U-15 Boys’ National Team Heads To Poland For UEFA Development Tournament

USA Will Face Iceland, Poland and Russia in Sztum and Malbork, Poland
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CHICAGO (Oct. 17, 2019) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will travel to Poland for a UEFA Development Tournament from Oct. 17-26. Twenty players, all born in 2005, will represent the USA at the competition. The tournament marks the first international competition for players born in 2005.

The U.S. will face Iceland on Oct. 21, Poland on Oct. 23 and Russia on Oct. 25. Steve Klein, Academy Director at U.S. Soccer Development Academy club PA Classics will serve as the U-15 BNT’s head coach for the camp.

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster by Position (Club)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Victor Gomez (FC Dallas), Emmanuel Ochoa (San Jose Earthquakes)

DEFENDERS (6): Edwin Avalos (Monarcas Morelia/MEX), Nati Clarke (Sporting Kansas City), Pranav DuBroff (FC Dallas), Joshua Hardin (Seattle Sounders FC), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC), Nolan Norris (FC Dallas)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Julio Benitez (Real Salt Lake AZ), Robert Deziel (Celta Vigo/ESP), Diego Hernandez (FC Dallas), Francis Jacobs (Orange County SC), Jordan Jones (FC Dallas), Sergio Oregel (Chicago Fire)

FORWARDS (6): Gage Akalu (Sporting Kansas City), Reed Baker-Whiting (Seattle Sounders FC), Italo Jenkins (Atlanta United FC), Kevin Kelley (FC Dallas), Anthony Ramirez (FC Dallas), Robert Willcot (LAFC)

2019 UEFA Development Tournament – USA Schedule



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Oct. 21

USA vs. Iceland

4:30 a.m.

Stadium Sztum; Sztum, Poland

Oct. 23

USA vs. Poland

8:30 a.m.

Stadium Malbork; Malbork, Poland

Oct. 25

USA vs. Russia

4 a.m.

Stadium Malbork; Malbork, Poland



  • Sixteen of the 20 players headed to Poland were a part of the U-14 YNT National Talent Identification Camp this summer in Chula Vista, Calif.

  • All but two players have played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

  • Two players are based internationally in Mexico and Spain.

  • The most players, seven, come from FC Dallas.

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