Since debuting with the Mexican national team more than a decade ago, Vela has earned a reputation of being aloof, arrogant, distant and moody. And those are just the polite terms.
The central midfielder was born in New Jersey in the United States but after a trial with Philadelphia Union in 2015 he moved to England and signed for Sheffield Wednesday. He has since only played once for the Owls, and this came in a League Cup tie against Cambridge United in August 2016.
CHICAGO (March 2, 2018) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will hold its next training camp March 4-11 in Chula Vista, Calif. Head coach Dave van den Bergh has called up 36 players, all born in 2004 and will lead the side in matches against mixed birth year players from FC Golden State and Liga MX side Club Tijuana.
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Of the 36 players called into camp, 32 are currently playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Fourteen players are making their debut with the U-15 BNT this cycle, which also means that this is their first call up to a Youth National Team camp. Of the 27 clubs represented in the camp, MLS newcomer Los Angeles Football Club leads the way with three of its U-14 Academy players on the roster.
Roster by Position: GOALKEEPERS (4): Damian Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Josh Nadison (Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen; Upper Montclair, N.J.), Mikah Seger (D.C. United; Indian Head, Md.), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)