LA Galaxy Academy’s Paulo Rudisill and Riley Dalgado Named to U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team for International Matches against Belgium, Italy and Portugal

LOS ANGELES (Friday, April 29, 2022) – LA Galaxy Academy forward Paulo Rudisill and defender Riley Dalgado were named to the U.S. U-17 Men’s Youth National Team for a UEFA Development Tournament from May 1-11 in Castelo Branco, Portugal, for matches against Italy on May 5, Belgium on May 7 and Portugal on May 10. 

Last month, the U-17 MYNT traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina for friendlies against Argentina and Uruguay, a 2-1 loss and 2-1 win, respectively. This marks the fourth training camp of the U-17 cycle after the team previously gathered domestically last October and January.

The U-17 MYNT is preparing for its return to international competition after the 2021 Concacaf U-17 Championship and 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The last cycle of U-17s played their first and only international matches at a UEFA Development Tournament in England during February 2020.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Inigo Esmanech (Hellas Verona/ITA), Diego Kochen (Barcelona/ESP)

DEFENDERS (6): Riley Dalgado (LA Galaxy), Christian Diaz (LAFC), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami), Aiden Harangi (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Brian Carmona (Charlotte FC), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes), Axel Perez (Lyon), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella/ESP), Jude Wellings (Real Salt Lake)

FORWARDS (6): Fidel Barajas (San Jose Earthquakes), Micah Burton (Austin FC), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo), Adrian Wibowo (LAFC)