U.S. U20 roster tabbed for camp

Brandon Vazquez (pictured) was chosen to participate in a U.S. training camp ahead of the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – United States under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos has selected 24 players to an 11-day training camp roster as the squad enters its final stage of preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

The gathering will be held from January 31-February 10 in Orlando, Florida. Upon its conclusion, Ramos will name the final roster of 20 players, who will travel to Costa Rica for February 17-March 5 competition that will qualify four teams to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

“Our objective for this camp is to continue our preparation for the U-20 World Cup qualifiers,” Ramos said. “After having a fitness camp followed by a camp with a combination of fitness and local games, now we are looking to get into game rhythm and select the final roster.”

The roster is highlighted by the inclusion of Atlanta United forward Brandon Vazquez, who scored two goals in two appearances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

This will be the U20 side’s second camp of the year.


GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown University), Brady Scott (De Anza Force)

DEFENDERS: Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (University of New Mexico), John Nelson (Internationals SC), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

MIDFIELDERS: Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey/Mexico), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana University), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro/Mexico), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland)

FORWARDS: Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool/England), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC), Emmanuel Sabbi (Las Palmas/Spain), Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United FC)