[JOSIP KATALINSKI INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT] Three foreign-based players -- Joe Gallardo (Monterrey), Luca de la Torre (Fulham) and Daniel Barbir (training at Manchester City) -- are among the players included in the U.S. U-17's 22-player squad for the Josip Katalinski International Tournament that begins Thursday in Sarajevo.
Weston McKennie, who has been part of U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program, rejoins the team after last taking part in the 2013 Nike International Friendlies.
The USA will open against the Montenegro U-17 national team Thursday and play the Sarajevo select team the following day. In the other group are the Bosnia U-17 national team, Belgrade select and the Macedonia U-17 national team. The U-17s will also play two friendly matches against the Croatia U-17 national team in Zagreb.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (8):Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (Unattached; Allentown, Pa.), 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.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)
FORWARDS (6):Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas Academy; Little Elm, Texas), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.).