Carson Vom Steeg invited to U.S. Soccer U-14 camp


Carson Vom Steeg is one of 36 players from around the country to be invited to the U.S. Soccer under-14 national team training camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Vom Steeg was a member of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club team that won the U.S. Youth Soccer Under-14 National Championship during the summer. He was brought in to the camp as a defender.

The U.S. youth team is coached by former U.S. national team player Hugo Perez.

This is Vom Steeg’s second call-up into the national team camp. He missed the first camp in August because of a broken foot suffered during the U.S. Youth Soccer national tournament.

Vom Steeg is joined at the camp by club teammate Taylor Davila, the nephew of Cal State Northridge men’s soccer coach Terry Davila. Carson Vom Steeg is the son of UCSB soccer coach Tim Vom Steeg.

Carson’s older brother, Justin, is playing goalkeeper for the Real So Cal Academy team. Also on the team is Sam Strong of Santa Barbara. The academy teams play year round, so Justin Vom Steeg and Strong will not be available to play high school soccer this season.

In other youth soccer news, Carpinteria’s Johnny Requejo recently returned from trips to Spain and Argentina with the U.S. Under-17 national team.

Up next for Requejo and the U-17s is the Nike International Friendlies, which the U.S. is hosting in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Nov. 28-Dec. 4. The Americans will play Brazil, Turkey and Portugal.

Requejo was a member last year’s U.S. team that beat Brazil for the title.