U.S. Youth National Team players among additions to MLS Homegrown Team
New York (Via MLS) – Major League Soccer has announced three additions to the team roster for the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game. The MLS Homegrown Team will face Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team, reigning Liga MX U-20 champions, on Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park. The match will air on Univision Deportes Network and will be streamed live on UDN’s Facebook page.
In preparation to face the Chivas U-20 team, Homegrown Team coaches Brian McBride and Mike Magee called Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown, Atlanta United midfielder Chris Goslin and Real Salt Lake midfielder Jose Hernandez to participate in the Homegrown Game.
Palmer-Brown captained the United States Under-20 team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and received the Golden Ball at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championships as the tournament’s top player. The 17-year-old Goslin, the second Homegrown Player signing in Atlanta United history, has represented the United States at the U-17 level in international play. Rounding out the newcomers is Hernandez, who has started seven matches in his first season with Real Salt Lake following a standout two-year stint at UCLA.
The three players take the place of Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Alphonso Davies, Montreal Impact midfielder Ballou Tabla and Portland Timbers defender Marco Farfan, who were all replaced due to injury.
2017 MLS Homegrown Team Roster
Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)
Defenders: Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United), Jose Hernandez (Real Salt Lake), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas)
Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy)