U-18 MNT Heads to Pilsen, Czech Republic for Vaclav Jezek Tournament

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2016) - The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team will compete in the Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic from Aug. 10-21.

The USA will open the tournament against Slovakia on Aug. 16, then play Hungary on Aug. 17, and finish group play against Russia on Aug. 19.

U-20 MNT head coach Omid Namazi named 20 players to the roster, all of who were born in 1999.

The USA will look to continue its winning streak after defeating Chivas (4-0), Universidad de Guadalajara (4-1) and Atlas (1-0) during a training camp in Mexico in early June.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cameron Douglas (Sacramento Republic; Granite Bay, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Kyle Gruno (Leicester City; Saddle River, N.J.), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution; West Hartford, Conn.), Jack Maher (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; Caseyville, Ill.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Aedan Stanley (Saint Louis FC; Columbia, Ill.), Carson Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jose Carranza (DC United; Manassas, Va.), Jonathan Gonzalez (C.F. Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Andrew Paoli (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Birmingham, Ala.), Nick Taitague (Unattached; Midlothian, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): Shaft Brewer (Sacramento Republic; Sacramento, Calif.), Griffin Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Nebiyou Perry (AIK Fotboll; New York, N.Y.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Hamilton, Mass.), Aristotle Zarris (Unattached; Sarasota, Fla.)