LA Galaxy Academy forward Haji Wright called up to U.S. U-17 team for Aegean Cup

15 January 2:48 pm

LA Galaxy Academy forward Haji Wright called up to U.S. U-17 team for Aegean Cup

By Adam Serrano

LA Galaxy Academy forward Haji Wright will be joining the U.S. Under-17 National Team for the upcoming Aegean Cup in Turkey.

During the tournament which runs from Jan. 20-25, the U.S. were placed in Group B of the tournament will face off against Norway, Scotland and reigning Aegean Cup champion France.  The U.S. opens the tournament against the French on Jan. 20 before taking on Norway on Jan. 21 and then ending the group stage against Scotland on Jan. 23. The group winners will meet on Jan. 25 with the two second place teams facing off in the third place game on the same day.

The tournament will be Wright’s first since his successful appearance at the Nike International Friendlies when he scored five goals while helping the U.S. win the tournament.

The complete roster is below.

GOALKEEPERS: Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Will Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.)

DEFENDERS: Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Tanner Dieterich (unattached, Tenn.), Edwin Lara (unattached; San Leandro, Calif.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS: Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis, Mo.; St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Nicholas Taitague (Richmond Strikers; Midlothian, Va.), Devin Vega (San Antonio Scorpions; San Antonio, Texas)

FORWARDS: Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), Orrin McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey FC; San Diego, Calif.) Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.)