Landon Donovan to help coach US U-16 national team at September camp

Landon Donovan - July 2015

The US U-16 boys’ national team is currently in Chula Vista, California, for a five-day camp – all complete with a special member on the coaching staff.

Landon Donovan is coaching with the East squad, as the camp brings together 59 players from across U.S. Soccer's three main scouting regions (East, Central and West). They’re set to play intra-squad scrimmages and youth squads from Club Tijuana and LA Galaxy.

Donovan, who has the MLS MVP award named after him, had 144 goals and 136 assists throughout his career with the Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes. He also won six MLS Cups, two Supporters' Shields and one U.S. Open Cup. For the US men’s national team, Donovan is second on the all-time caps list (157) behind Cobi Jones and tied with Clint Dempsey for the most goals (57) in the program’s history. He has previously dabbled in youth coaching while leading the MLS Homegrown team in the annual Homegrown Game in both 2015 and 2016.

The current U-16 roster, led by U.S. Soccer Director of Talent Identification Tony Lepore, includes 51 players from MLS academies. Another, Inter Miami CF youth goalkeeper Andres Zuluaga, will join those ranks soon.

You can find the full roster below: 

GOALKEEPERS (6): Andrew Cordes (Colorado Rapids), Lucas Hatsios (Charlotte Independence), Gavin Krenecki (Sporting Kansas City), Andrew Noel (New York Red Bulls), Anthony Ramos (LA Galaxy), Andres Zuluaga (Inter Miami CF)

DEFENDERS (19): Adrian Aguilar (LA Galaxy), Prince Amponsah (New York City FC), Justin Che (FC Dallas), Kyle Genenbacher (Saint Louis FC), Jonathan Gomez (FC Dallas), Jacob Greene (D.C. United), Noah Hall (Columbus Crew SC), Sebastian Hernandez (LA Galaxy), Issac Homer (Portland Timbers), Dylan Hooper (Sporting Kansas City), Dante Huckaby (Philadelphia Union), Eric Kinzner (Seattle Sounders FC), Adam Lundegard (D.C. United), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy), Ralph Orquin (Club America/MEX), Kayden Pierre (Sporting Kansas City), Anthony Sorenson (Philadelphia Union), Kobe Stoup (Atlanta United FC), Casey Walls (San Jose Earthquakes)

MIDFIELDERS (16): Paxten Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Alejandro Alvarado (LA Galaxy), Javier Casas (Chicago Fire), Elton Chifamaba (Columbus Crew SC), Gerardo Duran (Portland Timbers), Daniel Edelman (Players Development Academy), Jeremy Garay (D.C. United),  Brian Gutierrez (Chicago Fire), Anthony Hernandez (Columbus Crew SC), Sota Kitahara (Seattle Sounders FC), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union), Abel Mendoza (Real Salt Lake), Moses Nyeman (D.C. United), Nicholas Pariano (Philadelphia Union), Daniel Rios (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Serrano (Seattle Sounders FC)

FORWARDS (18): Ronald Arevalo (Cedar Stars Academy - Bergen), Caden Clark (Barca Academy), Christopher Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Arnold Giron (Los Angeles Football Club), Mauricio Gutierrez (Beach FC), Agnes Patrick Kader (Philadelphia Union), Selmir Miscic (Philadelphia Union), Alex Monis (Chicago Fire), Kevin Paredes (D.C. United), Matthew Roou (Shattuck-Saint Mary’s), Samuel Sarver (Columbus Crew SC), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas), Collin Smith (FC Dallas), Thomas Tulgar (New York Red Bulls), Aidan Wolf (Columbus Crew SC), Tyler Wolff (Atlanta United FC), Darren Yapi (Colorado Rapids), Brandon Zelaya (San Jose Earthquakes)