U.S. Youth National Teams

Bayern Munich youth striker headlines U.S. U-18 Sept. training camp roster

U.S. Soccer Federation

Meet Julian Green, the latest German-American with a strong club pedigree to suit up for a U.S. youth national team.

Green, a Bayern Munich U-19 forward who was born in Tampa, Fla., and has represented Germany on the youth level, is among 20 players called in by coach Javier Perez for the U.S. Under-18 national team's training camp in the Netherlands from Sept. 6-17. The training camp includes a friendly against the Netherlands on Sept. 11 and other friendlies against U-18 sides from Feyenoord Rotterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.

In addition to Green, other first-timers with the U-18s include one-time Paris St-Germain academy midfielder and California native Piakai Henkel and Maryland native Jacori Hayes. MLS is represented by three Homegrown Players: Philadelphia's Zach Pfeffer, FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta and Chivas USA's Marco Delgado.

Here is the U.S. U-18 roster:


GOALKEEPERS: Ethan Horvath (Unattached; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zackary Steffen (Maryland; Downington, Pa.). 

DEFENDERS: Michael Amick (De Anza Force; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Suliaman Dainkeh (DC United Academy; Reston, Va.), Dylan Greenberg (Albertson SC; Dix Hills, N.Y.), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar Chelsea SC; Roanoke, Texas), Jalen Markey (Seattle Sounders FC Academy; Renton, Wash.) 

MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Marco Delgado (CD Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.), Jacori Hayes (Baltimore Bays; Bowie, Md.), Piakai Henkel (Amiens FC; Arcata, Calif.), Kristian Scott (Stoke City, Winterbourne, England) 

FORWARDS: Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake Arizona; Rochester, N.Y.), Paul Arriola (LA Galaxy; Chula Vista, Calif.), Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.), Benjamin Lopez (Real Salt Lake Arizona; San Diego, Calif.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Ben Spencer Jr. (CD Chivas USA; Albuquerque, N.M.), Travis Wannemuehler (Indiana Fire Academy; Evansville, Ind.)


What do you think of the roster? Excited at the prospects of a Bayern Munich youth player getting in on the U.S. youth level?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Rlw2020

    Say what you want about how much chivas usa has failed in mls but their academy is consistantly providing usa youth squad players. Also they seem to draw from LA and across the country as well.


  • Minnesota Nice FC

    Henkel is a prospect who hasn’t panned out when I’ve bought him in Football Manager.


  • michael

    it seems like none of the players are really developing though. one that comes to mind is de la fuente – consistently called in to the youth nats beforing being let go by chivas usa.


  • Bird

    Is Mobi Fehr still a U18? Last I heard he left Tokyo Verdy youth side and was going to sign with Fulham but that never came through, so he ended up at FC Basel but he isnt listed on their youth rosters. I think I read an article on this site awhile back that was hyping him up as a JK style CB.


  • M

    Dylan Greenberg is one to watch. Overall a really good squad and that with players like Emmerson Hynmann, Mobi Fehr and Nick Gaitan not attending


  • Nate Dollars

    so…what’s the story with Kristian Scott? was he born in winterbourne, england, or is that just his stated hometown?


  • drew11

    I read on BS that John Anthony Brooks is playing for Germany at the moment. That is interesting.


  • Adi from Oregon

    It is nice to see that many young, potential US National players are getting great soccer training and experience in Europe. But it would also be nice on this popular and excellent site to see some info on the US National U20 Womens team which is playing for the WC championship on Saturday in Japan.


  • rlw2020

    true, some decent players have started at CUSA but no home grown impact players have surfaced yet.. then again the Homegrown status is relatively new and only a few prospects have come out yet systemwide.. the point i was getting at was they are one of the most involved in the US youth set up compared to any other club out there, which is surprising considering their lack of history and first team success. One would think the Galaxy, DC or NYRB Academy would be more popular…


  • Adi from Oregon

    I missed this subject post and so it is good to see that the US U20 Womens team did get the soccer recognition on this site which they deserve in reaching the WC Championship game. I wish them luck and success because they will need both to beat a very strong & technical German team.


  • John Davis

    Overall good squad. What happened to Ethan Sonis – Defensive Mid, he has dominated this year in the midfield at age 16 on Academy U18 team. Named midfielder of the year by TopDrawer for the South Conference. Only true Defensive Mid from the list above. He defends well, tackles hard and he is not afraid to play with the big boys. In addition, he is an excellent passer and runs the pitch at full power all the 90 minutes. He will bring something unique to the U18 team in an sector of the field that is much in need of a warrior. Would love for coach Perez to give him a chance.


  • 2tone

    Thats cool. But it means nothing unless Green actually plays with our U-20’s in the CONCACAF 2013 WC qualifying tournament. If he committs to that then I will be a little more excited about Green.


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