U.S. Under-15 Men’s Youth National Team Heads To Torneo Delle Nazioni In Austria, Italy And Slovenia

CHICAGO (April 19, 2022) – The US U15 men’s national youth team will compete in the 18th Torneo delle Nazioni, taking place from April 25 to May 1 at multiple venues in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Head coach Tom Heinneman has called up 20 players for the 12-team tournament, his second training camp for the U-15 MYNT.

Group B-placed USA take on Slovenia on Monday, April 25 (11:00am ET) and Belgium on Wednesday, April 27 (12:00pm ET). Both matches will be streamed, with USA-Slovenia being broadcast by tournament organizers via Slovenian FA platforms and USA-Belgium to be announced.

Following the group stage, USA will play two more games in a group of four with teams tied in the group stage. The placement semifinals are scheduled for Friday April 29th and the finals on Sunday May 1st.

US U-15 MYNT LINEUP BY PLACEMENT – TORNEO DELLE NAZIONI

GOALKEEPER (2): Zackory Campagnolo (Orlando City SC; Kissimmee, Fla.), Patryk Stechnij (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Illinois)

DEFENDERS (6): Davi Alexandre (New York Red Bulls; New York City, NY), Scott Chavira (Santa Cruz Breakers; San Jose, California), Michael Cortellessa (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas), Neil Pierre (Philadelphia Union; Lebanon, Pa.) , Luis Rivera (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Jeremiah White (NY Red Bulls; Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)

MIDFELD (5): Owen Anderson (San Jose Earthquake; San Rafael, Calif.), Kyrome Lumsden (LAFC; Lakewood, Calif.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; Weston, Fla.), Rohan Rajagopal (San Jose Earthquake; Los Altos, Calif. ) , Nathan Worth (New York Red Bulls; Chester, NJ)

FORWARD (7): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, NC), Grayson Carter (Portland Timbers; Boise, Idaho), Caden Glover (Saint Louis City SC; Columbia, Illinois), Zavier Gozo (Real Salt Lake; Eagle Mountain, Utah), Bryce Outman (Dallas FC; Fairview, Texas), Ruben Ramos (LA Galaxy; La Puenta, California), Gavin Turner (DC United; Fairfax, Virginia)

US U-15 MYNT SCHEDULE – TORNEO DELLE NAZIONI

Group C


Monday, April 25th

USA vs. Slovenia – 11am ET – Ajdovščina, Slovenia

Wednesday, April 27th

USA vs Belgium – 12pm ET – Rivignano, Italy

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Chile

Belgium

Czech Republic

Austria

England

Slovenia

Mexico

Norway

Italy

United States of America

Romania

Portugal

The team will follow the comprehensive US Soccer Back to play Minutes during the event. The federation requires all staff and players to be fully vaccinated to attend YNT training camps. As a leader in the sport, the health and safety of all participants is US Soccer’s top priority.

Players born on or after January 1, 2007 are age eligible for the U-15 MYNT this year. Heinemann has called up 19 players from 2007 and one from 2008 – Charlotte FC forward Nimfasha Berchimas.

The team previously met for national training camps in January and February as seven players have appeared in all three U-15 events this year. Three are making their U-15 MYNT debuts this year: goalkeeper Patryk Stechnij, defender Davi Alexandre and forward Caden Glover.

The Torneo delle Nazioni was created in 2004 and this year marks the 18th edition of the Torneo delle Nazioni as the competition returns in full force after a reduced four-team tournament last year. A number of current senior USMNT players took part in the competition. Forward Tim Weah helped USA win the 2015 tournament by scoring against Austria in the final. In 2017, George Bello, Gianluca Busio, Joe Scally and Gio Reyna led USA to the tournament title, with Scally and Reyna scoring goals in the final against England. Most recently, goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina stopped USA at the 2019 tournament before earning his first two senior call-ups in the past six months.

The squad’s 20 players are based at 15 clubs, including 14 MLS academies. Three players come from the New York Red Bulls, two each for FC Dallas, the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake. The only non-MLS player is Santa Cruz Breakers defenseman Scott Chavira. Players come from 11 states, led by five from California.

Many players who were called to this camp were involved BioSteel YNT Regional Identification Centers last spring, one-day training sessions bringing top players together in their home regions.

With the launch of US Soccer’s YNT U-14 Talent ID program in 2019, the U-15 USMNT cycle will last just one year. The biannual Concacaf boys’ U-15 championship will be held next in 2023.

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