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Four-game sweep highlights HDC camp
September 7th, 2012 8:23AM

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[U.S. UNDER-15 BOYS] The U.S. under-15 boys national team swept four games against Southern California opposition during a week-long training camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

On Tuesday, the split squads registered 4-1 and 2-1 wins, while two days later they won 4-0 and 3-2.

The two comeback victories came against Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy academy teams.

Among the standouts were Alejandro Vergara, who had two goals against Real So Cal, Joe Gallardo, who had three goals against Chivas USA and Arsenal FC, and Joshua Perez, who scored against the Galaxy. Perez's uncle is Hugo Perez, the former U.S. international who is the U-14 national team coach.

The U-15s are coached by Tony Lepore.

U.S. U-15 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Christian Herrera (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara SC, Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (10): John Antunez (New York Red Bulls; Fairfield, N.J.), Hugo Arellano (Southbay Gunners; Norwalk, Calif.), Guillermo Bermudez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), George Braima (Columbus Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), David Chavez (Juventus Sport Club; Redwood City, Calif.), Henry Martin (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Storm; Longmont, Colo.), Alexander Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Maximilliano Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS (16): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Glade Spring, Va.), Lucas De La Torre (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Haji Abdulkadir (New England Revolution; Manchester, N.H.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic PSG; Lake Forest, Ill.), Adolfo Ovalle (Real Salt Lake; Layton, Utah), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Kyle Scott (Chelsea FC; Winterbourne, England), Orestis Sousonis (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.), DJ Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
FORWARDS (6): Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls; Glenridge, N.J.), Joe Gallardo (Nomads SC; San Diego, Calif.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Joshua Perez (Chivas USA; La Habra, Calif.), Christian Ramirez (FC Dallas; Farmers Branch, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (Chivas USA; Mission Hills, Calif.)



4 comments
  1. Joseph Pratt
    commented on: September 7, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.
    Well, to those who lament the lack of Hispanic players on our senior MNT, and who have claimed that the USSF is not doing enough to include Hispanic players in its player id and development programs, I give you this U15 BNT. It is not at all surprising that this team is loaded with Hispanic players, given the devotion to the game evident in various Hispanic cultures. Now we are tapping into more stores of talented, committed players. In a decade a US MNT match in LA against Mexico may not be quite the "away" game that it often feels like!

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: September 7, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.
    Agreed. As far as it not feeling the same in a Mexico vs USA game, it depends on how you percieve these games. It should be one country vs the other And the fan pride should be nationally based unless you see it as one race vs the other. What I can assure you is that when these numbers catch up to the senior level you will see much more fan support in our stadiums with a bigger ratio of red white and blue which has not yet been the case mostly. Pratt, are you saying basketball would have a different feeling to it if our national teams weren't always predominantly black? I think it depends who is feeling it. Go USA!!

  1. Gordon Hayes
    commented on: September 7, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.
    Pity Americans wont cheer for the USMNT regardless of the ethnicity of the players...................................Please don't bite on Luis', who never played the game, continued efforts to divide nationalities and races..............."Coach Luis believes and teaches his young players something that has been overlooked in American Soccer : Loyalty, Comradery, Honor." He feels nobody in the US teaches the virtues of loyalty, comradery, or honor and that apparently he is the only one.............And he feels "Very few in USA know much about soccer.".............Luis never played the game, hates white people, thinks only hispanics can play soccer well, is just a daddy coach, cries and makes excuses when not enough hispanics are chosen for a US team - he is a victim and a race-baiter and a divisive element in the US AND A PROVEN PATHOLOGICAL LIAR who thinks his 'vast superior' knowledge of the game is earned simply by his ethnicity.....................Go USA women and men of all races!!!!

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: September 7, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
    Don't mind CRAZY HAYES. He likes to copy and paste this same comment anytime he sea my posts. He is stupid like that and apparently too lazy or is not creative enough to post anything new but I love him and hope to meet him one day. Stay tuned to my site Gordon. Big news coming soon sunshine.


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