CHICAGO (Nov. 28, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster for the 2014 Nike International Friendlies. The USA kicks off the tournament against England at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 28, at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
All six games at the Nike International Friendlies are live on ussoccer.com. The tournament opens with Brazil vs. Australia at 3 p.m. ET on Friday.
The USA’s roster features 16 of the 20 players who were members of the 2013 U-17 squad that won this tournament, with 11 players featuring in the 4-1 victory against Brazil to cap off the event.
Among the returning USA players are midfielder Christian Pulisic, who was last year’s tournament MVP, 2013 Golden Boot winner Haji Wright and Golden Glove winner Kevin Silva. Pulisic has 14 goals and seven assists in 18 international games this year. Wright is the leading goal scorer with 18 goals in 19 matches. Silva is 7-1-2 this year with four shutouts and a 1.19 GAA.
U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy), 12-William Pulisic
DEFENDERS (8): 2-Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy), 3-John Nelson (Internationals), 4-Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf), 5-Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy), 13-Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), 14-Daniel Barbir (West Bromwich Albion), 15-Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake AZ), 19-Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 6-Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal), 8-Luca De La Torre (Fulham), 9-Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas), 10-Christian Pulisic (Unattached), 16-Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy), 20-Keegan Kelly (Baltimore Celtic)
FORWARDS (4): 7-Haji Wright (Unattached), 11-Josh Perez (Unattached), 17-McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC), 18-Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club)