U.S. Soccer is hosting a Boys Youth National Team Regional Identification Center in Carson, California on May 5. The Boys YNT Regional ID events are used to help with the process of assembling a roster and player pool for the Youth National Teams. Southern California is the latest market to take part in the series.
U.S. Soccer specifically identified key metropolitan markets across the country for these events and has been hosting them in the regionally specific venues throughout 2021. Dallas, Philadelphia, South Carolina, and Florida are just some of the previous stops for these identification events.
Twenty-nine players were called into the 2004 age group for the identification camp. LA Galaxy Academy and LAFC lead the way with seven players a piece on the roster. Noticeably LAFC Homegrowns Tony Leone and Erik Dueñas, both of whom have been playing with the Mexico Youth National Teams recently, are absent for this roster. LAFC Homegrown forward Christian Torres is on the roster for this event.
Youth National Team coach Gonzalo Segares is overseeing the event. Tony Lepore, U.S. Soccer Talent ID Director, and Alex Zotinca, U.S. Soccer Talent ID Manager, are also scheduled to be in attendance. Mike Kraus, Shawn Beyer, and Mickey Pejkic are also listed as part of the staff for the event.
2004 Boys YNT Regional Identification Center Roster - Carson, California
Armando Avila (LAFC), Eric Ayala (Xolos), Juan Calderon (LA Galaxy), Ky Mani Dade (LA Galaxy), Franco De Luna (LAFC), Nicholas Dunbar (LA Galaxy), Niall Dunn (Phoenix Rising), Calvin Fodrey (San Diego Loyal), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC), Miguel-Angel Hernandez (LA Galaxy), Christopher Jaime (LAUFA), Ian Mai (San Diego Loyal), Samuel Mendoza (Barca Residency Academy), Nico Nava (Xolos), Nathan Ordaz (LAFC), Oluwakorede Osundina (Barca Residency Academy), Donovan Palomares (LAFC), Nicolas Perez (LA Galaxy), Walter Portales (LA Galaxy), Dylan Presto (LAFC), Adan Rodriguez (RSL-AZ), Jonathan Santillan (LA Galaxy), Christian Torres (LAFC), Brady Treinen (CAL United Strikers), Blaize Xzavian Hardy (Phoenix Rising), Favian Vazquez (LAFC), Phillie Villapudua (Barca Residency Academy), Owen Zarnick (Pateadores)