Eighty Players Head to Southern California for Second Boys’ U-14 National Identification Camp of 2024

11 soccer balls on a pitch
11 soccer balls on a pitch

CHICAGO (May 24, 2024) – With the ongoing objective to expand and improve the Men’s Youth National Team player pool, U.S. Soccer will hold its second national identification camp of 2024 as part of the Under-14 Talent ID program. Eighty players, 20 each from U.S. Soccer’s four scouting regions- East, Central, South and West- will gather from May 25-30 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. Soccer Talent ID Director - MYNT Garrett Biller will oversee the event alongside U.S. Soccer’s Talent ID Managers- Rob Irvine (East), Arturo Alvarez (Central), Chris Kranjc (South) and Roberto Gimenez (West). The TID Managers will coach each of the four regional teams, while U-15 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Tom Heinemann will also be on hand. Seventy-eight of the 80 players were born in 2010, with two born in 2011.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Olumuyiwa Ajayi (New York City FC), Kenan Livadic (Philadelphia Union)

DEFENDERS (6): Jeremiah Alexander-Munoz (Charlotte FC), DJ Dockery (D.C. United), Isaiah Fabunmi (D.C. United), Dylan Lawlor (New York City FC), Landon Mulvenna (New York Red Bulls), Chris Thompson (Philadelphia Union)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Andre Bistrain (Charlotte FC), Frankie Caruso (New England Revolution), Samuel Diaz Gallego (Philadelphia Union), Joshua Jimenez (New York Red Bulls), Javier Linares (Philadelphia Union), Niccolo Vafiades (New York City FC)

FORWARDS (6): Timoni Gbalajobi (Philadelphia Union), Matthew Jean Baptiste (New York Red Bulls), Jayden Kouadio (Philadelphia Union), Eric Lodge (New York Red Bulls), Lucas Pereira (New England Revolution), Brandon Velez (New England Revolution)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Zach Crider (FC Cincinnati), Jason Nemo (Chicago Fire FC)

DEFENDERS (6): Luca Antongirolami (Sporting Kansas City), Alexander Hernandez Bautista (Colorado Rapids), Owen Jorgensen (St. Louis Scott Gallagher), Richmond Luong (Cuyahoga Valley Soccer Academy), Finn McCraney (Chicago Fire FC), Christopher Morales (Chicago Fire FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Finn Dean (Sporting Kansas City), Gerardo Gonzalez (Chicago FC United), Gael Huguet (FC Cincinnati), Caetano Sende (Pride SC), Nathan Tchoumba (Colorado Rapids), Robert Turdean (Chicago Fire FC)

FORWARDS (6): JD Adigun (Michigan Wolves), Chato Cerda (Bavarian United SC), Jamil Danjaji (Columbus Crew), Jayden Gandu (Sporting Columbus), Michael Gomez (Chicago Fire FC), Nolan Nguyen (Colorado Rapids)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Emmanuel Arias (Nashville SC), Connor Dale (Inter Miami CF)

DEFENDERS (6): Fred Bond (Atlanta United FC), Josh Brown (Atlanta United FC), Oluwaseyitan Fakiyesi (Atlanta United FC), Clayton Glynn (Austin FC), Christian Guillen Lopez (FC Dallas), Justus Jones (FC Dallas)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Matthew Arana (Houston Dynamo FC), Aiden Byasiima (Nashville SC), Jackson Gordon (Supreme FC), Dylan Reyes (Houston Dynamo FC), Noe Santillan (Concorde Fire), Alex Soria (FC Dallas)

FORWARDS (6): Zeth Garcia (Oklahoma Energy FC), Camilio Guerrero (Orlando City Soccer School South), Theo Hallie (FC Dallas), Roberto Monarres (Austin FC), Sebastiao Nzita (Houston Dynamo FC), Hector Sanchez-Aguirre (Florida Kraze Krush SC)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Andy Castro (Sacramento Republic FC), Anthony Juarez (LAFC)

DEFENDERS (5): Slate Collins (LAFC), Orion Jolliff (San Jose Earthquakes), Kevin Perez (LAFC), Anthony Riley (Las Vegas Sports Academy), Enrique Salazar (LA Galaxy)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Adriel Duarte (San Diego Surf SC), Vicente Garcia (LA Galaxy), Kai Hornung (Real Salt Lake), Elliot Jahng (LA Galaxy), Andres Sanchez (LAFC), Lisandro Torres (LAFC), Charles Wachs (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS (6): Juan Miguel Cardenas (La Roca FC), Ikenna Chidebe (LA Galaxy), Da'vian Kimbrough (Sacramento Republic FC), Juan Carlos Martinez (LA Galaxy), Deyan Radosavljevic (Seattle Sounders FC), Xavier Rodriguez (San Jose Earthquakes)

The U-14 TID Program is designed to discover and introduce a larger base of top talents at the U-14 age group into the scouting funnel of the older U-15 to U-20 MYNTs. The mini-camp format helps to evaluate and inspire high-potential players while accelerating their development in an engaging and challenging environment.

In addition to expanding the YNT player pool at its early stages, this scouting and identification structure allows top players at the U-14 age level time to absorb core principles of the YNT philosophy and accelerate their development.

The program also offers the opportunity to bolster U.S. Soccer’s national network of scouts. U.S. Soccer scouts serve as assistant coaches for the regional teams, furthering their education and development while also building the Federation’s connection with clubs across the country.

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