[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN]U.S. under-20 national team coach Tab Ramos named 24 players for a week-long training camp that will begin Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. The squad includes six MLS players, includingWil Trapp (Columbus Crew) and Oscar Sorto(Los Angeles Galaxy), who have just signed MLS homegrown contracts, seven players who have been based at foreign clubs and 11 still in college.
The Concacaf U-20 Championship takes place Feb. 18-March 3 in Puebla, Mexico. The semifinals are scheduled for March 1, with the final and third-place game slated for March 3. All four semifinalists qualify for the 2013 U-20 World Cup, which will be held June 21-July 13 in Turkey.
U.S. under-20 national team roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):Cody Cropper (Southampton/ENG), Tomas Gomez (Georgetown Univ.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara Univ.).
DEFENDERS (6):Dakota Edwards (Univ. of Maryland), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (free agent), Boyd Okwuonu (Univ. of North Carolina), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles Galaxy), Javan Torre (UCLA).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Benji Joya (Santos/MEX), Mikey Lopez (Univ. of North Carolina), Collin Martin (Wake Forest Univ.), Daniel Metzger (Univ. of Maryland), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool/ENG), Caleb Stanko (Freiburg/GER), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew).
FORWARDS (7):Brandon Allen (Georgetown Univ.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos/MEX), Daniel Garcia (Univ. of North Carolina), Darius Madison (Univ. of Virginia), Jack McBean (LA Galaxy), Mario Rodriguez (Kaiserslautern/GER), Jose Villarreal (Los Angeles Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.).