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Rongen draws players from 10 countries
May 6th, 2010 1:07AM

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TAGS:  college men, mls, philadelphia union, under-20 world cup, youth boys

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[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Jack McInerney, who scored his first MLS goal last week for Philadelphia Union, is among 20 players Thomas Rongen called up for the U.S. under-20 men's national team's trip to the Netherlands, where it will play in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament.

The U-20 squad includes players from four U.S. pro clubs as well as clubs in nine different foreign leagues. The four college players are all affiliated with the University of Akron.

Though the tournament schedule has not yet been finalized, the U.S. team will play friendly matches against Senegal on May 18 and South Korea on May 20.
 
U.S. Under-20 Men’s Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Samir Badr (FC Porto, Portugal), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town, England).
DEFENDERS (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (SC Braga, Portugal), Chad Barson (Univ. of Akron), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA Academy), Perry Kitchen (Univ. of Akron), Kofi Sarkodie (Univ. of Akron), Zarek Valentin (Univ. of Akron), Parker Walsh (1860 Munich, Germany).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Erik Benjaminsen (Stabaek, Norway), Lester Dewee (Marseille, France), Bryan Dominguez (Miami FC), Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Moises Orozco (Tigres, Mexico), George Pantelic (FK Rad, Serbia), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA).
FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany).



3 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 6, 2010 at 10:42 a.m.
    Rongen still in charge; what a travesty.
  1. Alberto Mora
    commented on: May 6, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.
    I certainly don't know Mr.Rongen background but by making that choice he is doing two things, first he is sending a message to the USSF that the domestic player is not currently ready to represent our country at international level unless some radical changes are to be made at the foundation of the sport here. Second the scholastic system is affecting the the way that the future players see the game itself, High Schools and college have to adopt the game according with Fifa. If I was in Mr.Rongen shoes I probably would do the samething to avoid the embarrassment in the Netherlands
  1. Paul Lorinczi
    commented on: May 7, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.
    "Second the scholastic system is affecting the the way that the future players see the game itself, High Schools and college have to adopt the game according with Fifa" This is the United States. People in this country are not going to conform to a governing body located in Switzerland. That being said, it is through schools that the game will grow. We have to learn how to use the schools to help identify the raw talent that exists in this country. Here in Indianapolis, IPS has implemented a school based program. There is talent. These kids just don't have the money to participate in club soccer where it is pay to play. Schools are where the game will grow. We have to find it and adapt the game to the American system. School sports is what gets the game noticed - not club soccer.

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