[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] Four players, including Real Salt Lake's Luis Gil, who represented the United States at the 2009
FIFA World Cup in Nigeria were among the 20 players selected by Mike Matkovic to represent the USA at the U-18 Lisbon International Tournament.
U-18s Boyd Okwuonu, Will Packwood and Alex Shinsky also played for the USA in Nigeria.
Besides Gil, other pros on the trip will be Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas) and Packwood.
Matkovic's assistant in Portugal will be Caleb Porter, who led Akron to the 2010 NCAA Division I title.
The Lisbon International Tournament has become an annual trip for the U-18s.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Gal (Sockers FC; Bartlett, Ill.), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Leawood, Kans.).
DEFENDERS (7): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas Academy; Frisco, Texas), Jack Coleman (FC Dallas Academy; Norman, Okla.), Bryan Gallego (New York Red Bulls Academy; Kinnelon, N.J.), Jordan McCrary (Univ. of North Carolina; Marietta, Georgia), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres, Mexico; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas Academy; Edmund, Okla.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman Univ.; Lawrenceville, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls Academy; Holmdel, N.J.), William Packwood (Birmingham City, England; Concord, Mass.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.), Alex Shinsky (Univ. of Maryland; York, Penn.), Christopher Somerville (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; West Chester, Pa.), Wil Trapp (Crew Soccer Academy; Gahanna, Ohio).
FORWARDS (4): Villyan Bijev (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Khiry Shelton (Lonestar SC; Leander, Texas), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Ft. Worth, Texas)