Boston High School: U.S. Soccer

Four Massachusetts soccer players are part of an elite group of 64 soccer players, aged 15 to 17 years old, being called into U.S. Soccer's National Combine this week.

Goalkeeper Austin Aviza (Medway), forward Mohamed Kenawy (Boston), Rivers midfielder Declan McCabe (Weston) and defender Miles Robinson (Arlington) will attend the camp held Aug. 9-13 at Nike's World Headquarters in Oregon.

Aviza and McCabe both play for the New England Revolution's youth academy.

Here's more on the event from today's release from the Revolution communication staff:
As part of U.S. Soccer’s expanded Training Center program – launched in partnership with Nike in 2013 – the five-day camp is designed to evaluate and build the core for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team pool. Youth National Team staff will run the sessions under guidance of U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore.

The player pool was selected by U.S. Soccer scouts through assessment at Training Centers and Local Combines, Development Academy events and other youth soccer programs over the past year. This National Combine is a premier opportunity for the nation's top high school-aged boys to be evaluated by National Team staff and scouts from around the country.

Aviza earned his first call-up to U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team camp in March, training with the squad from March 23-31 in Carson, Calif. The Medway resident had previously participated in four U.S. Soccer Training Centers, held locally in January 2012, June 2012, November 2012 and January 2013.

McCabe was previously enrolled in U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., and was named to Under-17 squad for the 2011 Albir Garden Sports Cup, held in L’Aflas Del Pi, Spain from Oct. 15-20. The midfielder attended a U.S. Soccer Under-14 National Team camp in 2009 and Under-15 National Team camps in 2010 and 2011, held in Carson, Calif. McCabe also participated in U.S. Club Soccer’s ID2 program in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was selected for a trip to Germany and the Netherlands in 2010.

Manchester's Kabala named to U.S. U-17 team

October, 18, 2012
Manchester, New Hampshire's Guy Kabala made the cut of 20 players named to U.S. Soccer's U-17 Men's National Team that will be playing at the upcoming Four-Nations Tournament in Argentina.

Kabala, a member of the New England Revolution's development program, has been playing with U.S. Soccer's residency program in Brandenton, Florida this fall. Here's more from today's release from the Revolution communication staff:
New England Revolution Under-16 Guyllain “Guy” Kabala (Manchester, N.H.) is among the 20 players named to the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team roster for the Four-Nations Tournament and a pair of international friendlies against Uruguay and Paraguay in Argentina.

The U.S. kicks off its trip with an international friendly against Uruguay on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. ET in Buenos Aires. Two days later, the Americans begin Four-Nations Tournament play, taking on Chile at 6 p.m. ET in Santa Fe, Argentina. The second and final game of the tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25 against either Panama or Argentina, depending on the results of the team’s previous match. The U.S. then wraps up its week with an international friendly against Paraguay on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. ET in Buenos Aires.

Kabala and is currently participating in U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Residency Program during its fall semester in Bradenton, Fla. The program features 31 of the country’s top players in the age group, living on campus at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and training daily under the guidance of head coach Richie Williams. Currently in his third semester of the two-year cycle, Kablala is training with the ahead of the 2013 CONCACAF U17 Championship with the goal of qualifying for the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. is the only nation to have qualified for all 14 previous FIFA U17 World Cups, most recently appearing in the Round of 16 during the 2011 event in Mexico.

Kabala is in his second year with the Revolution Under-16 team. The Manchester native spent much of his first season with the Revs with the Residency Program in Bradenton, returning to New England in May. After rejoining the club, Kabala made eight appearances, including six starts, with the Under-16 team and traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng tournament (March 26-31), where he scored two goals in five appearances (four starts). He also made three appearances, all starts, during the Development Academy Playoffs (June 26-29) in Frisco, Texas.