Top scorer Gallardo joins residency program

[USA UNDER-17 MEN] There are plenty of changes in the U.S. under-17 residency program as nine players entered the Bradenton, Fla., program for the fall semester and nine have left. The newcomers include Joe Gallardo, the leading U-17 goal scorer with nine goals in 11 games who left Mexican club Monterrey. Stars Christian Pulisic and Haji Wright have left to join youth programs at Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, respectively.

The other newcomers include defenders Tyler Adams and Miles Stray, midfielders Keegan Kelly and Luka Prpa, and forwards Lucas Del Rosario, Ronaldo Escudero, Lagos Kunga and Nick Taitague.

Escudero returns after a semester away from the program. Adams and Taitague have regularly played up with the U-17s.

The next major event for the U-17s is the 2015 Concacaf U-17 Championship Feb. 27-March 14 in Honduras. The 2015 U-17 World Cup will take place Oct. 17-Nov. 8 in Chile.

U.S. U-17 Men’s Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy Academy), William Pulisic (Richmond United), Kevin Silva (PDA).
DEFENDERS (9): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy), Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy), Nikkye De Point (Empire Revolution), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake AZ), John Nelson (Internationals), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), Miles Stray (Real Salt Lake AZ), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf).
MIDFIELDERS (8): George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal), Keegan Kelly (Baltimore Celtic), Thomas McCabe (PDA), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas Academy), Luka Prpa (Chicago Magic PSG), Brian Zelaya (De Anza Force), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy).
FORWARDS (9): Pierre Da Silva (New York SC), Lucas Del Rosario (Capital Area RailHawks-CASL), Ronaldo Escudero (Pateadores), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey/MEX), Lagos Kunga (DDYSC Wolves Elite), Eric Matzelevich (Bethesda-Olney), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG), Nick Taitague (Richmond United).
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