U-19 MNT to Compete in Group B at 2016 Slovakia Cup

USA To Take on Ukraine, Georgia and Host Nation Slovakia

CHICAGO (April 15, 2016) –U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel has called a 20-player team that will travel to Slovakia to compete in the 2016 Slovakia Cup set between April 20-29.

The U.S. will face Georgia on April 25 in Modranka, Ukraine on April 26 in Bernolákovo and host nation Slovakia on April 28 in Senica.

At the same time, Group A – Russia, Czech Republic, Norway and FRY Macedonia – will play each other with the top two teams in each group advancing to the tournament final on April 29 in Myjava.

The roster includes one player born in 1999 and the rest born in 1998. These players hope to be part of the 2017 U-10 World Cup team.

U.S. U-19 MNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Benn Diaz (Queretaro; Los Angeles, Calif.), Ben Hale (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)

DEFENDERS (6): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Pa.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham FC; Surbiton, England), Nabilai Kibunguchy (Sacramento Republic; Sacramento, Calif.), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos; Palmdale, Calif.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Sebastien Des Pres (RSL Arizona; San Diego, Calif.), Ander Egiluz (Athletic Bilbao; Getxo, Spain), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z; Mary Esther, Fla.), Weston McKinnie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas)

FORWARDS (5): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Joe Gallardo (Unattached; San Diego, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)