The United States Soccer Federation announced the under-17 players who would be joining the Bradenton Residency Academy's fall semester this year, and it includes two members of the New England Revolution under-16 team. Defender/midfielder Guyllian Kabala and midfielder Declan McCabe will get an opportunity to participate in the early stages of qualifying for the 2013 CONCACAF u-17 Championship, with an eye toward qualification for the FIFA u-17 World Cup that same year.
Head coach Wilmer Cabrera has brought together a squad with a wealth of experience both at the USA under-15 level and in MLS academy programs. Founded in 1999, the Bradenton Academy has seen over 300 young soccer players pass through its doors, and more than 100 of them have gone on to play professional soccer. 24 have also been awarded at least one cap with the US Men's National Team, including the likes of Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley. Declan and Guyllian will certainly be working with staff who are well-versed in producing success.
They will also be joined by a healthy number of other MLS academy players. The Red Bulls academy takes the cake with a whopping seven players chosen, while Chivas USA and the San Jose Earthquakes are sending a pair each just like the Revs. The Seattle Sounders, FC Dallas and DC United are also represented.
Updated: Kabala is in his first year with the Revolution academy, having just joined the U16s during the last tryout. His older brother, Yannick, is also in the system at Foxboro. Guyllian has also participated in two U-15 boys national team training camps.
McCabe made 23 appearances - nine of them starts - for the U16s this past season, notching two assists. He has attended camps for the USA U-14 and U-15 national teams, and was a participant in US Soccer's ID2 program from 2007-2009. He was selected for a trip to Germany and the Netherlands in 2010.
The full roster is available after the jump.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Paul Christensen (Seattle Sounders FC; Woodinville, Wash.), Alek Gogic (New York Red Bulls; Fort Lee, N.J.) Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; South River, N.J.), Nedin Tucakovic (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Connor Donovan (NC Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Matt Nance (Vardar SC Freiburg; Washington, Mich.), Kevin Politz (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), John Requejo (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys and Girls Club; Silver Springs, Md.), Brandon Tetro (New York Red Bulls; Colts Neck, N.J.), Thomas Ziemer (Atletico Santa Rosa; Glen Allen, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA; Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.), Steven Echevarria (New York Red Bulls; Slate Hill, N.Y.), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Guyllian Kabala (New England Revolution; Manchester, N.H.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), Declan McCabe (New England Revolution; Weston, Mass.), Herber Mejia-Flores (McLean Youth Soccer; Manassas Park, Va.), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC; Powder Springs Ga.), Dean Rutherford (NC Alliance; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier; West Haven, Conn.)
FORWARDS (8): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Danya Kafai (Juventus Sports Club; Redwood City, Calif.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls; South Orange, N.J.), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire Academy; Lithonia, Ga.)