LI’s Scally Among 3 NYCFC Players At U.S. Youth Team Camp

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NYCFC's Joe Scally of Lake Grove. Photo: NYCFC

Three members of New York City FC, including Long Island’s Joe Scally, are taking part in a three-team U.S. Soccer training camp in Florida.

Scally, SandsPlayers with the men’s U-20, U-19 and U-17 teams are at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch. Training runs from January 4-13.

The camp will also feature round-robin matches among the three teams.

Scally of Lake Grove along with his NYCFC teammate Tayvon Gray of the Bronx are two of nine defenders called into the U-17 side. In addition, James Sands of Rye, N.Y., was one of five midfielders named to the U-19 team.

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Tayvon Gray

Other local players in camp include Omir Fernandez of the Bronx, who currently plays for Wake Forest, and Nebiyou Perry, of New York, N.Y, who plays in Germany for FC Köln. Both are with the U-20 team.

The camp begins an important year for the Men’s Youth National Teams. The U-20 MNT qualified for this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland by winning its second-straight CONCACAF U-20 Championship last November.

Coming off of last month’s Nike International Friendlies, the U-17 MNT continues its preparation for the 2018 CONCACAF U-17 Championship this spring. The team will aim to qualify for October’s 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.