Friedel Names 22-Player Roster For 2016 COTIF Tournament
USA to Play Venezuela, Mauritania, Spain and Bahrain
CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) - U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd International U-20 Men’s COTIF Tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain.
The U-19’s will return to Spain for the first time since competing in the Copa del Atlantico Tournament in Las Palmas in early February. The 22-player roster will include 9 players from April’s 2016 Slovakia Cup roster and three players from both previous tournament rosters, to compete in the team’s third tournament of 2016.
The USA will face Venezuela on July 26, Mauritania on July 28, Spain on July 29 and finish group play against Bahrain on Aug. 1.
The U-19’s are coming off a three-game win streak after defeating Georgia (5-1), Ukraine (2-1) and Russia (2-1) to win the 2016 Slovakia Cup in late April.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brady Scott (De Anza Force Academy; Petaluma, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Justin Vom Steeg (Unattached; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, Great Britain), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Eddie Munjoma (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Donovan Pines (DC United; Clarksville, Md.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford University; Cupertino, Calif.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Christian Enriquez (Nomads FC; San Diego, Calif.), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z; Mary Esther, Fla.), Kevin Lankford (FC Heidenheim; Heidenheim, Germany), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, Ill.), Devin Vega (FC Dallas; San Antonio, Texas)
FORWARDS (4): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Abdulkadir Haji (Seacoast United; Manchester, N.H.) Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)