[ABU DHABI CAMP]
The U.S. under-15 boys national team head coach Hugo Perez
roster for a week-long international training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, that begins Friday, includes three players from the U-17 national team recently won the Aegean Cup:
starting left back Edwin Lara
, Nicholas Taitague
and Carlos Avilez
. Ben Lederman
of Barcelona's youth program is also in the team.
During the camp, the U-15s will play friendlies against Al Jazira FC on Monday, Oman on
Tuesday and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and again two days later.
The LA Galaxy Academy leads all teams with three players on the trip: Ateno
, Eric Lopez
and Hanif Wright
, younger brother of U-17 star Haji
. U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Erik Lopez (LA
Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.) DEFENDERS (6):
Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Ateno Ajeakwa (LA Galaxy; Gardena, Calif.), McKay
Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester FC; Saddle River, N.J.), Edwin Lara (Unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.) MIDFIELDERS (6):
Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Christopher Goslin (UFA Elite; Locust Grove,
Ga.), Ben Lederman (Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.) FORWARDS (6):
Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Leonardo Marquez (Odyssey South; Visalia, Calif.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden
State; South El Monte, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Hanif Wright (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.).
v curious to see if the coaches know what to do with Lederman...