Barocas Named to U16 National Team Staff for October Camp

Director of Goalkeeping Chris Barocas has been named to the U.S. U16 Women’s National Team staff for the upcoming combined 16/17 camp in Carson, Calif., taking place from Oct. 11-18.  

We caught up with Barocas to hear his thoughts.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be included in an event like this.  I am going in with a great group of coaches that I am sure will help me learn and develop,” he said. “The first things I did after responding to the email inviting me was to call the people that have helped continue my development over the years.  I called former coaches, coaching instructors, mentors and several current and former goalkeepers.  They all have their role in my growth, and I am very appreciative of their continuous support.  I am very anxious to get out to camp and on the field with goalkeepers.”

All the players in this camp are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17s Women’s World Cup in 2016.

Look for our follow- up with Barocas after the camp to hear about his experiences.   


UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.