Nine pro players based in seven different countries were included in the squad U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen
named for the trip to Madrid,
Spain from Nov. 15-23.
The team includes a pair of players from Germany's Hertha Berlin (Bryan Arguez
) and MLS's FC Dallas (Josh Lambo
and Anthony Wallace
Along with Wallace, Jorge Flores
of Chivas USA and Abdusalam Ibrahim
from Toronto FC played in MLS this season. Josh Hernandez
(FC Dallas) and Tristan Bowen
(Los Angeles Galaxy) are top prospects on MLS academy teams.
U-20s are preparing for the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup qualifying, which will take place in Trinidad early in 2009. U.S. U-20 ROSTER:
Earl Edwards (Nomads, Calif.), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas). DEFENDERS:
Gale Agbossoumonde (IMG Academy,
Fla.), Anthony Arena (Crossfire Premier, Wash.), Kyle Davies (Southampton/ENG), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics, Pa.), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas). MIDFIELDERS:
Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin/GER), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Gregory Garza (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Josh Hernandez (Dallas, Texas), Jared Jeffrey (Club Brugge/BEL),
Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin/GER), Giuseppe Nazzani (Reggio Emilia/ITA). FORWARDS:
Vincenzo Bernardo (Napoli/ITA), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles
Galaxy), Abdusalam Ibrahim (Toronto FC), Jose Torres (Loros de Colima/MEX).