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U.S. Under-17 MNT to Hold 26-Player Mini-Camp in Bradenton, Fla.


BRADENTON, Fla. (April 23, 2008) -- U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team head coach Wilmer Cabrera has called in 26 players for a mini-camp that begins today, April 23, and continues through April 27.

The roster is made up of players born in 1992 and 1993 and are all eligible for the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria, and includes 15 players who are currently part of U.S. Soccer's Development Academy.

Joining the four full-time Under-17 MNT coaches for the duration of camp will be U-15 BNT head coach Jim Barlow, U-15 BNT assistant coach Rene Miramontes and Development Academy scout Tony Lepore, who has been instrumental in the selection of the players in attendance. 

The players will be vying for a place in the Fall 2008 semester of U.S. Soccer's Residency Program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.


Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club
Bagley, Rocco F 5-3 110 10/24/92 Grand Prairie, Texas Solar Red '93
Brown, Joshua F 5-10 155 12/07/92 Clinton, Miss. Central Jackson
Bushue, Jake M 5-11 155 05/15/92 Champaign, Ill. Chicago Magic
Caban, David D 5-6 135 03/30/93 Kenosha, Wis. Chicago Magic
Coleman, Samuel M 5-9 145 04/14/93 Norman, Okla. Celtic 93
Dewee, Lester M 5-11 155 05/15/92 Kensington, Md. DC United
Hernandez, Alexis M 5-8 125 06/28/92 Porterville, Calif. Chivas USA
Lyon, Charles GK 6-1 190 04/10/92 St. Charles, Ill. Chicago Fire
Malki, George M 5-11 155 04/21/92 Scottsdale, Ariz. SC Delsol
McCrary, Jordan M 5-5 125 07/28/93 Marietta, Ga. Concorde Fire
Metts, Ryan M 5-7 150 09/12/93 Raleigh, N.C. CASL
Molano, Alex M 5-7 140 04/10/92 Grapevine, Texas FC Dallas
Moore, Brendan GK 6-1 175 04/16/92 Roswell, Ga. Concorde Fire
Narvaez, Alan D 5-4 125 08/17/92 Redwood, Calif. Juventus Monarcas
Neil, Ryan M 5-10 130 01/02/92 Mission Viejo, Calif. United FC
Okwuonu, Boyd D 5-7 145 02/24/93 Edmond, Okla. Tulsa Thunder
Pantelic, George M/F 5-8 135 03/15/92 Northridge, Calif. Real So Cal
Paye, McAmos F/M 5-5 135 09/22/93 Wendell, N.C. Triangle United
Perez, Jose M 5-6 140 10/01/92 Grapevine, Texas Gators '92
Pineda, Victor M/D 5-11 140 09/15/92 Boilingbrook, Ill. Chicago Fire
Saad, Sonny F 5-9 155 08/17/92 Dearborn, Mich. Vardar SC
Sarle, Dominick F 5-9 140 09/15/92 Huntington, N.Y. BW Gottschee
Stephenson, Erik M 5-10 160 01/08/92 Del Mar, Calif. Surf
Tyler, Jordan F 6-0 180 08/19/92 Rochester, Mich. Michigan Wolves
Yin, Nick D 6-0 150 02/03/92 Bethesda, Md. DC United
Zavaleta, Eriq F 6-2 175 08/02/92 Westfield, Ind. FC Pride


U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Mini-Camp Staff
Head Coach             Wilmer Cabrera           Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Asst. Coach              Oscar Pareja                Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Asst. Coach               Paul Caffrey                  Bradenton, Fla.
Asst./GK Coach        Paul Grafer                    Bradenton, Fla.
Asst. Coach               Jim Barlow                    Princeton, N.J.
Asst. Coach              Tony Lepore                  Madbury, N.H.
Asst. Coach              Rene Miramontes       Spring Valley, Calif.
Program Manager   Tim Ryder                     Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Team Coordinator   Matt Burke                     Bradenton, Fla.
Equip. Coordinator  Jason Peters               St. Petersburg, Fla.
Athletic Trainer          Michael White             St. Petersburg, Fla.
Athletic Trainer         Paul Rushing               St. Petersburg, Fla.


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