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Four USA players named to Concacaf U-17 Championship Best XI

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The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team led all countries with 28 goals and allowed only five during their seven-game run at the Concacaf U-17 Championship, ultimately coming up just short against Mexico in the title match.

Despite a second place finish in the Concacaf Championship, the USA still qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and placed four players on the Best XI list from the regional championship event.

U.S. defender Kobe Hernandez, midfielder Daniel Leyva, midfielder/forward Gianluca Busio and forward Gio Reyna all earned spots on the Concacaf U-17 Championship Best XI, after leading the USA to six dominant victories.

Hernandez anchored the U.S. back line which conceded less than a goal per game at the tournament, compiling four clean sheets. He also contributed to the offense with a goal and an assist.

Levya, a 15-year-old who recently signed an MLS Homegrown Contract with Seattle Sounders FC, put his playmaking abilities on full display, setting up scoring opportunities and helping the U.S. dominate the possession battle.

Busio, a 16-year-old Homegrown Player for Sporting Kansas City, netted five goals and assisted another for the USA during their run to the Concacaf title match.

Reyna, a Borussia Dortmund signee, led the U.S. with six goals, and he racked up four assists to spark the top-scoring attack.

As a team, the U.S. also won the Fair Play Award from the Concacaf U-17 Championship.

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