A couple of weeks ago, US U-17 Men's National Team head coach John Hackworth named 32 players to the program's Fall Residency roster. But he has only selected 18 of those players to the 22-man squad that has traveled to Jamaica for a pair of November friendlies, as the coach continues to explore and refine his player pool for next year's CONCACAF U-17 Championship.
Among the 18 players who are both part of the US U-17 MNT residency program and the latest training camp squad: New York Red Bulls Academy prospect Chris Gloster.
Gloster has been a regular call-up for Hackworth in the current U-17 cycle. The Jamaica camp will see the US U-17s take on their Jamaican counterparts on November 2 and November 6.
The U-17 Reggae Boyz played in September's CFU U-17 Championship, finishing third in the Caribbean's showpiece tournament for the age-group. As such, they will be present at next year's CONCACAF U-17 Championship, so the US is getting a look at a potential opponent in the competition in which it needs to succeed to qualify for the 2017 U-17 World Cup.