U-15 MYNT Set to Take on Host Croatia, England and Morocco at Vlatko Markovic Tournament

Head Coach Tom Heinemann Calls 24 Players to Croatia from May 10-20 for Final Training Camp of One-Year U-15 Cycle
The U-15 MYNT huddles up during a match
The U-15 MYNT huddles up during a match

CHICAGO (May 9, 2024) – U.S. Under-15 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Tom Heinemann has selected a 24-player roster for the Vlatko Markovic Tournament in Northern Croatia. The USA will face the host nation, England and Morocco from May 15-17 and play a placement match on May 19.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2009 are age-eligible for this U-15 MYNT cycle and all 24 players called to camp were born in 2009. All players in the U-15 MYNT player pool are age-eligible for the 2025 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Qatar, which will feature players born on or after Jan. 1, 2008.

The roster features players from 12 Major League Soccer clubs, led by five from the New York Red Bulls and three from LA Galaxy.

Twelve have players have appeared in all four U-15 MYNT training camps thus far this cycle, while three have earned their first call-up to the squad. Eighteen return from the USA’s last gathering, a 24-player camp in Atlanta last month.


GOALKEEPERS (2): James Donaldson (Atlanta United FC; Woodstock, Ga.), Tobias Szewczyk (New York Red Bulls; Morristown, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (9): Hugo Berg (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Ill.), Edward Chadwick (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Liam Devan (Nashville SC; Nashville, Tenn.), Tyson Espy (LAFC; Dana Point, Calif.), Prince Forfor (Columbus Crew; Des Moines, Iowa), Alex Gomez (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Astin Mbaye (New York Red Bulls; Jersey City, N.J.), Mateo McLean (LA Galaxy; Northridge, Calif.), Manuel Romero (Real Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Lukas Bruegmann (Houston Dynamo FC; Houston, Texas), Steel Cook (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Adri Mehmeti (New York Red Bulls; Staten Island, N.Y.), Paul Sokoloff (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kaedren Spivey (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Landry Walker (San Antonio FC; San Antonio, Texas)

FORWARDS (7): Zidane Cadet (Inter Miami CF; Cooper City, Fla.), Mattheo Dimareli (Houston Dynamo FC; Houston, Texas), Immanuel Ewing (Columbus Crew; Merced, Calif.), Omar Hassan (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Darris Hyte (Chicago Fire FC; Streamwood, Ill.), Will Ostrander (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.), Max Steelman (LA Galaxy; Carlsbad, CA)


May 15
USA vs. Croatia – Stadion Varteks; Varazdin, Croatia – 11:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. local

May 16
USA vs. England – SRC Trate; Nedelisce, Croatia – 5:30 a.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. local

May 17
USA vs. Morocco – SRC Trate; Nedelisce, Croatia – 5:30 a.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. local

May 19
Placement Game – USA vs. TBD


  • In total, 14 clubs are represented on the roster. Manuel Romero is based abroad at Spanish giant Real Madrid, while Landry Walker comes from USL Championship club San Antonio FC.
  • The 12 players have been to all four training camps are Edward Chadwick, Steel Cook, Liam Devan, James Donaldson, Tyson Espy, Alex Gomez, Omar Hassan, Astin Mbaye, Adri Mehmeti, Paul Sokoloff, Kaedren Spivey and Tobias Szewczyk.
  • Lukas Bruegmann, Mateo McLean and Walker are the three players making their first appearance with the U-15s this cycle.
  • Four players scored for the U.S. at November’s UEFA Development Tournament: Hassan vs. Portugal on Nov. 30 in a 2-1 win, Mehmeti and Sokoloff vs. Italy on Dec. 2 in a 4-2 win and Mbaye vs. Scotland on Dec. 5 in a 2-1 loss.

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