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Two Academy Players to represent US U-17s to kick off 2020-21 cycle

Two Atlanta United Academy players will represent the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team at its first training camp of the 2020-21 cycle. Efrain Morales and Caleb Wiley were selected as part of the team that will play at a UEFA Development Tournament at St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent, England. The USA will play Spain (Feb. 19), England (Feb. 21) and Denmark (Feb. 24).

A total of 20 players, all born in 2004, will represent the U.S. at the tournament. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004 are age-eligible for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The team will be coached by Larry Sunderland, Director of Player Development at FC Cincinnati.

Morales and Wiley are current members of the Academy’s U-17s. Morales, who recently finished a training stint with Manchester United, has appeared in eight matches with four starts during the 2019-20 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season. Wiley has appeared in 12 matched with 11 starts.

U-17 USMNT Roster by Position (Club; Hometown)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeffrey Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake; Herriman, Utah), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)

DEFENDERS (8): Logan Batiste (Inter Miami CF; Greenacres, Fla.), Kobi Henry (Inter Miami CF; Miami, Fla.), Samuel Jones (Philadelphia Union; Portsmouth, Va.), Antonio Leone (LAFC; Long Beach, Calif.), Efrain Morales (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Thomas Williams (Orlando City SC; Titusville, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Juan Alvarez (Seattle Sounders FC; Tukwila, Wash.), Eric Ayala (Tijuana/MEX; San Diego, Calif.), Zach Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah), Victor Valdez (LA Galaxy; Santa Ana, Calif.), Aethan Yohannes(AZ Alkmaar/NED; Springfield, Va.)

FORWARDS (5): Kaile Auvray (Lille/FRA; Kansas City, Kan.), Federico Oliva (Atletico Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.), Dantouma Toure (New York Red Bulls; Trenton, N.J.), Darren Yapi (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.)

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