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U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team

Training Camp - Jan. 23-30 - Bradenton, Fla.

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-11 168 Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy
D 5-9 141 West Chicago, Ill. Chicago Fire
F 5-9 165 Sacramento, Calif. FC Dallas
M 6-1 155 Katy, Texas Texans SC Houston
M 5-7 145 Manassas, Va. Unattached
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-9 152 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 5-7 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 6-1 170 Tamarac, Fla. Portland Timbers
D 5-7 151 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
GK 6-1 165 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-2 165 Caseyville, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
D 5-11 181 Bear, Del. Philadelphia Union
F 6-0 164 King of Prussia, Pa. Philadelphia Union
D 6'1 175 Kirkland, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
GK 6-4 195 Tukwila, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
M 5-8 145 San Jose, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
F 6-1 155 Miami, Fla. Weston F.C.
M 5-9 154 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 6-0 150 Garner, N.C. CASL
F 5-11 158 Hamilton, Mass. New England Revolution
D 5-11 150 Bellevue, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
M 5-10 160 Birmingham, Ala. FC Dallas
GK 6-2 170 Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina Fusion
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-9 155 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
M 5-9 160 Surrey, B.C. Vancouver Whitecaps
D 5-9 138 Casa Grande, Ariz. LA Galaxy

Training Camp - Jan. 23-30 - Bradenton, Fla.

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-11

Weight:168

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Bradenton, Fla.

Club:IMG Academy

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:141

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:West Chicago, Ill.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Sacramento, Calif.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-1

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Katy, Texas

Club:Texans SC Houston

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Manassas, Va.

Club:Unattached

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Evergreen, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rush

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:152

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Tamarac, Fla.

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Weight:151

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:West Hartford, Conn.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Caseyville, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:181

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Bear, Del.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:164

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:King of Prussia, Pa.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:6'1

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Kirkland, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:195

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Tukwila, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Jose, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Miami, Fla.

Club:Weston F.C.

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:154

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Garner, N.C.

Club:CASL

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Hamilton, Mass.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Bellevue, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Birmingham, Ala.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Greensboro, N.C.

Club:North Carolina Fusion

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Columbia, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Surrey, B.C.

Club:Vancouver Whitecaps

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:138

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:LA Galaxy

Namazi Names 28-Player Roster for U-18 MNT Camp from January 23-30 in Bradenton, Fla.

CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2017) — U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has called 28 players for the program’s initial training camp of 2017. The camp, which will run Jan. 23-30 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., marks the beginning of the second year of the group’s U-18 cycle, which consists of players born Jan. 1, 1999 or later. The team last gathered at a joint domestic training camp with the U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team in November.

“The purpose of this camp is to identify new talent and expand our pool of players,” Namazi said. “For this camp, we have invited back some of the core players that we’ve identified through the last year. More than half of the players are either newer players we are inviting back to see how they’ve developed since our player identification camp last January, or brand new players who have never been invited to a previous Youth National Team camp.”

Namazi has set up a few games for the team during the week against the U-17 National Team players currently in Residency at IMG Academy. The games will provide opportunity for the U-18’s to prove themselves against a talented and cohesive side. The camp as a whole will provide supplemental player development to the players in the pool outside of their club environments.

The U-18’s next meeting will be a domestic camp in March when the team will begin preparations for the Slovakia Cup, set to take place in April in Trnava, Slovakia.

Development Academy Ties:

  • Of the 28 players called into this camp, 24 have spent time in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Twenty-three currently play in the Development Academy.
  • The two players who have spent the most time in the Development Academy are New England Revolution forward Justin Rennicks and LA Galaxy goalkeeper Eric Lopez, both of whom have been involved since the 2012-2013 Academy season.

Roster by Position:                                                                            
GOALKEEPERS (3):  Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders; Tukwila, Wash.), Alec Smir (NC Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (10): Jose Alfaro (Chicago Fire: West Chicago, Ill.), Jonathon Esparza (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution Academy; West Hartford, Conn.), Jack Maher (Scott Gallagher; Caseyville, Ill.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Jake Morris (Seattle Sounders; Kirkland, Wash.), Stirling Russell (Seattle Sounders; Bellevue, Wash.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif), Aristotle Zarris (LA Galaxy; Casa Grande, Ariz.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Abdi Faris (IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.), Christian Cappis (Texans SC Houston; Katy, Texas), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Andrew Paoli (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Brian Perez (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Brimingham, Ala.), Noah Verhoeven (Vancouver Whitecaps; Surrey, B.C)
FORWARDS (8): Shaft Brewer (FC Dallas; Sacramento, Calif.), Griffen Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Will Inalien (Portland Timbers; Taramac, Fla.), Justin McMaster (Philadelphia Union; King of Prussia, Pa.), Alfred Perez (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Emanuel Perez (CASL; Garner, N.C.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution Academy; Hamilton, Mass.)

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