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SD Loyal’s Duran Ferree selected to U.S. squad for Concacaf U-17 Championship

By Staff, 02/06/23, 2:13PM EST


16-year-old professional signing joins squad after injury rules out Diego Kochen

San Diego Loyal SC goalkeeper Duran Ferree made two appearances for the side in the 2022 USL Championship season after becoming the youngest professional signing in club history. | Photo courtesy San Diego Loyal SC

CHICAGO – U.S Soccer announced on Monday that San Diego Loyal SC goalkeeper Duran Ferree had been added to the United States Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team squad for the upcoming Concacaf Men’s U-17 Championship in Guatamala. Ferree joins the squad as an injury replacement for goalkeeper Diego Kochen, who was ruled out due to an elbow injury.

Per tournament regulations, an injured player may be replaced up to 24 hours before the kick-off of a team’s first match of the competition. The replacement must come from the 60-player provisional roster and be approved by the tournament medical committee.

SD Loyal’s youngest signing in club history, Ferree made his professional debut for the club during the 2022 USL Championship season, appearing in two October matches. The goalkeeper earned his first U-17 call-up during the team’s January training camp and trained with the squad in August.

Ferree was initially named an alternate for the Concacaf U-17 Championship roster, FC Dallas goalkeeper Julian Eyestone will now train with the team as an alternate ahead of the tournament.

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