4. YOUTH: Rongen to take 11 pros to Busan U-20 tourney
U.S. under-20 men's national team head coach Thomas Rongen will take 11 professionals to the Busan International Tournament Aug. 29-Sept. 2 in Busan, South Korea.
The pros are defenders Carlos Borja (Chivas USA), Erik Hort (Sparta Prague/Czech Republic), Blake Wagner (FC Dallas), Tim Ward (Columbus Crew), midfielders Nikolas Besagno (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Gonzalez (New England Revolution), Sonny Guadarrama (Santos/Mexico), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas) and forwards Josmer Altidore (N.Y. Red Bulls), David Arvizu (N.Y. Red Bulls) and Preston Zimmerman (Hamburg/Germany).
The Busan roster also includes six high school players -- Bryan Arguez, Corben Bone, Cameron Brown, Brandon Bumpas, Kyle Davies and William Koss -- because Rongen was unable to call in the majority of players in college as they are just beginning their season. UCLA freshman goalkeeper Brian Perk is the only college player that is included on the roster.
The U-20 pool is one of the deepest in U.S. history. More than 20 U-20 prospects play on professional clubs in the United States and abroad. Other prominent U-20 candidates include Freddy Adu, who has played on two other U.S. U-20 teams at the World Youth Championship, Columbus Crew midfielder Danny Szetela and Nathan Sturgis, who played with Adu at the 2005 U-20 world championship in the Netherlands, Michael Bradley, who plays for Dutch club Heerenveen, and 19-year-old forward Johann Smith, who was on the bench Saturday for Bolton Wanderers' opening game of the
2006-07 English Premier League season.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily The Good, the Bad and -- holiday greeting cards Dec. 22, 12:50 a.m. |
Europe in a nutshell: A goal of the month volley from Italy, a dive of the ... Gall and Gooch lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras Dec. 22, 12:46 a.m.
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ... Brazil captures women's tourney ahead of USA Dec. 21, 11:57 p.m.
Brazil won the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia when it tied the USA, 0-0, before 11,000 fans ... Diego Lopez returns to Rapids as director of soccer Dec. 21, 10:41 p.m.
Claudio Lopez, who played for Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, has returned to ... What They're Saying: Tim Howard Dec. 21, 10:21 p.m.
"I think the MLS have probably made their own problem. New York is owned by Manchester ... Video Pick: A keeper gaffe for the ages Dec. 21, 8:04 p.m.
The record will show that Lierse defender Arjan Swinkels scored an own goal in Saturday's 6-0 ... U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List Dec. 21, 6:46 p.m.
Brad Guzan made eight saves as 10-man Aston Villa earned a 1-1 tie with Manchester United. ... Three takeaways from Liverpool-Arsenal Dec. 21, 4:06 p.m.
Energetic attacking and sloppy defending in their 2-2 tie Sunday illustrated why Arsenal and Liverpool are ... Three takeaways from Club World Cup Dec. 21, 1:55 a.m.
Real Madrid's winning streak is now 22 games following its 2-0 win over San Lorenzo of ... U.S. U-18s split two-game series with Germany Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m.
The U.S. under-18 men's national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany's U-18s to finish with ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives