Sporting Kansas City Academy goalkeeper Jack Kortkamp has been selected to the United States U-15 Boys’ National Team for a weeklong camp at Compass Minerals National Performance Center, the world-class training home of Sporting Kansas City.
Kortkamp, 14, is part of a 24-player U.S. squad that will compete from Oct. 23-30 in Kansas City, Kansas. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2008 are age-eligible for this U-15 MYNT cycle. Seventeen of the 24 players called to camp were a part of last month’s U-15 MYNT Talent Identification Camp in Chula Vista, Calif. This group of 2008-birth year players are in early preparations for next year’s Concacaf Boys’ U-15 Championship.
Kortkamp joined the Sporting Kansas City Academy in the summer of 2021. The Minnesota native is one of the country’s most talented goalkeepers in his age group and competes for the Sporting KC U-15s in MLS NEXT under head coach Luis Pacheco.
The U.S. U-15s will gather for the fourth time in 2022 under first-year head coach Tom Heinemann, who was appointed to his current role in February. Kortkamp is the first Sporting KC Academy player to join the U.S. U-15s this year and the third Sporting KC U-15 player to earn an international call-up in 2022, following in the footsteps of Dominik Baczewski (Poland) and Dylan Mirakian (Armenia).
Opened in 2018, Compass Minerals National Performance Center is the state-of-the-art training facility for Sporting Kansas City, capable of hosting clubs and national teams from around the world thanks to its stunning cutting-edge technology and amenities.
It also accommodates the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West and the U.S. Soccer National Coaching Education Center, making Kansas City the hub for youth athlete sports medicine services and overall soccer development in the United States.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jack Kortkamp (Sporting KC; Olathe, Kan.), Luca Maxim (Orlando City SC; Celebration, Fla.), Aidan Stokes (New York Red Bulls; Totowa, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrei Chirila (Philadelphia Union; Allentown, Pa.), Xzavier Colon (Orlando City SC; Deltona, Fla.), Christopher Cupps (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Ill.), Pedro Guimaraes (LAFC, Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Zachary Molomo (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Juan Vila (Real Salt Lake; Oak Forest, Ill.), Gavin Wolff (Austin FC; Austin, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Mateo Colmenares (San Jose Earthquakes; Hayward, Calif.), DeCarlo Guerra (LAFC; Santa Clarita, Calif.), Liam Lambert (LAFC; Camarillo, Calif.), Kellan LeBlanc (Philadelphia Union; Roysford, PA), Luca Moisa (Real Salt Lake; Las Vegas, Nev.), Cavan Sullivan (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Jude Terry (LAFC; San Diego; Calif.), Abner Zuniga (Austin FC; El Cenizo, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Marius Aiyenero (Unattached; Middleton, Wis.), Gustavo Delgado (Orlando City SC; Valencia, Venezuela), Omar Marquez (Real Salt Lake; Woodland, Calif.), Anisse Saidi (Philadelphia Union; Cherry Hill, N.J.), Axel Uriostegui (Real Salt Lake; Las Vegas, Nev.), Abad Vargas (Seattle Sounders; Anchorage, Alaska)