Academy Update: Guzman called to US U-18 camp
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper Jesus Guzman was among 36 players called to the US Under-18 camp to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. from Feb. 12 through Feb. 20.
Guzman, a standout keeper for the Quakes U-18s, is one of three goalkeepers in camp. The additional keepers include Jeff Gal of Sockers FC and Andrew Wolverton of Concorde Fire.
Of the 36 in camp, 26 are current participants of the US Developmental Academy program and four are Academy alumni. It will be the first camp of 2011 for the U-18s, headed by coach Mike Matkovich.
The Quakes Academy will see its first action of 2011 on Saturday, March 5 against Arsenal FC in Temecula, Calif. Click to see the full U-18 schedule.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jeff Gal (Sockers FC; Bartlett, Ill.), Jesus Guzman (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; San Jose, Calif.), Andrew Wolverton (Concorde Fire; Snellville, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (11): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas Juniors; Frisco, Texas), Alec Cochran (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Ballwin, Mo.), Jack Coleman (FC Dallas Juniors; Norman, Okla.), Dakota Edwards (Albertson SC; Sayville, N.Y.), Nat Eggleston (DC United Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), Jordan McCrary (North Carolina; Marietta, Ga.), Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas Juniors; Edmund, Okla.), Timothy Parker (Albertson SC; Hicksville, N.Y.), James Petruccelli (Seacoast United; Brentwood, N.H.), Walker Zimmerman (GSA; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (17): Stefano Bonomo (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Robert Botchway (Concorde Fire; Dacula, Ga.), Seth Casiple (CDA; Sacramento, Calif.), Darvin Ebanks (GSA; Macon, Ga.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Tomas Granitto (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Aaron Kovar (Seattle Sounders Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Miguel Lopez Jr. (Classics Elite; Alton, Texas), Daniel Metzger (NY Red Bulls Academy; Holmdel, N.J.), Eric Miller (Creighton University; Woodbury, Minn.), Steve Palacios (United Football Club; Santa Ana, Calif.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.), Marcus Salandy-Defour (DC United Academy; Kensington, Md.), Khiry Shelton (Lonestar SC; Leander, Texas), Christopher Somerville (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; West Chester, Pa.), Will Trapp (Crew Soccer Academy; Gahanna, Ohio), Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler (CASL Chelsea FC; Cary, N.C.)
FORWARDS (5): Villyan Bijev (California Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Vince Cicciarelli (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Peoria, Ill.), Robert Kristo (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Maryland Heights, Mo.), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas)