Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Fifteen collegians selected to play in Under-20 World Cup
by Paul Kennedy, June 29th, 2007 7PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

TAGS:  college men, under-20 world cup


Fifteen prospective '07 U.S.-based collegians -- seven for the USA, six for New Zealand and two for Canada -- will be playing at the Under-20 World Cup, which starts Saturday in Canada.

UCLA leads all teams with three players, and defending champion UC Santa Barbara and Dartmouth have two.

Soccer America MVPs Julian Valentin (Wake Forest) and Sal Zizzo (UCLA) were among seven prospective '07 collegians who were called up by U.S. under-20 men's national team coach Thomas Rongen.

Three other '06 collegians -- MVP Chris Seitz (Maryland), Anthony Wallace (South Florida) and Amaechi Igwe (Santa Clara) -- signed with MLS clubs in January.

New Zealand brought six collegians to Canada -- including Michael Boxall and Sam Jenkins, who will enroll as freshmen at defending national champion UC Santa Barbara. Junior-to-be Kiwi Aaron Clapham has transferred from St. Francis (Pa.) to Louisville, where his former coach at St. Francis, B.J. Craig, is now an assistant.

Host Canada has a long tradition of tapping into the U.S. college ranks for youth team players.

Besides Alex Elliott (Portland) and Tousaint Ricketts (Wisconsin-Green Bay), who had a hat tick in a 4-0 win over the U.S. U-20s earlier this month, Canada's U-20 roster includes Michael D'Agostino, who left Kentucky after completing his junior season in 2006 and has been training in England, and backup goalie David Monsalve, who spent part of the 2006 season with NAIA power Mobile.

Both South Korea (6 players) and Japan (1) have players on their U-20 rosters from university teams in their respective countries.

Steve Sandbo UCLA sr.
Julian Valentin Wake Forest sr.
Sal Zizzo UCLA jr.
Andre Akpan Harvard soph.
Tony Beltran UCLA jr.
Brian Perk UCLA soph.
Ofori Sarkodie Indiana soph.

New Zealand
Aaron Clapham Louisville jr.
Craig Henderson
Dartmouth jr.
Dan Keat
Dartmouth soph.
Kieran Purcell
Evansville soph.
Michael Boxall UC Santa Barbara fr.
Sam Jenkins UC Santa Barbara fr.

Alex Elliott Portland jr.
Tosaint Ricketts Wisconsin-Green Bay jr.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent College Soccer Reporter
College Men: SLU takes command in Atlantic-10    
Saint Louis struggled in non-conference play, going 1-4-3, but the Billikens have been perfect since the ...
College Women: Colorado regroups for dramatic win at Cal    
Colorado stayed in the race for the Pac-12 title with a dramatic overtime win over Cal ...
Video Pick: Portland State senior goes out with golazo    
On Senior Day, Portland State senior Breanne Chilton-Eddy celebrated when she unleashed a golden goal from ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
West Virginia remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly rankings. South Carolina, ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
There was no change in the top three in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings ...
College Men: Stanford improves to 5-0-0 in Pac-12    
Stanford scored three times in less than 15 minutes in the second half to beat UCLA, ...
College Women: 'World-class' free kick gives Irish big win    
Notre Dame beat North Carolina for the first time ever in South Bend when a goal ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
There was no change in the top five in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
Unbeaten Maryland remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings, while North Carolina ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
West Virginia regained the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly rankings after ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives