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Academy forward Osvaldo Cisneros to join U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team

By Sam Kovzan, 01/25/19, 3:00PM CST


Cisneros pictured above in the bottom right corner

Sporting Kansas City Academy forward Osvaldo Cisneros (pictured above in the bottom right corner) is set to join the United States U-15 Boys’ National Team for its first training camp of 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

U-15 BNT head coach Clint Peay has assembled a squad of 28 players, all born in 2004, for a training camp that will run from Jan. 26-Feb. 6 at the training home of the LA Galaxy. The current pool of U-15 players will begin preparing for this summer’s 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship.

Cisneros, a 14-year-old native of Omaha, Nebraska, earned his first call to the U.S. U-15s in January 2018. He has split time between the Sporting KC U-15s and U-17s during the 2018-19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, starting regularly for the U-15s while also making three appearances at the U-17 level.

Cisneros has played in all 11 Development Academy matches this season for the Sporting KC U-15s, who occupy third place in the Central Conference’s Frontier Division with a 7-2-2 record. He ranks second on the team with eight goals and scored at both the Generation adidas Cup and the Central Regional Showcase in October.

Capable of playing in multiple attacking positions, Cisneros joined the Sporting KC Academy in 2016, the same year he helped the U-13s finish fourth at the Concacaf U-13 Champions League in Mexico City. He spent most of the 2017-18 season with the U-15s, tallying three goals in 18 Development Academy matches.

U-15 Boys’ National Team Roster by Position (Club, Hometown)

GOALKEEPERS (4): Damien Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Chris Brady (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Ill.), Jeff Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (8): Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Antonio Leone (Los Angeles Football Club; Long Beach, Calif.), Hans Leza (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC; Everett, Wash.), Efrain Morales (Atlanta United FC; Suwanee, Ga.), Justin Reynolds (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Takashi Sasaki (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Alex Borsos (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas); Juan Castilla (Crew SC Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Cesar Cordova (Houston Dynamo Youth; Humble, Texas), Cesar Elizalde (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Kenan Hot (New York Red Bulls; Lincroft, N.J.), Allan Rodriguez (Chicago Fire; Elkhart, Ind.), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.), Leo Torres (San Antonio FC; Devine, Texas), Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Muiderberg, Netherlands)

FORWARDS (7): Austin Brummett (Seattle Sounders FC; Issaquah, Wash.), Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.), Cameron Johnson (Unattached; Miami, Fla.), Luca Koleosho (CF Reus Deportiu/ESP; Trumbull, Conn.), Federico Oliva (Atlético Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain); Aldahir Rua (Los Angeles Football Club; Panorama City, Calif.), Victor Valdez (LA Galaxy; Santa Ana, Calif.)