U.S. under-20 camp opens with 21 players

U.S. under-20 national team coach Tab Ramos called in 21 players for a final camp in Sunrise, Florida, that began Sunday to prepare for the Concacaf Under-20 Championship in January. Ramos will name the 20 players he will take to Jamaica on Friday.

The squad in camp includes 10 foreign-based players -- four from Mexican club Tijuana -- seven players in MLS, two in college, one in the NASL and one currently unattached. All seven MLS players have played with their first teams in league action -- in the case of Tyler Turner with Orlando City when it was in USL PRO.

The 20 players Ramos will take to Jamaica must come from a provisional roster of 35 players. Not expected to take part in qualifying are Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) and Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), who both made their senior national team debuts in 2014.

The USA opens play at the Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament against Guatemala on Jan. 9 in Kingston. The 30 players training with the Chapines in December include four based in the USA. Pablo Aguilar (University of Virginia), Nicolas Samayoa (FGCU) and Carlos Barrios (Santiago Canyon College) all play in college, while Andy Ruiz is with the FC Dallas academy team.

U.S. Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ethan Horvath (Molde/NOR), Zack Steffen (Freiburg/GER).
DEFENDERS (7): Conor Donovan (N.C. State), Chase Gasper (UCLA), Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara/MEX), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), John Requejo (Tijuana/MEX), Tyler Turner (Orlando City).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Fernando Arce (Tijuana/MEX), Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim/GER), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland/ENG).
FORWARDS (5): Paul Arriola (Tijuana/MEX), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Amando Moreno (Tijuana/MEX), Ben Spencer (Indy Eleven), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes).

Also on Provisional Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Jeff Caldwell (Univ. of Virginia).
DEFENDERS (5):
Michael Amick (UCLA), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham/ENG), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Univ. of Maryland), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Corey Baird (Stanford Univ.), Luis Felipe (Cruzeiro), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham/ENG), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors/ARG).
FORWARDS (3): Alex Muyl (Georgetown Univ.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading/ENG), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht/NED).
1 comment about "U.S. under-20 camp opens with 21 players".
  1. Kim Littleton, December 29, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

    Why isn't Arun Basuljevic from Georgetown on this list?

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