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U-18 Men's National Team Prepares for 2005 Milk Cup Next Week

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Bob Jenkins released the 18-man roster that will compete in the 2005 Milk Cup from Aug. 1-5 in Northern Ireland.

The U.S. will take on Brazil in their opening match on Aug. 1, before facing Cameroon two days later. Interestingly, the U.S. will not face the other team in the elite group, host Northern Ireland, which will also face Cameroon and Brazil.

Depending on the team’s showing against their two opponents, the U.S. will play in either the championship game or third place match against one of the other three teams. The U.S. will depart for Northern Ireland on July 28 and return to the U.S. on Aug. 6, a day after the tournament ends.

U-18 MNT Milk Cup Schedule
Date      Opponent
Aug. 1   Brazil
Aug. 3   Cameroon
Aug. 5   Placement Match

U-18 MNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Steve Sandbo (SMU), Chris Seitz (SoCal United);

DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Arsenal FC), Pav Castaneda (Red Storm Clash), Greg Folk (UCLA), Paul Gerstenberger (Blackwatch SC), Jamil Roberts (Santa Clara), Karl Schilling (Uconn);

MIDFIELDERS (6): Rodrigo Lopez (CD Chivas USA), Jason Leopoldo (SoCal United), Dax McCarty (UNC), Lee Nguyen (Indiana), Mike Vidiera (Duke), Sal Zizzo (Hodpurs Club);

FORWARDS (4): Ely Allen (University of Washington), Diego Barrera (Loyola Marymount), Charlie Davies (Boston College), Brian Martin (SC Milwaukee).