California Homegrowns: San Diego’s Brandon Vazquez leads U.S. scoring at U-17 World Cup

California Homegrowns: San Diego’s Brandon Vazquez leads U.S. scoring at U-17 World Cup

California Homegrowns is a feature that tracks the progress of all of professional soccer players from California. Check out the list for some familiar names! Let us know if we left a player out! 

 

U17 Men’s National Team

Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.) Captained the U.S. U-17 team in a 2-2 draw with Croatia on Oct 20th and lost 4-1 to Chile on Oct 23rd. Played 90 minutes in both games.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 270, Goals 0, Assists 0

Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.) Came off the bench in the 68th minute in the 2-2 draw against Croatia. Played 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Chile.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 202, Goals 0, Assists 0

Luca de la Torre (Fulham F.C. San Diego, Calif.) Played 83 minutes in the 2-2 draw against Chile before being replaced by Haji Wright. Assisted Christian Pulisic’s opening goal in the 20th minute. Played 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Chile. Assisted the lone U.S. goal scored by Brandon Vasquez.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 178, Goals 0, Assists 1

Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.) Made an appearance as a substitute when he came on in the 75th minute in the 2-2 draw with Croatia on Oct 20th. Came off the bench in the 65th minute in the 4-1 loss to Chile on Oct 23rd.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 127, Goals 0, Assists 0

Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.) Started and played 68 minutes in the 2-2 draw against Croatia before being replaced by Eric Calvillo. Came off the bench in the 69th minute of the 4-1 for Luca de la Torre.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 179, Goals 0, Assists 0

Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.) Started and played 75 minutes in the 2-2 draw against Croatia. Scored the second goal for the U.S. in the 40th minute. Started and played 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Chile. Scored the opening goal of the game in the 10th minute from a Luca de le Torre assist. Cautioned in the 54th minute.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 2, Minutes 165, Goals 2, Assists 0

Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.) Came off the bench in the 83rd minute in the 2-2 draw with Croatia. Also came off the bench in the 76th minute in the 4-1 loss to Chile.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 3, Minutes 85, Goals 0, Assists 0

Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.) Did not feature in the group stage games of the U-17 World Cup.
Final Tournament Stats: Matches 0, Minutes 0, Goals 0, Assists 0

 

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