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.).