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Hackworth Names U-17 Roster for FA Invitational in England

CHICAGO (Aug. 25, 2006) - U.S. Under-17 head coach John Hackworth named his 18-player roster today for the FA Friendly International Tournament from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 in England. The U.S. will face England, Portugal and Turkey during the round-robin tournament.

The U.S. will travel on Saturday, Aug. 26, and train for three days before opening up the four-team tournament against Portugal in Yeading. The U-17s will then face the hosts on Friday, Sept. 1 in Aldershot, and finish up round-robin play against Turkey on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Staines.

Of the 18 players named to the roster, six are new members to U.S. Soccer's Residency Program. Howard Turk, Brendan King, Ryan Garcia, Gregory Garza, Ryan Finley and Zac MacMath joined the program just this past week.

U.S. U-17 MNT Roster - FA Friendly International Tournament

GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Zac MacMath (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (6): Sheanon Williams (Boston, Mass.), Howard Turk (Fairfax, Va.), Matthew Uy (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Lee (Tenafly, N.J.), Daniel Barerra (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.), Axel Levry (Fort Washington, Md.), Jared Jeffrey (Dallas, Texas), Brandon Zimmerman (Pasco, Wash.), Greg Garza (Grapevine, Texas), Brendan King (Naperville, Ill.), Ryan Gracia* (Rockville, Md.), 

FORWARDS (3): Ellis McLoughlin (Seattle, Wash.), Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.), Ryan Finley (Lumberton, N.J.)