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Torre Added to U.S. U-20 Men's National Team Roster for 2012 Marbella Cup

CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2012) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has added defender Javan Torre to the roster for the 2012 Marbella Cup from Oct. 6-17 in Spain.

Torre, a freshman defender at UCLA and a U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 champion with Pateadores in 2010-11, replaces Anthony Brooks, a German-American defender for Hertha Berlin of the German second division. Brooks has withdrawn from the camp and international friendlies due to injury and club commitments.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound defender, who played for the LA Galaxy U-17/18 Academy team during the 2011-12 season, was called into training camp with the U-20 MNT in April and also played in a 2-2 draw against the FC Dallas Reserves in February. Last year, Torre was part of the U-18 MNT squad at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in 2011.

The U.S. U-20 MNT is scheduled to face Canada at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the team’s first match. On Friday, Oct. 12, the U.S. squares off against Scotland at 3:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) and finally takes on Azerbaijan at 5 p.m. (11 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

U.S. Under-20 MNT Roster By Position:                              
 Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Zackary Steffen (FC Delco Academy; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7): Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)*, Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Birmingham City FC; Concord, Mass.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool FC; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.)
FORWARDS (5): Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)
*-Torre added to the roster in place of Anthony Brooks.