Stuart Hawkins was officially named to the United States U17 World Cup team on Wednesday. Hawkins recently signed a first-team contract with the Sounders, but spent most of the season with Tacoma Defiance in MLS Next Pro, where he started 22 games and logged a little more 2,000 minutes for Wade Webber’s side.
Hawkins has been a regular for the U17s throughout this cycle, claiming 16 caps. Only Austin FC’s Micah Burton (17) has more youth national team caps.
The USA kicks off group stage play on Nov. 12 against South Korea, then plays Burkina Faso on Nov. 15 and finishes the group stage against France on Nov. 18. All three matches will be played at Jakarta International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will shown on FOX Sports and Telemundo platforms. The tournament runs through Dec. 2.
This will be the first U17 World Cup since 2019 after the 2021 edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ethan Dobbelaere, Danny Leyva and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez all made the USA team in 2019.
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; U-17 CAPS/GOALS; HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; 7/0; Castle Pines, Colo.), Zackory Campagnolo (Colorado Rapids; 1/0; Ft. Myers, Fla.), Duran Ferree (San Diego Loyal SC; 4/0; San Diego, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Noahkai Banks (Augsburg; 3/0; Dietmannsried, Germany), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; 14/0; Miramar, Fla.), Aiden Harangi (Eintracht Frankfurt; 11/1; Reston, Va.), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders FC; 16/0; Fox Island, Wash.), Tahir Reid-Brown (Orlando City SC; 0/0; Orlando, Florida), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; 16/0; Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Matthew Corcoran (Birmingham Legion FC; 1/0; Dallas Texas), Taha Habroune (Columbus Crew; 9/4; Columbus, Ohio), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; 18/6; San Francisco, Calif.), Peyton Miller (New England Revolution; 3/0; Unionville, Conn.), Santiago Morales (Inter Miami CF; 1/0; Weston, Fla.), Paulo Rudisill (Unattached; 18/2; Irvine, Calif.), Pedro Soma (UE Cornella; 16/1; Coconut Creek, Fla.)
FORWARDS (5): Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC; 4/2; High Point, N.C.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; 17/5; Mounds View, Minn.), Keyrol Figueroa (Liverpool; 10/8; Warrington, England), Bryce Jamison (Orange County SC; 4/0; Lake Forest, Calif.), David Vasquez (Philadelphia Union; 13/0; Los Angeles, Calif.)