The U.S. under-18 boys national team will travel to Shizuoka, Japan, for the SBS Cup, where they will take on Ukraine, Japan and club team Shizuoka selections in the four-team tournament.
Head coach Bob Jenkins
named 18 players to the roster for the trip, including seven players who were a part of the recent Pan-American Games.
Goalkeeper Brian Perk
was a member of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup squad and picked up a quarterfinal win in goal against Uruguay.
The team will
train at Santa Clara University from Aug. 4-7 before flying to Shizuoka City, Japan, site of all SBS Cup matches. U.S. U-18 Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Warren Gross (Penn State Univ.), Brian Perk (UCLA) DEFENDERS (6):
Shawn Barry (Boca Juniors, Fla.),
Andreas Chronis (AEK Athens), Greg Eckhardt (Clemson Univ.), Erik Rengifo (BW Gottschee, N.Y.), Danny Rodriguez (Arsenal FC, Calif.), Howard Turk (U.S. U-17 residency) MIDFIELDERS (7):
Jose Gonzalez (Santa Cruz Breakers, Calif.), Dan Kelly (Indiana Univ.), David MacVane (Kosmos, N.Y.), Ariel Osorio (SMU), Brian Ownby (Richmond
Strikers, Va.), Michael Stephens (UCLA), Andrew Weideman (Mustang, Calif.) FORWARDS (3):
Danny Barrera (Univ. of New Mexico), Kaoru Forbess (Solar,
Texas), Perica Marosevic (Univ. of Michigan)