U.S. U-16 boys to compete at IMG Cup

The U.S. U-16 boys national team’s 23-player squad for the IMG Cup Dec. 17-Dec. 19 in Bradenton, Florida, includes Sebastian Berhalter, the 15-year-old son of former U.S. World Cup player and current Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter.

Nine players on Coach Shaun Tsakiris’ roster are national team debutants and it includes five players currently in the U-17 national team Residency program: Taylor Booth, Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen, Bryan Reynolds, Indiana Vassilev and Marcelo Palomino.

U.S. U-16 boys national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake Ariz.; Casa Grande, Ariz.).
DEFENDERS (6): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara Soccer Club; Lompoc, Calif.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.), Nico Benalcazar (NYCFC; Wilton, Conn.), Edward Berumen (Sacramento Republic FC; Salida, Calif.), John Hilton (LA Galaxy; Long Beach, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Sebastian Berhalter (Crew SC Academy; Westerville, Ohio), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ; Eden, Utah), Oscar Cervantes (LA Premier FC; Indio, Calif.), Justin Haak (NYCFC, Brooklyn, N.Y.), Nelson Martinez (DC United; Woodbridge, Va.), Jonathan Munoz (Sporting Kansas City; Olathe, Kan.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.).
FORWARDS (7): Everson Amaya (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.), Azriel Gonzalez (Seattle Sounders FC; Renton, Wash.), Cameron Harper (Pateadores; Newport Beach, Calif.), Ben Ortiz (La Roca; Orem, Utah), Axel Picazo (Philadelphia Union; Round Rock, Texas), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.).

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