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2015 Aegean Cup

Manisa, Turkey
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U-16 BNT Falls Short 1-0 to Host Turkey at Aegean Cup

ORDU, Turkey (Jan. 22, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team fell to host Turkey in the USA’s final group match at the 2015 Aegean Cup at Eylul Stadium. The U.S. posted a 1-2-0 record in group play at the tournament. Gorkem Celik scored the game’s lone goal in the 26th minute as Turkey capitalized on a defensive mishap. The USA put two shots on frame, but Turke Read more
U-16 BNT Jan 22, 2015

U-16 BNT Opens Aegean Cup with 2-0 Victory against Romania

MANISA, Turkey (Jan. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team scored two second-half goals and defeated Romania 2-0 to kick off the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament at Kirkagac Ilce Stadium. The USA took first place in the tournament thanks to a 48th-minute goal from Justin Rennicks and an insurance goal by Adrian Villegas in the 69th minute. Juan Pablo Torres Read more
U-16 BNT Jan 19, 2015
US Soccer

U-16 BNT Drops 2-0 Decision to Norway at Aegean Cup

MANISA, Turkey (Jan. 20, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team dropped a 2-0 decision against Norway at Eylul Stadium at the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament.

Norway’s Abdul-Basit Aguoda scored the winner in the fifth minute and Brage Berg Pedersen added a goal in the 79th minute.

Through two match days, Norway and Turkey are atop Group A with 1-0-1 records and four points, followed by the USA (1-1-0, 3 points) and Romania (0-2-0, 0 points). Host Turkey defeated Romania 2-0 on Tuesday.

The USA wraps up the group stage against Turkey on Thursday, followed by a placement match on Saturday.

-U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team (99-00) vs. Norway
Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Competition: 2015 Aegean Cup Under 16 Tournament
Venue: Eylul Stadium
Kickoff: 12 p.m. local
Weather: 60 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
NOR                         1 1 2
USA                         0 0 0

NOR – Abdul-Basit Agouda    5th minute
NOR – Brage Berg Pedersen    79

Lineups:
USA: 12-Carlos Avilez; 18-Delasi Batse (2-Raul Aguilera, 41), 4-McKay Eves (capt.), 16-Kyle Gruno (11-Adolfo Trujillo, 69), 20-Matthew Real (3-Jose Alfaro, 60); 6-Juan Pablo Torres, 13-Jonathan Gonzalez, 10-Jose Carranza; 19-Leo Marquez, 17-Marty Raygoza (7-Justin Rennicks, 41), 15-Adrian Villegas (9-Lucas del Rosario, 49)
Subs not used: 1-Eric Lopez, 5-Rayshaun McGann
Coaches: Luchi Gonzalez and Shaun Tsakiris

NOR: 12-Markus Pettersen; 2-Dahle Borchrevink, 3-Tord Johnsen Salte (capt.), 4-Halvor Hovstad, 11-Leonard Getz; 8-Hassan Duman (17-Keirullah Ahmadzei, 60), 6-Felix Myhre, 10-Tobias Svendsen (15-Anders Johan Johansen, 74), 7-Brage Berg Pedersen (16-Henrik Christiansen, 74); 9-Abdul-Basit Agouda, 18-Markus Hobbestad (13-Nicholas Mickelsson, 69)
Subs not used: 14-Leo Ostigard, 5-Arne Holter, 1-Emil Odegard
Head Coach: Gunnar Halle

Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 9 / 9
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 13
Offside: 10 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
NOR – Abdul-Basit Agouda (caution)  28th minute
USA – Kyle Gruno (caution)                 33
USA – McKay Eves (caution)               47
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (caution)     70
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (caution)     80
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (ejection)    80
USA – Lucas del Rosario (caution)       80

Officials:
Referee: Mehmet Disci

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

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U-16 BNT Jan 20, 2015
US Soccer

18 Players Named to U-16 BNT Roster for Aegean Cup in Turkey

CHICAGO (Jan. 12, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team is headed to Manisa, Turkey, to take part in the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament from Jan. 19-24.

An 18-player roster will represent the USA and open Group A play against Romania on Monday, Jan. 19. The U-16 BNT then faces Norway on Jan. 20 and Turkey on Jan. 22. Following group play in the eight-team tournament, the top group teams will face each other in the championship on Jan. 24. A third-place match also will be held on that day.

Group B includes the Czech Republic, France, Greece and Ukraine.

Luchi Gonzalez, the head coach of the FC Dallas U-16 Development Academy team and Shaun Tsakiris, De Anza Force’s U-14 and U-16 head coach, are overseeing the USA squad.

Nine players among this group were part of the U-16 BNT’s November camp in France to cap off 2014. Sixteen of the 18 players on this roster were born in 1999 and two in 2000.

There are 14 current Development Academy players and 17 overall who have had ties to the Academy.

U.S. U-16 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Roger Batse (Capital Area RailHawks – CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), McKay Eves (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester City; Saddle River, N.J.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Palm Beach, Fla.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Alfaro Jr. (Monarcas Morelia; Chicago, Ill.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Liburn, Ga.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (5): Lucas del Rosario (Capital Area RailHawks – CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Leo Marquez-Ramirez (Leon; Visalia, Calif.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Boston, Mass.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)

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U-16 BNT Jan 12, 2015

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-1 L Turgutlu 7 Eylül -
0-2 L Turgutlu 7 Eylül -
2-0 W Kırkağaç İlçe Rennicks, Villegas

2016 Aegean Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
GK 6-0 180 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas
GK 6-1 165 Westminster, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-0 150 Casa Grande, Ariz. Real Salt Lake AZ
D 5-8 165 Saddle River, N.J. Leicester City (England)
D 6-0 150 Raleigh, N.C. Capital Area RailHawks - CASL
D 5-6 145 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
D 5-10 143 Palm Beach, Fla. Philadelphia Union
M 5-6 125 Sanford, Fla. Orlando City
M 5-6 134 West Chicago, Ill. Monarcas Morelia (Mexico)
M 5-3 120 Manassas, Va. D.C. United
F 5-7 120 South El Monte, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-8 158 Lilburn, Ga. Lokoren (Belgium)
M 5-2 115 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. Capital Area RailHawks Academy
F 5-5 120 Santa Rosa, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
F 5-10 138 Visalia, Calif. Leon (Mexico)
F 5-11 158 Hamilton, Mass. Indiana Univ.
F 5-6 118 Livermore, Calif. De Anza Force

2016 Aegean Cup

Carlos Avilez

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-0

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Eric Lopez

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Westminster, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

McKay Eves

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:
Real Salt Lake AZ

Kyle Gruno

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Saddle River, N.J.

Club:
Leicester City (England)

Roger Batse

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area RailHawks - CASL

Daniel Jones

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
West Hartford, Conn.

Club:
New England Revolution

Rayshaun McGann

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Raul Aguilera Jr.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Sanford, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City

Jose Alfaro Jr.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Weight:
134

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
West Chicago, Ill.

Club:
Monarcas Morelia (Mexico)

Jose Carranza

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Manassas, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Marty Raygoza

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
South El Monte, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Juan Pablo Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

Club:
Lokoren (Belgium)

Adrian Villegas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Lucas del Rosario

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
122

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area RailHawks Academy

Jonathan Gonzalez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Leonardo Marquez-Ramirez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Visalia, Calif.

Club:
Leon (Mexico)

Justin Rennicks

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hamilton, Mass.

Club:
Indiana Univ.

Adolfo Trujillo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
118

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Livermore, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
TUR 3 2 0 1 3 0 3 7
NOR 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
USA 3 1 2 0 2 3 -1 3
ROU 3 1 2 0 2 4 -2 3

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
FRA 3 2 0 1 9 0 9 7
CZE 3 1 1 1 2 6 -4 4
GRE 3 1 1 1 1 2 -1 4
UKR 3 0 2 1 0 4 -4 1

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 19 Turkey vs. Norway 0-0 Salihli Ramiz Turan
Jan. 19
United States vs. Romania 2-0 Kırka��aç İlçe
Jan. 20
Norway vs. United States 0-2 Turgutlu 7 Eylül
Jan. 20
Turkey vs. Romania 2-0 Soma Atatürk
Jan. 22
Romania vs. Norway 2-0 Mümin Özkasap
Jan. 22
United States vs. Turkey 0-1 Turgutlu 7 Eylül

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Jan. 19
France vs. Greece 0-0 Akhisar İlçe
Jan. 19
Czech Republic vs. Ukraine 0-0 Kula İlçe
Jan. 20
France vs. Czech Repulic 6-0 Saruhanlı İlçe
Jan. 20 Greece vs. Ukraine 1-0 Akhisar İlçe
Jan. 22
Greece vs. Czech Republic 0-2 Salihli Ramiz Turan
Jan. 22
Ukraine vs. France 0-3 Akhisar İlçe

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 24 Norway vs. Czech Republic 1-3 Akhisar İlçe

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 24 Turkey vs. France 4-2 Manisa 19 Mayıs

Participating Teams: 8               
UEFA: 7 Teams
CONCACAF: 1 Team
 
Format: The eight (8) teams shall be divided into a group stage consisting of two (2) groups (A and B) of four (4) teams each. The group winners qualify for the tournament final, while the group runners-up shall meet in the third-place match.

U.S. U-16 Boys' National Team - 2015 Aegean Cup Stats

Record: 1-2-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Raul Aguilera Jr.

M 3 2 187 0 1 1 0/0

Jose Alfaro Jr.

M 3 2 167 0 0 0 0/0

Carlos Avilez

GK 2 2 160 0 0 0 0/0

Roger Batse

D 1 1 40 0 0 0 0/0

Jose Carranza

M 3 3 240 0 0 0 0/0

Lucas del Rosario

F 3 2 173 0 0 0 1/0

Eves McKay

D 3 3 240 0 0 0 1/0

Jonathan Gonzalez

F 3 3 238 0 0 0 0/0

Kyle Gruno

D 3 2 149 0 0 0 1/0

Daniel Jones

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

Eric Lopez

GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 1/0

Leo Marquez-Ramierez

F 3 2 177 0 0 0 0/0

Rayshaun McGann

D 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0

Marty Raygoza

M 3 1 44 0 0 0 0/0
Matthew Real  M 73  0/0 

Justin Rennicks

F 3 2 179 1 0 2 0/0

Juan Torres

M 3 3 240 0 1 1 0/0

Adolfo Trujillo

F 3 1 93 0 0 0 0/0

Adrian Villegas

M 3 1 79 1 0 2 0/0

Own Goal



Totals

2

2 160 2 2 6 4/0

Opponent Totals

2

2 160 2 0 4 3/1

2015 Aegean Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Carlos Avilez

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Eric Lopez

1 1 80 2 0 1 0.00 1-0-0

Totals

1

1 80 2 0 1 0.00 1-0-0

Opponent Totals

1

1 80 0 2 0 2.00 0-1-0

Updated through Jan. 19, 2015

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