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U.S. U-20 MNT Headed to Argentina


The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will travel to Argentina on Friday, Nov. 23 for an 11-day training camp that will include three international games.

Head coach Thomas Rongen has named an 18-player roster for the trip that includes two veterans of the team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Bryan Arguez and Anthony Wallace, as well as six players who competed at the 2007 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Korea. Two Southampton FC (England) players, Kyle Davies and Andrew Giallombardo, will also be making their way to Argentina as well as four players from Major League Soccer. Abdusalam Ibrahim and Anthony Wallace will represent FC Dallas, Bryan Arguez and Jorge Flores will join the squad from DC United and Chivas USA, respectively.

The team will face Paraguay on November 26 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and two days later will take on the hosts. Rongen’s squad will round out their trip on December 1 against Uruguay.

U.S. U-20 MNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wisc.), Larry Jackson (East Palo Alto, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Gale Agbossoumonde (Syracuse, N.Y.), Victor Cortez (University of San Fransisco), Kyle Davies (Southampton FC), Ian Kalis (Plano, Texas), Chris Klute (Grand Prairie, Texas), Aubrey Perry (Ocoee, Fla.), Kofi Sarkodie (Huber Heights, Ohio), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Bryan Arguez (DC United), Pablito Cruz (Azusa, Calif.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Andrew Giallombardo (Southampton FC), Abdusalam Ibrahim (FC Dallas), Amobi Okugo (Sacramento, Calif.)
FORWARDS (2): Charles Renken (Edwardsville, Ill.), Ben Speas (Stow, Ohio)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club
Agbossoumonde, Gale D 6'2" 185 11/17/91 Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse FC
Arguez, Bryan M 6'2" 175 11/13/89 Miami, Fla. DC United
Cortez, Victor D 5'8" 160 01/01/89 El Sobrante, Calif. University of San Fransisco
Cruz, Pablito M/F 5'4" 110 12/30/91 Azusa, Calif. Pateadores
Davies, Kyle D 5'10" 160 04/11/89 Danville, Calif. Southampton FC (England)
Flores, Jorge M/F 5'11" 150 09/16/89 Anaheim, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Giallombardo, Andrew M 5'8" 145 03/15/89 Manalapan, N.J. Southampton FC (England)
Ibrahim, Abdusalam M/F 6'0" 155 08/15/91 Richfield, Minn. FC Dallas (MLS)
Jackson, Larry GK 6'1" 165 09/28/90 East Palo Alto, Calif. DeAnza Force
Kalis, Ian D 5'10" 170 07/08/90 Plano, Texas Dallas Texans
Klute, Christopher D 6'1" 155 03/05/90 Grand Prairie, Texas Dallas Texans
Lambo, Joshua GK 6'0" 205 11/19/90 Middleton, Wisc. Chicago Magic
Okugo, Amobi M 5'11" 165 03/13/91 Sacramento, Calif. San Juan Lightning Crew
Perry, Aubrey D 5'9" 150 01/20/90 Ocoee, Fla. Ajax America
Renken, Charles F 5'7" 130 12/19/93 Edwardsville, Ill. Scott Gallagher
Sarkodie, Kofi D 5'7" 155 03/22/91 Huber Heights, Ohio Ohio FC Mutiny
Speas, Ben F 5'7" 155 01/17/91 Stow, Ohio Everest FC
Wallace, Anthony D/M 5'11" 165 01/26/89 St. Petersburg, Fla. FC Dallas (MLS)


U.S. Under-20 National Team Staff
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen (Stuart, Fla.)
Assistant Coach: Juan Carlos Michia (Miami, Fla.)
Assistant Coach: Marco Etcheverry (Purcellville, Va.)
Goalkeeper Coach: David Dir (Dallas, Tex.)
Team Coordinator: Jon Fleishman (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Team Doctor: Damion Valletta (San Diego, Calif.)
Equipment Manager: Rigoberto Cuevas (Sacramento, Calif.)
Athletic Trainer: Forrest Pecha (Atlanta, Ga.)











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