With the end of the 2009 Under-20 World Cup, work has begun on identifying players for the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for the 2011 Under-20 World Cup. U.S. U-18 national team coach Mike Matkovich brought in 36 players born in 1992 and 1993 for a training camp at The Home Depot in Carson. For the complete roster ...
The players were split into two squads for a series of friendlies against local Development Academy clubs Arsenal FC, Chivas USA, the Los Angeles Galaxy and LAFC Chelsea.
U.S. Under-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Johnathan Kempin (Kansas City Wizards), Max Kurtzman (FC Delco); Adam Zepeda (Arsenal FC)
DEFENDERS:Kevin Alvarenga (Texas Rush Academy), David Caban (Chicago Fire), Sean Cunningham (Derby County Wolves), George Fradenburg (Birmingham United), Bryan Gallego (New York Red Bulls), Ricardo Hernandez (Arsenal FC), Matt Sheeleigh (PDA), Aaron Simmons (Dallas Texans), Isaiah Trejo (Cal Odyssey), Victor Vasquez (Chivas USA), Eric Weberman (Derby County Wolves), Matt Wiltse (PDA)
MIDFIELDERS:Nat Eggleston (Potomac), Oscar Gonzalez (New York Red Bulls), Matt Ingram (Indiana United), Miguel Lopez (Lonestar SC), JP Medina (Cal Odyssey), Daniel Metzger (PDA), Kevin Pahl (Clearwater Chargers), Steve Palacios (United FC, Calif.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Jimmy Petuccelli (Seacoast United), Steeven Saba (Weston Academy), Scott Thomsen (PDA), Will Trapp (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS:Samuel Adjei (New York Red Bulls), Zach Batteer (Beadling SC), Bryce Follensbee (Florida Rush), Markhus Lacroix (NJSA), Sean Okoli (Washington Premier), Sekani Sinclair (Weston SC), Chris Somerville (FC Delco), Ryan Zinkhan (Richmond Strikers).