CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2023) – U.S. Men’s Cerebral Palsy (CP) National Team head coach Stuart Sharp has named an 18-player roster for the team’s upcoming training camp from Oct. 24-30 in Rome, Ga. Continuing U.S. Soccer’s mission to develop winning teams and celebrate the game in all of its forms, the camp will serve as the team’s final preparation before the Parapan American Games to be held from Nov. 18-25 in Santiago, Chile.
“We haven’t had this group all together for a while, but we have worked hard to overcome this challenge and maintain what we have built over many years,” said CP Men’s National Team head coach Stuart Sharp. “The players and staff are coming in ready to reunite ahead of what will be a very competitive Parapan Am Games.”
The training camp roster features 12 players that helped the USA to a fourth-place finish at the 2022 ICFPF World Cup in Salou, Spain. Eleven players also took part in the team’s last camp at March’s ADAPTandTHRIVE Invitational, while nine of the players selected by Sharp will have taken part in all three of the Men’s CP National Team’s camps in 2023.
Following the camp, Sharp will name his final 14-player roster for November’s Parapan Am Games. The USA’s round-robin group schedule opens against hosts Chile (Nov. 18), before facing Argentina (Nov. 19), Brazil (Nov. 20), Venezuela (Nov. 22) and Canada (Nov. 23) before the Medal Round on Nov. 25.
U.S. MEN’S CP NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (Hometown):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Boyle^ (Minneapolis, Minn.) Marc Estrella^ (Bakersfield, Calif.), Hugo Komaransky (Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (4): Drew Bremer^ (East Grand Rapids, Mich.), Josh Brunais^ (Stafford, Va.), Chileshe Chitulangoma (Rochester, Minn.), Jacob Kaplan^ (Morganville, N.J.),
MIDFIELDERS (7): Adam Ballou^ (Virginia Beach, Va.), Ben Lindau^ (Chicago, Ill.), Frankie Lowery (Fort Collins, Colo.), Kevin McCandlish^ (Chesapeake, Va.), Kyle Montgomery (Savannah, Ga.), Wesley Pincince (Dunbarton, N.H.), Michael Ruiz (Gilroy, Calif.),
FORWARDS (4): Jacob Crumbley^ (Fortson, Ga.), Cameron DeLillo^ (Blandon, Pa.) Shea Hammond^ (Montclair, N.J.), John Sullivan^ (Tucson, Ariz.)
^-Member of 2022 IFCPF World Cup squad
- The roster features 12 players that were part of the U.S. squad that finished fourth at the 2022 IFCPF World Cup in Salou, Spain.
- Nine players will have taken part in all three Men’s CP National Team camps in 2023: Drew Bremer, Josh Brunais, Chileshe Chitulangoma, Frankie Lowery, Kevin McCandlish, John Sullivan, Jacob Crumbley, Shea Hammond, and Michael Ruiz.
- The roster is comprised of players from 12 different states: Virginia (3), California (2), Georgia (2), Minnesota (2), New Jersey (2), Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania.
About the U.S. Men’s CP National Team
The U.S. CP Men’s National Team is for eligible qualifying players with Cerebral Palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury. If you or someone you know qualifies for the Men’s CP National Team and plays at a high level, you can contact us via email at ExtendedNT@ussoccer.org for more information on potential playing opportunities.
About the U.S. Soccer Federation
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