[PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR]Three non-residency players, Edwin Lara, Tyler Adams and Nicholas Taitague, all eligible for the U-15 national team, are among the 20 players U.S. under-17 national team coach Richie Williams has taken on a three-game tour of the Pacific Northwest that begins Friday.
The U-17s will begin its tour with a match against the Seattle Sounders Reserves/U-17/18s in Seattle, where they will stay for Seattle's MLS opening game against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. The team will then travel to Portland to take on the University of Portland on March 12 and the Portland Timbers Reserves/U-17/18s on March 17.
They will be missing their foreign-based players such as Joe Gallardo, Daniel Barbir, Joshua Perez and Luca De la Torre.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7):Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Tanner Dieterich (TN Soccer Club; Nashville, Tenn.), Edwin Lara (De Anza Force; 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):George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Nicholas Taitague (Richmond Strikers; Midlothian, Va.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)
FORWARDS (5):Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Eric Matzelevich (Bethesda-Olney; Washington, D.C.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.)