- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 26, 2010
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- U20 National Team
US U-20 manager Thomas Rongen released the 20-man roster for the upcoming four-team tournament in Peru, which begins Sept. 6. Many of the players who competed in the Milk Tournament are not on the roster due to collegiate obligations, leading this group to be comprised of professional- and academy-based players.
The U.S. U-20s will face Paraguay, 2011 U-20 FIFA World Cup host Colombia and tournament host Peru over a five-day span.
Here’s the U-20 roster for the tournament:
GOALKEEPERS – Samir Badr (Porto), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town)
DEFENDERS – Gale Agbossoumonde (Braga), Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA), Christian Flores (Club Tijuana), Greg Garza (G.D. Estoril Paia), Emilio Orozco (Tigres), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore)
MIDFIELDERS – Victor Garza (Tigres), Kevin Huezo (Pachuca), Francisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo), Ernest Nungaray (Morelia), Moises Orozco (Tigres), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA)
FORWARDS – Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha Berlin), Adrian Ruelas (Santos Laguna), Omar Salgado (Portland Timbers)
A lot of good young talent on this roster. I’m pretty interested in seeing guys like Jermoe Kiesewetter and Adrian Ruelas. Not to mention all the MLS academy players that are getting their shots on this roster as well.
Seven players on this roster play in Mexico professionally. Two of the guys play in Germany for Hertha Berlin.
This tournament should be a good training ground for these guys as they get set to qualify soon for the U20 World Cup next year in Columbia. The CONCACAF qualifying is slated for early next year according to the release.