CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team roster has been named by head coach Hugo Perez for the upcoming training camp Aug. 16-24 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.
The camp will include matches against the LA Galaxy (’97/98s) on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. PT; FC Golden State (’97/98s) on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m.; and Club Tijuana at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The U-15s last gathered May 15-25 in Zagreb, Croatia, for a foreign training camp. The squad faced the U-15 Boys’ National Team of Croatia twice, playing to a draw on both occasions.
The roster features 32 players born in 1999 and five in 2000. There are players from 15 different states, California having the most with 14 representatives. Of the 37 players, 34 have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.), Seth Stiebel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallon, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (12): Jose Alfaro Jr. (Fuerza Monarca; West Chicago, Ill.), Andrew Aprahamian (Philadelphia Union; Malvern, Pa.), Jordi Avila (Kendall SC; Hialeigh Gardens, Fla.), McKay Eves (Real Salt Lake AZ; San Diego, Calif.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Anthony Ruiz (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Cody Sundquist (Placer United; Lincoln, Calif.), Francisco Torres (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.), Daniel Villegas (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): George Acosta (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Leonel Alvarenga (Real So Cal; Canoga Park, Calif.), Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga), Edson Murguia (Leon FC; Kansas City, Mo.), Alan Salmeron (Chicago Magic PSG; Cicero, Ill.), Joshua Drake (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.), Nicholas Taitague (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.), Leonardo Zulli (LA Galaxy; Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9): Jonathan Amon (South Carolina United Battery Academy; Summerville, S.C.), Andrew Carleton (United Futbol Academy; Powder Springs, Ga.), Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Matthew Huerta (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Cal Odyssey; 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.)