U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team begins training camp in St. Louis
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth named a 20-player roster for the team’s upcoming domestic training camp set to take place from Oct. 6-9 in St. Louis, Mo.
The U-17 MNT will face the Saint Louis FC U-18 Academy team at 7:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 8 at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park. The STLFC U-18 team will be made up of top players selected from two U.S. Soccer Development Academy member clubs: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois.
Of the 20 U-17 MNT players called up, 18 currently play for Development Academy clubs and 19 have Development Academy ties. Furthermore, 16 out of the 20 players are part of U.S. Soccer’s 2016 Fall Residency Program in Bradenton, FL. The USA roster will feature Josh Sargent, who will be playing against his current club team, SLSG Missouri.
This camp comes on the heels of the U-17’s training camp in Panama that wrapped up on Oct. 2, where the team registered a win and a loss against Panama and a tie against Mexican side Chorillo FC.
After St. Louis, the U-17 MNT will host Costa Rica twice on Oct. 22 and 24 in Bradenton, FL.
Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.)
DEFENDERS (5): Ethan Bartlow (Crossfire Premier; Woodinville, Wash.), Carlo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Akil Watts (IMG Academy; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Tristan Weber (Unattached; San Clemente, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence R.I.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea FC; Southlake, Texas), John Murphy (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Wilmer Cabrera (IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.), Matt Hundley (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.), Niccolo Lemoine (IMG Academy; Livermore, Calif.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Joshua Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.)