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Three Players Added to U-23 MNT Training Camp Roster


Three players were added to the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team roster for their trip to Japan this week. Goalkeeper Justin Hughes (Colorado Rapids), defender Sean Franklin (Cal State North University) and midfielder Peter Lowry (Santa Clara University) were all invited in by head coach Bob Bradley to bring the roster up to 23 players. On Saturday (Feb. 10), the players arrived into Carson, Calif., where the team will practice at The Home Depot Center before heading to Japan on Friday, Feb. 16 to play two games. A total of 20 players will make the international trip, with Julian Valentin, Stuart Holden and Tally Hall available only for the training camp. During their time in Carson, the U.S. will scrimmage UCLA on Monday and Chivas USA on Thursday. In Japan, the U.S. will face the Japan Under-22 Men’s National Team and a still to be determined J-League team. The U-23 Men’s National Team head coach is Bob Bradley, and his full time assistant is Peter Nowak. For this training camp and part of the trip, Bradley is also assisted by U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Thomas Rongen and U-17 MNT head coach John Hackworth.

U-23 MNT Schedule
Date         Opponent
Feb. 21    Japan U-22s
Feb. 23    TBD (J-League team)

U-23 MNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Esjberg FB), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake), Justin Hughes (Colorado Rapids)
DEFENDERS (9): Adam Cristman (New England Revolution), Sean Franklin (Cal State North University), Hunter Freeman (Colorado Rapids), Michael Harrington (Kansas City Wizards), Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Nathan Sturgis (Los Angeles Galaxy), Julian Valentin (Wake Forest University), Rob Valentino (University of San Francisco), Tim Ward (Columbus Crew)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Arturo Alvarez (FC Dallas), Nico Colaluca (Colorado Rapids), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Will John (Kansas City Wizards), Quavas Kirk (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Peter Lowry (Santa Clara University), Ryan Solle (New England Revolution)
FORWARDS (3): Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire), Jacob Peterson (Colorado Rapids), Jamie Watson (Real Salt Lake)
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