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One FC Dallas Academy Player Called Up US Under-17 Camp

7 MLS academy players among US Under-17 squad called to face Real Madrid Academy in Spain

US Soccer has released the 20-name picked by head coach Richie Williams for a US Under-17 national team trip to Spain that includes friendlies against the academy sides of Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

Seven of the 20 players selected come from MLS academies, including FC Dallas Academy midfielder Alejandro Zendejas from El Paso.

Williams' squad leaves for Spain on Wednesday and will train four days before taking on Real Madrid Academy on Sept. 30. They will then play a game against an undetermined opponent on Oct. 2 before taking on Rayo Vallecano Academy on Oct. 4.

This is the first round of play with the current roster in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

US UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy Academy; Altadena, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (8): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (PDA; Allentown, Pa.), Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), Edwin Lara (San Jose Earthquakes Academy; San Leandro, Calif.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Tanner Dieterich (Tennessee Soccer Club; Nashville, Tenn.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis), Brian Zelaya (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)

FORWARDS (4): Joe Gallardo (Monterrey FC; San Diego), Joshua Perez (Fiorentina; La Habra, Calif.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles)