Williams names USA U17 squad for World Cup qualifiers

USA U17 head coach Richie Williams has named his 20-man squad for the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup.

19 of the 20 players in Williams’ squad are involved in the US U17 residency program except for Joel Sonora who plays in Argentina for Boca Juniors.

The US side are up against Haiti and Guatemala in Group C of qualifying with their campaign kicking off on Sunday, April 7 against the Haitians and four days later against the Guatemalans. Both matches will be at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.

The 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates and commences on October 17, concluding on November 8.

USA U17 squad for 2013 World Cup qualifying

Goalkeepers

Jeff Caldwell (North Carolina Fusion; Todd, N.C.)
Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; South River, N.J.)

Defenders

Conor Donovan (NC Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.)
Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.)
Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.)
Tommy Redding (FC America Premier; Oviedo, Fla.)
John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.)
Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.)

Midfielders

Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.)
Junior Flores (Unattached; Manassas Park, Va.)
Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.)
Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.)
Elijah Martin (Unattached; Fresno, Calif.)
Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)

Forwards

Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis)
Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.)
Rubio Rubin (Unattached; Beaverton, Ore.)
Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea FC; Garland, Texas)

 
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