2007 U-17 Residency Retrospective: What have Charles Renken's teammates done since residency?

We told you Charles Renken's story so far, from teen prodigy to just trying to stay healthy. But what have his teammates from Bradenton been up to since residency?

Renken was the youngest of the 40 players that were a part of the US Under-17 roster that one-time Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth took into the residency program in 2007. All have seen their careers go up and down.

Some reached the lofty heights of the US national team. Others, however, saw their careers sputter before ever really getting started.

Check out where all of them have been in the past eight years:

Position Player Note
GK

Larry Jackson

  • Played four years of college soccer at Santa Clara University
  • Signed with New England Revolution for the 2014 season
  • Currently signed with Wilmington Hammerheads of USL
GK

Josh Lambo

  • 8th overall pick of 2008 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas
  • Spent four seasons with club before being waived
  • Enrolled at Texas A&M University and became kicker for football team
  • Signed contract with San Diego Chargers after going undrafted in 2015 NFL Draft
GK

Zac MacMath

  • Played three seasons at the University of Maryland
  • Drafted 5th overall in 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union
  • Made 102 starts for Philadelphia before being loaned to the Colorado Rapids for the 2015 season
GK

David Meves

  • Played four seasons at University of Akron
  • Selected third overall in 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by Portland Timbers but did not earn a contract
  • Currently member of Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of NASL
D

Gale Agbossoumonde

  • Spent time with four foreign clubs from 2010-12 while under contract with controversial Traffic Sports
  • Played for Toronto FC and Colorado Rapids during the 2013, 2014 seasons
  • Currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL
D

Mykell Bates

  • Played four seasons at Santa Clara University
  • Picked 23rd overall in 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Toronto FC but did not earn a contract
D

Brice Carr

  • Captained team at George Washington University
  • Currently works as an analyst for NXT Capital
D

Chris Klute

  • Played college soccer at Furman University and Clayton State University
  • Spent time with the Atlanta Silverbacks before being loaned to and bought by the Colorado Rapids in 2013
  • Has made 64 appearances in MLS with the Rapids and Columbus Crew SC
D

Christian Ibeagha

  • Spent four years at Duke University
  • Played two seasons with the Carolina Dynamo in the PDL before signing with the Puerto Rico Islanders in 2012
  • Currently with Faroese club FC Suduroy
D

Nick Millington

  • Played college soccer at Wake Forest University and Elon University
  • Spent three seasons in the NASL with the Carolina RailHawks, making 32 appearances
  • Earned six caps for Guyana
  • Currently is a JD candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Law
D

Aubrey Perry

  • Spent four years at the University of South Florida playing college soccer
  • Drafted 26th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft but did not earn a contract
  • Plays for MD FF Koping in the fifth tier of Swedish soccer
D

Kofi Sarkodie

  • Attended Akron University and played three seasons of college soccer
  • Picked 7th overall by the Houston Dynamo in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
  • Has made 93 appearances over five seasons with the club
D

Howard Turk

  • Played college soccer at the University of Virginia
D

Sheanon Williams

  • Played one season at the University of North Carolina
  • Signed with the Philadelphia Union in August 2010
  • Has made 140 appearances with the club over six seasons
M

Eder Arreola

  • Played four years of college soccer at UCLA
  • Drafted 18th overall in 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Houston Dynamo but did not earn a contract
  • Has spent time with Cal FC, Delfines and LA Galaxy II
M

Scott Caldwell

  • Spent four years playing college soccer at the University of Akron
  • Became the New England Revolution's second Homegrown Player prior to 2013 season
  • Has made 74 appearances in three seasons with club
M

Chris Cummings

  • Made 56 appearances over four seasons at UCLA
M

Alex Dixon

  • Played three years of college soccer at North Carolina
  • Signed by the Houston Dynamo as a Homegrown Player in January 2011
  • Made 13 appearances in MLS over three seasons with club, scoring one (dramatic) goal
  • Currently a member of the Rochester Rhinos
M

Greg Garza

  • Spent time with Estoril Praia in Portugal
  • Signed by Club Tijuana of Liga MX in December 2011
  • Recently moved to Atlas Guadalajara after three-and-a-half seasons with Xolos
  • Has registered seven caps with USMNT
M Ryan Garcia
  • Played college soccer at George Mason University
  • Played professional soccer in Sweden and France
  • Is an associate at IPG Mediabrands and an associate editor at SB Nation
M Brendan King
  • Spent four years at the University of Notre Dame
  • Drafted 27th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft
  • Spent time in Ireland and Norway before signing with the Chicago Fire prior to the 2013 season
  • Currently a member of the Austin Aztex in USL
M Jared Jeffrey
  • Joined Club Brugge's academy in 2008
  • Made 87 appearances with Mainz' reserve team from 2010-13
  • Signed by D.C. United on July 3, 2013
  • Has made 22 appearances in MLS with the club since then
M Axel Levry
  • Played college soccer at George Mason University
  • Trialed with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency academy
M Amobi Okugo
  • Played one season at UCLA
  • Drafted 6th overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
  • Has made 130 MLS appearances with the Union and Orlando City
M Jesse Paredes
  • Was a member of Chivas USA's academy
M Brek Shea
  • Drafted 2nd overall in 2008 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas
  • Appeared in 98 MLS games, scoring 19 goals, before securing a transfer to Stoke City in 2013
  • Returned to MLS with Orlando City in 2015
  • Has registered 33 caps with the US national team
M Kirk Urso
M Matthew Uy
  • Attended Fairfield University
  • Was an assistant coach at Iona College for the 2014 season
  • Currently is an assistant coach at Adelphi University
M Daniel Wenzel
  • Attended Wake Forest University from 2008-11
  • Currently works as an account managaer at Insight Global
M Brandon Zimmerman
  • Played four years of college soccer at Santa Clara University
  • Currently is a coach at the De Anza Force Soccer Club in Cupertino, Calif.
F Dersu Abolfathi
  • Spent four years at Stanford University
  • Was a member of the Orange County Blues
F Jose Altamirano
  • Played four years of college soccer at San Diego State University
F Bryan Dominguez
  • Played one season at UC Santa Barbara
  • Turned professional with Miami FC in 2010
F Ryan Finley
  • Played college soccer at Duke University and the University of Notre Dame
  • Drafted 9th overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft
  • Scored seven goals in 30 appearances with the Columubus Crew and Chivas USA
  • Currently playing in USL with the Charlotte Independence
F Fuad Ibrahim
  • Drafted 14th overall by FC Dallas in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft
  • Made 26 appearances in MLS with FC Dallas and Toronto FC
  • Registered 10 caps with the Ethiopian national team
F Ellis McLoughlin
  • Played one season at the University of Washington
  • Spent three years with the Hertha Berlin reserves
  • Spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes
  • Currently residing in the Seattle area
F Alex Nimo
  • Selected 17th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake
  • Currently a player-coach for the Vancouver Victory of the Evergreen Premier League
F Charles Renken
  • Spent time in the Vancouver Whitecaps and Hoffenheim academies
  • Played the 2012 MLS season with the Portland Timbers
  • Currently playing with St. Louis FC in USL after a year with Arizona United
F Israel Sesay
  • Signed by the LA Galxy in 2007
  • Made three appearances over two seasons with the club
  • Currently playing with the Ottawa Fury of the NASL
F Billy Schuler
  • Spent four years at the University of North Carolina
  • Signed with Hammarby in Sweden in 2011
  • Spent the 2014 season with the San Jose Earthquakes
  • Currently playing with the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 in USL

 

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