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Academy goalkeeper Chituru Odunze called up to U-17 USMNT for January camp

Whitecaps FC Academy goalkeeper Chituru Odunze has been called up to the United States U-17 men's national team for an upcoming training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida from January 4 to 13.

Odunze was last called up for the Nike International Friendlies in December, where he started and earned a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Turkey.

The camp will feature a matchup between the national team's U-17 and U-19 sides on Sunday, January 12.

Following an undefeated run at the 2018 Nike International Friendlies, acting U-17 MNT head coach Dave Van den Bergh has called 28 players back to Florida to begin 2019. Players born on or after January 1, 2002 are age-eligible to compete in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship and the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The roster includes 27 players born in 2002 and one born in 2003. 

U-17 Men's National Team Roster (Club; Hometown) 
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC; China Hills, Calif.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Bryan Dowd (FC United; Willow Springs, Ill.), Chituru Odunze (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; Calgary, Alberta)
DEFENDERS (9): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.), Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Mason Judge (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; Tampa, Fla.), Antino Lopez (Shattuck-St. Mary's; Las Vegas, Nev.), Joe Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Rickson van Hees (NEC Nijmegen/NED; Oss, Netherlands)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.), Maxi Dietz (Freiburg/GER; Frankfurt, Germany), Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Cesar Garcia (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Jack Imperato (Villarreal/ESP; San Jose, Calif.), Bryang Kayo (D.C. United; Poolesville, Md.), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.), Pablo Soares (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; Krefeld, Germany), Peter Stroud (West Ham United/ENG; Chester, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): Jack de Vries (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Kent, Wash.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Giovanni Reyna (Unattached; Bedford, N.Y.), Ray Serrano (Seattle Sounders FC; Graham, Wash.), Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.)