Head coach Javier Perez
named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men’s national team’s
training camp that began Thursday at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California.
The majority of the roster features players, all born in 1997, who are involved in
their first camp at this age group. They'll form the nucleus of the players involved in the qualification process toward the 2017 U-20 World Cup.
Five players have youth ties with the LA
Galaxy, and four with Real Salt Lake AZ and Chicago Magic PSG. U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (4):
Konrad Dziedzic (Chicago Magic PSG), Parker Siegfried (Columbus Crew academy), Bennett Sneddon (LA Galaxy academy), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City academy) DEFENDERS (13):
Gavin Barger (Baltimore Celtic academy), Nigel Blackwood (Georgia United), Alessandro Campoy (Weston FC), Sean Dedrick (BSC CT), Aaron Hererra
(Real Salt Lake AZ; Las Cruces, N.M.), Nicholas Hinds (Kendall SC), Elan Koenig (LA Galaxy academy), Andrew Lombard (New York Red Bulls academy), Michael Lopez (LA Galaxy academy), Donald Mason
(CASL), Diego Silva (Real Salt Lake AZ), Alex Vigliotti (Oakwood SC), Aidan Wixted (Orlando City academy) MIDFIELDERS (12):
Danilo Acosta (Real Salt
Lake AZ), Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes academy), Michael Boakye (Oakwood SC), Juan Gamino Jr. (Kendall SC), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana Fire), Jack Miler (Minnesota Thunder.), James Murphy (PDA),
Stephen Payne (Chicago Magic PSG), Jesus Perez Jr. (Chicago Magic PSG), Grzegorz Solawa (Chicago Magic PSG), Evan Waldrep (Real Salt Lake AZ), Eryk Williamson (D.C. United academy) FORWARDS (7):
Robert Knights (LA Galaxy academy), Lucas Mendes (D.C. United academy), Nebojsa Popovic (Vardar SC), Christian Ramirez (FC Dallas academy), Juan Sanchez
(New York Red Bulls academy), Ryan Sierakowski (Chicago Fire academy), Adrian Vera (LA Galaxy academy)