Club Tijuana's Paul Arriola (right) was called up to the USA U-20 national team for its December training camp in Honduras. (Photo: Mexsport)
CHICAGO – United States under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos will take 20 players to Honduras for a training camp from December 15-22 that includes a pair of friendlies against the host nation.
The roster consists of four players from Mexico’s Club Tijuana, highlighted by the presence of forward Paul Arriola. The 19-year-old has played in 25 Liga MX games and has scored two goals in five CONCACAF Champions League outings.
The Americans and Honduras will meet on December 18 and 21 at the Estadio Francisco Morazan in San Pedro Sula. Both sides are preparing for the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, which will be played January 9-24, in Jamaica.
The U.S. has posted a 4W-2D-1L record in international play thus far this year.
UNITED STATES UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(Training camp & friendlies: December 15-22, 2014, in Honduras)
GOALKEEPERS: Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls), Zack Steffen (SC Freiburg/Germany)
DEFENDERS: Michael Amick (UCLA), Conor Donovan (North Carolina State University), Luis Martir (Guadalajara/Mexico), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (no club) John Requejo (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC)
MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim/Germany), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC/Canada), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland/England), Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors/Argentina)
FORWARDS: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)