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Andrew Rick and CJ Olney called up to United States U-17 team



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Philadelphia Union II and Union U-17 teammates Andrew Rick and CJ Olney Jr. have been called up to a United States Under-17 camp happening in Palm Beach, Florida this week.

Rick, a goalkeeper, and Olney, a midfielder/winger, were both on the Union U-17 team that recently won the Generation adidas Cup in Florida. They are among 23 players at the camp that is happening through April 24.

The camp is part of preparations for the U-17 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled for November/December.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Julian Eyestone (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Andrew Rick (Philadelphia Union; Berwyn, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (8): Matai Akinmboni (D.C. United; Upper Marlboro, Md.), Noahkai Banks (Augsburg/GER; Dietmannsried, Germany), Christian Diaz (Los Angeles FC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Sawyer Jura (Portland Timbers; Bend, Ore.), Shawn Lanza (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Peyton Miller (New England Revolution; Unionville, Conn.), Adrian Pelayo (Portland Timbers; Stayton, Ore.), Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Christopher Aquino (Seattle Sounders FC; Pasco, Wash.), Alejandro Granados (Orlando City SC; Alicante, Spain), Taha Habroune (Columbus Crew SC; Columbus, Ohio), Aaron Heard (St. Louis City SC; Fairfax, Va.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; Weston, Fla.)

FORWARDS (6): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, N.C.), Brian Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; Lake Forest, Calif.), Christopher Olney (Philadelphia Union; Hillsborough, N.J.), Ruben Ramos Jr. (LA Galaxy; La Puente, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.)

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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