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MLS youngsters head to South Africa
by Ridge Mahoney, November 18th, 2009 7AM

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[MLS] Many of the top young players in MLS are headed to South Africa to play games and attend the World Cup draw during the annual foreign trip by Generation adidas players.

Five FC Dallas players head the squad, which will be led by Crew head coach Robert Warzycha and members of his staff, including assistant coach Mike Lapper. It will play three friendlies against reserve teams from clubs in South Africa's Premier Soccer League, attend the World Cup draw Dec. 4 in Cape Town, and visit historic sites such as Nelson Mandela's House in Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum.

The team will stay for 11 days and return Dec. 8. Not in the squad are MLS Rookie of the Year Omar Gonzalez of the Galaxy, and No. 1 pick Steve Zakuani of Seattle.

A Generation adidas team visited England last year after a previous trip in 2006, and the 2007 team spent two weeks in Madrid.

The squad:
Goalkeepers -- Stefan Frei (Toronto FC), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas).
Defenders - Chance Myers (Kansas City), Rob Valentino (Colorado), Jeremy Hall (New York), Brek Shea (FCD), Kevin Alston (New England), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake).
Midfielders - Eric Avila and Bruno Guarda (both FCD), Roger Espinoza (Kansas City), Baggio Husidic (Chicago), Rodney Wallace (D.C. United), Danny Cruz (Houston).
Forwards - Peri Marosevic (FCD), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Ciaran O'Brian (TFC), Patrick Nyarko (Chicago).

 



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