U.S. Soccer names 78 players to Select Teams

November 30, 2011
U.S. Soccer names 78 players to Select Teams

The U.S. Soccer Technical Staff finalized its list of 78 Development Academy players who will be showcased in Select Games at the Development Academy Winter Showcase beginning Saturday in Sarasota, Florida. 

It’s a list of heavy-hitters that will be divided into two 1995 teams and two 1996s. 

Among the stars who will be on display are U17 Men’s National Team players Santiago Castano (No. 26 in the 2014 Top 100), Jake McGuire, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, defenders Carlos Romo, Sam Tweeton and Matthew Dorsey.

boys youth club soccer playersAcademy Select players in Sarasota, FL.
The Select Game action is always a prime opportunity to see which standouts truly rise to the top. Last year in Phoenix, Arizona, it was a coming out party of sorts for current professional player Villyan Bijev who showed a glimpse of what made him a sought after prospect. 

Who will shine this year? There are plenty of capable names. 

Rosters courtesy of U.S. Soccer: 
2011 Winter Showcase Academy Select Rosters

1995 Blue Select Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls), Ethan Horvath (Real Colorado)
DEFENDERS (6): Miguel Alves (Players Development Academy), Suliaman Dainkeh (D.C. United), Christian De Luna (San Jose Earthquakes), Matthew Habrowski (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves), Dakotah (Koty) Millard (South Carolina United Battery), Miguel Polley (Chicago Fire)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Brandon Aubrey (Dallas Texans), Kevin De La Torre (Pateadores), Adam Najem (New York Red Bulls)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake AZ), Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC), Connor Maloney (PA Classics), Jason Romero (De Anza Force), Ben Spencer (Chivas USA), Jamie Villareal (LA Galaxy)

1996 Blue Select Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Andrew Epstein (Colorado Rapids), Marius Heislitz (Georgia United)
DEFENDERS (5): Bryce Cregan (PA Classics), Matthew Dorsey (Houston Dynamo), Carlos Encina (FC Westchester), Manny Padilla (L.A. Galaxy), Carlos Romo (Santa Cruz Breakers)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Samuel Brown (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves), Chet Castellaw (Real So Cal), Brad Dunwell (Vardar SC Freiburg), Shareef El Saadi (Texas Rush), Zach Jackson (Texas SC), Eden Mendoza (Georgia United)
FORWARDS (5): Aaron Meyer (FC Dallas), Jeff Rhodes (Indiana United Fire Academy), Michael Seaton (D.C. United), Alex Tejera (NY Cosmos Academy), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea SC)

1995 Red Select Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jake McGuire (Chivas USA), Zachary Steffen (FC Delco)
DEFENDERS (5): Michael Amick (De Anza Force), Feliciano Charles (Dallas Texans), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea SC), Jalen Markey (Seattle Sounders FC), Jose O’Campo (Crossfire Premier)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Andrew Brody (Real Salt Lake AZ), Osvaldo Chavez (Texas Rush), Cristian Cruz (San Jose Earthquakes), Nicholas Gaitan (Albertson SC), Nick Jones (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), William Raygoza (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS (5): Markie Delgado (Chivas USA), Justin Dhillon (LA Galaxy), Romilio Hernandez (Baltimore Bays Chelsea), Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake AZ), Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls)

1996 Red Select Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Arie Ammann (McLean Youth Soccer), Jefferson Caldwell (North Carolina Fusion)
DEFENDERS (6): Jordan Cano (FC Dallas), Caleb Duvernay (CASL Chelsea), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA), George Miranda (Real So Cal), Gonzalo Rolon-Navarro (Cal Odyssey), Sam Tweeton (Real Colorado)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy), Rolando Muñoz (LA Galaxy), Victor Rolph (Colorado Rush), Aravind Sivukumar (De Anza Force), Joe Swenson (New York Red Bulls)
FORWARDS (5): Nathan Kohl (Crew Soccer Academy), Felipe Liborio (Strikers FC), Brian Pacheco (Pateadores), Joey Piatcyzyc (Sporting Kansas City), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC)