YNT-eligible college players -- *2019* thread

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Sandon Mibut, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Thought I'd get this started for the new year for the USYNT college kids, beginning with incoming freshman who have been called up to the U20, U19 or U18 teams this cycle or the U17 team the last cycle.

    Given that pretty much every American player in college in 2019 will be YNT-eligible, feel free to post any kids you find interesting and worthy of a post.

    Anyway, here we go.

    Nico Benalcazar (01), D, New York City academy – Wake Forest

     
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  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    UC Irvine, of all schools, has the consensus top-rated recruiting class in the country, including three 01s who have been called up to the 18s.

    Edward Berumen (01), D/M, Sacramento Republic academy – UC Irvine



    Kwabena Boateng (01), D, Sacramento Republic academy – UC Irvine



    Oscar Cervantes (00), M, LA Galaxy academy – UC Irvine

     
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  3. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Khai Brisco (00), D, Seattle Sounders academy – Washington



    Sam Fowler (00), GK, Seattle Sounders academy - Washington

    https://gohuskies.com/news/2018/11/...sign-eight-for-the-2019-season.aspx?path=msoc (Scroll down)

    Fowler is class of 18 and signed with U-Dub last year but took a gap year to play with Sounders II.
     
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  4. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Cameron Duke (01), M, Sporting Kansas City academy – Duke (I mean, where else was a guy with that name gonna play?)

     
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  5. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
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    Kendall Edwards (01), D, Atlanta United academy – NC State



    Tonny Temple (00), F, Philadelphia Union academy - NC State



    The Pack had also gotten a verbal commitment from Nathan Harriel, an 01 defender from Florida, who has gotten some YNT love, but instead he joined the Philadelphia Union academy in the hopes of getting a pro deal with Bethlehem Steel and eventually, one assumes, the Union.
     
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  6. Sandon Mibut

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  8. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Patrick Schulte (01), GK, St. Louis FC academy – Saint Louis



    Stefan Stojanovic (01), F, Sockers FC – Saint Louis

     
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  9. Sandon Mibut

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    Kris Shakes (01), GK, Philadelphia Union academy – Penn State



    I was kinda hoping he'd sign with UAB just for selfish pun reasons.
     
  11. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    There are a handful of other YNT kids who have reportedly verbally committed (and have probably signed an LOI) but whose schools haven't announced the signing yet.

    One thing, however, that is very apparent is that fewer and fewer of the YNT kids are going the college soccer route which is, undeniably, a sign of progress. Most of the top 00s and 01s are already pros.
     
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  12. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    FCD signing night rundown:
    https://www.fcdallas.com/youth/chase-signing-night-2019

    The U19 scademy boys are below (list doesn't include the top 2019s at FCD: Thomas Roberts, Bryan Reynolds, and Jesus Ferreira). Always a nice surprise to how many non-DA players (the premier teams, etc.) have NCAA opportunities. Anyway...........

    Jorge Almaguer Northern Illinois University
    Judson Burns Clemson
    Michael Collodi Colombia
    Julian Hinajosa UNC
    Kevin Kim Mercer
    Mark Roby South Carolina
    Andres Quevedo Syracuse
    Nathan Toledo Colombia

    One name jumped out at me as being missing from the list. Edwin Cerrillo had committed to Maryland. Another sign he's about to go pro? The DA site says forward Johan Gomez is a 2019. He'd committed to Portland, and I don't see him on the list. [TDS lists him as a 2020. Maybe that's right? I don't know.] But he's another one I can see signing with the USL team....................
     
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  13. CaptainD

    CaptainD Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    And where else would a guy named Cameron Kerr play.... :)
     
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  14. Kombucha

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    Jul 1, 2016
    Club:
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    This guy looks like he was eligible for this thread 20 years ago.
     
  15. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Is that college in Bogata?
     
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  16. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Well, when your dad's the coach...
     
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  17. Luksarus

    Luksarus Member

    United States
    Jul 27, 2018

    Adrian Villegas '00 will attend Southern Oregon University (NAIA). Strange destination for a former recurring player of U17MNT.
     
  18. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Nice find, thanks for pointing this out.

    It is, indeed, an odd choice given his pedigree but he may not have had the D-I grades or expected to be a pro and may not have been NCAA eligible as a result of dealings with agents or pro clubs.

    That said, while it was a while ago, NAIA colleges in Oregon have some history with producing players of note. Brent Goulet led the US to the 1988 Olympics and was the US Soccer player of the year after tearing it up at Warner Pacific. Sure, the landscape has changed a tad since then, but it can still be done.

    Look no further than Christian Ramirez, who played at NAIA Concordia (after starting at UCSB).
     
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  19. Luksarus

    Luksarus Member

    United States
    Jul 27, 2018
    Some other players who have committed:
    -Leonardo Sepulveda '01 (LA Galaxy) - UCLA
    -Will Sands '00 (NYCFC) - Georgetown
    -Sal Rasizzi '01 (NYCFC) - Army West Point
    -Alex Rando '01 (NYCFC) - Stanford
    -Michael Pellegrino '01 (Philadelphia Union) - Notre Dame
    -Blake Malone '01 (Seattle) - Tar Heels
    -Matthew Hoppe '01 (Barca Academy) - San Diego
    -Jorge Hernandez '00 (LA Galaxy) - UC Irvine
    -Cameron Fisher '01 (Barca Academy) - North Carolina
    -Victor Bezerra '00 (Chicago Fire)- Indiana
     
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  20. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    FCD U19...…………..
    1102445571074342912 is not a valid tweet id
     
  21. xbhaskarx

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    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States




    Also there are plenty of kids spending only spending a year or two in college before signing homegrown deals, the draft numbers don't take them into account...
     
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  22. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Stanford announced its incoming recruits this week, including a couple of players with YNT experience - 01 NYCFC GK Alex Rando and 01 F Gabe Segal from the same Bethesda club that produced Jeremy Ebobisse and Gedion Zelalem.



    (Granted, LOI releases always make incoming players seem like Messi, but Stanford also has a few incoming freshman who sound pretty intriguing.)
     
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  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Oooof. Brandon Terwege not holding back.……………………..

     
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  24. ussoccer97531

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
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    There aren't many good things you will read about Salcedo. UCLA has underachieved for years. He doesn't appear to develop talent all that well.
     

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