YNT Feb 14, 2013
The team prepares for training at the colorful Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team completed its training at Toluca, Mexico, on Thursday morning and now heads to Puebla, the location of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos has a 20-player roster in place, with 19 on hand during Wednesday’s final session in Toluca. With Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna set to join the team, the entire group can now focus on Monday, Feb. 18, when the USA opens the tournament against Haiti (6:30 p.m. ET; FOX Soccer) with the goal of advancing to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey later this year.
Here are a few images from training:
Jerome Kiesewetter keeps the ball in play.
Defender Boyd Okwuonu
After training, U-20 head coach Tab Ramos (upper right set of stairs) gets to the top of the stadium before the rest of the staff. Did he earn the win or did the crew ease off? That’s subject for debate.