CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos named a 22-player roster for an international training camp in Verona, Italy that will take place November 10th-20th. The U.S. will play against Hellas Verona Primavera, Italian Seria A side Hellas Verona’s Academy team, Iran’s U-20 National Team and a yet-to-be-confirmed opponent. Included in the call up are four players, who have ties to the Grande Sports Academy home of the Real Salt Lake Academy.
Ben Spencer (Moldke FK), Romain Gall (FC Lorient) and Kainoa Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) attended the Real Salt Lake Academy in the inaugural 2010-2011 season, but did not graduate. They left the Academy after they helped the RSL U-16 team finish third at Finals Week in 2011. Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake) is the only player called up by Ramos, who graduated from the Academy.
The U-20 team begins play on Wednesday, November 13th, against Hellas Verona Primavera and will face Iran’s U-20’s on Monday, November 19th. The U-20’s will wrap up camp with a final match on Tuesday, November 19th against TBD.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2) : Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.) DEFENDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Conor Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Matias Fracchia (NJSA 04; Roselle Park, N.J.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (IMG Academy; Powder Springs, Ga.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund; Manassas Park, Va.), Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland AFC; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham FC; Plano, Texas), Kristian Scott (Swansea City AFC; Winterbourne, Bristol), Omar Thompson (Wigan Athletic; Miami, Fla.)
FORWARDS (6): Kainoa Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen; Henderson, Nev.), Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake; San Diego, Calif.), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Dresher, Pa.), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; Beaverton, Ore.), Ben Spencer (Molde FK; Albuquerque, N.M.)