Philadelphia Union Academy Under-14 defender Rayshaun McGann received his third youth international call-up of the year to join the United States Under-15 Boy's National Team on a trip to Italy and Slovenia April 21-May 2.
The U.S. team has been drawn into Group C of the tournament with Slovenia, Costa Rica and Croatia and will play its group matches in various cities across Slovenia. They kick the trip off with training in Italy before playing its opening match against Costa Rica on April 25.
McGann has been quite the frequent flyer in 2015, wrapping up a recent trip with the U-16 team for the Generation Adidas Cup in Frisco, Texas. The lone player on the team born in 2000, McGann started three matches at left back for a team that went 2-3 on the trip, failing to advance out of a tough group stage that included semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt and Brazilian club Palmeiras.
The 15-year-old defender joined the Academy last fall after spending the 2013-14 season with Boca United Football Club's U-13/14 team in his native Florida, the same club Union U-18 forward Sebastian Elney played with before joining the Union Academy. Prior to that, McGann played with the Wellington Wave Soccer Club in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
He has appeared in nine games, starting seven times for the U-14s since joining the club. Former Union coach John Hackworth is the head coach of the U.S. Under-15 team.