U.S. Under-17 91s MNT Heads to Japan
CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-17 ‘91s Men’s National Team will travel to Japan for the Toyota International Youth Football Championship, where they will face Japan on Aug. 10 and Australia on Aug. 11 before playing a placement match depending on their results in group play.
Head coach Brian Maisonneuve named an 18-player roster for the tournament, which includes two players, Samir Badr and Earl Edwards (both goalkeepers), born in 1992, and one player born in 1993, Charles Renken.
Renken led the team to a win over their first opponent, Japan, on June 11, scoring two goals in the 3-1 victory. The 13-year-old is one of 14 players on the roster who appeared in that game, including Ryan Finley, who also tallied a goal.
Following group play, the U.S. will play a placement match on Aug. 13 against a team from Group B, which includes the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and a Japanese Youth All-Star team.
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth date Hometown Club
Abolfathi, Dersu F 5-9 155 02/24/91 Irvine, Calif. ISC
Agbossoumonde, Gale D 6-2 185 11/17/91 Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse FC
Altamirano, Jose M 5-4 125 07/17/91 San Diego, Calif. Del Mar Sharks
Arreola, Eder M 5-6 135 11/13/91 Chino Hills, Calif. FC Barcelona
Badr, Samir GK 6-0 140 04/02/92 Fairfax, Va. Bethesda Roadrunners
Barson, Chad D 5-9 155 02/25/91 Lewis Center, Ohio Team Ohio
Caldwell, Scott M 5-6 125 03/15/91 Braintree, Mass. South Shore United Blazers
Cruz, Pablito M 5-4 110 12/30/91 Azusa, Calif. FC Barcelona
Edwards, Earl GK 6-3 190 01/24/92 San Diego, Calif. La Jolla Nomads
Finley, Ryan F 6-0 170 03/27/91 Lumberton, N.J. Rancocas Valley
Kitchen, Perry M 5-9 120 02/29/92 Indianapolis, Ind. Chicago Magic SC
Millington, Nick M 5-7 135 08/09/91 Raleigh, N.C. CASL
Okugo, Amobi M 5-11 165 03/13/91 Sacramento, Calif. San Juan Lightning Crew
Ramos, Christian M 5-7 130 05/07/91 Miami, Fla. Kendall Soccer Coalition
Renken, Charles F 5-7 125 12/19/93 Edwardsville, Ill. Scott Gallagher SC
Perry, Aubrey D 5-9 150 01/20/91 Ocoe, Fla. Ajax America
Walsh, Parker D 5-7 130 10/30/91 Roanoke, Va. Roanoke Star
Veeder, Korey M 5-11 150 10/03/91 St. Petersburg, Fla. Clearwater Charges