[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN]Eight pros -- three in MLS and five with foreign cubs -- were among the players called up for the U.S. under-18 men’s national team's trip to the 2012 Lisbon International Tournament May 23-26 in Portugal.
The squad, coached by Javier Perez, will play a friendly against Sporting Lisbon on Sunday before kicking off tournament play against Poland on Wednesday.
Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia) and Jack McBean (Los Angeles) made their MLS debuts last season. Marky Delgado (Chivas USA) must still fulfill home-grown requirements before playing able to play in MLS.
The foreign-based players play for clubs in Mexico, Germany, Serbia and Switzerland.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ethan Horvath (Real Colorado), Zackary Steffen (FC Delco.)
DEFENDERS (6):Jordan Allen (RSL AZ), Robert Michael Amick (De Anza Force), Mobi Fehr (FC Basel/SWI), Dylan Greenberg (Albertson SC), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea), Malcolm Harris (Baltimore Bays Chelsea)
MIDFIELDERS (6):Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas Academy), Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim/GER), Marky Delgado (Chivas USA), Matthew Dunn (OFK Belgrade/SER), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana/MEX), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids Academy)
FORWARDS (6):Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC), Jack McBean (LA Galaxy), Andrew Oliver (Chicago Fire Academy), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Esteban Rodriguez (Club Tijuana/MEX), Ben Spencer (Chivas USA Academy)