CHICAGO (Dec. 31, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is bringing in a 36-player group for the first domestic camp of 2015 in Bradenton, Florida.
The camp, which consists of mostly players who were born in 2001, runs from Jan. 3-10 and will feature two Jan. 7 matches and an intrasquad scrimmage on Jan. 9.
On Jan. 7, the USA will face French club FC Metz at 4 p.m. ET at the IMG Academy stadium field. Then at 6 p.m., the U-14 BNT takes on Development Academy side Weston FC’s U-14 team at the stadium. Potentially, defender Sebastian Serpa and forward Jose Rivas could go up against their Weston FC squad.
Two days later, the USA’s intrasquad match kicks off at 4 p.m.
The roster also features 23 players who are currently playing in the Development Academy.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4) : Osmar Chavero (Houston Dynamo; Pearland, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Joseph McNally (Celtic, Mount Airy, Md.), Alex Rando (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (13): Dominic De Almeida (Players Development Academy; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Paul Elliott (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Nicholas Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Cesar Rivera (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (Empire SC; Corona, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Travian Sousa (Ballistic United SC; Lathrop, Calif.), Elias Thomas (VFL Wolfsburg; Schwülper, Germany), Joseph Zarra (Oakwood SC, Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Efrain Alvarez (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Bryce Blevins (Liverpool FC; Plainfield, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca; Eden, Utah), Roberto Hategan (San Juan SC; Roseville, Calif.), Danny Jara (New York Red Bulls; Bayside, N.Y.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gotschee; Westbury, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (10): Mario Anaya (Ballistic United SC; Livermore, Calif.), Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Eduardo Blancas (Napa FC; Napa, Calif.), Konrad de la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Eder Mosquera (BW Gotschee; Bay Shore, N.Y.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (New York Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.)