Head coach John Hackworth called in 24 players to a United States under-17 national team camp that will run from August 14th through the 22nd in Park City, Utah. The roster features five players connected to the newly minted Atlanta United and one player (Timothy Weah of Paris Saint-Germain) plying his trade abroad.
The U-17s will play friendlies against NCAA Division I program Utah Valley University (August 16th) and Real Monarchs SLC of the USL (August 20th).
The camp precedes the 2016 Torneo Naciones de Mexico which will be held August 22nd through the 29th in Mexico City. The U-17s previously played in the AIFF Youth Cup in May, losing in the final to South Korea.
Roster for the camp included below (via U.S. Soccer):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy; Glendora, Calif.), Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United; Roswell, Ga.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Kendall Edwards (Atlanta United; Atlanta, Ga.), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Jose Rivera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ; Eden, Utah), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Atlanta United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.), Akil Watts (IMG Academy; Fort Wayne, Ind.)
FORWARDS (6): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Patrick Cassagnol (SIMA; Silver Spring, Md.), Zyen Jones (Atlanta United; Clarkston, Ga.), Joshua Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; Rosedale, N.Y.)