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Big turnover in Bradenton
by Paul Kennedy, September 22nd, 2010 6:14PM

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[U.S. UNDER-17 RESIDENCY] U.S. under-17 national team coach Wilmer Cabrera welcomed 21 new players into U.S. Soccer’s residency program in Bradenton, Fla., marking the greatest turnover between semesters within a two-year cycle in the 11-year history of the program.

“We tried to find a group of players with a chance to compete for a spot in these important tournaments,” said Cabrera. “We found some under-the-radar players who bring a different type of experience to our team, including one player who was part of a professional environment at Chivas de Guadalajara, so it is a good blend. It is very important that we are all focused on training and competing at a higher level. That will help us during qualifying, which is just a few months away, and we have 40 players we think will help our team succeed.”

The 21 newcomers include Luis Martir, who was at Chivas, Mobi Fehr, who was at J-League club Tokyo Verdy, and Danny Zaid, who has been playing at Futeca Camp Elite, a Guatemalan soccer academy.

Of the 26 players who entered residency in the spring, only 11 are back this fall.

Of the 19 returning players from the spring semester, eight have been part of the program since the fall 2009 semester: Alejandro Guido, Kellen Gulley, Andrew Oliver, Marc Pelosi, Fernando Pina, Mario Rodriguez, Nathan Smith and Andrew Souders.

Eleven players in Bradenton were born in 1995, including defender Kellen Acosta, who traveled with the U-17s on their recent trip to Madrid.

Fall 2010 Residency Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Wade Hamilton (Arsenal FC; Murietta, Calif.)
Jake McGuire (Chivas USA; Chino, Calif.)
Kendall McIntosh (Mustang Academy; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
Fernando Pina (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas)

DEFENDERS (12):
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas)
Russell Canouse (NY Red Bulls; Lancaster, Pa.)
Mobi Fehr (Tokyo Verdy 1969; Tokyo, Japan)
Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea Academy; Roanoke, Texas)
Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara; Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alessandro Mion (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.)
Cole Nagy (Real Salt Lake-AZ; Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Miguel Polley (Derby County Wolves; West Bloomfield, Mich.)
Tarik Salkicic (Strictly Soccer; Pinellas Park, Fla.)
Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey; Clovis, Calif.)
Andrew Souders (Crew Soccer Academy; Amherst, Ohio)
Danny Zaid (Camp Elite Guatemala; Guatemala City)

MIDFIELDERS (15):
Ricardo Aldape (Lemont Raiders; Chicago Heights, Ill.)
Joe Amon (South Carolina United FC; Summerville, S.C.)
Marco Delgado (Cosmos Academy West; Glendora, Calif.)
Ruben Duran (Las Vegas Premier; Las Vegas, Nev.)
Patrick Foss (D.C. United; South Riding, Va.)
Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier; Chula Vista, Calif.)
Jared Hegardt (Notts Forest FC; San Diego, Calif.)
Ryan Masch (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.)
Nico Melo (Florida Rush; Kissimmee, Fla.)
Antonio Murillo (Neusport; Las Vegas, Nev.)
Adam Najem (NY Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.)
Marc Pelosi (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.)
Esteban Rodriguez (Cosmos Academy West; Palmdale, Calif.)
Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.)
Colton Storm (HMMS Eagle FC; Mechanicsburg, Pa.)


FORWARDS (9)
Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC; Chula Vista, Calif.)
Kevin De La Torre (Chivas USA; Winchester, Calif.)
Daniel Flores (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.)
Kellen Gulley (MS Chicago Fire Juniors; Clinton, Miss.)
Edwin Luna (P.A.C. Tigres; San Jose, Calif.)
Alex Muyl (Cosmos Academy East; New York, N.Y.)
Andrew Oliver (Westside United; Indianapolis, Ind.)
Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs; North Hollywood, Calif.)
Cole Seiler (CESA; Anderson, S.C.)
Note: New players in bold.



9 comments
  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.
    Why is the US Residency program taking on foreign players and not US players. It's hard enough to get good players in this country in good programs and the cost to parents is staggering yet this coach/us national residency camp program has the balls to pull-in players form other countries!What the heck is going on in this country?

  1. Raul Garcia
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.
    I do not think they are pulling players from other countries. It is just those players are born in the United States but have demonstrated the talent to play overseas to develop their skills.

  1. Juan R
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.
    They might be based abroad, but they are Americans. You think Italy cared that Rossi grew up here in the US? They took him on... to our detriment.

  1. G Benjamin Hernandez
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 1:59 p.m.
    Kerry, slow down there cowgirl. Every one of these players with the exception of the kid who is playing in Tokyo was born in the US and the kid from Tokyo is eligible for the US National team. You can be born here and go out of the country to join a team's youth system, you know that right?

  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 3:25 p.m.
    Mr. H, sorry to burst your bubble but Kerry is an Irish Male name, I realize that you wouldn't know this because of your hispanic back ground. As far as Mr. Rossi, I consider him a traitor to this country,I know that his father was a soccer coach in NJ and for Rossi to leave the US where he was born and raised only to leave at 17 to play for Italy's National Team and clubs I would consider it an insult to this country. We are a country of many nationalities, if the opportunity to play for the USMNT never arises then going to another country might be an option but that was not the case with Rossi. Another thing if there isn't enough talent scouts around America then how is it that two players from abroad were seen for there talent? I have also heard that some top colleges are recruiting talent form outside the US.

  1. G Benjamin Hernandez
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 3:46 p.m.
    My apologies, Kerry. Sounds like a chick name though. I have friends whom are of Irish background, but must say none with your name. I still don't think you understand that all the above players with the exception of one were BORN here. Including the one who is with Chivas of Guadalajara. He was born in California. Why would they NOT be part of the US system if they're American? Not sure, but are you suggesting it is a negative that colleges recruit talent from outside the US to fill their squads? Or merely that you think there are plenty of scouts in America?

  1. David Huff
    commented on: September 23, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
    @Kerry, it seems that your "Irish eyes" aren't smiling today laddie. :) Cabrera is giving us a hint of some of the innovations that we could expect under Klinsmann if he was in charge of the senior program, MLS Bob needs to go, demand reform from the USSF & MLS.

  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: September 24, 2010 at 7:06 a.m.
    It would have been nice to see BB retire, well take another job, he's still has many more yrs. to coach, somewhere's else. I hope for the best over the next 4 yrs. for the up and coming Youth National players and there coaches!

  1. Finn Morrison
    commented on: September 30, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.
    @ G Benjamin Hernandez You should do your homework before assuming if the boys are US born or not... "Every one of these players with the exception of the kid who is playing in Tokyo was born in the US and the kid from Tokyo is eligible for the US National team." Here's an article I saw on the "kid who is playing in Tokyo" http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/players-to-watch/players-to-watch-archives/nid-16403/Tokyo-star-joins-US-U17-National-Team


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