[INTERNATIONAL MARVELD TOURNAMENT]U.S. under-15 boys national team coach Tony Lepore brought 20 players to participate at the International Marveld Tournament in Groenlo, Netherlands, at which youth teams from such clubs as Ajax, Manchester United and Real Madrid will compete.
The squad includes U-17 residents Mukwelle Akale, Cameron Lindley and Tommy Redding and the highly regarded young Los Angeles Galaxy player Alejandro Vergara, who goes by the nickname.
The U-15s prepped for Friday's tournament opener against Real Madrid with wins over Feyenoord (5-0) and Vitesse (4-2).
U.S. U-15 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; Alamo, Calif), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy Academy; Altadena, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): David Chavez (Juventus SC; Redwood City, Calif.), Chris Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA Academy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS (9):Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; Cupertino, Calif.), Coy Craft (FC Dallas Academy; Frisco, Texas), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (FC America Premier; Gotha, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy Academy; Long Beach, Calif.), DJ Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
FORWARDS (3):Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Minneapolis, Minn.), Malcolm Dixon (NY Red Bulls Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Rigoberto Rojas (Chicago Blast; Chicago, Ill.)