Williams names U.S. U-17 residency roster

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U.S. U-17 national team coach Richie Williams announced his 31-player residency class for the fall semester Friday, one that includes 20 returning players who will train full time at the IMG Academies facility in Bradenton, Fla., ahead of the 2013 CONCACAF championship tournament in April that serves as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 World Cup next summer.

The New York Red Bulls' academy supplies three players, with goalkeeper Evan Louro, midfielder Christopher Lema and forward Wesley Wade all being part of this semester's class. Chivas USA's academy also has three players in the residency program, with defenders Adonis Amaya and Malcolm Jones joining forward Bradford Jamieson.

Some of the other more notable inclusions are playmaker Junior Flores, defender Tyler Turner, and forwards Corey Baird, Ahinga Selemani and Rubio Rubin, all of whom have been recent staples of the U-17 set-up.

Here is this year's U.S. U-17 residency class:


GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (North Carolina Fusion; Todd, N.C.), Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders FC; Woodinville, Wash.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; South River, N.J.) 

DEFENDERS: Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA; Westminster, Calif.), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Pa.), Conor Donovan (North Carolina Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Jorge Miranda (Real So Cal; Van Nuys, Calif.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), Gonzalo Rolon (Central California Blues; Bakersfield, Calif.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.) 

MIDFIELDERS: Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Guyllain Kabala (New England Revolution; Manchester, N.H.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), Rolando Muñoz (LA Galaxy; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio) 

FORWARDS: Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Brian Pacheco (Pateadores; Anaheim, Calif.), Dalton Pando (San Juan Soccer Club; Shingle Springs, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea FC; Garland, Texas)

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15 Responses to Williams names U.S. U-17 residency roster

  1. Alex says:

    New Jersey in da house!!!! Should make you proud Ives!

  2. DeLarge says:

    Junior Flores FTW.

  3. Dinho says:

    11 from California! Let’s go Pats!

  4. Andy says:

    Any idea who Junior Flores’s pro contract is with? Heard he signed abroad, but can’t be outright professional until 18.

  5. Robert Daniels says:

    L-Dud(Lake Worth) represent!Show South Florida love.

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  7. Eurosnob says:

    I think there was a tweet from one of Wash Post reporters that Flores sent him a text that the rumor that he signed a professional contract with an overseas team is not true. Regardless, if he continues to produce performances like he put together in Nike friendlies, he is likely to sign in Europe rather than going to MLS.

  8. RLW2020 says:

    hoping that Shaquell Moore makes it.. USNT needs a Shaq!

    and California dominating once again.. someday they should do a California national team, like Catalan has a team ever few years. a Cal-Tex game would be fun.. Landon vs. Dempsey!

  9. DaBigONE says:

    only 1 player from Va / Md. and only 1 player from Tx. seems low to me.

  10. Louis Z says:

    california is well represented.

  11. abc says:

    Junior Flores!

  12. slowleftarm says:

    Some promising young players. Good luck guys!

  13. theryan1979 says:

    Can’t wait to see some of them play in St. Louis on September 8th!

  14. Shane says:

    Klinsmann’s handywork

  15. Dane says:

    Is this the special olympics team?