Rongen Names U-20 World Cup Roster

Rongen Names U-20 World Cup Roster

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 28, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • U20 World Cup

U.S. Under-20 Menís National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has finalized the 21-player roster that play at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup from Sept. 24-Oct. 16 in Egypt. Several are comprised of MLS players.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn, Ga.), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton, Wis.), Brian Perk (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC; Syracuse, N.Y.), Kyle Davies (FC Dallas; Danville, Calif.), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame; Dorchester, Mass.), Ike Opara (Wake Forest; Durham, N.C.), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Sheanon Williams (Unattached; Boston, Mass.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo; Glendale, Ariz.), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabak; Oslo, Norway), Dilly Duka (Rutgers; Montville, N.J.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.), Jared Jeffrey (Club Brugge; Richardson, Texas), Brian Ownby (Virginia; Glen Allen, Va.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Michael Stephens (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.)

FORWARDS (4): Sam Garza (Denver; Highland Village, Texas), Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas; Rockford, Ill.), Brek Shea (FC Dallas; College Station, Texas), Tony Taylor (Jacksonville; Jacksonville, Fla.)

FC Dallas gets hit the most as we all expected with five players being called up into action. Chivas USA and Houston each have one youngster going.

It will be curious to see how well this team does in Egypt.

Every game of the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be shown live on the ESPN family of networks. The first US game will be shown live on ESPN Classic andESPN360.com at 9:55 a.m. ET. The remaining two group games will be shown live on ESPN2.

  • SDM

    Not exactly a sexy roster. At least compared to the 2007 version. How exactly does Sheanon Williams, who hasn't played in College or with a club in almost a year, make this roster? He may be fantastic, but how can Rongen know that? Plus, he couldn't possibly be in game shape. Very curious.

  • SDM

    Not exactly a sexy roster. At least compared to the 2007 version. How exactly does Sheanon Williams, who hasn’t played in College or with a club in almost a year, make this roster? He may be fantastic, but how can Rongen know that? Plus, he couldn’t possibly be in game shape. Very curious.

  • Ives

    FYI, you spelled the coach's name wrong in the title….

  • WVHooligan

    thank you Mr. Ives for catching that…it's corrected now

  • FYI, you spelled the coach’s name wrong in the title….

    • thank you Mr. Ives for catching that…it’s corrected now

  • stephano

    sheanon has played with carolina dynamo all summer and trained with the national u 20 team. He also trains with the revolutions. He is the top right back in this country at his age. no one else seems to beat him out of this position. plus he can score. former striker. do your home work guys and you will understand how important he is for this squad.

  • stephano

    sheanon has played with carolina dynamo all summer and trained with the national u 20 team. He also trains with the revolutions. He is the top right back in this country at his age. no one else seems to beat him out of this position. plus he can score. former striker. do your home work guys and you will understand how important he is for this squad.