When the U.S. Under-15 boy's national team convened a camp at Home Depot Center on Sunday, there was one familiar name among the group.
Jonathan Klinsmann. Yes, it's Jurgen's son.
The younger Klinsmann is a goalkeeper in the 36-player camp, a week-long event U.S. Soccer uses to identify top youth talent.
Here is the full camp roster, which features three members of the New York Red Bulls Academy, and players from six other MLS academies:
U.S. Under-15 Boy's National Team Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union; Whitehill, Pa.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Strikers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif), Parker Siegfried (Newark Area SA; Granville, Ohio)
DEFENDERS– Billy Abdallah (Fullerton Rangers; Monterey Park, Calif.), Guillermo Bermudez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), David Chavez (Juventus Forza; Redwood City, Calif.), Yosimar Hernandez (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Jean Orvil Jr. (West Pines United; Miramar, Fla.), Pablo Pelaez (Albion SC; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Max Stiegwardt (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Maple Grove, Minn.)
MIDFIELDERS– Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Ivan Canales (West Coast FC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Chet Castellaw (Real So Cal; Hidden Hills, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Orestis Sousonis (New York Red Bulls; Dover, N.J.), Benny Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), David Villegas (Elk Grove Everton; Sacramento, Calif.), Sean Wilson (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Gedion Zelalem (Olney Rangers; Bethesda, Md.)
FORWARDS– Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Minneapolis, Minn.), Marc Calderon (South Bay Gunners; Huntington Park, Calif.), Coy Craft (Fusion FC; Glade Springs, Va.), Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls; Glenridge, N.J.), Stephen Elias (New York Red Bulls; Rye, N.Y.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Gove, Ill.), Jacob Hernandez (Solar Chelsea SC; Mesquite, Texas), Nicholas Hinds (Plantation FC; Plantation, Fla.), Rey Ortiz (Carlsbad Lightning; San Diego, Calif.), Remington Pimm (IMG Academy; Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.), Alejandro Vergara (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.)
I agree, not one players from DC academy one of the best in the country.
When I read the part about Shaq’s son being a small point guard as a comparison to Jurgen’s son as a gk, I bursted out in a heavy laughter… hahaha +1
Clearly you have not experienced the sheer… ennui that is Bobby Crosby as your starting shortstop…
How many current USMNT players played USMNT U15 or U16 and came up through this process? Does anyone know or is there information on this?
It’s official Jonathan Klinsman is called into camp because the Senior National Team Manager is sleeping with his Mom. It’s coming out in the next edition of News of the World. Gotta love the English press they are so on top of these things.
Two kids from Minnesota, awesome!
He recently stated he is willing to play for the US, so………
Doesn’t that describe every African country
WTF? USSF is finalizing citizenship for him but won’t do anything for Fagundez? I smell agenda
it’s official, we SBI junkies can bitch about anything.
Anyone know if they still do that two year full time residency program in Florida for U-17s?