Under-17 World Cup

U.S. youth teams: Lletget, Gyau out of U-20 trip; U-17s set for Tuesday draw

U.S. Soccer Federation

The United States Under-20 national team is set to take on France in two friendlies this week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday, but two of the more highly touted Americans expected to play in the games won't be available.

Sebastian Lletget and Joe Gyau, initally named to the roster for the trip, won't be with the club "due to slight injuries they have picked up with their clubs," according to U.S. Soccer. Acting manager Tab Ramos will not replace them on the roster and will have an 18-man team instead of 20.

The U.S. U-17s, meanwhile, await their fate for this summer's World Cup in Mexico. The draw for the event takes place this afternoon at about 2 p.m. in Mexico City, and the United States is among the top six seeds along with host Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and England.

What do you think about the U-20 development? Who do you look to step up in place of Lletget and Gyau? How do you think the U-17s will fare this summer?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Mat

    That French U-20 team is pretty awesome. Would be interesting to see how our guys match up.


  • eee

    It’s because not replacing injured players worked so well for our U-20 team in World Cup qualifying!!


  • Josh D

    Just in the tournament. Seeding is not done the same as the big leagues. To begin with, the u17 team switches so many players, it’s pretty unfair to call any one team better than another when half the roster will change by next set of matches.

    u17s are for enjoying the wide range of talents that are coming through.


  • Nick

    Bummed that they didn’t call in Fabian H├╝rzeler… or was there a reason why he wasn’t called in? gotta get him on board before Germany tries to turn him


  • DeLarge

    WE tried to turn him. And we’re still trying.

    Word is he had his exams to take care of back home.


  • TacoMonsterYumYum

    U-17 #USMNT group for the FIFA U-17 World Cup: USA, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and New Zealand


Add your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More from SBI Soccer


A total of seven players still taking part in the MLS playoffs lead the way in the SBI MLS Best XI, including a trio of Columbus Crew players and representatives from all four teams still alive in the MLS (…)


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,031 other followers