Two Chivas USA youth players to join U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla.
Two Chivas USA youth players were included on the list of 40 players who will be part of U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., for the Fall 2010 Semester, which was announced today. Jake McGuire, a goalkeeper from Chino, and Kevin de la Torre, a forward from Winchester, are the two Chivas USA players to join the U.S. Under-17 Team in Bradenton. In addition, a player from Chivas de Guadalajara, defender Luis Martir, has also been included.
“We’re thrilled that two players from our youth system will be in Bradenton with the United States Under-17 National Team this fall,” said Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen Hamilton. “We put a lot of effort into our youth system and are always proud when these players, who work incredibly hard, are given great opportunities like this.”
Every player in Residency was born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, and is age-eligible to compete in next year’s CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. The U.S. players live on campus at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and train in the morning under the guidance of head coach Wilmer Cabrera and assistant coaches Paul Caffrey, Gerson Echeverry, Paul Grafer and Erik Imler. In the afternoon, the players attend classes at St. Stephens Episcopal School.
Beginning in 1999, the Residency Program has given players an opportunity to grow and move up the ladder in the world of soccer and become professionals in Major League Soccer, some of the biggest clubs in Europe and even make an impact on the full U.S. Men's National Team. Since its inception, more than 300 players have been through the full-time Residency Program, and more than 100 of those players have moved on to Major League Soccer, or the professional leagues in Europe, and nineteen players have also registered at least one cap with the full National Team. For more information on the program or the team, please visit www.ussoccer.com.
United States Under-17 National Team Fall 2010 Residency Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Wade Hamilton (Arsenal FC; Murietta, Calif.), Jake McGuire (Chivas USA; Chino, Calif.), Kendall McIntosh (Mustang Academy; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Fernando Pina (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (12): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Russell Canouse (NY Red Bulls; Lancaster, Pa.), Mobi Fehr (Tokyo Verdy 1969; Tokyo, Japan), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea Academy; Roanoke, Texas), Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara; Los Angeles, Calif.), Alessandro Mion (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.), Cole Nagy (Real Salt Lake-AZ; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Miguel Polley (Derby County Wolves; West Bloomfield, Mich.), Tarik Salkicic (Strictly Soccer; Pinellas Park, Fla.), Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey; Clovis, Calif.), Andrew Souders (Crew Soccer Academy; Amherst, Ohio), Danny Zaid (Camp Elite Guatemala; Guatemala City)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Ricardo Aldape (Lemont Raiders; Chicago Heights, Ill.), Joe Amon (South Carolina United FC; Summerville, S.C.), Marco Delgado (Cosmo Academy West; Glendora, Calif.), Ruben Duran (Las Vegas Premier; Las Vegas, Nev.), Patrick Foss (D.C. United; South Riding, Va.), Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier; Chula Vista, Calif.), Jared Hegardt (Notts Forest FC; San Diego, Calif.), Ryan Masch (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Nico Melo (Florida Rush; Kissimmee, Fla.), Antonio Murillo (Neusport; Las Vegas, Nev.), Adam Najem (NY Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Marc Pelosi (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Esteban Rodriguez (Cosmos Academy West; Palmdale, Calif.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Colton Storm (HMMS Eagle FC; Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
FORWARDS (9): Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC; Chula Vista, Calif.), Kevin De La Torre (Chivas USA; Winchester, Calif.), Daniel Flores (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Kellen Gulley (MS Chicago Fire Juniors; Clinton, Miss.), Edwin Luna (P.A.C. Tigres; San Jose, Calif.), Alex Muyl (Cosmos Academy East; New York, N.Y.), Andrew Oliver (Westside United; Indianapolis, Ind.), Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs; North Hollywood, Calif.), Cole Seiler (Anderson, S.C.; CESA)
Chivas USA will face the Philadelphia Union this Saturday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT) and will be broadcast live on TeleFutura and W Radio 690 AM, and on a one-hour tape delay on Prime Ticket. The Red-and-White will return home to face the LA Galaxy in the Honda Super Clásico on Sunday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. PT. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com/tickets.