Gale Abossoumonde and Amobi Okugo, members of the U.S. U-20 team that recently qualified for the 2009 U-20 World Cup, are among the 26 players U.S. under-18 boys national national team coach Mike Matkovich called in for the camp that begins April 18 at The Home Depot Center.
Gregory Garza of Sporting Lisbon's youth system is the only European-based player on the roster.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Alex Long (CASL Chelsea FC Academy), Zachary MacMath (Univ. of Maryland)
DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (unattached), Chad Barson (Columbus Crew Juniors), Peabo Doue (D.C. United Academy), Gregory Garza (Sporting, Portugal), Kofi Sarkodie (Univ. of Akron), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics);
MIDFIELDERS:Jose Altamirano (Del Mar Sharks), Steven Birnbaum (Pateadores), Leon Carby (Oakwood SC), Adam Jahn (San Juan Lightning Crew), Nicholas Millington (Wake Forest Univ.), Amobi Okugo (San Juan Lightning Crew), Dillon Powers (Andromeda), Jossimar Sanchez (PDA), Anthony Salciccia (De Anza Force), Ben Speas (Columbus Crew Juniors), London Woodberry (FC Dallas Juniors)
FORWARDS:Dion Acoff (Arsenal FC), Will Bates (Richmond Strikers), Josh Beard (Sockers FC), Miles Byass (Arsenal FC), Scott Caldwell (New England Revolution Academy), Hasani Sinclair (Schulz Academy), Justin Watson (Bridge FA)