Villareal Replaces Shinsky on Milk Cup Roster
CHICAGO (July 18, 2011) – Pateadores midfielder Jose Villareal has been added to the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team roster after an impressive performance at Development Academy Finals Week, which wrapped up on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis.
Villareal scored two goals in the championship match, and was key in the Pateadores midfield throughout the tournament, leading his team to its first-ever title.
He will replace midfielder Alex Shinsky on the roster.
The Northern Ireland Milk Cup will be held from July 21-30 in Coleraine and Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Following the opening ceremony on July 24, the U.S. will play Israel on July 25 and Mexico on July 27 before a placement match on Friday, July 29.
U.S. U-18 MNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Leawood, Kans.)
DEFENDERS (8): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Bryan Gallego (New York Red Bulls; Kinnelon, N.J.), Jordan McCrary (North Carolina; Marietta, Ga.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (FC Dallas; Edmund,Okla.), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United; Cantonsville, Md.), Javan Torre (Pateadores; Santa Monica, Calif.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman University; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.), Marcus Salandy-Defour (D.C. United; Kensington, Md.), Jose Villareal (Pateadores; Inglewood, Calif.)
FORWARDS (3): Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Tex.)