[MILK CUP]The U.S. under-18 men’s national team opens against Mexico Monday in the 31st edition of the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Head coach Javier Perez's 18-player roster includes three members of the New York Red Bulls and two other players from their academy.
Twelve players on the U-18 roster were born in 1995 and six were born in 1996. Five of the ’96s represented the USA at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama: Christopher Lema, Shaquell Moore, John Requejo Jr., Rubio Rubin and Ahinga Selemani. Wisconsin prep star Andrija Novakovich joined the U-17s for their recent trip to Japan.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK)
DEFENDERS (6):Jordan Allen (Empire Revolution, Michael Amick (De Anza Force), Trevor Haberkorn (Furman), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal)
MIDFIELDERS (3): Brian Iloski (LA Galaxy Academy), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls Academy)
FORWARDS (7):Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Piakai Henkel (Unattached), Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls Academy), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls), Andrija Novakovich (Chicago Magic PSG), Rubio Rubin (Unattached), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves)