Pelosi joins Liverpool academy

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Liverpool has signed 17-year-old midfielder Marc Pelosi, who represented the USA at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, to its academy program.

Pelosi, who played for De Anza Force in the Bay Area, had a verbal commitment to attend UCLA. He got around the work permit requirements because he holds a German passport. His mother is German.

He is the first player from the U.S. Under-17 World Cup team to turn pro since the tournament.

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