The USA won its group at the Concacaf Under-17 Championship in style to qualify for the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, but Coach Wilmer Cabrera isn't content to work only with players from that team that he has in residency in Bradenton, Fla. Of the 40 players called into a training camp, beginning Sunday at the Players Development Academy in Somerset, N.J., are 14 players who have not been part of U.S. Soccer's residency program. For the complete roster ...
From that group, 11 participated on Development Academy select teams at the recent Development Academy Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Fla.
The newcomers include Alexander Tambakis of Greek club Panathinaikos. Two players -- Momudu Sluwarand Joseph Schmid -- are from FC Delco.
Under-17 Camp Roster:
(non residency camp players in bold.)
GOALKEEPERS: Keith Cardona (NY Red Bulls Academy), Earl Edwards (La Jolla Nomads), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier), Alexander Tambakis (Panathinaikos, Greece)
DEFENDERS:Michael Ambrose (Texas Fire), Marquez Fernandez (Baltimore Bays Chelsea), Joe Garcia (Lonestar Aztex Academy), Ricardo Hernandez (Arsenal FC), Zachary Herold (West Pines United FC), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire), Torey McGaw(Mustang SC), Boyd Okwuonu (Celtic Green), Emilio Orozco (Rampage FC), Tyler Polak (Capital Soccer Academy), Momudu Sluwar(FC Delco), Jared Watts (North Meck Storm), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride)
MIDFIELDERS: AJ Corrado (Carmel United SC), Sean Davis (Match Fit Chelsea), Marlon Duran (Latino Americana), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United, England), George Malki (SC Del sol Extreme), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Jr.), Nick Palodichuk (Washington Premier),Trey Saunders (Virgina Rush AS Monaco), Joseph Schmid (FC Delco), Alex Shinsky (Super Nova FC), Erik Stephenson (San Diego Surf), Riley Wolfe (LA Galaxy Academy)
FORWARDS:Juan Agudelo (NY Red Bulls Academy), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal), Dustin Corea (East Side United FC), Andrew Craven (First Coast Kickers), Zachary Foxhoven (Colorado Rush AS Monaco), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee), Alec Sundly (Irvine Strikers)