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Rongen Calls 16 Players to Sunrise, Fla. for Pair of Friendlies


CHICAGO (August 7, 2008) -- U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has named 16 players who will travel to Sunrise, Fla. for a pair of friendly matches against Guatemala from August 10-14.

The two CONCACAF foes will play on August 12 and 14 as part of their preparations for the 2009 CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup Qualifying Tournament, which will be held in Trinidad & Tobago early next year.

The U.S. U-20 MNT is coming off a third-place finish at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and a 3-0 win against arch rival Mexico in a one-off game in Laredo, Texas.

U-20 MNT Roster
Training Camp - Sunrise, Fla.
Aug. 10-14, 2008

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club
Agbossoumonde, Gale D 6-2 185 11/17/91 Syracuse, N.Y. IMG Academy
Alvarez, Carlos F 5-11 150 11/12/90 Los Angeles, Calif. LAFC
Arena, Anthony D 5-11 160 08/03/90 Kenmore, Wash. Crossfire Premier
Cabas, Steven F 6-1 175 08/02/89 Miami, Fla. Florida International
Cruz, Daniel M 5-8 180 01/03/90 Glendale, Ariz. UNLV
Duble, Sean GK 6-1 195 12/03/89 Cocoa, Fla. Miami FC
Ibrahim, Abdus F 6-0 155 08/15/91 Richfield, Minn. Toronto FC (MLS)
Martucci, Michele F 6-1 155 01/08/91 Miami, Fla. Miami Kendall FC
Mayen, Gerson M 5-8 150 02/09/89 Los Angeles, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Nimo, Alex M 5-6 140 03/21/90 Portland, Ore. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Okugo, Amobi M 5-11 165 03/13/91 Sacramento, Calif. San Juan Lightning
Opara, Ike D 6-2 170 02/21/89 Durham, N.C. Wake Forest
Perk, Brian GK 5-11 180 07/21/89 Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. UCLA
Valentin, Zarek D 5-9 145 08/06/91 Lancaster, Pa. PA Classics
Wallace, Anthony D 5-11 165 01/26/89 St. Petersburg, Fla. FC Dallas (MLS)
Williams, Sheanon D 5-11 165 03/17/90 Boston, Mass. North Carolina

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