LA Galaxy Academy Quartet in U.S. U-15 National Team for Portugal Tournament

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The LA Galaxy Academy has reason to celebrate as four of its rising stars have been named in the U.S. U-15 Men’s Youth National Team roster set to compete at the UEFA Development Tournament in Portugal. Edward Chadwick, Joaquin Cunningham, Mathis Albert, and Maximus Steelman have earned their call-ups for the upcoming tournament hosted at Portugal’s national training center, Cidade de Futebol. The training camp, scheduled from November 25 to December 6, marks the second phase of the 2024-25 cycle for the U-15 MYNT.

The U.S. U-15 Men’s Youth National Team is gearing up for a series of challenging encounters in Portugal. They are slated to kick off the tournament against Portugal on Thursday, November 30, at 3:00 a.m. PT, followed by a clash against Italy on Saturday, December 2, at the same time. The team will conclude their campaign against Scotland on Tuesday, December 5, also at 3:00 a.m. PT.

Being part of one of the youngest Youth National Teams under U.S. Soccer, the U-15s play a pivotal role in the Federation's larger mission of nurturing winning teams. They contribute significantly to shaping and enhancing the player pool for the U.S. Men’s Youth National Team.

The tournament schedule promises an exciting array of matchups

  • Thursday, Nov. 30 – Italy vs. Scotland – 3:00 a.m. PT
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 – Portugal vs. USA – 3:00 a.m. PT
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 – USA vs. Italy – 3:00 a.m. PT
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 – Portugal vs. Scotland – 8:00 a.m. PT
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Scotland vs. USA – 3:00 a.m. PT
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Portugal vs. Italy – 3:00 a.m. PT

For the LA Galaxy Academy, having four of its talents represent the nation at an international tournament of this magnitude is a testament to the club's commitment to developing top-tier players. The exposure and experience gained from competing at such a prestigious event will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and development of these young athletes, further cementing their place in the future landscape of American soccer.

As these talented prospects prepare to showcase their skills on the international stage, all eyes will be on their performances in Portugal, with hopes high for a successful campaign and promising glimpses of the future of U.S. soccer.