SAN JOSE, Calif.– The San Jose Earthquakes homegrown midfielder Cruz Medina has been called to the United States U17 National Team for its upcoming training camp in Brazil from Sept. 29-Oct. 8. The camp will include two matches against Brazil on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 as part of the USA’s final preparations before the FIFA U17 World Cup in Indonesia.
Medina has been called to nine of the 11 U.S. U17 training camps since November 2021, most recently representing Team USA at the Václav Ježek Cup in the Czech Republic earlier this month. There, he made three appearances and netted a goal against Switzerland.
U17 MYNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN) – BRAZIL TRAINING CAMP
GOALKEEPERS (2): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal SC; San Diego, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrew Baiera (New York City FC; Darien, Conn.), Luca Bombino (LAFC; Saugus, Calif.), Christian Diaz (Los Angeles FC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Shawn Lanza (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.) Shakir Nixon (LAFC; Cerritos, Calif.), Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC; Dallas, Texas), Diego Garcia (North FC Dallas; Denver, Colo.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; Weston, Fla.), Paulo Rudisill (Los Angeles Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Adyn Torres (Atlanta United FC; Stone Mountain, Ga.)
FORWARDS (5): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, N.C.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Brian Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; Lake Forest, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.)