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Pynadath, Fuentes, Jones headline USMNT Under-17 roster for Nike International Friendlies

Joshua Pynadath, Gilbert Fuentes, and Noah Jones headline the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming Nike International Friendlies competition.

The tournament will run from November 14th-18th in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. and will also feature the U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team and the Netherlands and Turkey U-17 National Teams. Also, named to the pair of U.S. rosters are Axel Alejandre (U-17), Jack de Vries (U-16), and Moses Nyeman (U-16).

For the U.S. this competition will see another opportunity for numerous players to play with their respective National Teams. It will also give new players a look at the National Team setup and begin their exposure on the international stage.

As for the Netherlands and Turkey, this tournament will serve as preparation for the 2020 UEFA U-17 Championship, which occurs next May-June in Estonia.

Here’s a full schedule of the matches:

Thursday, Nov. 14

  • Netherlands vs. U.S. U-16 BNT, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Turkey vs. U.S. U-17 MNT, 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 16

  • Netherlands vs. Turkey, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • U.S. U-16 BNT vs. U.S. U-17 MNT, 6:30 p.m. ET

Monday, Nov. 18

  • U.S. U-16 BNT vs. Turkey, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Netherlands, 6:30 p.m. ET

Here’s the entire U.S. U-17 MNT roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Ethan Wady (Chelsea/ENG; Wake Forest, N.C.), Seth Wilson (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)

DEFENDERS: Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Antino Lopez (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Bryson Hankins (Seattle Sounders FC; Bakersfield, Calif.), Joshua Ramsey (Solar Soccer Club; Plano, Texas), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich City/ENG; Plano, Texas), Rickson van Hees (NEC Nijmegen/NED; Oss, Netherlands)

MIDFIELDERS: Jacob Davis (Sporting Kansas City; Rochester, Mich.), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Damian Rivera (New England Revolution; Cranston, R.I.), Pablo Soares (Bourssia Monchengladbach/GER; Krefeld, Germany)

FORWARDS: Sagir David Arce (Monarcas Morelia/MEX; Morelia, Mexico), Jack de Vries (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.), Jack Imperato (CD Roda/ESP; San Jose, Calif.), Noah Jones (RB Leipzig/GER; Berlin, Germany), Tucker Lepley (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Joshua Pynadath (Ajax/NED; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Bailey Sparks (Solar Soccer Club; Plano, Texas)

Here’s the entire U.S. U-16 BNT roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Anthony Ramos (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS: Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jonathan Gomez (FC Dallas; Keller, Texas), Noah Hall (Columbus Crew SC; Cincinnati, Ohio), Dante Huckaby (Philadelphia Union; Morgantown, W.V.), Eric Kinzner (Seattle Sounders FC; Tacoma, Wash.), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; Lakewood, Calif.), Casey Walls (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS: Javier Casas (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.), Daniel Edelman (Players Development Academy; Warren, N.J.), Sota Kitahara (Seattle Sounders FC; Edmonds, Wash.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Middle Village, N.Y.), Moses Nyeman (D.C. United; Riverdale, Md.)

FORWARDS: Patrick Bohui (Philadelphia Union; Harrisburg, Pa.), Tyler Freeman (Sporting Kansas City; Shawnee, Kan.), Alex Monis (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Ill.), Kevin Paredes (D.C. United; South Riding, Va.), Samuel Sarver (Columbus Crew SC; Beachwood, Ohio), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)


  1. To be crass, I hope this group (or these groups depending on how you look at it) is more promising than the group who stunk up at the WC recently in Brazil. They were pretty pitiful.

  2. LOL. I come here evry 4 or 5 weeks and if something is more terrible than GB nd Wicky it’ your tedious, obvious, repetitive, repetitive, repetitive. simplistic posts. Thsi si not a shot. Go look online. Over a decade of studies of people who do what u do on the net….day after day Look at the personality profile, and emotional state of those who do what u do. Then u can lash out with some witty remark deny that is u because u r “special” and “different”, which u r not, and keep heading down the abyss. BEst of luck to u….but I am not confident.

  3. Wow all of those prospects and look who we sent to the tournament in Brazil. Wicky and Beerholder kings of awful player selection. SMH!


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