The 2015 Nike International Friendlies kick off on Wednesday with the U.S., Brazil, England, and Netherlands taking part in the competition. Netherlands takes on Brazil in the opener at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The U.S. takes on England in the later game.
The U.S. coach John Hackworth called in 21 players for the competition, which features players born in 2000 in preparation for the next U17 World Cup in 2017. The 21-man roster features only two players playing outside of the U.S. in forwards Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC) and Timothy Weah (Paris Saint Germain FC).
Check back on TopDrawerSoccer throughout the competition for recaps from all of the U.S. games.
U.S. U17 MNT Roster for 2015 Nike International Friendles
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Carlos Dos Santos (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy, Glendora, Calif.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Chris Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Bryan Perez (LA Premier FC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.),Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (4): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)