Gilbert Fuentes - San Jose Earthquakes - introduced at Avaya Stadium
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Earthquakes academy product Fuentes among US national team U-17 call-ups

US national team Under-17 boss John Hackworth has called up 24 players for a training camp to be held in Chula Vista, California between February 24-March 4, and 15 have current ties to MLS teams.

The camp, which will include friendlies against LA Galaxy academy teams and Club Tijuana youth players, will help the U-17 group prepare for their U-17 World Cup cycle, which will take place in 2019.

One current MLS pro, recent San Jose Earthquakes Homegrown midfielder Gilbert Fuentes, is on the roster, as are MLS academy players representing eight different clubs.

US U-17 MNT Roster:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Aaron Cervantes (Pateadores; Chino Hills, Calif.), John Tyler Harms (Shattuck- Saint Mary's; Whitefish Bay, Wis.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Chicago, Ill.), Marzuq Puckerin (FC Greater Boston Bolts; Cambridge, Mass.)

DEFENDERS (8): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Michael Barragan (Atlas FC/MEX; Guadalajara, Mexico), Amir Daley (New York Red Bulls; Elmont, N.Y.), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.), Owen Guske (Portland Timbers; Saint Johns, Fla.), Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Mason Judge (Chargers Soccer Club, Tampa, Fla.), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls, Chatham, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (6)Joshua Atencio (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Luis Flores (Shattuck- Saint Mary's; Half Moon Bay, Calif.), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy Calif.), Benjamin Redzic (FC Dallas; Carrollton, Texas), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, N.J.)

FORWARDS (6): Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Texas), Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Diego Lopez (Atlanta United FC; Chino, Calif.), Daniel Mangarov (Atlanta United FC; Duluth, Ga.), Giovanni Reyna (New York City FC; Bedford Corners, N.Y.), Ray Serrano (Seattle Sounders FC; Graham, Wash.)