The U.S. under-20 men's national team heads to Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday to continue preparations for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Thomas Rongen's Americans will play two international friendlies against Egypt on June 27 and June 29.
Of the 18 players on the roster, 12 were part of the team that took second place at the 2009 Concacaf U-20 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago in March. Joining the U-20s for the first time are Gerardo Saavedra from Milwaukee and Gatorade National Boy's Soccer Player of the Year Dillon Powers.
U.S. U-20 Men's Roster
GOALKEEPERS:Sean Johnson (unattached), Brian Perk (UCLA)
DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (unattached), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Aaron Maund (Univ. of Notre Dame), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics) Sheanon Williams (unattached)
MIDFIELDERS: Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo), Dilly Duka (Rutgers Univ.), Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA), Brian Ownby (Univ. of Virginia), Dillon Powers (Andromeda), Gerardo Saavedra (Mequon SC), Michael Stephens (UCLA), Andrew Wenger (PA Classics)
FORWARDS: Sam Garza (Univ. of Denver), Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas) Tony Taylor (Jacksonville Univ.)