Seven California Natives Named To U-20 Men’s National Team

Seven California Natives Named To U-20 Men’s National Team

The 2017 FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup is less than four months away and U-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 24-player roster for an 11-day training camp that will determine the 20 players who will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Among the 24 players traveling to the camp in Orlando that will be held from January 31-February 10 are seven California natives that include goalkeepers Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma), defender Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk), midfielders Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey; Santa Rosa) and Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro F.C.; Orange County), and forward Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United FC; Chula Vista)

The World Cup Qualifying Tournament is schedule to run from February 17 – March 5. The U.S. is in Group B and will face Panama on February 18, Haiti on February 21, and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24. The top two teams from each group will then be regrouped in a classification stage with three teams per group. The top two teams per group in this stage with automatically advance to the 2017 U-20 World Cup.

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 (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), John Nelson (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana University; Bloomington, Ind.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro F.C.; Orange County, Calif.), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.)

FORWARDS (6): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool F.C.; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; Plantation, Fla.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas; Libertyville, Ill.), Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United FC; Chula Vista, Calif.)

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    Jonathan Klinsmann…really? You are going to suggest that out of the hundreds of keepers you guys are suppose to look at DA system or thousands in the wider youth soccer system, that Jurgen’s kid is one of the best you can identify?

    No, what it says is the selection process is still driven by nepotism and politics and it is all right for all the Directors, DOC and coaches to push through less capable kids because they can follow your lead at the top. Oh, now you want to say it is just a few kids here and there, but I want to say you f…up the whole system when you allow such decision to be made. How the he.. can anyone get behind a national team when everyone understands there is a good chance we may never field the best players because this type of action is seen at all the U.S. Development Academies.

    Ra ra go U.S. Soccer.

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