The U.S. Under-17 men’s youth national team has announced its first player training camp for 2022, with 26 players being called up for the sessions at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
This will be the second camp for head coach Gonzalo Segares in the 2022-2023 cycle and is set for Jan. 18-25.
According to an announcement on the U.S. Soccer website, six players will take part in the U-17 training camp for the first time – goalkeeper Diego Kochen, defenders Jayson Castillo, and Stuart Hawkins, midfielders Brian Carmona Romero and Pedro Soma, and forwards Ruben Ramos Jr. and Ezekiel Soto.
The training camp comes as the team prepares to return to international competition as the 2021 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup were canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
U-17 MYNT ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Fernando Delgado (Real Salt Lake; Glendale, Ariz.), Nicholas Holliday (North Carolina FC; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Diego Kochen (FC Barcelona/ESP; Miramar, Fla.)
DEFENDERS: Brian Alanis (Houston Dynamo FC; Houston, Texas), Jayson Castillo (Seattle Sounders FC; Prescott, Wash.), Riley Dalgado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Christian Diaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders FC; Fox Island, Wash.), Gershon Henry (Real Salt Lake; Portage, Mich.), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Edgar Bazan (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Brian Carmona Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Luis Moreno (Houston Dynamo FC; Houston, Texas), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella/ESP; Coconut Creek, Fla.), Jude Wellings (Real Salt Lake; Birmingham, Mich.)
FORWARDS: Fidel Barajas (San Jose Earthquakes; Sacramento, Calif.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Bajung Darboe (Philadelphia Union; Sun Prairie, Wisc.), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo FC; Richmond, Texas), Christopher Olyney Jr. (Philadelphia Union; Hillsborough, N.J.), Ruben Ramos Jr. (LA Galaxy; La Puente, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.), Luke Zielinski (Philadelphia Union; Weston, Conn.)