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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
Date Opponent
Aug. 10 Czech Republic
Aug. 12 Japan
Aug. 13 Placement Match

U-17 '90 MNT Roster - Toyota Youth International Tournament
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club
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.)