Good news for a couple of Chivas USA Academy products! Two players have been called up for U.S. Men's National Team youth rosters for their respective age groups.
First, Chivas USA Academy player Hugo Arellano was called up for the USMNT U-17 team by head coach Richie Williams for a training camp in Carson that is currently underway, and is scheduled to last through the weekend. Arellano has been part of the USMNT U-17 residency program in Florida, so being part of this training camp means he gets to play at home, in a sense. Arellano has also been a fixture on many recent U-17 call-ups.
Second, J.R. Eskilson is reporting on Top Drawer Soccer on Wednesday that Academy product and CUSA senior team member Marky Delgado has been called up by U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos for a training camp before friendlies against Chile, Bermuda, and Australia. Delgado has recently been integrated into the U-20 set-up, but has quickly established himself for Ramos and is likely to be in the reckoning when the U.S. goes through U-20 World Cup qualification. The CONCACAF qualification tournament will take place in January 2015, with the World Cup itself taking place in New Zealand in May and June of next year.
Additionally, it's worth noting that a former Chivas USA Academy player, Josh Perez, now with Fiorentina, was also called up to the U-17 camp by Williams. So CUSA Academy products are making a name for themselves.
Congrats to the Junior Goats getting the selections!
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