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U.S. Under-16 Boys' National Team

2017 International Dream Cup - Sendai, Japan - June 9-19, 2017

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-10 140 Livermore, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
D 5-8 140 Lompoc, Calif. Santa Barbara Soccer Club
D 5-10 155 Wilton, Conn. New York City FC
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake
GK 5-5 125 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas Academy
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
M 5-8 140 Renton, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 5-3 115 Littleton, Colorado Colorado Rush
D 5-3 125 Long Beach, California Unattached
F 5-11 142 Foster City, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
F 5-3 110 Lynwood, California Chivas USA
M 5-8 140 Woodbridge, Va. D.C. United
M Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Weston FC
M 5-5 120 Richardson, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-5 Bedford, N.Y. NYCFC Academy
F 6-2 165 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-4 120 Weston, Florida Weston FC
M 5-10 135 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 119 Corona, Calif. LA Galaxy
F 5-6 135 Chicago, Illinois Sockers FC

2017 International Dream Cup - Sendai, Japan - June 9-19, 2017

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:140

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Livermore, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lompoc, Calif.

Club:Santa Barbara Soccer Club

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Wilton, Conn.

Club:New York City FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Eden, Utah

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-5

Weight:125

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Frisco, Texas

Club:FC Dallas Academy

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:Weston FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Renton, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-3

Weight:115

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Littleton, Colorado

Club:Colorado Rush

Position:Defender

Height:5-3

Weight:125

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Long Beach, California

Club:Unattached

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:142

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Foster City, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:5-3

Weight:110

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Lynwood, California

Club:Chivas USA

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Woodbridge, Va.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Club:Weston FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Weight:120

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Richardson, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Bedford, N.Y.

Club:NYCFC Academy

Position:Forward

Height:6-2

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Little Elm, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:5-4

Weight:120

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Weston, Florida

Club:Weston FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:135

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Frisco, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:119

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Corona, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Weight:135

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Chicago, Illinois

Club:Sockers FC

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Tsakiris Calls 20 Players to 2017 International Dream Cup

CHICAGO (June 6, 2017) – U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team head coach Shaun Tsakiris has named a 20-player roster for the team’s fourth gathering and second international tournament of 2017, taking place from June 6-19. After three days preparation of preparation in Carson, Calif. at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center, the team will fly to Tokyo and make its way to Sendai, the site of the 2017 U-16 International Dream Cup.

Before the tournament, the USA is set to take on a combination team made up of mostly U-17/18 players from LA Galaxy’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy club in a friendly match. At the tournament, the U-16 BNT will face Guinea on June 14, followed by Japan and Netherlands on June 16 and June 18. The nation with the most points in the four-team group at the end of the tournament will be crowned 2017 champions.

Of the 20 players on the roster, seven are returning from the most recent U-16 BNT gathering in April, when the team traveled to Montaigu, France to play in the 45th Tournoi de Montaigu. In the tournament, the USA took down Belgium (1-0) and Mexico (3-0), finishing in sixth place out of the 12 competing teams.

In addition, all 20 players currently play for U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs. Nineteen of the players were born in 2001 while Giovanni Reyna, the son of former U.S. Men’s National Team captain Claudio Reyna, is the youngest player on the roster, born in 2002.

Under-16 Boys’ National Team Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Michael Collodi (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; SW Ranches, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (5): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara SC; Lompoc, Calif.), Nico Benalcazar (NYCFC; Wilton, Conn.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Mario Anaya (San Jose Earthquakes; Livermore, Calif.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah), Azriel Gonzalez (Seattle Sounders; Renton, Wash.), Nelson Martinez (DC United; Woodbridge, Va.), Aidan Morris (Weston FC; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Adrian Munoz (FC Dallas; Richardson, Texas), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Dillon Keane (San Jose Earthquakes; Foster City, Calif.), Giovanni Reyna (NYCFC; Bedford, N.Y.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Des Plaines, Ill.)
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Tsakiris Names 20-Player U-16 BNT Roster for Val-de-Marne Tournament in France

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