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U.S. U-17 opponents raid youth ranks for players
by Paul Kennedy, May 2nd, 2007 9AM

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Three of the U.S. opponents at the CONCACAF Under-17 qualifying tournament in Jamaica have American products on their roster.

Canada, which faces the USA Wednesday night at 5 pm CT in Kingston, has 16-year-old defender Drew Beckie, who took up soccer at the age of 4 after moving from Canada and plays for Real Colorado.

Several other players in Canada's U-17 pool are American-based: David Thompson, who lives in Philadelphia and plays for the Potomac (Md.) Cougars, and Teal Bunbury, the son of former Canada international Alex Bunbury and a star for Apple Valley (Minn.) Juventus.

On Trinidad & Tobago's bench for its match against the USA on Monday were goalkeeper Jesse Fullerton, who plays for Florida powerhouse Weston Fury and American-born midfielder Isaiah Ferguson, who is in the New York Red Bulls youth program.

Jamaica midfielder Yannick Salmon played for the U.S. U-15 national team and recently starred on the recent Region I ODP on its trip to Scotland and England, where he was one of several players to attract the interest of Middlesbrough. Salmon, who plays for New York's Blau Weiss Gottschee, will attend Maryland, whose coach, Sasha Cirovski, says he has emerged into one of the top talents of this year's recruiting class.

Also on the Jamaica roster is Jarrett Jermaine, who attends Connecticut boarding school Hotchkiss, which produced a number of Jamaican players, notably MLS veteran Shavar Thomas.

MCLOUGHLIN SUSPENSION. U.S. top scorer Ellis McLoughlin's red card against Trinidad & Tobago in the 3-0 USA win on Monday earned him a two-match suspension. He will be available for team's final match on Sunday against Costa Rica.

Three other U.S. players received yellow cards in their opening match: Sheanon Williams, Mykell Bates and Abdus Ibrahim. A second yellow card at any time will suspend a player for the following match.



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