Rivers School sophomore Declan McCabe has been selected to enter the US Soccer Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida starting in the fall. McCabe is one of just 40 chosen players under 15 who will go to prepare for the U17 World Cup in two years.
McCabe, a midfielder, is just the third player from Massachusetts to be selected since the program began in 1999. Among the others was Sheanon Williams, who left Rivers after the ninth grade in 2005 to go to Florida. Williams is now the starting right back for the Philadelphia Union in the MLS.