U.S. Soccer

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team

2017 Costa del Sol Friendly Match Week - Oct. 5-9 - Marbella, Spain

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-8 140 Lompoc, Calif. Santa Barbara Soccer Club
F 5-9 155 Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
M 6-1 155 Katy, Texas Texans SC Houston
M 5-3 120 Manassas, Va. D.C. United
F 5-7 130 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (Spain)
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
GK 6-1 165 Westminster, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-11 181 Bear, Del. Philadelphia Union
M Garner, N.C. Capital Area Railhawks Academy
F 5-9 154 New York, N.Y. AIK Fotboll
M 5-7 150 Highland Village, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 160 Drexel Hill, Pa. Philadelphia Union
M 5-9 165 Seattle, Wash. Notre Dame
GK 5-11 150 Petaluma, Calif. De Anza Force
M 5-10 160 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
M 5-8 138 Midlothian, Va. FC Richmond
M 5-4 115 Lilburn, Ga. Georgia United
D 6-0 170 Santa Barbra, Calif. Real So Cal

2017 Costa del Sol Friendly Match Week - Oct. 5-9 - Marbella, Spain

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lompoc, Calif.

Club:Santa Barbara Soccer Club

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Sacramento, Calif.

Club:Sacramento Republic FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-1

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Katy, Texas

Club:Texans SC Houston

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-3

Weight:120

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Manassas, Va.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Weight:130

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Barcelona, Spain

Club:Barcelona (Spain)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Evergreen, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rush

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Westminster, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:181

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Bear, Del.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Garner, N.C.

Club:Capital Area Railhawks Academy

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:154

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:New York, N.Y.

Club:AIK Fotboll

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Highland Village, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Drexel Hill, Pa.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Notre Dame

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Petaluma, Calif.

Club:De Anza Force

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Columbia, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:138

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Midlothian, Va.

Club:FC Richmond

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-4

Weight:115

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Lilburn, Ga.

Club:Georgia United

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Santa Barbra, Calif.

Club:Real So Cal

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U-18 MNT Head Coach Omid Namazi Calls 21 Players for International Training Camp in Spain

CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2017) –  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has named a 21-player roster for the team’s fourth gathering of 2017, an international camp in Marbella, Spain from Oct. 1 to 10. It will be the final camp of the U-18 cycle before the group moves up to the U-20 level in 2018.

During camp the USA will take on Belgium on Oct. 5 and Russia on Oct. 9 as a part of the Costa del Sol 2017 Friendly Match Week.

“I feel we have a very strong roster going into this camp. We are looking to end the U-18 player cycle, players born in 1999, on a good note,” Namazi said. “Our goal is to continue to establish our style of play and also gets results against some formidable opponents. With Belgium, they possess the ball, so it’s going to be important for us to make sure that we can put pressure on the ball and battle to get into a rhythm, because if not, it’s going to be difficult. With Russia, they are a little bit different. They’ll give you some ground to play, but they sit back, absorb the pressure and they are very quick on the counter.”

Of the 21-player roster, nine return from the most-recent U-18 MNT gathering– the 2017 U-18 Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. There, the red, white and blue fell 2-0 to Japan and 2-1 to Norway, but rallied in its final match to come back and defeat Portugal 2-1. The U.S. scored in the 86th minute to equalize and notched the winner in stoppage time. 

Eighteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, with three players currently registered with Academy clubs. Only Nebiyou Perry (AIK) and Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana) have never played for an Academy team. Midfielder Christian Cappis, who recently switched clubs from Texans SC Houston to FC Dallas, was named U-17/18 Central Conference Player of the Year during the 2016-2017 Development Academy season. He followed up the award with an outstanding Academy Playoffs, leading Texans SC Houston to its first ever Academy Championship.

During the 2016-2017 U-17/18 Academy season, six players on the roster, including Cappis, were each named Conference Best XI selections in their respective conferences: Wake Forest defender Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), midfielder Brandon Servania (FC Dallas), NC State forward Emmanuel Perez (Capital Area Railhawks – CASL), Saint Louis FC Academy defender Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri) and Charlotte Independence defender Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids).

All but two players called to camp were born in 1999. Julian Araujo and Konrad de la Fuente, born in 2001, are the lone 16-year-olds on the roster. It’s the 2017 debut for Araujo, de la Fuente, Nebiyou Perry, Paul Rothrock, Nick Taitague, Juan Pablo Torres and Sam Vines at the U-18 level.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Brady Scott (FC Koln; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Julian Araujo (Barca Academy; Lompoc, Calif.), Mark McKenzie (Wake Forest; Bear, Delaware), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Aedan Stanely (Saint Louis FC Academy; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; San Diego, Calif.), Carson Vom Steeg (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Christian Cappis (FC Dallas; Katy, Texas) Jose Carranza (North Carolina FC; Masassas, Va.), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Texas), Paul Rothrock (Notre Dame; Seattle, Wash.), Brandon Servania (Wake Forest; Birmingham, Ala.), Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokoren; Lilburn, Ga.), Sam Vines (Charlotte Independence; Charlotte, N.C.)
FORWARDS (5): Shaft Brewer (RB Leipzig; Sacremento, Calif.), Konrad De La Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain) Griffin Dorsey (Indiana University; Evergreen, Colo.) Emanuel Perez (NC State; Garner, N.C.), Nebiyou Perry (AIK; New York, N.Y.), Nicholas Taitague (FC Shalke; Midlothian, Va.)

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