Sacramento Republic FC Academy players Gavin Krenecki and Dominic Vegaalban have received a call-up to the U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Camp that is taking place in Portland, Ore. This is the second call-up for both players, who were called up together last year for the U-14 BNT camp in November.
Krenecki and Vegaalban are two of 36 players that have been called up by U-14 BNT Head Coach Clint Peay. Out of the 36 players included, 33 players have never been called up to a U.S. Youth National Team camp before. The camp will see the U-14 BNT play an intrasquad match plus friendlies against the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC Development Academy teams.
Both Krenecki and Vegaalban have been with the Academy since the 2016-2017 season when the U.S. Soccer Development Academy was expanded to include U-12 and U-13 age groups. Currently, Krenecki plays for the Republic FC Academy U-15 team and Vegaalban plays for the Academy U-17 team.
The Academy U-12, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 teams will kick off their 2017-2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2, with the U-12s taking on Ajax United, while the U-15s, U-16/17s and U-18/19s will face their Real So Cal counterparts. The Academy U-13 and U-14 teams will begin their season on Saturday, Sept. 9 against Silicon Valley Soccer Academy. See the full Academy schedule at ussoccerda.com.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Mitchell Budler (Shattuck-St. Mary's; Lincoln, Neb.), Nickolas Cardona (New England Revolution; Roxbury, Mass.), Lucas Hatsios (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Gavin Krenecki (Sacramento Republic FC; Fair Oaks, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (12): Mateo Acosta (FC United; Skokie, Ill.), Diego Alvarado (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.), Owen Barber (Atlanta United FC; Clinton, Miss.), Dominic Briones (Columbus Crew SC; Pickerington, Ohio), Maxwell Brown (Internationals SC; Aurora, Ohio), Cesar Carbajal (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Abedi Godefroid (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.), Alexsander Jovel (DC United; Silver Spring, Md.), David Mysiuk (Chicago Fire; Bourbonnais, Ill.), Andre Ramos (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Gavin Tabije (New York Red Bulls; Matawan, N.J.), Dominic Vegaalban (Sacramento Republic FC; Rocklin, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Alejandro Alvarado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jacob Bergin (Cleveland United; Rocky River, Ohio), Henry Cordova (Carolina Rapids; Statesville, N.C.), Alejandro Herrera (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Austen Herring (Southampton FC; Kidlington, U.K.), Dante Huckaby (Philadelphia Union; Morgantown W. Va.), Anthony Miron (Real So Cal; Pacoima, Calif.), Jay Portela (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Michael Sherlock (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kai Walsh (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
FORWARDS (10): Brandon Bryant (Orlando City SC; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Caden Clark (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Medina, Minn.), Lorenzo DiMercurio (Weston FC; Biscayne Park, Fla.), Edward Mendy (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Selmir Miscic (Philadelphia Union; Royersford, Pa.), Sebastian Nava (LA Galaxy; Wilmington, Calif.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Anthony Sorenson (Crew Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Aidan Wolf (Columbus Crew SC; Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Joseph Zalinsky (New York Red Bulls; Brick, N.J.)