Portland Timbers GK Of Nigerian Descent Named To United States Roster
Published: November 23, 2017
Portland Timbers GK Of Nigerian Descent Named To United States RosterPortland Timbers goalkeeper of Nigerian descent Kashope Oladapo has been called up to the United States U17 squad for a training camp ahead of the upcoming annual Nike International Friendlies in Lakeland Ranch, Florida.

The other goalkeepers named to the 24-player roster are Khamari Culcleasure (D.C. United), John Tyler Harms (Whitefish Bay) and Damian Las (Chicago Fire).

The 15-year-old Oladapo is among fifteen players with ties to MLS Academies invited to the national team by US U-17 head coach John Hackworth.

The United States face England on November 29, the Netherlands on December 1 before wrapping up group play against Brazil two days later, and four players will be axed before the start of the mini-tournament.

Kashope Oladapo trained with United Stated U15 team in January 2017.

United States Preliminary Roster For Nike Friendlies

GOALKEEPERS (4): Khamari Culcleasure (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.), John Tyler Harms (Shattuck- Saint Mary’s; Whitefish Bay, Wisc.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Kashope Oladapo (Portland Timbers; Happy Valley, Ore.)

DEFENDERS (7): Axel Alejandre (FC United Soccer Club; Chicago, Ill.), Sebastian Anderson (Colorado Rapids; Highlands Ranch, Co.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.), Mitchell Eise (Sporting Kansas City; Springfield, Mo.), Mason Judge (Chargers Soccer Club; Tampa, Fla.), Kenneth Nielsen (Pateadores; Irvine, Calif.), Joseph Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Joshua Atencio (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greenboro, NC), Adam Saldana (Real So Cal; Panorama City, Calif.), Gilbert Fuentes Perez (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Maximillian Goeggel (VFB Stuttgart; San Francisco, Calif.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, NJ)

FORWARDS (7): Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Tex.), Cade Hagan (Sockers FC; Naperville, Ill.), Diego Lopez (FC Golden State; Chino, Calif.), Daniel Mangarov (Atlanta United FC; Duluth, Ga.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Fresno, Calif.), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas; Frisco, Tex.), Ray Serrano (Seattle Sounders FC; Graham, Wash.)

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