U.S. Soccer has announced that U16 Earthquakes academy player and San Jose native Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus is one of 60 players called into a week-long training camp for the U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
“JJ is a 2000 born so he is one of a handful of younger players playing on our U16 team,” Earthquakes academy head coach Paul Holocher said about Jean-Julien. “He is an outstanding player with strong technique, composure and very good reading and understanding of the game. He is the type of player that can play any position on the field very well.
"The U.S. Youth National team scout saw him perform very well in GA Cup as one of our center-backs and were encouraged by his ability to build-up from the back and also his defending. We are all excited for this opportunity for JJ and know he will perform very well and represents himself and the Quakes Academy in the mature way he always does.”
Jean-Julien is one of 56 players called into the IMG Academy camp that will run until November 8. Players will participate in instrasquad games on Nov. 3, 5 and 7.