Coach Glenn Myernick has named an 18-man roster for the U.S. U-23 team's Feb. 1-14 Europe tour.
The team, which will try to qualify for the 2004 Olympic tournament (a U-23 competition), currently comprises of players under age 21.
The squad named by Myernick, which will play at the Madeira International Tournament in Portugal and in a friendly in Italy, is led by six players with MLS experience: DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Kyle Beckerman (Colorado), D.J. Countess (MetroStars), Devin Barclay (San Jose) and defender Jose Burciaga (Kansas City).
It also includes three Project-40 signees who will enter the 2002 MLS SuperDraft: Brad Davis (Saint Louis University), Kelly Gray (Portland) and Kyle Martino (Virginia).
U.S. Under- 23 Men's Roster
(Portugal/Italy Tour Feb. 1-14)
Goalkeepers: D.J. Countess (MetroStars/MLS), Doug Warren (Clemson)
Defenders: Nelson Akwari (UCLA), Jose Burciaga (Kansas City/MLS), Philip Salyer (Werder Bremen/Germany), David Stokes (UNC), Chris Wingert (St. JohnÆs U.), Alex Yi (UCLA)
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago/MLS), Kyle Beckerman (Colorado), Brian Carroll (Wake Forest), Bobby Convey (D.C. United/MLS), Brad Davis (St. Louis U./P-40), Kyle Martino, Kyle (U. Virginia),
Forwards: Devin Barclay (San Jose/MLS), Alecko Eskandarian (U. of Virginia), Kelly Gray, Kelly (U. of
Portland), Nate Jaqua (U. of Portland)
Head Coach: Glenn Myernick, Assistant Coach: Dan Donigan, Goalkeeper Coach: Peter Mellor
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