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Global Jun 24, 2016

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team roster named for NTC Invitational

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 21-player roster for the upcoming 2016 U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational set to take place from June 26-July 4 in Carson, California.

The USA will face Costa Rica on June 29 at 6 p.m. PT, Panama on July 1 at 6 p.m. PT and finish up against Japan on July 3 at 3 p.m. PT.

The second annual U-20 Men’s tournament held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson will be the second tournament of 2016 for Ramos and the U-20s as the USA recently competed in the 2016 Dallas Cup, defeating CF Monterrey Rayados (1-0), falling to Fulham FC (1-2) and drawing TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (3-3), with forwards Jeremy Ebobisse, Victor Mansaray and Emmanuel Sabbi and defender Aaron Herrera tallying for the USA.

Of the 21-player roster, nine play at the collegiate level, five play with MLS clubs, four compete abroad, two play with Development Academy clubs and one competes in the USL.

Five players – defender Marlon Fossey, midfielders Mukwelle Akle, Luca De La Torre, Weston McKinnie and forward Coy Craft – will join the U-20s for the first time in 2016, while Fossey, De La Torre and McKinnie receive their first U-20 MNT call-up.

The USA last competed in the inaugural NTC Invitational in 2014, drawing Australia 0-0 in the title match, and subsequently winning the tournament as the USA’s goal differential was better than Australia’s.

All six matches of the 2016 tournament will be streamed on

2016 U-20 MNT NTC Invitational Schedule

Date Match Time (All times in PT) Location
June 29 Panama vs. Japan 3 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1
June 29 USA vs. Costa Rica 6 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1
July 1 Japan vs. Costa Rica 3 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1
July 1 USA vs. Panama 6 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1
July 3 Costa Rica vs. Panama 12 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1
July 3 USA vs. Japan 3 p.m. | Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field 1

2016 U-20 NTC Invitational Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (9): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham FC; Surbiton, Great Britain), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKinnie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Jackson Yueill (UCLA; Bloomington, Minn.)

FORWARDS (5): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jeremy Ebobisse (Duke; Bethesda, Md.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic, Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Casa Grande, Ariz.)

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