Caleb Porter Adds Terrence Boyd and Kelyn Rowe to U-23 Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
30-Man Camp Begins Dec. 15 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.;
Team Continues Preparations for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Set for March 2012 Â
CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2011) â€“ U.S. U-23 Menâ€™s National Team head coach Caleb Porter added forward Terrence Boyd and midfielder Kelyn Rowe to the roster for a training camp set to begin in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., later this week.Â Â
With the additions, there will now be 30 players on the roster training from Dec. 15-23 at the Premier Sports Campus.Â Â
Boyd, a powerful striker, plays for Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga and was part of the U-23 Menâ€™s National Team camp which took place last month in Duisburg, Germany. Boyd scored one goal in each of the USAâ€™s scrimmages during the November camp.
A U-20 Menâ€™s National Team veteran, Rowe will make his camp debut in the U-23 age group. The UCLA sophomore scored six goals and tallied 10 assists during the Bruinsâ€™ recent run to the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup. The former member of Development Academy team Crossfire Premier was also named Pac-12 Player of the Year for 2011.
The U.S. Under-23 Menâ€™s National Team was drawn into Group A of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and will open group play against Cuba on March 22 at 8 p.m. CT. The USA will face Canada on March 24 at 6 p.m. CT, and then close out group action against El Salvador on March 26 at 8 p.m. CT. All of the Group A matches will be played as doubleheaders at LP Field in Nashville.
This is the second gathering of this age group in preparation for qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games. U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is working 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.