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Global Jul 19, 2016

U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team roster named for COTIF Tournament

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CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd International U-20 Men’s COTIF Tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain.

The U-19’s will return to Spain for the first time since competing in the Copa del Atlantico Tournament in Las Palmas in early February. The 22-player roster will include 10 players from April’s 2016 Slovakia Cup roster and three players from both previous tournament rosters, to compete in the team’s third tournament of 2016.

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The USA will face Venezuela on July 26, Mauritania on July 28, Spain on July 29 and finish group play against Bahrain on Aug. 1.

The U-19’s are coming off a three-game win streak after defeating Georgia (5-1), Ukraine (2-1) and Russia (2-1) to win the 2016 Slovakia Cup in late April.

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Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brady Scott (De Anza Force Academy; Petaluma, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Justin Vom Steeg (Unattached; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, Great Britain), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United; Trenton, N.J.), Donovan Pines (DC United; Clarksville, Md.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford University; Cupertino, Calif.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Christian Enriquez (Nomads FC; San Diego, Calif.), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z; Mary Esther, Fla.), Kevin Lankford (FC Heidenheim; Heidenheim, Germany), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, Ill.), Devin Vega (San Antonio, Texas)

FORWARDS (4): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Abdulkadir Haji (Seacoast United; Manchester, N.H.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)

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