The 2014 Development Academy begins its third day of play on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
The day will be capped off by the annual Academy Select Game, featuring two teams of 18 players born in 1998 or 1999. The rosters were handpicked by U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors and Youth National Team staff.
With many eyes on this match, it has served as an opportunity for Academy players to get noticed by the scouting network in a competitive environment and have the potential to further their play on the Youth National Team front. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on Field 11 at the Premier Sports Campus.
The following teams will play one another:
Academy Select Red Team:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Alec Smir (North Carolina Fusion), 20-Andrew Panneburg (Charlotte Soccer Academy)
DEFENDERS (6): 5-Daniel Jones (New England Revolution), 6-Derek Waldeck (Real So Cal), 13-Juan Riley (Weston FC), 14-Mason Deeds (New York Red Bulls), 15-Reece Riggins (Chargers Soccer Club), 17-Matthew Constant (Dallas Texans)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 2-Alejandro Lopez (Santa Cruz Breakers), 3-Francisco Contreras (Bethesda-Olney), 4-Giuseppe Barone (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves), 7-Noah Bushey (Colorado Rush), 8-Eric Virgen (Real Salt Lake AZ), 9-Rudolfo Castro (De Anza Force)
FORWARDS (4): 10-Toshiki Tasuda (FC Dallas), 11-Ben Avir Espinal (Chargers Soccer Club), 12-Chaz Burnett (Players Development Academy), 16-Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution)
Academy Select Blue Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Trey Miller (New England Revolution), 20-Connor Jones (Bethesda-Olney)
DEFENDERS (6): 4-Delasi Batse (Capital Area RailHawks – CASL), 5-Hunter Ashworth (Pateadores), 11-Spencer Glass (Indiana Fire Academy), 12-Sean O’Hearn (PA Classics), 13-Michael Wetungu (Vardar), 14-Donovan Pines (D.C. United)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 2-Felipe Hernandez (Sporting Kansas City), 3-Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro), 6-Sebastian Linder-Liaw (Seacoast United), 7-Jared Gilbey (New York Red Bulls), 8-Matias Barraza (Weston FC)
FORWARDS (5): 9-Aristotle Zarris (Real Salt Lake AZ), 10-Simon Lekressner (Crossfire Premier), 15-Nathaniel Adamolekun (Orlando City), 16-Ethan Zubak (LA Galaxy), 17-Brandon Perdue (Richmond United)