Chivas USA Academy defender Hugo Arellano called up to U.S. U-17 National Team

Red-and-White Youth Academy product to participate with U-17 MNT in Josip Katalinski International Tournament in Bosnia-Herzegovina

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – Chivas USA Youth Development Academy defender Hugo Arellano has been called up to the U.S. Under-17

Men’s National Team led by Head Coach Richie Williams. Arellano and the youth national squad will compete in the Josip Katalinski International

Tournament that will run from April 3-6 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. After concluding their participation in the tournament, the American squad will play two friendly matches against Croatia’s U-17 National Team in Zagreb, Croatia.

Arellano, who has become a regular on the young Stars and Stripes team, is currently on international duty in the spring semester of the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. The Red-and-White Youth Academy product was most recently part of the U.S. U-15 National Team in 2013.

Beginning in September of 2013, Arellano joined the U-17 MNT for his first call-up, where he participated in domestic and international

tournaments.

The U.S. U17s will kick off action in the Katalinski tournament by facing Montenegro’s U-17 National Team on April 3 and then the Sarajevo Select U17s the following day. Based on the tournament results, the Americans will go on to face Bosnia, Belgrade or Macedonia’s U-17 MNT on April 6 in the placement match.

The U.S. will conclude their European trip with a pair of friendlies against Croatia’s U-17 MNT on April 8 and 10.

U.S. U-17 MNT SCHEDULE:

Josip Katalinski International Tournament:

April 3: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Montenegro; Otoka Stadium

April 4: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Sarajevo Select; Otoka Stadium

April 6: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. TBD (Placement Match); Grbavica Stadium

International Friendlies:

April 8: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Croatia; Stadium SRC Zapresic (NK ​​Inter Zapresic)

April 10: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Croatia; GNK Dinamo (Field No. 3)

U.S. U-17 MNT ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (2): William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va.), 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 (Unattached; Allentown, Pa.), Tanner Dieterich (TN Soccer

Club; Nashville, Tenn.), Edwin Lara (De Anza Force; San Leandro, Calif.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio),

Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas)

FORWARDS (6): Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), McKinze Gaines (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas Academy; Little Elm, Texas), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

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