Teal Bunbury and Luis Gil Added to U-23 Men's National Team Roster
CHICAGO (Nov. 7, 2011) â€“ U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has added Teal Bunbury and Luis Gil to round out the 37-man roster that begins training camp today in Duisburg, Germany.
Bunbury, from Sporting KC, and Gil, from Real Salt Lake, join the U-23s following their respective teamsâ€™ elimination from MLS Cup playoffs.
Last weekÂ Porter named an initial 31-man squad that is building toward Olympic qualifying in March of 2012. On Friday, the U-23 head coach added four more names to roster.
Gil is a graduate of U.S. Soccerâ€™s U-7 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. and veteran of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He is also a former member of the Development Academy, having played for Pateadores.Â Bunbury has two caps and one goal for the full U.S. Menâ€™s National Team.
The U-23 camp is taking place at the same time the full Menâ€™s National Team will be gathered in France and Slovenia. U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann worked with Porter and the rest of the coaching staff in order to structure the program in a similar fashion to the full team, including the approach to style of play, training sessions, and fitness testing.