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Bulls Abroad: Chris Gloster called to 2017 US U-17 Men's National Team Spring Residency

The RBNY Academy product continues his attachment to the US U-17 MNT.

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The US U-17 Men's National Team Spring Residency will feature 32 players, including one of the New York Red Bulls Academy's brighter prospects.

Chris Gloster has been a regular for the U-17s, so no great surprise that he has been called to a group of players that coach John Hackworth says will provide "the base of our qualifying roster".

Qualifying for the U-17 World Cup, to be specific. The CONCACAF U-17 Championship will run from April 21 to May 7. If the young Americans make it to the top four of that tournament (which is expected of them: they are very good), then they will qualify for the 2017 U-17 World Cup, which will be held in India in October.

A busy year ahead for the U-17s, and Gloster is currently thought to have a very good shot at being a significant part of it.

His call to the Sprig Residency means we won't see much of him at RBNY. Gloster is the youngest American to start in USL, but his ability to build on his appearance last season for NYRB II will be constrained by his US U-17 MNT obligations.

Nonetheless, this is hopefully the start of a enjoyable year rooting for the U-17s and Chris Gloster in international tournaments around the world.