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Sinclair Replaces McCloughlin at Copa Chivas


CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2008) -- Hasani Sinclair has been called to Guadalajara, Mexico by U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Thomas Rongen for the Copa Chivas tournament, replacing forward Ellis McLoughlin.

The U-20 MNT begins group play against Club America tonight after the tournament's opening ceremonies. The following matches in group play will be against Tecos (Jan. 27), Locomotiv de Moscu (Jan. 28), Estudiantes de la Plata (Jan. 29) and Santos (Jan. 30). If the U.S. advances they could move on to the quarterfinals (Jan. 31), semifinals (Feb. 1) or the final on Feb. 2.

Updated U-20 MNT Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS
(2): Josh Lambo (FC Dallas), Abdul Hamid (Annandale, Va.)
DEFENDERS (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (Syracuse, N.Y.), Franklin Blaise (Miami, Fla.), Paolo DelPiccolo (Lakewood, Colo.), Nicholas Millington (Raleigh, N.C.), Matthew Uy (Fairfield University), Zarek Valentin (Lancaster, Pa.), Sheanon Williams (University of North Carolina)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Jose Altamirano (San Diego, Calif.), Steben Birnbaum (Irvine, Calif.), Andrew Lubahn (Erie, Pa.), Amobi Okugo (Sacramento, Calif.), Pablo Punyed (Miami, Fla.),
FORWARDS (5): Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Felix Garcia (Laredo, Texas), Christian Gonzales (Miami, Fla.), Alex Nimo (Real Salt Lake), Ahkeel Rodney (Elmont, N.Y.), Hasani Sinclair (Coral Springs, Fla.)

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