Cameron Duke U.S. U-16 BNT - Val-de-Marne Tournament - Oct. 25, 2016
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Cameron Duke and U.S. U-16s compete at Val-de-Marne Tournament in France

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

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