Gilbert Fuentes - San Jose Earthquakes - Training close up
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Scally, Fuentes and Yow highlight United States U-17 roster

In the team's final preparation ahead of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship in May, United States U-17 head coach Raphael Wicky has named a squad for his first training camp in charge of the team. 

Three MLS Homegrown signings lead the way, as San Jose's Gilbert Fuentes, D.C.'s Griffin Yow and NYCFC's Joe Scally will be with the squad in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

“I’m really excited to begin this journey with my new team,” Wicky said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to meeting both the players and the staff. I have spent a lot of time watching film and studying the players, as well as talking with clubs and U.S. Soccer leaders, which has prepared me well for this camp. Now, I finally get a chance to work with the players in person and prepare them for World Cup qualifying.”

Behind those signed to MLS deals, there is a ton of academy talent on the squad. The LA Galaxy alone sent four players from their academy to the team. The Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps, Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls are also represented. 

You may be able to watch most of the squad at GA Cup from April 13-20, as 17 of the 26 players could feature at the tournament.

Pos. Player Club
GK Aaron Cervantes Orange County SC
GK Bryan Dowd FC United
GK Damian Las Chicago Fire
GK Chituru Odunze Vancouver Whitecaps
D Axel Alejandre FC United
D Adam Armour North Carolina FC
D Mauricio Cuevas LA Galaxy
D Tayvon Gray NYCFC
D Kobe Hernandez LA Galaxy
D Antino Lopez Shattuck
D Joe Scally NYCFC
D John Tolkin New York Red Bulls
M Gilbert Fuentes San Jose Earthquakes
M Bryang Kayo D.C. United
M Daniel Leyva Seattle Sounders
M Adam Saldana LA Galaxy
M Peter Stroud West Ham United
F Sagir David Arce Morelia
F Jack de Vries Philadelphia Union
F Cameron Dunbar LA Galaxy
F Andres Jasson NYCFC
F Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez Seattle Sounders
F Ricardo Pepi FC Dallas
F Joshua Pynadath Ajaz
F Giovanni Reyna Unattached
F Griffin Yow D.C. United