Sounders forward Victor Mansaray has been called into the U-18 USMNT ahead of the 2015 Copa Chivas Internacional in Guadalajara, Mexico, the club announced Tuesday.
The U.S. opens the tournament on Friday against Monarcas Moreila, takes on Cruzeiro Esporte Clube the following day, Club Tijuana on Feb. 2 and Club Deportivo Universidad Católica on Feb. 3. The top eight seeds advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal stage, which begins February 5, followed by the semifinal round on February 6. The title match is slated for February 7.
Mansaray, 17, signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Sounders in November and most recently played for the U-18 USMNT in December, when the squad wrapped up its 2014 campaign with two matches against Germany.
Below is the full squad:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Strikers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): David Burns (San Juan SC; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), DJ Mason (Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL; Morrisville, N.C.); Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Boakye (Oakwood SC; Glastonbury, Conn.), James Murphy (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton SC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic PSG; Libertyville, Ill.), Evan Waldrep (Creighton; Peoria, Ariz.), Eryk Williamson (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.), Sean Wilson (Philadelphia Union; West Chester, Pa.), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (4): Sebastian Elney (Philadelphia Union; Boca Raton, Fla.), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake AZ; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.)