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Allen and Parker Replace Somerville and McCrary for U-18 MNT Trip to Lisbon


CHICAGO (May 17, 2011) -- Forward Brandon Allen and defender Timothy Parker will replace Jordan McCrary and Chris Somerville for the upcoming U.S. U-18 Men's National Team trip to Lisbon, Portugal, due to minor injuries. Allen becomes the third New York Red Bulls Academy player to join the group while Parker will represent Albertson SC.

The U.S. departs on May 19 and will play the Netherlands on May 25, Portugal on May 26 and Finland on May 28 as part of the 2011 Lisbon International tournament.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Gal (Chicago Sockers; Bartlett, Ill.), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Leawood, Kans.)
DEFENDERS (7): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jack Coleman (FC Dallas; Norman, Okla.), Bryan Gallego (New York Red Bulls; Kinnelon, N.J.), Timothy Parker (Albertson; Hicksville, N.Y.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas; Edmund, Okla.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman University; Lawrenceville, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls; Holmdel, N.J.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.), Alex Shinksy (Maryland; York, Penn.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio).
FORWARDS (5): Brandon Allen (New York Red Bulls; Old Bridge, N.J.), Villyan Bijev (California Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Khiry Shelton (Lonestar SC; Leander, Texas), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas).

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