US U-17 stars Reyna, Ocampo-Chavez graduate to U-23 team

U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO (AP) Sixteen-year-old Gio Reyna and 17-year-old Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez were invited to the U.S. under-23 team training camp by coach Jason Kreis.

Reyna, a son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna, scored a team-high six goals for the Americans at last month’s CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, where the Americans lost to Mexico in the final. Ocampo-Chavez scored four goals in the tournament.

Twenty-one players were asked to the training camp, which started Sunday in Herriman, Utah, and runs through June 16.

The under-23 team is preparing for Olympic qualifying.


Goalkeepers: JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Andrew Thomas (Stanford), Justin Vom Steeg (LA Galaxy)

Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Jack Maher (Indiana University), Sam Rogers (Seattle Sounders), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), George Acosta (unattached), Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal), Cameron Lindley (Orlando City SC), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes), Gedion Zelalem (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders), Gio Reyna (unattached)