The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team has arrived in Madrid, Spain, for 12 days of training at the Spanish FA’s Cuidad de Futbol from Sept. 5-17.
Head coach Wilmer Cabrera will lead 24 players in friendlies against youth teams from Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, as well as two matches against Spain’s U-17 MNT on Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 before returning to Bradenton, Fla.
During the trip, the team will gain valuable international experience as it moves toward the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which will be held in Jamaica from Feb. 12-28.
U.S. U-17 MNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kendall McIntosh (Mustang Academy; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Fernando Pina (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Mobi Fehr (Tokyo Verdy 1969; Tokyo, Japan), Alessandro Mion (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.), Cole Nagy (RSL-AZ; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Tarik Salkicic (Strictly Soccer; Pinellas Park, Fla.), Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey; Clovis, Calif.), Andrew Souders (Crew Soccer Academy; Amherst, Ohio), Danny Zaid (Camp Elite Guatemala; Guatemala City)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Ricardo Aldape (Lemont Raiders; Chicago Heights, Ill.), Joe Amon (South Carolina United FC; Summerville, S.C.), Matthew Dunn (FC Koln; Dallas, Texas), Ruben Duran (Las Vegas Premier ’92; Las Vegas, Nev.), Patrick Foss (D.C. United; South Riding, Va.), Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier; Chula Vista, Calif.), Nico Melo (Florida Rush; Kissimmee, Fla.), Marc Pelosi (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Esteban Rodriguez (Cosmos Academy West; Palmdale, Calif.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.)
FORWARDS (4): Daniel Flores (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Kellen Gulley (MS Chicago Fire Juniors; Clinton, Miss.), Andrew Oliver (Westside United; Indianapolis, Ind.), Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs; North Hollywood, Calif.)