Sebastian Lletget making progress at West Ham

Soccernet has a good article about 17-year-old American Sebastian Lletget, who currently plies his trade at West Ham. Sounds like he’s doing well and could make his debut this year.

According to scout Mike Leigh, West Ham super scout Jimmy Hampson once told him that Lletget is the best 14-year-old to ever play for the famed club. Keep in mind, West Ham has developed, among others, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole.

Read the article here.

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Luis Gil to Real Salt Lake

The Deseret News is reporting that US U-17 starlet Luis Gil has been traded from Kansas City to Real Salt Lake today in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick, an international roster spot and a portion of future transfer fees if Gil is sold to an foreign club.

That didn’t take long. Everyone figured that he wouldn’t stay with the Wizards, but I think most people were betting on Seattle and the two LA clubs to win his services. Hopefully, he won’t go the Nikolas Besagno route.

U.S. U-17 World Cup TV schedule

All of the American’s matches in the U-17 world cup will be televised here in the States:

-Mon Oct 26
Spain v USA – 2pm ET on ESPNU & Galavision
-Thu Oct 29
USA v Malawi – 11am ET on ESPNU
-Sun Nov 1
USA v UAE – 10am ET on ESPNU

These are all available on ESPN360 as well.

Luis Gil to Arsenal not a done deal

Soccer by Ives is reporting that Luis Gil’s move to Arsenal has not been completed. Gil has received interest from other European clubs and is looking to turn his trip to the U-17 World Cup into a new contract.

U.S. announce roster for U-17 World Cup

The U.S. will open Group E play in Kano, Nigeria against Spain on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET). The team will stay at Sani Abacha Stadium to play Malawi on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. (11 a.m. ET) before moving to Ijebu-Ode and Gateway International Stadium to finish the first round against United Arab Emirates on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. (10 a.m. ET). All three of the American’s group games will be televised live on ESPNU and Galavision.

GOALKEEPERS: Keith Cardona (NY Red Bulls; Glen Rock, N.J.), Earl Edwards (La Jolla Nomads; San Diego, Calif.), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS: Zachary Herold (West Pines United FC, Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic; Indianapolis, Ind.), Boyd Okwuonu (Celtic Green; Edmond, Okla.), Tyler Polak (CSA Legacy; Lincoln, Neb.), Jared Watts (North Meck Storm; Statesville, N.C.), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride; Westfield, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS: Marlon Duran (Latino Americana; Ducanville, Texas), Luis Gil (Pateadores; Garden Grove, Calif.), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Jr.; San Pedro, Calif), William Packwood (Birmingham City, Concord, Mass.), Nick Palodichuk (Washington Premier; Battleground, Wash.), Alex Shinsky (Super Nova FC; York, Pa.)
FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (NY Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.J.), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal; Fontana, Calif), Andrew Craven (First Coast Kickers; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC; Davie, Fla.), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee; Huntington, N.Y.)

US Soccer Announces new U-17 residency class

GOALKEEPERS (4): Keith Cardona (New Red Bulls Academy; Glen Rock, N.J.), Earl Edwards (Nomads SC; San Diego, Calif.), Fernando Piña (Houston Dynamo Academy; Houston, Texas), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (14): Michael Ambrose (Texas Fire; El Paso, Texas), Andrew Chang (Sockers FC; Highland Park, Ill.), Jerome Cristobal (Derby County Wolves; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Zachary Herold (West Pines United FC, Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic; Indianapolis, Ind.), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire; Marietta, Ga.), Boyd Okwuonu (Celtic Green; Edmond, Okla.), Emilio Orozco (Rampage FC; Oxnard, Calif.), Marc Pelosi (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Tyler Polak (CSA Legacy; Lincoln, Neb.), Nathan Smith (Cal Odyssey; Clovis, Calif.), Andrew Souders (Columbus Crew Academy; Amherst, Ohio), Jared Watts (North Meck SC; Statesville, N.C.), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride; Westfield, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Atsou Ayah (Fusion FC Tampa; Tampa, Fla.), Sean Davis (Match Fit Chelsea; Holmdel, N.J.), Bryan Duran (Latino Americana; Ducanville, Texas), Irvin Gijon (Players Club; Las Vegas, Nev.), Luis Gil (Pateadores; Garden Grove, Calif.), Eric Gonzalez (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Aztecs Premier; Chula Vista, Calif.), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Jr.; San Pedro, Calif), Oscar Ortega (Albion SC; San Ysidro, Calif.), Nick Palodichuk (Washington Premier FC; Battleground, Wash.), Alex Shinsky (Super Nova FC; York, Pa.), Sebastian Velasquez (Arsenal FC; Los Angeles, Calif.)
FORWARDS (10): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls Academy; Barnegat, N.J.), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal; Fontana, Calif), Andrew Craven (First Coast Kickers; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Kellen Gulley (MS Chicago Fire Juniors; Clinton, Miss.), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC; Davie, Fla.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Red; Arlington, Texas), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Andrew Oliver (Westside United; Indianapolis, Ind.), Mario Rodriguez (Central Aztecs; North Hollywood, Calif.), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee NYC; Huntington, N.Y.)

We got a Nebraska boy in there! Is that the second U-17 group in a row with a Husker? Way to go my home state!