LOS ANGELES – Three LA Galaxy Academy players have been named to the U.S. U-17 squad for the upcoming U-17 CONCACAF Championships.
Mauricio Cuevas, Kobe Hernandez-Foster, and Adam Saldana were named to head coach Raphael Wicky’s 20-player roster for the CONCACAF Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The tournament will also serve as the region’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year, with four spots up for grabs.
All three players recently took part in the GA Cup with the Galaxy, helping the team reach the quarterfinals before falling in extra time to English side West Ham United. The Galaxy went 2-2-1 during the tournament.
The complete roster is below
(Club; Hometown; U-17 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (2):1-Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.; 13/0), 12-Chituru Odunze (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; Calgary, Alta.; 4/0)
DEFENDERS (7):4-Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.; 14/0), 3-Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.; 11/0), 13-Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 2/0), 14-Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.; 10/0), 5-Kobe Hernandez-Foster (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 14/1), 2-JosephScally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.; 14/1), 15-John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.; 3/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5):7-Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.; 7/2), 20-Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.; 13/0), 8-Bryang Kayo (D.C. United; Poolesville, Md.; 0/0), 6-Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.; 0/0), 16-Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.; 17/1)
FORWARDS (6):18-Jack de Vries (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.; 0/0), 17-Tyler Freeman (Sporting Kansas City; Shawnee, Kan.; 3/1), 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Tacoma Defiance; Kent, Wash.; 14/5), 9-Ricardo Pepi (North Texas SC; McKinney, Texas; 6/1), 10-Giovanni Reyna (Unattached; Bedford, N.Y.; 8/1), 11-Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.; 6/3)