Villarreal, Joya among players called into U.S. U-20 team for Marbella Tournament

Villarreal, Joya among players called into U.S. U-20 team for Marbella Tournament

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Villarreal, Joya among players called into U.S. U-20 team for Marbella Tournament

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Los Angeles Galaxy forward Jose Villarreal, Santos Laguna's Beji Joya and Liverpool youth player Marc Pelosi were amon the 19 players called by Tab Ramos for the U.S. Under-20 national team ahead of the upcoming Marbella Tournament in Spain.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and University of North Carolina teammates Mikey Lopez and Boyd Okwuano were also named to the squad, which will face Canada, Scotland and Azerbaijan from Oct. 6th to the 17th.

Here is the full squad:           

GOALKEEPERS: Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Zackary Steffen (FC Delco Academy; Downington, Pa.). 

DEFENDERS: Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Birmingham City FC; Concord, Mass.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman; Lawrenceville, Ga.).

MIDFIELDERS: Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Tex.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool FC; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.).

FORWARDS: Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Tex.), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)

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