Gianluca Busio — solo shot during MLS debut — July 28, 2018
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Seven MLS players among call-ups for US U-17 and U-19 national teams

US Soccer have revealed the rosters for the US U-19 and U-17 national teams, for the 2019 edition of the joint January youth camp alongside the U-20 national team, whose roster was also unveiled on Friday.

Four MLS pros are among the U-19 selections, while an additional three are represented on the U-17 roster. All told, players currently active in 12 different MLS academies or first teams were included among the two squads.

Philadelphia Union signing Brenden Aaronson, FC Dallas midfielder Thomas Roberts, NYCFC youngster James Sands and New York Red Bulls attacker Ben Mines are on the U-19 squad. The latter two received playing time in MLS in 2018, with Mines scoring a goal in his only appearance.

Among the U-17 call-ups were Sands' NYCFC teammate Joe Scally, Sporting KC's Gianluca Busio (pictured above), who has already notched a goal and an assist in MLS, and San Jose Earthquakes youngster Gilbert Fuentes, who made his MLS debut at the end of last season.

The training camp, to run Jan. 4-13 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., will feature three scrimmages between the squads and a to-be-named fourth opponent. The U-17 national team will compete in the Concacaf U-17 Championship this spring, looking to qualify for the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Peru later this year.

US U-19 roster

Pos. Player Club
GK Kristopher Shakes Philadelphia Union
GK Samuel Fowler Seattle Sounders
D Julian Araujo LA Galaxy
D Nathan Harriel Chargers SC
D Blake Malone Seattle Sounders
D Jean-Julian Nuphaus Cal
D Andre Reynolds II Chicago Fire
D Travian Sousa Sacramento Republic
D Akil Watts Real Mallorca
D Sean Zawadzki Georgetown
M Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union
M Blaine Ferri Greuther Furth
M Marcelo Palomino Unattached
M Thomas Roberts FC Dallas
M James Sands NYCFC
F Hunter George Sacramento Republic
F Matthew Hundley Colorado Rapids
F Manuel Lopez Terrazas Santos Laguna
F Declan McGlynn Seattle University
F Ben Mines New York Red Bulls

 

US U-17 roster

Pos. Player Club
GK Aaron Cervantes Orange County SC
GK Damian Las Chicago Fire
GK Bryan Dowd D.C. United
GK Chituru Odunze Vancouver Whitecaps
D Axel Alexandre FC United
D Adam Armour North Carolina FC
D Tayvon Gray NYCFC
D Kobe Hernandez LA Galaxy
D Mason Judge Eintracht Frankfurt
D Antino Lopez Shattucks-St. Mary's
D Joe Scally NYCFC
D John Tolkin New York Red Bulls
D Rickson van Hees NEC Nijmegen
M Gianluca Busio Sporting KC
M Maxi Dietz Freiburg
M Gilbert Fuentes San Jose Earthquakes
M Cesar Garcia FC Dallas
M Jack Imperato Villarreal
M Bryang Kayo D.C. United
M Adam Saldana LA Galaxy
M Pablo Soares Borussia Monchengladbach
M Peter Stroud West Ham United
F Jack de Vries Philadelphia Union
F Alphonso Ocampo-Chavez Seattle Sounders
F Ricardo Pepi FC Dallas
F Giovanni Reyna Unattached
F Ray Serrano Seattle Sounders
F Griffin Yow D.C. United

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