[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES]U.S. under-17 men’s national team head coach Richie Williamsnamed a 20-player roster to face Brazil, England and Portugal during the 2013 Nike International Friendlies that will take place at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., beginning Monday.
The USA opens against Portugal on Monday, and will then play games against England Wednesday and Brazil Friday.
Most players are in the U-17 residency program, but the U.S. squad includes two players based abroad: Luca de la Torre (Fulham) and Joe Gallardo (Monterrey).
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.).
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (Unattached; Allentown, Pa.), George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Edwin Lara (unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (6):Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo), Brian Zelaya (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas).
FORWARDS (5):Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey FC; San Diego, Calif.), Joshua Perez (unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.).