[YOUTH] U.S. U-18 boys national team coach Mike Matkovich picked 36 players for a training camp Nov. 20-28 at The Home Depot Center.
The roster includes Real Salt Lake rookie Luis Gil and Victor Pineda, who signed a homegrown player contract with the Chicago Fire earlier this year.
It also includes two players from Mexican club Tigres: Juan Pablo Ocegueda and Uvaldo Luna Martinez.
Nine players are on MLS academy teams, including Daniel Metzger (New York), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United) and Will Trapp (Columbus), who earned U-15/16 Development Academy Starting XI honors last season.
This will be the final training camp before Matkovich selects his team to travel to Israel in December.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Andrew Harris (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Baltimore, Md.), Tyler Miller (Pittsgrove Premier; Woodbury, N.J.), Andrew Wolverton (Concorde Fire; Snellville, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (12): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas Academy; Frisco, Texas), Jonathan Campbell (North Carolina Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.), Alec Cochran (St. Louis Scott Gallagher MO; St. Louis, Mo.), Bryan Gallego (N.Y. Red Bulls Academy; Kinnelon, N.J.), Malcolm Harris (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Damascus, Md.), Vlad Lekarev (Internationals; Strongsville, Ohio.), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire; Marietta, Ga.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres, Mexico; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas Academy; Edmund, Okla.), Grant Silvester (CDA; Sacramento, Calif.), Verneri Valimaa (Weston FC; Coral Springs, Fla.), Walker Zimmerman (GSA Phoenix; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (15): Amadou Dia (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Connor Hallisey (CDA; Granite Bay, Calif.), Brian James (Weston FC; Sunrise, Fla.), Miguel Lopez (Classics Elite; Alton, Texas), Daniel Metzger (N.Y. Red Bulls Academy; Holmdel, N.J.), Seth Moses (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Essex, Md.), Sean Okoli (Seattle Sounders Academy; Federal Way, Wash.), Mike Paye (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United Academy; Cantonsville, Md.), Marcus Salandy-Defour (D.C. United Academy; Kensington, Md.), Caleb Stanko (Vardar; Holly, Mich.), Will Trapp (Columbus Crew Academy; Gahanna, Ohio), Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler (CASL Chelsea; Cary, N.C.)
FORWARDS (6): Robbie Kristo (St. Louis Scott Gallagher MO; St. Louis, Mo.), Uvaldo Luna Martinez (Tigres, Mexico; Houston, Texas ), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Khiry Shelton (Lonestar SC Academy; Leander, Texas); Xavi Silva (Weston FC; Boca Raton, Fla.), Jonathon Top (FC Dallas Academy; Fort Worth, Texas)