Residency for Jamieson and Amaya
Bradford Jamieson and Adonis Amaya were called in to the United States U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Florida for the Fall Semester. Amaya (a midfielder), and Jamieson (a forward) are the first two players from the Chivas USA Academy to be called in to the U.S. Soccer Residency Program.
The players will live, train and attend classes at the IMG Academies in Bradenton as they prepare for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Chivas USA are one of only 5 clubs in the country to have more than one player in the Residency class. According to club director of youth development Teddy Chronopoulos, it’s a great sign for the Chivas USA Academy.
“It shows the development here, that we have the resources for player development at a higher rate,” said Chronopoulos. “B.J. and Adonis have been in our program for the last three years. They’re one step closer to becoming professionals, because players that go to residency … the percentage is pretty high for them becoming professional players.”
Jones called to U-15 Camp
Also recently announced was Malcolm Jones selection to participate in the U-15 U.S. National Team training camp. Jones, a member of Chivas USA’s U-16 team, is a 14-year-old right defender.
He was a part of the U-14 national camp last year and continues his progression with the United States U-15s this fall. The camp is being held locally at The Home Depot Center October 16th-23rd.
According to Chronopoulos, Jones has been with the academy since it’s inception, when Cosmos West merged into Chivas.
“I’ve known Malcolm for a few years,” said Chronopoulos. “He’s definitely very engaged into wanting to become a professional. He has all the tools and he’s willing to train that extra hour and do whatever it takes to get to the next level. He’s very coachable and his work ethic is very good.”