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Phenoms included in U.S. U-18 squad for France trip
October 9th, 2007 7AM

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Coach Thomas Rongen will be taking the U.S. under-18 national team to France Oct. 27-Nov. 4 as preparations begin to build a team for 2009 Under-20 World Cup qualifying.

The squad includes 11 players who played at the recent Under-17 World Cup in South Korea -- 10 of whom remain in residency this fall in Bradenton, Fla.

Four players on MLS Development Academy teams were picked -- two each from Chivas USA (Omar Elmasri and Mario Ledezma) and D.C. United (Shane Cooke and Chris Hegngi).

The squad also includes St. Benedict's product Vincenzo Bernardo, who is in his second season in Italian club Napoli's club.

Rongen also is taking Chris Agorsor, who is considered one of the country's top prospects. A '91 player -- with eligibility for the next two Under-20 World Cups -- Agorsor plays for Maryland power Casa Mia Bays. He has accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Virginia but has also been offered a contract by English Premier League Tottenham.

The U-18s will play France, Turkey and Scotland at the Limoges Tournament.

U.S. U-18 Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Josh Lambo (U.S. U-17 residency), Zac MacMath (U.S. U-17 residency);
DEFENDERS: Mykell Bates U.S. U-17 residency), Omar Elmasri (Chivas USA), Nick Millington (U.S. U-17 residency), Sheanon Williams (U.S. U-17 residency), Brandon Zimmerman (U.S. U-17 residency);
MIDFIELDERS: Vincenzo Bernardo (Napoli, Italy), Shane Cooke (D.C. United), Greg Garza (U.S. U-17 residency), Jared Jeffrey (U.S. U-17 residency), Brek Shea (U.S. U-17 residency), Daniel Wenzel (U.S. U-17 residency);
FORWARDS: Chris Agorsor (Casa Mia Bays, Md.), Chris Hegngi (D.C. United), Mario Ledezma (Chivas USA), Alex Nimo (Portland, Ore.), Billy Schuler (U.S. U-17 residency).



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