San Diego continues its trend of producing top soccer talent. U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams announced his 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup roster and four locals made the cut.
Defender Alexis Velela, midfielder Luca de la Torre and forward Joe Gallardo of San Diego are on the squad along with forward Brandon Vazquez from Chula Vista.
The U.S. is in Group A with Nigeria, Croatia and host country Chile. They’re scheduled to kick off World Cup group play Oct. 17th against Nigeria in Santiago. Their other matches are Oct. 20th against Croatia in Vina Del Mar and Oct. 23rd against Chile, also in Vina Del Mar.