players.

“We’ve done that, but going into the second cycle [the continuity] is a positive thing because we don’t get these kids too often. I would say in one cycle we get five or six camps at the most. The philosophy is the same and coaches have different ways of implementing it, but the philosophy, the style of football we want to play is the same.

“The most important thing isn’t the coaching to be honest, it’s also what U.S. Soccer is doing, which is supporting this new idea of playing a different type of football and give confidence to the players to play it without reprimanding them or putting them down if they make mistakes. My personal view is that a lot of players in the U.S. are capable of becoming elite players for our country and playing this type of football that the Youth National Teams are trying to employ. “

ussoccer.com : How often do you collaborate with the other Youth National Team coaches to discuss how the players are progressing in the program?
HP : “Every week and every time the National Teams get together. A lot of the players are in the Academies now, so every week we discuss players moving up, naming players to National Team programs and camps, which ones are doing well, which ones need help and all that. It’s weekly progress throughout the year.

ussoccer.com : How much has the emergence of the Academy system along with events like the Academy showcase helped the coaches find and develop players for the Youth National Teams ?
HP : “The Academy level as a league in the United States, there’s no question it’s the best league when it comes to the development process and how the kids are playing and competing. The other factor is the training centers all over the country. Those have become the key part in developing our players. The third thing would be working with the clubs to make sure they understand what U.S. Soccer wants as far as style and philosophy of football.

ussoccer.com : After attending last year’s Academy showcase, is there anything you took away from the event that will inform what you do with the U-15 BNT at this year’s Showcase ?
HP : “All the Youth National Team people will be there. Our team is going there to compete. Even though we are competing two years up, I think it’s important for them to get that exposure because when we go out for example to international matches, all these things that we are doing here in America helps us, especially when we play up. When we play two years up, it helps us when we get out of the country because the level outside the U.S. … most of those players when we go play against other National Teams are already signed with professional clubs.

“It’s a big opportunity for our kids to go to the showcase. This will be the first time they are doing that, which is great. They should do it every year so the kids play there and people can see them all over the country. Everybody benefits from this.”

ussoccer.com : What is the goal for the players to achieve by the close of the Academy Winter Showcase?
HP : “What we want to do is play good football. That’s what we want to do. We want to play good football.

“Now, good football can be different for different people. But, for us, the base of what we want to see, what our group has been doing for the last year, is trying to make sure that we possess the ball a lot, trying to make sure our players get involved a lot on offense, that in every position, everyone is comfortable. That’s our goal.

“We are going to go there and I would lie to you if I tell you it would be good for the kids to win games. The main thing for us is that we have a base of how we want to play, and we want to make sure that we continue to do that in the development process.”

ussoccer.com : With that goal in mind, how did you decide on which players to bring to the Academy Winter Showcase?
HP : “We selected these kids because we’ve had them for a year now. In our player pool right now, we’ve seen more than 90 players since the cycle began. Out of those 90 players, there’s a nucleus of a group that we bring every time that’s between 14-16 players. Then we continue to bring newer players that can compete with the first group of players.

“So, we’ve been adding players on and off, but we do have a nucleus of players that have been with us since the start of the cycle, and most of them will be with us unless they get called up to the U-17s. One of our goalkeepers Eric Lopez and [defender] Edwin Lara will be with the U-17s.

ussoccer.com : As evidenced by Lopez and Lara joining the U-17 MNT for this event, there are opportunities for young players to move up age groups. What similar opportunities does the Academy Winter Showcase provide young players ?
HP : “The Showcase provides a lot of opportunities for them to be seen. Again, we want to make sure we emphasize to the Academies’ National Team guys that have been coming to our camps [that they] should be playing up to help their development. That’s why we play up.

“We have a camp at the Stub Hub Center where we always play two years up. The reason we do it is we feel that it’s an advantage for our kids to play older kids so that when we go out we have better preparation.

“Now at the Showcase, we are going to play three Academies that are very good and have been for some years in the Academy program. We’re going to be tested and that’s good for us.”

ussoccer.com : With U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann attending the Academy Winter Showcase, is there any added pressure or incentive on the players knowing he’s there ?
HP : “I don’t think so. Jurgen is the National Team coach of the senior team. I don’t think any of our guys yet are ready for the senior team. It’s good for him to be there because it’s good for him to see how the Academy program is doing. But, I don’t think there’s any pressure.

“On the contrary, if I was in the players’ shoes and knew the National Team head coach would be there, I would be excited to play and do well. But, there’s no pressure.

U-15 BNT Head Coach Hugo Perez Names 18-Player Squad for December Showcase Event in Florida

CHICAGO (Nov. 25, 2013) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez has named an 18-player squad that will participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase from Dec. 11-15 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

The U-15 BNT’s scheduled match days are Dec. 12, 13 and 15. The team will face the U-15/16 New York Red Bulls, De Anza Force and Weston FC.

The entire U.S. Soccer Development Academy field will participate in the Winter Showcase at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age levels. The addition of the U-15 BNT will complete an even, 80-team field at the U-15/16 level.

Fifteen of the players on the Boys’ National Team roster have ties to the Development Academy with the exceptions of Ernesto Espinoza, Jonathan Gonzalez and Nicholas Taitague. Espinoza, who plays for Club Tijuana, is the only player on the roster who plays on for a club outside the United States.

Eight players represent MLS Academy sides, including the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas) DEFENDERS (4): McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jose Alfaro (Fuerza Monarca; West Chicago, Ill.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Ysidro, Calif.), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush; Houston, Texas), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Jesus Nunez (LA Galaxy; Anaheim, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)

U.S. U-15 BNT Finishes Camp with Win against Crossfire Premier U-15/16, Loss to Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy

CHICAGO (Nov. 2, 2013) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team earned a 2-0 win against the Crossfire Premier U-15/16 Development Academy team before losing 3-0 to the Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy team in a two-match game day on Saturday, Nov. 2. The U.S. U-15s recorded a 2-1-1 record in four friendly matches during the nine-day training camp at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

In Saturday’s first match that pitted the U.S. U-15s against Crossfire Premier U-16s of the Development Academy’s Northwest Division, Luis Arreola handed the USA a 1-0 advantage in the 20th minute from an assist by Jesus Nunez. Nunez scored two goals in a match against the Chivas USA U-15s earlier in the week.

Ernesto Espinoza struck the second goal for the USA against Crossfire Premier off an assist by Wilterlynd Inalien in the 58th minute to secure the final score line.

With 30 players called in for the U.S. U-15 camp, U.S. head coach Hugo Perez fielded a new set of players for Saturday’s second match against the Real Salt Lake U-15/16s, who won the match 3-0 on goals in the 26th, 58th and 78th minutes.

The U.S. U-15 BNT will next play at the Development Academy Showcase on Dec. 12, 13 and 15 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Crossfire Premier U-15/16 Academy
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT
Weather: 65 degrees

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

USA Luis Arreola (Jesus Nunez) 20
USA Ernesto Espinoza (Wilterlynd Inalien) 58

Lineups:
USA: 31-David Abonce; 39-Cody Sundquist, 8-Almir Kurtanovic (22-Angel Uribe, 55), 23-Mark Salas, 12-Jose Alfaro (3-Carlos Alvarado, 41), 7-Roberto Hernandez, 20-Jeanpaul Marin, 4-Leonel Alvarenga, 5-Ernesto Espinoza, 10-Jesus Nunez, 36-Luis Arreola (17-Wilterlynd Inalien, 57)
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CRF: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / CRF
Shots: 7 / 7
Shots on Goal: 2 / 3
Saves: 3 / 1
Corner Kicks: 1 / 6
Fouls: 7 / 6
Offside: 2 / 0

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 Academy
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 6 p.m. PT
Weather: 55 degrees

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

RSL N/A 26 minute
RSL N/A 58
RSL N/A 72

Lineups:
USA: 40-Eric Lopez; 21-Antonio Nava, 38-Kyle Gruno, 37-McKay Eves, 19-Edwin Lara (11-Sam Vines, 75), 9-Juan Pablo Torres (2-Raul Aguilera Jr., 75), 26-Adolfo Trujillo, 16-Jonathan Gonzalez, 13-Jose Carranza (6-Omir Fernandez, 59), 25-Nicholas Taitague, 15-Luca Del Rosario
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

RSL: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / RSL
Shots: 4 / 14
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 13
Offside: 0 / 3

U.S. U-15 BNT Earns Win and Draw Against Chivas USA Academy

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2013) – The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team, which is in the midst of a nine-day training camp at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center, posted a victory and a draw against Chivas USA’s Academy. Chivas USA split its U-15/16 team into two separate U-15 and U-16 sides for the friendlies.

In the first match, the U.S. played Chivas USA’s U-15 Academy team to a 2-2 draw, coming from behind twice thanks in part to Jesus Nunez. He scored the USA’s first game-tying strike in the 63rd minute and set up Omir Fernandez for the final equalizer in the 76th minute.

With 30 players in the fold for the U.S. U-15 MNT, head coach Hugo Perez was able to field a completely new set of players for the day’s second match against the Chivas USA U-16 team. The U.S. U-15 BNT won 2-0 on second-half goals from Adolfo Trujillo and Lucas Del Rosario.

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Chivas USA U-15 Academy
Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. PT
Weather: 60 degrees

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

CHV N/A 44th minute
USA Jesus Nunez 63
CHV N/A 75
USA Omir Fernandez (Jesus Nunez) 76

Lineups:
USA: 30-Carlos Avilez (31-David Abonce, 61); 39-Cody Sundquist, 10-Angel Uribe (23-Mark Salas, 47), 8-Almir Kurtanovic, 3-Carlos Alvarado (Ernesto Espinoza, 51), 2-Raul Aguilera Jr, 17-Wilterlynd Inalien (22-Jesus Nunez, 46), 4-Leonel Alvarenga, 14-Luis Carrillo (12-Jose Alfaro, 41), 6-Omir Fernandez, 36-Luis Arreola
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CHV: N/A

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

-U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Chivas USA U-16 Academy
Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: NTC Field 3
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Weather: 50 degrees

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

USA Adolfo Trujillo (Nicholas Taitague) 46
USA Lucas Del Rosario (Edwin Lara) 54

Lineups:
USA: 40-Eric Lopez; 21-Antonio Nava, 37-Mckay Eves, 38-Kyle Gruno, 19-Edwin Lara, 9-Juan Pablo Torres (7-Roberto Hernandez, 61), 26-Adolfo Trujillo, 16-Jonathan Gonzalez, 13-Jose Carranza, 25-Nicholas Taitague, 20-Jeanpaul Marin (15-Lucas Del Rosario, 41)
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

CHV: N/A

Stats Summary: USA / CHV
Shots: 13 / 1
Shots on Goal: 6 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 8
Offside: 1 / 1

U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team Head Coach Hugo Perez Calls 30 Players to Training Camp

CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2013) – Thirty players will join U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez and his staff at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif., for a week-long training camp from Oct. 26-Nov. 3.

The camp will feature four games against U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The U.S. U-15 BNT will play a pair of matches against local club side Chivas USA, which is splitting its U-15/U-16 Academy team to field a U-15 and U-16 side on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The U.S. also has two matches on Saturday, Nov. 2, against Northwest Division club Crossfire U-15/16 and Southwest Division club Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16.

Twenty-four players invited to the U-15 BNT training camp currently play for U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams, 11 of whom represent six different MLS club academies, including the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union. The roster also includes two players from Liga MX side Club Tijuana’s youth ranks.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Alvarado (New York Red Bulls; Queens Village, N.Y.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Philadelphia Union; Saddle River, N.J.), Almir Kurtanovic (Jacksonville FC; Jacksonville, Fla.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Mark Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Cody Sundquist (Placer United; Lincoln, Calif.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Raul Aguilera Jr. (OCYS; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Alfaro (Chicago Magic PSG; West Chicago, Ill.), Leonel Alvarenga (Real So Cal; Canoga Park, Calif.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Luis Carrillo (Dallas Texans; Tyler, Texas), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Ysidro, Calif.), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush; Houston, Texas), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (9): Luis Arreola (FC Athletico; Wheeling, Ill.), Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Wilfred Inalien (Boca United Academy FC; Tammarac, Fla.), Edwin Lara (Unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Jesus Nunez (LA Galaxy; Anaheim, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)

Additional Note:

  • Forward Edwin Lara recently accompanied the U.S. U-17 MNT on a three-match tour of Madrid, Spain. He played 77 minutes in the team’s first match against Las Rozas Academy.
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