[WINTER SHOWCASE]U.S. under-15 boys national team coach Hugo Pereznamed an 18-player squad that will participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase with matches against the U-15/16 New York Red Bulls, De Anza Force and Weston FC Dec. 12-15 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
The team includes Ernesto Espinoza, who plays in Tijuana's youth system, and FC Richmond Magic's Nicholas Taitague, who recently trained at Manchester United.
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Abonce (FC Dallas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas).
DEFENDERS (4):McKay Eves (San Diego Surf), Kyle Gruno (Philadelphia Union), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids).
MIDFIELDERS (6):Jose Alfaro (Chicago Magic PSG), Jose Carranza (D.C. United), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana/MEX), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United).
FORWARDS (6):Lucas Del Rosario (CASL), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls), Jesus Nunez (LA Galaxy), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force).