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U-17 MNT Off to Paris, France for Eight-Day Foreign Training Camp

CHICAGO (Nov. 3, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team is en route to Paris, France for an eight-day foreign training camp that will include three matches. Head coach Wilmer Cabrera has named a 24-player roster that will face the Under-18 teams from Bretigny on Nov. 5 and PSG on Nov. 8. Those games will compliment the team's featured international match against France on Nov. 6 at Clairefontaine.

The foreign training camp is part of the team's preparations as they attempt to qualify for their 14th consecutive FIFA Under-17 World Cup in April or May, when the qualifying tournament will be held in Mexico. Dates and venues for that tournament will be announced at a later date. The U.S. is the only country to have qualified for every edition of the tournament since its inception in 1985.

U-17 MNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Samir Badr (Bethesda Roadrunners; Fairfax, Va.), Earl Edwards (La Jolla Nomads; San Diego), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier; Seattle)
DEFENDERS (9): Michael Ambrose (Texas Fire; El Paso, Texas), Julio Arjona (D.C. United Academy; Germantown, Md.), Zachary Herold (West Pines United; Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic; Indianapolis), Boyd Okwuonu (Tulsa Thunder; Edmond, Okla.), Emilio Orozco (Rampage FC; Oxnard, Calif.), Tyler Polak (Capital Soccer Academy; Lincoln, Neb.), Jared Watts (North Meck Storm; Statesville, N.C.), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride; Westfield, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Dustin Corea (East Side United; Milwaukee, Ore.), Andrew Craven (First Coast Kicks; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Sean Davis (Matchfit Academy; Holmdel, N.J.), Bryan Duran (Latino Americana; Duncanville, Texas), Luis Gil (Pateadores; Garden Grove, Calif.), Joseph Gyau (FC DELCO; Silver Spring, Md.), George Malki (SC Delsol Extreme; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Erik Stephenson (San Diego Surf; Del Mar, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): John Agudelo (NY Red Bulls Academy; Barnegat, N.J.), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United; Davie, Fla.), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Soony Saad (Vardar SC; Dearborn, Mich.)