[YOUTH] The U.S. under-20 men’s national team coach Thomas Rongen has named his roster for the Torneo de las Americas Nov. 26-28 against Mexico and Colombia at the Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. The team includes five players with MLS experience and eight who play abroad.
Juan Agudelo started two games for the New York Red Bulls in the MLS playoffs.
The foreign contingent includes highly touted West Ham youth player Sebastian Lletget and Alex Zahavi. Zahavi previously represented Portugal at the U-17 level and currently plays for Maccabi Haifa after stints at Arsenal, Barcelona and Sporting Lisbon.
The USA will take on Colombia on Nov. 26 and play Mexico two days later. Colombia will also play against Mexico on Nov. 27.
U.S. U-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town, England; Athens, Ga.), Eduardo Fernandez (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (Estoril, Portugal; Syracuse, N.Y.), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA; Bell, Calif.), Greg Garza (Estoril, Portugal, Grapevine, Texas), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Parker Walsh (Karlsruhe, Germany; Roanoke, Va.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United, England; San Francisco, Calif.), Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia; Grapevine, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Moises Orozco (Tigres, Mexico; Oxnard, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United, Sterling, Va.), Alex Zahavi (Maccabi Haifa, Israel; Lisbon, Portugal), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.Y.), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles Galaxy; Van Nuys, Calif.), Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC; Richfield, Minn.), Omar Salgado (Unattached; El Paso, Texas)