The U.S. Under-16 boys national team will travel to Japan for the Toyota International Youth Championship, where it will face Japan on Aug. 10 and Australia on Aug. 11 before playing a placement match depending on their results in group play.
Head coach Brian Maisonneuve named an 18-player roster for the tournament, that includes two players (goalkeepers Samir Badr and Earl Edwards) born in 1992, and one player (Charles Renken) born in 1993.
Following group play, the U.S. will play a placement match on Aug. 13 against a team from Group B, which includes the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and a Japanese youth all-star team.
Renken, one of 10 players in U.S. Soccer's U-17 residency program, led the team to a win over Japan on June 11, scoring two goals in the 3-1 victory.
U.S. U-16 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Samir Badr (Bethesda Roadrunners, Md.), Earl Edwards (Nomads SC, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (4): Gale Agbossoumonde (U.S. U-17 residency), Aubrey Perry (U.S. U-17 residency), Parker Walsh (Roanoke Star, Va.), Chad Barson (Ohio FC Mutiny)
MIDFIELDERS (9):Nick Millington (U.S. U-17 residency), Amobi Okugo (U.S. U-17 residency), Christian Ramos (Kendall Soccer Coalition, Fla.), Pablito Cruz (FC Barcelona, Calif.), Scott Caldwell (U.S. U-17 residency), Jose Altamirano (U.S. U-17 residency), Eder Arreola (U.S. U-17 residency), Korey Veeder (Clearwater Chargers, Fla.)
FORWARDS (3): Dersu Abolfathi (U.S. U-17 residency), Charles Renken (U.S. U-17 residency), Ryan Finley (U.S. U-17 residency).