The U.S. Under-17 national team opened the Richie Williams era with a victory, topping the United Arab Emirates 4-0 in their opening match of the Mondial Minimes tournament on Tuesday, Williams' first game since taking over for Wilmer Cabrera as U-17 coach.
Nike International Friendlies standouts Tyler Turner and Wesley Wade scored for the United States, and Ahinga Selemani and Chivas USA academy product Bradford Jamieson also provided goals in the rout. The U.S. U-17s will play Portugal on Thursday to determine whether they will move out of group play. If they do, they're guaranteed two more games in the tournament.
In addition to the United States, UAE and Portugal, the tournament field is comprised of teams from France, Cameroon, Mexico, England, Morocco, Japan, Russia, Ivory Coast and China.
The U.S. U-17 roster for the tournament is after the jump:
U.S. U-17 MONDIAL MINIMES ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders Academy; Woodinville, Wash.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.)
DEFENDERS: Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA Academy; Westminster, Calif.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Kevin Politz (New York Red Bulls Academy; Morganville, N.J.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS: Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; San Jose, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United; Carmel, Ind.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.)
FORWARDS: Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls Academy; South Orange, N.J.)