Sac Republic's Roberto Hategan scores twice in U.S. U-18 win

The USA opened the 2018 U-18 Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic with a 2-1 win over the United Arab Emirates. Roberto Hategan, a 17-year-old plays for the Sacramento Republic's, scored both U.S. goals for the USA, which faces Bulgaria on Wednesday and host Czech Republic on Friday in Group A.

In June of 2017, at age 16, Hategan became Sacramento Republic's first academy player to get signed by the first team. He has been part of the U.S. national team pool since U-14s. In February, Hategan scored in a 3-0 U.S. U-18s' friendly win over Costa Rica.

Roberto Hategan

U.S. U-18 men's national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake academy; Oxnard, Calif.), Kristopher Shakes (Bethlehem Steel FC; Coral Springs, Fla.).
DEFENDERS (7): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy academy; Lompoc, Calif.), Nico Benalcazar (New York City FC academy; Wilton, Conn.); Nathan Harriel (Chargers Soccer Club; Oldsmar, Fla.), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas academy; Garland, Texas), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG; New York, N.Y.), Stuart Ritchie (FC Groningen; Schoolstraat, Netherlands), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy Owen Otasowie; Corona, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Taylor Booth (Unattached; Eden, Utah), Justin Haak (New York City FC Owen Otasowie; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Aidan Morris (Crew SC Academy; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.); Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo Owen Otasowie; Houston, Texas); Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa/ENG; Savannah, Ga.).
FORWARDS (6): Roberto Hategan (Sacramento Republic; Chicago, Ill.), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Axel Picaxo (Philadelphia Union academy; Chester Springs, Penn.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.), Folarin Balogun (Arsenal/ENG; South Ockendon, England).

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