U.S. Under-20 National Team

Salgado, Gil among 36 players called in to U.S. Under-20 training camp

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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado and Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil are among the 36 players called in by head coach Tab Ramos to the U.S. Under-20 national team camp in Fort Lauderdale this week.

Molde fullback Sean Cunningham, Liverpool signee Villyan Bijev, Nuremberg midfielder Tyrone McCargo and SC Freiburg midfielder Caleb Stanko were also among the pros called into the week-long camp in Florida. Recent Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jose Villarreal is also in the group.

Here is the full squad:

GOALKEEPERS– Jesus Guzman (Santos Laguna; Dallas, Texas), Daniel Medina Meza (UANL Tigres; El Paso, Texas), Tyler Miller (Northwestern; Woodbury, N.J.), Andrew Wolverton (Pennsylvania State; Snellville, Ga.). 

DEFENDERS– Bolu Akinyonde (Seton Hall; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Mikey Ambrose (FC Dallas Academy; Frisco, Texas), AJ Cochran (Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK; Troy, Mich.), Phanuel Kavita (Clemson; Salt Lake City, Utah), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Jalen Robinson (DC United Academy; Cantonsville, Md.), Matt Wendelken (Marist; Massapequa, N.Y.), DeAndre Yedlin (Akron; Seattle, Wash.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman; Lawrenceville, Ga.). 

MIDFIELDERS– Seth Casiple (California; Rocklin, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas Granados (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Hector Delgado Cha (Club América; Indio, Calif.), Christian Duarte (Texans SC Houston; League City, Texas), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Flavio Guzman (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Collin Martin (DC United Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), Tyrone McCargo (FC Nürnberg; Nürnberg, Germany), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), Wil Trapp (Akron; Gahanna, Ohio), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.). 

FORWARDS– Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Düsseldorf; Fresno, Calif.), Amadou Dia (Clemson; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Tex.), Duke Lacroix (Pennsylvania; New Egypt, N.J.), Uvaldo Luna Martinez (UANL Tigres; Houston, Texas), Jack McBean (LA Galaxy; Newport Beach, Calif.), Sean Okoli (Wake Forest; Federal Way, Wash.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Texas). 

  • Juan from L.A.

    Uhmm since when is not even a semi pro sheltered environment where they play 80 minutes, unlimited subs, timeouts and 4 months of playing in a year(if that) BETTER than a professional type environment under the tutelage of a professional staff and 1st team…only NAIVE AMERICANS think like you Oranje…


  • Andy

    Just because the rules are different doesn’t mean the players are worse… Yes the professional environment is better than the college one, but the players deserve chances. Have you seen them play? Do you know that they aren’t as good as some of our newly signed professional youngsters?


  • Andy

    Yeah I was under that impression as well. I really liked the look of him from the stuff I saw


  • Phil

    As a Railhawk fan I can tell you that Rennie likes to switch up his lineups and will use every player on his bench. He also loves to play younger players so I would expect Salgado to get a good run of playing time.


  • NCMariner

    Nice to see Yedlin here. Solid year for Akron and could potentially become Seattle’s first HGP. Can’t wait to see how he develops.


  • Asante

    Another answer to your question is that he is training with the Olympic qualifying team. He can’t be in two places at once.


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