[AGS CUP]U.S. under-17 national team coach Richie Williams named a 20-player roster for the team’s trip to Alicante, Spain, Sept. 29-Oct. 6 to compete in the 2012 AGS Cup.
All 20 players are part of the 2012 Fall Semester roster at the U-17 Residency Program and 12 of them were at the 2011 AGS Cup, where the USA finished second.
ForwardWesley Wadeearned the 2011 AGS Cup Golden Boot with four goals in last year’s competition.
Eighteen of the players selected to travel for the AGS Cup were born in 1996, with midfielders Mukwelle Akale and Ben Swansonas the only players born in 1997.
Five players are in their first semester in residency, including the highly rated Rolando Munoz from the Los Angeles Galaxy academy program.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (NC Fusion; Todd, N.C.), *Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders FC; Woodinville, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7):Bryce Cregan (PA Classics; Dallastown, Pa.), *Conor Donovan (NC Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), *Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Jorge Miranda (LA Galaxy; Van Nuys, Calif.), *Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), *John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), *Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), *Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), *Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), *Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), Rolando Munoz (LA Galaxy; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (5):*Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), *Rubio Rubin (Portland Timbers; Beaverton, Ore.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), *Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea FC; Garland, Texas)
*Attended 2011 AGS Cup.