Sebastian Lletget Helps National Team in World Cup Qualifier
Talented Midfielder Splits Time with West Ham United, US National Team & Santa Clara Sporting
Sebastian Lletget #20 from Santa Clara Sporting - Photo by John Dorton/ isiphotos.com
Sebastian Lletget form the Santa Clara Sporting ’92 Boys Team was instrumental in helping the U17 US National Team win their bracket competition in the 2009 FIFA World Cup Qualifier games last weekend in Mexico. (#20). Sebastian moved this year to England to become part of the West Ham United Development Academy a year and a half ago when he was scouted by Mike Leigh from West Ham United via Sporting Coach Ralf Cebrian. West Ham is a 1st division team in the English Premier League. Between his duties playing on the Sporting ’92 Team, the West Ham United Academy Team, he has helped the USA Team to many victories. Last week Sebastian traveled from England to join the USA team for the Fifa World Cup U17 qualifiers in Tijuana, Mexico. Sebastian scored two goals for the USA squad; 1 goal against Canada and 1 goal against Cuba. The USA team clinched their bracket in 1st place and earned a birth in the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup to be held later on this year in Nigeria.
Armando Leon Invited to US National Team ID Tryouts
'94 Team midfielder showcases his talent
Armando Leon from the Santa Clara Sporting 94 Boys Team was selected into an elite group of soccer players who will train and compete at a U14 US National Team Player Identification Camp at Santa Clara University.
Mariana Galvin Named to U15 US National Team
Santa Clara Youth Soccer and Santa Clara Sporting are proud and excited to announce that Mariana Galvan (14 year old) from the SC Sporting ’93 Girls Team made...
Matt Taylor & '92 State ODP Team Win Regional Championships
Santa Clara Sporting '91 Defender
Matt Taylor (3rd from left in back row)
Matt Taylor of the Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team just returned from Arizona with the Cal-North 92 Boys ODP Team after winning the 92 Boys Age Group at the US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Regional Championships on Monday, January 20, 2009. Held in Phoenix, they earned the right to represent Region IV at the US Youth Soccer National ODP Championships to be held in March 20-22, 2009 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, TX.
With a combined roster of 92’s and 93’s, Cal North went undefeated scoring 10 goals while giving up only 3 with 3 shutouts.
Lyndsay Mewes/Cal-North State ODP are SemiFinalists at ODP Championships 1/09
Santa Clara Sporting goalie, Lyndsay Mewes and the ’93/’94 Cal-North State ODP Team finished the 2009 Region IV ODP Championship Tournament as SemiFinalists on Sunday, January 19th
Andre Alvarez Called-up to U15 US National Team
'93 Sporting Team player Heads to New Jersey Camp
Andre Alzarez from the Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Team was called-up to the U15 US National Team and will attend a week-long training camp on Sunday, June 14th. Andre and 48 players will gather in Zarephath, N.J. The camp coincides with the U-17 MNT training camp which takes place at the same time at the PDA training facilities.
Clark, Gooch & Osborne Tryout in the UK
Osborne Called-up to US National Team & Tryout for Chivas US
Midfielder Byrce Clark and forward Lynden Gooch from the Santa Clara Sporting Boys 95 Team traveled to England in August to train and tryout with the Sunderland FC Youth Academy (England). Lynden Gooch and Riche Osborne (Sporting 92) also had a tryout with the West Ham United
Youth Academy team, in East London, which has produced internationally reknowned players like Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Jermaine Defoe (Portsmouth), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) and Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland) to name but a few. While at West Ham Lynden played in three games against youth academy teams from England and Denmark, were he scored goals in every game and impressed the West Ham Academy staff with his level of play.
Riche Osborne was also called-up to the US National Team Camp in Florida, and was also asked to try-out for the Chivas US MLS Team.
14 Sporting Players Invited to State ODP Tryouts
14 Santa Clara Sporting players were invited to tryout for the 2008-09 CYSA Cal-North State ODP Teams. These soccer players are competing in the U13-U15 age groups and will tryout December 6th-7th in Morgan Hill, then December 13th-14th in Ripon. State ODP players train from April-July,and travel to Colorado to compete against other State ODP Teams from the Western United States. They also have the opportunity to tryout for the Regional ODP Team, and possibly on to the US National Team.
Good luck to everyone!
Girls 1993 - Kelly Skelton, Alana Soy, and Hayley Wilson.
Girls 1994 - Ana Marija Sola, Mariana Galvan, Gabriela Ley, Madison Salom, Zarette Munoz, and Lindsay Mewes.
Boys 1994 - Ryan Foo, David Guillen, Bryce Clark and Lynden Gooch.
Boys 1995 - Kyle Cacoyannis
Mizuki Hamada Promoted to Urawa Reds 1st Team
SC Sporting Alumni also U20 Japanese National Team Member
Mizuki Hamada who played at Santa Clara Sporting, then returned home to Japan was recently promoted to the Urawa Reds 1st Team in the Japanese Professional Soccer J-League. Mizuki is a defender who is also a member of the under 20 Japanese National Team.
Sebastian Lleget Interviewed by Top Drawer Soccer
U.S. U17 MNT player adjusting to London
Standout midfielder Sebastian Lletget is now playing full-time with the West Ham United youth program in London. The 17-year-old, who starred for the U.S. U17 Men’s National Team at the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament earlier this year in Mexico, has left Bradenton Residency for this opportunity. I’ve had the chance to watch and talk with Sebastian since he was a member of the U15 Boys’ National Team and a club player at Santa Clara Sporting in Northern California. He’s a winsome young man and a dedicated soccer player.
David Silva: Selected in 2009 MLS National Youth Talent Search
David Silva, goalie for the Sporting ’93 Boys Team is one of 18 finalist for the 2009 MLS National Youth Talent Search, "El Sueno De Tu Vida" (The Dream Of Your Life). Thousands of youth soccer players from the United States attended try-outs
West Ham United Announces Partnership with SC Sporting
Global Academy Program
The West Ham United International Academy has announced the launch of a North American Partner Club programme with partnerships agreed with some of the United States and Canada’s top youth football clubs, and Santa Clara Sporting was named to this elite program.
Jonathan Salceda Selected to Disney Showcase All-Star Team
Congratulations to Jonathan Salcedo from the ’92 Sporting Boys Team for getting selected to the 2009 Disney Showcase All-Star Team. Jonathan will travel to London, England to train at the Chelsea Football Club Academy and compete against some top international academy teams in 2010.
11 Sporting Players Selected to Cal-North State ODP Team
Congratulations to the following Santa Clara Sporting players who were selected to the 2009-10 Cal-North State ODP Teams last month. These players endured a two weekend tryout in Morgan Hill and Ripon, and competed against 100-125 other players to make the selection to the State Team roster.
- 1997 Team - Fiona Sequeira
1996 Team - Anthony Macias and Alec Prusa
- 1995 Team - Lyndon Gooch and Ryan Foo
- 1994 Team - James Pierce
- 1993 Team - Sarah Benett, Ana Maria Sola, Haley Hughes, Madison Salom and Zarette Munoz
Lleget May Debut for West Ham United Soon
Santa Clara Sporting's own Sebastian Lleget who now plays in the West Ham United Academy Team has been progressing so quickly, that he may get pulled into the first team and play in the English Premier League before the year ends. Read the story at ESPN Sports.
9 Sporting Players Invited to Regional ODP Tryouts
Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting players that were selected from their Cal-North State ODP Team to travel...
Lleget Scores During West Ham United's 5-1 Smashing Over Aldershot
Congrats to Sebi for scoring a goal in West Ham United’s Youth Cup game victory over Aldershot
West Ham United Player ID Camp & Evening with Tony Carr
Santa Clara Sporting Hosting Tony Carr, Director of WHU
Please join us for an evening with Tony Carr, Director of the world-renowned West Ham United Football Academy. Carr will hold a seminar providing insights learned throughout his illustrious career and share his philosophy regarding player development. Registration is $100 and will include access to National Camp sessions conducted by Tony Carr and West Ham United Academy coaches...more info