Klinsmann's son named to camp roster

[U.S. UNDER-15 BOYS] Jonathan Klinsmann, son of U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is among the 36 players named to the U.S. under-15 boys national team camp that is being held through Sunday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Jonathan Klinsmann, a goalie, plays for the Irvine (Calif.) Strikers. The camp is being held under the direction of U.S. Soccer director of scouting Tony Lepore.

U.S. U-15 Boys:
GOALKEEPERS: Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union; Whitehill, Pa.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Strikers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif), Parker Siegfried (Newark Area SA; Granville, Ohio)

DEFENDERS: Billy Abdallah (Fullerton Rangers; Monterey Park, Calif.), Guillermo Bermudez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), David Chavez (Juventus Forza; Redwood City, Calif.), Yosimar Hernandez (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Jean Orvil Jr. (West Pines United; Miramar, Fla.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Maple Grove, Minn.)

MIDFIELDERS: Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Ivan Canales (West Coast FC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Chet Castellaw (Real So Cal; Hidden Hills, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Orestis Sousonis (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Benny Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), David Villegas (Elk Grove Everton; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Gedion Zelalem (Olney Rangers; Bethesda, Md.)

FORWARDS: Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Minneapolis, Minn.), Marc Calderon (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Coy Craft (Fusion FC; Glade Springs, Va.), Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls; Glen Ridge, N.J.), Stephen Elias (New York Red Bulls; Rye, N.Y.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Jacob Hernandez (Solar Chelsea SC; Mesquite, Texas), Nicholas Hinds (Plantation FC; Plantation, Fla.), Rey Ortiz (Carlsbad Lightning; San Diego, Calif.), Remington Pimm (IMG Academy; Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.)

5 comments about "Klinsmann's son named to camp roster".
  1. John Lander, October 18, 2011 at 10:53 a.m.

    Wow!!! Cali is the only state in the US with soccer players. Here we go again with the same BS. And we wonder why our national teams sucks

  2. Steven&linda Pedlow, October 18, 2011 at 1:12 p.m.

    16/36 (44%) from California, 4/36 (11%) from Florida, and 16/36 (44%) from the other 48 states (none from D.C.). That doesn't sound like a good scouting job.

  3. Joseph Pratt, October 20, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.

    Definitely looks like California bias. Do they visit Michigan? St. Louis? Weak effort by the scouts.

  4. Efrahim Fernandez, October 20, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.

    The system is broken. They continue to take kids who are physically a presence( speed and size) over technically sound players. Many of the ODP players can not use their non dominate leg for anything other then standing.. . There skill set with some is not up to par but they are fast, big or strong...

    .Cruyff said smaller players can become more talented players because they use their skill and mind over physical gifts.Xavi,Iniesta and Silva come to mind. I do not use Messi because though he is small he is super fast..On the USA side Freddy Adu has shown glimpses of being that kind of player but can not seem to get anytime on USMNT..

  5. Karl Ortmertl, October 20, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

    Does everyone take the job as US coach just to get their son playing time?

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