Duran Ferree Replaces Diego Kochen On USA’s Concacaf U-17 Championship RosterSan Diego Loyal Goalkeeper Added After Kochen Forced to Withdraw Due to Injury
CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2023) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team goalkeeper Diego Kochen has been ruled out of the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship due to an elbow injury. After Concacaf granted U.S. Soccer’s request to have Kochen replaced, San Diego Loyal goalkeeper Duran Ferree has been added to the 20-player roster for World Cup qualifying.
Per tournament regulations, an injured player may be replaced up to 24 hours before the kick-off of a team’s first match of the competition. The replacement must come from the 60-player provisional roster and be approved by the tournament medical committee.
San Diego Loyal’s youngest-ever signing, Ferree made his professional debut for the club during the 2022 USL Championship season, appearing in two October matches. The goalkeeper earned his first U-17 call-up during the team’s January training camp and also trained with the squad in August.
Ferree was initially named an alternate for the Concacaf U-17 Championship roster, FC Dallas goalkeeper Julian Eyestone will now travel to Guatemala to train with the team as an alternate ahead of the tournament.
The USA kicks off the Concacaf U-17 Championship on Saturday, Feb. 11 vs. Barbados (8 p.m. ET; FS2, ViX+).
2023 CONCACAF U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal; San Diego, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Christian Diaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Aidan Harangi (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; Zwingenberg, Germany), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders FC; Fox Island, Wash.), Sawyer Jura (Portland Timbers; Bend, Ore.), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Christopher Aquino (Seattle Sounders FC; Pasco, Wash.), Adrian Gill (FC Barcelona/ESP; Denver, Colo.), Taha Habroune (Columbus Crew; Columbus, Ohio), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella/ESP; Coconut Creek, Fla.)
FORWARDS (5): Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Brian Carmona (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Keyrol Figueroa (Liverpool/ENG; Warrington, U.K.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.) David Vasquez (Philadelphia Union; Los Angeles, Calif.)