Local product joins team in Brazil ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2023) – San Diego Loyal SC goalkeeper Duran Ferree has been called up to the United States Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team for an international training camp taking place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8 in Sorocaba, Brazil. His third call up of 2023, Ferree was part of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team during the CONCACAF U-17 Championships in February.
“As a club we are proud of Duran’s development in every aspect,” said SD Loyal Head Coach Nate Miller. “He is improving at a rapid rate. This camp is a big step in his push to play in the U-17 World Cup, which is an incredible platform. We expect Duran to play at a high standard and represent his club and country at an elite level.”
Ferree has been called up by Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team Head Coach Gonzalo Segares as part of a 20-player roster of the top American players from around the world. The United States and Brazil have each qualified to 18 FIFA U-17 World Cups, the most in the world, and will face off in two friendlies on Oct. 4 and 6 in preparation for the 2023 edition of the tournament.
The camp represents the final gathering before Segares names his final roster for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia taking place from Nov. 10-Dec. 2. The U.S. is scheduled to face Korea Republic (Nov. 12), Burkina Faso (Nov. 18) and France (Nov. 18) in Group E play.
U-17 MYNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal SC; San Diego, Calif.), Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrew Baiera (New York City FC; Darien, Conn.), Luca Bombino (LAFC; Saugus, Calif.), Christian Diaz (Los Angeles FC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Shawn Lanza (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.) Shakir Nixon (LAFC; Cerritos, Calif.), Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC; Dallas, Texas), Diego Garcia (North FC Dallas; Denver, Colo.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; Weston, Fla.), Paulo Rudisill (Los Angeles Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Adyn Torres (Atlanta United FC; Stone Mountain, Ga.)
FORWARDS (5): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; High Point, N.C.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Brian Romero (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; Lake Forest, Calif.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.)
Ferree was first called up to the Under-17 National Team in January for a domestic training camp before being added to the 2023 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship roster a month later. He went on to make three appearances in the U-17 World Cup Qualifying tournament, recording two clean sheets. Ferree first caught the attention of U.S. Soccer after making club history as the first Loyal Select product to move through the SD Loyal development pathway and sign a professional contract with the first team. The San Diego native was 15 years old when he signed with SD Loyal, making him the youngest player in club history. Ferree played in two regular season matches in 2022, including making his first-ever start against New Mexico United on Oct. 9. The goalkeeper has been the backup to Koke Vegas in 2023, logging 270 minutes in three starts.
Ferree first joined the inaugural Loyal Select team on April 22, 2021. After a standout season with Loyal Select, Ferree signed a USL Academy contract on Jan. 28, ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season before signing his professional contract with SD Loyal on Sept. 14.