The U.S. U18 Men’s National Team departs for Las Palmas, Spain on Thursday to take part in the Copa del Atlantico – a youth international tournament that is held annually on the Canary Islands.
Spain has won the event for the past seven years with Mexico finishing as finalist in 2013.
TopDrawerSoccer.com has attained the preliminary roster for the event. Head coach Javier Perez has named 17 players to the traveling squad with the possibility of another to be added.
U.S. U18 MNT Roster for Copa del Altantico:
Goalkeepers (2): Christian Herrera (RSL Arizona; Las Cruces, N.M.); James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes, Alamo, Calif.)
Defenders (5): Chase Gasper (Bethesda Olney, Alexandria, Va.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached, Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting KC; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Unattached, Oviedo, Fla.), Tyler Turner (Unattached, Meriden, Conn.)
Midfielders (5): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder, Minneapolis, Minn.), Omar Castro (Eintracht Braunschweig, Plant City, Fla.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham FC, Plano, Texas), Sebastian Saucedo (RSL Arizona, Casa Grande, Ariz.), Benjamin Swanson (Crew Academy, Grove City, Ohio)
Forwards (5): Andrija Novakovich (Chicago Magic PSG, Muskego, Wis.), Rubio Rubin (Unattached, Beaverton, Ore.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves, Ann Arbor, Mich.), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea SC, Garland Texas), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire, Lithona, Ga.)