Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Hoping to impress foreign scouts ...
by Paul Kennedy, September 29th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] The USA resumes play at the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt on Tuesday when its faces Cameroon (TV: ESPN2, Galavision, live, 12:40 pm ET). Following a dismal performance in their opening game against Germany, the Americans will look turn things around in a tournament that is of particular importance to the five players who have left school or signed with a management firm hoping to parlay strong showings into pro contracts ...

SHEANON WILLIAMS. The Boston product is expected back in the starting lineup at right back after missing the opening game with an ankle injury. Williams left the University of North Carolina after one season and had a tryout over the summer at German champion Wolfsburg's second team. He spent part of the summer playing in the PDL

TONY TAYLOR. The University of Jacksonville product came out of nowhere to make the U-20s and impressed with his speed up top in the opener against Germany. He didn't play for the Dolphins as a freshman and made only six starts as a sophomore. He was recently signed by Brazilian management firm Traffic, which owns Miami FC and has gone on a spending spree, snapping up the rights to young American talent since Fernando Clavijo came on board as its U.S. soccer director. Taylor trained at Norwegian club IK Start in August.

GALE AGBOSSOUMONDE. At 17, the Togolese-born is the youngest player on the U.S. U-20s. He started at center back in the opening game. He was 2 when his family fled war-torn Togo for a refugee camp in Benin, where he spent seven years before moving to Syracuse, N.Y., with his mother, five brothers and one sister. He entered U.S. Soccer's U-17 residency program in 2007 but was too young to play on the 2007 U-17 World Cup team. Like Taylor, he signed with Traffic this year and spent part of the summer playing with Miami FC.

DILLY DUKA. The midfielder grew up in Montville Township, N.J., and spent two seasons at Rutgers, impressing with his work in midfield. He came on late in the opening game against Germany. Duka had a tryout with Belgian club Lierse and spent time training with the New York Red Bulls, with whom he had played in their youth academy.

SEAN JOHNSON. The 6-foot-4 goalie started at the University of Central Florida in 2007 and 2008. He born and raised in Georgia, where he played for the Atlanta Fire United, was called up to represent his father's native Jamaica in the 2007 U-17 Concacaf qualifiers but couldn't get a Jamaican passport in time. He has since attended a Reggae Boyz national team camp.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"We've got to make sure we right that and get them back for that. I don't ...
August brings no change to Sounders' fortunes    
The way things are going, the Seattle Sounders' season may remembered as before and after Tukwila. ...
Farfan hero, Alvarado goat in Mexico    
Gabriel Farfan came off the bench and scored the winning goal five minutes later to lead ...
Ontario's K-W United FC takes PDL crown    
Top-seeded Kitchener-Waterloo United FC became the third Canadian team to win the PDL championship in the ...
MLS: Seeing isn't believing after 39-goal Saturday    
On a day when Frank Lampard, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Tranquillo Barnetta, among others, made their league ...
What Thay're Saying: Chris Rolfe    
"That was the craziest game I've ever been a part of, in pro soccer." -- D.C. ...
Video Pick: Mourinho tosses medal to young Arsenal fan    
Jose Mourinho brought a smile to the face of a young Arsenal fan when the Chelsea ...
What They're Saying: Economics professor Bruce Corrie    
"There are a number of positive benefits it could have to engage youth, build values, provide ...
Crowd Count: Chattanooga FC draws record 9,236 fans    
For the second year in a row, Chattanooga FC set a National Premier Soccer League attendance ...
Charlotte snaps Rhinos' USL unbeaten streak at 19 games    
The Charlotte Independence got goals from brothers Alex Martinez and Enzo Martinez as well as Pole ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives