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Rayshaun McGann called up to U.S. Under-16s for Netherlands trip

U-14 defender Rayshaun McGann will join the U.S. Under-16 team for the second time this year on a trip to the Netherlands for the Netherlands International Tournament March 7-16.

Under-14 defender Rayshaun McGann received his second youth international call-up of the year to join the United States Under-16 team on a trip to Rotterdam, Netherlands, for a March 7-16 trip to take part in the Netherlands International Tournament.

McGann played with the U-16 team in the Aegean Cup in Turkey in January, starting and playing the full 80 minutes in the first of their three games in the tournament. The U.S. won the one game he played in by a score of 2-0 over Romania, but lost their last two matches to finish the tournament with a 1-2 record.

McGann also traveled with the Union Academy U-16 team for the Generation Adidas East Regionals in Florida in February. He and teammate Iverson Brisma were the only members of the U-14 team on that trip, a successful one for the team that saw them advance to the final group stages of the tournament.

The 15-year-old defender joined the Academy last fall after spending the 2013-14 season with Boca United Football Club's U-13/14 team in his native Florida, the same club Union U-18 forward Sebastian Elney played with before joining the Union Academy. Prior to that, McGann played with the Wellington Wave Soccer Club in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

He has appeared in seven games, starting six times for the U-14s since joining the club. He'll miss two games with the U-14 team since they resume play this Sunday against the Baltimore Bays at Harford Community College and play Continental FC Delco at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken on March 14.

The Shaun Tsakiris and Luchi Gonzalez-coached U.S. squad will play the Republic of Ireland on March 11, the Czech Republic on March 13 and the Netherlands on March 15.