Dynamic goal scoring duo Haji Wright and Christian Pulisic headline a 20 player United States squad that travel to Panama for the four team Panama U17 International Tournament that runs from October 1-5.
Richie Williams’ group will face Costa Rica, Canada and host Panama, with all games to be played at the Estadio Maracana in Panama City.
Most recently, the Young Yanks competed in the Nordic Cup and Copa Mexico. The two events overlapped, causing Williams to assemble a split squad, with most of his top players playing in Mexico. The U.S. team finished fourth in Mexico, and a poor sixth in Denmark.
Overall the U.S. U17’s have compiled a 13-5-5 record in 2014. Pulisic and Wright share the team lead in goals with 11 goals each this year.
The U.S. schedule.
Wednesday, October 1: U.S vs Costa Rica.
Friday, October 3: U.S. vs Canada
Sunday, October 5: U.S. vs Panama
GOALKEEPERS (2): William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Pa.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake AZ; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Keegan Kelly (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.)
FORWARDS (6): Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Haji Wright (Unattached; Los Angeles, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)