Roster: U.S. U-15 boys head to Italy with five foreign-based players

MLS's youngest Homegrown signing, the youngest player to sign a USL Championship pro contract, and five foreign-based players are part of the 19-player U.S. U-15 national team roster for the Torneo delle Nazioni in Gradisca, Italy (April 23 to May 5). The USA, which will be coached by PA Classics academy director Steve Klein, faces India (April 28), Slovenia (April 29) and Mexico (April 30) in the tournament’s group stage.

U.S. U-15 boys national team
Damian Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.)
Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire academy; Addison, Ill.)
John Carlos Cortez (New York Red Bulls academy; Ridgewood, N.J.)
Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union academy; Philadelphia, Pa.)
Antonio Leone (LAFC academy; Long Beach, Calif.)
Hans Leza (Houston Dynamo academy; Houston, Texas)
Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC academy; Everett, Wash.)
Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/Spain; Barcelona, Spain)
Kenan Hot (New York Red Bulls academy; Lincroft, N.J.)
Nicolas Perez Guillen (Deportivo Toluca FC/MEX; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Allan Rodriguez (Chicago Fire academy; Elkhart, Ind.)
Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.)
Leonardo Torres (San Antonio FC; San Antonio, Texas)
Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Springfield, Va.)
Austin Brummett (Seattle Sounders FC academy/Tacoma Defiance; Seattle, Wash.)
Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City academy; Omaha, Neb.)
Cesar Cordova (Houston Dynamo academy; Humble, Texas)
Luca Koleosho (CF Reus Deportiu/Spain; Trumbull, Conn.)
Federico Oliva (Atletico Madrid/Spain; Madrid, Spain)

One of the team's goalkeepers is Gabriel Slonina (pictured above), who in March signed with the Chicago Fire to became the second youngest player to sign for MLS after Freddy Adu and the youngest Homegrown signing. He turns 15 on May 15.

Midfielder Leonardo Torres became the youngest pro signing in USL Championship history when he inked with San Antonio FC in February.

Forward Austin Brummett, who turned 15 in February, last weekend became the youngest player ever to play in a USL Championship game when he came on in the 55th minute of the Tacoma Defiance's 4-0 loss at Phoenix. Brummett was born in Bow, New Hampshire, and played for Seacoast United before leaving home as an eighth grader to enter the Seattle Sounders' homestay program.

The foreign-based players include three from Spain: Luca Koleosho, formerly of Manhattan Kickers FC, Federico Oliva, who hails from Chicago and moved to Spain at age 9, and Devan Tanton. Netherlands-based Aethan Yohannes previously played for D.C. United's U-12 and U-13 Development Academy teams. Texas-born Nicolas Perez Guillen is part of Liga MX Toluca's youth program.

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