Gianluca Busio U.S. U-15s

Sporting KC Academy forward Gianluca Busio has been called in to the U.S. Under-15 National Team’s first training camp of the year, running from Jan. 6-13 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.


The U.S. U-15s will play one game during the camp, taking place on Monday afternoon against Liga MX side Club Tijuana’s Under-17 team at the Olympic Training Center.


The inclusion is Busio’s second with the U.S. U-15s, having taken part in the team’s final training camp of 2016 from Nov. 5-12 in Bradenton, Fla.


The 14-year-old, who moved to Kansas City from Greensboro, N.C. in the fall, has scored six goals in 10 appearances while splitting time between the Sporting KC U-16s and U-14s in the 2016-17 Development Academy season.


Busio made two appearances for Sporting KC at the U-17 Generation adidas Cup tournament in early October, converting his penalty kick in a victorious shootout against the Chicago Fire on Oct. 7 at Swope Soccer Village.


U.S. U-15 Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Kash Oladapo (Portland Timbers; Happy Valley, Ore.)                                                                           


DEFENDERS (8): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Sebastian Anderson (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), George Bello (Atlanta United; Douglasville, Ga.), Owen Guske (Armada FC; Saint Johns, Fla.), Mason Judge (Chargers SC; Tampa, Fla.), Joshua Negrete (Cedar Stars Bergen; Clifton, N.J.), Kenny Nielsen (Pateadores; Irvine, Calif.), Joseph Scally (NYCFC; Lake Grove, N.Y.)                                                      


MIDFIELDERS (7): Nick Andersen (D.C. United; Washington D.C.), Julian Anderson (Philadelphia Union; Ocean, N.J.), Josh Atencio (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.), Gilbert Fuentes Perez (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Daniel Robles (Seattle Sounders FC; Burien, Wash.), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, N.J.)                                                                                       


FORWARDS (7): Gianluca Busio (Sporting KC; Greensboro N.C.), Victor Cano (LA Galaxy; Santa Monica, Calif.), Julian Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Andres Jasson (NYCFC; Greenwich, Conn.), Daniel Mangarov (Atlanta United; Duluth, Ga.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Graham, Wash.), Giovanni Reyna (NYCFC; Bedord, N.Y.)