4. U.S. U-20S: Rongen calls up three SA MVPs


Soccer America MVPs Chris Seitz (Maryland), Julian Valentin (Wake Forest) and Sal Zizzo (UCLA) were among 10 collegians called up by U.S. under-20 men's national team coach Thomas Rongen to participate in the team's final training camp Dec. 30-Jan. 6 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., before this month's CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Panama.

Seitz has already announced his decision to turn pro. Several other U-20 collegians might to turn pro before the MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 12 in Indianapolis.

Also called up were Soccer America first-team All-Freshman picks Jeremy Hall (Maryland) and Andre Akpan (Harvard) and second-team selections Ofori Sarkodi (Indiana) and Jonathan Villanueva (Virginia). Brian Perk (UCLA), Amaechi Igwe (Santa Clara) and Anthony Wallace (South Florida) round out the collegiate contingent at the 21-player camp. Rongen will take 20 players to Panama City.
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