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U.S. Soccer welcomes 26 new U-17 residents
by Paul Kennedy, September 11th, 2007 7AM



U.S. Soccer's under-17 residency program's fall semester kicked off last week with 48 players enrolled in the program at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

The group in residency includes 14 players who recently represented the USA at the 2007 Under-17 World Cup in South Korea. All 10 players born in 1990 will finish up their high school education this semester while training in the program.

There are 26 players -- 22 '92s and four '91s -- beginning their first semester of training. Zambian-born phenom Charles Renken, who was born in 1993, is in his second semester in the program.

Those players born in 1992 or later will form the nucleus of the U.S. that will attempt to qualify for the next Under-17 World Cup, which will be held in 2009 in Nigeria.

The new residents include Joseph-Claude Gyau, the son of former U.S. international Philip Gyau.

The 48 players live on campus at IMG Academies and train daily under the guidance of Coach John Hackworth and assistant coaches Keith Fulk, Raul Diaz Arce, Tim Mulqueen and Brian Maisonneuve. The players train at IMG in the morning and attend classes at Edison Academy in the afternoon.


*Returning resident.

*Mykell Bates (River City Clash, Calif.)
*Jared Jeffrey (Dallas Texans, Texas)
*Brendan King (Chicago Magic, Ill.)
*Josh Lambo (Chicago Magic, Ill.)
*Chris Klute (Dallas Texans, Texas)
*Billy Schuler (Matchfit Acad. N.J.)
*Brek Shea (Texans SC, Texas)
*Daniel Wenzel (FC United, Wash.)
*Sheanon Williams (FC Greater Boston Bolts, Mass.)
*Brandon Zimmerman (Crossfire Premier, Wash.)

*Gale Agbossoumonde (Syracuse FC, N.Y.)
*Eder Arreola (FC Barcelona, Calif.)
Chad Barson (Ohio FC Mutiny)
Pablito Cruz (FC Barcelona, Calif.)
*Bryan Dominguez Concorde Fire, Ga.)
*Ryan Finley (Rancocas Valley, N.J.)
*Greg Garza (Dallas Texans, Texas.)
*Zac MacMath (Clearwater Chargers)
*Nick Millington (CASL Elite, N.C.)
*Amobi Okugo (San Juan Lightening Crew, Calif.)
*Aubrey Perry (Ajax America, Fla.)
*Kofi Sarkodie (Ohio FC Mutiny)
Ben Speas (Everest SC, Ohio)
Korey Veeder (Clearwater Chargers, Fla.)

Estanilao Arevalo (Valley United Blast, Calif.)
Samir Badr (Bethesda Roadrunners, Md.)
Andrew Craven (First Coast Kicks, Ga.)
Marlon Duran (Latino Americana, Calif.)
Alex Bramall (PDA Larsson, N.J.)
Earl Edwards (Nomads SC, Calif.)
Jaime Gutierrez (West Coast FC, Calif.)
Joseph-Claude Gyau (Potomac Fusion, Md.)
Donovan Henry (Boca Juniors, Fla.)
Zachary Herold (West Pines United FC, Fla.)
Aaron Horton (Ohio FC Mutiny)
Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC, Fla.)
Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic, Ill.)
Edson Lemus (Stampede FC, Calif.)
Carlos Martinez (Downtown Las Vegas SC)
Jack McInerney (Cobb FC, Ga.)
Chase Miller (Super Nova, Pa.)
Emilio Orozco (Rampage FC, Calif.)
Terry Polak (Capital Soccer Acad., Neb.)
Joshua Sylva (NFC-Neusport, Nev.)
Brian Sylvestre (Boca Juniors, Fla.)
Jared Watts (North Meck Storm, N.C.)

*Charles Renken (Scott Gallagher, Mo.)

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