U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen called up six MLS players for the Milk Cup, which begins Monday in Northern Ireland. The call-ups include 16-year-old Abdus Ibrahim, who scored his first MLS goal recently for Toronto TC, Jorge Flores, the former Sueno MLS winner who has scored three goals for Chivas USA, and New England's Brandon Manzonelli, who had two assists for the U-20s in their recent 3-0 win over Mexico.
U.S. U-20 ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Josh Lambo (FC Dallas), Brian Perk (UCLA).
DEFENDERS:Richard Balchan (Indiana University), Kyle Davies (Southampton/England), Ike Opara (Wake Forest Univ.), Zarek Valentin (IMG Academy), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas), Sheanon Williams (Univ. of North Carolina).
MIDFIELDERS:Daniel Cruz (UNLV), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Michael Green (Univ. of New Mexico), Brandon Manzonelli (New England Revolution), Amobi Okugo (San Juan Lightning), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS:Vincenzo Bernardo (Napoli/Italy), Abdus Ibrahim (Toronto FC), Peri Marosevic (Univ. of Michigan), Casey Townsend (Univ. of Maryland).