Roster: U.S. U-17 men Brazil-bound for World Cup prep

U.S. U-17 regulars such as Cruz Medina (left) are joined by several newcomers getting a chance to impress Coach Gonzalo Segares ahead of the 2023 U-17 World Cup in Indonesia in November.

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Coach Gonzalo Segares named a 20-player squad with six newcomers for a training camp and two friendlies in Brazil as he prepares for the 2023 U-17 Men's World Cup in Indonesia (Nov. 10-Dec 2).

Nine players on the roster were part of the Concacaf U-17 Championship runner-up finish to Mexico that qualified the USA to the U-17 World Cup.

While other regulars may not be on the trip because of injury or the MLS Next Pro playoffs, six who haven't part of the cycle get a chance to make their case: Andrew Baiera, Luca Bombino, Shakir Nixon, Matthew Corcoran, Diego Garcia and Adyn Torres.

Players born in 2006 or earlier are eligible for the 2023 U-17 World Cup. Segares' squad for the Brazil trip is comprised of 15 players born in 2006, four in 2007 and one in 2008 (Charlotte FC forward Nimfasha Berchimas).

The players in the squad who've been called in most frequently — to nine of the 11 training camps since this U-17 cycle kicked off in November 2021 — are: Christian Diaz, Tyler Hall, Cruz Medina, Micah Burton, Brian Romero and Ezekiel Soto.

U.S. U-17s: Brazil training camp

Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids academy; Castle Pines, Colo.)
Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal; San Diego, Calif.)

Andrew Baiera (New York City FC; Darien, Conn.)
Luca Bombino (LAFC academy; Saugus, Calif.)
Christian Diaz (LAFC academy; San Bernardino, Calif.)
Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF II; Miramar, Fla.)
Shawn Lanza (Atlanta United academy; Atlanta, Ga.)
Shakir Nixon (LAFC academy; Cerritos, Calif.)
Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC academy; Orlando, Fla.)

Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC; Dallas, Texas)
Diego Garcia (North Texas SC; Denver, Colo.)
Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.)
Santiago Morales (Inter Miami; Weston, Fla.)
Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy academy; Irvine, Calif.)
Adyn Torres (Atlanta United 2; Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, N.C.)
Micah Burton (Austin FC academy; Mounds View, Minn.)
Brian Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.)
Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; Lake Forest, Calif.)
Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo academy; Menifee, Calif.)

SA Reading: Gonzalo Segares on leading the USA into U-17 World Cup qualifying  (2023)
SA Reading: Gonzalo Segares on his path from Costa Rica to the USA, and shifting from pro player to youth coach (2020)


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