Coach Mike Matkovich named 18 players for the trip, a mix of college and youth players, with one player, Gregory Garza already a professional at Sporting in Portugal.
California's South Coast Bayern, second in last year's Premier club division, will again participate in the tournament.
U.S. U-18 Milk Cup Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Justin Luthy (Columbus Crew Academy), Zachary MacMath (Univ. of Maryland)
DEFENDERS: Chad Barson (Akron; Lewis Center, Ohio), Paolo Del Piccolo (Colorado Rush AS Monaco), Scott Prozeller (FC Greater Boston), Jossimar Sanchez (PDA), Kofi Sarkodie (Univ. of Akron), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics);
MIDFIELDERS: Dion Acoff (Arsenal FC), Jose Altamirano (Del Mar Sharks), Miles Byass (Arsenal FC), Gregory Garza (Sporting, Portugal), Nicholas Millington (Wake Forest Univ.), Amobi Okugo (San Juan Lightning Crew), Harrison Petts (Carmel United SC)
FORWARDS: Will Bates (Richmond Kickers Academy), Ryan Finley (PDA), Hasani Sinclair (Schulz Academy)