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Top and Mullins Join U.S. U-18 MNT Training Camp Roster

CHICAGO (April 22, 2010) -- Jonathan Top and Patrick Mullins have been called into the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team training camp next week at The Home Depot Center.

Top has scored 17 goals in 15 games for the U-15/16 FC Dallas Juniors, the top goals per game average of any player in the Academy. He has helped his team to a 12-2-2 overall record in the process, the best record in the Texas Division.

Mullins, one of the older players in the camp born in 1992, earned an early admission to the University of Maryland and joined the Terrapins program this spring.

Top, a midfielder, will replace an Andrew Craven for the training camp while Mullins, a defender, will replace Scott Thomsen. Head coach Mike Matkovich will lead 24 players in the training camp from April 25-May 2. The team will train twice daily and compete against local club teams during the week. The U-18s will also attend the Los Angeles Galaxy match against the Philadelphia Union on May 1.

Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Keith Cardona (NY Red Bulls Academy; Glen Rock N.J.), Jonathan Kempin (Kansas City Wizards; Leawood, Kans.)
DEFENDERS (8): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Anthony Carerras (BW Gottschee; Valley Stream, N.Y.), Marquez Fernandez (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Baltimore, Md.), Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Albertson SC; Brentwood, N.Y.), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire; Marietta, Ga.), Patrick Mullins (Maryland; Metairie, La.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas Juniors; Edmund, Okla.), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride; Westfield, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Dustin Corea (Unattached; Portland, Ore.), Sean Davis (NY Red Bulls Academy; Holmdel, N.J.), Kyle Emerson (Wake Forest; Cypress, Texas), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Juniors; Dallas, Texas), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Miguel Lopez (Lonestar Aztex Academy; Alton, Texas), Daniel Metzger (PDA; Holmdel, N.J.), Emilio Orozco (Real SoCal; Oxnard, Calif.), Nick Palodichuk (Washington Premier FC; Battleground, Wash.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas Juniors; Ft. Worth, Texas)
FORWARDS (4): Villyan Bijev (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal; Fontana, Calif.), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United FC; Davie, Fla.), Sean Okoli (Washington Premier FC; Federal Way, Wash.)