U.S. under-20 national team coach Tab Ramos
has called up 22 players -- the majority of them pros in MLS or
Europe -- for a camp that begins Sunday in Verona, Italy. The U.S. will play against Hellas Verona Primavera, Iran's U-20 national team and a yet-to-be-confirmed opponent.
"This is purely
a camp where we can get a better idea of where our players are," Ramos told ussoccer.com. "They are all players who are getting great experiences, and this particular camp gives us a good chance to
see them in an international camp, playing in an international environment, which will give us a good idea of what these players can do."
Four of the MLS players have made their
first-team debuts: Kellyn Acosta
(FC Dallas), Marco Delgado
(Chivas USA), Matthew
(New York Red Bulls), and Amando Moreno
(New York Red Bulls).
The European contigent has four players each from England and Germany,
two from Noreay and one from France. Of the European players, one has made his first-team debut: forward Ben Spencer
of reigning Norwegian champion Molde.
U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2) :
Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls), Ethan Horvath (Molde) DEFENDERS (6):
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Conor Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy), Matias Fracchia (NJSA 04), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell
Moore (IMG Academy), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal). MIDFIELDERS (8):
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA), Junior Flores (Borussia
Dortmund), Romain Gall (Lorient), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Kristian Scott (Swansea City), Omar Thompson (Wigan). FORWARDS (6):
Kainoa Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen), Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer (Hoffenheim), Rubio Rubin (Unattached), Ben Spencer (Molde).