North Carolina FC Defender Adam Armour Included in U.S. U-17 Youth National Team Squad for 4 Nations Tournament
CHICAGO - North Carolina FC defender Adam Armour has been named to the U.S. U-17 Youth National Team squad by head coach Raphael Wicky for the 4 Nations Tournament in Assen, Netherlands from Sept. 5-9. The USA will face Mexico, Netherlands and Denmark at the competition, which will serve as the team's final official international matches before the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Armour, 16, has made 16 appearances for the U-17 YNT. The Cary native plays for the NCFC Academy's U-18/19 squad and in April signed an academy contract with NCFC, making him available for first-team matches while maintaining his college eligibility. Armour has also trained with the first team throughout the 2019 season.
U.S. U-17 MNT Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aaron Cervantes (Orange County Soccer Club; Chino Hills, Calif.; 3/0),
Damian Las (Unattached; Norridge, Ill.; 18/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; London, England; 6/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Sebastian Anderson (Colorado Rapids; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 0/0), Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.; 16/0), George Bello (Atlanta United; Douglasville, Ga.; 6/1), Nicolas Carrera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas; 0/0), Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles,
Calif.; 5/0), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.; 15/0), Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 20/2), Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich City/ENG; Plano, Texas; 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Maximilian Dietz (Freiburg/GER; Frankfurt, Germany; 0/0), Ethan Dobbelaere (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.; 0/0), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.; 19/0), Bryang Kayo (D.C. United; Poolesville, Md.; 5/1), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama
City, Calif.; 23/2)
FORWARDS (7): Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.; 13/7), Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.; 8/0), Noah Jones (RB Leipzig/GER; Berlin, Germany; 0/0), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Kent, Wash.; 21/9), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas;
McKinney, Texas; 12/4), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; Bedford, N.Y.; 14/7), Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.; 12/7)
Fourteen players return from the USA's 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship squad that clinched a record 17th qualification to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. Twenty-one of 23 players, including every player born in the U.S., has spent at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2002 are age-eligible for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. For this camp, Wicky has called 21 players born in 2002 and two born in 2003.
USA Schedule - 4 Nations Tournament
Date Match-Up Kickoff (ET) Venue
Sept. 5, 2019 U-17 MNT vs. Mexico 12:30 p.m. Sportpark Marsdijk; Assen, Netherlands
Sept. 7, 2019 U-17 MNT vs. Netherlands 9 a.m. Sportpark Marsdijk; Assen, Netherlands
Sept. 9, 2019 U-17 MNT vs. Denmark 12:30 p.m. Sportpark Marsdijk; Assen, Netherlands
Following the tournament in the Netherlands, the USA will look ahead to the kick-off of Group D play at the U-17 World Cup, where it will play Senegal on Oct. 27, Japan on Oct. 30 and Netherlands on Nov. 2.
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