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McBean, Pelosi highlight U.S. U-17 CONCACAF championship roster


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Los Angeles Galaxy recent homegrown signing Jack McBean is among the 20 players who will suit up for the United States in the Under-17 CONCACAF championship in Jamaica, which starts next week.

Joining McBean is one of the U-17's top scoring threats, Marc Pelosi (pictured above), who has six goals in 20 appearances with the team. Also on the team is the lone non-residency player, FC Cologne's Matt Dunn.

MLS Academy members on Wilmer Cabrera's roster include Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Fernando Pina, Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna, FC Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta and Columbus Crew defender and captain of the U-17s, Andrew Souders.

The United States is in the same group as Cuba and Panama and begins play against Cuba on Monday. If the U.S U-17s finish in the top two of their group, they will play either Costa Rica, El Salvador or Haiti in the quarterfinals with a trip to the U-17 World Cup in Mexico on the line.

Here is the U.S. U-17 CONCACAF championship roster:


GOALKEEPERS – Kendall McIntosh (Mustang Academy); Fernando Pina (Houston Dynamo).

DEFENDERS – Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Joe Amon (South Carolina United FC), Zach Carroll (Vardar), Mobi Fehr (Tokyo Verdy 1969), Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey), Andrew Souders (Columbus Crew).

MIDFIELDERS – Jordan Allen (Empire United), Matt Dunn (FC Cologne), Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier), Marc Pelosi (De Anza Force), Esteban Rodriguez (Cosmos Academy West), Tarik Salkicic (Strictly Soccer), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids).

FORWARDS – Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC), Alfred Koroma (Solar Chelsea SC), Jack McBean (Los Angeles Galaxy), Andrew Oliver (Westside United), Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs).


What do you think of the United States' group? Who are you looking forward to seeing play?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Danny Zaid is missing too whom had previously received praise from Cabrera. But this is the core group which played the Nike Tourny and ended 3rd place with solid competition. I have no doubt this team will dominate down there.

  2. Neither do Iniesta, Xavi, Messi, or Bale. Soccer is about skill and brains, not athleticism. That’s why the all the Africans nations do poorly in the World Cup.

    You can have all the athleticism in the world but that means anything if you don’t have the skill or brains

  3. Rodriguez is a stud but I believe he is dealing with an injury. And yet, he’s still being brought onto the trip. When healthy, the kid is a beast.

  4. I’m saw Mario Rodriguez play before and looked very good for a 17 y.o. I wonder if it was a fluke or is he just being brought up slow up the ranks.

  5. Interesting was listed as a defender when he was on the U-15 team. Now he is one of the team’s leading scorers and I think it is not all from set plays.

  6. They are not directly related according to photos. All her grandkids are under 10 and all her kids are grown. Maybe a great nephew or something though.


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