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Union U15 duo heading to Italy for tournament with United States U16 team

Selmir Miscic and Patrick Bohui both on the 20-player roster for the trip

Selmir Miscic in a Union U15 game against Seacoast United on April 7
Matt Ralph

Selmir Miscic and Patrick Bohui are joining back up with the United States U16 Boys National Team to try and help the U.S. defend their title from a year ago at a tournament in Italy that runs through May 2.

The U15 attacking duo are among 20 players called in by head coach Shaun Tsakiris for the Torneo delle Nazioni in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy.

The United States are in Group A for the competition, where they will play Italy on April 24, Libya on April 26 and Croatia on April 27.

“This will be a great test for our players,” Tsakiris said in a news release. “What I like about this tournament is that the teams we are facing are not only very good opponents, but they are also very different opponents, in their style, who they are and how they play. I’m excited to see how our players respond to different types of international talent.”

The rest of the tournament field includes Czech Republic, England, Japan and United Arab Emirates in Group B; Mexico, Romania, Russia and Slovenia in Group C; and Austria, Costa Rica, Norway and Portugal in Group D.

The U.S. won the 14th edition of the tournament last year. Midfielder Julian Anderson was the lone Philadelphia Union representative on that squad.

Miscic and Bohui have scored a combined 36 times in league play this season. Miscic leads the team with 23 goals.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Gavin Krenecki (Sacramento Republic; Fair Oaks, Calif.); Eliot Jones (New England Revolution; New Britain, Conn.)

DEFENDERS (7): Adrian Aguilar (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.) Israel Carrillo (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Eric Kinzner (Seattle Sounders; Tacoma, Wash.), Anton Sorenson (Crew SC Academy Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Kobey Stoup (Atlanta United FC; Montgomery, Ala.), Casey Walls (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Javier Casas Jr. (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.), Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.), Jack McGlynn (BW Gottschee; Middle Village, N.Y.), Alex Monis (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Ill.), Edwin Villarreal (FC Dallas; El Paso, Texas)

FORWARDS (6): Patrick Bohui (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Tyler Freeman (Sporting KC; Shawnee, Kan.), Selmir Miscic (Philadelphia Union; Royersford, Pa.), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Dantouma Toure (PDA; Trenton, N.J.), Dominic Vegaalban (Sacramento Republic; Rocklin, Calif.)