[MONDIAL MINIMES] The U.S. under-17 national team opened play at the 40th Mondial Minimes tournament in France with a 4-0 win against United Arab Emirates thanks to goals from Ahinga Selemani, Tyler Turner, Wesley Wade and Bradford Jamieson.
The is the U-17s' first big test since Richie Williams took over as head coach.
Three players who joined the residency program this winter -- Tommy Redding, Cameron Lindley and Selemani -- are among the 18 players selected for the trip.
Mondial Minimes is a 12-team tournament that features four groups of three teams each.
The USA next faces Portugal on Thursday
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders Academy; Woodinville, Wash.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (7):Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA Academy; Westminster, Calif.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Kevin Politz (New York Red Bulls Academy; 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 (5): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; San Jose, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United; Carmel, Ind.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.)
FORWARDS (4): Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls Academy; South Orange, N.J.)