In conjunction with the on-going CONCACAF U-17 Championship, U.S. Soccer have been releasing different features on some of the talented prospects on the USMNT U-17 team. They started with the team’s captain Josh Sargent and have followed it up with Atlanta United’s first ever Homegrown Player, Andrew Carleton.
Their five interesting facts about the artist affectionately known as “Frosted Orange” is an great read for anyone who wants some insight into the 16-year-old’s career so far and upbringing.
For @andrewcarleton7, soccer is a family affair.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) April 25, 2017
Learn more about the U-17 #USMNT striker & @ATLUTD homegrown.
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Even at such a young age, Carleton is paving the way for three of his siblings who are hoping to follow in his footsteps to become professional soccer players. In the video that accompanied the piece, he talks about how his 12-year-old brother Alan, who is a member of Atlanta United’s Academy, and how he enjoys being a mentor to him. He’s also got an even younger brother named John (10) and two sisters, Erin (15) and Coco (13).
It’s crazy to think that at 16, Andrew Carleton is already a role model and a professional, but here we are. Hopefully he has a successful tournament and returns to Atlanta to finally get his chance in MLS.