Roster: U.S. U-18 boys begin their new cycle

Coach Omid Namazi  is training a 24-player U.S. U-18 men's national team squad in Chula Vista, California, Nov. 19-Nov. 26 in a camp that marks this player pool's transition from the U-16 national team program.

All of the players were born in 2001 except for 2002-born George Bello, who signed an MLS Homegrown contract with Atlanta United last June. Bello is eligible for the 2019 U-17 World Cup.

Five players are making their 2017 debuts with the player pool: Jerry Ayon, Luis Hernandez, David Mendoza, Owen Otasowie and Alex Rando.

U.S. U-18 boys national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Alex Rando (New York City FC; New York, N.Y.).
DEFENDERS (6): Julian Araujo (Barca Academy; Lompoc, Calif.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.), Nico Benalcazar (New York City FC; Wilton, Conn.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), David Mendoza (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Oscar Cervantes (LA Galaxy; Indio, Calif.), Cameron Duke (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Justin Haak (New York City FC; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Luis Hernandez (FC Dallas; Mesquite, Texas), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.), Aidan Morris (Crew SC Academy; New Albany, Ohio), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC; Merryhill, Wolverhampton, England), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas).
FORWARDS (7): Luis Arriaga (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Jerry Ayon (Monarcas Morelia; Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico), Azriel Gonzalez (Seattle Sounders FC; Renton, Wash.), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Jose Rivas (Crew SC Academy; New Albany, Ohio), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Des Plaines, Ill.).

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