U-18 boys national team coach Javier Perez has selected a 18-player squad to travel Bosnia & Herzegovina April 22-May 1. The roster includes goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, son of U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and Houston Dynamo academy forward Christian Lucatero, who trained with Mexico’s U-18 national team in February.
The USA will play three friendlies, against Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia U-18s and a third opponent yet to be announced.
Nine of the players on the roster were part of Perez’s squad that finished February’s Copa Chivas in Guadalajara with a 1-2-1 win-loss-tie record while scoring only twice, including Klinsmann and both scorers, Mauricio Pineda and Eryk Williamson.
U.S. U-18 Boys Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.).
DEFENDERS (6): Marcello Borges (New York Red Bulls; Kearny, N.J.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.), Eryk Williamson (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.).
FORWARDS (5): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Brooks Lennon (RSL Arizona; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.).