Roster: Eighty players called in for U.S. West Regional U-14 talent ID camp

U.S. Soccer's revamped U-14 youth national team program is getting underway with four 20-player teams -- LA, North Cal, Northwest and Southwest -- at a Jan. 17-21 West Regional Mini-Camp in Carson, California.

The camp will be run by youth national team head coach Clint Peay, Director of Talent Identification (TID) Tony Lepore, and the three boys’ TID Managers, Henry Brauner, Garrett Biller and Cris da Silva. The four teams will be coached by U.S. youth national team network scouts and Development Academy coaches.

After one day of training, the teams will compete in a round robin.

Northwest Select
GOALKEEPERS (2): Levi Bieber (Washington Premier FC), Wyatt Nelson (Seattle United).
DEFENDERS (6): Javier Blas (Portland Timbers), Braden Ferreira (Pac-Northwest), Dan Jackson (FC Hawaii – iD2), Jaggar Judkins (Washington Premier FC), Luke Yanello (Portland Timbers), Diego Pena Salgado (Seattle United).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Miguel Arellano (Utah Soccer Alliance), Reed Baker-Whiting (Seattle Sounders FC), Yojany Espiritu (Portland Timbers), Henri Kim Godbout (Crossfire Premier), Alex Hall (Pac-Northwest), Farhan Moustafa (Washington Premier FC).
FORWARDS (6): Clemente Esquivel (Pac-Northwest), Josh Hardin (Seattle Sounders FC), Antonio Herrera (Seattle Sounders FC), Derek Johnson (Pac-Northwest), Michael Luande (Washington Premier FC), Trevor Walk (Utah Soccer Alliance).
Coaches: Bill Irwin (YNT Network Scout- Portland), Brayton Knapp (Seattle Sounders FC).

North Cal Select
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jacob Rivera Gomez (Players North Soccer Club), Emmanuel Ochoa (Breakers FC).
DEFENDERS (6): Angel Arriaga (Santa Rosa United), Ezekiel Cruz (Sacramento Republic FC), Kevin Hwong (San Jose Earthquakes), Ethan Kohler (San Jose Earthquakes), Nathan Rodrigues (San Jose Earthquakes), Fernando Varelas (Stockton TLJ).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alex Chow (San Jose Earthquakes), Nathan Cochenour (Sacramento Republic FC), Dwayne Eqing (San Joaquin Valley Soccer Academy), Luis Angel Flores (Ceres Earthquakes FC), Lucas Liu (Sacramento Republic FC), Martin Kwende (San Jose Earthquakes), Randol Vila (San Jose Earthquakes).
FORWARDS (5): Sebastian Carbajal (Napa United 1839 Academy), Jose Cortez (San Jose Earthquakes), Elvin Maldonado (Silicon Valley Soccer Academy), Alex Salazar (San Jose Earthquakes), Dylan Tellado (San Jose Earthquakes)
Coaches: Luciano Fusco (San Jose Earthquakes), Deejae Johnson (YNT Network Scout- Northern Calif.).

LA Select
GOALKEEPERS (2): Marcos Herrera (LAFC), Noah Livingston (LAFC).
DEFENDERS (6): Hgeiler Alvarez (Total Futbol Academy), Tyler Bindon (LAFC), Andy Garcia (Pateadores), Jonathan Moreno (LA Galaxy), Diego Rosales (LAFC), Demitrious Tanks (LA Galaxy).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Diego Ceja (LAFC), Francis Jacobs (Irvine Strikers), Bryan Moyado (LAFC), Alexander Salas (LAFC), Brandon Tellez (LA Galaxy), David Vasquez (Total Futbol Academy), Marcus Vasquez (Santa Barbra SC).
FORWARDS (5): Edu Beltran (LAFC), Miguel Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Steven Ramirez (Irvine Strikers), Jonathan Ruvalcaba (LA Galaxy), Alixson Soukup (LAFC).
Coaches: Shawn Beyer (YNT Network Scout- Southern Calif.), Josh Hill (YNT Network Scout- Southern Calif.).

Southwest Select Roster by Position (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ramses Martinez (San Diego Surf), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Real Salt Lake AZ).
DEFENDERDS (7): Haroun Conteh (Phoenix Rising), Alex Lopez (San Diego Surf), Alexander Lopez (Phoenix Rising), Bryan Moreno (LAFC), Angel Robles (Real Salt Lake AZ), Jarrod Smith (Arsenal Arizona), Ethan Zamora (San Diego Surf).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Julio Benitez (Real Salt Lake AZ), Isaac Calderon (Las Vegas Soccer Academy), Massimo Erfani (San Diego Surf), Xavi Gnaulati (San Diego Surf), Yahir Gonzalez (Real Salt Lake AZ), Diego Lopez ((San Diego Surf), Brooklyn Raines (Barca Academy).
FORWARDS (4): Luke Burns (Phoenix Rising), Dominic Kallay (Real Salt Lake AZ), Miles Mukherjea-Gehrig (San Diego Surf), Terron Williams (San Diego Surf).
Coaches: Mike Kraus (Real Salt Lake), Miroslav Pejkic (YNT Network Scout- Southern Calif.).

10 comments about "Roster: Eighty players called in for U.S. West Regional U-14 talent ID camp".
  1. Wallace Wade, January 18, 2019 at 9:16 a.m.

    Not 1 player from Texas or the Southern United States? Am I missing something? Texas isn’t part of the Southwest?

  2. frank schoon replied, January 18, 2019 at 10:36 a.m.

    Maybe in the U8 national team selection...

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, January 18, 2019 at 4:26 p.m.

    The article is perhaps unclear.

    This is information about selections from red  (western) zone on the map. Texas is in the purple (central) zone. There are 4 teams of 20 for each of the 3 zones.

  4. Wallace Wade, January 18, 2019 at 11:17 a.m.

    Ha! Maybe so. If you are focusing on developing young talent at the “National Team” level and there is not  ☝️ Player from the entire State of Texas, that speaks volumes! Isn’t NTSA the largest soccer association in the USA? If not, maybe the second largest? 

  5. James Dunn, January 18, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

    Gentlemen: I believe this article focused only on the US West Region. Texas is not included with that region. Just FYI

  6. frank schoon replied, January 18, 2019 at 12:04 p.m.

    Wow, my mistake, I had no idea Texas wasn't out in the west. Boy, those old cowboys movies certainly misplaced my sense of geography....

  7. Wallace Wade, January 18, 2019 at 11:51 a.m.

    Maybe so. I would think “Southwest Selection“ would include Texas. 

  8. Goal Goal, January 18, 2019 at 3:48 p.m.

    I thought Texas seceded from the Union. 

  9. frank schoon replied, January 18, 2019 at 5:18 p.m.


  10. humble 1, January 19, 2019 at 2:58 p.m.

    The title does specify the West region.  The article itself refers to the National program by gives details of a West specific activity.  The map does not label either the West or National Regions, rather is for Key Markets, which rather than supporting the content reveals another new USSF Youth Program that ignores most youth in the USA as it completely focuses on large metro areas.  

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