Friedel Calls 19 Players for Final U-19 MNT Training Camp of 2016
CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2016) – U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel has selected 19 players to participate in the team’s final training camp of 2016 from Nov. 5-14 in Sunrise, Florida.
The camp will include an intrasquad scrimmage with the U-18 Men’s National Team, which will be holding a current camp in Sunrise, as well as a friendly match against a to-be-determined opponent.
Of the 19 players on the roster, 16 have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Every player on the roster was born in 1998 and is age eligible for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup that will take place May 20-June 11 in South Korea.
Under the guidance of Friedel, the U-19s have put together a fine showing throughout their first year of competition together including a championship turn at the Slovakia Cup in April. Most recently the team split a pair of friendlies against Club Tijuana’s U-20 side during an October camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Will Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Mechanicsville, VA), Matias Reynares (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers; Weston, FL)
DEFENDERS (7): Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, PA), Tanner Dieterich (Clemson; Nashville, Tenn.), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers; Portland, OR), Hector Montalvo (Grand Canyon University; Frisco, TX), John Nelson (Internationals SC; Medina, OH), Logan Panchot (Scott Gallagher St. Louis; Glencoe, MO), Alexis Velela (NY Cosmos; San Diego, CA)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Habib Barry (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, WA), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Christian Enriquez (Cal Poly; Spring Valley, CA), Ronaldo Escudero (Patedores SC; Santa Ana, CA), Felipe Hernandez (Sporting KC; Murfreesboro, TN), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, IL), Adam Ozeri (Alianza Lima; New York, NY)FORWARDS (3): Alex Rose (Capitol Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, CA), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)