Gil, Bijev among players called in for U.S. U-20 camp and South American friendlies

Gil, Bijev among players called in for U.S. U-20 camp and South American friendlies

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Gil, Bijev among players called in for U.S. U-20 camp and South American friendlies

Luis Gil (Getty)

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and Fortuna Dusseldorf forward Villyan Bijev were among the 20 players named for the upcoming U.S. Under-20 national team training camp in Houston by head coach Tab Ramos.

The roster, released on Saturday, includes FC Dallas forward Jonathan Top and University of North Carolina tandem Boyd Okwuonu and Jordan McCrary. The team will train this week in Houston before traveling to South America for friendlies against Uruguay and Chile.

Here is the full squad, which will begin camp in Houston on Wednesday:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Unattached; Athens, Ga.), Tomas Gomez (Georgetown; Webster Groves, Mo.)

DEFENDERS (6): AJ Cochran (Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Christian Dean (California Berkeley; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Jordan McCrary (North Carolina; Marietta, Ga.), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmond, Okla.) 

MIDFIELDERS (6): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Texas), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), Wil Trapp (Akron; Gahanna, Ohio) 

FORWARDS (6): Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Düsseldorf; Fresno, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), James Rogers (New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas)

What do you think of the squad? Who are you excited to see included? Which players didn't get the call that you hoped would be on the team?

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