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Ramos: 'Everyone is in the mix'
May 6th, 2013 8:43PM

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


[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Between the Concacaf Under-20 Championship and the Festival International Espoirs in France, U.S. under-20 men's national team coach Tab Ramos held a week-long camp at the Home Depot Center to get one last look before he's going to have to make some hard decisions about whom he'll consider for the U-20 World Cup this summer in Turkey.

Ramos said the camp was an opportunity to draw new conclusions about players he's seen before and see a couple of new faces.

"Some of the players who did well in the last camp, they are given more consideration than guys who didn’t perform as well," he told "The great thing from this camp is we were able to see a couple players we had not seen before. The play was competitive as everyone is in the mix for U-20 World Cup spots.”

“The game was actually very good for us," said Ramos, whose team capped off the camp with a 6-2 win over men's amateur team Cal FC. "We created a number of opportunities, and this was our first chance to have players like Victor Pineda and Alfred Koroma here after they had been injured for a period of time to see how far they’ve come along, which was great. We discovered players like Jordan Morris and Marlon Hairston, who were new to the camp. The game itself, I was very happy with the number of chances we created, and we were solid on defense, as well. In the middle of the second half, we made a number of subs, and the other team had some scoring chances, but once they got their feet on the ground, we scored three goals after those changes. The team’s very confident going forward.”

Players unavailable for the camp included Shane O'Neill and Luis Gil, who are starting in MLS. German-based players Mario Rodriguez and Caleb Stanko were also unavailable.

Ramos is awaiting a decision on Hertha Berlin's John Anthony Brooks on whether he'll represent the U.S. U-20s or German U-21s.

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