FC Dallas academy champions head U.S. U-19 team

Three players from the FC Dallas academy program that swept the Development Academy age-group playoffs -- Hector Montalvo, Weston McKennie and Devin Vega -- were named to the U.S. under-19 men’s national team that will play at the COTIF Tournament, beginning next Tuesday in Valencia, Spain.

Coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd edition of the tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain.

They include four plays based on foreign clubs and three signed by MLS clubs to contracts with their USL second teams.

The USA will face Venezuela, Mauritania, Spain and Bahrain in group play. The U-19s won the Slovakia Cup in April. Ten players return from that team.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brady Scott (De Anza Force), Kevin Silva (PDA), Justin Vom Steeg (Unattached).
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy II), Marlon Fossey (Fulham/ENG), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas academy), John Nelson (Internationals), Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United/ENG), Donovan Pines (D.C. United academy), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford Univ.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC B), Christian Enriquez (Nomads FC), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z), Kevin Lankford (Heidenheim/GER), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas academy), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire academy), Devin Vega (FC Dallas academy).
FORWARDS (4): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks), Abdulkadir Haji (Seacoast United) Brandon Vazquez (Tijuana/MEX), Isaiah Young (PDA).
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