Arguez to Replace Garza on U.S. U-20 World Cup Roster
Midfielder Bryan Arguez has been added to the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team roster in advance of the upcoming FIFA Under-20 World Cup after Sam Garza tore his anterior cruciate ligament and miniscus while playing for the University of Denver on Friday.
Sep. 9, 2009
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Arguez was a member the 2007 U.S. U-20 World Cup team that advanced to the quarterfinals in Canada, and helped the 2009 team qualify for Egypt by finishing in second place at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March. The Hertha Berlin midfielder becomes the third foreign-based player on head coach Thomas Rongen’s roster.
Arguez will join the U.S. team in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Sept. 14, where they will train and play a final tune-up against Australia before traveling to Suez, Egypt, on Sept. 21. The U.S. will open against Germany on Sept. 26 before facing Cameroon on Sept. 29 and rounding out group play against Korea Republic on Oct. 2. All three of the USA’s group matches will be played at the brand new Mubarak Stadium in Suez.
Roster by Position (Detailed Roster):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn, Ga.), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton, Wis.), Brian Perk (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC; Syracuse, N.Y.), Kyle Davies (FC Dallas; Danville, Calif.), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame; Dorchester, Mass.), Ike Opara (Wake Forest; Durham, N.C.), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Sheanon Williams (Unattached; Boston, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin, Miami), Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo; Glendale, Ariz.), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabak; Oslo, Norway), Dilly Duka (Rutgers; Montville, N.J.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.), Jared Jeffrey (Club Brugge; Richardson, Texas), Brian Ownby (Virginia; Glen Allen, Va.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Michael Stephens (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.)
FORWARDS (3): Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas; Rockford, Ill.), Brek Shea (FC Dallas; College Station, Texas), Tony Taylor (Jacksonville; Jacksonville, Fla.)