Future US Youth Players

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by DragonFly, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    Just an FYI:

    Adidas Elite Soccer Program is going on this week in Windsor CT at Loomis Chaffee school. This is an invite-only for top HS-age players identified by coaches in conjunction with US Youth Soccer.

    The few names that I looked up (of the 130+ listed) have played at some point for US teams (be it U15, U16, U17, etc.). I guess it's mostly for college coaches to scout. Guys like Beasley, Spector, Buddle, Martino, Karbassiyoon, Esky have all done this camp in the past (incl. Nguyen & Soroka last year).

    They started practice on Tuesday, but actual games are being played thurs-sunday. The games are open to the public, as are some of the practices.

    List of Players
    Schedule of Games & Practices

    Just a heads-up for anyone wanting to go see some of the current & future US Youth players and potential college stars (incl. Fro).

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    Great Post. Hopefully Marc Connolly will do an article on it like he did last year!

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004

  4. Beckham7

    Beckham7 Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Northern, California
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is also a Umoh Edu.
  5. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    Just one problem, the future of US soccer is right now in the hands of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Graders (and their coaches). Lets hope that coaching has progressed further than twenty years ago when the typical dope coach's idea of practice was to line up kids for an hour and let them shoot on goal.........
  6. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    Given the way US players usually shoot...I don't know if this is such a bad idea..
  7. JN_USA

    JN_USA New Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    Developement of soccer starts at a young age. 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade. Can I count on my son's coach, probably never. The coaches I've seen are commited parents but with minimal soccer knowledge. I thank them but I definetly put my experience when I can.

    Soccer at a young age in this country is minimal developement. Everyone runs after the ball like a swarm of bees. Once in a while you see a talent of a kid that you call Pele or Maradona.

    At what age do you see coaches help develop a kids talent?

    My son is 6 and he enjoys soccer. But he also loves basketball and baseball.
  8. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    One of the best things to do is to get the kids juggling. A kid who can juggle 200 times is going to be able to be magic on the field as he will develop the touch needed. Hint, dont inflate the ball too much for the novice juggler though.
  9. davide

    davide Member

    Mar 1, 2001

    All-Star teams from ESP event.

    Brown Cameron 2007 CMF Garland TX Solar SC
    Cava Eric 2007 CF Clarks Summit PA FC Delco
    Cruz Leone 2006 D Round Rock TX AU Capitals
    Duran Andrew 2007 CMF Mokena IL Chicago Magic
    Dworsky Bill 2006 CF Huntsville AL Dallas Texans
    Fitzgerald Akira 2006 GK Baltimore MD Baltimore Bays
    Guzman Juan 2006 AMF Charlotte NC Charlotte United
    Jaramillo James 2006 CMF Orem UT Inter FC
    Mitchell Matthew 2006 CF Tariffville CT FC Greater Boston Bolts
    Myers Chance 2006 CB Thousand Oaks CA So. Cal. United
    Newton Evan 2005 GK Virginia Beach VA US Soccer Residency
    Rice Barry 2006 CB Parma OH Cleveland Soccer Academy
    Rickards Patrick 2006 D Sacramento CA San Juan Sting
    Schilawski Zachary 2006 WF Cary NC CASL Elilte
    Tardy John 2007 LB Staten Island NY Brooklyn Patriots
    Walker Kenneth 2007 DMF Wickliffe OH Cleveland Soccer Academy
    Yates Drew 2006 CMF Severna Park MD Casa Mia Bays
    O'Brien Ciaran 2006 AMF Tacoma WA FC United

    Adlard Andrew 2007 CF New Berlin WI Brookfield Red
    Alexander Eric 2006 AMF Portage MI Vardar III
    Altidore Josmere 2007 CF Boca Raton FL Boca Juniors
    Bienenfeld Joshua 2006 AMF Huntingdon Valley PA FC Delco Crunch
    Blades Mark 2006 LB Lakewood OH CSA Impact
    Geathers Jamal 2006 CF Aiken SC Aiken Fire
    Giallombardo Andrew 2006 DMF Manalapan NJ BOM Metrostars
    Gonzalez Jose 2008 CMF Soquel CA SCC Breaker
    Hernandez Francisco 2006 GK Fresno CA Premier Roosevelt
    Hoss Taylor 2006 D Vancouver WA FC United
    Nimo Alex 2007 WF Portland OR FC Portland
    Sangeloty Matt 2006 GK Unionville CT Oakwood SC
    Subotic Neven 2005 DMF Bradenton FL US Soccer Residency
    Tierney Zach 2006 CB Wildwood MO Lou Fusz Soccer Club
    Villanueva Jonathan 2006 AMF Cedar Hill TX Dallas Texans
    Waspi Taylor 2006 CB Deer Park IL Chicago Magic
    Wiltse Mark 2006 D Belle Mead NJ PDA Cantona


    Subotic, Giallombardo and Altidore were in residency last Spring.

    Brown turned down residency.

    Cruz (87) played with the U-18s in 2004 after a stint in Mexico with Tigres.

    Duran was at Ballymena with the '89s recently.

    Jarmaillo is going to UCLA in 2006.

    Rickards, Walker, Yates, Wiltse, Villaneuva, and Waspi are all former Bradenton players. Hoss and O'Brien were invited to recent youth camps. Tardy (89), Gonzalez (89), and Hernandez (88) have a bit of youth Nat experience.

    Guzman and Mitchell were ESP all-stars in 2004.
  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Good stuff, davide.

    So basically, it looks like most of the top ESP players are current or former youth nats, several with residency experience. I suppose that implies that US Soccer is getting most of the better players.
  11. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    glad to see the lone Bama boy made the All Star team.
  12. numerista

    numerista New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Other possibilities ...
    1. The people making selections are biased towards kids with big resumes.
    2. The same people make the selections at ESP and in US soccer. (Is this true?)
    3. The same players are missed by both US soccer and ESP.

    Seeing how players like Dempsey, Feilhaber, and Wynne didn't attend ESP, #3 is a concern.
  13. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    Karbassiyoon only got in after his coach lobbied him in the waiting list. Someone got hurt so he got the chance. Turn out that he was the best player in the camp.
  14. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    According to Marc Connolly, these were the 10 standouts at the Adidas-ESP camp:
    Andrew Adlard
    Josh Bienenfeld
    Cameron Brown
    Leone Cruz
    Bill Dworsky
    Matt Mitchell
    Chance Myers
    Ciaran O'Brien
    Jonathan Villanueva
    Taylor Waspi

  15. IMOX77

    IMOX77 New Member

    Jun 15, 2003
    Long Island, NY
  16. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Does a name personify the perception of youth soccer in this country more than Taylor Waspi?
  17. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    True, and one could also make a case for beach-loving BS posters.
  18. Rob Base

    Rob Base Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    'Burque, NM
    Is that Dave Sarachan's son on the list?

    Also, an RC and a Moon-Pie to the first person to identify the Jeff Spicoli look-a-like.
  19. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001

    Well, there are several worthy candidates you could make a case for:

    Matthew Walker
    William Swetra
    Michael Stephens
    Chance Myers
    Paul Kopec
    Andrew Gallombardo
    Sean Danszeler

    But I pick Jonathan Rzepka because, like Spicoli, he actually looks stoned!
  20. the Next Level

    Mar 18, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I remember when I was being recruited to Marquette U. by Steve Adlard.

    I called his house to tell him I decided to commit to his school and his wife answers - he's outside with Andrew teaching him to ride a bike. She yells outside for Steve and they come running in like some old Lassie movie.

    Now the kid's a player. Wow I'm getting OLD! :)

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