Two Red Bull Academy players called into U.S. U-17 camp


U.S. Men’s U-17 coach Richie Williams has called upon thirty eight players to join his national team camp for a week of training and scrimmages at U.S. Soccer’s Training Center in Carson, California.

Two of those players are from the Red Bull Academy while four others come from local programs.

Defenders Tyler Adams of Wappingers Falls, N.Y. and Matthew Olosunde of Trenton N.J. are the lone representatives for Red Bull Academy in a pool of over three dozen players. They are joined by Tri-State talents Nikkye De Point (DF – Revolution Empire; Rochester, N.Y.), Kyle Gurrieri (MF – NJSA 04; Totowa, N.J.), Thomas McCabe (MF – PDA; South Orange, N.J.) and Pierre Da Silva (F – New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.).

Most of the players are born in 1998, but due to his standout work with the U-15’s, Tyler Adams (’99) joins five other players as the youngest participants in this camp.

The camp will serve to fill out key participants in two upcoming international tournaments: the 2014 Nordic Open Cup Tournament in Kolding, Denmark (July 24-Aug. 3) and the Copa de Mexico in Mexico City (July 30-Aug. 11).

Here is the upcoming camp schedule along with a full listing of participants:

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team NTC Camp Schedule:
Date                Opponent                                            Time (PT)
July 9              vs. Orange County Blue Stars          10 a.m.
vs. Club Tijuana U-18s                       5 p.m.
July 12            vs. Orange County Blue Stars          10 a.m.
vs. LA Galaxy Academy                    12:30 p.m.

U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Roster:
 Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy Academy; Westminster, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (12): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Nikkye De Point (Revolution Empire; Rochester, N.Y.), Tanner Dieterich (TN Soccer Club; Nashville, Tenn.), McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Edwin Lara (De Anza Force; San Leandro, Calif.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), AJ Palazzolo (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallon, Mo.), Miles Stray (Real Salt Lake Academy; Point Reyes, Calif.), Mattias Tomasino (Kendall; Miami, Fla.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Francisco Contreras (Bethesda-Olney; Fredrick, Md.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey FC; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kyle Gurrieri (NJSA 04; Totowa, N.J.), Alejandro Lopez (Santa Cruz Breakers; Watsonville, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas Academy; Little Elm, Texas), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Brian Zelaya (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)
FORWARDS (11): Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), Lucas Del Rosario (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Durham, N.C.), Ronaldo Escudero (Pateadores; Placentia, Calif.), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey FC; San Diego, Calif.), Keegan Kelly (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore), Kai Koreniuk (Vitesse; Ormond Beach, Fla.), Eric Matzelevich (Bethesda-Olney; Washington, D.C.), Josh Perez (ACF Fiorentina; La Habra, Calif.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Devin Vega (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas)

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