Youth: Four NYCFC players called up for U.S. U-17 boys' Spain trip

Coach John Hackworth  has named a 24-player roster for the friendlies vs. India and Norway at the 2018 Sportchain Cup in Benicassim, Spain. The USA will face India April 16 and 19 and Norway April 17 and 21.

The U.S. U-17 roster is comprised players born in 2002 who are aiming to qualify for the 2019 U-17 World Cup.

Three players are making their first U-17 appearance of the 2018-19 cycle: Adam Armour (North Carolina FC), Cesar Garcia (FC Dallas) and Jack Imperato (De Anza Force).

 Four players from NYCFC's first team and academy are on the roster: Tayvon Gray, Joseph Scally, Andres Jasson and Giovanni Reyna.

 Four players have signed MLS Homegrown contracts: George Bello (Atlanta United), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City) and Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes) and Scally.

 Three players have signed with USL teams: Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC), Diego Lopez (Atlanta United FC 2) and Ray Serrano (Sounders FC 2).

U.S. U-17 boys national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire Academy; Chicago, Ill.).
DEFENDERS (8): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Michael Barragan (Atlas/MEX; Guadalajara, Mexico), George Bello (Atlanta United; Douglasville, Ga.), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC Academy; Bronx, N.Y.), Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Mason Judge (Chargers SC; Tampa, Fla.), Joseph Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Flores (Shattuck-Saint Mary's; Half Moon Bay, Calif.), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Cesar Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Carrollton, Texas), Jack Imperato (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Andres Jasson (New York City FC Academy; Greenwich, Conn.), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls Academy; Chester, N.J.).
FORWARDS (7): Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.), Diego Lopez (Atlanta United FC 2; Chino, Calif.), Joshua Pynadath (Ajax/NED; Amsterdam, Netherlands), Benjamin Redzic (FC Dallas Academy; Carrollton, Texas), Giovanni Reyna (New York City FC Academy; Bedford Corners, N.Y.), Ray Serrano (Sounders FC 2; Graham, Wash.).

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