U.S. U-17 MYNT will play U-18 teams in Czech tournament

The U.S. U-17 MYNT will face U-18 teams from Slovakia, Germany and the host Czech Republic at the annual Vaclav Jezek Tournament.

The U-17s, featuring MLS pros Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes) and Brian Carmona Romero (Charlotte FC), have done well on trips to Argentina and Portugal in the past year.

The lone newcomer is Liverpool-based Keyrol Figueroa Norales, the son of former Honduran star Maynor Figueroa. Keyrol played in the FC Dallas academy when his father played for the MLS club and then moved to Liverpool, where he started out on its U-14 academy team. He is playing this season for the U-18s.

The U.S. squad also includes three Spanish-based players: Diego Kochen and Adrian Gill at Barcelona and Pedro Soma at UE Cornella.

All the U.S. players were born on or after Jan. 1, 2006, and are age-eligible for the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship in Guatemala.
U.S. U-17 MYNT Roster:
Goalkeepers (2): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids academy), Diego Kochen (Barcelona academy/ESP)
Defenders (6): Christian Diaz (LAFC academy), Adrian Gill (Barcelona academy/ESP), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami academy), Stuart Hawkins (Tacoma Defiance), Sawyer Jura (Portland Timbers academy), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes academy)
Midfielders (6): Aaron Heard (St. Louis City SC academy), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes academy), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy academy), Ian Shaul (Portland Timbers academy), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella academy/ESP)
Forwards (6): Micah Burton (Austin FC academy), Brian Carmona Romero (Charlotte FC), Keyrol Figueroa Norales (Liverpool academy/ENG), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo academy), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo academy), David Vasquez (Philadelphia Union academy)

2022 Vaclaz Jezek Schedule:
Wednesday, Sept. 21
. USA vs. Slovakia, 10 a.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 23. USA vs. Germany, 10 a.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 25. USA vs. Czech Republic, 5 a.m. ET

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