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Rongen Selects 18-man Roster for L’Alcudia International Tournament in Spain

CHICAGO (Sunday, August 17, 2003) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has selected an 18-man roster to participate in the L’Alcudia International Tournament in Spain from Aug. 19 to the 27.

The U.S. is in Group A of the eight-team tournament along with Egypt, Russia and Sovenia. Group B includes Gabon, Ukraine, Uruguay and Valencia, a regional team from Spain. The U.S. Schedule begins with Egypt on Aug. 21. Prior to the tournament, the U.S. will play a friendly match on Aug. 19 vs. Villareal. 

The team is in preparations for the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from November 27 to December 19. Originally scheduled for March 25 to April 16, the tournament change dates due to military conflict in the region.

Under-20 Men’s National Team Roster
L’Alcudia International Tournament - Spain - August 17-29, 2003

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club/College
Alvarez, Arturo F 5’9” 145 06/28/85 Houston, Texas San Jose Earthquakes
Burch, Marc F 6’1” 190 05/07/84 Cincinnati, Ohio University of Evansville
Capano, Craig M 5’7” 140 07/07/85 Hyde Park, N.Y. Chicago Fire
Colon, Dimi F 5’6” 150 04/08/83 Grossbottwar, Germany Freiburg (Germany)
Dempsey, Clint F 6’1” 170 03/09/83 Nacogdoches, Texas Furman University
Ianni, Patrick M 5’8” 150 06/15/85 Lodi, Calif. UCLA
Johnson, David M 5’11” 160 01/16/84 Riverside, Calif. Willem II (Netherlands)
Karbassiyoon, Danny F 5’9” 155 08/10/84 Roanoke, Va. Arsenal (England)
Marshall, Chad D 6’3” 185 08/22/84 Riverside, Calif. Stanford University
Moor, Drew M 6’0” 170 01/15/84 Dallas, Texas Indiana University
Pearce, Heath D 6’0” 170 08/13/84 Modesto, Calif. University of Portland
Phelan, Patrick D 5’11” 185 01/16/85 Enfield, Conn. Oakwood SC
Saavedra, Miguel M 5’11” 160 07/03/83 Milwaukee, Wis.
Schuerman, Adam GK 6’0” 180 06/04/84 Brookfield, Wis. University of Connecticut
Simek, Frank D 6’0” 175 10/13/84 Millstadt, Ill. Arsenal (England)
Videira, Mike M 5’11” 170 01/06/86 Milford, Mass. Boston Blast
Whitbread, Zak D 6’3” 180 01/10/84 Liverpool, England Liverpool (England)
Williams, Ford GK 6’3” 190 02/20/84 Raleigh, N.C. University of North Carolina

National Team Staff
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen (Potomac Falls, Va.) 
Assistant Coach: Cle Kooiman (Alta Loma, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Fernando Clavijo (Davie, Fla.)
Team Coordinator: Erik Carlson (Seal Beach, Calif.)
Doctor: Dwite Dahms (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Trainer: Matt Voltz (Claymont, Del.)
Equipment Manager: Bryan Rosenbaum (Tucson, Ariz.)

Under-20 Men’s National Team Schedule
L’Alcudia International Tournament - Spain - August 17-29, 2003 

Group A  Schedule   
Egypt, Russia, Slovenia, United States                  

Aug. 21
USA vs. Egypt
Slovenia vs. Russia

Aug. 23
Slovenia vs. Egypt
Russia vs. USA

Aug. 25
Egypt vs. Russia
USA vs. Slovenia

Group B Schedule
Gabon, Ukraine, Uruguay, Valencia (regional)

Aug. 22
Uruguay vs. Gabon
Valencia vs. Ukraine

Aug. 24
Valencia vs. Gabon
Ukraine vs. Uruguay

Aug. 26
Gabon vs. Ukraine
Uruguay vs. Valencia

Placement Matches

Aug. 27
1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B
1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A

Aug. 28
4th Group A vs. 4th Group B
3rd Group A vs. 3rd Group B
3rd place game