U.S. U20 squad named for Spain tournament

Club Tijuana's John Requejo (red jersey) was called up for the USA under-20 national team's trip to Spain. (Photo: Mexsport)

CHICAGO -- United States under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos named a 20-man roster Friday to compete in three matches at the U-21 International National Teams Football Tournament in Marbella, Spain. 

The squad is comprised of players with clubs on three different continents, including midfielder Kellyn Acosta and defender John Requejo.  Acosta – a member of the USA’s 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup side -- already has 28 first-team games with FC Dallas under his belt, while 18-year-old Requejo has appeared in two Copa MX games for Mexico’s Club Tijuana. 

Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman joins a u-20 camp for the first time this year after making his senior debut on September 3, 2014, in a 1-0 win at the Czech Republic. 

The U.S. opens the competition with a match against the Russia under-21 national team on Wednesday, November 12, before facing the under-20 teams of Ireland (November 15) and Canada (November 18) 


(U-21 International National Teams Football Tournament: November 12-18, 2014 in Marbella, Spain) 

GOALKEEPERS: Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK/Norway)

DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/England), Luis Martir (Guadalajara/Mexico), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (no club), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), John Requejo (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Tyler Turner (Orlando City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim/Germany), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland/England), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham/England), Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors/Argentina)

FORWARDS: Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Andrija Novakovich (Reading FC/England), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid/Spain)