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Orange County SC goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes called up to U-17 USMNT

Youngster gets a look under new head coach.

Liza Rosales | Liza Rosales Photography (courtesy of Orange County SC)

U.S. Soccer unveiled the latest U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team roster, the first under new head coach (and Chivas USA legend) Raphael Wicky, and Orange County SC goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes was called up again to the 26-player squad.

The 17-year-old, who made his professional debut for Orange County against New Mexico United last month, earning USL Championship Save of the Week, was one of four goalkeepers called up to the group, for a training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. from Thursday to Monday. The training camp will be the last preparation ahead of Concacaf U-17 Championship, which will take place in May in nearby Bradenton, Fla.

It’s not clear yet if Cervantes will be part of that U-17 Championship group, but being in this camp seems to indicate he’s at least in the running. And with Orange County SC signing veteran goalkeeper Patrick McLain last week, the club can likely afford to release Cervantes if he is called up. Best of luck to him during this training camp.

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