U.S. Men's Under-20 Team
Cameron Carter-Vickers Headlines U.S. U-20 Roster
The 16-year-old Tottenham central defender made a big impression in U-17 World Cup qualification, and will now join a roster that features Tommy Thompson, Desevio Payne, and Lynden Gooch.
BY Brian Sciaretta PostedTAB RAMOS TODAY unveiled a roster for his first U-20 camp since its successful qualifying campaign in January and it contained many interesting surprises and few eyebrow-raising omissions. Here's the squad that will take on Tottenham’s U-21s on Friday and England’s U-20s in Plymouth next Sunday. GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.) DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.). MIDFIELDERS: Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina). FORWARDS: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading; Muskego, Wis.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.). The roster includes many changes from the team that Ramos brought to U-20 World Cup qualifying. First, the team welcomes back two regulars in Erik Palmer-Brown and Joel Sonora, both of whom who were absent from the qualifying roster due to injury. Palmer-Brown is a strong contender to start for the team while Sonora also could be a key playmaker. Desevio Payne is the most significant addition to the team in his first-ever call-up to a U.S. youth national team. Born in South Carolina but also holding a Dutch passport, Payne has broken into the first team at FC Groningen in the Eredivisie. “Desevio Payne has been doing well in Holland,” Ramos said. “He’s a player we’ve never seen before. He’s a starter now for Groningen in the first division. He’s going to be a new player on this roster. So as players pop up over the next couple months, we have to take a look because who is in good form is going to be really important for us. "I’m excited about bringing Desevio along and seeing how he can do,” he later added. “I know he’s excited to come.” Also on the dual-national front, Maki Tall is on the roster after having spent some time with youth teams for France and the Ivory Coast. This year, however, he has played little at Lille II or at Red Star, where he is now on loan.
March 22, 2015
March 22, 2015