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AIFF Youth Cup

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The United States under-17 men's national team is heading to Goa, India to play in the AIFF Youth Cup.

John Hackworth is leading a 23-player roster that will take on Tanzania (May 15th), India (May 19th), South Korea (May 21st), and Malaysia (May 23rd). The third place and championship matches take place on May 25th.

Previously in 2016, the U-17s won the Mondial Football de Montaigu Tournament and finished second at the Aegean Cup.

The AIFF Youth Cup is serving as preparation for teams and organizers in the run up to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup being hosted by India.

The roster is comprised of domestically-based players and features twelve from Major League Soccer academies.

Roster via U.S. Soccer:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.)

DEFENDERS (8): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Jean-Julian Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Tyler Shaver (Beachside Soccer Club; Riverside, Conn.), AJ Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Hood River, Ore.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)

FORWARDS (6): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ontario), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Niccolo Lemoine (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.), Kevin Negrete (LA Galaxy; Hawthorne, Calif.), Will Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallen, Mo.)