U15 BNT kicks off 2022 with California camp

by U.S. Soccer
January 7, 2022
U15 BNT kicks off 2022 with California camp

The U.S. Under-15 Men’s Youth National Team will kick off its 2022 programming with a 36-player training camp from Jan. 7-14 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U-15 USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB) - JANUARY TRAINING 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), Avian 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)

It’s the first traditional training camp for this age group since March 2020, before the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event 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. As a leader in the sport, the health and safety of all participants is the top priority for the Federation.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2007 are age-eligible for the U-15 USMNT this year. The 36-player roster is made up of 33 players born in 2007 and three born in 2008 -- midfielders Maximo Carrizo (New York City FC) and Kellan LeBlanc (Philadelphia Union) as well as forward Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC).

Dan DeGeer, head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes’ U-17s, will serve as the U-15 USMNT head coach for this training camp. Many players called to camp were involved in BioSteel YNT Regional Identification Centers this spring, one-day training sessions that bring together top players in their home regions. Twenty-two clubs are represented on the roster, including 18 Major League Soccer academies. Three players each come from Inter Miami CF, LAFC and Real Salt Lake.

WIth the launch of U.S. Soccer’s YNT U-14 Talent ID program in 2019, the U-15 USMNT cycle lasts only one year. The biannual Concacaf Boys’ U-15 Championship is next set to be contested in 2023.