[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] Real Salt Lake's Luis Gil and the Vancouver Whitecaps' Omar Salgado are among the players picked to the U.S. under-18 national team that will defend its title at the 2011 Northern Ireland Milk Cup, which will be held July 25-29 in Coleraine and Ballymena.
The USA will play Israel on July 25 and Mexico on July 27 before a placement match on July 29.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town, England), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City).
DEFENDERS (8): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas Juniors), Bryan Gallego (New York Red Bulls Acad.), Jordan McCrary (Univ. of North Carolina), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres, Mexico), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas Juniors), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United Academy), Javan Torre (Pateadores), Walker Zimmerman (Furman Univ.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), William Packwood (Birmingham City, England), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Marcus Salandy-Defour (D.C. United Acad.), Alex Shinsky (Univ. of Maryland).
FORWARDS (3): Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps).