[YOUTH] Four players -- Vernon Bailey, Corey Baird, Rex Epps and Emerson Hyndman (grandson of FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman) -- who are all playing up regularly with players two years older on their U-15/16 Development Academy teams were among the 36 players called in for the U.S. U-15 boys national team camp that opened Sunday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The camp is the first at the U-15 level that is made up exclusively of players who were born in 1996. The age group will form the nucleus of players selected for the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for the 2013 Under-17 World Cup.
Five New York Red Bulls youth players were among nine players from MLS academy programs.
Because U-15 head coach Jim Barlow is unavailable due to his commitment as head coach of the Princeton men's team, the camp will be run by Development Academy Technical Advisor and Director of Scouting Tony Lepore.
U.S. U-15 Boys Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Gianni Carillo (New York Red Bulls; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Cesar Jerez (Cosmos Academy West; Ontario, Calif.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; South River, N.J.), Carter Richardson (Columbus Crew; Dublin, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (12): Vernon Bailey (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Pa.), Michael Jimenez (Chicago Fire; Munster, Ind.), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island Soccer Academy; Charleston, S.C.), Carter Manley (Bethesda SC; Elkridge, Md.), Elijah Martin (California Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Theo Miller (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), John Requejo (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys and Girls Club; Silver Springs, Md.), Ronald Ventura (Potomac; Kensington, Md.), Wilfred Williams (Fusion; Johnson City, Tenn.), Ivan Zonido (Sockers FC; Wheeling, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Sam Brown (Derby County Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Omar Castro (Plant City FC; Plant City, Fla.), Nate Hall (Baltimore Bays; Baltimore, Md.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Bradford Jamieson (Cosmos Academy West; Los Angeles, Calif.), Danya Kafai (Juventus Sports Club; Redwood City, Calif.), Declan McCabe (New England Revolution; Weston, Mass.), Kevin Paz (West Pines United FC; Kevin Paz (West Pines United FC; Miami Gardens, Fla.), Wilson Rios (New York Red Bulls; Elizabeth, N.J.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), Rory Slevin (PDA; Middletown, N.J.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
FORWARDS (7): Cesar Alba (Sockers FC; Hanover Park, Ill.), Adonis Amaya (Cosmos Academy West; Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America; Alexandria, Va.), Rex Epps (South Carolina United; Irmo, S.C.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.)