The U.S. men's U-23 national team will gather from Jan. 4-17 at the ARCO Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for the first of what will be several training camps in 1999. The U-23 national team comprises the core of players that will compete for the U.S. during the CONCACAF qualifying phase for the right to participate in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Under the direction of head coach Clive Charles, 28 players have been called into the 13-day camp, which will serve as a preliminary training camp prior to the team's international match versus Germany on Feb. 6 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The 10 a.m. ET match will be the prelude to the senior U.S. national team's full-international versus Germany at 1 p.m. ET.
Here is the roster for the U-23 national team camp:
Goalkeepers -- Adin Brown (William & Mary), Andy Kirk (San Jose Clash), Matt Napoleon (Miami Fusion), Henry Ring (South Carolina).
Defenders -- Matt Chulis (Virginia), Ramiro Corrales (MetroStars), Brian Dunseth (New England Revolution), Gabe Eastman (Nashville Metros, A-League), Chad McCarty (Tampa Bay Mutiny), Tim Sahaydak (unassigned), Evan Whitfield (Duke).
Midfielders -- Lazo Alavanja (Indiana), Joey DiGimarino (Colorado Rapids), Mark Lisi (Clemson), Jason Moore (Virginia), Ben Olsen (D.C. United), Carlos Parra (Miami Fusion), Steve Shak (UCLA), Sasha Victorine (UCLA), Peter Vagenas (UCLA), Brian Winters (Portland).
Forwards -- Mike Burke (Charleston Battery, A-League), Scott Bower (Clemson), Chris Brown (Portland), Brian West (Columbus Crew), Kirk Wilson (El Paso Patriots, A-League), Josh Wolff (Chicago Fire), John Wolyniec (Fordham)
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