will begin his fifth cycle as U.S. under-20 men's national team coach with two matches in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia.
Ramos, who has led the USA to the
quarterfinals at the last three U-20 World Cups, has called in 22 players, including keeper David Ochoa
and winger Konrad de la Fuente
, who started for the USA at the 2019 U-20 World Cup
De la Fuente is one of nine players who are based at youth programs of European clubs. They include Californians Leonardo Sepulveda
and Travian Sousa
, who moved
this summer to Spain and Germany, respectively. English-born Charlie Kelman
has played 12 games for League One team Southend United.
Ochoa is one of five MLS Homegrown players who
were called up. Colorado's Cole Bassett
has already played 22 MLS games (with two goals) in two seasons.
Two other 2019 U-20s are eligible for the 2021 U-20 World Cup. Ulysses
, who scored six goals in his first three games for Wolfsburg's U-19s, is out 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury. Julian Araujo
, who played for U.S. U-23 coach Jason Kreis
March U-23 camp, was not released by the LA Galaxy, which has an MLS match against Colorado on Sept. 11.
Two college freshmen were called up: Patrick Schulte
(Saint Louis) and
(UC Irvine). Datebook.
The USA will face Croatia's U-20s Sept. 5 and United Arab Emirates' U-23s Sept.
9. U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Patrick Schulte (Saint Louis University)
Kwabena Boateng (UC Irvine), Kevin Bonilla (FC Dallas academy), George Campbell (Atlanta United), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union academy), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher
U19/GER), Stuart Ritchie (Hannover 96 U19/GER), Leonardo Sepulveda (Salamanca Juvenil A/ESP), Travian Sousa (Hamburg U19/GER) MIDFIELDERS (7):
Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Justin Haak
(NYCFC), Marcelo Palomino (Unattached), Matteo Ritaccio (Liverpool U-18/ENG), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas academy), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa U-23/ENG) FORWARDS
Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona Juvenil A/ESP), Johan Gomez (Unattached), Cameron Harper (Celtic Reserves/SCO), Jalen Hawkins (Ingolstadt U19/GER), Charlie Kelman (Southend United/ENG)