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All-pro team picked for Peru trip
by Paul Kennedy, August 25th, 2010 9:41PM
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[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Indicative of the growing number of young American players who have turned pro, U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen is taking a team comprised entirely of professional players -- including a half a dozen new faces -- to a four-team international tournament Sept. 1-13 in Arequipa, Peru.

The roster includes:

-- seven players based in the United States (five in MLS and two in the D-2 Pro League)

-- seven in Mexico (including cousins Moises and Emilio Orozco and the highly regarded Victor Garza all at Tigres);

-- three in Portugal (including Braga's Gale Agbossoumonde, who captained the U-20 team that won the Milk Cup trophy in Northern Ireland in July);

--  two in Germany (Hertha Berlin players Anthony Brooks and Jerome Kiesewetterwere called up for the first time); and

-- one in England (goalkeeper Cody Cropperfrom Ipswich Town).

U.S. Under-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):Samir Badr (FC Porto; Fairfax, Va.), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (7):Gale Agbossoumonde (Braga; Syracuse, N.Y.), Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin; Berlin, Germany), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA; Bell, Calif.), Christian Flores (Club Tijuana; El Cajon, Calif.), Greg Garza (Estoril Praia; Grapevine, Texas), Emilio Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore; St. Petersburg, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (7):Victor Garza (Tigres; Edinburg, Texas), Kevin Huezo (Pachuca; Santa Ana, Calif.), Francisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo; Richmond, Texas), Ernest Nungaray (Monarcas Morelia; National City, Calif.), Moises Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United; Sterling, Va.), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4):Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.Y.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Adrian Ruelas (Santos Laguna; Fontana, Calif.), Omar Salgado (Portland Timbers; El Paso, Texas)



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  1. Manuel Trejo-von Angst
    commented on: August 26, 2010 at 7:55 p.m.
    @Ric It's hard to indict them without knowing the full story. For many kids in CA born to parents who came from south of the border (especially those who crossed over illegally) they have very little concept of what the US has to offer other than a little more work for a little more money than they had been getting. With that in mind, when they have a son who is adept at soccer they don't necessarily put him in a place where USSF will see them etc. They immediately contact the club they followed growing up. Chivas has gotten quite a few players like that. I believe Jose Torres ended up at Pachuca the same way. So while, yes, I agree there needs to be a better effort to identify players earlier, the fact is a lot of these players were ever only 'shown' to clubs in Mexico and elsewhere. (this even happens for kids born to English parents who immigrated here. They go to what they know) Finally, even those who are aware of MLS, also tend to know that Pachuca or Chivas at the moment, are going to be able to offer more money up front. So a lot of it comes down to cold hard $$$ as well. If MLS was offering the kind of money highly rated MLB prospects get, you'd see a lot of this change and you'd get a lot more independent scouts like you have in baseball who find people for finder's fees helping to fill up the gaps. It's going to take time. MLS is still a young league, but if history has shown us anything, when America puts it's mind to something it usually gets done, and usually gets done bigger and better than everyone else.

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