Roster: New U.S. boys U-17 cycle starts under Coach Larry Sunderland

Twenty 2004-born players will take part in the first U.S. U-17 boys national team camp of 2020-21 cycle, and play against Spain (Feb. 19), host England (Feb. 21) and Denmark (Feb. 24) at a UEFA Development Tournament at England's St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent.

Larry Sunderland, Director of Player Development at FC Cincinnati, who coached the U.S. U-16s in 2019 on a per-diem basis, will lead the camp. U.S. Soccer has yet to hire a full-time coach for the U-17s, which are aiming the 2021 U-17 World Cup, for players born in 2004 or later.

Since the 2017 U-17 World Cup, when John Hackworth guided the USA to the quarterfinals, the U-17s have been coached by Hackworth (through July 2018), Shaun Tsakiris, Dave van den Bergh, and Raphael Wicky (March-December, 2019), under whom the USA exited in the first round of the 2019 U-17 World Cup. In November, Junior Gonzalez, coach of LA Galaxy II of the USL Championship, coached the U-17s, filling in for Wicky, at the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood, Florida. The U.S. U-16s, coached by Sunderland, finished first in the competition that included Turkey and the Netherlands.

U.S. U-17 boys national team roster
GOALKEEPERS (2):
Jeffrey Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah)
Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (8):
Logan Batiste (Inter Miami CF; Greenacres, Fla.)
Kobi Henry (Inter Miami CF; Miami, Fla.)
Samuel Jones (Philadelphia Union; Portsmouth, Va.)
Antonio Leone (LAFC; Long Beach, Calif.)
Efrain Morales (Atlanta United; Atlanta, Ga.)
Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain)
Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.)
Thomas Williams (Orlando City SC; Titusville, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (5):
Juan Alvarez (Seattle Sounders FC; Tukwila, Wash.)
Eric Ayala (Tijuana/MEX; San Diego, Calif.)
Zach Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah)
Victor Valdez (LA Galaxy; Santa Ana, Calif.)
Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Springfield, Va.)

FORWARDS (5):
Kaile Auvray (Lille/FRA; Kansas City, Kan.)
Federico Oliva (Atletico Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain)
Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.)
Dantouma Toure (New York Red Bulls; Trenton, N.J.)
Darren Yapi (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.)

LAFC's Antonio Leoneplayed for Mexico's U-15s at the AGS Cup in Spain after playing for the USA at the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Championship.

France-based Kaile Auvray is the son of former Kansas City and New Red Bulls (2010-11) midfielder Stephane Auvray, a Guadeloupe international who also played pro in France.

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