Multiple CUP DA Players Called In For USYNT Talent ID Mini-Camp
CINCINNATI (March 13, 2019) - Congratulations to CUP DA players Tre Jervier and Ryder Mills for being named to the rosters for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team U-14 Talent Identification Mini-Camp from March 14-18. Both Ryder and Tre are current members of the U14 CUP DA team. They will be joined at the mini-camp by former CUP DA teammate Bryan Arellano (now with pro pathway partner San Antonio FC). Homegrown players, Ryder (CU Lakota-Monroe silo) and Tre (CU Sycamore-Mason silo) joined the CUP DA program after being a part of Cincinnati United SC, while Bryan came to CUP by way of soccer club Chivas Lexington in Kentucky. Additionally, former CUP DA coach Chris O’Neal (now with Sporting KC) will be attending the camp as a guest staff National Team coach.
According to U.S. Soccer's release, the camp, which will be held in Frisco, Texas, is the second of three regional mini-camps that are a part of the new Youth National Team Talent ID program. During the five-day camp, 80 players will make up four 20-player teams, who will train and then play round-robin games.
"This is a great opportunity for Tre, Ryder and Bryan, and we are very proud of them," said CUP DA Academy Director Scott Bower, adding that "it is always exciting to see our players develop, and it is even more exciting when that development is identified and recognized by U.S. Soccer among the best in their age groups nationally."
Cincinnati United Premier was designated as a Development Academy Member Club in 2017, with U12 through U14 age groups participating in the 2017-2018 season. The CUP DA program was expanded in its second year, with the addition of the U15 age group for the 2018-2019 season. CUP DA offers top-quality training and competition for the area’s top male players and is the lone U.S. Soccer Development Academy Member Club for the Cincinnati area. Additionally, CUP DA is one of only a few such clubs in the region (Indy Fire & Columbus Crew).