The U-19 MNT program, along with the U-16 Boy’s National Team began its first year of programming in 2015 as a part of an overall commitment to player development.

The additions create two separate programming tacks for even-birth year players and odd birth year players to allow for a more consistent approach toward development and additional opportunities for players to participate in national team events and matches.

The pool for the U-19s will be brought to several training camps over the course of the year in order to expose more players of this age to the National Team camp environment as well as give activity to the younger group of players in the pool competing for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The player pool is identified on a year round basis, through U.S. Soccer Training Centers, club soccer, ODP interregional events and the younger national team camps.