U.S. U-20 defender Chris Gloster
was called up to German club Hannover 96's first team for training for the first time.
The 18-year-old left-back signed with Hannover last summer
after leaving the Red Bulls academy and began the season with its U-19s before being promoted to its U-23s.
Hannover 96 coach Thomas Doll
promoted Gloster last week to fill in for
injured Matthias Ostrzolek in training.
Left back has been a nightmare position for the USA for years, but it is a position of strength on the U.S. under-20 national team.
addition to Gloster, U-20 coach Tab Ramos
has the Philadelphia Union's Matthew Real,
who captained the U-20s in Concacaf qualifying, and Edwin Lara
, who debuted for Leon's first
team in the Copa MX this winter. In a pinch, U-20 right back Sergino Dest
, who was promoted to Ajax Jong, the Dutch club's second team, can also play on the left side.