Ramos names 25 for U-20 camp in Spain
For it's second camp of the 2019 cycle, Tab Ramos will take his U-20 team to Spain for a pair of friendlies agianst France and one against Atletico Mardid. Here is a look at the roster.
BY Brian Sciaretta PostedUNITED STATES U-20 head coach Tab Ramos announced his roster on Friday for the upcoming camp in Spain which will feature friendlies against France and Atletico Madrid.
March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
Following the Youth Summit in January, this is the second time the U.S. U-20 team has assembled this cycle with qualifying expected to take place in early 2019. The camp will run from March 17-28 and will feature friendlies against France in Alicante on March 21 and 23. The camp will conclude with a friendly against Atletico Madrid in Madrid.
The roster consists of 25 players and 12 players are making their debut for the team this cycle and one player, Ulysses Llanez, is playing up a cycle and is eligible for the 2021 U-20 World Cup.
The roster highlights include Josh Sargent who is one of the top prospects in American soccer. The forward from St. Louis was a member of the 2017 U-20 World Cup team and is currently getting settled in at Werder Bremen after joining the German club in January.
The roster also includes several standouts including Ajax U-19 right back Sergino Dest, FC Dallas playmaker Paxton Pomykol, and Atlanta United winger Andrew Carleton.
There are several players not included who are in different circumstance. New York Red Bull midfielder Tyler Adams is expected to be with the full national team in March. Philadelphia’s Anthony Fontana, DC United’s Chris Durkin, and Red Bull winger Ben Mines are seeing regular minutes to start the MLS season.
FC Nordsjaelland winger Jonathan Amon is currently injured. Tim Weah also began earning minutes with Paris St. Germaine’s first team and that could either see him called up to the full national team or remain with his club to further his progression there.
GOALKEEPERS (3): CJ Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Pa.), Phillip Ejimadu (Nacional Atlético Clube; Minneapolis, Minn.), Brady Scott (FC Köln; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Sergino Dest (AFC Ajax; Almere-Stad, Netherlands), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Jake Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Manny Perez (N.C. State University; Garner, N.C.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Sam Rogers (Seattle Sounds FC; Seattle, Wash.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis FC; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Frankie Amaya (Pateadores; Santa Ana, Calif.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Andres Jimenez (Envigado FC; Miami, Fla.), Richie Ledezma (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Alex Mendez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas), Juan Pablo Torres (K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen; Lilbirn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Shaft Brewer (Unattached; Sacramento, Calif.), Zyen Jones (FC Schalke 04; Clarkston, Ga.), Ulysses Llanez Jr. (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Nebiyou Perry (FC Köln; New York, N.Y.), Justin Rennicks (Indiana University; Hamilton, Mass.), Josh Sargent (SV Werder Bremen; O'Fallon, Mo.)