7. YOUTH: Maisonneuve takes U-16s to Ballymena

U.S. Under-17 boys national team assistant head coach Brian Maisonneuve named the 18-player roster for the U.S. U-16 national team (players born in 1991) that will compete at the 2007 Ballymena International Tournament April 22-27 in Northern Ireland.

The USA is in Group B of the eight-team tournament along with the Czech Republic, Ireland and Scotland. The U-16s recently finished ninth at the 35th Mondial Minimes International Tournament in France.

U.S. U-16 ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Rafael Diaz (Rockaway, N.J.), Cody Mizell (Cobb FC, Ga.)
DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (U-17 residency), Cooper Barham (Dallas Texans Red West Texas, Texas), Chad Barson (Ohio FC Mutiny), Aubrey Perry (U-17 residency), Kofi Sarkodie (U-17 residency), Parker Walsh (Roanoke Star, Va.), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS: Adedoja Akinsanya (El Dorado Crew, Calif.), Eder Arreola (U-17 residency), Scott Caldwell (U-17 residency), Amobi Okugo (U-17 residency), Ben Speas (Everest SC, Ohio), Korey Veeder (Clearwater Chargers, Fla.).
FORWARDS: Dersu Abolfathi (U-17 residency), Ryan Finley (U-17 residency), Hasani Sinclair (Schulz Acad., Fla.).

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