[U.S. UNDER-14 BOYS]Former U.S. World Cup midfielder Hugo Perez will be in charge of the U.S. under-14 national team when it heads to the Home Depot Center for training, beginning Monday, and he has named 36 players to the roster. The squad includes his nephew, 14-year-old Joshua Perez, who recently returned to Chivas USA's academy program after training at Italian club Fiorentina.
One of the other forwards is Chicago Magic PSG's Elijah Rice, who scored three goals against a Barcelona youth team on the id2 all-stars' winter trip to Spain.
Two players – midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez and defender Kyle Gruno– were born in 1999, while the other 34 camp participants were born in 1998.
U.S. U-14 Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):Alan Carrillo (Chivas USA; La Mirada, Calif.), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Andrew Verdi (FC Delco; Ivyland, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (12): Hugo Arellano (Southbay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (PDA; Allentown, Pa.), George Braima (Columbus Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Kyle Gruno (New York Red Bulls; Saddle River, N.J.), Damian Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas Texas), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Franco Mestre (Albion; Coronado, Calif.), Luka Prpa (North Shore United; Wind Lake, Wis.), Juan Riley (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Joseph Schmidt (Internationals; Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Alexis Velela (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Trey Vinson (PWSI Courage Red; Manassas, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (12):Eric Calvillo (Real SoCal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca De La Torre (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Athletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Gurrieri (New York Red Bulls; Totowa, N.J.), Alejandro Lopez (Santa Cruz Breakers; Watsonville, Calif.), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls; Trenton, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Emmanuel Perez (Sunrise Elite; Wellington, Fla.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Alexander Soto (TSF; Palisades Park, N.J.), Suniel Veerakone (Michigan Wolves; Caledonia, Mich.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas)
FORWARDS (8):Sebastien des Pres (CV Manchester; Carlsbad, Calif.), Joe Gallardo (Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC Wolves Elite; Atlanta, Ga.), Dawson McCartney (FC Delco; Voorhees, N.J.), Joshua Perez (Chivas USA; La Habra, Calif.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Sean Teixeira (New York Soccer Club; Trumbull, Conn.), Haji Wright (Galaxy Alliance; Los Angeles, Calif.)