Penn State's Lee gets Guam call for World Cup qualifying

Penn State junior defender Nate Lee has been called up by the Guam national team for its World Cup 2018 qualifier at Turkmenistan on Oct. 13.
 
Lee started on the Mateo alongside his two brothers, Alex and Justin, in a pair of friendlies against Hong Kong and Singapore in March. Alex played this season for the USL Richmond Kickers. Justin stayed in Guam, where he plays for Guam Shipyard. Alex and Justin started for Guam in its most recent qualifier, a 0-0 tie with Oman.

Guam has been the Asian surprise, opening the semifinal round with wins over Turkmenistan and India before losing to World Cup 2014 finalist Iran.

Every player who started against Oman except Dutch-bred Jan-Willem Staman went through the U.S. college system. Besides Alex (Maryland) and Justin (Penn State), Dallas Jaye (USF), Jonahan Romero (Memphis), Jason Cunliffe (Santa Clara), Ryan Guy (San Diego), Shawn Nicklaw (UConn), Brandon McDonald (San Francisco), John Matkin (San Diego) and A.J. DeLaGarza (Maryland) played college soccer.

DeLaGarza starts for the MLS champion LA Galaxy, while Alex, Guy and McDonald have spent time in MLS. Guy now plays in Hong Kong while is in Thailand.
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