CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy Academy product Ulysses Llanez was named as an alternate to John Hackworth’s U.S. U-17 World Cup squad.
Llanez was named as the sole alternate on Hackworth’s 21-player roster for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. The team departs for a training camp in Dubai for the tournament runs from Oct. 6 to Oct. 28.
The United States was drawn into Group A and will open the competition against India on Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m. PT), followed by games against Ghana on Oct. 9 (4:30 a.m. PT) and finally Colombia on Oct. 12 (7:30 a.m. PT).
Llanez will travel with the team with Dubai and be ready to potentially step into the roster in case of injury up to 24 hours before kickoff against the team’s opener against India.
The complete roster is below:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alex Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Penn.), Justin Garces (Atlanta United FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Sergiño Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): George Acosta (North Carolina FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Soccer Club; Southlake, Texas), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United FC; Locust Grove, Ga.), Indiana Vassilev (Unattached; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton Ont.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Jacobo Reyes (C.F. Monterrey; Houston, Texas), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Joshua Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallon, Mo.), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Rosedale, N.Y.)