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U.S. Women's National Team Comes Back to Defeat Australia 2-1 at The Home Depot Center

  • Alex Morgan Scores 32nd International Goal, Shannon Boxx Scores Game-Winner on Penalty Kick
  • U.S. Improves 2012 Record to 22-1-1
  • Fan Tribute Tour, Presented by Panasonic, Resumes Wednesday, Sept. 19, Against Australia; Broadcast Begins at 8 p.m. MT, Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

CARSON, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team came from behind to earn a 2-1 win against Australia in the second game of the Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic. After going down a goal in the first half, Alex Morgan and Shannon Boxx scored in the second half in front of 19,851 fans at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The U.S. WNT improves its record to 22-1-1 in 2012, and faces Australia once again on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., in what will be head coach Pia Sundhage’s final match at the helm of the U.S. WNT. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. MT and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and streamed live on WatchESPN. Fans can follow the action on via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker or on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Australia opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a goal from Lisa de Vanna. De Vanna received the ball near the left sideline and turned on U.S. captain Christie Rampone, streaking straight for the goal. Breaking into the penalty area, she fired a high shot past an outstretched Hope Solo into the right side of the goal.

Morgan equalized in the 55th minute on a shot from the right side of the 18-yard box. Second-half sub Heather O’Reilly carried the ball up the middle of the field and passed to Morgan on the right. Morgan settled it inside the penalty area and cut to her left to free herself from her defender, blasting a shot past Australia goalkeeper Brianna Davey.

Shannon Boxx scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute, sending a penalty kick just inside the right post past a diving Davey. Moments earlier, Davey raced out to close down Morgan running into the box for a through-ball from Tobin Heath, clipping the U.S. forward just inside the 18-yard box and giving up the penalty kick.

Searching for an equalizer late in the first half, the U.S. peppered the Australia goal with several close chances. Defender Kelley O’Hara delivered a cross from the left side that was just out of reach for Abby Wambach as Australia’s Davey, who earned just her second international cap, corralled the cross and ended the threat in the 40th minute.

Davey stopped a shot from distance by Morgan in the 44th minute and also saved a curling shot at the near post from Heath moments later, falling out of bounds and conceding a corner kick to the U.S. just before halftime. Midfielder Megan Rapinoe hit an in-swinging cross from the corner that struck the crossbar before Australia cleared it out of the penalty box. Quickly following the clearance, Morgan found space in the box, but her right-footed effort sliced into the side netting in second-half stoppage time.

From the outset, Australia attempted to push the USA back on its heels, twice striking the post inside the opening 26 minutes. Forward Sarah Walsh carried the ball up the middle of the field and into the box in the 19th minute, chipping a shot with the outside of her right foot past Solo, who was rushing off of her line to close down Walsh’s angle on the goal. The ball rolled toward the corner of the goal, but softly bounced off the right post before the U.S. was able to clear the danger.

Seven minutes later, Australia midfielder Teigen Allen sent a deep cross from the right side to the far post. The cross floated over Solo’s outstretched hands and struck the post before ricocheting off of Solo’s back and being cleared away from the goal.

The USA made four changes at halftime, inserting O’Reilly and Boxx into the midfield for Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd while swapping Heather Mitts and Rachel Buehler for Christie Rampone and Amy LePeilbet in defense.

The move helped spark the U.S. to a more inspired effort in the second half, as O’Reilly used her speed and vision to start the attack that led to Morgan’s game-tying goal as the USA earned its 13th consecutive victory and improved to 2-0 on the WNT Fan Tribute Tour. The U.S. handcuffed Australia, holding the side without a shot in the second half and finishing with a 23-8 advantage on shots overall.

Solo finished with two saves, both in the first half, and was not called upon much in the second stanza as the U.S controlled possession and combined well to earn the come-from-behind victory in head coach Pia Sundhage’s penultimate match in charge of the Women’s National Team.

Additional Notes:

  • Alex Morgan scored her 32nd international goal in her 50 international match.
  • U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone played in her 268th career international match on Sunday. She sits five behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list.
  • Pia Sundhage improved her USA coaching record to 90-6-10.
  • The USA remains unbeaten against Australia with a 20-0-2 record and a 73-18 scoring advantage.
  • Sundhage made four substitutions at halftime, changing up much of the defense and the midfield. Rachel Buehler replaced Rampone, Heather Mitts came in for Amy LePeilbet, Heather O’Reilly came on from Megan Rapinoe and Shannon Box replaced Carli Lloyd.
  • The U.S. Women's National Team gave head coach Pia Sundhage a guitar after the game to thank her for her five years in charge. Christie Rampone and the players presented their head coach with the Taylor guitar, which was signed by the entire squad, before Sundhage used her new instrument to serenade the crowd with a rendition of the classic Elvis Presley hit "Jailhouse Rock."

-U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Australia
Date: Sept. 16, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 12:51 p.m. PT
Attendance: 19,851
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny

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

AUS – Lisa de Vanna                                           34th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Heather O’Reilly)                   55
USA – Shannon Boxx (penalty kick)                       63

Lineups:
USA:   1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (16-Rachel Buehler, 46), 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46); 17-Tobin Heath, 12-Lauren Cheney, 10-Carli Lloyd (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 78), 14-Abby Wambach (8-Amy Rodriguez, 67)
Substitutions Not Used: 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

AUS:   18-Brianna Davey; 19-Stephanie Catley, 5-Laura Alleway (23-Alanna Kennedy, 64), 10-Servet Uzunlar, 7-Caitlin Foord; 15-Emily van Egmond, 14-Collette McCallum (17-Kyah Simon, 72), 2-Teigen Allen (4-Clare Polkinghorne, 56); 9-Sarah Walsh (capt.) (20-Samantha Kerr, 51), 11-Lisa de Vanna (3-Ashley Brown, 78), 12-Kathryn Gill (24-Emily Gielnik, 71)
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Danielle Brogan, 21-Mackenzie Arnold, 22-Michelle Heyman
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

Stats Summary: USA / AUS
Shots: 23 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 3
Saves: 2 / 5
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 3
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Veronica Perez (USA)
Fourth Official: Margaret Domka (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Shannon Boxx

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-U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Australia
Date: Sept. 16, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 12:51 p.m. PT
Attendance: 19,851
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny

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

AUS – Lisa de Vanna                                           34th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Heather O’Reilly)                   55
USA – Shannon Boxx (penalty kick)                       63

Lineups:
USA:   1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (16-Rachel Buehler, 46), 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46); 17-Tobin Heath, 12-Lauren Cheney, 10-Carli Lloyd (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 78), 14-Abby Wambach (8-Amy Rodriguez, 67)
Substitutions Not Used: 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

AUS:   18-Brianna Davey; 19-Stephanie Catley, 5-Laura Alleway (23-Alanna Kennedy, 64), 10-Servet Uzunlar, 7-Caitlin Foord; 15-Emily van Egmond, 14-Collette McCallum (17-Kyah Simon, 72), 2-Teigen Allen (4-Clare Polkinghorne, 56); 9-Sarah Walsh (capt.) (20-Samantha Kerr, 51), 11-Lisa de Vanna (3-Ashley Brown, 78), 12-Kathryn Gill (24-Emily Gielnik, 71)
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Danielle Brogan, 21-Mackenzie Arnold, 22-Michelle Heyman
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

Stats Summary: USA / AUS
Shots: 23 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 3
Saves: 2 / 5
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 3
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Veronica Perez (USA)
Fourth Official: Margaret Domka (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Shannon Boxx 

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US Soccer

USA-Ecuador: Three Tidbits of History

With nearly 700 official matches in the books against 97 different opponents since the U.S. Men’s National Team first started playing in 1916, the MNT has accumulated a rich history of dramatic results, intriguing story lines and interesting anecdotes.

Ahead of Thursday’s match against Ecuador, here are three tidbits of the MNT’s history against La Tricolor:

A Team to Debut Against

This is a completely random and unscientific fact, but did you know that six MNT players who made their senior debut against Ecuador went on to represent the United States in at least one FIFA World Cup?


Future MNT captain Tony Meola around the time of his MNT debut vs. Ecuador in 1988

Why is it significant? Because as international opponents go, that ranks as the second most behind only Canada and Guatemala, who each had seven future U.S. World Cup players debut against them.

Who are the six, you ask? Here’s a grid to lay it all out for you…

Future USA World Cup Players to Debut vs. Ecuador

Player

Debut Date

World Cup Rosters

Total MNT Caps

Mike Windischmann

Nov. 30, 1984

1990

50

Brian Bliss

Dec. 2, 1984

1990

33

Tony Meola

June 7, 1988

1990, 1994, 2002

100

Pablo Mastroeni

June 7, 2001

2002, 2006

61

Tim Howard

March 10, 2002

2006, 2010, 2014

121

Benny Feilhaber

March 25, 2007

2010

44

The seven players on that list combine for a total of 11 World Cup rosters and 409 caps. Two players captained the USA at the World Cup (Mike Windischmann 1990; Tony Meola 1994), while Meola and Tim Howard are two of the MNT’s world-record holding 17 players to attain 100 or more caps.

Landon’s Second Hat Trick

The last MNT World Cup player to debut against Ecuador was Benny Feilhaber, but his first cap in 2007 was understandably overshadowed by the second of Landon Donovan’s MNT record three career hat tricks.

Donovan tallied one of the fastest goals in MNT history, putting back a rebound just 35 seconds into the game. He then completed the feat with goals in the 66th and 67th minutes to cap the scoring in a 3-1 victory at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.


Donovan made his 157th and final international appearance against Ecuador, playing 41 minutes in a 1-1 draw on Oct. 10, 2014 in East Hartford, Conn. 

The Last Meeting

The highest stakes encounter with Ecuador was also the last meeting, coming in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

In a chippy match where both teams played much of the second half with 10 men, goals from Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes and a strong defensive effort helped the USA earn a memorable 2-1 victory in front of 47,322 fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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Jesse Gonzalez Replaces Zack Steffen on MNT Roster for Matches Against Ecuador and Chile

CHICAGO (March 17, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been forced to withdraw from the squad’s upcoming friendlies against Ecuador and Chile due to injury. Following Saturday’s 1-0 shutout win for Columbus Crew SC against FC Dallas, the MNT ‘keeper was diagnosed with a minor right knee injury. FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzale Read more
MNT Mar 17, 2019

Five Things to Know About Ecuador

The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its preparations for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup when it takes on Ecuador on Thursday, March 21 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN). Here are five things to know about La Tricolor: Footballing History While not a traditional power of South America, Ecuador has raised its game since the turn of the century. Previou Read more
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US Soccer

2019 FIFA WWC: Five Things to Know About the USA's Group F

On December 8, 2018, at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Official Draw in Paris, the U.S. Women’s National Team was drawn into Group F alongside Thailand, Chile and Sweden.

With the World Cup less than three months away, and the USA’s first group match on June 11 coming into focus, here are five things to know about the USA’s group stage in France.

Good to See You Again

Familiarity will be on the USA’s side in France as the Americans have played all three of its group opponents within the last three years. It faced Thailand in 2016, Sweden in 2017 and Chile (twice) in 2018.

Against Thailand, the U.S. won their only match to date by a score of 9-0 on Sept. 15, 2016. The game was U.S. legend Heather O’Reilly’s final international game. It was also the first game for the U.S. Women following the 2016 Olympics Games.


The USA dominated the game vs. Thailand in 2016.

In the summer of 2017, the U.S. traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden, to face the home side abroad on June 8, winning 1-0 on a goal from Rose Lavelle. Before that matchup, the teams met in Brazil at the Olympics, where the USA fell on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through regulation and overtime.

The two matches against Chile were the first matches between the teams. The USA won both games, 3-0 on Aug. 31 in Carson, Calif. and 4-0 on Sept. 4 in San Jose, Calif.

Thailand (vs. USA on June 11 in Reims)

Thailand will feature at a second consecutive World Cup tournament after making its Women’s World Cup debut in 2015, putting in a respectable performance. Thailand qualified for France with some solid play during their regional tournament.

At the 2018 AFC Women’s Cup, Thailand almost pulled off a massive upset when it faced top-ranked Australia in the semifinal as the teams battled to a 2-2 draw, but only after Alanna Kennedy tied it for Australia in second-half stoppage time. Australia then defeated Thailand in a penalty shootout to advance to the championship match while Thailand went to the Third-Place match, where it fell to China PR, 3-1.

Chile (vs. USA on June 16 in Paris)

This summer, Chile will participate in its first Women’s World Cup at the senior level. Chile was a surprise qualifier to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. La Roja Femenina finished second behind Brazil at the 2018 Copa América Femenina, which it hosted last April, to earn its first World Cup berth.

WNT - Tobin Heath
Chile's Endler (above) made several spectacular saves vs. the USA when the teams met in 2018.

One of the main reasons for Chile’s success at the Copa America was the play of their captain, 27-year-old goalkeeper Christiane Endler. The six-foot Endler, whose father is from Germany and whose mother is from Chile, holds both Chilean and German passports. She played college soccer in the USA at South Florida and currently plays for one of the world’s top clubs in Paris Saint-Germain.

Sweden (vs. USA on June 20 in Le Havre)

The USA and Sweden are two of only seven countries to have competed in every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup – Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria and Norway are the others.

Currently ranked ninth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, Sweden, a U.S. opponent during the past four FIFA Women’s World Cup group stages, was also the USA’s first Women’s World Cup opponent when FIFA’s premier women’s competition began with the 1991 event in China. While the teams have never met in a Knockout Round match, the USA holds a 3-1-1 record vs. Sweden in the teams’ five previous World Cup games.

Bonjour, Northern France

All three cities the U.S. will play its group games in are located across the north of France with Reims located just a 90-minute drive northeast of Paris and Le Havre a little more than a two-hour drive northwest of the French capital.

WNT - Mallory Pugh
The USA will conclude Group F play vs. Sweden on June 20.

The USA opens its 2019 World Cup campaign vs. Thailand in Reims on June 11 (3 p.m. ET, FOX Sports, Telemundo), then continues on to Paris to face Chile on June 16 (12 p.m. ET, FOX Sports, Telemundo), and wraps up group play on June 20 (3 p.m. ET, FOX Sports, Telemundo) in Le Havre vs. Sweden.

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Ramos Calls 20 Players to Spain for Final Pre-U-20 World Cup Training Camp

CHICAGO (March 14, 2019) — U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 20-player roster for the team’s final training camp before this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup. The USA will face two fellow World Cup participants, beginning with France on Friday, March 22 (10 a.m. ET) and Japan on Monday, March 25 (7 a.m. ET). Both matches will be played at Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.

“I’m looking forward to our last camp before the U-20 World Cup,” Ramos said. “With competition against two quality opponents, it’s one more opportunity for us to build a strong core and one more chance for the players to leave a good impression in order to be considered for the final 21-player roster. Japan always has highly skilled youth teams and France is always a World Cup contender.”

The games against France and Japan will serve as the U-20 MNT’s final official international matches before they kick off Group D play at the World Cup in Poland. The USA will open against Ukraine on May 24, take on Nigeria on May 27 and finish the group stage on May 30 versus Qatar.

Eighteen of 20 players on the roster - every player born in the U.S. - have spent at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999 are age-eligible for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. For this camp, Ramos has called in six players born in 1999, 12 born in 2000 and two born in 2001.

U.S. U-20 MNT Roster by Position (Club or College; Hometown; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (2): C.J. Dos Santos (Benfica/POR; Philadelphia, Pa.; 1/0), Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders FC; Louisville, Ky.; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (6): Sergino Dest (Ajax/NED; Almere-Stad, Netherlands; 6/1), Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER; South Orange, N.J.; 9/0), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC; Columbus, Ohio; 0/0), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.; 5/0), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.; 8/0), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; Hoover, Ala.; 6/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Frankie Amaya (FC Cincinnati; Santa Ana, Calif.; 11/1), Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; Katy, Texas; 2/0); Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.; 5/2), , Chris Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.; 0/0), Alex Mendez (Freiburg/GER; Los Angeles, Calif.; 13/8), Juan Pablo Torres (New York City FC; Lilburn, Ga.; 10/4)
FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; Detroit, Mich.; 10/9), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaelland/DEN; Summerville, S.C.; 0/0), Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; Barcelona, Spain; 0/0), Ulysses Llanez (Unattached; Lynwood, Calif.; 9/7), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Hamilton, Mass.; 12/6), Sebastian Soto (Hannover 96/GER; San Diego, Calif.; 3/2)                                                          

Match Schedule

Date

Match-up

Time (ET)

Friday, March 22

U-20 MNT vs. France

10 a.m.

Monday, March 25

U-20 MNT vs. Japan

7 a.m.

The U-20 MNT previously held its second training camp of the 2018-19 cycle in San Pedro del Pinatar, splitting two games with France’s U-21 squad in March 2018. This year’s two matches will serve as part of the Pinatar Arena Football Festival, an event that will feature 14 international friendlies between 14 U-20, U-21 and U-23 national teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The U.S. U-23 MNT will play Egypt on Friday, March 22 and the Netherlands on Sunday, March 24 as part of the event.

Twelve players return from the U-20 MNT’s title run at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, including U.S. captain Matthew Real and tournament Golden Ball winner Alex Mendez. Mendez also went on to win 2018 U.S. Soccer Young Player of the Year, largely based on his stellar performance at the World Cup qualifying tournament. With 13 U-20 caps, the midfielder enters this training camp as the squad’s most experienced player.

ROSTER NOTES:

  • Eighteen different clubs are represented on the roster, with nine players coming from domestic teams and 10 based internationally in Germany (4), Denmark (2), Canada, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain (1 each).
  • FC Barcelona forward Konrad de la Fuente is the lone player to make his first U-20 MNT camp appearance.
  • The two players born in 2001- de la Fuente and forward Ulysses Llanez- are also age-eligible for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Forward Justin Rennicks has appeared in seven of eight U-20 training camps this cycle, the most of any player.
  • Ayo Akinola enters this camp as the team’s leading scorer with nine international goals. The Toronto FC forward scored seven of those goals at the Concacaf U-20 Championship.
  • Seven of 20 players have seen minutes with their clubs’ first teams in 2019.
  • Goalkeeper Trey Muse recorded a shutout in his first professional start last weekend, manning the net for Seattle Sounders FC’s USL Championship affiliate Tacoma Defiance in a 1-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley.
  • Chris Gloster and Sebastian Soto were recently called up to begin training with the Hannover 96 first team.
  • Soto has been on a tear since the winter break with Hannover’s U-19 squad, scoring four goals in five games.
  • This week, de la Fuente helped FC Barcelona U-19 reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Youth Champions League, starting and going the full 90 against Hertha BSC.

ACADMEY TIES:

  • The roster includes two former Academy Players of the Year: midfielder Christian Cappis and Muse took home the honor in 2017 at the U-16/17 level for the Central and West Conferences, respectively.
  • Seven players were named to 2017-18 Academy Best XIs for their respective conferences- midfielder Frankie Amaya, Llanez, Mendez and Soto in the West plus Cappis, defender Aboubacar Keita and defender Chris Richards in the West.
  • Three players have won Academy national championships, both in 2017- Cappis and Richards with Texans SC Houston U-17/18 and midfielder Andrew Carleton with Atlanta United FC U-15/16.
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Eighty Players Head to Frisco, Texas for YNT U-14 TID Central Region Mini-Camp

CHICAGO (March 13, 2019)—Eighty players will gather in Frisco, Texas for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams Under-14 Talent Identification Central Region Mini-Camp from March 14-18 at the Toyota Soccer Center.

The camp is the second of three such mini-camps that are part of the initial rollout of U.S. Soccer’s new YNT U-14 TID program. The West Region Mini-Camp was held in January in Carson, Calif., while the East Region Mini-Camp is set for early April at the Capelli Sports Complex in Tinton Falls, N.J.

During the camp, 80 players from the Central Region will make up 20-player teams based on the region’s four defined scouting areas (North Central, South Central, Midwest and Southeast). U.S. Soccer staff, including Director of TID Tony Lepore and the three boys’ TID Managers, Henry Brauner, Garrett Biller and Cris da Silva, will run the camp, while the four teams will be coached by YNT Network Scouts and Development Academy coaches from the four respective scouting areas. After a day of training, the four teams will play each other in round-robin competition.

Friday, March 15
Midwest Select vs. North Central Select – 10:00 a.m.
South Central Select vs. Southeast Select – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 16
Midwest Select vs. South Central Select – 10:00 a.m.
North Central Select vs. Southeast Select – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, March 18
Midwest Select vs. Southeast Select – 9:45 a.m.
North Central Select vs. South Central Select – 10:45 a.m.

In addition to the on-field competition, the mini-camp will focus on off-field education. Players will be introduced to YNT principles of play, position profiles and goal-setting to help them take responsibility for their own development. The players will also visit the new National Soccer Hall of Fame that opened last fall at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

Furthermore, the mini-camp will introduce the 80 players to U.S. Soccer’s High Performance department. A sport scientist will be on hand throughout the event, taking Peak Height Velocity (PHV) measurements to help educate players and coaches about the impact of growth and maturation on development. The sport scientist will also educate players about best practices for nutrition and recovery.

The majority of the players called into the Central Mini-Camp were identified at last fall’s Development Academy Central Regional Showcase and were further evaluated at YNT Identification Centers as part of the scouting process prior to being selected for this camp.

YNT U-14 TID Central Mini-Camp Roster by Position (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (8): Elijah Berumen (Dallas Texans), Elijah Buford (Atlanta Unite4d FC), Mao Diaz (Kendall SC), Drew Fromm (Vardar), Victor Gomez (FC Dallas), Misael Mena (Sporting Kansas City), Aaron Salinas (FC Dallas), Justin Stewart (Solar Soccer Club)

DEFENDERS (23): Adrian Anguiano (FC Dallas), Edwin Avalos (Monarcas Morelia/MEX), Grant Bailey (Indiana Fire), Mhone Bogonko (Sockers FC), Mathieu Brick (Atlanta United FC), Andrew Chavez (Sockers FC), Nati Clarke (Sporting Kansas City), Ryan Clanton-Pimentel (Lonestar SC), Iyke Dafe (Houston Dynamo), Pranav DuBroff (FC Dallas), Matthew Fisher (Vardar), Luis Flores (IMG Academy), Amari Fowlkes (Indiana Fire), Evan Jimerson (Texans SC Houston), Mikhail Keise (Weston FC), Josh Maher (Saint Louis FC), Kibukila Mbula (San Antonio FC), Ryder Mills (Cincinnati United Premier), Bryan Moreno (Los Angeles FC), Remi Okunlola (Atlanta United FC), David Ordonez (Dallas Texans), Emilo Rossi (Weston FC), Christopher Vang (Minnesota United FC)

MIDFIELDERS (26): Jared Aguilar (FC Dallas), Bryan Arellano (San Antonio FC), Carson Ballagh (Vardar), Josiah Benjamin (Columbus Crew SC), Micah Burton (Minnesota United FC), Alan Carleton (Atlanta United FC), Keith Chavarria (Colorado Rapids), Johann Chirinos (Atlanta United FC), Giorgio De Libera (Columbus Crew SC), Riker Doolittle (Solar Soccer Club), Anthony Eugenio (IMG Academy), Diego Hernandez (FC Dallas), Luka Ivancic (Chicago Fire), Jordan Jones (FC Dallas), Daniel Lugo (Chargers SC), Sureel McCain (Colorado Rapids), Emmanuel Monserrat (Germantown Legends), Carlos Nevarez (Chicago Fire), Nolan Norris (FC Dallas), Sebastian Otero (Weston FC), Daniel Ordonez (San Antonio FC), Sergio Oregel (Chicago Fire), Axel Perez (Weston FC), James Spatzek (FC United), Solomon Straub (Minnesota United FC), Jonantan Villal (Atlanta United FC)

FORWARDS (23): Gage Akalu (Sporting Kansas City), Mataeo Bunbury (Minneapolis United), Benjamin Chavarria (Indiana Fire), Gabriel Enriquez (San Diego Surf), Ricardo Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Italo Jenkins (Atlanta United FC), Tre Jervier (Cincinnati United Premier), Asher Jones (Chargers SC), Kelly Kipruto (Sporting Kansas City), Kai Louviere (San Antonio FC), Emir Mimic (Armada FC Academy), Luke Nicholson (Michigan Wolves), Nighte Pickering (FC Dallas), Anthony Ramirez (FC Dallas), Roberto Renteria (San Antonio FC), Diego Rosas (RGV FC Toros Academy), Danial Sebhatu (Atlanta United FC), Kevin Tlaxcalteco (Colorado Rapids), Cristian Torres (Chicago Fire), Marcos Torres (Real Salt Lake Arizona), Felipe Valencia (Kendall SC), Luke Van Heukelum (Sockers FC), Ty Wilson (Atlanta United FC)

North Central Select Coaches: Mike Freitag (YNT Network Scout – Frontier), Chris O’Neal (Sporting Kanas City)

Midwest Select Coaches: Steve Bode (YNT Network Scout – Mid-America), Ross Brady (Chicago Fire)

South Central Select Coaches: Eric Dade (YNT Network Scout – Texas), Nick Evans (San Antonio FC)

Southeast Select Coaches: Chris Kranjc (YNT Network Scout – Southeast), Blake Wagner (Tampa Bay Rowdies)


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