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
Nowak names 22 players for Toulon Tournament
May 13th, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN]For what will be the most important test for players seeking to make their way on to the U.S. Olympic men's team, U-23 head coach Peter Nowak has named 22 players who will participate in the Festival Espoirs International in the region of Toulon, France, beginning May 23.

"This tournament will give us an opportunity to have a look at some
players we have had in previous camps, and also a look at the new
faces," said Nowak. "We don't want to be short-sighted with our
selection for the Olympics. We want a whole picture that includes a
variety of players, and to make sure we see every option before we make
final choices."

Only three players who took part in Olympic qualifying are on the roster: goalies Dominic Cervi and Chris Seitz, who shared duties between the pipes during Olympic qualifying, and right back Kamani Hill.

Hill, who spent the season on German club Wolfsburg's reserve team, is one of nine foreign-based players called up.

The most experienced player is Benny Feilhaber, whose goal won the 2007 Gold Cup for USA. Others include former U.S. U-20 Sammy Ochoa, who plays for Mexican club UAG's Second Division team, goalkeeper Quentin Westberg, a backup keeper on French Second Division club Troyes, Kyle Davies of English club Southampton's youth academy, Bryan Arguez, who debuted this winter for German club Hertha Berlin, Ellis McLoughlin, who joined Hertha this winter following his freshman year at the University of Washington, Lee Nguyen, who moved from Dutch champion PSV to Denmark's Randers FC in January, and Gabe Ferrari, a reserve at Italian Serie A club Sampdoria.

The Americans will arrive in Toulon on Thursday and will have five days of training before their opening match against Turkey on May 21. All 16 games of the tournament will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel,
including the USA's other Group B matches against the Ivory Coast on May 23 and Italy on May 25.

U.S. U-23 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Chris Seitz (Real
Salt Lake), Quentin Westberg (Troyes, France)
DEFENDERS:Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Eric Brunner (out of
contract), Kyle Davies (Southampton, England), Michael Gavin (Los
Angeles Galaxy), Kamani Hill (Wolfsburg, Germany), Jonathan Leathers (Kansas City Wizards), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Julian Valentin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Rob Valentino (New England Revolution), Blake Wagner (FC Dallas).
MIDFIELDERS: Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Greg Dalby (Charleroi, Belgium), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County, England), Lee Nguyen (Randers, Denmark).
FORWARDS:Gabe Ferrari (Sampdoria, Italy), Bryan Jordan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ellis McLoughlin (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Sammy Ochoa (UAG, Mexico).

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
WCQ: What's at stake Friday in Concacaf    
After four games, one team -- Mexico -- has clinched a berth in the Hexagonal, the ...
Video Pick: A celebration too far    
Medi Dresevic of Swedish third tier club Norrby IF was ejected for how he celebrated his ...
MLS Countdown: NYCFC and D.C. kick off Conflict Week    
A total of 59 MLS players were called up by their national teams for World Cup ...
Devastated Hope Solo calls it quits for 2016 season    
Less than a week after being suspended from the U.S. national team for six months and ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"My message since I took over this role, since five years ago, to all of them ...
This week in men's college soccer    
The WAC reintroduced men's soccer in 2013 and quickly has become one of the hottest men's ...
U.S. Abroad: Top U.S. youth star signs with Schalke 04    
FC Dallas, regarded as having MLS's best youth development program, lost out on Weston McKennie, the ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo    
"Seventeen f****** years, and it's over!" -- Hope Solo, with her reaction to her husband, former ...
Video Pick: Sportsmanship from Barca boys    
After Barcelona U-13s' 1-0 win over Omiya at the World Challenge Cup in Tokyo left the ...
MLS Injury Report: Zardes out for regular season    
The LA Galaxy confirmed that U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the remainder of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives