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2017 Costa del Sol Friendly Match Week

Marbella, Spain
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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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U-18 MNT Oct 1, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-2 D Marbella Football Center; Marbella, Spain Perez, Artem (o.g.)
0-2 L Marbella Football Center; Marbella, Spain 150

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 5-9 155 Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
M 5-8 136 San Antonio, Texas Texas Rush
M 5-3 120 Manassas, Va. D.C. United
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. Capital Area RailHawks Academy
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-9 152 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 5-5 120 Santa Rosa, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
D 5-8 165 Saddle River, N.J. Leicester City (England)
F 6-1 170 Tamarac, Fla. Portland Timbers
D 5-6 145 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
M 6-2 160 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
M 6-0 150 Garner, N.C. Capital Area Railhawks Academy
M 5-7 150 Highland Village, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-8 158 Boston, Mass. New England Revolution
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
D 5-9 155 Tijuana, Mexico Club Tijuana

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

Brandon Austin

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
U.S. Virgin Islands

Club:
Tottenham Spurs (England)

Paolo Belloni

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
148

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

Club:
Genoa FC

Shaft Brewer Jr.

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic FC

Koby Carr

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
136

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

Club:
Texas Rush

Jose Carranza

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Manassas, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Lucas del Rosario

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
122

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area RailHawks Academy

Griffin Dorsey

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Evergreen, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Jonathan Esparza

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
152

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Jonathan Gonzalez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Kyle Gruno

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Saddle River, N.J.

Club:
Leicester City (England)

Will Inalien

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Tamarac, Fla.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Daniel Jones

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
West Hartford, Conn.

Club:
New England Revolution

Jack Maher

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Caseyville, Ill.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Mark McKenzie

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
181

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Bear, Del.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Trey Muse

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
195

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Tukwila, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Brian Perez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Manny Perez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Garner, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area Railhawks Academy

Paxton Pomykal

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Highland Village, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Justin Rennicks

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Boston, Mass.

Club:
New England Revolution

Brady Scott

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Petaluma, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Brandon Servania

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Aedan Stanley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Columbia, Ill.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Angel Uribe

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Tijuana, Mexico

Club:
Club Tijuana

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Oct. 5 Belgium vs. USA
L 0-2 Marbella Football Center; Marbella, Spain
Oct. 7 Belgium vs. Russia 2-0 Marbella Football Center; Marbella, Spain
Oct. 9 Russia vs. USA D 2-2 Marbella Football Center; Marbella, Spain


2017 Costa del Sol Friendly Match Week Statistics


Record: 0-1-1

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Araujo, Julian D 2 0 38 0 0 0/0
Brewer, Shaft F 2 0 54 0 0 0/0
Cappis, Christian M 2 1 74 0 0 0/0
Carranza, Jose M 2 0 62 0 0 1/0
De La Fuente, Konrad F 2 1 90 0 0 0/0
Dorsey, Griffin F 2 1 74 0 0 1/0
Lopez, Eric GK 1 0 44 0 0 0/0
McKenzie, Mark D 2 1 142 0 0 0/0
Perez, Emanuel F 2 2 142 1 0 0/0
Perry, Nebiyou F 2 2 118 0 0 0/0
Pomykal, Paxton M 2 2 173 0 0 0/0
Real, Matthew D 2 1 98 0 0 1/0
Rothrock, Paul M 1 0 7 0 0 0/0
Scott, Brady GK 2 2 136 0 0 0/0
Servania, Brandon M 2 1 98 0 0 0/0
Stanley, Aedan D 2 1 113 0 0 0/0
Taitague, Nicholas F 2 2 180 0 0 0/0
Torres, Juan Pablo M 2 2 126 0 0 0/0
Uribe, Angel D 1 1 67 0 0 0/0
Vines, Sam M 2 1 82 0 0 0/0
Vom Steeg, Carson D 2 1 62 0 0 0/0








Own Goal



1

Totals


2 2 180 2 0 3/0

Opponent Totals


2 2 180 4 1 4/0

2017 Slovakia Cup U-18 Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Lopez, Eric 1 0 44 1
1
0 2.05 0-0-1
Scott, Brady 2 2 136 1 3 0 2.65 0-1-0









Totals

2 2 180 2 4 0 2.00 0-1-1

Opponent Totals

2 2 180 4 2 1 1.00
1-0-1



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