CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2019)—The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will gather for its first training camp of the year at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Jan. 29-Feb. 6. U-15 BNT head coach Clint Peay has called 28 players, all born in 2004, to the Elite Athlete Training Center, where the Men’s National Team recently wrapped up the first portion of its annual January camp.
It’s the fourth event of the 2018-19 cycle for the U-15s, who are preparing for this summer’s 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship.
U-15 Boys’ National Team Roster by Position (Club, Hometown)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Damien Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Chris Brady (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Ill.), Jeff Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)
DEFENDERS (8): Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Antonio Leone (Los Angeles Football Club; Long Beach, Calif.), Hans Leza (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC; Everett, Wash.), Efrain Morales (Atlanta United FC; Suwanee, Ga.), Justin Reynolds (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Takashi Sasaki (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Alex Borsos (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas); Juan Castilla (Crew SC Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Cesar Cordova (Houston Dynamo Youth; Humble, Texas), Cesar Elizalde (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Kenan Hot (New York Red Bulls; Lincroft, N.J.), Allan Rodriguez (Chicago Fire; Elkhart, Ind.), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.), Leo Torres (San Antonio FC; Devine, Texas), Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Muiderberg, Netherlands)
FORWARDS (7): Austin Brummett (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.), Cameron Johnson (Unattached; Miami, Fla.), Luca Koleosho (CF Reus Deportiu/ESP; Trumbull, Conn.), Federico Oliva (Atlético Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain); Aldahir Rua (Los Angeles Football Club; Panorama City, Calif.), Victor Valdez (LA Galaxy; Santa Ana, Calif.)
U-15 BNT Roster Notes
- Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004 are eligible for the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship.
- Twenty-two players are currently competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while 23 have spent at least one season in the Academy. Midfielder Aethan Yohannes played for D.C. United before moving to AZ Alkmaar.
- Ten players make their first appearance with the U-15 BNT this cycle: goalkeepers Chris Brady and Jeff Dewsnup, defenders Hans Leza and Angel Martinez, midfielders Alex Borsos and Juan Castilla and forwards Cameron Johnson, Luca Koleosho, Federico Oliva and Aldahir Rua.
- Twenty-three players compete for 15 domestic-based clubs, with the most coming from the Chicago Fire (four), Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders FC (three each). Four play for foreign-based clubs in Spain (three) and the Netherlands.