Soccer News: Chivas USA Academy Player Marco Delgado Selected to U18 Men's National Team Camp
The Red-and-White midfielder will form part of the domestic training camp that includes two matches against Canada’s U-18 squad
Chivas USA announced today that Marco “Marky” Delgado has been called into to the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team for its domestic training camp led by Head Coach Javier Perez. The camp will take place Nov. 17-24 in Carson, California.
Delgado, 17, a product of Chivas USA’s youth academy, was signed by the Red-and-White organization on April 3 at the age of 16 and made his professional debut in MLS with the first team on Oct. 3 during Chivas USA’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Canada. When the 16-year-old midfielder from Glendora signed, Chivas USA Head Coach, Robin Fraser said, “I am really excited to have Marky Delgado become part of our first team. He is a player who has done so well for our youth team since he has been with us. He is a player who immediately stood out as a very solid player and we’ve had him training with us for quite a while now and you can even see over the last couple of months how much he has developed. He has great ideas on the ball, a very soft first touch, and he has really picked up the pace at this level quickly. He is definitely one that we expect a bright future from.”
The objective of the training camp will be to evaluate the development of potential players who could be selected to form part of the U-20 National Team.
As part of the week-long camp, the U-18 squad will face the Canada U-18 Men’s National Team on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 23; both matches are slated to kick off at 3 p.m. PT.
Delgado, a five-foot- nine midfielder, is a native of Glendora, Calif. At the age of 13, as a member of the U.S. U-15 National Team, the midfielder participated in a tournament in Argentina.
He also formed part of the U.S. U-17 National Team that traveled to Mondial Minimes, an international tournament in France.
Delgado started all four games (against France, Japan, Portugal and Uruguay) playing 360 minutes and contributing an assist against the French side. Delgado was also a member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.
U.S. Under-18 MNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls Academy; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Unattached, Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zackary Steffen (Maryland; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Michael Amick (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Suliaman Dainkeh (D.C. United Academy; Reston, Va.), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea SC; Roanoke, Texas), Jalen Markey (Seattle Sounders FC Academy; Renton, Wash.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls Academy; Clifton, N.J.), Christian Sady (New England Revolution Academy; Boston, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Jacori Hayes (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Bowie, Md.), Piakai Henkel (Amiens FC; Arcata, Calif.), Brian Iloski (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Antonio Murillo (Real Salt Lake AZ, Las Vegas, Nev.)
FORWARDS (9): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake AZ; Rochester, N.Y.), Paul Arriola (LA Galaxy Academy; Chula Vista, Calif.), Justin Dhillon (LA Galaxy Academy; Rancho S.M., Calif.), Benjamin Lopez (Real Salt Lake AZ; San Diego, Calif.), Kosta Koukladas (Rot-Weiss Essen; Orange County, Calif.), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls Academy; Morganville, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Ben Spencer Jr. (Chivas USA Academy; Albuquerque, N.M.), Travis Wannemuehler (Indiana Fire Academy; Evansville, Ind.)
MARCO DELGADO BIO
Nombre/Full Name: Marco Antonio Delgado
Nacido/Born: 1995-05-16, Glendora, CA, USA
Lugar de Nacimiento/Hometown: Glendora, California
Peso/Weight: 66kg / 146 lbs
Estatura / Height: 1.75 m / 5’9”
Ultimo Equipo/Last Team: Chivas USA Youth Academy
Transacción/Transaction: Chivas USA adquiere al mediocampista Marco Antonio Delgado, el 3 de abril de 2012 / Chivas USA acquires midfileder Marco Antonio Delgado, on April 3, 2012.
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