The U.S. Under-16 boys national team will travel to Japan for the Toyota International Youth Championship, where it will face Japan on Aug. 10 and Australia on Aug. 11 before playing a placement
match depending on their results in group play.
Head coach Brian Maisonneuve
named an 18-player roster for the tournament, that includes two
players (goalkeepers Samir Badr
and Earl Edwards
) born in 1992, and one player (Charles Renken
) born in 1993.
Following group play, the U.S. will play a placement match on Aug. 13 against a team from Group B, which includes the United Arab Emirates,
South Korea and a Japanese youth all-star team.
Renken, one of 10 players in U.S. Soccer's U-17 residency program, led the team to a win over Japan on June 11, scoring two goals in
the 3-1 victory. U.S. U-16 Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Samir Badr (Bethesda Roadrunners, Md.), Earl
Edwards (Nomads SC, Calif.) DEFENDERS (4):
Gale Agbossoumonde (U.S. U-17 residency), Aubrey Perry (U.S. U-17 residency), Parker Walsh (Roanoke Star,
Va.), Chad Barson (Ohio FC Mutiny) MIDFIELDERS (9):
Nick Millington (U.S. U-17 residency), Amobi Okugo (U.S. U-17 residency), Christian Ramos (Kendall
Soccer Coalition, Fla.), Pablito Cruz (FC Barcelona, Calif.), Scott Caldwell (U.S. U-17 residency), Jose Altamirano (U.S. U-17 residency), Eder Arreola (U.S. U-17 residency), Korey Veeder
(Clearwater Chargers, Fla.) FORWARDS (3):
Dersu Abolfathi (U.S. U-17 residency), Charles Renken (U.S. U-17 residency), Ryan Finley (U.S. U-17