The US U14 Boys National Team Camp has been training all week under the watchful eye of coach Manny Schellscheidt.
A collection of 36 players have made their way to the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. for the camp that ends this Friday.
The group includes players who took part in January’s eight-day training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico, including Michael Gray, Devonte Small, Kellyn Acosta, Kevin Labastida, Scott Levene and Dylan Greenberg, to name a few.
The U14s enjoyed their second round of scrimmages Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 defeat to Aztec and winning a 4-1 match against the U15 L.A. Rampage.
Strong performances included Zachary Pfeffer, a midfielder with good size and instincts. Pfeffer, of Yardley Makefield Soccer, recorded an assist during action against the Rampage.
Paul Arriola was also good as a striker who runs with the ball well. A product of the Chula Vista Rangers, Arriola is dangerous and active around the goal.Michael Chang
, of Sockers FC, also shined in the midfield with his aggressiveness and quick feet. PA Classics midfielder Russell Canouse also made a big impact on the field with his versatility.
The U14 team will wrap up the camp when it plays its final set of scrimmages Friday night.
U14 BNT CAMP ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Davis (Charlotte United FC), Ethan Horvath (Real Colorado), Scott Levene (Beachside SC), Zackary Steffen (FC Delco).
DEFENDERS: Kellyn Acosta (ASG Gold), Russell Canouse (PA Classics), Feliciano Charles (CD Chivas), Dylan Greenberg (Dix Hills), Matthew Habrowski (Deanza Force), Trevor Haberkorn
(Solar SC), Michael Hinkson (CASL), Emilio Huerta
(Deanza Force), Austin Marques (ISC Strikers), Matthew Miazga (NY Red Bulls), Vincent Reyes (LAFC Chelsea), Christian Sady
(New England Aztecs).
MIDFIELDERS: Michael Chang
(Sockers FC), Nicko Corriveau (Bethesda SC), Emerson Hyndman (Dallas Texans), Anthony Jeffries (Chicago Fire Juniors), Emilio Lopez (Madison FC), Antonio Murillo (Brazil FC), Adam Najem (NY Red Bulls), Zachary Pfeffer (YMS Celtic), Miguel Polley
(Michigan Wolves), Christian Rodriguez (LMVS Hawks), John Toher (NY Red Bulls), Travis Wannemuehler (FC Evansville).
FORWARDS: Martin Arrieta (LAFC Chelsea), Paul Arriola (Chula Vista Rangers), Michael Gray (Las Vegas FC), Kevin Labastida (Fullerton Rangers), Kennedy O’Shea (DC United), Devonte Small (Dallas Texans), Antonio Velazquez (Neusport Green), Henry Wingo (NW Nationals).