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USA U-17s face Arnett U-20s in friendly clash

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp

The United States of America (USA) Under-17 team will continue its friendly series of games when they face an Arnett Gardens FC Under-20 aggregation today at Jamaica College playing field. Match time is 3 p.m.

USA defeated Jamaica Under-17 team 3-0 on Wednesday at Stadium East in the first of two games between the teams.

Now, the USA, who, like Jamaica, are preparing for the CONCACAF stage of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Qualification will engage local club team Arnett Gardens.

Coach of Arnett Gardens Jerome 'Jerry' Waite says he is looking forward to the game.

"It will be a good experience for our players. It's a first time a local club team will be playing against a USA national youth team. We will be taking the game seriously," Waite told The Gleaner yesterday.

Waite was not able to disclose his full squad but said he is expecting players such as former Jamaica College winning Manning Cup captain Orlando Brown, Jamar Purcell, Dimani Deacon, Kimmarley Arbouine and Shamarley Clayton to be included.

The USA squad reads - Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin Garces, Ethan Bartlow, Christopher Gloster, Jaylin Lindsey, Rayshaun McGann, Carlo Titaccio, James Sands, Arturo Vasquez, Chadler Vaughn, George Acosta, Isaac Angking, Christopher Durkin, Blaine Ferri, Christopher Goslin, Adrian Villegas, Ayomide Akinola, Andrew Carleton, Zyen Jones, Bryan Reynolds Jnr., Joshua Sargent and Tonny Temple.