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Under-18 Men's National Team Commence 10-Day International Trip to Lisbon


U-18s to Participate in 19th Annual International Juniors Tournament

CHICAGO (May 16, 2013) – The Under-18 U.S. Men’s National Team is embarking on a 10-day trip to Portugal that will feature three matches in the 19th Annual International Juniors Tournament. The U.S. will face Czech Republic on Tuesday May 21, Portugal on Thursday May 23 and Hungary on Saturday May 25.

U-18 Men’s National Team head coach Javier Perez has called in a 20-player roster to make the trip to Portugal. This is the first time the U-18s will convene since another 10-day trip that featured three matches in France and Romania, on March 15-25. Of the 20 players called in for the trip 17 have Development Academy ties and 10 were on the roster for the trip in March.

Defenders Shaquell Moore and John Requejo Jr., and forward Rubio Rubin were part of the U-17 roster for the U-17 CONCACAF Championships in April.

U.S. Under-18 Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zack Steffen (Philadelphia Union; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Jordan Allen (Empire Revolution; Rochester, N.Y.), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea SC; Roanoke, Texas), Jalen Markey (Seattle Sounders; Renton, Wash.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.) John Requejo Jr. (Unattached; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Romain Gall (FC Loreient; Herndon, Va.), Jacori Hayes (Baltimore Bays; Bowie, Md.), Brian Iloski (LA Galaxy; Escondido, Calif.), Omar Thompson (Wigan Athletic; Miami, Fla.)
FORWARDS (6):, Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Piakai Henkel (FC Amiens; Arcata, Calif.), Kosta Koukladas (Rot-Weiss Essen; Orange County, Calif.), Benji Lopez (RSL Arizona; San Diego, Calif.), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; Beaverton, Ore.)

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