Two NYCFC academy players will be competing in the 2017 U-15 CONCACAF Championship in Bradenton, Florida with the US U-15 Youth National Team.
Defender Joseph Scally and forward Giovanni Reyna, both members of NYCFC's U-15s, will join up with the USYNT ahead of the tournament, for which the squad was drawn into Group B alongside Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, and Costa Rica. The United States will be competing in Division 1 of the tournament, which is the only division eligible to compete in the semi-finals and finals.
This is just the second-ever edition of the tournament, and marks the first time the United States will be competing for the title.
The U.S. will kick off their tournament run on August 13th against Canada, followed by a match-up with Trinidad & Tobago on the 14th, and will close out the group stage against Costa Rica on Wednesday, August 16th. If the U.S. U-15s finish first or second in their group, they'll play in the semi-final round on August 17th, with a view to competing in the tournament final on August 19th.
U.S. U-15 Schedule
USA vs. Canada: August 13th
USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago: August 14th
USA vs. Costa Rica: August 16th
Semi-Final Round: August 17th
Final: August 19th
U.S. U-15 Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): JT Harms (Shattuck-Saint Mary's; Faribault, Minn.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.)
DEFENDERS (6): Axel Alejandre (FC United Soccer Club; Chicago, Ill.), George Bello (Atlanta United; Douglasville, Ga.), Mitch Eise (Sporting Kansas City; Springfield, Mo.), Mason Judge (Chargers Soccer Club; Tampa, Fla.), Kenny Nielsen (Pateadores; Irvine, Calif.), Joseph Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Josh Atencio (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Cesar Garcia (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5): Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.), Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Texas), Daniel Mangarov (Atlanta United; Duluth, Ga.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders; Fresno, Calif.), Giovanni Reyna (New York City FC; Bedford, N.Y.)