Five California natives are among a 22-player roster named by U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos. The U-20’s will face Germany, the Netherlands, and England in the 2016 U-20 Men’s Four National Tournament that is set to take place in Manchester, England.
The five California players named to the roster include goalkeepers Jonathan Klinsmann (Cal; Newport Beach) and Justin Vom Steeg (Fortuna Dusseldorf; Santa Barbara), defender Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk), and midfielders Luca De La Torre (Fulham; San Diego) and Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro; Orange County). The tournament kicks off on Wednesday for the U-20’s. They face Germany at 7:00 a.m. then square off against the Netherlands on October 7th at 7:00 a.m. The final match is against the host country England on October 10th at 11:00 a.m. All times are PT.
This tournament serves as preparation for the upcoming 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will take place in South Korea next May. Qualification for a spot in the 2017 World Cup will take place between next February and March in Costa Rica. England and Germany have already qualified.
Ramos has called in a strong roster that includes 17 professional players. Some other named to become familiar with are Cameron Carter Vickers (Tottenham), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool), and Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal).
Below is the full roster
2016 U-20 MNT Four Nations Tournament Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Fortuna Dusseldorf; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Marlon Fossey (Fulham; Surbiton, England), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.), Toni Suddoth (VfB Stuttgart), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel FC; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Luca De La Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Bethlehem Steel FC), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool., Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Weston McKinnie (Schalke 04; Little Elm, Texas), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro; Orange County, Calif.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal; Bethesda, Md.)
FORWARDS (5): Jeremy Ebobisse (Charleston Battery; Bethesda, Md.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Park City, Utah), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)