James Nyandjo Called Up For First U-16 MYNT Training Camp of 2023


Charlotte FC Academy defender, James Nyandjo, continues a streak of youth national team call-ups as he joins the U.S. Under-16 Men’s Youth National Team in their first training camp of the year.

The camp will be held from Jan. 4-13 at the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex in Tampa, Fla. Head coach Michael Nsien has called up 23 players for the event, his second training camp since taking the reins of the U-16 MYNT in November.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2007 are age-eligible for this U-16 MYNT cycle. All 23 players were born in 2007 are age-eligible for the upcoming Concacaf U-17 Championship in Guatemala.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Zackary Campagnolo (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.), Patrick Los (Chicago Fire FC; Plainfield, Ill.), Mohammed Shour (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.)

DEFENDERS (8): Davi Alexandre (New York Red Bulls; New York City, N.Y.), Nicholas Almeida (Inter Miami CF; Boynton Beach, Fla.), Andrew Baiera (New York City FC; Darien, Conn.), Peyton Miller (New England Revolution; Unionville, Conn.), James Nyandjo (Charlotte FC; Huntersville, N.C.), Neil Pierre (Philadelphia Union; Lebanon, Pa.), Emir Ponciano (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jeremiah White (Philadelphia Union; Elkins Park, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Evrit Fisher (DKSC; North Richland Hills, Texas), Kyome Lumsden (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Bryce Outman (FC Dallas; Fairview, Texas), Tyson Pearce (St. Louis City SC; St. Charles, Mo.), Jonathan Shore (New York City FC; New York City, N.Y.), Ervin Torres Jr. (Austin FC; Austin, Texas), Adyn Torres (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.)

FORWARDS (5): Montrell Culbreath (1FC Kaiserslautern/GER; Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, Germany), Zavier Gozo (Real Salt Lake; Eagle Mountain, Utah), Din Klapija (New York City FC; New York City, N.Y.), Ruben Ramos Jr. (LA Galaxy; La Puente, Calif.), Gavin Turner (D.C. United; Fairfax, Va.)

Thirteen players return from the U-16s’ last training camp, a strong showing at November’s Football Federations Cup U-16 in Ablir, Spain that included victories against Wales and England. Forward Montrell Culbreath tied with two other players for most goals scored at the tournament. Seven players have been a part of all three U-16 MYNT training camps so far this cycle.

Twenty clubs are represented on the roster, including 18 Major League Soccer academies. Two players each were called up from LAFC, the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC, while one player- Culbreath - is based abroad at Germany’s 1FC Kaiserslautern. The roster hails from 13 different states, led by three players from California, New York and Texas.