U.S. Soccer

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

2017 Slovakia Cup - April 18-29 - Trnava, Slovakia

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
GK 6-2 180 U.S. Virgin Islands Tottenham Spurs (England)
M 5-8 148 Delray Beach, Fla. Genoa FC
F 5-9 165 Sacramento, Calif. FC Dallas
M 5-8 136 San Antonio, Texas Texas Rush
M 5-7 145 Manassas, Va. North Carolina FC
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. CASL
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-9 152 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 5-7 150 Santa Rosa, Calif. CF Monterrey
D 6-4 170 Wyckoff, N.J. Leicester City (England)
F 6-1 170 Tamarac, Fla. Portland Timbers
D 5-7 151 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
D 6-2 165 Caseyville, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
D 5-11 181 Bear, Del. Philadelphia Union
GK 6-4 195 Tukwila, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
M 5-9 154 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 6-0 150 Garner, N.C. CASL
M 5-7 145 Highland Village, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-11 158 Hamilton, Mass. New England Revolution
GK 6-2 158 Petaluma, Calif. De Anza Force
M 5-10 160 Birmingham, Ala. FC Dallas
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-9 155 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana

2017 Slovakia Cup - April 18-29 - Trnava, Slovakia

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:180

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:U.S. Virgin Islands

Club:Tottenham Spurs (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:148

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Delray Beach, Fla.

Club:Genoa FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:165

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Sacramento, Calif.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:136

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Antonio, Texas

Club:Texas Rush

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Manassas, Va.

Club:North Carolina FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Weight:122

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Durham, N.C.

Club:CASL

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:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:CF Monterrey

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Wyckoff, N.J.

Club:Leicester City (England)

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: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:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:195

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Tukwila, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

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:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Highland Village, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Hamilton, Mass.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Petaluma, Calif.

Club:De Anza Force

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Birmingham, Ala.

Club:FC Dallas

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

Namazi Names 23-Player Roster for 2017 Slovakia Cup

CHICAGO (April 18, 2017) – U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has named a 23-player roster for the 2017 Slovakia Cup, running April 24-28 in Trnava, Slovakia.

The USA begins its quest for back-to-back Slovakia Cup titles in Group B along with Hungary, Belarus, and Slovakia. The U-18 MNT opens the tournament against Hungary on April 24 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Belarus on April 25 at 11 a.m. ET, and Slovakia on April 27 at 5 a.m. ET. The U.S. will wrap up the competition on April 28 in either the final or a consolation bracket, pending the team’s finish in Group B.

"The Slovakia Cup has been held for many years now,” Namazi said. “We entered the tournament last year with our U-19 group, Brad Friedel's group, and Brad's group was able to win it. And now this year, with the U-18's, our goal is the same. We are going with a very good group of players. Obviously, we are coming to the end of this (U-18 player pool) cycle, so our aim is to evaluate the players more, but also have some good performances and hopefully win the tournament."

The U.S. travels to Slovakia on Tuesday, April 18, for five days of training before taking on Hungary. The U-18 MNT, which consists of players born Jan. 1, 1999 or later, held a 28-player domestic training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. in January, marking the team’s lone meeting this year.

2017 Slovakia Cup Groups:
Group A: Russia, Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland, Turkey
Group B: Slovakia, USA, Hungary, Belarus

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brandon Austin (Tottenham Spurs; U.S. Virgins Islands) Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders; Tukwila, Wash.), Brady Scott (DeAnza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Esparza (Club Tijuana: Chula Vista, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester City; Wyckoff, N.J.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution Academy; West Hartford, Conn.), Jack Maher (Scott Gallagher; Caseyville, Ill.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Paolo Belloni (Genoa FC; Delray Beach, Fla.), Koby Carr (Texas Rush; San Antonio, Texas), Jose Carranza (North Carolina FC; Manassas, Va.), Brian Perez (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Birmingham, Ala.)
FORWARDS (7): Shaft Brewer (FC Dallas; Sacramento, Calif.), Lucas del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Griffin Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.), Jonathan Gonzalez (FC Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Will Inalien (Portland Timbers; Tamarac, Fla.), Emanuel Perez (CASL; Garner, N.C.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution Academy; Hamilton, Mass.)

Roster Notes:

  • Seventeen players on the roster have registered at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while 16 players have spent time with an Academy team during the 2016-17 season.
  • Forward Justin Rennicks leads the roster with five seasons in the Development Academy, all with the New England Revolution.
  • M.L.S. club FC Dallas and Club Tijuana of Liga MX have the largest representation of players on the roster with three each: Brewer, Servania and Pomykal (FC Dallas); and Esparza, Perez and Uribe (Club Tijuana).
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