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FC Dallas Academy Players Shaft Brewer and Brandon Servania Called in to U.S. U-18 National Team

Large identification camp looks to form core group for 2017 U-18 programming

FRISCO — FC Dallas Academy players Shaft Brewer and Brandon Servania, along with 26 other players, have been called into the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team by head coach Omid Namazi for the program’s initial training camp of 2017.

The camp, which will run Jan. 23-30 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., marks the beginning of the second year of the group’s U-18 cycle, which consists of players born Jan. 1, 1999 or later. The team last gathered at a joint domestic training camp with the U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team in November.

“The purpose of this camp is to identify new talent and expand our pool of players,” Namazi said in a U.S. Soccer Press Release. “For this camp, we have invited back some of the core players that we’ve identified through the last year. More than half of the players are either newer players we are inviting back to see how they’ve developed since our player identification camp last January, or brand new players who have never been invited to a previous Youth National Team camp.”

During the camp, the U-18s will play a few games for the team during the week against the U-17 National Team players currently in Residency at IMG Academy, including FC Dallas Homegrown signing Bryan Reynolds. The games will provide opportunity for the U-18’s to prove themselves against a talented and cohesive side. The U-18’s next meeting will be a domestic camp in March when the team will begin preparations for the Slovakia Cup, set to take place in April in Trnava, Slovakia.

Of the 28 players called into this camp, 24 have spent time in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while 23 are currently playing in the Development Academy.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3):  Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders;Tukwila, Wash.), Alec Smir (NC Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.)

DEFENDERS (10): Jose Alfaro (Chicago Fire: West Chicago, Ill.), Jonathon Esparza (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution Academy; West Hartford, Conn.), Jack Maher (Scott Gallagher; Caseyville, Ill.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Jake Morris (Seattle Sounders; Kirkland, Wash.), Stirling Russell (Seattle Sounders; Colorado Springs), Aedan Stanely (St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif), Aristotle Zarris ( LA Galaxy; Casa Grande, Ariz.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Abdi Faris (IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.), Christian Cappis (Texans SC Houston; Katy, Texas), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Andrew Paoli (San JoseEarthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Brian Perez (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Brimingham, Ala.), Noah Verhoeven (Vancouver Whitecaps; Surrey, B.C)

FORWARDS (8): Shaft Brewer (FC Dallas; Sacramento, Calif.), Griffen Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Will Inalien (Portland Timbers; Taramac, Fla.), Justin McMaster (Philadelphia Union; King of Prussia, Pa.), Alfred Perez (Weston FC; Miami, Fla.), Emanuel Perez (CASL; Garner, N.C.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution Academy; Hamilton, Mass.)