Cameron Duke U.S. U-16 BNT - Val-de-Marne Tournament - Oct. 25, 2016

Sporting Kansas City Academy defender Cameron Duke helped the United States U-16 Boys’ National Team to a third-place finish at the 2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament in France last week.


Led by head coach Shaun Tsakiris, the United States opened the competition with a 2-1 win over England on Oct. 25 before falling 3-0 to Russia last Thursday. Duke and the U.S. ended their stay with a 2-0 defeat to tournament champion France on Saturday.


Duke earned starts against England and France to gain further international pedigree, having previously featured in eight U.S. BNT training camps at the U-14, U-15 and U-16 levels. A native of Olathe, Kansas, Duke first joined the United States U-16s in September for a training camp in Davis, California.


Duke, the younger brother of Swope Park Rangers captain Christian Duke, joined the Sporting KC Academy in 2012. He made 24 league appearances for the U-16s last season, helping the side qualify for the USSDA playoffs, and has started four USSDA matches in 2016-17.


Duke is one of seven current Sporting KC Academy players who have trained this fall with various U.S. youth national teams.


SKC ACADEMY: U.S. YNT PARTICIPATION - FALL 2016

<strong>U.S. YNT</strong>
<strong>PLAYER</strong>
<strong>POSITION</strong>
<strong>HOMETOWN</strong>
U-14s
Tyler Freeman<br> Tommy Williams
Midfielder<br> Goalkeeper
Shawnee, KS<br> Roeland Park, KS
U-15s
Gianluca Busio
Midfielder
Greensboro, NC
U-16s
Cameron Duke
Defender
Olathe, KS
U-17s
Jaylin Lindsey<br> Mason Visconti
Defender<br> Forward
Charlotte, NC<br> Lee's Summit, MO
U-19s
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
Nashville, TN