U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team coach Brian Johnson has called up 36 players for a training camp in Florida, and there's Chivas USA representation.
The camp, to run Jan. 3-10 in Bradenton, Fla., features three players who play for Chivas USA's Academy: defender Cesar Rivera, midfielder Efrain Alvarez, and forward Ulysses Llanez. Alvarez is the younger brother of former Chivas USA midfielder Carlos Alvarez.
A fourth player called up to the camp, defender John Hilton, was with Chivas USA's Academy team until the current season, but is currently officially unaffiliated with an academy. Unofficially, I have heard he's been training off and on with Manchester City and is likely waiting until he's legally able to sign with the English Premier League side.
The U.S. U-14s will be training and playing some scrimmages during the camp. They will face off against French side Metz and against local academy side Weston FC, both on Jan. 7. There will also be an intrasquad scrimmage on Jan. 9.
Congrats to Cesar, Efrain and Ulysses! Best of luck in Florida!
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