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Gil, Top and Bijev headed to South America
May 30th, 2012 4:26PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, mls, under-20 world cup


[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Real Salt Lake's Luis Gil, Jonathan Top of FC Dallas and Villyan Bijev, who debuted this spring for Bundesliga-bound Fortuna Duesseldorf, are among the 20 players Tab Ramos called up for for a five-day training camp in Houston that began Wednesday and will be followed by two matches June 6 and June 8 against Uruguay followed by a June 12 game against Chile in Santiago.

Bijev is one of six foreign-based players in the squad. In addition, goalie Cody Cropper was recently released by English club Ipswich after one season as the team's No. 3 keeper on the first team.

U.S. U-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (free agent), Tomas Gomez (Georgetown Univ.).
DEFENDERS (7): AJ Cochran (Univ. of Wisconsin), Christian Dean (Univ. of California), Jordan McCrary (Univ. of North Carolina), Eric Miller (Creighton Univ.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres/MEX), Boyd Okwuonu (Univ. of North Carolina), William Packwood (Birmingham City/ENG).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Benji Joya (Santos/MEX), Mikey Lopez (Univ. of North Carolina), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Caleb Stanko (Freiburg/GER), Wil Trapp (Univ. of Akron).
FORWARDS (5): Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna/MEX), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy), James Rogers (Univ. of New Mexico), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas).

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