U.S. connection: Dominican Republic U-20 national team

1. Edison Azcona (Inter Miami). Nominated for 2020 USL League One Young POY.
2. Izzy Boatwright (Inter Miami academy). Named to 2022 GA Cup Best XI (U-17s).
3. Sebastian Manon (Taft School). Captain in aborted 2021 U-20 qualifying campaign.
4. Xavier Valdez (Houston Dynamo). Listed on USA's Concacaf U-20 preliminary roster.
Notable: Dominican Republic, which faces USA in Sunday's Concacaf U-20 Men's Championship final, has advanced to 2023 Under-20 World Cup and 2024 Olympics. marking the first time it's ever qualified for a FIFA world championship.
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