CHICAGO (March 3, 2016) – U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team is headed to Buenos Aires, Argentina for its first international camp set to take place from March 7-17.
Head coach Omid Namazi named a 20-player roster, with 10 players associated with MLS Academy teams. Eight players were present for the U-18 MNT camp held in January in Bradenton, Florida. All players on the roster were born in 1999 and could potentially earn a spot on the U.S. U-20 squad that will play in the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Nicaragua with the aim of gaining a berth at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
The U-18s will play three matches during their camp in Argentina.
March 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. San Lorenzo ‘99
March 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. Racing Club ‘99
March 16 at 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. Uruguay ‘00
ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (2): James Fetterly (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Jose Alfaro (Monarcas Morelia; West Chicago, Ill.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution; West Hartford, Conn.), Glademir Mendoza (RSL Arizona; Phoenix, Ariz.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; Tijuana, Mexico), Carson Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jonathan Gonzalez (C.F. Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Andrew Paoli (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Lewisville, Texas), Nick Taitague (FC Richmond; Midlothian, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): Arda Bulut (San Jose Earthquakes; Los Gatos, Calif.), Griffin Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.), Nebiyou Perry (AIK Fotboll; New York, N.Y.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Boston, Mass.), Kei Tomozawa (Seattle Sounders; Bellevue, Wash.), Aristotle Zarris (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Ariz.)