Five U-18 Red Bulls Products Named to 2013 Milk Cup Roster

Santiago Castano, Matt Miazga, Chris Lema, Alex Muyl and Amando Moreno join U-18 roster

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Five New York Red Bulls youth products have been named to the 18-man, 2013 U-18 Milk Cup Roster, set to kick off in Northern Ireland on July 29.

The five-day tourney will feature the likes of Homegrown players Santiago Castano (goalkeeper, Union City, NJ), Matt Miazga (defender, Clifton, NJ) and Amando Moreno (forward, Morganville, NJ). Their inclusion in the tournament will in turn make them unavailable for the Red Bulls' July 27 match vs. Real Salt Lake, set to kick off from Red Bull Arena this Saturday at 7:00 PM.

The Homegrown trio is also joined by midfielder Chris Lema (Ridgefield, NJ) and forward Alex Muyl (New York City), fresh off this past weekend's U-18 USDA Championship win at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium.

In the group stage of the tournament, the US will face Mexico, North Ireland and Denmark with hopes of claiming the Milk Cup title for the first time since 2010.

Here's a quick look at the rest of the roster ahead of the tournament:

Goalkeepers: Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Defenders: Jordan Allen (Empire Revolution; Rochester, N.Y.), Michael Amick (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Trevor Haberkorn (Furman; Roanoke, Texas), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.)

Midfielders: Brian Iloski (LA Galaxy; Escondido, Calif.), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest; Bowie, Md.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.)

Forwards: Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Piakai Henkel (Unattached; Arcata, Calif.), Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls; New York City), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), Andrija Novakovich (Chicago Magic PSG; Muskego, Wisc.), Rubio Rubin (unattached; Beaverton, Ore.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.)