CHICAGO (Aug. 30, 2016) – U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel has named a 24-player roster for a domestic training camp set to take place from Oct. 3-10 in Chula Vista, Calif.
During the training camp, the U-19s will face Liga MX side Xolos’ reserve squad at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT on Oct. 7, and will then play another match at 4 p.m. PT on Oct. 9, with the opponent still to be determined. This camp is the U-19 MNT’s return to action after its appearance in the Stevan Vilotic Tournament in Subotica, Serbia last month.
The U.S. roster includes seven players who participated in the 2016 Stevan Vilotic Tournament, including goal scorers Djordje Mihailovic and Ethan Zubak. Out of the 24-player roster, 10 compete in the MLS, seven play for Development Academy clubs, three play at the collegiate level, two compete in the NASL and two play in the USL. Additionally, 22 out of the 24 players called up have Academy ties.
The U-19 MNT enters its first training camp of the year with a 6-8-0 overall record in 2016, a record that includes winning the Slovakia Cup back in April.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Matias Reynares (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers; Weston, Fla.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.), Kevin Silva (UCLA; Bethlehem, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.), Edwin Figueroa (Atlanta United; Norcross, Ga.), Sam Golan (Loudoun Soccer Club; Great Falls, Va.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Sean O'Hearn (PA Classics; Mountville, Pa.), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Wildwood, Mo.), Grant Robinson (George Mason; Columbia, Md.), Brandon Terwege (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas), Alexis Velela (NY Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Matias Barraza (Weston FC; Doral, Fla.), Habib Barry (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle Wash.), Alexis Dionicio (Sacramento Republic; Sacramento, Calif.), Felipe Hernandez (Swope Park Rangers; Murfreesboro, Tenn.), David Loera (Orlando City SC; Orlando, Fla.), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, Ill.), Jacob Montes (Portland Timbers; Lake Worth, Fla.)
FORWARDS (5): Milo Barton (Seattle Sounders FC; Kent, Wash.), Danny Griffin (Providence College; Wethersfield, Conn.), Alex Rose (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Devin Vega (FC Dallas; San Antonio, Texas), Ethan Zubak (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)