USA Revolution IC17 Team Announced

After two seasons of camps, individual training, and scratch matches across the country, Tom Ellis has his thirty young men who will represent the USA at the 2017 AFL International Cup from August 5-19 in Melbourne.

"We had over 50 players competing for a spot on the 2017 International Cup this past weekend in Dallas," said Ellis in the announcement on the team's Facebook page.  "The coaches have been working hard the last 2 years to put the best team together. A lot of very good and talented players have been left off the list. Its a mix of old and new."

The players who didn't make the cut for Melbourne will be eligible to play in the Revos' tour of Europe next year.

Those selected represent 20 USAFL clubs, and include a number of first time Revos.  Several of them, including Seattle's Max DePina, L.A.'s Donald Lee, and Nashville's John Freeman, have only picked up the game in the years since the last IC, in 2014.  A total of ten selections are back from that squad in 2014 that finished in 8th place, among them Golden Gate's Brian Dragus, Philadelphia's Ryan McGettigan, and Columbus's Clyde Simpson.  St. Pete Swan Dustin Jones, entering his 18th USAFL season, is the veteran of the group.

Congratulations, gentlemen!  

Ben Carpenter-Nwaynyawu - Austin Crows
Max DePina - Seattle Grizzlies
Caleb Dougherty - Des Moines Roosters
Bryan Dragus - Golden Gate Roos
Brent Fisher - Minnesota Freeze
David Franco - Golden Gate Roos
John Freeman - Nashville Kangaroos
Ryan Garthright - Denver Bulldogs
William Gleason - Minnesota Freeze
David Grzesiak - Dallas Magpies
Erik Hanson - North Carolina Tigers
Kyle Johnson - Golden Gate Roos
Dustin Jones - St. Peterburg Saints
Ben Judge - Des Moines Roosters
Jeff Kraemer - Chicago Swans
Donald Lee - Los Angeles Dragons
Jay Levesque - Baltimore Washington Eagles
Tim Lindfelt - Golden Gate Roos
Michael Linehan - Austin Crows
Daniel Livy - Golden Gate Roos
Hamilton May - Des Moines Roosters
Mark McClure - Columbus Jackaroos
Ryan McGettigan - Philadelphia Hawks
Michael Murphy - New York Magpies
David Restrepo - Houston Lonestars / Melbourne Uni Blacks
Bobby Sears - Houston Lonestars
Clyde Simpson - Columbus Jackaroos
Buddy Spohn - Orange County Bombers / Melbourne Black Rock
Saleh Tyebjee - Sacramento Suns
Jason Wilhelm - Arizona Hawks

Staff:
Head Coach - Tom Ellis
Assistant - Dan Sarbacker
Assistant - Jason Becker
Assistant - Kyle Strenski
Scout - Martin Coventry
Runner - Jon Loring
Manager - BJ Gambaro
Assistant Manager - Brad Anderson

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