North Carolina FC's Adam Armour Named to U.S. U-17 MNT for FIFA U-17 World Cup
CHICAGO - North Carolina FC defender Adam Armour has been named to the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team roster for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, which will take place from Oct. 26-Nov. 18, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.
A leading example of NCFC's youth-to-pro pipeline, the 17-year-old Armour signed an Academy contract with NCFC in April, making him available for first-team matches while maintaining his college eligibility. Armour has also trained with the first team throughout the 2019 season. The Cary native has starred for the NCFC Academy's U-18/19 squad and also saw the field for head coach Tom Harris' NCFC U-23 squad this past summer in USL League Two action.
Armour, one of the 21 players selected for the upcoming tournament by head coach Raphael Wicky, has 18 U-17 caps and will be part of the U.S. squad that takes on Senegal (Oct. 27), Japan (Oct. 30) and Netherlands (Nov. 2) in the group stage.
2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; U-17 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC; Chino Hills, Calif.; 4/0), 1-Damian Las (Fulham/ENG; Norridge, Ill.; 19/0), 12-Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; London, England; 7/0)
DEFENDERS (7): 15-Sebastian Anderson (Colorado Rapids; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 4/0), 13-Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.; 18/0), 3-George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.; 8/1), 4-Nicolas Carrera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas; 3/0), 14-Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.; 17/0), 5-Kobe Hernandez-Foster (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 23/3), 2-Joe Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.; 19/1)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 18-Maximilian Dietz (Freiburg/GER; Frankfurt, Germany; 2/0), 17-Ethan Dobbelaere (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.; 3/0), 8-Bryang Kayo (Orange County SC; Poolesville, Md.; 8/1), 6-Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.; 7/0), 16-Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.; 25/2)
FORWARDS (6): 7-Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.; 15/7), 20-Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.; 11/1), 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Merced, Calif.; 24/9), 9-Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas; 15/5), 10-Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; Bedford, N.Y.; 15/8), 11-Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.; 12/7)
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