TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2010) -- U.S. U-17 Men's National Team head coach Wilmer Cabrera has finalized his squad for tonight's match against Mexico at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The 20 players will make the short drive from Bradenton to be part of a double header that also includes the U.S. Men's National Team against El Salvador.
Tickets for the event are included in the Men's National Team ticket, with gates opening at 4 p.m. ET ahead of the 4:15 p.m. kickoff. The U.S. MNT match begins at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can follow both matches on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.
The U.S. roster includes two players from the Tampa area in midfielders Atsou Ayah and Tarik Salkicic. Nico Melo hails from nearby Kissimmee, Fla.
U.S. Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Wade Hamilton (Arsenal FC; Murietta, Calif.), 18-Kendall McIntosh (Mustang SC; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): 2-Andrew Souders (Colombus Crew Juniors; Amherst, Ohio), 3-Riggs Lennon (Sereno SC; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), 4-Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas Juniors; Plano, Texas), 6-Holden Fender (North Atlanta SA; Marietta, Ga.), 8-Marc Pelosi (DeAnza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), 14-Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey; Clovis, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 5-Tarik Salkicic (Strictly Soccer; Pinellas Park, Fla.), 10-Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier; San Diego, Calif.), 12-Joe Amon (South Carolina United; Summerville, S.C.), 15-Ryan Masch (DeAnza Force; San Jose, Calif.), 16-Atsou Ayah (Fusion FC Tampa; Tampa, Fla.), 17-Nico Melo (Florida Rush; Kissimmee, Fla.)
FORWARDS (6): 7-Andrew Oliver (Westside United; Indianapolis, Ind.), 9-Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs; North Hollywood, Calif.), 11-Kellen Gulley (Mississippi Chicago Fire; Clinton, Miss.), 13-Takuya Okada (Aztecs FC Premier; San Diego, Calif.), 19-Esteban Rodriguez (LAFC Chelsea; Palmdale, Calif.), 20-Adam Najem (New York Red Bulls Academy; Clinton, N.J.)