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U.S. U-17s head abroad again
by Paul Kennedy, March 21st, 2009 1AM



The U.S. under-17 boys national team is playing three games in five days, beginning Monday, against U-17 national teams in Argentina. It's the third time this year the U-17s have played abroad.

The USA will face Bolivia on Monday, Argentina on Wednesday and Uruguay on Friday, all in Buenos Aires. The three matches in five days will mirror the team's schedule at the Concacaf U-17 championship, which will be held from April 21-May 2 in Tijuana, Mexico.

The Americans are coming off of a win and a draw against another South American team, Venezuela, in Bradenton, Fla. The  first game ended 0-0 and the USA won the second game, 2-0, with goals from Marlon Duran and Luis Gil,

Highly touted Sebastian Lletget joins 19 players in U-17 residency on the trip.

GOALKEEPERS: Earl Edwards (La Jolla Nomads), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier)
DEFENDERS: Julio Arjona (D.C. United Academy), Zachary Herold (Schulz Academy), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Nicholas Palodichuk (Washington Premier), Tyler Polak (Capital Soccer Academy), Alex Shinsky (SuperNova FC), Jared Watts (North Meck), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride)
MIDFIELDER: Marlon Duran (Latino Americana), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Sebastian Lletget (Santa Clara Sporting), George Malki (SC Del sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Juniors), Charles Renken (Scott Gallagher Metro), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee)
FORWARDS: John Agudelo (New York Red Bulls Academy), Stefan Jerome (Schulz Academy), Soony Saad (Vardar)

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