Youth: The U.S. U-17 boys who will face England, the Dutch and Brazil

U.S. U-17 boys national team coach John Hackworthhas pared down his roster for the Nike International Friendlies, at which the USA will face England, the Netherlands and Brazil, to 20 players.

Four players were released after a preliminary camp and will join their clubs at the 2017 U.S. Soccer Boys' Development Academy Winter Showcase, which runs concurrently with the Nike Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Nov. 30-Dec. 4: D.C. United goalkeeper Khamari Culcleasure, Sporting Kansas City defender Mitchell Eise, Shattuck-Saint Mary's goalkeeper JT Harms and Atlanta United FC forward Daniel Mangarov.

The roster represents the beginning of the new U-17 cycle, which aims to qualify for the 2019 U-17 World Cup.

U.S. U-17 boys national team
U.S. U-17 men’s national team
GOALKEEPERS (4):Damian Las (Chicago Fire academy; Norridge, Ill.), Kashope Oladapo (Portland Timbers academy; Happy Valley, Ore.).
DEFENDERS (7): Axel Alejandre (FC United Soccer Club; Chicago, Ill.), Sebastian Anderson (Colorado Rapids academy; Highlands Ranch, Co.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.), Mason Judge (Chargers Soccer Club; Tampa, Fla.), Kenneth Nielsen (Pateadores; Irvine, Calif.), Joseph Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Joshua Atencio (Seattle Sounders academy; Bellevue, Wash.), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Gilbert Fuentes Perez (San Jose Earthquakes academy; Tracy, Calif.), Maximilian Goeggel (VfB Stuttgart; San Francisco, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, NJ).
FORWARDS (8):Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greenboro, NC), Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Tex.), Cade Hagan (Sockers FC; Naperville, Ill.), Diego Lopez (FC Golden State; Chino, Calif.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders; Fresno, Calif.), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas; Frisco, Tex.), Ray Serrano (Seattle Sounders; Graham, Wash.).

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• All players on the roster were born in 2002 besides 2003-born forward Dante Sealy.

2017 Men's Nike International Friendlies Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Brazil vs. Netherlands, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. England, 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 1
England vs. Brazil, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Netherlands, 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 3
Netherlands vs. England, 1:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil, 5 p.m. ET

(U.S. Soccer's Facebook Page, YouTube channel, and ussoccer.com.)

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