[U.S. UNDER-17 BOYS] A class of 31 players began its second semester of its two-year cycle in U.S. Soccer's U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. They include nine new players, among them three players born in 1997: the highly touted Mukwelle Akale, Cameron Lindley and Tommy Redding.
The players are in preparation for the 2013 Concacaf U-17 Championship and are under the guidance of recently named head coach Richie Williams.
The New York Red Bulls lead all clubs with six players in residency. Chivas USA, Concorde Fire and NC Alliance have two each.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders; Woodinville, Wash.), Aleks Gogic (New York Red Bulls; Fort Lee, N.J.), *Marius Heislitz (Georgia United; Cumming, Ga.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; South River, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (10): Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA; Westminster, Calif.), Conor Donovan (NC Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), *Caleb Duvernay (CASL Chelsea FC; Cary, N.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), *Jorge Miranda (Real So Cal; Van Nuys, Calif.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs Ga.), Kevin Politz (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), *Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jorge Calix (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.), Steven Echevarria (New York Red Bulls; Slate Hill, N.Y.), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Guyllain Kabala (New England Revolution; Manchester, N.H.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), *Cameron Lindley (Indiana United Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), *Aaron Meyer (FC Dallas; Carrollton, Texas)
FORWARDS (9): *Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), *Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), *Lawrence Taiwo (NC Alliance; Raleigh, N.C.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire Academy; Lithonia, Ga.)