The U.S. U-15 boys national team is in Poland for a UEFA Development Tournament that begins Monday against Iceland.
The U-15s took seven players from the FC Dallas academy that recently
won the FC Bayern adidas Campus Cup, beating Dinamo Zagreb, 3-0, in the semifinals and host Bayern Munich in a shootout in the final after it rallied to tie the game, 2-2.
The squad --
all players were born in 2005 -- also includes Francis Jacobs
, who recently signed a pro contract with Orange County SC.
The USA will also face Poland on Wednesday and Russia on
Friday. PA Classics academy director Steve Klein
will coach the U-15s, who attended this summer's U-14 YNT National Talent Identification Camp. U.S. U-15 Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Victor Gomez (FC Dallas), Emmanuel Ochoa (San Jose Earthquakes). DEFENDERS (6):
Edwin Avalos (Morelia/MEX), Nati
Clarke (Sporting KC), Pranav DuBroff (FC Dallas), Joshua Hardin (Seattle Sounders FC), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC), Nolan Norris (FC Dallas). MIDFIELDERS (6):
Julio Benitez (Real
Salt Lake AZ), Robert Deziel (Celta Vigo/ESP), Diego Hernandez (FC Dallas), Francis Jacobs (Orange County SC), Jordan Jones (FC Dallas), Sergio Oregel (Chicago Fire). FORWARDS (6):
Akalu (Sporting Kansas City), Reed Baker-Whiting (Seattle Sounders FC), Italo Jenkins (Atlanta United FC), Kevin Kelley (FC Dallas), Anthony Ramirez (FC Dallas), Robert Willcot (LAFC).