LA Galaxy U-16 Goalkeeper Eric Lopez added to U.S. Residency program for Spring semester

09 January 2:00 pm

LA Galaxy U-16 Goalkeeper Eric Lopez added to U.S. Residency program for Spring semester

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy U-16 goalkeeper Eric Lopez has been added to the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Residency program for their upcoming Spring semester.

Lopez was among the five players who will join 21 existing residency members including Galaxy U-16 forward Haji Wright who earned great acclaim after scoring five goals at the Nike International Friendlies in December.  The 14-year-old 'keeper has appeared in five games for the undefeated LA U-16 side that has amassed a 9-0-4 record in Southwest Division play during the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. The Galaxy U-16's are the only undefeated side in the nation in their USSDA age group. 

Among those left off the roster for the spring residency semester is Galaxy U-16 goalkeeper Abraham Romero who will return to train with LA's Academy.

The complete roster is below. 

GOALKEEPERS: Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy Academy; Westminster, Calif.), Will Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (8): Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Nikkye De Point (Revolution Empire; Rochester, N.Y.), Tanner Dieterich (TN Soccer Club; Nashville, Tenn.), 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.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS: Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United Academy; Manassas, Va.), Kyle Gurrieri (NJSA 04; Totowa, N.J.), 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.), Jaret Townsend (Real Colorado; Highlands Park, Colo.), Devin Vega (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas), Brian Zelaya (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)

FORWARDS: Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), McKenzie Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Eric Matzelevich (Bethesda-Olney; Washington; D.C.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Philadelphia Union Academy; Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.)