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Academy midfielder Osvaldo Cisneros joins U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team

Sporting Kansas City Academy midfielder Osvaldo Cisneros (front center above) has joined the United States U-15 Boys' National Team for a domestic training camp that kicks off the 2018-19 player cycle for the age group.

Cisneros joins a 36-player pool under U.S. U-15 head coach Dave van den Bergh, who will oversee a weeklong program that begins today and concludes next Saturday, Jan. 20, in Sunrise, Florida. The U-15 BNT will play one intra-squad scrimmage and a pair of matches against U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Weston FC.

Cisneros, a 13-year-old native of Omaha, Nebraska, is participating in his first-ever U.S. youth national team camp. He has split time this season between the Sporting KC U-14s and U-15, making making eight total appearances throughout the 2017-18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy campaign.

The U-15 camp comes shortly after U.S. Soccer’s inaugural Men’s Youth National Team Summit Camp, which saw 153 elite players from the U-16 through U-20 youth national teams train from Jan. 2-11 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Four Sporting KC Academy products competed at last week's event, including U-16 forward Tyler Freeman, U-17 forward and Sporting KC Homegrown Player Gianluca Busio, U-18 defender Cameron Duke and U-19 defender and Sporting KC Homegrown Player Jaylin Lindsey.

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Damian Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Antonio Carrera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Fred Emmings (Minnesota United FC; St. Paul, Minn.), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (13): Bryan Casanova (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), John Carlos Cortez (New York Red Bulls; Ridgewood, N.J.), Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Jason Cruz (LA Galaxy; South Gate, Calif.), Cooper Flax (New York City FC; Dix Hills, N.Y.), Robert Kaemmerer (Los Angeles Football Club; Torrance, Calif.), Justin Kern (New York City FC; New York, N.Y.), Ryan Lau (Philadelphia Union; Ambler, Pa.), Antonio Leone (Los Angeles Football Club; Long Beach, Calif.), George Medill (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas), Justin Reynolds (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Takashi Sasaki (Pacific Northwest Soccer Club; Issaquah, Wash.), Leo Torres Hurtado (San Antonio FC; San Antonio, Texas)

MIDFIELDERS (11): Juan Alvarez (Pacific Northwest Soccer Club; Tukwila, Wash.), Josemaria Barrera (Sacramento Republic FC; Stockton, Calif.), Zack Booth (La Roca; Eden, Utah), Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City; Parkville, Mo.), Cesar Elizalde (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Kenan Hot (Players Development Academy; Lincroft, N.J.), Rey Millan (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Rocky Perez (San Antonio FC; San Antonio, Texas), Dylan Presto (Los Angeles Football Club; Porter Ranch, Calif.), Rokus Pukstas (Oklahoma Energy FC; Stillwater, Okla.), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.)

FORWARDS (8): Ben Burns (Pacific Northwest Soccer Club; Issaquah, Wash.), Daniel Gutierrez-Jaime (Oklahoma Energy FC; Oklahoma City, Okla.), Rafael Jauregui (Sacramento Republic FC; Rancho Cordova, Calif.), Kevin Jimenez (Los Angeles Football Club; Moreno Valley, Calif.), Kevin Kelley (Paris Saint-Germain; Fourqueux, France), Ian Marcano (CE Sabadell SC; Gaithersburg, Md.), Korede Osundine (Crossfire Oregon; Redmond, Wash.), Oscar Rincon-Rodriguez (Seattle Sounders FC; Federal Way, Wash.)