U17 MNT Heads to California Training Camp

U17 MNT Heads to California Training Camp
by U.S. Soccer
August 16, 2022

U.S. Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team head coach Gonzalo Segares has called up 23 players for a training camp at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Aug. 18-24.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2006 are age-eligible for this U-17 MYNT cycle, which will culminate with the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru. Segares has selected 21 players born in 2006 and two born in 2007. Concacaf announced today that the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship, which will qualify four teams to Peru, will be held Feb. 11-26 in Guatemala.

U-17 MYNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN) - AUGUST TRAINING CAMP

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nolan Anderson (Houston Dynamo FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Julian Eyestone (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas)

DEFENDERS (7): Ezequiel Abadia-Reda (Inter Miami CF; Davie, Fla.), Matai Akinmboni (D.C. United; Upper Marlboro, Md.), Dominic Bell (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.), Christian Diaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Sawyer Jura (Portland Timbers; Bend, Ore.), Tadeo Razo Sanchez (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), Lazar Stefanovic (Toronto FC/CAN; Oakville, Canada)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Bajung Darboe (Philadelphia Union; Sun Prairie, Wisc.), Bento Estrela (New York Red Bulls; Bloomfield, N.J.), Alejandro Granados Torres (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.), Aaron Heard (St. Louis CITY SC; Fairfax, Va.), Ian Shaul (Portland Timbers; North St. Paul, Minn.), Luke Zielinski (Philadelphia Union; Weston, Conn.)

FORWARDS (7): Brian Carmona Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo FC; Richmond, Texas), Bryce Jamison (Barca Academy; Atlanta, Ga.), Ruben Ramos Jr. (LA Galaxy, La Puente, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.), David Vazquez (Philadelphia Union; Los Angeles, Calif.), Adrian Wibowo (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.)

This training camp will take place concurrently with the U-16 MYNT camp in Chula Vista and the teams will scrimmage during their time in Southern California.

It’s the U-17 MYNT’s fifth gathering under Segares since he was named head coach in October 2021. Most recently, the U-17s finished first at a UEFA Development Tournament held in May, falling to Italy 1-0 before topping Belgium 3-0 and host Portugal 2-1.

Twelve players are taking part in their first U-17 training camp this cycle: goalkeepers Nolan Anderson and Adam Beaudry, defenders Ezequial Abadia-Reda, Matai Akinmboni, Dominic Bell, Sawyer Jura, Tadeo Razo Sanchez and Lazar Stefanovic, midfielders Bento Estrela, Alejandro Granados and Ian Shaul as well as forward Bryce Jamison.

Fifteen clubs are represented on the roster, including 14 in Major League Soccer, with three players each coming from Houston Dynamo FC and the Philadelphia Union. The roster hails from 13 different states, led by six players from California.

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