2012 Boys Club Top players to watch
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- 1. Raul Mendiola
- F - Arsenal FC, Alta Loma, California
THE SKINNY: Dynamic and exciting dribbler who is an exceptional playmaker on the field. He is the two-time Development Academy Player of the Year who is rumored to be sought after by a few high-profile professional clubs.
- 2. Marc Pelosi
- M - U.S. U-17s, Sunnyvale, California
THE SKINNY: Extremely polished player capable of defending or playing as a midfielder. Possesses a wealth of international experience including his time at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.
- 3. Alfred Koroma
- F - U.S. U-17s, Sunnyvale, California
THE SKINNY: Tall, fast and skillful up front, he brings a unique dynamic element to the U.S. U-17 national team. He's extremely difficult to mark and is a constant threat.
- 4. Alejandro Guido
- M - U.S. U-17s, Chula Vista, California
THE SKINNY: A dangerous attacker who thrives at running at defenders. Also played at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, he has good size and skill.
- 5. Mario Rodriguez
- F - U.S. U-17s, North Hollywood, California
THE SKINNY: A physical striker with a bright future. Rodriguez is often the target of opposing defenses who try to corral his dangerous runs and goal-scoring ability.
- 6. Andrew Souders
- D - U.S. U-17s, Amherst, Ohio
THE SKINNY: A technically proficient player with great leadership -- was named a captain of the U.S. U-17 team. Souders has good size and poise on the ball.
- 7. Andrew Oliver
- F - U.S. U-17s, Indianapolis, Indiana
THE SKINNY: Can get forward in a hurry. Another youth national team veteran, Oliver is a determined forward who works hard to get into scoring position.
- 8. Joseph Amon
- M - U.S. U-17s, Summerville, South Carolina
THE SKINNY: Valuable member of the U.S. U-17 World Cup squad. Amon is a defender that lacks imposing size but is strong and competes well.
- 9. Esteban Rodriguez
- M - U.S. U-17s, Bell Gardens, California
THE SKINNY: Small, but quick and dangerous; Rodriguez is an athletic slashing attacker who is fearless.
- 10. Fernando Pina
- GK - U.S. U-17s, Houston, Texas
THE SKINNY: Rangy keeper who has good command in the box and is capable of making improbable saves.
To see the full list visit: 2012 Boys Club Players Top-100 Rankings.