U.S. Under-17 MYNT Heads to Brazil for Two Matches in Final Training Camp Before FIFA U-17 World Cup

Head Coach Gonzalo Segares Calls 20 Players to Sorocaba, Brazil from Sept. 29-Oct. 8

CHICAGO (Sept. 28, 2023) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Gonzalo Segares has called up 20 players for a training camp in Sorocaba, Brazil from Sept. 29-Oct. 8. The camp will include two matches against Brazil on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 as part of the USA’s final preparations before the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia.

The USA and Brazil have each qualified to a record 18 FIFA U-17 World Cups. The U.S. kicks off this year’s tournament against Korea Republic on Sunday, Nov. 12 and will also face Burkina Faso and France in Group E play. Brazil drew IR Iran, New Caledonia and England in Group C.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2006 are age-eligible for the 2023 U-17 World Cup and Segares selected 15 players born in 2006, four in 2007 and one in 2008: Charlotte FC forward Nimfasha Berchimas.

Nine players return from the USA’s successful World Cup qualifying campaign earlier this year and eight from the Ježek Cup, held earlier this month in the Czech Republic. Segares selected players from 12 Major League Soccer clubs, led by three from LAFC and two each from Atlanta United FC, Charlotte FC and Inter Miami CF.

Three players come from the United Soccer League Championship: goalkeeper Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal SC), midfielder Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC) and forward Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal SC; San Diego, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (7): Andrew Baiera (New York City FC; Darien, Conn.), Luca Bombino (LAFC; Saugus, Calif.), Christian Diaz (Los Angeles FC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Shawn Lanza (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.) Shakir Nixon (LAFC; Cerritos, Calif.), Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC; Dallas, Texas), Diego Garcia (North FC Dallas; Denver, Colo.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; Weston, Fla.), Paulo Rudisill (Los Angeles Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Adyn Torres (Atlanta United FC; Stone Mountain, Ga.)

FORWARDS (5): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, N.C.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Brian Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; Lake Forest, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.)

Six players are making their first U-17 appearance of the cycle and will have a chance to impress the coaching staff ahead of the World Cup roster selection: defenders Andrew Baiera, Luca Bombino and Shakir Nixon plus midfielders Matthew Corcoran, Diego Garcia and Adyn Torres.

Six players have been called to nine of the 11 U-17 training camps since the cycle kicked off in November 2021:  defenders Christian Diaz and Tyler Hall, midfielder Cruz Medina as well as forwards Micah Burton, Brian Romero and Ezekiel Soto.

Eight states are represented on the roster, led by seven players from California plus three each from Florida and Georgia. 

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