Philadelphia Union Academy teammates Dante Huckaby and Selmir Miscic are heading to Portland for a United States U14 team training camp.
The duo were among 36 players to receive invites from U14 head coach Clint Peay.
“In the age group, it’s important to have a good base of players in our pool to look at for the future,” Peay said in a news release. “For this camp, the idea is to open it up to a bunch of new players who, maybe haven’t had a chance, but have excelled on the field (with their clubs) to give them a chance, to play in an environment like this. Out of the 36 players, 33 have never been into a U.S. Youth National Team camp before. We are looking to expand the U-14 player pool by looking at some new players to see where they are.”
During the camp, the U-14 BNT will play an intrasquad match as well as a pair of friendlies against Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders Development Academy teams, a mix of 2002 and 2003 birth year players.
Huckaby, a Morgantown, West Virginia native, joined the academy last season and had four goals in 26 appearances for the U13 and U14 teams. Miscic, of Royersford, Pa., had 17 goals in 25 appearances between the U13 and U14 teams in his first season in the academy.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Mitchell Budler (Shattuck-St. Mary's; Lincoln, Neb.), Nickolas Cardona (New England Revolution; Roxbury, Mass.), Lucas Hatsios (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Gavin Krenecki (Sacramento Republic FC; Fair Oaks, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (12): Mateo Acosta (FC United; Skokie, Ill.), Diego Alvarado (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.), Owen Barber (Atlanta United FC; Clinton, Miss.), Dominic Briones (Columbus Crew SC; Pickerington, Ohio), Maxwell Brown (Internationals SC; Aurora, Ohio), Cesar Carbajal (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Abedi Godefroid (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.), Alexsander Jovel (DC United; Silver Spring, Md.), David Mysiuk (Chicago Fire; Bourbonnais, Ill.), Andre Ramos (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Gavin Tabije (New York Red Bulls; Matawan, N.J.), Dominic Vegaalban (Sacramento Republic FC; Rocklin, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Alejandro Alvarado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jacob Bergin (Cleveland United; Rocky River, Ohio), Henry Cordova (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Alejandro Herrera (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Austen Herring (Southampton FC; Kidlington, U.K.), Dante Huckaby (Philadelphia Union; Morgantown W. Va.), Anthony Miron (Real So Cal; Pacoima, Calif.), Jay Portela (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Michael Sherlock (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kai Walsh (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
FORWARDS (10): Brandon Bryant (Orlando City SC; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Caden Clark (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Medina, Minn.), Lorenzo DiMercurio (Weston FC; Biscayne Park, Fla.), Edward Mendy (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Selmir Miscic (Philadelphia Union; Royersford, Pa.), Sebastian Nava (LA Galaxy; Wilmington, Calif.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Anthony Sorenson (Crew Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Aidan Wolf (Columbus Crew SC; Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Joseph Zalinsky (New York Red Bulls; Brick, N.J.)