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Americans add English-based player for camp
by Paul Kennedy, September 22nd, 2009 7AM



[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] The USA is holding its final international training camp to prepare for the U-17 World Cup in Nigeria. Coach Wilmer Cabrera brought in 22 players for a 10-day camp in Cobham, England.

The only player not currently in the under-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla., is former FC Greater Boston Bolts midfielder Will Packwood, who plays in Birmingham City's youth system.

Not in camp is English-based U-17 star Sebastian Lletget, who joined West Ham's academy program this summer.

The youngest player in the squad is 15-year-old Alfred Koroma, who has been in residency for four semesters.

The Americans will face Chelsea's academy team on Wednesday and Arsenal's academy team a week later. They will also play an international friendly against Gambia on Sunday.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Earl Edwards (Nomads SC), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier)
DEFENDERS: Zachary Herold (West Pines United FC), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire), Boyd Okwuonu (Celtic Green), Tyler Polak (CSA Legacy), Jared Watts (North Meck SC.), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride)
MIDFIELDERS: Marlon Duran (Latino Americana), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Jr.), Will Packwood (Birmingham City, England), Nick Palodichuk (Washington Premier FC), Alex Shinsky (Super Nova FC)
FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (N.Y. Red Bulls Academy), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal), Andrew Craven (First Coast Kickers), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC), Alfred Koroma (Solar SC), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee)


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