When U.S. Soccer releases a roster for an upcoming youth national team camp, each name has a hometown and club or college attached. From a pragmatic standpoint, this provides fans with some context as to who these up-and-comers are.
But from a development standpoint, this offers some insight into which areas of the country – and which programs – are producing technically-gifted and tactically-astute players. Plus, there’s a certain amount of pride associated with these call-ups, especially with local connections.
While these rosters are typically littered with players from hot-bed areas like California, Texas, Florida and elsewhere, some New Englanders surface every once in a while. To get a better sense of which New Englanders have earned a look with U.S. youth national teams over the past 18 months or so, we’ve sorted through the whole ensemble.
Below is a wrap-up of 20 New Englanders who recently earned call-ups, plus more information on their trajectory/background. The list is sorted by youth club.