Jason Kreis calls in Ocampo-Chavez and Reyna for U-23 camp

Forwards Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Gio Reyna, who helped the U.S. under-17 national team qualify for the 2019 U-17 World Cup, are among the 21 players U.S. under-23 national team coach Jason Kreis called into a camp that began Sunday in Herriman, Utah.

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill, who started for the USA in its 1-0 loss to Jamaica, is the only player with a cap on the senior national team. Gedion Zelalem took part in Olympic qualifying four years ago.

U.S. Under-23 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Andrew Thomas (Stanford University), Justin Vom Steeg (LA Galaxy)
DEFENDERS (6): Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Jack Maher (Indiana University), Sam Rogers (Sounders FC II), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union.), George Acosta (Unattached), Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal B/ESP), Cameron Lindley (Memphis 901), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes), Gedion Zelalem (Sporting KC)
FORWARDS (4): Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Benji Michel (Orlando City), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders), Giovanni Reyna (Unattached)
10 comments about "Jason Kreis calls in Ocampo-Chavez and Reyna for U-23 camp".
  1. Right Winger, June 10, 2019 at 12:29 p.m.

    I find it incredible that after all the debacles we have been experiencing that you we would consider calling up a kid from the u17's to the U23's.  Makes no sense.  Makes no sense at all.  Who says this isnt a political organization.

  2. Arnold Ramirez replied, June 10, 2019 at 4:41 p.m.

    I guess you have not seen Gio Reyna play. He is an excellent player who will do really well with the U23.

  3. Seth Vieux, June 10, 2019 at 1:58 p.m.

    So pulling in two U-17s as U-23 forwards... Sargent should obviously be playing in GC, but I'll assume he's turned down a call into U23 camp? Certainly wouldn't blame him, but just goes to show what a wasted Summer USMNT has put in place for him.

  4. Right Winger replied, June 10, 2019 at 2:17 p.m.

    Seth you have to wonder who is running this organization.  The U17's pulled from the U16's leaving them short.  The U20's pulled from the 17's leaving them short.  The MNT team pulled from the U20's leaving them short. Sargent got the shaft period.  

    Tell me the purpose is in taking players from Europe are anywhere else if they are riding the bench.  We have excellent players in the U17-U20 group some playing over seas and playing everyday and we take players who are holding the bench down because they were good here in the past and all of a sudden they went someplace else and are increasing their value by riding the bench.  If US Soccer was the Ford company we would still be driving the Model T.  I sencerely believe we have the players but we do not have coaching that can identify same.

  5. Richard Broad, June 10, 2019 at 2:51 p.m.

    The game turned on one HORRIBLE error by Zach Steffan. Until that point the US was playing well. Overall, it was not a great performance, by any means, but there were some good things that happened along with the bad. This was a "friendly", a preparation for the upcoming competition. It's Gregg Berhalter's task to assess what took place, sort things out, and decide how to approach the matches that count.

  6. Ginger Peeler, June 10, 2019 at 4:44 p.m.

    Richard, I don’t think there’s time for Berhalter to correct, or substantially sort things out after he assesses what took place. It was implied to the fans that US Soccer wanted to use Josh in the Gold Cup, rather than choosing him for the U20 World Cup team. A Gold Cup win was more important than the U20 World Cup. And then Berhalter took Jozy, who hadn’t played since 2017, while implying that Josh needed more seasoning and time on the field and that Gyasi beat him out as the second forward. So, where does that leave Morris? I’ve been following this team for over 40 years; we’ve had some good coaches and some who failed miserably. I sincerely hope Berhalter can pull it together, but feel it’s highly unlikely. 

  7. Ginger Peeler, June 10, 2019 at 4:48 p.m.

    P.S.  The “horrible” error by Zach Stefan was the same horrible error he made in the previous friendly a couple of days earlier. 

  8. Right Winger, June 10, 2019 at 6:52 p.m.

    Arnold I have seen the Reyna boy play.  You are right he is a gifted young man.  But be fair to him and the u17 team.  If he was that good why not the u20’s.  The question isn’t him being good the question is is he mentally prepared for a jump like that.  I have seen him play since age 14 but that is not the answer to our problem.  

  9. John Lyncheski, June 10, 2019 at 7:50 p.m.

    Where are the U-23s playing in Europe?

  10. mark courtney, June 10, 2019 at 10:30 p.m.

    What about Emmanuel Sabbi. US ignorance as usual.

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