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U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team

U-17 MNT vs. Japan - March 19 & 22, 2017 - Bradenton, Fla.

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-6 Miami, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 Brampton, Ontario Toronto FC
M Providence, R.I. New England Revolution
M 5-11 Glendora, California Los Angeles Futbol Academy
D 5-7 Rosewell, Georgia Georgia United
M 5-8 155 Blythewood, S.C. Sporting Kansas City
D 6-0 162 Woodinville, Wash. Crossfire Premier
M 5-5 115 Eden, Utah La Roca
GK 6-0 Arlington Heights, Illinois Sockers FC
F 5-5 128 Powder Springs, Georgia Georgia United
D 5-7 136 Almere-Stad, Netherlands Ajax (Netherlands)
M Glen Allen, Va. Richmond United
M Southlake, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
GK Miami, Fla. Kendall FC
D Montclair, N.J. New York Red Bulls
M 5-7 Locus Grove, Georgia Georgia United
F 5-9 157 Littleton, Colo. Real Colorado
GK Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Celtic
D 5-5 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte SA
D 5-10 143 Palm Beach, Fla. Philadelphia Union
M 5-8 131 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Premier
GK Oxnard, Calif. Oxnard PAL
M 5-5 158 Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
F Oviedo, Fla. Orlando City, FC
F 5-10 140 The Colony, Texas FC Dallas
M 6-5 Miami, Florida Weston FC
M Rye, N.Y. New York Soccer Club
F Rye, N.Y. New York Soccer Club
GK 6-2 150 Philadelphia, Pa. Benfica (Portugal)
F O'Fallen, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
F Millville, Pa. IMG Academy
M Mira Loma, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-9 155 Savannah, Ga. IMG Academy
D 5-6 Woodbridge, Virginia D.C. United
M 5-2 115 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers
M Fort Wayne, Ind. IMG Academy
F 5-6 San Clemente, California LA Galaxy

U-17 MNT vs. Japan - March 19 & 22, 2017 - Bradenton, Fla.

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-6

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Miami, Florida

Club:Weston FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Brampton, Ontario

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Providence, R.I.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-11

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Glendora, California

Club:Los Angeles Futbol Academy

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Rosewell, Georgia

Club:Georgia United

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Blythewood, S.C.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:162

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Woodinville, Wash.

Club:Crossfire Premier

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Weight:115

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Eden, Utah

Club:La Roca

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-0

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Arlington Heights, Illinois

Club:Sockers FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Weight:128

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Powder Springs, Georgia

Club:Georgia United

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Weight:136

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Almere-Stad, Netherlands

Club:Ajax (Netherlands)

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Glen Allen, Va.

Club:Richmond United

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Southlake, Texas

Club:Solar Chelsea SC

Position:Goalkeeper

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Miami, Fla.

Club:Kendall FC

Position:Defender

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Montclair, N.J.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Locus Grove, Georgia

Club:Georgia United

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:157

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Littleton, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Goalkeeper

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Baltimore, Md.

Club:Baltimore Celtic

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Charlotte, North Carolina

Club:Charlotte SA

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:143

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Palm Beach, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:131

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:LA Premier

Position:Goalkeeper

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Oxnard, Calif.

Club:Oxnard PAL

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Houston, Texas

Club:Houston Dynamo

Position:Forward

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Oviedo, Fla.

Club:Orlando City, FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:The Colony, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Miami, Florida

Club:Weston FC

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Rye, N.Y.

Club:New York Soccer Club

Position:Forward

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Rye, N.Y.

Club:New York Soccer Club

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Philadelphia, Pa.

Club:Benfica (Portugal)

Position:Forward

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:O'Fallen, Mo.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Position:Forward

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Millville, Pa.

Club:IMG Academy

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Mira Loma, Calif.

Club:FC Golden State

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Savannah, Ga.

Club:IMG Academy

Position:Defender

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Woodbridge, Virginia

Club:D.C. United

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-2

Weight:115

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hood River, Ore.

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Fort Wayne, Ind.

Club:IMG Academy

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:San Clemente, California

Club:LA Galaxy

Hackworth Calls 37 Players for U-17 World Cup Qualifying Prep Matches vs. Japan in Bradenton

CHICAGO (March 19, 2017) — U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has called eight players in addition to the U.S. Soccer Residency roster for a set of international friendlies against Japan in Bradenton, Fla. The matches, which will aid in preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, are set to take place on March 19 and March 22.

“Our coaching staffs agreed to play each other in back-to-back matches on each game day,” Hackworth said. “This will allow both staffs to prepare and evaluate a greater number of players each day against a quality international opponent. Since we are building towards CONCACAF qualifying, these matches versus Japan will challenge us in all phases of the game. We scheduled these match days at the same interval that we will be faced with in World Cup Qualifying, so our periodization for these matches will mirror our process in Panama a little over a month from now.”

The eight players joining up with the residency roster are Jake Arteaga, Andrew Carleton, Sergino Dest, CJ Dos Santos, Christopher Durkin, Christopher Goslin, Rayshaun McGann and Alex Mendez. Carleton, Durkin and Goslin signed M.L.S. Homegrown Player contracts in 2016.

The 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which serves as the qualifying tournament that will send four teams to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup this October in India, is set to take place in Panama City from April 21–May 7. The tournament will be held at Estadio Rommel Fernández and Estadio Maracaná de Panamá, where the USA have been paired with Jamaica, Mexico, and El Salvador in Group C.

These friendlies against Japan will be a challenge for the U-17 MNT, as the Blue Samurai have already qualified for the U-17 World Cup with a semifinal finish at September’s 2016 Asian Football Confederation U-16 Championship.

“Japan is one of the top programs in the world,” Hackworth said. “We look forward to testing ourselves against an opponent that has already qualified for the 2017 U-17 World Cup.”

“We feel that these matches will be important as we certainly have many tough selection decisions looming in the near future,” Hackworth continued. “That is a credit to the depth of our pool of players, but it makes the job of our coaching staff extremely difficult.”

This will be the U-17 Men’s National Team’s second camp of 2017. The first took place in late February, when the U-17 MNT traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to face Los Catrachos in a set of friendlies.

The birth years for players in this camp range from 2000 to 2001. The age cut-off for this U-17 player pool is players born on or after Jan. 1, 2000.

Roster Notes:

  • Of the 37 players called into this camp, 35 have spent time in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Fourteen players have spent the most seasons registered at an Academy club, with four.
  • All born in 2001, goalkeeper David Ochoa, midfielders Taylor Booth, Marcelo Palomino and Indiana Vassilev, and forward Bryan Reynolds Jr. are the youngest players on the roster.

U.S. U-17 MNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (5): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), CJ Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Pa.), Justin Garces (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.)           

DEFENDERS (11): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United; Roswell, Ga.), Ethan Bartlow (Crossfire Premier; Woodinville, Wash.), Sergino Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.), Tristan Weber (Unattached; San Clemente, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (12): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence, R.I.), , Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ; Eden, Utah), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United; Locust Grove, Ga.), Alex Mendez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Jesus Sahagun (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.), Akil Watts (IMG Academy; Fort Wayne, Ind.)       

FORWARDS (9): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Grayson Barber (Sporting Kansas City; Blythewood, S.C.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Matthew Hundley (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.), Alejandro Pereira (Orlando City FC; Oveido, Fla.), Bryan Reynolds Jr. (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), William Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.)

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