U-17 men’s national team heads to training camp
U.S. Under-17 men’s national team coach Richie Williams named a 40-player roster for a week-long training camp that began Sunday and runs through July 29 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The training camp roster features 20 players that were part of the 2012 spring semester at the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., as well as a total of 28 players who have either been a part of the Residency Program or have previously been called into U-17 Men’s National Team camp.
Of the 40 players called into training camp, 30 represent teams from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, with Chivas USA and the New York Red Bulls each sending three players.
The week-long camp in California is the first time the Williams has called players together since the Copa Saprissa Internacional tournament ended on July 1.
All but four of the players from the U-17 MNT Copa Saprissa Internacional tournament roster are scheduled to make the trip to The Home Depot Center for training camp.
The roster is comprised of players that were born in 1996 or 1997, with the exception of goalkeeper Abraham Romero, the only player on the roster born in 1998.
U-17 MNT Training Camp Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jeff Caldwell (NC Fusion; Todd, N.C.), Marius Heislitz (Georgia United; Cumming, Ga.), James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.), Abraham Romero (L.A. Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (12): Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA; Westminster, Calif.), Jordan Cano (FC Dallas; Richardson, Tex.), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Penn.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Jorge Miranda (Real So Cal; Van Nuys, Calif.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs Ga.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla. ), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), Gonzolo Rolon (Cal Odyssey; Bakersfield, Calif.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Rece Buckmaster (Indiana Fire Academy; Auburn, Ind.), Omar Castro (Plant City FC; Plant City, Fla.), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Zach Jackson (Texas SC Houston; Cypress, Tex.), Guyllain Kabala (New England Revolution; Manchester, N.H.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United; Carmel, Ind.), Aaron Meyer (FC Dallas; Carrollton, Tex.), Rolando Munoz (L.A. Galaxy; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Jake Rozhansky (Olney Boys & Girls Club; Tahoma Park, Maryland), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (11): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Mario Da Silva (Parkland Predators; Parlkand, Fla.), Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls; Glenridge, N.J.), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Brian Pacheco (Pateadores; Anaheim, Calif.), Dalton Pando (CDA;Shingle Spring, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea FC; Garland, Tex.)