Donovan names roster for Homegrown game

Back for the second time as head coach of the MLS Homegrown team, former USA international Landon Donovan named his squad on Tuesday.

The 20 players named include U.S. international Jordan Morris, who has scored six goals for Seattle in his first pro season, and FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, a former member of the Mexico U-20 team that will oppose the MLS players July 27 at Avaya Stadium.

The 2016 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game will kick off at 9 p.m. ET, one day prior to the AT&T MLS All-Star Game pitting the league’s stars against Arsenal.

Donovan picked four players from Real Salt Lake and three from FC Dallas; both teams have been at the forefront of developing young talent.

Contributing two players each are the L.A. Galaxy, Orlando City SC, Seattle, and Toronto FC. Local product Tommy Thompson earned his third selection to the Homegrown game.

Former U.S. international Stuart Holden, who will serve as an assistant coach for the Homegrown game, and Colorado goalkeeping coach Chris Sharp aided Donovan in compiling the list of players.

In the previous two editions of the Homegrown game, the MLS lads tied Portland’s U-23s, 0-0, in 2014, and played a 1-1 deadlock with Club America’s U-20 last year.
MLS Homegrown Roster
Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas)
Maxine Crepeau (Montreal Impact).
Danilo Acosta (Real Salt Lake)
Justin Glad (Real Salt Lake)
Aaron Guillen (FC Dallas)
Phanuel Kavita (Real Salt Lake)
Jalen Robinson (D.C. United)
Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC)
Tyler Adams (NY Red Bulls)
Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake)
Jay Chapman (Toronto FC)
Coy Craft (FC Dallas)
Harrison Heath (Orlando City SC)
Aaron Kovar (Seattle Sounders)
Raul Mendiola (L.A. Galaxy)
Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)
Joey Calistri (Chicago Fire)
Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC)
Jack McBean (L.A. Galaxy)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
1 comment about "Donovan names roster for Homegrown game".
  1. Ric Fonseca, July 13, 2016 at 3:05 p.m.

    Where are the other local home-grown Mexican-Latin-American players? Only two listed above, and maybe two others (Acosta and Mendiola? Portugese?) Isn't or wouldn't this be an opportunity to get those young home-grown Hispanic-Latino-Mexican American players BEFORE the Alianza cons them way and has them sign for Liga MX teams? And then the darned cycle starts all over again???

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