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Crew SC Academy's Juan Castilla called up to U-15 U.S. Boys' National Team training camp

Per an announcement from U.S. Soccer today, Columbus Crew SC Academy's Juan Castilla has been called up for the U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team training camp at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Carson, Calif. from Jan. 29-Feb. 6.

Castilla is one of 28 players, all born in 2004, to be called to the Elite Athlete Training Center, where the Men's National Team - which featured the First Team's Zack SteffenWil Trapp, and Gyasi Zardes - just concluded the first portion of its annual January camp. Castilla has started in each of his 10 games played during the 2018-19 Crew SC Academy schedule, totaling one goal.

Additionally, the U-15 USBNT camp will overlap with the First Team's stay in Chula Vista, as the Black & Gold's First Team train at the Elite Athlete Training Center from Jan. 25 to Feb. 6.

Led by head coach Clint Peay, the camp is the fifth event of the 2018-19 cycle for the U-15s, who are preparing for this summer’s 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship. Castilla is making his first appearance with the U-15s this cycle.

See below for a full list of camp invitees:

U-15 Boys’ National Team Roster by Position (Club, Hometown)

GOALKEEPERS (4): Damien Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Chris Brady (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Ill.), Jeff Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (8): Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Antonio Leone (Los Angeles Football Club; Long Beach, Calif.), Hans Leza (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC; Everett, Wash.), Efrain Morales (Atlanta United FC; Suwanee, Ga.), Justin Reynolds (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Takashi Sasaki (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain

MIDFIELDERS (9): Alex Borsos (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas); Juan Castilla (Crew SC Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Cesar Cordova (Houston Dynamo Youth; Humble, Texas), Cesar Elizalde (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Kenan Hot (New York Red Bulls; Lincroft, N.J.), Allan Rodriguez (Chicago Fire; Elkhart, Ind.), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.), Leo Torres (San Antonio FC; Devine, Texas), Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Muiderberg, Netherlands)

FORWARDS (7): Austin Brummett (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.), Cameron Johnson (Unattached; Miami, Fla.), Luca Koleosho (CF Reus Deportiu/ESP; Trumbull, Conn.), Federico Oliva (Atlético Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain); Aldahir Rua (Los Angeles Football Club; Panorama City, Calif.), Victor Valdez (LA Galaxy; Santa Ana, Calif.)


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