The U.S. Under-15 National Team camp was announced Wednesday and the roster is not without some local flair. The 36-player roster includes 14 from MLS Academy programs, five of whom hail from the New York Red Bulls’ system.
Defender Henry Martin (New York, NY), midfielders John Antunes (Fairfield, NJ), Gideon Metrikin (New York, NY) and Orestis Sousonis (Dover, NJ), along with forward Malcolm Dixon (Glenridge, NJ), will represent the Red Bulls Academy during the week-long camp that will wrap up Sunday at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
"The selection of five players to the US U15 National camp is a sign that Red Bull Academy is moving in the right direction,” said Bob Montgomery, director of Youth Programs for the New York Red Bulls. “In 2011 we have had over 30 players selected to USA National teams due to the dedication and hard work of the players and coaches"
Additionally, SoccerAmerica.com named the Red Bulls Academy third overall in the Top 30 Best Boys Clubs in 2011.