U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team kicks off January training camp
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) — U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named 24 players to his January Camp roster. The training camp, taking place from Jan. 15-23, will be held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.
The camp marks the first official gathering for the U-20 MNT in 2017. The team’s last assembly came in December when the U-20s traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica – the site of next month’s CONCACAF U-20 Championship – for a foreign training camp and pair of friendlies vs. the host nation.
As the team continues to prepare for the U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament, January Camp will serve as an opportunity for Ramos and his coaching staff to provide supplemental player development to the pool in addition to what players receive in their club environments.
“We are very excited to be getting closer to competing for a U-20 World Cup spot,” Ramos said. “We are now working with players within our core group of 35, and I am confident that with the hard work during this camp we will be closer to achieving our goals.”
The team’s final meeting before heading to Costa Rica will be a training camp in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 31-Feb 10. The first game for the United States at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, Feb. 18 against Panama.
- Josh Sargent, currently in Residency with the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team, is making his roster debut with the U-20 player pool
- Three players were selected in the M.L.S. Superdraft on Jan. 13: Miles Robinson (2nd overall by Atlanta United FC), Jonathan Lewis (3rd overall by New York City FC) and Jeremy Ebobisse (4th overall by Portland Timbers)
- Erik Palmer-Brown, the only player on the roster to play in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, rejoins the U-20 roster for the first time since 2015
Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, ENG), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; Arlington, Mass.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, UT), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappingers Falls, N.Y), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, TX), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jonathan Lewis (NYCFC; Plantation, Fla.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Ut.), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro F.C.; Orange County, Calif.), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.)
FORWARDS (4): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers, Bethesda, Md.), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United FC; Chula Vista, CA)