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USA soccer U-16 roster named for Tournament Delle Nazioni

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U.S. Soccer announced the 20-man roster being sent to the 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni. Head coach Shaun Tsakiris is leading his under-16 national team to Italy to defend their 2015 title.

The U.S. is competing in Group C and will take on Croatia (April 25th), Slovenia (April 26th), and Brazil (April 27th).

The roster features eight players attached to Major League Soccer academies and two players plying their trade abroad.

Full roster included below (via U.S. Soccer):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Alex Rando (NYCFC; New York, N.Y.)

DEFENDERS (6): Eduardo Blancas (Napa Soccer Academy; Napa, Calif.), Dominic De Almeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), John Hilton (unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Taylor Booth (RSL-Arizona; Eden, Utah), Konrad De la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Roberto Hategan (Sacramento Republic FC; Roseville, Calif.), Alexsi Morel (NYCFC; Huntington Station, N.Y.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.)

FORWARDS (6): Luis Arriaga (RSL-Arizona; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Nicholas Mendonca (Flamengo; Coconut, Fla.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)