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Rongen Brings 26 to Eight-Day Training Camp in Sunrise, Fla.

CHICAGO (Dec. 15, 2008) -- U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has called 26 players to an eight-day training camp in Sunrise, Fla. that kicks off on Dec. 15 and lasts through Dec. 22. The training camp will include a pair of friendly scrimmages against CONCACAF foes Haiti on Dec. 20 and Canada on Dec. 22.

The roster includes a mix of professional, youth and college players. Four NCAA players will be coming in with little rest as Ike Opara and Daniel Wenzel were part of the Wake Forest team that advanced to the Final Four and North Carolina's Kirk Urso and Sheanon Williams advanced to the final that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 14.

FC Dallas will be sending its duo of Josh Lambo and Anthony Wallace, while Toronto FC's Absudalam Ibrahim and Chivas USA's Jorge Flores round out the MLS contingent. Players who play professionally in Germany (Bryan Arguez and Gabriel Hoyos), Italy (Vincenzo Bernardo and Guiseppe Nazzani) and Austria (Matt Luzanaris) complete the group of pro players in Sunrise.



Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club
Arguez, Bryan M 6-2 175 01/13/89 Miami, Fla. Hertha BSC Berlin (Germany)
Bernardo, Vincenzo F 5-6 145 05/22/90 Madison, N.J. SSC Napoli (Italy)
Cruz, Daniel M 5-8 180 01/03/89 Glendale, Ariz. UNLV
Flores, Jorge M 5-11 150 09/16/89 Anaheim, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Garza, Sam F 5-11 165 10/17/89 Highland Village, Texas University of Denver
Gavin, Blair M 6-0 160 01/08/89 Franklin, Tenn. University of Akron
Hoyos, Gabriel M 6-0 165 03/03/89 Weston, Fla. SC Freiburg (Germany)
Ibrahim, Abdus M/F 6-0 155 08/15/91 Richfield, Minn. Toronto FC (MLS)
Johnson, Sean GK 6-4 220 05/31/89 Lilburn, Ga. University of Central Florida
Lambo, Josh GK 6-0 205 11/19/90 Middleton, Wis. FC Dallas (MLS)
Luzunaris, Matt F 6-1 170 03/06/89 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. FC Magna Wr. Neustadt (Austria)
Marosevic, Peri F 5-9 160 05/05/89 Rockford, Ill. University of Michigan
Maund, Aaron M 6-2 175 09/19/90 Dorchester, Mass. University of Notre Dame
Nazzani, Guiseppe D/M 5-10 170 06/27/90 Reggio Emilia, Italy Bologna FC (Italy)
Opara, Ike D 6-2 170 02/21/89 Durham, N.C. Wake Forest University
Ownby, Brian M/F 5-11 160 07/16/90 Glen Allen, Va. University of Virginia
Perk, Brian GK 5-11 180 07/21/89 Santa Margarita, Calif. UCLA
Rolfe, Colin F 6-1 195 02/15/90 Canton, Mich. University of Louisville
Sigler, Pat D 6-3 185 02/21/89 Windsor, Calif. Cal Poly State University
Stephens, Michael M 5-9 150 04/03/89 Naperville, Ill. UCLA
Taylor, Chris D 6-1 160 05/12/89 Edmond, Okla. University of Tulsa
Urso, Kirk M 5-11 175 03/06/90 Lombard, Ill. University of North Carolina
Wallace, Anthony D 5-11 165 01/26/89 St. Petersburg, Fla. FC Dallas (MLS)
Watson, Marcus D 6-0 160 09/16/89 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. LA Galaxy Academy
Wenzel, Daniel D 5-11 165 04/13/90 Federal Way, Wash. Wake Forest University
Williams, Sheanon D 5-11 165 03/17/90 Boston, Mass. University of North Carolina

U.S. Under-20 MNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Lilburn, Ga.; Central Florida), Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.; FC Dallas), Brian Perk (Rancho Santa Margarita; UCLA)
DEFENDERS (8): Guiseppe Nazzani (Reggio Emilia, Italy; Bologna FC), Ike Opara (Durham, N.C.; Wake Forest), Pat Sigler (Windsor, Calif.; Cal Poly), Chris Taylor (Edmond, Okla.; University of Tulsa), Anthony Wallace (St. Petersburg, Fla.; FC Dallas), Marcus Watson (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; LA Galaxy Academy), Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.; Wake Forest), Sheanon Williams (Boston, Mass.; North Carolina)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Bryan Arguez (Miami, Fla.; Hertha Berlin), Daniel Cruz (Glendale, Ariz.; UNLV), Jorge Flores (Anahaim, Calif.; Chivas USA), Blair Gavin (Franklin, Tenn.; Akron), Gabriel Hoyos (Weston, Fla.; SC Freiburg), Abdusalam Ibrahim (Richfield, Minn.; Toronto FC), Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass.; Notre Dame), Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.; Virginia), Michael Stephens (Naperville, Ill.; UCLA), Kirk Urso (Lombard, Ill.; North Carolina)
FORWARDS (5): Vincenzo Bernardo (Madison, N.J.; SSC Napoli), Sam Garza (Highland Village, Texas; Denver), Matt Luzanaris (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; FC Magna Wr. Neustadt), Peri Marosevic (Rockford, Ill.; Michigan), Colin Rolfe (Canton, Mich.; Louisville)