Agudelo, Shanosky called for Rongen's U-20 camp
Bob Bradley isn't the only American coach holding a January camp. U-20 manager Thomas Rongen on Wednesday called 25 players into a 12-day training session, held from January 2-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Juan Agudelo leads the Major League Soccer players. The New York Red Bulls’ homegrown product will participate until Jan. 6 before joining the senior squad at The Home Depot Center ahead of next month’s match against Chile. Conor Shanosky and Ethan White come from D.C. United, while Moises Hernandez and Brian Sylvestre join from FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps, respectively.
Two players based in Germany also highlight the list. Fabian Huerzeler, the
captain of Bayern Munich’s U-17 team, pledged to switch allegiances last
month and will appear in his first American camp. Munich 1860's Bobby
Wood, previously unavailable due to club commitments, will also make the
trip to Florida.
Akron standouts Perry Kitchen and Zarek Valentin headline the collegiate contingent, which also features Boston College's Sacir Hot, Duke's Sebastian Ibeagha, and Dillon Powers of Notre Dame.
Midfielder playmaker Sebastian Lletget returns, as do wingers Alex Molano, Alex Zahavi, Joe Gyau.
Conor Doyle and Omar Salgado round out a striker corps that's one of the strongest ever.
One absence is Josh Gatt. The Altach product netted two goals and assisted on the three others during the American's 5-0 victory over Canada earlier this month.
U.S. U-20 MNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.), Zac MacMath (Maryland; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Brian Sylvestre (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; Hollywood, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (9): Gale Agbossoumonde (GD Estoril Praia; Syracuse, N.Y.), Greg Garza (GD Estoril Praia; Grapevine, Texas), Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Sacir Hot (Boston College; Fair Lawn, N.J.), Sebastian Ibeagha (Duke; Missouri City, Texas), Perry Kitchen (Akron; Indianapaolis, Ind.), Zarek Valentin (Akron; Lancaster, Pa.), Korey Veeder (Out of Contract; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Ethan White (D.C. United; Kensington, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim; Silver Spring, Md.), Fabian Huerzeler (Bayern Munich; Munich, Germany), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United; San Francisco, Calif.), Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb; Grapevine, Texas), Moises Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA; Newport Beach, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United; Sterling, Va.), Alex Zahavi (Maccabi Haifa; Los Angeles, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.J.), Conor Doyle (Derby County; McKinney, Texas), Omar Salgado (unattached; El Paso, Texas), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich; Irvine, Calif.)
Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.