Five SAFC Pro Academy players were selected by U.S. Soccer among 80 participants who will gather in Frisco, TX for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams Under-14 Talent Identification Central Region Mini-Camp from March 14-18 at the Toyota Soccer Center.
SAFC Pro Academy players Bryan Arellano, Daniel Ordonez, Kai Louviere, Roberto Renteria, and Kimbikula Mbula will represent the Alamo City on the field, while SAFC Pro Academy Director Nick Evans will serve as head coach for the South Central Select Team throughout the event.
During the camp, 80players from the Central Region will make up 20-playerteamsbased on the region’s four defined scouting areas (North Central, South Central, Midwest and Southeast). U.S. Soccer staff, including Director of TID Tony Lepore and the three boys’ TID Managers, Henry Brauner, Garrett Biller and Cris da Silva, will run the camp, while the four teams will be coached by YNT Network Scouts and Development Academy coaches from the four respective scouting areas. After a day of training, the four teams will play each other in round-robin competition.
The SAFC Pro Academy is a fully-funded program dedicated to identifying and training players in the San Antonio area to provide a pathway to become a player for the SAFC first team, national teams, and/or opportunities for college soccer. The Academy currently fields four age group teams that compete in the Development Academy, the highest tier of youth soccer in the United States, while the program recently announced it has been accepted for expansion into the U-17 age group for the upcoming DA season.