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Ramos calls in 10 professionals
by Paul Kennedy, February 17th, 2012 10:35PM

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[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Eight foreign-based players -- including three from Mexican club Santos -- and two MLS players -- 2010 No. 1 SuperDraft pick Omar Salgado (Vancouver) and Victor Pineda (Chicago) -- were among the 26 players Tab Ramos named to the U.S. under-20 national team training camp Feb. 20-March 1 in Clermont, Fla.

As part of the camp, the U-20s will face the reserve teams from FC Dallas on Feb. 26 and Montreal Impact on Feb. 29 at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex.

The roster features four Development Academy players -- Daniel Garcia, Alfred Koroma, Collin Martin and Andrew Oliver -- still in high school.

Four players are based at clubs in Mexico -- Daniel Cuevas, Jesus Guzman and Benji Joya at Santos and Juan Pablo Ocegueda with Tigres -- and one each in Norway, Germany, Poland and Serbia.

Cuevas, Guzman and Joya recently returned from the Viarregio Cup in Italy, where Santos went 1-1-1. Ocegueda was on the bench for Tigres' Libertadores Cup game against Union Espanola of Chile.

U.S. U-20 Men's Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tomas Gomez (Georgetown Univ.; Webster Groves, Mo.), Jesus Guzman (Santos/MEX; San Jose, Calif.), Kamil Kaminski (Legia Warsaw/POL; Berlin, Conn.)

DEFENDERS (8):
AJ Cochran (Univ. of Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK/NOR; Troy, Mich.), Christian Dean (Univ. of California; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Mobi Fehr (Unattached; Tokyo, Japan), Eric Miller (Creighton Univ.; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres/MEX; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Univ. of North Carolina; Edmond, Okla.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman Univ.; Lawrenceville, Ga.).

MIDFIELDERS (10):
Seth Casiple (Univ. of California; Rocklin, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos/MEX; Sacramento, Calif.), Matt Dunn (OFK/SER; Dallas, Texas), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Alejandro Guido (Unattached; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos/MEX; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Univ. of North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Collin Martin (D.C. United Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), Daniel Metzger (Univ. of Maryland; Staten Island, N.Y.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.)

FORWARDS (5):
Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER; Fresno, Calif.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas), Sean Okoli (Wake Forest Univ.; Federal Way, Wash.), Andrew Oliver (Chicago Fire Academy; Indianapolis, Ind.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Texas).



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