Timbers Academy’s Jura, Shaul get U.S. U-17s call-up for upcoming tournament


PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers Academy midfielders Sawyer Jura and Ian Shaul have been called up by the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team for the Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Zlin region of the Czech Republic from Sept. 16-26.

Both Jura and Shaul made head coach Gonzalo Segares’ 20-player roster, where they’ll face U-18 teams from Slovakia, Germany and the Czech Republic. Both players recently participated in U.S. U-17s training camp held in August in California.

Vaclav Jezek Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 21
USA vs. Slovakia - Hulin Stadium - 7 a.m. PT

Friday, Sept. 23
USA vs. Germany - Dolni Nemci Stadium - 7 a.m. PT

Sunday, Sept. 25
USA vs. Czech Republic - Dolni Nemci Stadium - 2 a.m. PT

The U.S continues preparations for the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship, recently announced to be held in Guatemala from Feb. 11-22.