Three players from the metropolitan area have been called into the U.S. Under-15 men’s youth national team’s 36-player training camp from Jan. 7-14 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
They were defender Drew Baiera (New York City FC) and midfielders Maximo Carrizo (NYCFC) and Nathan Worth (Red Bulls).
This the first traditional training camp for this age group since March 2020, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The camp will be held in accordance with U.S. Soccer’s comprehensive Return to Play protocols. U.S. Soccer is requiring all staff and players be fully vaccinated in order to attend YNT training camps.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2007 are age-eligible for the U-15 USMNT this year. The roster is made up of 33 players born in 2007 and three born in 2008 — midfielders Kellan LeBlanc (Philadelphia Union) and Carrizo as well as forward Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC).
Dan DeGeer, head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes’ U-17 side, will serve as the U-15 USMNT head coach for this camp.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Dylan Auffret (LAFC), Zackory Campagnolo (Orlando City SC), Angel Jaimes (Houston Dynamo), Jonathan Martinez (FC Dallas)
DEFENDERS (12): Tyler Austin (Inter Miami CF), Drew Baiera (New York City FC), Noah Betancourt (Rise Soccer Club), Carlos Castrejon (Real Salt Lake), Scott Chavira (Santa Cruz Breakers), Alvin Gonzalez-Flores (Total Futbol Academy), Gustavo Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Steven Jimenez (FC Cincinnati), Nicholas Noble (Chicago Fire), Maximo Nystrom (Portland Timbers), Connor Owen (Santa Cruz Breakers), Joshua Santiago (LAFC)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Owen Anderson (San Jose Earthquakes), Maximo Carrizo (New York City FC), Braxton Hayes (D.C. United), Aaron Hurge (Columbus Crew), Kellan LeBlanc (Philadelphia Union), David Lora Araux (Real Salt Lake), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF), Rohan Rajagopal (San Jose Earthquakes), Adrian Renteria (Charlotte FC), Nathan Worth (New York Red Bulls)
FORWARDS (10): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC), Justin Ellis (Inter Miami CF), Zavier Gozo (Real Salt Lake), Josmar Guandique (De Anza Force), Callum Lugton (Portland Timbers), Harbor Miller (LA Galaxy), Bryce Outman (FC Dallas), Charlie Rosenthal (LAFC), Gavin Turner (D.C. United), Etienne Veillard (Seattle Sounders FC)