U.S. U16 BNT roster for IMG Cup

by TopDrawerSoccer
December 13, 2016

The U.S. U16 Boys National Team is taking part in the IMG Cup from December 11-19 in Bradenton, Florida. Head coach Shaun Tsakiris has called in 23 players from the tournament. The U.S. is scheduled to play against Next Gen USA Showcase Select Squad on Dec. 17, Fc Florida Prep Academy 2000 on Dec. 18, and Miramar United Elite FC on Dec. 19. 

The roster consists mainly on players born in 2001, but one player born in 2002 made the list.  Atlanta United defender George Bello earned the honor as the youngest player to make the roster as he continues to get pushed up the ladder with U.S. Soccer. Recent LA Galaxy Academy signing John ‘Xuxuh’ Hilton is also part of the roster as well as recent FC Dallas Homegrown signing BRyan Reynolds. 

The roster was released on Twitter on Monday night. Check out the full roster below. 

U.S. U16 BNT Roster for 2016 IMG Cup 

Goalkeepers (2): Nicolas Defritas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Florida), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Defenders (6): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara Soccer Club; Lompoc, Calif.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglassville, Ga.), Nico Benalcazar (NYCFC; Wilton, Conn.), Edward Berumen (Sacramento Republic FC; Salida, Calif.), John Hilton (LA Galax; Long Beach, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.)

Midfielders (8): Sebastian Berhalter (Crew SC Academy; Westerville, Ohio), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ; Eden, Utah), Oscar Cervantes (LA Premier FC ; Indio, Calif.), Justin Haak (NYCFC, Brooklyn, N.Y.), Nelson Martinez (DC United; Woodbridge, Va..), Jonathan Munoz (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)

Forwards (7): Everson Amaya (DC United; Alexandria, Va.), Azriel Gonzalez (Seattle Southers FC; Renton, Wash.), Cameron Harper (Pateadores; Newport Beach, Calif.), Ben Ortiz (La Roca; Orem, Utah), Axel Picazo (Philadelphia Union; Round Rock, Tex.), BRyan Reynolds (Fc Dallas; Little Elm, Tex.), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.) 

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