[U.S. UNDER-14 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM]Longtime staff coach Manny Schellscheidtwill lead 36 players on the U.S. under-14 developmental team's annual trek to Guadalajara, Mexico, that begins Sunday.
The team is made up exclusively of players born in 1996, an age group that began training with Schellscheidt at the U.S. Youth Soccer Thanksgiving ODP Interregional. Returning from last fall are 28 players.
In Guadalajara, Schellscheidt will split the team in two to compete against local youth teams and train every day.
The team includes three players who are part of the Development Academy system: Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas Juniors), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey) and Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas Juniors), grandson of FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman.
U.S. U-14 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):Gianni Carillo (FC Westchester; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Paul Christensen (Washington Premier FC; Woodinville, Wash.) Andrew Epstein (Fort Collins; Fort Collins, Colo.), Andrew Ferber (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8):Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas Juniors; Duncanville, Texas), Omar Castro (Plant City Area Soccer Club; Plant City, Fla.), Fischer Gallinger (Washington Premier FC; Gig Harbor, Wash.), Eric Holt (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Carter Manley (Bethesda SC; Elkridge, Md.), Jack Menard (Bavarian SC, Milwaukee, Wis.), Esteban Reyes (San Juan Lightning; San Marcos, Calif.), Jeffrey Rhodes (Westside United SC; Brownsburg, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (13):Ivan Alvarado (Dallas Texans; Ft. Worth, Texas), Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Samuel Brown (Derby County Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Michael Clemmons (CASL Chelsea FC; Raleigh, N.C.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas Juniors; Plano, Texas), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island Soccer Acad.; Charleston, S.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Declan McCabe (Mass Premier Soccer; Weston, Mass.), Kevin Paz (West Pines United SC; Miami Gardens, Fla.), Ricardo Ruiz (Fullerton Rangers; Lake Elsinore, Calif.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), William Stevens (HBC; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Tetro (PDA; Marlboro, N.J.)
FORWARDS (11):Adonis Amaya (West Coast FC, Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America; Alexandria, Va.), James Ellis, Jr. (United Junkyard Dogs, Chesapeake, Va.), Oscar Martinez (FC Golden State; South Gate, Calif.), John Requejo (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (Gwinnett SA; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys and Girls Club; Silver Springs Md.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Austin Stamey (Highland FC; Arden, N.C.), Rolando Velazquez (Eugene Metro FC; Junction, Ore.)