Hackworth Announces U-17 Roster for Japan Tournament
CHICAGO (July 25, 2006) - U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team head coach John Hackworth released his 18-player roster that will compete in the Toyota Youth International Tournament from Aug. 10-13 in Toyota, Japan.
The U.S. will leave Bradenton, Fla., on Aug. 4 and travel to Los Angeles where they will practice at The Home Depot Center that evening before leaving for Japan the following day. The U-17s will then have three days of practice before kicking off the tournament on Thursday, Aug. 10 against the Czech Republic, who they fell to earlier this year, 1-0, in the final of the 2006 Ballymena International Tournament. Two days later, the U.S. will take on host Japan.
Depending on their results from the two-game group play, the U.S. will either be placed in the championship, third place or fifth place match. The other group consists of Croatia, South Korea and a youth team from Nagoya Grampus of the J-League. In 2005, the U.S. won the Toyota Youth International Tournament with a 2-1 victory against Japan in the final.
Hackworth is bringing five players that are not currently in U.S. Soccer's U-17 Residency Program, but may get invited for this fall semester - Lonnie Carter, Howard Turk, Evan Raynr, Greg Garza and Zac MacMath.
The U-17 staff, which includes Keith Fulk, Raul Diaz Arce, Tim Mulqueen and Brian Maisonneuve, has brought in 76 players since August of 2005 into a national team camp, providing them with an in-depth and close-up look at the available player pool.
U-17 '90 MNT Schedule - Toyota Youth International Tournament
|Aug. 10||Czech Republic|
|Aug. 13||Placement Match|
U-17 '90 MNT Roster - Toyota Youth International Tournament
|Lambo, Josh||GK||6'0"||195||11/19/90||Middleton, Wis.||Chicago Magic|
|MacMath, Zac||GK||6'0"||150||08/07/91||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Clearwater Chargers|
|Barerra, Danny||D||5'6"||150||01/08/90||Thousand Oaks, Calif.||Rampage FC|
|Carter, Lonnie||D||5'11"||160||01/16/90||Fairfax, Va.||MPS McLean FC|
|Lee, Brandon||D||5'8"||145||11/17/90||Tenafly, N.J.||PFC Raiders|
|Turk, Howard||D||6'1"||160||07/01/90||Fairfax, Va.||SYA Force|
|Shea, Dane||D||6'2"||155||02/28/90||College Station, Texas||Houston Texans|
|Uy, Matthew||D||5'7"||145||03/22/90||New Hyde Park, N.Y.||Blau Weiss Gottschee|
|Williams, Sheanon||D||5'11"||160||03/17/90||Boston, Mass.||FC Greater Boston Bolts|
|Garza, Greg||M||5'6"||135||08/19/91||Grapevine, Texas||Dallas Texans|
|Ibrahim, Abdusalam||M||5'8"||145||08/15/91||Richfield, Minn.||Wing Nationals|
|Jeffrey, Jared||M||5'8"||145||06/14/90||Dallas, Texas||Dallas Texans|
|Raynr, Evan||M||5'7"||140||09/18/90||Calabasas, Calif.||So Cal United|
|Urso, Kirk||M||5'10"||150||03/06/90||Lombard, Ill.||Chicago Sockers|
|Wenzel, Daniel||M||5'11"||155||04/13/90||Federarl Way, Wash.||FC United|
|Zimmerman, Brandon||M||5'9"||160||10/06/90||Pasco, Wash.||Crossfire Premier|
|Dominguez, Bryan||F||5'4"||140||03/07/91||Atlanta, Ga.||Concorde Fire|
|McLoughlin, Ellis||F||5'10"||155||07/08/90||Seattle, Wash.||Crossfire Premier|
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Zac MacMath (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Danny Barerra (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Lonnie Carter (Fairfax, Va.), Brandon Lee (Tenafly, N.J.), Dane Shea (College Station, Texas), Howard Turk (Fairfax, Va.), Matthew Uy (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Sheanon Williams (Boston, Mass.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Greg Garza (Grapevine, Texas), Abdusalam Ibrahim (Richfield, Minn.), Jared Jeffrey (Dallas, Texas), Evan Raynr (Calabasas, Calif.), Kirk Urso (Lombard, Ill.), Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.), Brandon Zimmerman (Pasco, Wash.).
FORWARDS (2): Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.), Ellis McLoughlin (Seattle, Wash.)