Academy News

NEWS: Four Quakes Academy Players Called to U.S. U17 National Team

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Four members of the Quakes Academy have been called to a United States U17 training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 10-20. San Jose is the only team to send four players and will make up one-fifth of the 20-player camp.

Defender Oscar Verhoeven, midfielders Cruz Medina and Edwyn Mendoza, and forward Fidel Barajas will represent San Jose as the U.S. plays friendlies against Argentina (March 15) and Uruguay (March 18).

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2006, are age-eligible for the 2022-23 U17 cycle, which culminates with the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Ryan Carney (New England Revolution), Diego Kochen (Barcelona/ESP)

DEFENDERS (6): Jayson Castillo (Seattle Sounders), Riley Dalgado (LA Galaxy), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders), Gershon Henry (Real Salt Lake),

Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Brian Carmona (Charlotte FC), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes), Luis Moreno (Houston Dynamo), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella/ESP)


Fidel Barajas (San Jose Earthquakes), Micah Burton (Austin FC), Bajung Darboe (Philadelphia Union), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo), Luke Zielinski (Philadelphia Union)