by Paul Kennedy, Soccer America
U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team head coach Manny Schellscheidt named 38 players who will travel to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Thanksgiving Interregional tournament Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The most notable name on the list is 12-year-old Emerson Hyndman, the grandson of FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman who has attracted interest from English clubs Newcastle and Liverpool and Portugal's Sporting Lisbon.
Also picked was Anthony Jeffries, son of former Dallas Burn head coach and current Chicago Fire assistant coach Mike Jeffries.
The U.S. U-14s will be split into two squads to compete against U-15 regional teams.
U.S. UNDER-14 ROSTER:
Jonathan Davis (Charlotte United, N.C.)
Arthur Eggers (CESA, S.C.)
Joseph Ghitis (West Pines United, Fla.)
Zackary Steffen (FC Delco, Pa.)
Kellyn Acosta (ASG, Texas)
Russell Canouse (PA Classics, Pa.)
Feliciano Charles (Dallas Texans, Texas)
Christian De Luna (Novato United, Calif.)
Dylan Greenberg (Dix Hills SC, N.Y.)
Trevor Haberkorn (Solar, Texas)
Michael Hinkson (CASL, N.C.)
Emilio Huerta (De Anza Force, Calif.)
Nicholas Hutchinson (Lehigh United, Pa.)
Austin Marques (FC Barcelona, Calif.)
Vincent Reyes (FC Barcelona, Calif.)
Michael Steele (Northwest Nationals, Wash.)
Jordan Allen (Rochester Jr. Rhinos)
Michael Chang (Sockers FC, Ill.)
Ever De La Torre (LAFC, Calif.)
Emerson Hyndman (Dallas Texans, Texas)
Anthony Jeffries (Chicago Fire Juniors)
Ismael Longo (Weston Fury, Fla.)
Oscar Montes (Colorado Rush Nike, Colo.)
Antonio Murillo (Brasil FC, Nev.)
Adam Najem (New York Red Bulls academy)
Zachary Pfeffer (Yardley Makefield Soccer, Pa.)
Miguel Polley (Michigan Wolves, Mich.)
Christian Rodriguez (LMVS Hawks, Va.)
Jonathan Scherzer (Athens United, Ga.)
Paul Arriola (Chula Vista Rangers, Calif.)
Diego Fagundez (FC Greater Boston Bolts, Mass.)
Ali Jawad (Michigan Wolves, Mich.)
Isaias Juarez (Striker FC, N.M.)
James Nosack (FC Salmon Creek, Wash.)
Devonte Small (Crossfire, Wash.)
Jacob Smith (Concorde Fire, Ga.)
Antonio Velazquez (Neusport, Nev.)
Henry Wingo (Northwest Nationals, Wash.)
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