CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Three Real Salt Lake Academy players were among 24 players called into U.S. Soccer’s U-18 MNT camp by head coach Javier Perez.
The weeklong camp will be held in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from January 4-11 and precedes the upcoming Copa del Atlantico in the Canary Islands, which is scheduled to be played February 4-7.
The Claret-and-Cobalt’s: DF Justen Glad, M/F Sebastian Saucedo and GK Christian Herrera were among twenty-one out of the twenty-four players, who currently play for a U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Nine MLS Academies are represented with RSL receiving the most call-ups.
Glad, Saucedo and Herrera have guided the RSL U-16 team to an 8-1-1 start through ten league matches. Saucedo leads the team in scoring with eight goals, while Herrera has earned seven clean sheets in nine starts. Glad anchors a backline that has yet to concede a goal at home and has only surrendered four goals all season.
U.S. Soccer is holding a U-20 MNT camp in Lakewood Ranch during the same timeframe as the U-18 camp and four Real Salt Lake Academy players from three different levels were called up: Corey Baird (RSL-AZ U-18), Andrew Brody (University of Louisville), Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake) and Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake).
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Christian Herrera (Real Salt Lake AZ; Las Cruces, N.M.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (Chicago Magic PSG; Oviedo, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.)
FORWARDS (6): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Gerves Fagan (Sereno SC; Peoria, Ariz.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.), Kendall Stork (Chicago Magic PSG; Barrington, Ill.).