U.S. Soccer

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

2017 Slovakia Cup - April 18-29 - Trnava, Slovakia

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
GK 6-2 180 U.S. Virgin Islands Tottenham Spurs (England)
M 5-8 148 Delray Beach, Fla. Genoa FC
F 5-9 165 Sacramento, Calif. FC Dallas
M 5-8 136 San Antonio, Texas Texas Rush
M 5-7 145 Manassas, Va. North Carolina FC
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. CASL
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-9 152 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 5-7 150 Santa Rosa, Calif. CF Monterrey
D 6-4 170 Wyckoff, N.J. Leicester City (England)
F 6-1 170 Tamarac, Fla. Portland Timbers
D 5-7 151 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
D 6-2 165 Caseyville, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
D 5-11 181 Bear, Del. Philadelphia Union
GK 6-4 195 Tukwila, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
M 5-9 154 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 6-0 150 Garner, N.C. CASL
M 5-7 145 Highland Village, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-11 158 Hamilton, Mass. New England Revolution
GK 6-2 161 Petaluma, Calif. De Anza Force
M 5-10 160 Birmingham, Ala. FC Dallas
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-9 155 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana

2017 Slovakia Cup - April 18-29 - Trnava, Slovakia

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:180

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:U.S. Virgin Islands

Club:Tottenham Spurs (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:148

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Delray Beach, Fla.

Club:Genoa FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:165

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Sacramento, Calif.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:136

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Antonio, Texas

Club:Texas Rush

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Manassas, Va.

Club:North Carolina FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Weight:122

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Durham, N.C.

Club:CASL

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Evergreen, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rush

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:152

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Weight:150

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:CF Monterrey

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:170

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Wyckoff, N.J.

Club:Leicester City (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:170

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Tamarac, Fla.

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Weight:151

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Position:Defender

Hometown:West Hartford, Conn.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:165

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Caseyville, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:181

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Bear, Del.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:195

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Tukwila, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:154

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Garner, N.C.

Club:CASL

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Highland Village, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Hamilton, Mass.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:161

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Petaluma, Calif.

Club:De Anza Force

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Birmingham, Ala.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Columbia, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

U-18 MNT Roster Named for Lisbon International Tournament

CHICAGO (June 8, 2017) – U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has named a 20-player roster for the team’s third gathering and second international tournament of 2017, taking place from June 8-19 in Lisbon, Portugal.

During the 2017 U-18 Lisbon International Tournament, the USA will face Japan on June 14, followed by Norway and Portugal on June 16 and 18. The team with the most points in the four-team group at the end of the tournament will be crowned 2017 champions.

Of the 20 players on the roster, 11 are returning from the most recent U-18 MNT gathering in April, when the team traveled to Trnava, Slovakia to participate in the 2017 Slovakia Cup. During that tournament, the USA took drew Hungary (1-1), defeated Belarus (2-1), and earned a win against Slovakia in penalties (4-3) after drawing 1-1 in regular time. After advancing to the Championship game, the USA fell just short of capturing the hardware, falling 3-1 to Russia.

All 20 players have registered at least two seasons in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Forward Justin Rennicks leads the roster with five seasons in the Academy, all with the New England Revolution.

In addition, all players on the roster were born in 1999. Six players are making their debuts with the U-18 player pool in 2017: defenders Gideon Davis, Matthew Real, Christian Takaki and Carson Vom Steeg, midfielder Raul Aguilera, and goalkeeper Gabe Rosario.

Under-18 Men’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders; Tukwila, Wash.) Gabe Rosario (Reading FC; Charlotte, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (7): Gideon Davis (CE Europa; Barcelona, Spain.) Jack Maher (Scott Gallagher; Caseyville, Ill.), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC; Columbia, Ill.), Christian Takaki (PA Classics; Dover, Pa.), Carson Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Faris Abdi (IMG; Bradenton, Fla.), Raul Aguilera (Orlando City S.C.; Sanford, Fla.), Christian Cappis (Texans SC Houston; West Chicago, Ill.), Koby Carr (Texas Rush; San Antonio, Texas), Jose Carranza (North Carolina FC; Manassas, Va.) Andrew Paoli (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.) Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Birmingham, Ala.)
FORWARDS (4): Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Griffin Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.) Emanuel Perez (CASL; Garner, N.C.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution Academy; Hamilton, Mass.)

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All Systems Go: Men's Youth National Teams Thriving in 2017

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Namazi Names 23-Player Roster for 2017 Slovakia Cup

CHICAGO (April 18, 2017) – U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has named a 23-player roster for the 2017 Slovakia Cup, running April 24-28 in Trnava, Slovakia. The USA begins its quest for back-to-back Slovakia Cup titles in Group B along with Hungary, Belarus, and Slovakia. The U-18 MNT opens the tournament against Hungary on April 24 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Read more
U-18 MNT Apr 18, 2017

Namazi Names 28-Player Roster for U-18 MNT Camp from January 23-30 in Bradenton, Fla.

CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2017) — U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has called 28 players for the program’s initial training camp of 2017. The camp, which will run Jan. 23-30 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., marks the beginning of the second year of the group’s U-18 cycle, which consists of players born Jan. 1, 1999 or later. The team last gathered at a j Read more
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Morgan's Goal vs. Germany Wins U.S. Soccer's 2016 Best Goal of the Year

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U-18 and U-19 MNTs Wrap Up Combined Training Camp with Friendlies vs. Florida Clubs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 and Under-19 Men’s National Teams participated in a joint domestic training camp from Nov. 5-14, where the teams played an intra-squad match on Nov. 9 and each team faced a USL Premier Development League team on Nov. 13 at Lockhart Stadium. The intra-squad face off was an exciting one, with Djordje Mihailovic giving the U-19s t Read more
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U-18 MNT Wins 2016 Václav Ježek Tournament in Czech Republic

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U-18 MNT Aug 20, 2016

USA Defeats Russia 5-3 to Advance to 2016 Vaclav Jezek Tournament Final

PILSEN, Czech Republic (Aug. 19, 2016) - The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team defeated Russia 2-0 to advance to the 2016 Vaclav Jezek Tournament final on Aug. 20 against Czech Republic. The USA started the game off well with two first half goals coming from Griffin Dorsey in the 10th minute and Paxton Pomykal in the 31st minute to lead Russia 2-0 at halftime. The U.S. tallied early in the s Read more
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U-18 MNT Starts 2016 Vaclav Jezek Tournament With Pair of 3-1 Victories Against Slovakia and Hungary

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U-18 MNT Aug 19, 2016

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

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U-18 MNT Aug 8, 2016

U-18 MNT Defeats Chivas 4-0 in First Training Camp Friendly

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U-18 MNT Jun 1, 2016

U-18 MNT Heads to Guadalajara, Mexico for Training Camp and Friendlies

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U-18 MNT May 27, 2016

USA Defeats Xolos 2-1 in Training Camp Friendly

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U-18 MNT Apr 26, 2016

U-18 MNT Trains at Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista

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U-18 MNT Apr 22, 2016

U-18 MNT Wins Three International Friendlies in Argentina

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